View Poll Results: REPUBLICANS ONLY PLEASE- YOUR TOP CHOICE FOR 2016 REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT

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  • Ted Cruz

    51 30.36%
  • Rand Paul

    50 29.76%
  • Marco Rubio

    2 1.19%
  • Mike Huckabee

    2 1.19%
  • Chris Christie

    18 10.71%
  • Rick Perry

    2 1.19%
  • Rick Santorum

    12 7.14%
  • Jon Huntsman

    12 7.14%
  • Paul Ryan

    4 2.38%
  • Other (Please specify)

    15 8.93%
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    As long as your TEA-wing exists clownboy, we won't be reaching permanent grand-bargains like the one that went down in flames in July of 2011..
    I even supported Sen. Coburn's 8-for-1 swap just to get a permanent deal..
    Your wing has prevented a balanced budget, which we would have had next year .
    As usual you got it wrong. I'm not a tea party member nor do I sympathize with everything they stand for. I'm not a republican either, haven't been for many years now. And again you're wrong about the tea party influence in the house, they are a very, very small minority of house membership and none in leadership (one if you count Cruz as leadership). Nor did the TP stop any sort of balanced budget. There has been no balanced budget proposed by the democrats, not any time in at least the last few decades. Leaves me wondering if you know what a balanced budget actually is.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    I think if the GOP was smarter, they would each find a certain wing of the GOP to represent a certain faction of it.

    Be they conservatives, tea party, moderate. For example, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, - are all more Tea Party. Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, are more conservative. Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Paul Ryan seem to be more moderate.

    Rather than dividing the percentage, to ensure that two tea parties don't split the tea party vote within the GOP Primary and get another moderate nominated - rather those in each part of the party should set forth a candidate that best represents their views.

    This is only just a strategy, of course. And every candidate or potential candidate should do what they think is right. I understand that the Primary Debates in 2015 will give an example of where each candidates stand in polls before the NH Primary & Iowa Caucus.
    The far right needs to unite on one extremist whacko and back him to the hilt. either that or divide up the primaries where they do not compete against each other.

    fat chance of a bunch of true believer nut jobs agreeing on either.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The far right needs to unite on one extremist whacko and back him to the hilt. either that or divide up the primaries where they do not compete against each other.

    fat chance of a bunch of true believer nut jobs agreeing on either.
    Heh, you're funny. Here you are suggesting the dems don't really believe in what they say and that's how they win elections.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think that Thompson could have if he had stayed in the race and survived the primaries. McCain was a horrible republican mistake. They tied one hand behind their back with that primary choice.
    Thompson is actually the sort of nominee the GOP needed at the time. The problem with the GOP is it keeps going for somebody tied too much to one "wing" of the party, whether that is the libertarian wing, the social conservative wing, the moderate wing, the business wing, the neocon wing etc. The way I see it they need somebody who sort of straddles them. I still believe the primarily animating force of the GOP is fiscal conservatism and this is what people vote on.

    I think what they need is somebody who is fiscally conservative, checks all the right boxes on social issues for the social conservatives but doesn't focus on them, and is sort of in between the libertarian isolationists and neocons on foreign policy. That is Fred Thompson, but I doubt he will ever run again.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    First you trash Boehner as a RINO, now you deny being in the TEA-party..Good day .
    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    As usual you got it wrong. I'm not a tea party member nor do I sympathize with everything they stand for. I'm not a republican either, haven't been for many years now. And again you're wrong about the tea party influence in the house, they are a very, very small minority of house membership and none in leadership (one if you count Cruz as leadership). Nor did the TP stop any sort of balanced budget. There has been no balanced budget proposed by the democrats, not any time in at least the last few decades. Leaves me wondering if you know what a balanced budget actually is.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Heh, you're funny. Here you are suggesting the dems don't really believe in what they say and that's how they win elections.
    There was not one mention of democrats in my post. I am suggesting nothing. My comments were limited to the far right candidates in the GOP.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    First you trash Boehner as a RINO, now you deny being in the TEA-party..Good day .
    Why in your mind must I be Tea Party to believe Boehner is a RINO? I know you're pretty far around the bend to extreme left, but is this really how you folks view the right, through this series of mislabelled boxes?

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    There was not one mention of democrats in my post. I am suggesting nothing. My comments were limited to the far right candidates in the GOP.
    Heh, by defining the repubs you also defined the dems, their opposition. I'm aware you didn't see it, but as Freud indicates, your slip is showing.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    2016 GOP PRIMARY

    I know it's early but it's fun to take the time now to speculate and add thoughts. I want to set up different kinds of the same polls - as I feel that they will be more revealing than only doing it one way.

    For example, in some polls, I will have a vote for one. In other polls of the same kind, I'll have a vote for all that you want.

    In this one, it'll be a one-option. It seems these polls here are limited to 10 options, so I'm gonna put the most mentioned prospective candidates and top-tier.

    Ted Cruz
    Rand Paul
    Mike Huckabee
    Marco Rubio
    Chris Christie
    Rick Santorum
    Rick Perry
    Jon Huntsman
    Paul Ryan
    Other (Please specify)
    I think its to early to say.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think that Thompson could have if he had stayed in the race and survived the primaries. McCain was a horrible republican mistake. They tied one hand behind their back with that primary choice.
    Thompson was a Governor for 14 years - before being the Health & Human Services Secretary for 4 years. He actually just lost a Senate race in Wisconsin in 2012 - a race in which he had originally been leading his opponent.

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