Rob Portman http://wvxu.org en Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? http://wvxu.org/post/could-portman-or-kasich-be-nominee-cleveland-convention <p></p><p>Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p><p><em>Hooray for you, </em>Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.</p><p>Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?</p><p>There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29093 at http://wvxu.org Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-6 <p>WVXU's political reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talks with Maryanne Zeleznik, about the possibility of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman as a presidential candidate in 2016.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:56:02 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 27443 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Rand Paul, possible GOP presidential candidate, rips into Hillary Clinton here http://wvxu.org/post/rand-paul-possible-gop-presidential-candidate-rips-hillary-clinton-here <p>There was no declaration of candidacy for president Friday night when Rand Paul appeared before a large crowd at the Hamilton County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner, but he sounded like a man who may well run.</p><p>And, before a crowd of over 600 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the junior senator from Kentucky made it clear that if he does run and becomes the 2016 GOP nominee, he knows who his Democratic opponent will be – former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 00:49:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26834 at http://wvxu.org Rand Paul, possible GOP presidential candidate, rips into Hillary Clinton here Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-politics-chat-presidential-politics-and-little-baseball <p>WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:54:32 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24909 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president http://wvxu.org/post/gop-convention-here-might-end-nominating-neighbor-president <p>Alright, let’s assume for the moment that Cincinnati does land the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention.</p><p>What would the chances be that the eventual nominee of the GOP turns out to be from Ohio, the host state, or right across the river in Kentucky?</p><p>It’s a long shot, but by no means outside the realm of possibility.</p><p>Despite having an Electoral College map that works decidedly against them, the Republicans seemingly have more potential 2016 presidential contenders than Heinz has varieties.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24823 at http://wvxu.org A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president