Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We Just Elected One Candidate – Why talking about 2016 already?

Quotes to remember: And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
                                Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy – January 20th 1961
Every time you listen to a political program you hear names being tossed around as a potential presidential candidate and why. You sit back and think, we just voted in a President, why are we discussing this now. I know it seems to early to think about the 2016 Presidential election. So I did some research on why it is not. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time voter or a seasoned voter, I found some of this information helpful in understanding why consideration of the next candidate starts immediately after an election.
The Mechanics of Presidential Candidacies:
  • The Pregame Warm Up
  • Informal Feelers, leaks and exploratory committees
  • Announcement of Candidacy
  • Primaries and Caucuses                                                
There are many factors to consider when looking for the Presidential Nominee. I found this information to be the most in-depth and yet easy to read.
4 Factors that Will Decide the 2016 Democratic Nominee
By Nate Parkhouse on February 21, 2013
  • Claims To The Throne
  • Will There Be A Deep Bench In 2016?
  • How Republicans Define Front Runners
  • Can The Potential Nominee Keep The White House In Democratic Hands?
There were many reports and allegations during the 2008 and 2012 Presidential election, of voter disenfranchisement across the United States.
Voter Disenfranchisement Might decide the 2016 Presidential Election
By Nate Parkhouse on May 17, 2013
  • Why Voter Disenfranchisement is Usually Conducted by Republicans
  • Who is Targeted and What are the Methods?
The GOP will be grabbing at straws to improve their brand. The following article lists just a few of the issues they will try to use against the Democrats to make that improvement.
Top 3 Issues for Republican in 2016
By Nate Parkhouse on April 13, 2013
  • US Drone Doctrine
  • North Korea
  • The “War on Religion”
AND, now you will begin to see headlines like this one posted 6/1/13...
Jesse Ventura wants to be the first Wrestler President...
Ventura said he’d approached Howard Stern to be his running mate,  [Source]
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1 comment:

  1. Have to think the media is doing this because they want to forget about 2012 - the media is no fan of this President (only pretended to like him around 2008 when it was evident that he was going to win - then piled right back on him).

    After 2004 they hailed W. as this President with a mandate - and they didn't say much about 2008 until the time came. Now they're acting like 2012 didn't happen... they just want to move on to 2016.

    In addition to the obstacles mentioned here, the other big obstacle Democrats face is the media.