October 27, 2014

WE ALWAYS NOMINATE THE NEXT IN LINE:

Ready for Jeb? (Tom Bevan, October 27, 2014, RCP)

It is shaping up to be the most open nomination race either party has seen in modern political history -- and perhaps ever for the Republicans. Looking at the latest polls, five potential candidates currently leading the pack are separated by less than two percentage points: Rand Paul (11.8 percent), Jeb Bush (11.6 percent), Mike Huckabee (11.3 percent), Chris Christie (10.6 percent), and Paul Ryan (10.0 percent). Another six candidates are currently being polled, with a couple of others, such as John Kasich and Mike Pence, who are not yet being included in the horse race polls but who could easily be legitimate contenders.

The GOP field in 2016 will not only have quantity but quality. This will not be another case, as the 2012 race was occasionally described, of Mitt Romney and the seven dwarves. The GOP will likely include a number of candidates, Jeb Bush among them, with significant executive experience and records of accomplishment.

Even if we weren't hierarchical and religious, we do nominate governors when we want to win and he's the most qualified. Game...Set...Match.

Posted by at October 27, 2014 4:37 PM
  

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