A new report looking ahead at possible presidential contenders in 2016 includes one name from outside political circles — Donald Trump.
Sun News’s analysis points out that at least one betting parlor in Britain has made Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Paul Ryan the most likely candidates in the next White House race.
But it also notes that other possible contenders “being talked about and getting digital ink across political websites” includes the billionaire mogul, who mulled a run for president in 2012.
“No sooner had President Obama won the election, ‘The Donald’ began to rage on Twitter,” observes Sun News, the online site of The Toronto Sun and several other Canadian papers.
“At one point, he suggested marching on Washington. Long dangled as a prospect, it’s likely the tycoon likes the attention he gets even without running.”
Trump’s “pro” is that “he’s well known and knows how to get attention,” while his “con” is that “his reality lifestyle may not fit well at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”
In addition to Trump and Ryan, other potential GOP contenders cited by Sun News include Sen. Marco Rubio, who “would appeal to a wide spectrum of voters,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
On the Democratic side, Sun News cites Clinton, who “has the guts to be America’s first female president,” Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Mark Warner, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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