The 2012 election is over but attention has already turned toward who could make a run for the White House in 2016. Here are some of the most likely candidates, according to the Wall Street Journal and International Business Times.
(Democrats) Hillary Clinton -- The Secretary of State has repeatedly said she's not interested in running in 2016, but her approval ratings are sky high. No Democrat could rival her name recognition, fundraising prowess or her network of support.
Joe Biden -- The vice presidency gives Biden an unrivaled platform to position himself for 2016, but his age (he would 74 in 2016) and his penchant for the occasional indelicate remark may be big liabilities.
Cory Booker -- Newark's heroic mayor is a staple on cable news who has parlayed that exposure to build a national profile from the unlikely perch of a big -city mayor. He holds degrees from Stanford, Oxford, and Yale Law School.
Andrew Cuomo was thrust into the national spotlight when he was Governor of New York.
Martin O'Malley is the governor of Maryland and serves as the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.
Deval Patrick is the governor of Massachussets and brought down the house at the Democratic National Convention this year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down pleas to run in 2012.
Paul Ryan lost with Mitt Romney, but remains on the radar as a top fiscal conservative for 2016.
Jeb Bush was the former governor of Florida and has expressed regret about not seeking the Oval Office sooner.
Bob McDonnell is the governor of Virgina and is considered a GOP hopeful when it comes to defense.
Sarah Palin ran for vice president in 2008 but still draws big crowds of GOP supporters.
Marco Rubio is a leading hispanic-conservative and appeals to latino Republicans.