View Poll Results: Your choice for Republican Vice Presidential Nomination, 2016

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  • Bobby Jindal

    1 2.78%
  • Scott Walker

    6 16.67%
  • Nikki Haley

    5 13.89%
  • John Thune

    1 2.78%
  • Rob Portman

    0 0%
  • Kelly Ayotte

    11 30.56%
  • Mary Fallin

    2 5.56%
  • Jeb Bush

    2 5.56%
  • John Kasich

    0 0%
  • Other (Please specify)

    8 22.22%
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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sure, we've already had 2 failures this century, why not make it 3?

    Ted Cruz sends moderates and actual libertarians running for the hills.
    Alright, so the moderates don't have to vote in 2016 if they don't want. Or they can vote for a third party.

    The libertarians will vote for Ted Cruz, because he supports freedom.

    Ted Cruz won't be a mistake. He has the potential of being a successful two term President.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    9 votes.

    Scott Walker 33%
    Nikki Haley 11%
    Kelly Ayotte 11%
    Jeb Bush 11%

    Come on people more votes! So far last I checked the Presidential Primary poll, 63 voted, and Rand Paul was the frontrunner.

    So according to the members of this forum, we would have a Rand Paul/Scott Walker ticket in 2016. Or so it seems so far, until more people vote!

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...n-primary.html

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Plus also, the more people vote in these polls, I can make fun hypothetical 2016 general-election matchups. I might do temporarily polls on them, while allowing the consideration of the possibility that the primary poll numbers in these polls will change. So they could be like weekly or monthly polls or something like that.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Alright, so I know that there is no official Vice Presidential Primary. Presidential Nominees traditionally select a running mate and they are officially nominated at the Convention, either by a vote from the delegates or sometimes a voice vote for quicker nomination.

    There is or was something called the Vice Presidential Straw Poll. I don't think it was official and people would vote for all sorts of unusual choices like a U.S. President who had been dead for several decades, or for Mickey Mouse.

    It might have either been in New Hampshire and/or Minnesota.

    ANYWAY, I'm gonna try something different with this poll. Again, it's just for fun. I already have the GOP Presidential Primary for 2016 poll thread here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...rimary-28.html

    Here's one for the VP Nomination. I'm not going to add any of the candidates that I put in the Presidential Primary Poll, but I will again leave the "Other (Please specify)" option.

    Please don't put the "It's too early to decide comments". Sure, it's your right to say what you wish if you really feel that way. But let me explain the reason I ask that. Partially it's because they're fun to see what people would think, assuming it were the time to decide that. OR, which potential VP candidates they think go best with which candidates. I just want to know which one you would prefer to run with your preferred candidate.

    I personally don't believe it's ever too early to discuss. Sure, your opinion can change. But if you know what you think now and why, then you'll better understand what you think then, and why.
    My first choice would be Susanna Martinez, the governor of NM especially if Christie was the presidential nominee. I am sure she could deliver NM and possibly be enough to swing Colorado into the GOP column. Second choice would probably be either Kasich or Portman from Ohio, a must win swing state regardless of who was the presidential nominee. I do not think Jeb Bush or Rubio would settle for number two so I discount them. I would also discount all those on your list from a reliable red state. I am a numbers guy so in choosing a VP I would want him/her to be able to deliver either a swing state or a reliable blue state.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    My first choice would be Susanna Martinez, the governor of NM especially if Christie was the presidential nominee. I am sure she could deliver NM and possibly be enough to swing Colorado into the GOP column. Second choice would probably be either Kasich or Portman from Ohio, a must win swing state regardless of who was the presidential nominee. I do not think Jeb Bush or Rubio would settle for number two so I discount them. I would also discount all those on your list from a reliable red state. I am a numbers guy so in choosing a VP I would want him/her to be able to deliver either a swing state or a reliable blue state.
    Susana Martinez wouldn't do it because she has a disabled sister to take care of so she wouldn't want to be too far from her state.

