Now that Chris Christie has had gastric band surgery he must be the front runner ?
The presumptive Democrat nominee is Hillary Clinton but how will the GOP work out?
Liz Mair a political aide to Scott Walker had to leave his campaign after it emerged she wasn't in favour of Iowa's position as the first to vote. She argued Iowa was much more religiously conservative than average and thus skewed the race.
Jeb Bush is another likely candidate and he stoked some ire by asking any firms/consultants he retained to be exclusively available to him. Bush is the Establishment favourite but him running against Clinton would be very odd. Chris Christie may run looking for 'Establishment' votes but he is damaged already imo
Ted Cruz will be first to declare and is the likely Tea Party favourite : Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday - Houston Chronicle ...though he will have to battle Rand Paul for that segment
Rubio, Trump and Jindal are all possible candidates too
Best overview is here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/us/politics/2016-presidential-candidates.html
It will, as ever, be a challenge to:
1) Win the campaign
2) Not tack too hard to the right
3) Not to get damaged