Political journalists, consultants, officeholders, and candidates are, let’s be honest, junkies. They’re addicted. They can never get enough of politics, political speculation, or campaigning. The object of life for many of them isn’t to govern, but to win. For them, the four years between presidential elections isn’t when government policies are debated and enacted, it’s just part of the election cycle, akin to a major league baseball or NFL football season.
So, it was no surprise on election night to see the pundits speculating on who the Democratic and Republican Party candidates in 2016 would be. (That’s when I turned off the TV and pulled out a book.)
Nor was it surprising to learn that within days of the election, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was off to Iowa to lend his help to the state GOP with a fundraiser.
Yesterday, Ann Althouse reported on an informal poll conducted among “right of center bloggers” as to their preferred GOP presidential candidates for 2016.
(Read the whole thing here.)