Who believes the Republicans will win the White House in two years time?
I don't think they will. Since so many won this week, I think they will have 2 years to piss people off which will encourage Dems to show up in 2 years.
The last time the Republicans won the White House fairly in an election was in 1988. Though one could argue that they might have won in 1992 had it not been for the third-party candidate that year. The Republicans have not taken a presidential election seriously since 2004. Old Capt McCain and his beauty queen running mate were a pair of caricatures with no chance given the political climate of 2008. The Republicans ran their best candidate since 1996 in 2012 and it was a half-hearted campaign at best against the incumbent who was spending obscene amounts of money to get re-elected. To be honest, I don't think the Republicans want the presidency. As the nation approaches another major recession (slowly lurching forward in 2018 due to an imminent 2016 cut in federal spending--the latest "bubble"). By the year 2021, the US will have lost all of its leverage in global supply-chain management and we should start to feel the major effects of recession. A lot will change in the business world in the US as we will slip down the ladder and are no longer taken seriously commercially. During those years, the Republican Party does not want to control the White House. The Republicans will prefer to remain in Congress and in state governments as the opposition party always attacking the presidency. We'll know this to be true if they seriously consider running fools like Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachman or Rick Perry. Jeb Bush would ordinarily be a viable candidate and the dubious fact that he is a member of our Bush Dynasty would be offset by the fact that he'd be facing another legacy candidate of House Clinton. But toe-to-toe, I don't think Jeb could beat Clinton. She is far too much of the establishment and he is sort of dumb and carrying a lot of his brother's baggage. In the coming years, I think the White House is to be an office of the Democratic Party as the ship sinks. Republicans would rather see Democrats get the blame for it all.
The "Tea Party" has eliminated the term "Moderate Republican".
This is a real challenge for any Republican who wants to appeal to Independents and conservative Democrats in the general election.
By the time they get through swearing their allegiance to the most conservative aspects of their doctrine in order to win (their party's nomination) it will be difficult to ignore their beliefs about personal and social aspects of voters in the general election.
If a candidate is against any Immigration bill that includes a path of citizenship they can write off much of the Latino vote. Very few seniors or those approaching social security will be in favor of going to a voucher program or raising the retirement age to 70. Saying anything stupid that involves women such as their bodies can prevent a rapist from impregnating them in order to uphold an anti-abortion stance under any condition, wanting to abolish planned parenthood, or being against the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for women is not going to win the vast majority of women voters over. Failing to appeal to the college age voters desire to allow for re-financing college loans...etc
It's not enough to shout out; cut taxes, cut government regulation, balance the budget, and a stronger foreign policy. People will want to know how they'll be (personally) affected. The only hope for Republicans is if there are enough Democrat voters who either stay home or vote for them out of frustration. Historically though it has been a challenge for one party to hold onto the presidency beyond two terms. The first George Bush did win after 8 years under Ronald Reagan. Reagan was more popular than Obama. There's a chance.
Not a chance. They just don't have the votes. They keep talking about engaging minorities, youth, Hispanics, and women, and they keep not doing it.
Even without that disparity, they are an atrocious party. They are completely wrong about everything, and anything they do, if they even manage to show up for work, will be detrimental to the average person.
Even absent that, the people they have available to run are poor candidates. The only one I would even bother considering a strategy against is Bush, but he seems unlikely to run.
And finally, say what you want about Clinton, she knows this game as well as anyone. I wouldn't want to take her on. She will be extremely well organized and well funded.
Romney got smoked by a weak Obama. Hilary will be a stronger candidate and her Republican challenger weaker (probably). I expect an even bigger trouncing.
Well, it looked like they had the vote this time around, so they could have it in 2 years time as well. Politics in general is an ugly business, and you make it sound like the Democrats are angels and not run by strong lobbies as well.
Republicans do better in midterms and this particular election took place in a lot of GOP-leaning states. Means nothing for President. I didn't say anything good about the Democrats except Hilary knew the game which isn't really a compliment.
I can't predict the future, and I don't necessarily believe, but its a VERY HIGH POSSIBILITY that the Republicans can win the White House in 2 yrs time (including a republican president!). I say this because there is a pattern if you notice, usually after we have a democrat president, we have a republican president! Ex: Bush Sr. (republican), Clinton (democrat), Bush (republican), Obama (democrat). It's like a seasaw swinging both directions, with other parties fighting for control. This Nov 4th election we saw that the republicans take over the senate, so they are very close to taking control!
The answer is easy . No.Not only will the republicans not win the White House in the next elections , but I can guarantee you that we will not see a Republican President again in our lifetime.And the reason is very simple,.....time.Every day that goes by a Republican voter dies and a democrat voter is born.The republican party has passed the point of no return for the time being and it will take many years and a profound reformulation of the party for it to be able to win the White House again if ever.
Considering all that has gone wrong with this Democratic administration for the last 6 years, I think there will be a Republican president. People are unhappy with their unemployment status, and those who understand our national debt are scared for our country. The true Republicans will have to face a strong battle against those democrats who have sought to destroy America. I particularly feel for our service men who are being sent to war and possibly losing their lives over political differences. The next Republican president has to be a person who will be a strong leader for our country and have the knowledge or the wherewithal to fight strongly for a strong America on both National and International shores.
Considering I do not like or trust nor respect "Politicians" in general, I actually don't have an opinion as to who will win the White House.....ah excuse me, "The Top Thug's House"
We can be SURE during the campaigns, both parties will LIE, Cheat, Sling mud, make empty promises, give a whole lot of lip service full of Fluff they think the American people want to hear. Yes, they will shower us with all of this, believing as they always do, the average American citizen is just plain old blind, deaf and STUPID.
We can't be blamed for voting for the WRONG candidate, because as far as I can see, hear and EXPERIENCE, (along with the rest of this country)....they're ALL the wrong person.
Even if they start out as a decent, honest, truly patriotic individual who sees his EMPLOYERS as the American people, they soon fall into the tyrant trap of games, favors, dirty politics, power mongering and become puppets for the wealthy, the Corporations and GREED.
The only thing I'm really sure of for the coming election is that no matter who wins the white house.....WE WIN THE BOOBY PRIZE.
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