Welcome to Red Millennial’s “Road to the White House 2016.”
2012 was a crushing loss for Republicans. Despite the hours phone banking, talking to voters, traveling the country, etc. Mitt Romney lost and it hurt. Bad.
But the pain of defeat is finally abating. In March, Romney gave a heartfelt speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) stating his belief that the GOP will rise again and that he will do his darndest in helping make that become a reality. And he has.
In June, Romney hosted a bipartisan conference in Utah with potential 2016 candidates including Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. May 3rd, CSPAN kicked off their version of road to the White House. Likewise, news networks on the left and right have been keeping an eye out for potential 2016 candidate.
Whether you are ready or not, the 2016 Presidential election is already underway and there are some really great people rumored to be throwing their name in the ring this time around.
So far, Red Millennial has the following people on our list of potential GOP candidates for 2016:
- Wisconsin governor Scott Walker
- Kentucky senator Rand Paul
- Texas senator Ted Cruz
- New Jersey governor Chris Christie
- Florida senator Marco Rubio
- Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan
- South Carolina governor Nikki Haley
- Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal
- Virginia governor Bob McDonnell
- Florida former Congressman Lt. Colonel Allen West
We believe that each of these candidates will potentially run for the GOP nomination in 2016. As the days, weeks, and months go on, we will continue to keep and eye on these people and keep you informed of their whereabouts. Of course, over the next three years some of these names will be removed from our list and several more will be added.
Believe it or not, 2016 is right around the corner so the lookout starts now.
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