the election results can be seen in large part as a referendum on
's first two years in office. and that has some people looking ahead to
republicans haven't even finished their
yet and they're already eyeing the other end of
locked in their plans to recover the
. republicans basking in the glow of victory are now dreaming of an even bigger prize, the republicans known for picking their heir apparent are now entering unfamiliar territory, with the
who's term is it to win the nomination? but this time there's a real vacuum.
may look more like the
ncaa basketball tournament
. first the establishment bracket, including former
who ran in
, the former
governor of minnesota
. and former
. analysts say one of these candidates may be best equipped to take on
, those are three that i'm going to be watching very, very carefully.
and there's the
ran before and could again. along with perennial hopeful former
. but they may all be eclipsed by
who admits she is considering a run.
to do it, then of course i would believe that we should do this.
the key question when it comes to picking the nominee, will the
i think the
will be involved in choosing our nominee. but i don't think it will be anything like monolithic.
face a charger within his own party?
it's on to the next fight. it's on to the next battle. it's on to
the other outside possibility, a third party candidate. if
divides the republicans, don't rule out a run by new
bloomberg, and he could pay his way.
will go a long ways to retool his own message and that begins with his post election news conference later tod today.
i would have to say it's a huge republican victory, with an asterisk and the asterisk is the senate. and i say this because all of a sudden if i'm
, i'm feeling great and i don't have to worry about a republican senate. i can say hey, the democratic senate and the democratic president are holding everything up.
i did what i could.
let's pick up on what you said and talk about these independents, we learned something about them, they are a fickle group and they don't have a lot of patience and just as they didn't have patience with the democrats over these last few years and got rid of them, what are they going to be expecting from republicans over these next two years?
this group can move again in the next two years. i think the big message here is that americans don't want government to play the role that it's been playing. it wants it to play a smaller role. and to your point, the independent voters are going to render that judgment and quickly. they want to see less government, less spending, that's the focus now, cutting
, that's what you're going to hear republicans talk about every day, every week.
but if you have a democratic controlled house and a republican controlled senate.
when you were interviewing rand paul, they have support for gridlock. they want less government and that means they don't want action from congress. i think the obama coalition has disappeared in two years. the
, the independents the minorities, they were not there for him.
how is he going to get them back?
he has to retool the message. i'm not certain that it's possible to put it together that quickly without either fighting with congress or working with congress. i'm not sure how he reaches outs and figures out the strategy.
futons for everybody.
andrea david and chuck, thank