Will Hillary Clinton run for president? Might Jeb Bush jump in the race? Is hope for a Chris Christie candidacy gone, or does he have a second chapter in national politics? Can Marco Rubio revive conservative enthusiasm for his political future? Will Rand Paul inspire a libertarian groundswell? Does anyone care whether Joe Biden wants to move up to president?

President Barack Obama has more than two years left in office, we haven’t settled the 2014 off-year election yet, but fascination prevails for the 2016 run for the White House. The fever would be hotter were it not for the high-stakes contest over control of the U.S. Senate in November.

The questions above don’t begin to cover the range of possible contenders in the next presidential election.

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