2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Hillary's Own Private NSA

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Hillary Clinton has her own private NSA. American Bridge PAC spent last week spying on the private conversations of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Rick Perry: GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

So now that Perry has no impending medical procedures as was the case in 2012, look for him to throw his hat into the ring for '16. He has something to prove. Perry will have an uphill battle especially if fellow Texan Ted Cruz should decide to run. But Perry could benefit from low expectations.

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP's debate over war and peace?

RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation to Romney's Utah pow-wow it seems like he could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

Which State Will The GOP Choose To Lose Next?

Hosting the Republican National Convention is one of the most reliable predictors that a state will vote against the Republican presidential nominee in the ensuing election. Which state should the RNC put in the Democratic column in 2016? Vote here.

Is Ted Cruz Trying to Outmaneuver Rand Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz is making a bet that Paul’s more libertarian positions on issues like non-interventionism aren’t a mainstream opinion.

George Will to CPAC: Democrats in 2016!

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will touted the benefits of divided government in his remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thurs. 

CPAC Quandary: Does Compromise Hurt Conservative Cause?

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Differing stances on compromise are leading to intra-party arguments, which will also likely be a CPAC topic for discussion. Compromise costs Repubs. their seats in many cases, including the White House in 1992.

Rand Paul Looking to Hedge Bet in 2016 Election

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul may be seeking to hold on to his seat at the same time he is running for president in 2016. The Kentucky Senate majority leader confirmed Monday that he is working on an unambiguous bill that would allow Mr. Paul to do so.

Iowa GOP Giving Edge to Insiders?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Conservative critics say Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) wants to make it tougher for Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and other Tea Party favorites to win the 2016 Iowa caucuses. 

More R's DON'T Want Christie to Run in 2016 Than Do

Marina Koren, National Journal

Embroiled in federal and criminal investigations into his administration, the New Jersey governor is slowly sinking into the muddled field of Republican candidates.

Santorum Heavily Hints at 2016 Run

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Santorum was recently asked whether the former senator’s upcoming trips to IA and NH mean he will be again running for president. “I want to stay involved in the mix,” he said. “I’m certainly concerned about this election upcoming, and have left my options on the table for 2016."

Reagan's Roadmap to Victory

Herbert E. Meyer, American Thinker

A roadmap to victory for today's conservatives courtesy of the Master.

Palin on Christie Scandal: 'You Know What Your Aides Are Up To'

Adrienne Ross, Breitbart

In celebration of her 50th birthday, Sarah Palin discussed considering a presidential run and the Chris Christie BridgeGate scandal.

Scarborough in 2016 Is Apparently Not a Joke

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Chris Christie's "Bridge Gate" scandal has inflated the egos of other establishment R's who want a bite at the 2016 White House apple. Now RINO and talking head Joe Scarborough is considering running, according to an NBC source.

Jeb Bush Rising

No one else in America, save Hillary Clinton, starts the 2016 political season with a larger Rolodex of Washington insider supporters than does Jeb Bush. A Bush candidacy also holds out the hope of millions of dollars in consulting business and lucrative lobbying contracts for a small but powerful coterie of Bush family supporters and acolytes.

Lib. Media: Palin Would Only Run in '16 For Money

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

MSNBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he thinks Sarah Palin may run for president in 2016 — but only to build her brand for financial gain.

Does Christie Scandal Improve Centrist Rubio's 2016 Chances?

Allahpundit, Hot Air

If Rubio runs for president, where does he win? Assuming Rand Paul, Scott Walker, and either Huckabee or Santorum (or both?) are in the field, winning Iowa or NH will be difficult, even for the undisputed centrist Senator.

GOP-E Kasich Wants to Redefine Conservatism

Jason Hart, Red State

Kasich proudly champions the 'Democrat Lite' philosophy. “I have a right to shape what conservative philosophy means,” OH Gov. John Kasich told reporters when asked how he plans to explain recent forays into big-gov't Republicanism to conservative voters.