Democratic strategist James Carville had a dire warning for Republicans unconcerned about their upcoming candidate’s electability in the 2016 presidential election, saying that “if it loses the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party will be extinct.”
Carville spoke on ABC’s “This Week” about the Republican Party’s possible match-up against whom he considers to be his party’s “presumptive nominee,” Hillary Clinton.
The political strategist noted the tea party and establishment wings of the Republican Party were clearly at odds, but declared that Republicans should not consider ideology in their search for a 2016 candidate.
“They’re not going to not nominate somebody because of Common Core. Trust me,” Carville said, possibly referring to Jeb Bush’s support of the controversial federal education program. “The party knows — and I use this word advisably — that if it loses the 2016 presidential election the Republican Party will be extinct.”
“We heard that in 2008,” conservative radio host Laura Ingraham interjected.
“This’ll be the 6th out 7th election it lost the popular vote,” he continued. “Republicans want to win this, and they will do — that’s gonna be the biggest issue in January 2016: ‘I can beat Hillary Clinton. We’ve got to win this election.’”
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