The smart money says John Boehner will almost certainly be re-elected speaker of the House Thursday.
That’s not to say he’s done such an outstanding job. But there doesn’t seem to be a credible candidate willing to challenge him.
Nonetheless, some activists have confidently declared the votes are there to oust Boehner; that someone else — though it’s not clear who — will emerge and win the speakership.
And if this savior is not to be found in the House, he or she will be found outside of it. Nothing says the speaker of the House has to be an elected member of the House, after all.
In the unlikely chance that a consensus emerges to boot Boehner on Thursday, The Daily Caller has dutifully come up with a list of possible candidates to lead the GOP in the House in the 113th Congress.
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