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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I would vote for Gary Johnson.
    When the election was between Romney and Obama, that is exactly who I voted for. Are they telling me with all those people out there who profess to be Republicans and Democrats, they can't come up with 2 good candidates.
    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 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I think he would have a firmer commitment to a strong and involved US foreign policy, a firmer commitment to completing languishing free trade agreements, a firmer commitment to avoid tax hikes, and a general outlook on financial regulations such as editing the worst elements of Dodd-Frank. I also think he would prudently defer to the Federal Reserve for most monetary decisions (I don't want an activist President on this), he has an admirable ideological flexibility when it comes to issues like education which I suspect extends to other issues.

    I think Cruz, Perry, and Carson are not qualified for the Presidency. I would not trust them in that office. I find Rand Paul's foreign policy positions frighteningly suspect in the best of circumstances and could not in good conscience vote for him. I think Pence is behind the times when it comes to where the bulk of the American people are on social issues and immigration but other than that I have no firm opinion.
    I think any Republican running would do better than Clinton in all the things you mentioned in bold.

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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The hardest decision for Jeb's campaign would be which slogan to go with:

    "I am not my brother"

    or

    "Hell, I can't be any worse than my brother"
    That GWB is still polarizing, Jeb can use that to contrast himself with a few bi-partisan compromises and seem even more agreeable to moderates and undecided.

    Anyway we're going back into Iraq, so we need a Republican in office to keep up the political narrative. I expect Jeb to sell his brand by taking moderate positions on social issues (look for "I'm pro-life but I accept Roe v. Wade as the law of the land" and "I personally believe marriage is between a man and a woman but I wouldn't push my religious views onto others and I believe in the State's right to regulate marriage") , giving lip service to strong border control and gun control, yet won't do anything to actually secure the border and would be open to signing new gun control (universal background checks, specifically, not an assault-weapon ban as that would be to Clintonesq)...all while conducting a renewed war in the ME.
    Last edited by Jerry; 10-07-14 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    I would probably vote for Jeb Bush. My inclinations want a reform-minded conservative who isn't afraid of using government to push forward those reforms. As a result, I would prefer a Bush, Christie, or Jindal. However, provide me with a Rand Paul, and I will vote for a Democrat (most preferably, Hillary Clinton).
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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    To me the nation is in real trouble if the best we can do is another Bush and another Clinton, tells me that we have a real issue with a modern day aristocracy here.

    Seriously, this is the best we have to run this nation?
    This is such democratic paranoia and nonsense. Is it really necessary to placate the unwashed masses to such an extent that we balk at that prospect of having two decently qualified and institutionally-backed candidates, because they come from the same family? Oh the heavens will fall!
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I can't say I know much about Jeb Bush, other than Florida seemed to do well when he was Governor.
    Having actual executive governmental experience would be a big plus.
    After Jeb left office, kids still thought he was governor for a few years.

    He did some good.
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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    This is such democratic paranoia and nonsense. Is it really necessary to placate the unwashed masses to such an extent that we balk at that prospect of having two decently qualified and institutionally-backed candidates, because they come from the same family? Oh the heavens will fall!
    I'll match that with your blissful ignorance at the risk of aristocracy based on key families in political power.

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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I think any Republican running would do better than Clinton in all the things you mentioned in bold.
    I think Clinton would be much better for foreign policy than Rand Paul, and I also trust her more than those others to deal with the monetary policy prudently. Furthermore there are more issues than just the above that I find important those are just the ones that I think particularly distinguish Bush from Clinton. I also find competency, administrative capability, level-headedness, a lack of radicalism, and pragmatism to be important. I would never trust Cruz, Perry, or Carson with the Presidency.

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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Niether. I don't give a fat rat's ass what either says or promises, I will not vote for members of a political dynasty. Our forefathers fought a revolution to end that insanity. But this ain't the America that fought for independence. We are less free. America is now the empire. While America may now be better read than it was when it was first founded, but Americans are now probably a hell of a lot more stupid and intellectually lazy.

    Sadly most Americans believe that they need to be ruled by the Bush Family or the Clinton Family because...well....you know...because..."their families were on television a lot, and stuff."










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    Re: 2016 - if it comes down to Clinton vs. Bush

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    When the election was between Romney and Obama, that is exactly who I voted for. Are they telling me with all those people out there who profess to be Republicans and Democrats, they can't come up with 2 good candidates.
    Bingo, brother! Those are my sentiments exactly.

    I also voted for Gary Johnson.










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    When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy. ~Dave Barry



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