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Not who’s ahead, but who’s going to to run?
The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 04/03/2014 9:36:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a mystery how the chattering class arrives at any conclusion as to the “front-runner” in an election two years away with no declared candidates. First the “front-runner” was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; then, according to others, it was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), despite his obvious unacceptability to a significant segment of Republicans). The polls, if anything, reflect name identification, and in that department former governors Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee generally lead — in a race neither may enter. That is what being a “front-runner” means on talking-head cable TV shows.

More relevant at this stage is figuring out who is likely to run. That’s a decision many candidates will make within the next six months. Each has his own calculus.

Christie’s slide in the polls seems to have abated. The bridge scandal hovers like low-hanging fog, not yet threatening a deluge but not dispersing. Christie could do well to stop generic discussions of whether principle or elections should be the driving force in politics; the discussion tends to rub even sympathetic listeners the wrong way. Instead, he would do better to begin formulating an agenda if he intends to run. His ideas and record will answer the question of whether he is “conservative enough.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: bush; chrischristie; krispykreme; randpaul
Notice that she studiously avoided the names "Ted Cruz" and "Sarah Palin?" LOL
1 posted on 04/03/2014 9:36:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin or Cruz. The rest are Liberals.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 9:45:53 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; VRWC For Truth

Palin didn’t run last time so I doubt she’ll run this time. I think she’s had her fill of being a political office holder - and then some.

I don’t know about Cruz.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 9:54:49 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too frickin early to worry about. 2-1/2 years is eternity in TV age politics.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 9:57:42 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: EveningStar

Perhaps, but to not even mention her (or any other woman) in the article?

Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138615/posts


5 posted on 04/03/2014 9:59:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His ideas


Other than promoting Christie’s get things done rhetoric what are his other ideas I wonder.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 10:34:50 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have the sneaking feeling that this upcoming presidential election is going to be earth shattering. Does not seem that either party is going to be able to put up the usual party hack and win.
The Dem Party has radicalized to an incredible degree and will see a large part of it’s less extreme voters defect. The Repubs on the other hand are moribund and likely to nominate some establishment knucklehead immigrant invasion supporter.
There will be a large body of disaffected voters looking for alternatives. Will be interesting to see how it develops. Hopefully it will not turn out like the 1933 German election.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 5:02:44 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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