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Good News: Newt Won't Rule Out 2016 Presidential Run

T172 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:07 PM
Gotta be Rubio with a solid VP choice. Need to get latinos and young people without alienating the base (primarily older white people).
TunTavern Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:41 PM
And that's going to be the tricky part.
Just fielding someone who looks like them is not enough. Did Herman Cain or Micheal Steele bring any more blacks to the GOP brand? Of course not. Nor did Sarah Palin or Condi Rice bring any more women to the GOP brand.
Rubio's race in itself is not enough to win Latino voters. He has to propose legislation that they will see as helpful to them. And when he does that---look out! Because the elderly white rural voters will begin to revolt.
Carl469 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:20 PM
The natural GOP base is ALL white people, including the ones who can't admit it. The Democrats can have the Latinos. Like blacks, they want free stuff and the Democrats enjoy giving it out.

Did you hear that?  That's the sound of America breathing a collective sigh of relief over this news.  The dream endures (via Hot Air's Green Room):

Newt and Callista Gingrich's book-signing tour swung through Naples on Sunday and might one day again morph into another turn down the campaign trail. The former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker said he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 — but first the GOP must take on a "very serious analysis" of what went wrong in 2012, Gingrich said. "I have no idea at...