2016 is a long way off and we don't even know the players yet.<quoted text>
I suspect about as well as its worked out for the Republicans shuffling the also-rans to the top of the ticket. In 2016 should we expect a Clinton/Gingrich matchup? That's just got too much historical irony to be plausible.
The chances of Hillary getting the nomination without serious opposition are very small.
Look for an Obama surrogate in the race, getting the support of the Obama machine.