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Looking Ahead To 2016 Politics

Updated on April 24, 2015
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Four months...or...four years?

Your guess is as good as mine.
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It's not a race, it's a marathon, and it just goes on and on!

Looking Ahead To 2016 Politics:

Rick Santorum was working hard in July 2012 to keep me in the loop with weekly emails. Does that mean he plans to run again in 2016? If so, he’s a planner alright.

By then Hussein Barack Obama will, for sure, be almost-ex-President Obama, while Willard Mitt Romney still might be trying to win his first term though by early 2015 he was saying he's not running for 2016..

Newt Gingrich will be considered “a senior citizen from the good ole days” and Secretary H. R. Clinton will have published her memoirs with how many hundreds of countries she visited for America. (She will be passing through 69 years of aging by then.)

Surely very few who were “in the fray of Super PAC’s 2012” will still be up and running in 2016 when one, or both major parties will see a scrambling for the front position, and we may even have a valid Third Party by then …perhaps the Tepee Party (“The Party of the Really Big Tent”) or the Tequila Party (“The Real ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ Party”)?

It will only be a shadow of the 2012 campaign Romney and his campaigners lost, and by then, he will be 69, too, and like Hillary, eligible for Social Security….if it’s still around for anyone to be on.)

Jeb Bush, Governor Christie, Ted Cruz, John Kerry, Marco Rubio, Ron Paul, Governor Walker, Elizabeth Warren, and "Anybody But" Clinton, will all be out their on the hustings and shaking fat pockets, while claiming to be in touch with the common folk who will have less and less sway in 2016.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - somehow I get the feeling that Latvia will be safer, if and when President HBO is replaced. That's more likely, it seems, than Czar VP moving on.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - somehow I get the feeling that Latvia will be safer, if and when President HBO is replaced. That's more likely, it seems, than Czar VP moving on.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Something more to worry about.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      picklesandrufus: You may think more about it, too....depending on the outcome this year.

      always exploring: That is one expression for which there is bipartisan agreement, for Repubicans and Democrats both believe in "Go Obama, GO..."

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      It must be nice to have a crystal ball to see into the future. Sometimes crystal is just a substitute for gold. Nancy found that the stars are not liable. 2012, I can't wait. Go Obama, GO...

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      and I will be just as tired of hearing about it then as I am now. Kudos to you for even thinking that far ahead.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      SassySue1963: Question: If Romney chooses a seated Senator as his running mate, how much does that lessen the chances of a Republican-controlled Senate? Answer: Zero, if he chooses a Senator from a "safe" state in which another Republican will be named or elected to fill the seat in the Senate. Question: If you didn't like what Obama has done in four years, will you like the next four any better? Answer: Obama, unhindered by any need to face a future election, will feel quite free to pursue his own agenda in the next four years. What you saw will be what you will get....only more so. In the 2014 elections Obama may pay the price for his actions prior to those mid-term elections, but after those he is "a lame duck president" anyway.

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      SassySue1963 5 years ago

      Well....kudos to you for having the stomach to look ahead to 2016! Personally, I'm just trying to get through the 2012 election. It actually will have an impact on anything that happens in 2016. Interesting Hub!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      win-winresources: "Coulda, woulda, shoulda...... (fill in the blank) sounds a lot like what we have now!

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Perspycacious-

      Every election (and certainly the presidential) seems to bring out some old hands stressing experience as well as the flavor of the week promising change. All of them trying to capture and fire the imagination of the electorate.

      Sadly, politicians, regardless of age, but much like old athletes, don't seem to know when to quit. Nothing more pathetic than a punch drunk _______ (fill in the blank) mumbling, " I coulda been a contender".

      -DW