Skip to comments.Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016
Posted on 12/14/2013 2:25:03 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Several possible contenders for president could end up running against political allies from their own states. Donations and bragging rights are at stake.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket.
But when it comes to winning the White House, Walker has sounded less than supportive of a candidacy by his fellow Badger State lawmaker, suggesting someone more like himself.
"There's no doubt, as much as I love Paul and some other people mentioned, in my mind it's almost a given that not only for the future of the party but for the future of the country we need to elect either a current or a former governor," Walker, a possible 2016 contestant, recently told USA Today.
The next race for president is still in the embryonic stage, with no major candidates declared and the election calendar not even set. But in a lineup unprecedented in modern times, the field of possible candidates includes several hailing from the same handful of states.
In addition to Wisconsin's Ryan and Walker, the Republican field could include two hopefuls from Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz and two from Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.
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So Rick Perry knows how to sign bills better than Ted Cruz would?
Christie doesn’t have a following because of his ability to move a pen. It is because he is loud mouth and a fat handsome candidate.
Typically, in the early stages, before the primary debates actually begin, as many as two dozen will express interest, float trial balloons, check with the money-men.
By the first primary debate, we could see as many as 15 to 18. The number will drop rapidly as the money dries up for many of the wannabes.
One of the problems is that we will see a bunch of retreads from previous attempts. So far, Huckabee, even McCain, Santorium, Perry, Romney, and Ryan have hinted.
If the Dems pull another major switch and find a youthful candidate, the Republican nominee may not be facing Hillary Clinton.
Ryan stands next to no chance of getting the nomination. And, in the unlikely event he does get the nomination, there is zero chance of him winning the presidential election. And I mean ZERO.
Maybe Chelsea. She has about the same amount of expertise as the current resident did. Or, Michelle. blech blech
Seriously, though, I think it will be a woman from the Dems.
substitute the name Obama in your ststement and see how silly it sounde.......we all know where Ryan was born, we can uncover his college scores, we can look at his votimg record in the house, he probably has no skeletons in his closet....in other words, he is an experienced, wide open, conservative candidate....but of course he is not acceptable to all Republicans....why not?...I can't imagine....probably the reason that we don't have a conservative president now......our own fault
Elections will not get the constitutional republic back. I’ll bet 14 silver dollars that if we elect Cruz or Paul president the EPA will still kill the coal industry and the TSA will still be sticking their hand down your pants at the airport. The IRS will still be targeting conservatives. Not even one unnecessary govt agency will be shut down and the size of govt will not shrink significantly. Sad but true.
I’ll still vote for Cruz or Paul but one man cannot undo the damage that has been done and the GOP has not got the will or motivation. They like power and big govt just as much as the Dems. John Boehner shoved it in our face this week.
Ryan quite simply does not have the support to get anywhere near the nomination. Besides, please tell me the last time a member of the House of Representatives was elected president?
Maybe if Ryan had a background as a governor, or even as a senator, he might have a chance. But he has neither.