Who's on the GOP presidential short list for 2016?
John Roberts reports from Atlanta
- Duration 3:34
- Date Nov 9, 2012
John Roberts reports from Atlanta
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-- the presidential election is in the rearview mirror.
No big surprise -- that people are already starting to talk about the next Republican ticket and who might be on the list short list for 2016 you seen.
Already out Marco Rubio I think has planned a trip to Iowa.
Chris Christie is you know some people who work for -- starting to take on more prominent positions so let's chat about a little bit with senior national correspondent John Roberts.
Live in Atlanta John you don't you wanna take.
A little bit of a break between the Martha you know -- -- three days after the election we're bored already you know never too early.
Talk about the next presidential election fight and -- is after the short list you've mentioned a short -- but the shortlist is actually pretty long list Clifford at the top contenders first -- all.
Congressman Paul Ryan of course it was Mitt Romney's running mate.
-- talk to people who are close to him during the election campaign they say that he hasn't really thought about when he sixty but here's a couple of things in his favor he has is they say past the readiness test.
And he can immediately -- in -- Mitt Romney's fund raising machine senator Marco Rubio you mention he's going to be in Iowa next Saturday.
The Terry Branstad birthday fund raising dinner attacked in his -- as they say follow.
Too early to talk about 2016.
Which is always the right answer when -- estimates when he sixty governor Chris Christie of course -- all tied up sandy right now he's got to face the reelection next year.
Senator Rob Portman who is Mitt Romney sparring mate in the debate preparation -- talk to his office they said he's busy with his work in the senate.
Looking toward the future of the country the economy all of the issues facing the country again.
Good answer a couple of other folks to keep an eye on to Kelly out senator from New Hampshire and governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina the Kelly -- faces reelection when he sixteen.
Will she make the decision to give a percent writes in favor running for president.
The next year Susanna Martinez governor from New Mexico governor Bobby Jindal of the Louisiana governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin governor.
Bob McDonnell of Virginia they -- all decide to take a run and then of course.
-- senator John Thune from South Dakota.
And if anybody looks like a president it's John -- and then of course there's the one name out there who -- -- could probably win -- -- -- walk if he decided to run but says he has no enthusiasm -- of course former governor Jeb Bush.
A Florida so there is -- long short list this morning mark.
-- that -- it's so interesting and and Jeb Bush's name and it comes up early in this process and you think of President Bush president George W.
Bush saying that he thinks there's nobody better he's had this you know a while back.
To run -- to a runners on we'll see now maybe you well the play.
Lot of water on the under the bridge by the time it's that decision but one thing that perhaps we'll -- by the selection is that you can't really start to -- right in terms of building that ground game.
-- in terms of building your ground game in terms of preparing for getting the the apparatus in place but what about those visits to the state.
It was said Marco Rubio is gonna go out there next week and governor O'Malley from Maryland in the democratic side was in Iowa back in September but.
He these words of wisdom and caution from Karl Rove about getting out to Iowa South Carolina New Hampshire to relentless in what problems.
Candidates who spend a lot of time in Iowa New Hampshire and South Carolina in twenty.
Thirteen and 2014 -- making a mistake.
It's important makes -- a little initial forays into there.
But you've got to you've got to build your message you've got to build your network of fundraisers around the country.
You've got to get the job that you were elected to do done and you don't -- -- Wear out your welcome and I want aware of that welcome but you gotta be prepared because a couple of Democrats -- -- could be facing a 2016 Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo when we know how well organized they are -- And thank -- -- look into the future -- got to put it forward to it.