    Jeb Bush or Rubio I don't think would be against it. After all, Jeb Bush's father was the VP for 8 years, which helped get him elected to the Presidency in 1988. And as for Marco Rubio, he was the #3 man in Florida from 2007 - 200, and was almost going to drop out of the Senate race in 2010 to run for State Attorney General instead, but because Charlie Crist's campaign people were going to try to talk Rubio out of the race, he stayed in out of spite. I would not want either of them on the ticket.

    John Kasich I don't think is too bad of a choice, but that's only from the very little bit I know about him.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Susana Martinez wouldn't do it because she has a disabled sister to take care of so she wouldn't want to be too far from her state.

    Jeb Bush or Rubio I don't think would be against it. After all, Jeb Bush's father was the VP for 8 years, which helped get him elected to the Presidency in 1988. And as for Marco Rubio, he was the #3 man in Florida from 2007 - 200, and was almost going to drop out of the Senate race in 2010 to run for State Attorney General instead, but because Charlie Crist's campaign people were going to try to talk Rubio out of the race, he stayed in out of spite. I would not want either of them on the ticket.

    John Kasich I don't think is too bad of a choice, but that's only from the very little bit I know about him.
    2016 is really far way, at least in political terms. I really am concentrating on next years elections. I didn't know about Martinez's sister. Even so, I think she would be ideal. But I am not one to tell the Republicans anything as I am not one. I still claim the Reform Party although I am probably the only member left in Georgia to do so. For some reason neither Jeb Bush or Rubio strike me as someone who would accept number two. More of a gut feeling than anything I know.

    You know JFK battled LBJ for the Democratic nomination back in 1960 and JFK choose LBJ to be his VP against the wishes of most in the JFK camp. In 1980 Reagan and Bush I squared off and Reagan choose Bush I to be his VP. I have always wondered why that doesn't happened more often. I suppose after a rough primary season there is too many hurt feelings.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    2016 is really far way, at least in political terms. I really am concentrating on next years elections. I didn't know about Martinez's sister. Even so, I think she would be ideal. But I am not one to tell the Republicans anything as I am not one. I still claim the Reform Party although I am probably the only member left in Georgia to do so. For some reason neither Jeb Bush or Rubio strike me as someone who would accept number two. More of a gut feeling than anything I know.

    You know JFK battled LBJ for the Democratic nomination back in 1960 and JFK choose LBJ to be his VP against the wishes of most in the JFK camp. In 1980 Reagan and Bush I squared off and Reagan choose Bush I to be his VP. I have always wondered why that doesn't happened more often. I suppose after a rough primary season there is too many hurt feelings.
    It is not as far as we think. Sure, a lot can happen. But these polls help people better understand how people think now - considering how things are going now at the moment - so it'll better help candidates and voters then.

    Bush less likely, since he had been a Governor, and was out of the loop for so long. 10 years out of office. Marco Rubio is a Senator and a lot of them are more likely to accept VP Nomination as it's an easier path to the Presidency for them.

    I do remember that about JFK & LBJ. How JFK offered it to him hoping he would not accept it - for hopes that LBJ would help JFK win. There were rumors he was going to pick either Florida U.S. Senator George Smathers or North Carolina Governor (and future U.S. Senator) Terry Sanford.

    Reagan picked a liberal Republican Senator Richard Schweiker to be his running mate in 1976 - if he were to win the nomination - even though he didn't win the nomination. So it isn't a surprise that he chose the moderate former CIA Director (& also former Congressman, former U.S. Senate Nominee, former RNC Chairman, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) George H.W. Bush in 1980.

    It was interesting that the moderate - or liberal - Republican John McCain chose the conservative Republican Sarah Palin to be his running mate in 2008 - although she was considered to be a "high risk, high reward" choice for VP.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    I will go for Jindal - he has the best SNL potential.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I will go for Jindal - he has the best SNL potential.
    Really? How do you figure? He seems like a pretty average guy.

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