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Trump Hires Campaign Manager, Delays TV Gig: Says He’s Serious About Running

Hat/Tip to Robert Costa at The Washington Post. It is starting to look a lot like Christmas….er, I mean campaign season. And it’s also starting to look a lot like The Donald is going to be throwing his hat into the ring this time. This time, Donald J. Trump says, he really means it. The real-estate billionaire-turned reality TV star said in an interview that he is “more serious” now, than ever about running for President in 2016. In recent days, Trump said, he has hired staffers in key primary states, retained an election attorney and delayed signing on for […]

Scott Walker Crushing Other GOP Contenders In DRUDGE Primary Poll…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. He’s got a whopping 46% of the vote! It’s not even close. You can check real time results (and vote) here. Via Breitbart: With all the caveats about this being a non-scientific online poll, it has to mean something that Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is murdering every other GOP contender by massive margins among those Drudge readers motivated enough to vote. Although voting continues, as of this writing nearly 70,000 total votes have been cast. Walker captured a whopping 45% of them, 31,211 votes. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in second place with 15%, 10,054 votes. […]

Breaking News: Romney Makes Decision On 2016 Run For POTUS

Hat/Tip to Foxnews. He’ finally made the announcement! Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run — a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates.  “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it’s best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney told donors on a conference call Friday morning.  The announcement comes after the 2012 GOP nominee, who repeatedly denied interest in another campaign, surprised donors earlier this month […]

Trump Blasts Romney, Jeb Bush; ‘Seriously Thinking’ About Presidential Run

  Hat/Tip to Rick Klein at ABCNews. We’ve already reported here at CH2.0 that Donald Trump was blunt when speaking about a possible Romney run of President in 2016. “I supported Mitt Romney and he didn’t bring outthe people,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “He choked in the end … frankly, he just choked, choked like a dog, and we cannot allow that to happen again.” Well, he’s at it again. Donald Trump was a speaker at the Iowa Freedom Summit hosted by Iowa Rep. Steve King. When it came to how he felt about a Romney or […]

Walker Wows Crowd In Iowa

  Hat/Tip to Nickarama at WeaselZippers. Few politicians have accomplished what Governor Scott Walker has done. First, he’s elected as a reformer, then when he does what he promised to do, the Unions and far left try to oust him with a recall election. Then he wins his recall election with a BIGGER percentage of the vote than he got in the first election. And finally, he’s won re-election. Scott Walker would make a fine President and he definitely has the bona fides to get the job done and get the United States back on track. DES MOINES, Iowa — […]

Sarah Palin: ‘Of Course’ I’m Interested In The 2016 Election

Hat/Tip to Cathy Burke at Newsmax. It’s unofficially official that she’s probably considering the possibility of running for the office of President of the United States in 2016. In politics, that means she’s running, but still one never knows, and the one thing for certain with Sarah Palin is that she never follows political orthodoxy. That’s a huge part of her appeal and if she does run, it will probably be the quality that wins her the election. Republican 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin declares that “of course” she’s interested in the 2016 presidential election. “Yeah, I mean, of course, […]

Ted Cruz: Putting Together His White House Team

Hat/Tip to David M. Drucker at The Washington Examiner. The field is shaping up early this year. Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio and heck, even Donald Trump have all been making the noises expected when one begins to run for the United States Presidency. Team Ted Cruz is taking shape, and the Senate first-termer’s presidential campaign could start before this spring. The Republican senator from Texas tentatively plans to fill senior campaign positions with the triumvirate he signed last summer to expand his political operation. At the top is Jeff Roe, whose organizational title is undefined but who […]

Trump On The Attack: Romney ‘Choked Like a Dog’ in 2012 Campaign

  Hat/Tip to Sandy Fitzgerald at Newsmax. Never one to back away from controversy or let the media set the tone in whatever endeavors he participates in, Donald Trump is at it again. This time it’s about the next Presidential election and he minces no words. Mitt Romney “choked like a dog” in the 2012 election, Donald Trump said Monday, adding that neither Romney nor most of the slate of potential GOP nominees will be able to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I supported Mitt Romney and he didn’t bring out the people,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. […]

Oh Geez! It’s Started Already: 1st GOP Primary Presidential Debate Is In August – 2015

Hat/Tip to Daniel Doherty at It looks like we’re going to have 57 states GOP debates leading up to the 2016 general election. *sigh* We’ve got NINE of these stupid debates lined up where we get to watch liberal “moderators” try and tear apart our candidates while they paint them with their liberal broad brushes of hypocrisy and disdain in an effort to discredit the ones who have the real answers our country needs. Mark your calendars: The Republican National Committee has just blasted out the 2016 presidential primary debate schedule. The first debate will be hosted by Fox News […]

