View Poll Results: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (Pick as many as you want)

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  • Ted Cruz

    12 33.33%
  • Rand Paul

    20 55.56%
  • Scott Walker

    14 38.89%
  • Jeb Bush

    8 22.22%
  • Chris Christie

    5 13.89%
  • Bobby Jindal

    5 13.89%
  • Rick Perry

    6 16.67%
  • Rick Santorum

    4 11.11%
  • John Bolton

    2 5.56%
  • Ben Carson

    7 19.44%
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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    What does Cruz have to do with Hillary? Cruz is easily the farthest right candidate and aside from Carson the least qualified, you would have to be crazy to have him as your best person the be president and even crazier to think he would have a shot to win the general election.
    TED CRUZ? THE "LEAST" QUALIFIED?!??!?! SERIOUSLY????

    Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University (1992)
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    Was a Law Clerk for J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995, and in 1996 for William Rehnquist the then-Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    He took a position with a law firm known as Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998. He dealt with matters on the National Rifle Association, and also helped prepare impeachment proceedings against then-President Bill Clinton. He also served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehner's lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.

    In 1999, he took a position in GW Bush's presidential campaign, as a Policy Director for issues ranging from constitutional law, government reform, and criminal justice. He also held a high ranking position in the U.S. Justice Department, as Associate Deputy Attorney General, then as Director of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. This was all until around 2003.

    In 2003, Texas Attorney General Abbott selected Ted Cruz to serve as Texas Solicitor General. A position he held for about 5 years. He argued 9 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5, losing 4.

    He authored more than 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and orally presented 43 of them.

    After being a Solicitor General of Texas but before being a U.S. Senator, he worked at another law firm in Houston, Texas, called Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and a lot of the time representing clients on corporate matters.

    In 2012, he beat the establishment favorite for the U.S. Senate seat, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Even after winning 2nd place in the initial primary, and not favored to win the runoff, Ted Cruz still managed to close the gap in polls and pull out a primary runoff win.

    Since 2013, Ted Cruz has taken the lead on a wide variety of issues that matter most to conservatives, stopping gun control, Obamacare, Obama's lawlessness and executive overreach, etc.

    Ted Cruz made one of the longest speeches on the Senate floor, about 21 hours. With the incoming GOP Senate majority, I expect him to at least Chair a Subcommittees in the Judiciary Committee.

    By 2017, Ted Cruz will have had 4 years in the Senate, but having been involved in politics for about 21 years, minus 6 of those 21 years but still gaining experience in that time - which is more than can be said for most candidates.

    Ted Cruz is probably the most smartest, energetic, passionate, experienced, intelligent candidate. Don't underestimate him.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    You got it all wrong. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz stand the best chance. America wants their politics, not Obama/Hillary failures. Those others who are mode moderate won't inspire the conservative base. There's no distinction n them and Hillary. Even Scott Walker was soft on NSA spying, and Ben Carson thinks there should be gun control in large cities, where they are needed the most.

    Ted Cruz and Rand Paul make the best distinctions between them and Hillary. And they can make the best presentation to the American people about why their politics are better.
    These are the issues most people vote on:

    The Economy
    Defense / Foreign Policy
    To a lesser extent, they vote against what they see as over reach by the other party

    Issues like Guns and NSA Spying are minor issues with most voters and those for which they are big issues for already vote in one camp or the other. Moreover, no voter says "That Hillary is so liberal that I am going to vote for her instead of the Republican because the Republican isn't conservative enough for me." Most people want a manager for a president, not some radical from either side.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    TED CRUZ? THE "LEAST" QUALIFIED?!??!?! SERIOUSLY????

    Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University (1992)
    Harvard Law School (1995)

    Was a Law Clerk for J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995, and in 1996 for William Rehnquist the then-Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    He took a position with a law firm known as Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998. He dealt with matters on the National Rifle Association, and also helped prepare impeachment proceedings against then-President Bill Clinton. He also served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehner's lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.

    In 1999, he took a position in GW Bush's presidential campaign, as a Policy Director for issues ranging from constitutional law, government reform, and criminal justice. He also held a high ranking position in the U.S. Justice Department, as Associate Deputy Attorney General, then as Director of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. This was all until around 2003.

    In 2003, Texas Attorney General Abbott selected Ted Cruz to serve as Texas Solicitor General. A position he held for about 5 years. He argued 9 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5, losing 4.

    He authored more than 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and orally presented 43 of them.

    After being a Solicitor General of Texas but before being a U.S. Senator, he worked at another law firm in Houston, Texas, called Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and a lot of the time representing clients on corporate matters.

    In 2012, he beat the establishment favorite for the U.S. Senate seat, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. Even after winning 2nd place in the initial primary, and not favored to win the runoff, Ted Cruz still managed to close the gap in polls and pull out a primary runoff win.

    Since 2013, Ted Cruz has taken the lead on a wide variety of issues that matter most to conservatives, stopping gun control, Obamacare, Obama's lawlessness and executive overreach, etc.

    Ted Cruz made one of the longest speeches on the Senate floor, about 21 hours. With the incoming GOP Senate majority, I expect him to at least Chair a Subcommittees in the Judiciary Committee.

    By 2017, Ted Cruz will have had 4 years in the Senate, but having been involved in politics for about 21 years, minus 6 of those 21 years but still gaining experience in that time - which is more than can be said for most candidates.

    Ted Cruz is probably the most smartest, energetic, passionate, experienced, intelligent candidate. Don't underestimate him.
    Harvard law school, no executive experience, first term senator, one of the more extreme members of his party. Something seems very similar about this.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yeah, how crazy to think that an erudite, cerebral, minority candidate would be able to win a general election despite lacking any serious national political experience, huh? Cause that would never happen.
    I lol'd on that one. That's great.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    I also forgot to add that Ted Cruz helped form a legal team and legal strategy in BUSH V. GORE in 2000.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Harvard law school, no executive experience, first term senator, one of the more extreme members of his party. Something seems very similar about this.
    Took me a second.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Why doesn't the poll have a write in spot? I would write in Jon Huntsman.
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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Took me a second.
    Ted Cruz has experience though. Go to his Wikipedia page to see his resume. Longer and more impressive than most people realize.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Why doesn't the poll have a write in spot? I would write in Jon Huntsman.
    Why do people keep asking me questions that I already answered in the main post? I even answered because I know there would be people who would ask me even though I already answered it. Seriously dude.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Besides, Jon Hunstman even said he isn't running at all. And he hasn't made any steps to indicate he will change his mind.

    People - please read my main post before you ask me questions that make you look like you're not paying attention to details. It makes you look bad.

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    Re: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary (2nd Poll, this time multiple choice)

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I would never catch myself voting for any of the above. However, if I had to choose the least terrible candidate, I'd probably shoot for Rand Paul. He definitely has his problems but he generally seems to be a bit more reasonable on the issues important to me than the rest on that list. Looks like he's in favor of some sort of amnesty, he doesn't want to bomb countries left and right, he's *ok* on civil liberties (though he seems to be selling himself out on that as the election gets closer), he's against the war on drugs, etc.

    Ted Cruz is a total nutjob. Christie is an authoritarian idiot. Jeb Bush...we don't need another Bush in office. Bobby Jindal same as Cruz. Ben Carson has next to no experience and has made his political career thus far only on trashing Obama at some dinner and talking about how bad Obamacare is. Rick Santorum is an absolute theocrat. Rick Perry is a criminal. Scott Walker/John Bolton I don't know enough about them.

    I agree with pretty much all that.

    Though I would add one thing...John Bolton (IMO) is nuts or dangerously close to it.

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