Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
Jindal too far to the right on social issues, though he does seem more reasonable fiscal issues. I'm not sure he can get out of the primary unless the GOP base has a facelift in the next 4 years. Huntsman would be a good candidate, but he's got zero chance to make it out of the primary unless he pulls a Romney.
As far as the Dems go, I think Hillary is old news. She'll be 69 in 2016 for one thing, and Clinton fatigue contributed to her demise in 2008, I doubt 8 years will help that much. I've always been a Biden guy, but he'll be 73 and doesn't have the rhetorical discipline needed to make it through a campaign. Brian Scheitzer from Montana is an interesting guy if he decides to run. Two term govenor from a conservative state, ran a $400 million budget surplus, and left office with an approval rating well over 60%. I haven't really delved too far into the potential candidates yet.
It's a pretty open field. Brian Schweitzer would be interesting, Dems would pbly take the state of Montana, which would be awesome.