It is hard to understand why political pundits talk about the demise of the Republican Party when it has such a strong group of future young leaders, as mentioned in Doyle McManus' column. To wit: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker. To that list, I'd add Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
While the Republicans have their issues, it is the Democrats with a real leadership problem. For 2016, the best they can come up with is Hillary Rodham Clinton (who will be 69 on election day in 2016) and Vice President Joe Biden (who will be 73).