With 21 months until the 2016 presidential race, the GOP field of candidates is large and impressive. Approximately two dozen prominent Republicans have expressed an interest in running for President. Most of the candidates are strong conservatives with solid credentials. Unfortunately, the field also includes two well-known moderates, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who both have the ability to raise large sums of money and become a major factor in the upcoming election.
The Governor of Louisiana called me last night. I was just about to doze off when the phone rang. And can you believe it? He wanted my advice on how to deal with his plummeting poll numbers and his growing list of governing and political problems. The conversation went something like this.
During the past month, a number of publications have profiled potential Republican candidates who could be major contenders for the 2016 presidential nomination.
President Obama is visiting New Jersey today to review the progress of the state’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Once again, the President and the Governor are linked together in a very public manner.
New summary of poll numbers are out and from the information provided by Ron Faucheux of Clarus.