Thursday, November 13, 2014

Updated:2/1/15;Now 18; RNC Lists "32 Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates"

UPDATE FEBRUARY 3rd 2015

Since the original article was written Mitt Romney was added to the list of 32 potential Republican candidates for president-taking the list to 33, and now of course he has been removed. However as of this writing the number is a less cumbersome and more realistic 18.

I have arrived at that figure via:

Announced not running (Highlighted in RED; Click Link in BLACK)     4
Not chance in a million of running (Highlighted in GREEN)                   14
Still a possibility   (Highlighted in BLACK)                                                     18
UPDATE # 2 I have added in Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham, George Pataki  as per  links
which takes the total list to 36
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The Washingtonian Examiner LINK reported the Republican national Commitee looked towards the 2016 presidential race and set out a list of potential GOP candidates:

"With the Democrats still licking their wounds from last week’s election losses, the Republican National Committee has pivoted to the 2016 presidential election and is offering up a list of 32 potential candidates, 
“In 2016, we will have the opportunity again to elect principled conservative leaders, including one Republican qualified to take on the Democrat running for president,” said an email from the party, in an apparent reference to Hillary Clinton."

Here are all 32-print out the list and pin it to a convenient place to cross out the names, one by one, as they drop out or, in most cases, don't commence. Should Governor Palin announce she will be a candidate expect a substantial number of such dropping outs/not startings so keep a pencil handy for the purpose.
Former Presidential Candidate & Governor Mitt Romney No;January 30th 2015

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Businessman Herman Cain
Dr. Ben Carson

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina  LINK
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

Former New York Governor George Pataki  LINK
Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Senator Lindsey Graham  NOTE STATEMENT
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
New York Rep. Peter King  NOTE STATEMENT
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
Former Rep. Ron Paul
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
Texas Gov. Rick Perry

 Ohio Sen. Rob Portman  No: December 2nd 2014
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan  NO; January 12th 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott
South Dakota Sen. John Thune  NO; April 23rd 2014
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Former Florida Rep. Allen West