At this point in 2015, no major Republican had announced their candidacy for President. In fact, it wasn’t until March when Senator Ted Cruz tipped off the GOP announcements, followed by what many thought was too large of a field.
Democrats looked at that and said, “Hold my beer.”
There seems to be a rush to get in the mix, while other prominent names are being pushed by their bases. Even Hillary Clinton, two-times shunned by the people, isn’t ruling out a run.
Steve Hilton and his panel seemed to think Senator Kamala Harris is the early frontrunner, though her challenges with being a “cop” may turn off the progressive base that doesn’t necessarily agree with the concepts of law and order. Then you have Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren, who have challenges of their own.
I stand by my belief that when the dust settles, former Representative Beto O’Rourke will pick up the Bernie Sanders mantle and take it up against President Trump. But it’s definitely too early to tell.