View Poll Results: Favorite rumored candidate in the 2016 election

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  • Hillary Clinton

    23 27.06%
  • Joe Biden

    3 3.53%
  • Martin O'Malley

    2 2.35%
  • Andrew Cuomo

    0 0%
  • Paul Ryan

    3 3.53%
  • Marco Rubio

    4 4.71%
  • Chris Christie

    11 12.94%
  • Jeb Bush

    2 2.35%
  • Other

    37 43.53%
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Thread: 2016 Election

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's what makes politics great - you're allowed to call my view silly while making an inane statement of your own.
    Hardly inane. To label Bush as the only qualified individual on the list above would indicate that Gubernatorial experience in addition to a short stint as Commerce Secretary handily outweighs, in the case of Cuomo, cabinet level experience in addition to being both Attorney General and Governor of a State slightly more populous and arguably more prominent on a National Scale. O'Malley's resume as both a two term Mayor and Governor of a prominent city and state would also match up favorably.

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Okay. Well I would still of course vote for him over Hillary.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Oh ... well he is the Gov of Jersey and the Springsteen thing falls easily into helping the "one of the good Republicans" ethos.

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Hey CJ, whenever I hear Jeb Bush's name, I assume his chances wouldn't be good because of Bush fatigue. I think Hillary has an advantage of having Bill on her side, as a lot of people like him for some reason. I have the feeling that Bush 1 and 2 would be liabilities.
    Good morning JC - hope you're doing well these days. As time passes, people forget the irrational hatred they had for former Presidents during the times they served. Just look at Bush 1 - people now fondly remember having a well rounded, experienced, statesman in the White House and not so much the flip on no new taxes. Bush 2 is also less reviled at this point. The Bush name will never draw in the hard-core liberal wingers and elites, but it will draw back much of the conservative middle and the independents who are mostly from the right.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Hardly inane. To label Bush as the only qualified individual on the list above would indicate that Gubernatorial experience in addition to a short stint as Commerce Secretary handily outweighs, in the case of Cuomo, cabinet level experience in addition to being both Attorney General and Governor of a State slightly more populous and arguably more prominent on a National Scale. O'Malley's resume as both a two term Mayor and Governor of a prominent city and state would also match up favorably.
    Actually, you could through any Democrat into the ring in either New York or Maryland and they'd get elected Governor - and Clinton had to run to New York to get elected to the Senate and ran a terrible primary campaign for President - those aren't big accomplishments. And when was the last time you had a President elected from either of those states. Cuomo's father was much more accomplished and got nowhere in a run for President and half of O'Malley's family probably doesn't recognize who he is. Bush, on the other hand, has both successful experience and instant name recognition, he's a southern ex-Governor, always a plus, and he has an hispanic wife and beautiful, fun family. He's just the kind of person people gravitate to.

    But my opinion is no more valid than yours. It'll be fun to watch.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Okay. Well I would still of course vote for him over Hillary.
    That's a given.

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    The democrat field is pretty thin.

    You got Hillary, and.... well, Hillary.

    Not Hillary. Please.
    Agreed. Nothing good comes from Bill being in the White House.
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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, you could through any Democrat into the ring in either New York or Maryland and they'd get elected Governor -
    and Clinton had to run to New York to get elected to the Senate and ran a terrible primary campaign for President -
    those aren't big accomplishments. And when was the last time you had a President elected from either of those states. Cuomo's father was much more accomplished and got nowhere in a run for President and half of O'Malley's family probably doesn't recognize who he is. Bush, on the other hand, has both successful experience and instant name recognition, he's a southern ex-Governor, always a plus, and he has an hispanic wife and beautiful, fun family. He's just the kind of person people gravitate to.

    But my opinion is no more valid than yours. It'll be fun to watch.
    Against Obama, Hillary was up against inevitability.
    Why?
    Because race trumped gender and all his other baggage ... as well as the thinnest of resumes.
    How do we know this?
    Consider this actual episode during the Democrat Primary & ask yourself if any other candidate could have avoided a charge of sexism.
    Remember?

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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Agreed. Nothing good comes from Bill being in the White House.
    Maybe Monica could get a job on the First Gentleman's staff.
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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Maybe Monica could get a job on the First Gentleman's staff.
    That was bound to be said.....
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    Re: 2016 Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I would like to see Hillary run but I think the next election should be a fresh face or someone new.
    I can just see Billy now, ****ing everything in the Lincoln Bedroom.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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