Democratic strategist James Carville warned Sunday that if the GOP loses the 2016 presidential election it will be "extinct," adding that because of this a pro-Common Core nominee might be possible.
“Fast forward to January 2016,” Carville said, speaking on a "This Week" roundtable. “The most likely, though not the only scenario, is Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee."
"Everybody’s going to have a poll in the field showing how they fare in the general election against Hillary," he continued. "They’re not going to not nominate somebody because of Common Core. Trust me."
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“The party knows, and I use this word advisedly, that if it loses the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party as we know it today will be extinct," he added.
“We heard that in 2008, too,” conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham interjected.
“This will be the sixth out of seventh election they’ve lost the popular vote,” Carville countered. “The Republicans want to win this. That's going to be the biggest issue in January 2016: I can beat Hillary Clinton."
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