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February 02, 2014


Divided GOP May Face Turmoil in 2016

"As Republicans look ahead to the 2016 presidential race, they are hoping to avoid the kind of chaotic and protracted nominating battle that dismayed party elders and damaged the eventual candidacy of Mitt Romney," the Washington Post reports.

"That, however, could be a hard thing to prevent. The party is divided and in turmoil, with a civil war raging between its establishment and insurgent factions. For the first time in memory, there is no obvious early favorite -- no candidate with wide appeal who has run before, no incumbent president or vice president, no clear establishment pick."

"Meanwhile, an enormous number of potential contenders are looking at the race, including, perhaps, a return of virtually everyone who ran in 2012. Come this time next year, 15 or more of them could be traveling the early primary states, jockeying for attention and money."












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