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 Tothian View Post
    You're using the name of my favorite fictional superhero and you dare to say something so foolish? Do you hate America that much or do you think that many Americans are too foolish or that they hate America too?

    Rand Paul is one of the few Senators who stand up to corrupted washington elite of single digit approval rating Congress. Rand Paul defends freedom. Hillary Clinton does not care about your freedom. She will take more power for herself. Every time she has ever been given a position of power, she is known for consistent ethics violations and then trying to cover it up - every single time.

    If you nominate Christie, he will lose.

    If you nominate Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, they will win. Because they will inspire the conservative base.

    Hillary Clinton is also old and unhealthy and had a brain aneurism before leaving office as Secretary of State. People are tired of hearing her name already.

    People think conservatives can't win in general elections but they said the same thing about Ronald Reagan. Just wait until the general election debates. Rand Paul would own Hillary Clinton.
    Maybe. And then be an awful President.

    One of the things about conservativism is that we also prize competence and experience. Presidents need to have significant Executive experience, or we will get... well, the same kind of incompetency and embarrassment from the last guy we put in who had less than a full term in the Senate under his belt. No thanks.

    I like Rubio alot. I think he could be President and win. But Reagan wasn't great only because he was a conservative - he was great because he had also run California.

    We need a governor. McDonnell is pretty much toast from the gifts' scandal, so that leaves Perry, Jindal, or Walker. Perry ran last time and made himself look like an idiot on national stage. Unless he is a helluva lot more erudite now (and I would sincerely doubt that), there is no way we want that guy trying to convince the American people that he knows how to put our house back in order after the last few years. That leaves Jindal and Walker - both of whom have impressive reform records, but neither of whom is really a "national face" right now. Jindal had one national speaking gig and screwed it up a bit, but not enough to have left an impression on anyone except the junkies (like us). Walker would pretty much guarantee mass cranial-explosion among the public union and their support sector; which would probably help him a lot in the primary, and be (at best) a wash in the General. He also comes with a lot more name-recognition and built-in support networks, especially with the Tea Party types, who enjoyed him winning repeatedly in Wisconsin quite a lot. Jindal is likely to generate less controversy, but might have the more impressive record overseeing the recovery from Katrina and BP Oil Spill. And imagine the fun of telling Democrats that every time they criticize him it's because they are racists .

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Maybe. And then be an awful President.

    One of the things about conservativism is that we also prize competence and experience. Presidents need to have significant Executive experience, or we will get... well, the same kind of incompetency and embarrassment from the last guy we put in who had less than a full term in the Senate under his belt. No thanks.

    I like Rubio alot. I think he could be President and win. But Reagan wasn't great only because he was a conservative - he was great because he had also run California.

    We need a governor. McDonnell is pretty much toast from the gifts' scandal, so that leaves Perry, Jindal, or Walker. Perry ran last time and made himself look like an idiot on national stage. Unless he is a helluva lot more erudite now (and I would sincerely doubt that), there is no way we want that guy trying to convince the American people that he knows how to put our house back in order after the last few years. That leaves Jindal and Walker - both of whom have impressive reform records, but neither of whom is really a "national face" right now. Jindal had one national speaking gig and screwed it up a bit, but not enough to have left an impression on anyone except the junkies (like us). Walker would pretty much guarantee mass cranial-explosion among the public union and their support sector; which would probably help him a lot in the primary, and be (at best) a wash in the General. He also comes with a lot more name-recognition and built-in support networks, especially with the Tea Party types, who enjoyed him winning repeatedly in Wisconsin quite a lot. Jindal is likely to generate less controversy, but might have the more impressive record overseeing the recovery from Katrina and BP Oil Spill. And imagine the fun of telling Democrats that every time they criticize him it's because they are racists .
    You actually do make a good point there. Also, Rand Paul sort of sold out by accepting Obamacare. That's like accepting the mark of the beast.

    Rubio is worse. While he does have the leadership experience of being the Florida House Speaker for 2 years (2007 - 2009), he actually supported the reauthorization of NDAA. So, no thanks.

    Mike Huckabee is also good because he had nearly 10 years of being the Governor of Arkansas, serving 2 and a half terms. And not to mention being the Lieutenant Governor before then. And he also has one Presidential run under his belt in 2008, and was nearly tied for 2nd place with Mitt Romney. He's also still a prominent name both from his Presidential run and also from his show on Fox News. Oh and not to mention the 2008 endorsement from Chuck Norris.

    Ted Cruz wasn't a Governor but he was the Texas Solicitor General for 5 years.