Sources: Yep, Mitt Romney is Probably Going to Run Again

  Hat/Tip to Guy Benson at Well, it’s all but official that dear old Mitt is throwing his hat into the ring for a third time, as he seeks the Presidency in the upcoming 2016 election. Details have been bleeding into the press for days now, and the emerging picture strongly suggests that the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee is angling to take a third crack at a White House run after all. Mitt Watch: 2016 struck me as a silly exercise as recently as a few months ago, when the former Massachusetts governor was still adamantly denying that he harbored any […]

Paul Ryan Says He WON’T Run For President In 2016…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Paul Ryan made his Presidential aspirations for 2016 public today. Ryan said he would not run if Mitt ran again. Romney also just made clear he’s thinking about running again. Wonderful… Via Daily Caller: Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is a no-go for 2016. The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee announced Monday that he will not run for the White House. Ryan’s news comes just days after Mitt Romney, his running mate, made clear he may run again. “I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016,” Ryan told NBC News on Monday. […]

For Jeb Bush And Mitt Romney, A History Of Ambition Fuels A Possible 2016 Collision

Hat/Tip to Philip Rucker and Robert Costa at The Washington Post. It looks like the Leftist Media – and you can’t get too much more left than The Washington (Com)Post – are going to be pushing this huge rivalry. Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have much in common. Both were pragmatic as governors, mild-mannered as candidates and more comfortable balancing budgets at their desks than clinking glasses at a political dinner. The two Republican leaders’ personal rapport is cordial. But they are hardly chummy — and at moments their relationship has been strained, with each man’s intertwined political network carrying […]

Political Death Match? Romney vs Bush!!

  Hat/Tip to Melanie Batley at Newsmax. Whether you view him as the bad penny that always turns up, or the man who could get our economy chugging again, Mitt Romney is making all the noises one does when they are considering a run for the Presidency of the United States. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, is more open to a third presidential bid than ever before, according to the National Review. “The governor is preserving his options — that’s the message I’ve gotten from Boston,” Robert O’Brien, a Los Angeles attorney and former Romney foreign policy adviser, […]

Iowa Democrats: Someone Please Challenge Hillary

  Hat/Tip to Matt Vespa at It seems that more and more Democrats are wanting a primary, rather than a ‘coronation’. Iowa Democratic leaders want something to happen during the caucuses; they want someone to challenge Hillary Clinton. They fear a “coronation” will deprive their voters­ of a discussion regarding the direction of the country. After all, this was a state that backed Obama in 2008 primaries and both presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. A lot of voters have seen this movie before concerning the inevitability/invincibility of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her numerous drawbacks have the far left of […]

Huckabee Ends Fox News Show, Preps for 2016 Bid

Hat/Tip to Newsmax. Guess who is throwing his hat into the ring? TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring.  Huckabee said Saturday night’s edition of “Huckabee” would be his last as he ponders his political future. The weekly show, which is taped with a live audience and features political commentary as well as interviews with guests and musical entertainment, has been on the air for more than six years. The […]

Rubio Moving Close To Decision On Presidential Run

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Things could get interesting between Rubio and Jeb Bush in the coming months. Rubio is going to run. Update to a previous story. Via Miami Herald Sen. Marco Rubio says he’s moving closer to a decision on whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination, but he’s not there yet. Rubio tells National Public Radio “this is not a gut decision.” He also says in an interview broadcast Thursday that he doesn’t have a “date in mind or a time frame in mind” for making his decision, “but certainly soon.” Rubio, a Florida conservative, says he has “tremendous […]

Ted Cruz Says Republican Voters Will Stay Home In 2016, IF…

Hat/Tip to Patriot Update. Well of course a great Conservative like Cruz knows what is needed in ’16. It’s the RINO GOP Establishment that we’ve got to put asunder. We have to have a strong Conservative candidate that has the uplifting outlook of Reagan’s “Morning in America,” and we have to overwhelmingly support that person to the point that the RINOs have no choice but to join us.   “In my view, Republicans cannot win… …if we don’t stand for anything.”   You know, if you look to prior elections, the one thing that’s clear, is if we nominate in 2016, […]

300 Former Obama Staffers Urge Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

Hat/Tip to Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard. “Ready for Warren”? I don’t think so, and even if she won, she shouldn’t accept victory, I mean after, she wouldn’t have built that… A group of more than 300 hundred former Obama staffers have written an open letter urging Elizabeth Warren to run for president of the United States. “We helped elect Barack Obama — now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016,” the letter is titled. Some of the talking points from the letter: We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance. We […]