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On his Wash Post chat today, Chris Cillizza fielded the inevitable question about 2012. Actually, I think he was asked about 2016, but only went as far out as handicapping the likely 2012 field.
It's practically all govs for the GOP. I wonder if that will hold true. I've been wondering whether governors -- by the nature of their jobs more pragmatic than members of Congress -- will offer a relatively centrist alternative face for the party, in comparison with the heavily conservative caucuses that are likely to be left in place following tonight.
"If the polls are right and Barack Obama is elected president today," Cillizza wrote, "here's a quick guesstimate on the 2012 GOP field:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Former House Speaker Newt Ginchrich
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
Who am I missing?"
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