    Perhaps even a Mike Huckabee/Ted Cruz ticket wouldn't be bad neither. But that ticket would be good in either order.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    63 voted.

    Rand Paul 30%
    Ted Cruz 20%
    Chris Christie 15%
    Jon Huntsman 14%
    Mike Huckabee 1%
    Rick Perry 1%
    Paul Ryan 1%
    Rob Portman 1%

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    63 voted.

    Rand Paul 30%
    Ted Cruz 20%
    Chris Christie 15%
    Jon Huntsman 14%
    Mike Huckabee 1%
    Rick Perry 1%
    Paul Ryan 1%
    Rob Portman 1%
    Rand Paul has remained the frontrunner of this poll, taking it away from the original frontrunner of this poll, and that was Jon Hunstman. Jon Huntsman and Chris Christie, and then just Chris Christie were runner up. But now Ted Cruz is that. With both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul combined, 32 out of the 63 voters in this poll - a slight majority, 50.79% to be exact - have voted for the GOP Senators who belong to the Tea Party.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    64 voted.

    Rand Paul 29%
    Ted Cruz 20%
    Chris Christie 15%
    Jon Huntsman 14%
    Mike Huckabee 1%
    Rick Perry 1%
    Paul Ryan 1%
    Rick Santorum 1%
    Rob Portman 1%

    That makes 1 extra vote, and that was for Rick Santorum. This means out of 64 votes, 9 options plus 1 "Other" option (which 9 chose but I only saw 1 mention their other vote was for Rob Portman), and not one person voted for Marco Rubio.

    But that's alright. He voted Yay on NDAA.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I voted for Paul Ryan. His ability to reach across the aisle to get compromise will be critical as the President, if he decides to run and get elected. His running mate could be Chris Christie, People like to argue that we need people with more conservative this conservative that. We need moderate candidates that will work for the good of the entire American population not just fringe extremes. Fiscally conservative and socially moderate that's How I feel and would love to see in my president and congressmen

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Judging by the votes tabulated here, where unelectable candidates are leading this poll, the GOP will not be in power in 2016.

    Ted Cruz?! Whether YOU like him or not, you surely should be able to recognize that he could not be elected president.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ja View Post
    I voted for Paul Ryan. His ability to reach across the aisle to get compromise will be critical as the President, if he decides to run and get elected. His running mate could be Chris Christie, People like to argue that we need people with more conservative this conservative that. We need moderate candidates that will work for the good of the entire American population not just fringe extremes. Fiscally conservative and socially moderate that's How I feel and would love to see in my president and congressmen
    Thanks for voting & sharing your thoughts!

    And moderates will not get the conservative base. Not that "electability" is the key - standing up for what you believe in is key. I don't think people care which parties are working together if it's both to equally hurt the people. I think we need more politicians willing to stand up and fight for what is right. It's important that they argue these key important points out, of what works best in practice and why (not just sounds nice in theory).

    For example, gun control is wrong in both theory and doesn't even work in practice. They could show data as evidence to support this. As well as real examples.

    NSA spying, NDAA. Why these things aren't working.

    The conservatives feel under-represented when politicians are not truly standing up for what is right.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Vodon View Post
    Judging by the votes tabulated here, where unelectable candidates are leading this poll, the GOP will not be in power in 2016.

    Ted Cruz?! Whether YOU like him or not, you surely should be able to recognize that he could not be elected president.
    Why do people keep telling me that? What is WRONG with these people?!?! Do they not see that Ted Cruz is the best thing that has ever happened to the United States Senate? Yes I like him - he's my favorite Senator.

    I haven't lost ALL hope for America yet. People can't be that unintelligent and hateful towards America to simply reject someone like Ted Cruz. Someone who will NOT support NDAA, Patriot Act, Gun Control, nor Obamacare (AKA Obamadontcare).

    You all can have your false theories now, but once the debates start, Ted Cruz would own any candidate in a debate.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Why do people keep telling me that? What is WRONG with these people?!?! Do they not see that Ted Cruz is the best thing that has ever happened to the United States Senate? Yes I like him - he's my favorite Senator.
    Your opinion is irrelevant in a presidential race. The fact is that the only chance in hell the GOP have of winning is by putting up a pragmatic moderate.

    You all can have your false theories now, but once the debates start, Ted Cruz would own any candidate in a debate.
    False theories?

    What's hard to understand? The average American doesn't think like you. They are hostile to Cruz and his grandiloquent Tea Party, especially after the Government shutdown.

    The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that only 14% of Americans had a favorable opinion of Cruz. In fact, the polls showed that as Cruz' name recognition increased, his favorability ratings dropped.

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