Mitchell Reports | November 08, 2012
>>> we have barely survived the political ads, debate and polls and there's talk of 2016 . joining me now, "time's" managing editor, richard stengel . say it isn't so.
>> the political class, andrea, folks leak us and i think professional consultants, they have been thinking about it already.
>> and the candidates themselves, possible candidates. you have a special commemorative election issue. but you've done portraits and talked about 2016 candidates. first and foremost, certainly a lot of speculation about hillary clinton . could we have a hillary clinton / jeb bush race in 2016 ?
>> i wouldn't rule anything out. we have there is great photo portfolio of folks and we called the article 2016 . people weren't posing for it because they said hey i know i'm running for president then. but certainly the idea who is who will be the leaders of the republican party and the democratic party going forward? obviously with barack obama now a two-term president whose term limited , there will be two fresh nominees from each party. and as you know in terms of fund-raising and all of these things people think and things people think years in advance. the next day there were lots of people that started to click and think about 2016 .
>> joe biden on election day was asked is this the last time you'd be voting for yourself, and he said he didn't think so. joe biden is thinking about another run and running for president again, which he's done before. he would hope with a better outcome. there's also andrew cuomo , frort and foremost in new york state certainly with all of the budget and other crises but now with the storm crisis. and chris christie on the republican side .
>> yes. certainly being governor of new york has classically been a great platform to run for president from, and i think could be again. you know, andrew is mindful, of course, of the experience of his father, who was also a governor of new york , who contemplated running for president and never actually did. chris yisy also because of his performance during the great storm, because of the fact that he's a man who speaks his mind, because he was someone that the republican party -- some of them who might wish he had run this time, he's certainly very well positioned for 2016 .
>> who else in the republican -- when we talk about the republican ranks, you have to talk about marco rubio . he's positioning him and giving foreign policy speeches and certainly a party that is challenged by its inability to communicate with the rising latino population has to look at marco rubio .
>> a lot of people after the day after the lakz thought why didn't we nominate rubio with romney he. how do we appeal to this -- the fastest growing population group of latinos, and marco rubio would be one way?
>> what about paul ryan ? i'm not sure you have a portrait he of paul ryan .
>> we got famous with him lifting those weights. certainly, he goes to the very top of the list of the republican party of people who would be positioned to run in 2016 . certainly for those parts of the republican party , people whobl, you know, what? maybe our nominee wasn't conservative enough rather than too conservative. people may say let's put paul ryan right there in the mix.
>> thanks so much. we look forward to the new issue of "time" magazine out now, and we will be right