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Ten Likely 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

Assuming that president Obama doesn't turn the 22nd Amendment flat on its head and go FDR on us by running for a third term, who will Hillary Clinton run against in 2016?

The early GOP contenders...

Rand Paul
Ted Cruz
Paul Ryan
Jeb Bush
Marco Rubio
John Kasich
Rob Portman
Bobby Jindal
Condoleezza Rice
Chris Christie

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Any other suggestions? Ron Paul will be 81 years old in 2016, so I do not think he will be spending his time running for president again.



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What about Judge Andrew

What about Judge Andrew Napolitano?

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Yes! Draft the Judge!

The country needs him. Let the Judge know we support him. On Facebook he responded by saying "I'm humbled by the support.".

I think Rand and Ron should both run so as to...

...ping pong questions back and forth to one-another.

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It is Rick Santorum turn. Follow the MO.

McCain took one for the team and drop out early for Bush. And was rewarded by Romney taking one for the team and drop out early when he would have easily beat McCain, anyone could have beat McCain. He was rewarded by Rick Santorum taking one for the team and drop out early when he would have easily split the vote giving the RP delegate strategy a real chance. Rick saved the GOP elite, it is his turn. He paid his dues.

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Cruz, Rubio and Jindal are ineligible

None of them are not natural-born citizens.

Perhaps most significantly, you left off Ron Paul.

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father

From what I see, being a

From what I see, being a natural born citizen isn't a requirement anymore......

would need an amendment

Until there's an amendment to the Constitution, it's a requirement.

NJ

great , i become pcp in my

great , i become pcp in my new place and this is the list sigh, hopefully someone in my district can step up and replace me. That list is pathetic! Not worth my time! I will be looking to support the judge inside the gop or outside!

Ron Paul 2016

Win or lose...

Justin Amash would be a top choice for myself. Above Rand Paul even. I'd really love to see an Amash/Paul ticket (instead of the opposite--Paul/Amash).

and

In addition to your list, I can see Santorum and Gingrich giving it another shot. On the Dem side, definitely Hillary. I wouldn't be surprised to see Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel get in.

Rick Santorum is Likely

Rick Santorum is likely to run. He may or may not go far, but I see him as a possibility.

I'd like to see Judge Nap run for Congress. I'd also like to see Gary Johnson run for Congress. I'd like to see Peter Schiff and Tom Woods both run for Congress as well. I say Congress, because they have a better chance of winning that, than U.S. Senate or President/Vice President.

Joe in MD

Condie won't run, and Jeb is the presumptive nominee to beat.

Condie won't run, and Jeb is the presumptive nominee to beat. The rest is canon fodder, less Rand. I 100% agree with the OP that Hillary will be the Democrat nominee.

I vote Rand Paul & Andrew Napolitano 2016.

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My personal wish list at this point, FWIW

My personal wish list at this point, FWIW :

(Sorry, can't make it to 10, yet)

Candidate Number. Candidate Name

1. Ron Paul
2. Justin Amash
3. Tom Woods

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Tom Woods

Is too smart to be left decaying on capitol hill. Not that the others are not smart, but we need smart people like Tom Woods writing books to counter the brainwashing of America. Yes Tom Woods wouold destroy all the statist but we need a public smart enough and educated enough to realize the statists are getting destroyed.

Peter Schiff destroys statists too.

Problems with that list

1. Not going to run again
2. Barely old enough to be eligible to be POTUS, unknown
3. Unknown

None of them will run.

...eh, nor will Jesse Ventura, nor Judge Nap. Sorry, but these fantasies might as well be squashed now. Other than Rand, I don't know which R3volution fellow travelers are going to be in a position to run in 2016, none come to mind.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

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Sigh. Thanks for the wake up call.

Sigh. Thanks for the wake up call.

4. Rand Paul ? Okay.

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10. Judge Napolitano. Are you sure he wouldn't ?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

wow you're swayed easily

no one knows what ron paul is going to do yet, and he is fitter than most men half his age. amash is a rising star with principles like ron, and woods is great, but maybe congress for him. i like the judge too.

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It's not I'm swayed easily it's I don't care about pure politics

It's not I'm swayed easily, it's I don't care about pure politics ... I take it many are a priori better informed than me on what's heard in the lobbies.

I pay, much, much more attention to ideas and idea trends, though. And who defends what.

I would obviously love Ron Paul to run again, but it's not the first time I hear it's very unlikely, so...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Our comment rating system

is a mess.

Can't we just get rid of it? Or at least stick to just the +1's and not the -1's? What we have now is not very well weighted at all.

It discourages me from posting my opinions, knowing I'll probably be -1'd like crazy.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Then

Set up an electoral college to determine the ratings of comment.

-1 for crying.

-1 for crying.

How

cute

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

I thought you'd like that.

I thought you'd like that. But seriously, the negatives are a good way to gauge DP sentiment. Sometimes I get pissed when I get stoned with minus signs, but I know where people's heads are at.

The way you are wording it...

...makes it sound like your choices. I know your just guessing who they will choose, but the sentence at the bottom "any other suggestions" should probably say "any other guesses". Think that's where maybe the down votes are coming from. Your guesses pretty much sounds like who the GOP will choose. How about adding "if you could choose, what would be your list".=)

NOBODY WANTS NEOCONS!!!

WHO ARE YOU? I see Rand Paul but the others??? NO WAY!!! You Couldn't be a Pauler.

NOBOBY WANTS NEOCONS!!!

I'm a Ron Pauler. Not a Rand Pauler. The difference between the two is like night and day.

at the rate rand is going

he will blend right in with the others by 2016. except for a couple of votes to try and hang onto some of the liberty crowd. and for those who only see his last name as some kind of saving grace.
when a politician's main focus is power, watch out!

Predicting does not equal endorsing.

Predicting who might be a 2016 contender does not equate to endorsing these neocons. In no way did I view the OP as promoting these people. Your use of caps implies thought driven by emotion. Is it not logical to presume the establishment neocons will stack the deck in their favor, again? Planning ahead for such contingencies promotes the cause of liberty. If the ideas of liberty are to prevail, then let us use reason to win our arguments.

Way to do the Media's job for

Way to do the Media's job for them. Sigh.

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