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

Voters
168. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 6 of 42 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 419

Thread: 2016 Republican Primary

  1. #51
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Denio Junction
    Last Seen
    11-13-14 @ 12:09 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,039
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I would be happier with a non politician from corp America, but I can't give a name because most wouldn't give up their careers for the gig if they are successful. The list provided is difficult to choose from for I don't think any can win. Christie is the lefts darling and belongs in the Democrats primary....if nominated I wouldn't bother.

  2. #52
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,762

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Have these violations ever been proven??
    Please proceed with Issa's hearings all the way to the 2014 election..
    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Hillary Clinton has been known for ethics violation every single time she has ever been given any position of power - ever.
    Meanwhile, both Cruz and Rubio embarrass themselves just for the Cuban vote alone..
    Cruz is the gift that keeps on giving, as with coming ads with this McCarthyite's face plastered all over every GOP candidate for the Senate .
    Physics is Phun

  3. #53
    Professor
    Dirt Racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Illinois
    Last Seen
    02-19-16 @ 10:23 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    1,747

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    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.
    I don't give up but if they keep running the same old moderates then I am not interested. Would rather waste my vote on a third party than settle again.

  4. #54
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,762

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Christie is the lefts darling and belongs in the Democrats primary....if nominated I wouldn't bother.
    Check Turtle's posts #36 and 42 to see what he thinks of you staying home or going 3rd party..
    Physics is Phun

  5. #55
    Clown Prince of Politics
    Psychoclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hiding from the voices in my head.
    Last Seen
    11-25-17 @ 12:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    1,738

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am tired of "purists" in the Republican party handing elections to Democrats and giving us people like Kagan on the USSC instead of People like Miguel Estrada and Peter keisler
    I'm tired of Republicans running moderates like McCain and Romney in the name of "electability" and expecting us to vote for them because they are slightly less offensive than the other guy. Give me a fiscal conservative who has a track record to match the rhetoric, and I'll support him. Nominate a big government moderate, and I'll keep voting third party. Its the only way people who care about small government and fiscal conservatism can send a message to the GOP. Empty rhetoric isn't going to cut it with me anymore.
    Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.

  6. #56
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,566

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I'm tired of Republicans running moderates like McCain and Romney in the name of "electability" and expecting us to vote for them because they are slightly less offensive than the other guy. Give me a fiscal conservative who has a track record to match the rhetoric, and I'll support him. Nominate a big government moderate, and I'll keep voting third party. Its the only way people who care about small government and fiscal conservatism can send a message to the GOP. Empty rhetoric isn't going to cut it with me anymore.
    People like you are why we have Obama in office



  7. #57
    Clown Prince of Politics
    Psychoclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hiding from the voices in my head.
    Last Seen
    11-25-17 @ 12:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    1,738

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I'm OK with that, if it means the Republicans might one day wake up and stop running big government, no principle moderates. Right now our choices are big government or bigger government. I find neither acceptable.
    Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.

  8. #58
    Mixed Government advocate
    Master PO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    93,000,000 miles from Earth where its very Hot
    Last Seen
    11-30-17 @ 01:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    31,331

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Huntsman?....now I know liberals are voting in here.

  9. #59
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I like Huntsman. I think he is right amount of conservative the country needs, but not too far right to scare off independents.
    Boston: City of Champions. New England Patriots: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 Boston Red Sox: 2004, 2007 and 2013 Boston Celtics: 2008 Boston Bruins: 2011 Boston University Men's Hockey: 2008



  10. #60
    Pragmatist
    SouthernDemocrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    KC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,400

    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.
    Ok, you do understand that most likely the majority of Americans probably don't agree with you on a lot of issues. If you pick a candidate like Cruz, you have no hope at all at appealing to anyone outside of the far right. In a primary, you don't want the person that agrees most with your views. You want the person that you more or less agree with, but also has appeal outside of the core base of your party.

    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.
    Since World War II, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Bush Sr, Clinton, and Bush Jr all ran as either center left or center right candidates and won. There are only 2 candidates in 60 years that ran outside of that paradigm and actually won, Reagan and Obama, and both of them tempered their views. In the case of Reagan, he was elected originally because Carter was seen as a very weak and ineffective president and we were in the middle of the hostage crisis. In the case of Obama, we were in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

    Now, as to McCain, his problem was he running against Obama and he picked a total nutjob as his running mate. Moreover, he ran a terrible campaign. In the case of Romney, he was terribly unlikable, and ran to the hard right (though he is obviously a moderate at heart) in order to appease the base. If the Republicans want to win a national election, they need to nominate a center right candidate and actually allow that candidate to run as a center right candidate that is more moderate and thus will appeal to a wider range of the electorate. Of the candidates you mentioned, no one fits that bill better than Chris Christie.
    "You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)

Page 6 of 42 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •