The 2012 presidential election had barely ended when jockeying by Republicans began for 2016. The GOP has a history of nominating people who have run before, which could give heart to some familiar faces. But there’s also a crop of young rising stars who could steal the show, including Mitt Romney’s running mate and a certain Cuban-American senator from Florida.Some on the list include:
....Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants, and could help the GOP recover from Mr. Romney’s poor showing among Latinos (though not all Latinos feel warmly toward Cuban-Americans, who have special immigration status). Still, pride among Latinos that one of their own could become president might override reservations. Rubio has been a leader in the Senate on immigration reform, and Latinos have welcomed his calls for compassion.....Paul Ryan:
...On the plus side for Ryan is his elevated status among the party faithful, his better-than-expected stump performance in 2012 – he didn’t lapse much into wonky budget talk – and his sunny youthfulness. By 2016, being a member of Generation X won’t be a negative: He will be about the same age Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were when they were elected president....Bob McDonnell:
....Part of McDonnell’s appeal for 2016 may be his ability to straddle both the mainstream and conservative worlds. When he first took over as governor, he supported a requirement that a woman have a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion. Faced with an uproar, he switched to support for a less invasive abdominal ultrasound....To find out the other 11, go HERE.
Note: the format is a slide show. look for the arrow next to the heading for each hopefull.