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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Thread: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

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    2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    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.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    I voted Scott Walker. He's part of the Tea Party and he does have experience, both as a Governor, and also before being Governor, he was originally a member of the State Assembly - elected in his late mid 20's, served 9 years, then has been a County Executive for over 8 years. Assuming he is re-elected in 2014 - in which he does lead - despite slim lead it is a consistent lead - he will have been Governor for 6 years by the 2016 election.

    Ted Cruz is actually my top choice for President. So to balance my ideological favorite with someone who has executive experience, I think that would be good too.

    Cruz/Walker 2016.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Whoever makes speeches that dont resemble a Monty Python speech, or who does not make me fear that WW3 is right arround the corner.

    Dont you have another 3 years until election?

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Whoever makes speeches that dont resemble a Monty Python speech, or who does not make me fear that WW3 is right arround the corner.

    Dont you have another 3 years until election?
    Yes. And I knew that people would ask that. That's why I wrote what I wrote. Please read- and vote!

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    Yes. And I knew that people would ask that. That's why I wrote what I wrote. Please read- and vote!
    You do know that in these 3 years alot of things can happen?

    The nazis might launch an invasion from their secret moon base.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    You do know that in these 3 years alot of things can happen?

    The nazis might launch an invasion from their secret moon base.
    I already answered the question before you asked it.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    I already answered the question before you asked it.
    No you didnt.

    You merely wrote that you wrote something, your motivations are unclear.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    None of the above. First of all, you have to be from a different state as the Presidential nominee, so if Paul Ryan is nominated, Walker is right out.

    But all of the names there are "names." The last thing you want as a Presidential candidate is a VP who draws attention away from you. It has to be someone without a lot of negative baggage - again Walker is out. Also Jeb Bush & Jon Thune. Jindal and Bush are more likely to be at the top of the ticket. A good VP nominee is also someone that meshes with the Presidential nom - you don't want ideological distance.

    Cruz/Walker? You really don't want to win do you? That would be like the Dems going with a Pelosi/Reid ticket.


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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    None of the above. First of all, you have to be from a different state as the Presidential nominee, so if Paul Ryan is nominated, Walker is right out.

    But all of the names there are "names." The last thing you want as a Presidential candidate is a VP who draws attention away from you. It has to be someone without a lot of negative baggage - again Walker is out. Also Jeb Bush & Jon Thune. Jindal and Bush are more likely to be at the top of the ticket. A good VP nominee is also someone that meshes with the Presidential nom - you don't want ideological distance.

    Cruz/Walker? You really don't want to win do you? That would be like the Dems going with a Pelosi/Reid ticket.
    I have repeatedly said that I want Cruz to win. I don't care about the gop 'label' winning. I want someone of my ideology to win. Ted Cruz is that. Stop being deceived and stop hating Ted Cruz. He's the best choice there is.

    I hate it when people say something so stupid "oh you want Ted Cruz to win? I guess you don't want to win." that's the stupidest thing anyone could ever say to me. If you nominate Christie for President for the sake of electability, it isn't really winning because then I wouldn't have someone of my ideology winning. People need to elect defenders of freedom.

    I don't think Paul Ryan would be nominated and win nomination. But it is possible.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Vice Presidential Primary (Hypothetical)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    I have repeatedly said that I want Cruz to win. I don't care about the gop 'label' winning. I want someone of my ideology to win. Ted Cruz is that. Stop being deceived and stop hating Ted Cruz. He's the best choice there is.

    I hate it when people say something so stupid "oh you want Ted Cruz to win? I guess you don't want to win." that's the stupidest thing anyone could ever say to me. If you nominate Christie for President for the sake of electability, it isn't really winning because then I wouldn't have someone of my ideology winning. People need to elect defenders of freedom.

    I don't think Paul Ryan would be nominated and win nomination. But it is possible.
    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.


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