With Barack Obama re-elected as the US President on November 6, 2012, speculation is already rife that the 2016 presidential elections in the US may see the Republicans fail to recover from the defeat and win the vote.
Rumors are circulating that current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, and that this will help the Democrats to prevail.
Although Obama is due to take his presidential oath on January 21, US analysts have already started speculating on possible scenarios for the 2016 elections.
Republican Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 elections is a sign that the Republican Party is currently in the grip of crisis, analysts say. According to them, the Republicans failed to consider a spate of demographic, social and political changes in the society. Some analysts say that the Republican Party’s tarnished image may prevent it from retaining a balance of power in the coming years.
They were echoed by a host of prominent Republicans who openly lamented the absence of charismatic Republican leaders who could win the 2016 elections. Earlier this week, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said that the Republicans will be unable to win if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016.