November 8th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Analysis: It's never too early to talk about 2016

(CNN) - Get ready: The 2016 campaign for the White House is getting under way.

Among those attending next week's Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas are the group's chairman, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as popular Republicans such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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  1. Sniffit

    FACT: Dems running for the House won the popular vote over GOPer running for the House. The GOP kept its House majority SOLELY via gerrymandering the districts to isolate and "clump" as many Dems into their own districts as possible while giving GOPers districts with more districts with few Dems.

    How it works....for example, two districts, both with 700,000 or so people (that's what they are supposed to be actually): One district is won by a Dem with 80% of the vote and the other is won by the GOPer with 60% of the vote. Guess which party got more votes? Yeah...despite keeping a majority in the House, the GOP STILL can't beat the differential.

    Boehner's and the GOP/Teatrolls' claims that the GOP received a mandate by defending its House majority is DEAD WRONG. The Dems reeived the popular vote for the House AND the Senate. Obama received the popular vote and a massive electoral vote landslide. It's time for the MSM to stop trying to help the GOP prevent progress just so they can have controversies in which both parties are supposedly on equal footing. They're not. The GOP/Teatrolls lost this election except for their gerrymandering and they are in serious, mortal demographic trouble moving forward. It's time for them and the MSM to admit that.

    November 8, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Analysis: It's never too early to talk about 2016"

    Yes, it is, and you're a moron who is just trying to change the subject away from Obama and the Dems winning the popular vote for POTUS and for BOTH chambers of Congress (the GOP maintained its majority ini the House solely via their gerrymandering).

    November 8, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Yeah, not too early to talk about the next GOPher loss! Because if they keep that party platform of theirs, that's what'll happen. And so far there's zero indication of platform changes. The answer to this year's loss seems to be pumping up Rubio for 2016. Apparently this will trick the Latinos. Bwa!

    See you in 4 years, loozahs!

    November 8, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Give the Country a break !

    We need to change the amount of time and money wasted on elections .

    November 8, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. Tommy G

    >Thomas
    >Give the Country a break !
    >We need to change the amount of time and money wasted on elections .

    Obama refused to accept the limits of public funding of campaigns in 2008 then bragged about rasing a billion dollars for his 2012 campaign. And I agree, his 4 years of campaigning was far too much.

    November 8, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. just askin

    >Sniffit
    >FACT: Dems running for the House won the popular vote over GOPer running for the House. The GOP kept its House majority >SOLELY via gerrymandering the districts to isolate and "clump" as many Dems into their own districts as possible while giving >GOPers districts with more districts with few Dems.

    but didn't democrats invent the whole gerrymandering thing? so now you complain about being beat at your own game? need a tissue?

    November 8, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Tommy G

    So after another 4 years when Obama still hasn't fixed the economy, hasn't created jobs, fixed the deficit, destroyed our healthcare system, caused millions to lose their healthcare and has us nearly broke with $20 trillion in debt, the Democrats will run who???? Yeah, good luck with that one... Or will they still run against George Bush, like Obama never even held office? BINGO!

    November 8, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Obama 4 more years

    Yes we going to start campaigning to keep Gop out of the white house 2016.
    Dem will take back the House in 2016.
    Republican are done fire all of them.

    November 8, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. Pk duster

    No mater who you pick i hope you will not pick a bully like mittens he scared people he wanted to cut programs for the poor wake up gop the poor do not want to hear about mittems money race remarks wake up gop

    November 8, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. Squigman

    Yes it is. When a sparrow takes a dust bath on a gravel road to eliminate mites, it often stops to let the dust settle. More than likely it does so to allow for a breath of clean air. The American people deserve the same chance. Shut up, get a life.

    November 8, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. Joseph-Ohio

    Yes way too early. PLEASE can we get a break from the "Running", How about"Getting to Work"

    November 8, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F

    What is Karl Rove going to do with the $250 million he has left over in this election cycle?

    November 8, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. Jess

    Sniffit says....

    FACT: Dems running for the House won the popular vote over GOPer running for the House. The GOP kept its House majority SOLELY via gerrymandering the districts to isolate and "clump" as many Dems into their own districts as possible while giving GOPers districts with more districts with few Dems.

    But CNN reports....

    California has been an uphill battle for Republicans after redistricting moved reliably Republican seats like Bono Mack's into more Democratic territory.

