In the wake of news surrounding Mitt Romney that he is considering a third White House run and the Washington Post’s Dan Balz report on “weary” reactions to dynastic politics, politicos believe the lane is wide open for a stealth candidate to appear.
On the Democratic side, the name on everybody’s lips is Elizabeth Warren and, as New York Times columnist David Brooks opined Sunday, the “superhighway” is “wide open” for someone of her ilk to make a move at the presidency in 2016.
Brooks made the remark to “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd Sunday morning.
“Going back to Peter Hart, as Bush steps out, as Romney and Clinton step out, the country is recoiling,” Brooks said. “That focus group is part of the recoil.”
“If ever there was a superhighway for Elizabeth Warren and somebody like that, that is wide open,” Brooks remarked, with MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell mentioning Sen. Rand Paul in the same manner.
According to Balz, 12 voters in a focus group, conducted by Peter Hart for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, reacted with disdain toward dynastic politics that 2016 could be heading toward.
Voters slammed the likes of Bush and Clinton, seemingly seconding Brooks’ Sunday comment.