Here is video of Jeb Bush Jr. on CNN where he was asked if his Dad – former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – is going to run for President in 2016. He laughed, then said: “I don’t know. No comment. I certainly hope so.”
Here is video of GOP Sen. Rand Paul in an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. Paul said of a possible 2016 GOP Presidential run, “I’m not going to deny that I’m interested.”
CORRECTED HEADLINE: It’s “2016″ Rand Paul is interested in – not “2012″!
Here is complete video of Sen. Marco Rubio speaking in Iowa tonight at a birthday event for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Many believe this trip by Rubio to Iowa is his opening foray into the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination race. Rubio made the case for taking the conservative message of why Free Enterprise and Limited Government are the principles to give Americans a shot at the best future they can possibly have. Rubio urged conservatives to not give up on taking that message to the country in a positive and compassionate way.
Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal will assume leadership of the Republican Governors Association, nad may be getting himself ready for a 2016 run at the Presidency. In an interview yesterday, Jindal called for the Republican Party to be the Party of “big ideas” and “solutions” that appeals to every American voter:
POLITICO: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.
In his first interview since his party’s electoral thumping last week, Jindal urged Republicans to both reject anti-intellectualism and embrace a populist-tinged reform approach that he said would mitigate what exit polls show was one of President Barack Obama’s most effective lines of attack against Mitt Romney.
“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal told POLITICO in a 45-minute telephone interview. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”
He was just as blunt on how the GOP should speak to voters, criticizing his party for offending and speaking down to much of the electorate.
“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.” . . . Read More
Here is the ABC News “This Week” panel already beginning to speculate about who might run for President in 2016!
We’re three days past the 2012 Presidential Election, and it’s already time to start thinking about 2016! Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading to Iowa to speak at a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad. Many believe Rubio will make a run for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination:
DAILY CALLER: Sen. Marco Rubio is heading to Iowa next weekend to headline a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad.
The invitation to the “Governor’s 2nd Annual 65th Birthday Bash” promises “Live Music,” “Speeches,” “Dancing,” “Fun for the Whole Family,” and, not to be forgotten, “Birthday Cake.”
But more importantly, it promises a likely Republican presidential contender in the state that is not only a crucial swing state, but holds the first nominating caucus in the nation.
Rubio was considered a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney this cycle.
Branstad’s fundraiser last year boasted six of the Republican presidential contenders as speaker — though Romney was not among them. Newt Gingrich also attended the event, but arrived late and did not have a speaking spot, according to CNN. . . . Read More
2016 ought to be very interesting because it will be an open race for both the Democrats and the Republicans, since President Obama will have served two terms.
Smart move. MT @erinmcpike: RCP SCOOP: Marco Rubio has declined Mitch McConnell’s entreaties to run the NRSC next cycle.— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) November 7, 2012
Here is video of Chris Matthews and his panel this past weekend, discussing whether Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016 – or even replace Joe Biden as the Vice-Presidential candidate in 2012.
Here is video of Democrat Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell saying he does not believe Hillary Clinton will run for President against Obama in 2012. But he does believe she will run in 2016, and will be the next President after Obama.