With only 1,443 days left until the 2016 presidential election in the United States, it’s never too early to talk about potential candidates for the Oval Office. Last week, it was reported that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was considering a presidential bid
, while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also on the radar for president
The New York Times
published a story late last week that the Republican Party leadership was considering former Florida Governor and brother to former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, as a top contender for the GOP nomination in 2016.
Since the story, Republicans and conservatives have been adding fuel to the fire and the chatter has been endlessly growing. Of course, though, Bush has not confirmed whether or not he will run.
His son, Jeb Bush Jr., told CNN
that he hopes his father would run.
Meanwhile, former House Speaker and former 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has kept the door open to another presidential run in four years. He told the Naple Daily News
that he has “no idea at this stage” if he’ll take another stab in 2016.
During the Republican primaries, Gingrich was considered a top contender, mostly for his debate performances that actually received a standing ovation at one point because of jabs at the mainstream media.
Gingrich told the news outlet that the Republicans need to “take a deep breath” and perform a “very serious analysis” of the entire 2012 election campaign and “modernize and adapt” in order to reach the very growing and diverse electorate.
The former House Speaker has plans to write a book that looks at this year’s election next summer.
Aside from Paul, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Texas Governor Rick Perry are all open to the idea to succeed President Barack Obama in 2016.