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The Republican Presidential Field of 2016 (Updated)

Did we miss anybody?

There will be a few years to figure it out.  But here are seven potential candidates who will want to be inaugurated in four years.


1.  Marco Rubio

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"For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for." 

--Senator Rubio



2. Paul Ryan


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"Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government." 

--Congressman Ryan

3.  Bob McDonnell

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"Are we a nation of guarantees or are we a nation of opportunities to achieve the American dream?" 

-- Governor Donnell


4. Jeb Bush

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"I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism."

--Governor Bush


5.  Rand Paul

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 "For most of our history, no one dared to tell Americans, 'you don't build that.' 

--Senator Paul

6.  Chris Christie

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 "I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times."

--Gov. Christie

7.  Nikki Haley


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"My parents started a business out of the living room of our home and, 30-plus years later, it was a multimillion dollar company. So, President Obama, with all due respect, don't tell me that my parents didn't build their business." 

-- Governor Haley


BONUS: (By popular demand) Bobby Jindal

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"As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language." 

--Governor Jindal


Susana Martinez


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"At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum."

-- Governor Martinez

Condoleezza Rice

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"After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history. "

-- Secretary Rice


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