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Presidential race 2016: Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann may run

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The American people may be in for a bit of a re-run in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Inside the Beltway.com quipped Wednesday that we needed to begin "dusting off The GOP nomination clown car." That may be a bit harsh, but it appears we may be headed into another long nightmare of a Republican primary. Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum are both making statements that they are considering another run for the presidency. Herman Cain has insinuated as much, also.

There have been a lot of pundits who have speculated that the 2012 primary season is what killed the chances of a Republican win. Why don't some of these candidates with similar views get together and run as a team? It would make good sense.

Headlines and Global News reported that Santorum is headed to Iowa in two weeks. He has repeatedly stated that he has not done anything inconsistent with running for president, but will not decide for sure until next year. He made an official announcement that he is definitely considering a run while in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The general thrust of his campaign remains "reducing regulation, creating jobs that could support families, encouraging two-parent homes and improving education."

While Santorum did maintain a lead at one point in the 2012 primary, Michelle Bachmann did not ever quite reach the same success, although she did garner a significant base of support. She has been quoted by the New York Daily News as pointing out how the media has not mentioned any Republican women as candidates. The two candidates have quite a lot in common and would make an awesome team. Usually however, the candidate seeks a vice presidential candidate who appeals to voters that he himself cannot reach.

As it looks at this point, it may be another laborious Republican primary. The only thing that could brighten the whole primary season would be a Democratic primary battle between Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden. Now, there is a debate we would not want to miss.

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