    Well, there goes your credibility buddy! Nice try with the lies though.

    November 8, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "So after another 4 years when Obama still hasn't fixed the economy, hasn't created jobs, fixed the deficit, destroyed our healthcare system, caused millions to lose their healthcare and has us nearly broke with $20 trillion in debt, the Democrats will run who????"

    If the GOP/Teatrolsl behave the same way the next 4 years that they behaved the previous 4 and no earthquakes swallow or asteroids obliterate several major urban centers around the country...then the Dems could probably run a pet rock for POTUS and beat the GOP/Teatrolls next time around.

    Keep it up though, guys. That's a bola around the GOP's neck, I promise.

    November 8, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. just sayin

    it is never too soon for the dems to start their character assassination and lies. it is all they live for.

    November 8, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. Randy, San Francisco

    Hope the GOP/Tea Party is still in denial when 2016 arrives and continues their war on women, minorities, and immigrants.

    November 8, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F

    How on earth is a tax evader, jobs outsourcer, failed ex governor, money launderer, lying plutocrat ever get 48% of the vote?

    November 8, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  18. cbp

    This is the most ridiculous article. Let's just try to back the President and the Congress and get them to work together.

    Those who want to speculate on 2016 should meet in a room somewhere and have a discussion and make their pronouncements.

    November 8, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. just sayin

    >Joseph-Ohio
    >Yes way too early. PLEASE can we get a break from the "Running", How about"Getting to Work"

    don't worry... obama is going to myanmar. lots to do over there.

    November 8, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. kayla

    still a bunch of losers.

    November 8, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. REDLIGHTNING

    No one gives a damn about beer drunk biden -go put obama to task over lack of help for sandy victims

    November 8, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "but didn't democrats invent the whole gerrymandering thing? so now you complain about being beat at your own game? need a tissue?"

    First, ummm not really. Granted, the Dem party existed prior to the Rep party, but Ihardly think reaching back that far gains you

    Second, I'm not crying about it. That's just hwo the system works and I woudl fully expect that Dems in control of other states did and would do the same thing. It's only when it becomes a game of suppressing certain minority groups..like they tried in TX...that it's something to get upset about.

    Third, the point, which you so disingenuously tried to avoid by creating a straw man about me "crying about" it, is that this FACT severely undermines the GOP/Teatroll claim that they received a "mandate" to continue with their obstruction and to block tax increases on the wealthy. It is a FACT. The numbers don't lie. And it would behoove the GOP/Teatrolls to pay attention to it and recognize what it means because the statements Boehner has been making and the posturing they arecurrently engaged in, with the MSM's help, wil very much backfire on them as a result of his FACT. They should do themselves a favor and make a sincere, good faith effort to compromise or the majority of Americans will eventually make them pay for the continued shenanigans.

    November 8, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    oops, forgot to finish a sentence hehe:

    "First, ummm not really. Granted, the Dem party existed prior to the Rep party, but Ihardly think reaching back that far gains you oe anyone any argument points."

    November 8, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. just sayin

    >Wire Palladin, S. F
    >How on earth is a tax evader, jobs outsourcer, failed ex governor, money launderer, lying plutocrat ever get 48% of the vote?

    all of the unemployed people voted for him. they wanted a job.

    November 8, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "California has been an uphill battle for Republicans after redistricting moved reliably Republican seats like Bono Mack's into more Democratic territory.

    Well, there goes your credibility buddy! Nice try with the lies though."

    No it doesn't. What is hard for you to understand about there being more states that are under GOP control than under Dem control? That's what allowed them to win the gerrymandering game. You completely miss the point if you think that I was complaining about gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is just part of the system/game and everyone does it. The point was that maintaining a majority in the House based solely on the gerrymandering, while the other party received the popular vote for House seats, undermines any argument that there is some sort of "mandate" for having maintained that majority.

    It's no different than the arguments the GOP intended to make if Mittens managed to win the popular vote while losing the electoral vote...which they desperate, desperately hoped they'd be able to do when it became clear Obama would win the electoral vote. Here, intead of electoral votes, we're talking about House seats. The GOP won more of them but still lost the popular vote, so all the arguments they were going to make about Obama now apply to themselves in the House. This isn't rocket science.

    November 8, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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