View Poll Results: Who would you like to see as the republican nominee, select all that apply

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  • Paul Ryan

    10 12.35%
  • Rand Paul

    25 30.86%
  • Ted Cruz

    15 18.52%
  • Marco Rubio

    10 12.35%
  • Chris Christie

    36 44.44%
  • Scott Walker

    6 7.41%
  • Jeb Bush

    10 12.35%
  • Jon Huntsman

    15 18.52%
  • Alan Keyes

    2 2.47%
  • Other

    17 20.99%
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Thread: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primary

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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Sometimes, not showing up for a Republican candidate is a more powerful message to the party than showing up.
    Only if people promote the idea that people stayed at home because of that particular candidate, and they could account for a desired candidate or platform to rally behind. If not, then you accomplished far less than you had hoped. 1912 saw a horrible level of voter participation, but that didn't get the focus. What did was Roosevelt and Taft.

    More often than not, voting sends a better message, even if it means voting against your usual party.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Only if people promote the idea that people stayed at home because of that particular candidate, and they could account for a desired candidate or platform to rally behind. If not, then you accomplished far less than you had hoped.
    Not in the long term. If the Republican party continually loses national elections, then it will be forced to re-brand...which is the intended effect.

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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't have a vote, but I participated in the poll anyway because the choice America makes affects more than just America - hopefully, America has had it's fill of a celebrity spokesmodel as leader now and you'll pick someone who actually has run something successfully before - I prefer Jeb Bush over Chris Christie, but either would be miles better than the person taking up space in the Oval Office now.
    I kinda like ol' Jeb too. But I think his last name might be a hindrance. Myself, I don't want any last name in the Whitehouse that's been there in the last 30 years.

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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You mean like an old school conservative? A REAL conservative?

    I hope the GOP does run this kind of candidate because I see nothing coming from the democrat side worthy of my vote.

    But it's still early yet.
    An old-school, Goldwater-era conservative is the only kind of candidate worth voting for, but since nobody in either major party has any clue what fiscal responsibility means, that's extremely unlikely.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Not in the long term. If the Republican party continually loses national elections, then it will be forced to re-brand...which is the intended effect.
    That's why it makes more sense to add to the other candidate's numbers than be included among the invisible statistic, which tends to give us scant information about motivations behind a lack of participation. Third parties typically exemplified an actual measurement of problems within a main party, in comparison with non-voting.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Not in the long term. If the Republican party continually loses national elections, then it will be forced to re-brand...which is the intended effect.
    The problem is, they're not doing that. All they're doing is moving farther and farther toward the right. That's what happens when religious stupidity gets into bed with political ideology.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's why it makes more sense to add to the other candidate's numbers than be included among the invisible statistic.
    I'm not going to vote for a candidate that I don't like out of spite for the other...unless it's a Clinton or Bush haha.

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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    I'm not going to vote for a candidate that I don't like out of spite for the other...unless it's a Clinton or Bush haha.
    Well, if you don't want to think strategically, that's fine, but I'm not above politics. I happily vote in another party's primary to deflate the numbers of a specific candidate, and then vote against the winner of the primary later in the general election.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I kinda like ol' Jeb too. But I think his last name might be a hindrance. Myself, I don't want any last name in the Whitehouse that's been there in the last 30 years.
    I'm not worried about the man's last name - I'm just worried about the man's temperment, his experience, his ability to play well with others, his ability to articulate principles he believes in and lives by, etc. And the fact that he has the quintessential American nuclear mixed marriage family unit is a true bonus at this time in America's history.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The problem is, they're not doing that. All they're doing is moving farther and farther toward the right. That's what happens when religious stupidity gets into bed with political ideology.
    They will have to eventually. Like it or not, the country is moving Center-Left...probably because there is no Center-Right alternative at the national level. I hope they learn this lesson earlier than later or we'll have another round of mediocre to bad liberal presidents/Congresses.

    Nothing against Cruz and the TP. They serve some kind of purpose and represent their districts, but I don't think they can win a national election.

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