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

    Please choose one of your headless horseman !
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    I based my statement on this principle.

    liberals trying to pick the republican party candidate for president.

    their are two .....huntsman, and Chris Christie
    I won't bother explaining to you why the Green Papers predict that Christie will easily win the nomination..
    CC even bought off Cuomo today on "bridge-gate"..
    You haven't heard of bridge-gate on FOX have you ?
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    I based my statement on this principle.

    liberals trying to pick the republican party candidate for president.

    their are two .....huntsman, and Chris Christie
    And neither of them are liberals. Huntsman had a more fiscally conservative record as governor of Utah than any other candidate in 2012. Yet he was called a liberal because he was moderate in tone. Not in his ideas or in his governing record, but rather just in his tone. The only reason why he had any support from moderate Democrats was that he was obviously a very smart guy and they go for that kind of thing in elections.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why does the GOP care what you think? You're not a Republican - moderates and center-right IS the Republican Party.
    Funny how I seem to recall there being a wing of the party that actually believed in small government and reduced spending. If someone "moderately" supported those things, i.e. wanted to make cuts and reduce the scope of government but not as drastically as I might like, I could still support them. At least things would move in the right direction.

    But I can't support "moderates" who backed runaway spending and big government - bailouts, TARP, NCLB, the unfunded entitlement expansion known as Medicare part D, Romneycare, budgetary smoke and mirrors that they falsely call cuts, or neutering squester cuts like this last deal did. That's what moderates have become in the GOP. People who say they want smaller government and fiscal responsibility, but really they just want to expand the size of government at a slightly slower rate than the Democrats and they just want to shift around where the dollars go in our bloated budget.

    For all the hate Republicans give Obama, I can't imagine either of the two guys they ran against Obama being anything more than perhaps marginally different than Obama on a vast majority of issues.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    I voted Paul, but I like Cruz as well.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Incredible that Huntsman was the only debate candidate who accepted the 10-for-1 "grand-bargain swap"..
    Priebus will do his best to keep those "tough" questions to a minimum..
    Too bad we didn't get the 3-for-1 deal in 2011 .
    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I like Huntsman. I actually wrote the guy a campaign contribution when he announced his candidacy. His problem though was that he turned out to be a very dull guy and lackluster candidate. That said, I think had he been nominated he would probably have won.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Funny how I seem to recall there being a wing of the party that actually believed in small government and reduced spending. If someone "moderately" supported those things, i.e. wanted to make cuts and reduce the scope of government but not as drastically as I might like, I could still support them. At least things would move in the right direction.

    But I can't support "moderates" who backed runaway spending and big government - bailouts, TARP, NCLB, the unfunded entitlement expansion known as Medicare part D, Romneycare, budgetary smoke and mirrors that they falsely call cuts, or neutering squester cuts like this last deal did. That's what moderates have become in the GOP. People who say they want smaller government and fiscal responsibility, but really they just want to expand the size of government at a slightly slower rate than the Democrats and they just want to shift around where the dollars go in our bloated budget.

    For all the hate Republicans give Obama, I can't imagine either of the two guys they ran against Obama being anything more than perhaps marginally different than Obama on a vast majority of issues.
    Some strategist out there have them convinced we need to run an "Obama lite" to win, they may pick up some independent votes but I think more and more we are seeing the Republican base either sitting out, or voting but with very little enthusiasm.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    And neither of them are liberals. Huntsman had a more fiscally conservative record as governor of Utah than any other candidate in 2012. Yet he was called a liberal because he was moderate in tone. Not in his ideas or in his governing record, but rather just in his tone. The only reason why he had any support from moderate Democrats was that he was obviously a very smart guy and they go for that kind of thing in elections.
    Quoted for truth. I never understood the reaction that Huntsman was a liberal or a RINO. He's not a bomb throwing, fiery rhetoric guy, but what he ran on and his own record was much more fiscally conservative than Romney, Santorum, or a lot of the other dregs the GOP trotted out last time.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Please choose one of your headless horseman !
    I won't bother explaining to you why the Green Papers predict that Christie will easily win the nomination..
    CC even bought off Cuomo today on "bridge-gate"..
    You haven't heard of bridge-gate on FOX have you ?
    what does this have to do what I said.

    I have had to deal with liberals trying to choose the republican party candidate for years, when I used to be a republican party conservative.

    liberals have for years worked to steer conservatives on to liberal to moderate candidates to negate republicans winning the WH.

    this time around its Huntsman, Christie, ...who liberals are going look to minimize damage... because of Obama polices and Obamacare.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Funny how I seem to recall there being a wing of the party that actually believed in small government and reduced spending. If someone "moderately" supported those things, i.e. wanted to make cuts and reduce the scope of government but not as drastically as I might like, I could still support them. At least things would move in the right direction..
    We got the "spending-deal--lite" for one reason..
    The GOP needed to get back to bashing ACA and plotting on the "debt-ceiling", as in Paul Ryan's words..
    I see Paul Ryan has zero votes so far..
    Call me a Lincoln RINO who is against Grand Obstruction .
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    Re: 2016 Republican Primary

    Did liberals pick Reagan ernst?
    Didn't the liberal Anderson run 3rd party in 1980 ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    what does this have to do what I said.

    I have had to deal with liberals trying to choose the republican party candidate for years, when I used to be a republican party conservative.

    liberals have for years worked to steer conservatives on to liberal to moderate candidates to negate republicans winning the WH.

    this time around its Huntsman, Christie, ...who liberals are going look to minimize damage... because of Obama polices and Obamacare.
    Physics is Phun

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