Election 2016: They might run, they won’t win (Slideshow)
LOS ANGELES, February 9, 2015 — With Election 2014 barely in the books, political junkies are already focusing on the 2016 presidential election. Before the candidates slog through the snow in Iowa and New Hampshire, they have to get through what CNN’s Bernard Shaw referred to as the “invisible primary.” Neither man on the 2012 Republican ticket is giving it a go this time. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan officially declared they would not seek the White House.
With President Obama leaving office, a free-for-all is expected to succeed him. Many of the candidates are serious but lack national name recognition. Other candidates are well known but not serious candidates. There is plenty of time to focus on the people who could be President. Until then, there is a long list of people who will not be President. They all think they are electable, and they all want voters to think that as well. For different reasons, none of these people will win the presidency.
Democrats: All white males are disqualified. Vice President Joe Biden can dream the impossible dream, but Democrats do not vote based on logic, qualifications or experience. They follow their emotions. Democrats are determined to replace a partially black president with a female. Democrats would vote for a ti-racial Latina wheelchair-bound transsexual pygmy if they could. John Edwards was the darling of progressives in 2008, but he lost out because he was a white male running against two minorities. Hillary Clinton will be the nominee.
If she dies before the election, Democrats will prop her up like Terry Kiser in Weekend at Bernie’s. Democrats want a woman and Hillary wants the job. Elizabeth Warren knows better than to take on the Clinton machine.