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In the Crossfire: Who has the early edge in 2016?
November 18th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Who has the early edge in 2016?

Jockeying for the 2016 presidential race: one Republican governor says Washington insiders need not apply, while some continue to tout the most likely Democrat.

All eyes on 2016 – who has the early edge?

In the Crossfire: Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile. They join hosts Van Jones and S.E. Cupp at 6:30p ET to make their case.

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Would you vote for a 2016 presidential candidate without any experience in Washington? Here's what S.E. Cupp and Van Jones have to say about it:


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  1. Jonathan Heimer

    How about Crossfire does something really crazy like cover the news? And stop talking about an election that is 3 years away.

    November 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  2. REGinAZ

    An observation after reading up on "Schunpeter – the economist" recommended by "Big Kahuna": The theory presented, in part, predicts the fall of "capitalism" due to the capitalists' elimination of the middle-class, which the economy actually needs. Sounds exactly like what we are seeing today, with "greed" running rampant and actually pushing for a two-class society with "the money" constantly being aggressive to feed their insatiable "more" (never enough) appetite while the majority continually looses. I think that we can simply forget that America became great and had dynamic growth with "capitalism" that was coupled with integrity and moral values, with pride that included a conscience, where today there is really run away greed with everything measured only in dollars – however acquired, and people always just striving for more anyway they can get it. Not trying to be a purist or an idealist but just noting an educated view that has considerable correlation to what is going on today – for whatever it is worth. "Capitalism" is the way but without some "socialism", without a conscience it can be evil, while with a social conscience it can be a true "democracy" that can actually be beneficial to all of society. Just an observation that has applicability to our current politics.

    November 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  3. Minnie Mouse

    I would vote for someone who's unknown or doesn't have experience if they have good ideas, plans of action and things that will be good for our country like: Creating jobs, getting everyone into college with Pell grants, reduce our debt, reforming all entitlement programs because they all need it, gun control and new laws, raise minimum wage, affordable housing, school security, reforming all schools because they need it (these kids don't even get to go outside to play anymore) 15 minutes if they are lucky, teach real communications skills besides social media, the inter-net ect..

    Kids need to go back to basics at school pencil, paper, physically active, arts, culture and let alone it's affordable for schools. If the country keeps up as is with all the computer technology this will not be affordable in the end and will be passed off to the parents. We all have computers at home!

    If anyone seriously thinks about it, no one has experience in being a president because the job is only open every four years. You don't get any on the job training like most jobs and no one has any experience in being a president as a woman because a woman has never been elected.

    The job is open to anyone who applies themselves, has solid plans and ideas that can be transformed into reality, can tell the truth, not afraid of hard work, has good work ethics, no baggage, and puts our country first and not themselves.

    There's no edge to anyone. Everyone gets the same 50% chance, you either win or you lose.

    November 19, 2013 at 9:04 am | Reply
  4. fred

    2014 is leading, 2015 is right behind it and both are well ahead of 2016.

    November 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  5. rsoller

    I have always enjoyed CNN's lively debates, but I have to say the news commentator with the black glasses reminds me of bat girl and I have trouble taking her commentary seriously. I can't believe I am the only one that feels that way. Maybe she should consider changing the color of her frames so people would take her comments more seriously and give more credibility to CNN's programs

    November 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply

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