maybe looking for the top job in 2016………..
President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with local residents at the Brigantine Beach Community Center in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Early, but never the less Chris is the next Republican candidate /AZ
When Vice President Biden arrives in South Carolina on Friday to headline a sold-out dinner for state Democrats, here’s what you can expect to go down:
Biden will stoke speculation that he wants to run for president in 2016 by pressing the flesh in the first-in-the-South primary state. He will show himself to be on a first-name basis with many of the local politicians and county activists who will line up to greet him. They will gush over his attributes — genuine, down-to-earth, rock solid on the issues. As Dick Harpootlian, the state party chairman, put it, “We’re tickled pink to have him.”
Joe popular but long way to go…………az
George P. Bush
Het Witte Huis is weliswaar nog ver weg, maar het begin is er. George P. Bush, neef van George W. Bush en kleinzoon van George H.W. Bush, heeft zijn eerste belangrijke stappen in de Amerikaanse politiek gezet.
De Republikeinse politicus heeft zich aangemeld voor de verkiezingen van landcommissaris in Texas, wat wordt gezien als populaire opstap naar een succesvolle politieke toekomst. Mocht het echt zo’n vaart lopen, dan zou hij de derde generatie van de Bush-familie zijn die het tot president van Amerika schopt.
De Spaanssprekende advocaat Bush, zoon van de voormalige gouveneur van Florida Jeb Bush en zijn Mexicaanse vrouw Columba, wordt beschouwd als rijzende ster onder de overwegend Spaanstalige bevolking in Texas. Liefst 35 procent van de Texanen is Hispanic.
tijd van ‘witte’ Presidenten is voorbij ongeveer in de USA, in NL redt de politiek het nog met ‘witte krachten’, maar zonder minderheden op de lijst ook al lang niet meer. Bij de eerste 10 alleen ‘witte’ landgenoten zal steeds minder voorkomen. Ttouwens 50+ bewijst dat de oudere kandidaat zeg 60+ ook weer in opkomst is , anders pakt 50+ strals de ‘hele senioren markt ‘……….az
President Barack Obama and Personal Secretary Anita Decker President Barack Obama and Personal Secretary Anita Decker watch a video of former advisor David Axelrod shaving off his mustache, in the Outer Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza), in the Outer Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Wall Street Journal
By Karl Rove
January 3, 2013
My 2012 Mistakes and Fearless 2013 Forecast
The implementation of ObamaCare will be ragged and ugly.
A year ago, I offered political predictions for 2012. It’s time to assess what I got right and wrong—and to make some predictions for 2013.
What did I get right? Republicans kept the House, and Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell their leadership roles. In 2012, voters got even more of their election news from the Internet, instead of from newspapers, than they had in 2008. Texas Rep. Ron Paul did not run as a third-party presidential candidate.
ObamaCare remained unpopular, with Rasmussen finding in November that 50% favored its repeal while 44% didn’t, little changed from the 54%-42% split in April 2010. President Barack Obama didn’t corral any new high-profile Republican endorsements.
The president offered a crude tax-reform proposal, calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. This allowed Mr. Obama to best Mitt Romney on the question of who would better handle the issue of taxes (the margin was 49% to 44% in the October Washington Post/ABC poll).
As predicted, the Obama campaign mounted efforts to diminish the GOP’s advantage among military families and veterans. But it unexpectedly ignored white evangelicals, who gave Mr. Romney a whopping 78%.
Democrats did play the race card with explicit appeals such as Attorney General Eric Holder’s attack on state voter-ID laws as threatening “the achievements that defined the civil-rights movement.”
On other predictions, I was dead wrong. Republicans did not win the Senate, in part because of at least two bad GOP candidates and an $80 million Democratic spending advantage. Neither Rep. Nancy Pelosi nor Sen. Harry Reid left their leadership posts. Despite a sluggish start, Team Obama did indeed hit its campaign funding target, raising $1.07 billion.
