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  • Chris Christie

    15 20.55%
  • Rand Paul

    15 20.55%
  • Paul Ryan

    6 8.22%
  • Marco Rubio

    10 13.70%
  • Bob McDonnell

    1 1.37%
  • Jeb Bush

    3 4.11%
  • Rick Santorum

    1 1.37%
  • Bobby Jindal

    2 2.74%
  • Rob Portman

    4 5.48%
  • Other

    16 21.92%
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Thread: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Please nominate Jeb Bush so we can have a complete shut out.
    don't you mean strike out?
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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    I was pro-Hunstman in the primaries, but now that Romney has run and lost, a Hunstman campaign will remind people too much of Mittens, just because they're both Mormon. Simple as that.

    Rand Paul is a stubborn man like his father, so no.

    Jindal is a fundamentalist, so no.

    McDonnell is basically Santorum with a better haircut.

    Jeb Bush is a G, but his last name is tainted.

    Chris Christie is a gaffe machine.

    Paul Ryan is a lapdog with no substance.

    Rob Portman is probably the best choice on the list, but he's not getting younger and honestly, I don't think he really wants the job.

    Rubio is a maybe, but he's still pretty much nobody on the national stage. He has a lot of ground to cover if he wants to be anything but the token Hispanic Republican.
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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I find that patently ridiculous
    Ok how so? Take this election for example. With the libertarian vote, Romney would have added 1+ million votes, and would've done far better with women. Also keep in mind that during the primaries, Paul polled better against Obama than any other Republican candidate. A socially liberal fiscal conservative would probably be even more appealing to certain minority groups and some Democrats.
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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    Please God... not Rick Santorum again.


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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    No option for Mitch Daniels? Certainly as weighty a resume as any candidate on the list above, and would likely appeal to moderate demographics.

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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    today i like ::

    Rubio/Haley

    too far away to make a firm decision

    We definitely need a woman in the race, IMO,
    tho Haley may be too good looking for women to like her, and vote for her, out of jealousy' of her looks & Not consider her Intelligence and achievements as Gov.

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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Please nominate Jeb Bush so we can have a complete shut out.
    I vote we crown Obama King of New Amerika.

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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    IMO, this is a sign of who not to support:

    National Journal 2016 Insiders Poll: Bush and Rubio Strongest Potential GOP Nominees | Race 4 2012

    I voted for Rand Paul because I can't trust the others to uphold the Constitution. I feel good about his chances too. He is much more mainstream and well liked than his father, and can appeal to the social, fiscal, and libertarian wings of the party at the same time.

    He can get early momentum in the early states. Look at what his dad did and go from there. Ron lost Iowa by 3%; Ron Paulers now control the Iowa Republican party. Ron got 23% of the vote in New Hampshire even though Romney practically lived there; it is very libertarian leaning. In South Carolina, Paul got 12%. This is where things may go differently. Rand is very close with DeMint. Paul supporter and state senator Tom Davis will likely challenge Lindsey Graham in 2014 and win, I am following the fundamentals of this race closely. Mark Sanford voted for Ron Paul. Rand may very well have the endorsements of both Senators and a former Governor which would help him win this state. Florida is the roadblock, especially if Rubio or Bush runs. If they both run, that would split it, but they won't I don't think. Nevada is a caucus, and Ron got 18% last time; there is a heavy Mormon population that went for Romney and he won't be running again. I think Rand will have the Tea Party grassroots enabling a win there. Colorado I don't know much about really; Ron got 12%. In Minnesota, Ron got 27%, and get this: his supporters also gained control of the party in that state. This should be another good showing. Missouri I don't really know about. Then comes Maine, where Ron lost by a percentage point and where Rand should win handily.

    I could go on but those start to depend on how it goes up until this point.
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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    isn't it like too freaking early to plot out support for the next election - the world could end before it gets here.
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    Re: As a Republian, who do you turn to in 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Lots of possibilities.
    None of them being worthy of consideration, imo.
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