One of the sad things about losing a presidential election is that — after months of everybody in your party happily accepting your judgment as though it were the very word of God — suddenly, all those people get to say whatever they like.
So, if you're Mitt Romney and you're going to dust off your old 47 percent opinions to save face with donors, you're going to have to deal with future presidential hopefuls like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who will relish the opportunity to disagree…
"No, I think that's absolutely wrong… I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party," [Jindal] said. "That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we're going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions."
And thus the 2016 Republican primary has begun. Any and all similar comments from other young Republican politicians will be considered an official entry form.
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Google searches for various Ron Paul-related issues and questions continue to lead people to our website, even though the good doctor has maintained a lower profile in recent months. In November–you know, the month dedicated to the people who are still running for president–we got a whole bunch of Paulian search queries that deserve answers, or, at any rate, comment. So, if you landed here via by typing any of the following into a search engine, we have just the information you're looking for…
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It's kinda cute, but a little sad. And a lot delusional…
Appearing at an eatery in Florida on Wednesday, Biden was chatting by phone with a Republican voter when the vice president half-jokingly made his intentions known about a possible run for the White House.
“Look, I’m not trying to talk you into voting for me, I just wanted to say hi to you. And after it's all over, when your insurance rates go down, then you’ll vote for me in 2016. I’ll talk to you later,” Biden said, according a pool reporter traveling with the vice president.
Listen, Joe Biden. I say this with the greatest amount of respect for your career and your office possible… I say this with a great deal of affection: You are not going to be the Democratic nominee in 2016.
You have so far done a perfectly decent job as the Vice President in that you have yet to set the West Wing of the White House on fire, you stepped up and laughed at the right moments during your V.P. debate, and you only got caught on mic saying "fuck" once. But, really, I am pretty confident that the Democratic Party is not likely to press its luck here.
Because all of us know — you as well as anybody — it's only a matter of time before your balls fall out of pants. And nobody is risk you being the nominee when that happens.
Tags: 2016, Joe Biden
Let's be clear here. If Barack Obama does somehow manage to pull out a reelection victory in November, it will be a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. The union will almost certainly founder. The Constitution will in all likelihood be burnt on a pyre as a sacrifice to the liberal god of Islamic atheism. Mount Rushmore will without doubt be leveled to make way for an enormous Jamba Juice outlet. America as we know it will end!!!
That said, every cloud has a silver lining…
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's open to running for president in four years if the job is open.
The first-term Republican says he hopes fellow Republican Mitt Romney beats President Barack Obama in November and seeks re-election in 2016. But if the presidency is open, Christie says he'll "certainly think about it."
Throw in Paul Ryan as vice president and I'll maybe consider not hurling myself into the Grand Canyon on November 7th.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry provides us all with hope for the future…
"2016 is way down the road," Perry said, "but I'll assure you one thing. If I decide to run for the presidency in 2016, I'll be in way before the summer of 2016, 2015 even."…
"I love this country. As long as my health stays good, as it is, and my family is supportive, I'm certainly going to give it a good examination."
2015 is a good two — or whatever that number after two is — years away from now, so Perry has plenty of time to discuss matters with God and his other political advisors.
Obviously, this is all contingent on Obama being reelected in November. If Romney wins, that'd push the big decision off till 2020, which is, like, what? A billion years from now?
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