Obama 2012, Christe or Rubio 2016

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    From everything I can tell, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio run circles around the GOP 2012 candidates. They're new stars in the Republican Party and I think the most likely prospects to become President in 2016 (there are no bright Democrat stars, except maybe Andrew Cuomo, who's probably too liberal). So my money would be on one of those GOPers to become Prez in 2017. However, the list of potential candidates for the Republican nomination for 2012 outside of those 2 is a laundry list of awful. I can't see any of them really having a decent chance against Obama. Any thoughts?
     
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    These two guys are the best thing to happen not only to the republican party but more importantly for this country.I am so looking forward to what I hope are outstanding careers in government service.
     
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    Way to early to tell but I'm thinking Senator John Thune from South Dakota may make a run for it..

    Also.. Obama is far too much a leftist to deal with a Republican House and wimped out Democrat Senate. He'll do his best to blame Republicans but with what little trust he has with the left, right and center he will lose in 2012...

    Democrats it seems, still haven't the common sense to see the writing on the wall for this 2010 election..
     
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    I don't want Cristie or Rubio rushed into anything yet...we have time for them...
     
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    Chris Christie has repeatedly and in no uncertain terms has said he wont run for President in 2012..
     
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    Yup, I'll vote Obama in 2012, and one of these two in 2016 if either is the nominee. Obama's freezing Fed pay, and private sector job growth is getting stronger, especially in relation to its historically bad performance under Bush. No reason to go with yet another dud GOPer like Romney, Jindal, Thune, or the worst, "T Paw" Tim Pawlenty. Pathetic.
     
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    Ah.. convenient memory lapses...

    Unemployment wasn't a problem until the Democrats took over Congress 4 years ago..
     
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    God how I love it when people start writing history 2 years in advance.....

    The assumptions are astounding.

    So since we're all talking about the future as if we can predict it, Obama can't recover by election time. ANYBODY has a better chance at getting elected.
     
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    I so agree. Problem is, Christie has said numerous times that he is NOT interested. He just wants to be governor of New Jersey and get it cleaned up and prosperous. Anything can change however, given the right incentives. If he sees himself as the salvation to the progressive movement in America, he might do the patriotic thing and go for it. Marco is my dream candidate for VP....Love those guys. What a team they would make...
     
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    We will have a woman president before we have an Hispanic one.
     

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