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  •  I think Ryan and Rubio are bother weaker (4+ / 0-)

    candidates than the media makes them out to be. Members of Congress rarely make good presidential candidates; 2008 seemed to be the exception to that.

    And in 2016, it seems like there will be a decent field of GOP governors running for president. I can easily see Bobby Jindal pointing out he has actually enacted conservative policy in his state, rather than just talking about it like Ryan and Rubio.

    •  especially house members (1+ / 0-)
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      Its been like forever since a sitting congressman was elected to either Prez or Veep.

      I believe FDR's first VP, John N Garner, was the last one to do so. And he was not you typical member seeing as he was speaker. Heck after saying the job wasn't worth a bucket of piss, perhaps he should have stayed as speaker.

      "Unfortunately when the Republican party needs to be a big tent party it seems to me we are doing everything we can to become a pup tent party. " — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)

      by lordpet8 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:25:42 PM PST

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