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January 10, 2013

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smintheus

When's the last time a sitting VP ran for his party's nomination and failed to get it? I don't think the '52 primaries count, when Truman briefly considered whether to push for Alben Barkley. So there are no examples from the era of modern primaries.

Has a two-term VP ever tried to win the nomination and failed?

GH

Christie's poor primary numbers make you wonder if he's better suited as an independent candidate.

Perhaps a pollster should do a three-way match-up between Clinton, Rubio and Christie, just to see who will benefit.

jesse

sorry, but why are we even speculating on this crap now? aren't there enough real problems in the world without leading us into a perpetual election cycle in the united states.

the fact that "major" news organizations are picking this stuff up is despicable.

Anonymous

Rand Paul '16!

J H Adler

Hey!
The inauguration of Barack Obama's second term isn't until next week.

Who really needs to know this crap about 2016 already?

I'm sick of all this political garbage ... give it a rest!

Michael Lewyn

what about Santorum? Also-

1) I think it is pretty clear that Huckabee will never run for President, so why bother to include him?

2) Since Bush and Rubio are proteges, you should count him out too.

So I'd like to see a poll with the real 2016 candidates: Rubio, Ryan, Christie, Santorum. (Also Paul/Jindal/Perry but realistically at this point none of them are well known enough to get over 5 percent or so)

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