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 Fiddytree View Post
    We should quote this just in case he's wrong.
    He is wrong. You can quote that too!
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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 a smart move for him. I applaud Christie's evasiveness. It's a quality the American people don't like, but need when voting for their leaders.
    I disagree. Stand for something or fall for anything. The one that puts it out front what he believes and why without pussyfooting around is a man of his convictions. The one that won't has no convictions and changes like a chameleon when it benefits him .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I disagree. Stand for something or fall for anything. The one that puts it out front what he believes and why without pussyfooting around is a man of his convictions. The one that won't do that has no convictions.
    Why? 3 years out and he needs to throw some bones to the base. He just needs to figure out what those are. Give all of your ideas at once, you give the opposition 3 years to attack it. Frankly, the truth would kill the Tea Party. They tend to reject folks for having the audacity to be honest in at least one area they don't like. Meanwhile, the most honest ones they like are the ones that can't get elected for the general election.

    It's a stupid policy Tea Partiers want.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Select all you would be happy with as the republican nominee for president in 2016. Please only vote if you are not a democrat and would potentially vote republican in the 2016 presidential race. Also please add other names I missed in the thread.

    Adding poll, please be patient.
    My preference is Christie, in close second it's Jeb. After that I could accept Ryan or Walker. I could swallow Rubio. I probably could not vote for Rand Paul. If somehow it came down to Keyes or Cruz I'd be tempted to vote for Clinton to register my frustration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Select all you would be happy with as the republican nominee for president in 2016. Please only vote if you are not a democrat and would potentially vote republican in the 2016 presidential race. Also please add other names I missed in the thread.

    Adding poll, please be patient.
    You started this thread just to show me how I should have done my thread didn't you?
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    I'm hoping Rand Paul wins personally. He stands almost exactly as I do on almost every single issue.
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    You started this thread just to show me how I should have done my thread didn't you?
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    Not for that reason, no. But your thread is what started the thought process.
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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
    Why? 3 years out and he needs to throw some bones to the base. He just needs to figure out what those are. Give all of your ideas at once, you give the opposition 3 years to attack it. Frankly, the truth would kill the Tea Party. They tend to reject folks for having the audacity to be honest in at least one area they don't like. Meanwhile, the most honest ones they like are the ones that can't get elected for the general election.

    It's a stupid policy Tea Partiers want.
    No your "assumptions" are false.

    First off the "base" is sick and tired of being used every election cycle thrown the "bones" as you described only to see they were nothing more than lies to gain our support. We end up holding our nose to vote for the Republican elite well funded moderate candidate that it takes a microscope to determine the differences between him and his opponent. A Republican moderate boils down to being the asshole in the room who loves big government as much as the left and thinks with a few little tweaks can do it better than his opponents. The voters see it and vote for the Democrat that promises them more free stuff.

    Second- every Tea party conservative, libertarian, and independent basis for every one of their principles is in the Constitution.

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY means not overspending, and not burdening our children and grandchildren with our bills. In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity [is] swindling futurity on a large scale.” A more fiscally responsible government will take fewer taxes from our paychecks.

    CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED GOVERNMENT means power resides with the people and not with the government. Governing should be done at the most local level possible where it can be held accountable. America’s founders believed that government power should be limited, enumerated, and constrained by our Constitution. Tea Party Patriots agree. The American people make this country great, not our government.

    FREE MARKET ECONOMICS made America an economic superpower that for at least two centuries provided subsequent generations of Americans more opportunities and higher standards of living. An erosion of our free markets through government intervention is at the heart of America’s current economic decline, stagnating jobs, and spiraling debt and deficits. Failures in government programs and government-controlled financial markets helped spark the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Further government interventions and takeovers have made this Great Recession longer and deeper. A renewed focus on free markets will lead to a more vibrant economy creating jobs and higher standards of living for future generations.

    Third- One of the major differences between a moderate and a Tea party conservative is the Tea Party conservative/libertarian will stand up in the middle of the road for what they believe expecting to get hit by the left and the moderates within their own party. Where the moderates are more like chameleons changing colors to hide among the foliage... when it comes close to election time then by Gawd they declare themselves "conservative" and pander to the base for their future votes just to get elected and once in office act like a flaming big government, big spending Democrat once again.

    Anyone supporting a moderate will not shrink the size of government, nor will it solve our debt problem. It will not restore the balance of powers greatly needed between Federal and State governments. A moderate would be just another FAIL.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Select all you would be happy with as the republican nominee for president in 2016. Please only vote if you are not a democrat and would potentially vote republican in the 2016 presidential race. Also please add other names I missed in the thread.

    Adding poll, please be patient.
    while its early it is still interesting because it brings to light two issues that will need addressed come 2016.

    I like certain stances of Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Jon Huntsman with Christie being the fav but they re going to have the same issue many GOPers will have.

    Now im sure like many people the important things are Finance/economy and employment. Then probably education.

    but being the way media and politics are right now any GOPer is going to have to back seat the social issues and change the verbiage of the delivery/message. The hottest media/fearmonger topics being Equal rights for gays and abortion. Anybody running cant have have a very strict negative outlook on those issues and other social issues, its simply not going to work. Now if personally they want to stand strong in those beliefs thats fine but if its part of their campaign/running platform thats not going to work on a presidential level. IMO i dont think there will ever be a president again that has a negative view of those two topics IN their campaign/running platform.


    next is who runs for the Dems. IF Hilary run and IF she gets the nod i dont see anybody on that list that beats her. Christie is the only one that could even have a chance but I think thats a tall order. AGain this is based on her getting the nod, if its not her then I think its wide open with Christie being the favorite to "win" BUT theres a lot of GOPers that dont like him

    and lastly its only 2013 . . . this could all change
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    Re: For Non Democrats Only: Who Would You Like To See Win The 2016 Republican Primar

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I bet that would be interesting, the godfather of Godfathers Pizza. At least he came up with a plan on the deficit, perhaps his numbers were way off, but his 9-9-9 plan did catch my attention. I think I would like to pick the brain of John Huntsman, after all he speaks fluent Chinese.
    I was impressed by Huntsman, ESPECIALLY his ability to speak Chinese. However, he was made fun of in his own party for knowing that language. (Some Republicans are suspicious of academic prowess and foreign knowledge.) I didn't think that Huntsman had the oomph, the charisma to win a nat'l election, though. But maybe the country is ready for someone low key. (I doubt it, tho.)

    Herman Caine is a joke, IMO. His 9-9-9 plan was funny, but that's all. He wasn't a very knowledgeable man, didn't seem particularly intelligent, and didn't communicate well (except to repeat 9-9-9 a lot). He was the comic relief in the primary.

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