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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Thread: 2016 Republican Primary

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Chris Christie isn't the most electable. Chris Christie is THE LEAST ELECTABLE. He is the WORST choice of ALL the Republicans. Unless if you count Peter King. He is even worse than Christie. And see that's the problem. You are letting emotion rule your vote. It isn't their likable personality that will help put this country on a better track. It's the candidate with the best ideas.

    When will Republicans learn, that nominating a moderate just because they're viewed as "more likely to win" - not only is wrong because it has to "settle" for "MUCH less than best" BUT ALSO, it didn't work in 2008 with McCain, and it didn't work in 2012 with Romney. It wouldn't work with Christie in 2016. Please don't make that mistake again.
    Uh, I think you don't realize that I'm not a Republican or a Conservative. I'm just a very logic driven independent and my commentary on candidates is just my view, not my direction or desire.

    So, I view Christie as the most electable and he most plausible from what I can tell. As an expert, my rating is zero on a scale of ten. I just express my thoughts here, I don't take sides except when te topic is narrow and specific and I feel that I have something useful to contribute.

    IMHO the 2008 election was for or against Bush. His term slid into the election like sewage draining downhill. I doubt any Republican could have won in 2008. In 2012, the GOP self-destructed or they could have won. Romney was a dubious choice who made one error after another during the campaign. He wasn't a "bad man", just a "poor choice", and that had little to do with his "moderation".

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I am holding out for a better candidate, but not holding my breath that one will show up.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Obamacare wants to put a chip inside people. There is a video of it on youtube.

    Also, they are rich so they can afford healthcare. Realistically I think we should go the route of canada and have free health care. If the government audits the federal reserve, and reduces wasteful spending, they could much more easily afford it.

    But when it comes to people who do need insurance - I think insurance is a fraud concept anyway. Give them money every month and if/when you ever need it, then they'll only pay the partial cost for you. It sounds pretty stupid to me.

    So preferably, I would rather there be a system where nobody has to even need insurance to begin with.

    By the way, not sure if you heard - but Obama blatantly lied - when he kept clearly saying "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it." that is much more impeachment-worthy than when Bill Clinton lied about smooching with the former Acting First Lady Monica Lewinsky.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I am holding out for a better candidate, but not holding my breath that one will show up.
    Can you give some examples please? If not who, then describe an ideal candidate.

    There are others I thought of mentioning but there was a 10 candidate limit. I would've also added Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Nikki Haley, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Scott Brown, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Mary Fallin.

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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 will go with the prediction of the late great David Broder. (yeah he was a lib but his son was a suite mate of mine in College-great guy)

    ROBERT PORTMAN-R-Ohio



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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Uh, I think you don't realize that I'm not a Republican or a Conservative. I'm just a very logic driven independent and my commentary on candidates is just my view, not my direction or desire.

    So, I view Christie as the most electable and he most plausible from what I can tell. As an expert, my rating is zero on a scale of ten. I just express my thoughts here, I don't take sides except when te topic is narrow and specific and I feel that I have something useful to contribute.

    IMHO the 2008 election was for or against Bush. His term slid into the election like sewage draining downhill. I doubt any Republican could have won in 2008. In 2012, the GOP self-destructed or they could have won. Romney was a dubious choice who made one error after another during the campaign. He wasn't a "bad man", just a "poor choice", and that had little to do with his "moderation".
    Christie isn't all that he is cracked up to be. On the national stage, he would crumble like Romney did in 2012. There's a lot of skeletons in Christie's closet, which is why Romney didn't pick Christie to be his running mate. It would all come out in a national campaign. Sometimes the media doesn't report these things on "prospective" candidates on purpose. They like to build up potential candidates - so that the reporter who takes them down AFTER they announce, get more fame, prominence, success, and power.

    Even though Ted Cruz is my most favorite, I think Mike Huckabee is the most electable potential 2016 Republican candidate. He was Governor for almost 10 years. And he has been in the top 3 - close to being runner up in 2008 GOP Primary, right behind McCain and Romney. Running for President (or Vice President) before usually seems to help a lot of GOP candidates, as they are usually better tested on the national stage - and are also viewed differently than a lot of the first time candidates - the one who ran before and came close to winning usually has a sense of prominence and experience about them that Republican voters seem to like.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Can you give some examples please? If not who, then describe an ideal candidate.

    There are others I thought of mentioning but there was a 10 candidate limit. I would've also added Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Nikki Haley, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Scott Brown, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Mary Fallin.
    That's just it, I am not sure exactly who I am looking for yet. I want a true conservative but I know we will have to settle for a moderate and frankly I am sick of settling. Seriously considering sitting the next one out or voting third party if a great candidate doesn't emerge. It's early so I still need to look into alot of these.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I will go with the prediction of the late great David Broder. (yeah he was a lib but his son was a suite mate of mine in College-great guy)

    ROBERT PORTMAN-R-Ohio
    Thanks! I was gonna ask who the 3 "Others" were. At least I got one now for Rob Portman.

    14 votes in.

    Jon Huntsman 35.71%
    Ted Cruz 14.29%
    Rand Paul 14.29%
    Other 14.29% (would be 21.43 but 1/3 of the 3 votes was a write-in for Rob Portman)
    Mike Huckabee 7.14%
    Chris Christie 7.14%
    Rob Portman (write-in) 7.14%

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    This is terrible.
    "Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
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    Run your own nation, play Cybernations.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    That's just it, I am not sure exactly who I am looking for yet. I want a true conservative but I know we will have to settle for a moderate and frankly I am sick of settling. Seriously considering sitting the next one out or voting third party if a great candidate doesn't emerge. It's early so I still need to look into alot of these.
    1- Don't lose hope. It is possible that we can elect a conservative if we let the voters know of their mistakes. Plus with Obamacare failures it will likely help the conservatives.

    2- Every vote counts. So if they do make that mistake, then vote for a 3rd party. Regardless of whether or not you think they will win - it will still count as a vote against the establishment. Jesse Ventura 2016 if the GOP don't nominate a good candidate. If he can get to the debates, he can win the debates, and a long shot but possibly, the Presidency. Nobody expected him to be elected Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Or Governor of Minnesota. And he has been talking about running for years, so the idea is out there. He could get a big following.

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