And then there was the presidential election—my biggest missed call. While Mr. Obama’s support declined among independents, women, young people and Jews, he was re-elected. I assumed that, propelled by a normal turnout among all voters (including white middle-class voters) Mr. Romney would win. But Mr. Obama gained ground among Latinos and held onto 95% of the people who supported him in 2008.
So what are my prognostications for 2013 and beyond? By year’s end, Mr. Obama’s job approval will be lower than the 53% it is today, and the unemployment rate will be about the same at around 8%.
There will be more Democratic than Republican retirements from the House as Democratic hopes for a takeover dim. Come the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans will field a stronger group of Senate candidates than expected.
On immigration, Republicans will advance a framework that includes border security, guest workers and a lengthy, difficult road to citizenship. Meanwhile, an immigration proposal put forward by Mr. Obama will go nowhere because it lacks a credible guest-worker program and contains too speedy a path to citizenship.
The drip-drip-drip of news about the fiasco in Benghazi and the “Fast and Furious” gun running investigation will be joined by other administration scandals. The implementation of ObamaCare will be ragged and ugly and prove a continuing political advantage to Republicans.
There will be no grand bargain on the budget. Mr. Obama can’t (and won’t try to) deliver Democrats for structural reform of entitlements, and Republicans are tiring of seeing taxes go up so Democratic spending can go on. The debt ceiling will be raised, but after Mr. Obama is forced to make spending cuts.
Syria’s Bashar Assad will be forced from power, but Mr. Obama’s failure to provide active, sustained U.S. leadership will result in a new Islamist regime in Damascus friendly with Iran. In our hemisphere, Venezuela’s dictator Hugo Chávez, and probably Cuba’s Fidel Castro, will die.
In November, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will win re-election handily. The Virginia gubernatorial race will be very close: Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be a more controversial candidate than expected and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli less so.
Assuming her health is good and she’s serious about running, Hillary Clinton will be the front-runner among 2016 presidential hopefuls. But there will be increasing buzz about other potential Democratic nominees, including Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and others.
On a lighter note, President Obama’s girls will get the second dog they desire and President George W. Bush will get a grandson.
A final offer: If you’re inclined, write your own predictions and send them to me care of The Wall Street Journal. At 2013′s end, I’ll be happy to assess yours as well as mine.
A version of this article appeared January 3, 2013, on page A11 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: My 2012 Mistakes and Fearless 2013 Forecast and online at WSJ.com.
Rove’s prediction about the reelection off Obama was wrong, he miset how bad the campaign from Romney was, on a few points he is write. One off the best right wing political strategist from the USA, has on a few point wright, but I can tee also that Chris Cristy Governor from New Jersey stays and I predict him as candidate President for 2016.Hope to see him back by Fox News as political annalist because he is one of the best ./AZ
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Donald Trump, he is spending his Christmas day’s at this club (he owns) , build in 1927 2 year before the ’29 crisis . 2012 was not Donald’s finest year, in political seance, business wise it was o.k. that’s Donald thing (not politics) Obama wins Romney whom he support with a lot of money did loose big time,(and make himself and his supporters look like a bunch of “funny guy’s”) Donald whom sud have political aspirations did make ‘a joke about him self’ in 2012. So he is my joker of the year 2012, Donald deserved this small award . (Anno Zijlstra)
Seen through a wire screen, President Barack Obama conducts a conference call to update New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York officials on the ongoing federal government response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012. The President made the call backstage at the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Aleena (nickname Nom) belde net, wie gaat er winnen, ze is en Thaise met politieke interesse, ik heb Obama gezegd, ik denk dat de Thai voor 90 % pro Obama zijn, de steenrijke bovenlaag niet. Morgen zie ik Tawatchai een niet arme Thai vriend, waar zullen we het dan over hebben ? :wink // Aleena just did give me a call, who do you think shall win ? She is a Thai with political interests, Obama of Course. Thai do like Obama for around 90%, only not the real rich.