View Poll Results: Of those with assessed breakout potential - who do you find acceptable?

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  • Huckabee

    3 13.64%
  • Paul

    10 45.45%
  • Graham

    3 13.64%
  • Walker

    10 45.45%
  • Rubio

    7 31.82%
  • Jeb

    5 22.73%
  • Perry

    8 36.36%
  • Cruz

    5 22.73%
  • Christie

    4 18.18%
  • Santorum

    4 18.18%
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Thread: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Walker is leading this little poll so far?

    LOL...what a pathetic idiot he is.

    He is against legalizing pot, same sex marriage, he is paranoid about ISIS (like most cons and many libs) and on and on. The guy is stuck in 1980.

    He is just another dinosaur conservative (not that all cons are dinosaurs...Rand Paul - though not perfect - is definitely not a dinosaur) who worships Ronald Reagan who has ZERO chance of getting elected as POTUS because Americans are finally growing up and realizing these dinosaurs do not belong in the White House.

    Hello Republicans, you will NEVER get the White House back with candidates like this guy...NEVER. The world is changing and you had better change with it or you can kiss the WH good bye.


    Once again, I am neither Dem nor Rep.

    I am also not a Libertarian...but Gary Johnson is (though not perfect either - he is for the FairTax...yuch) the best potential candidate for the White House..by a mile, imo.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Rand Paul is who every conservative I've met wants to win (and is who I'd vote for over Hillary in a second).


    -Jeb Bush is seen as a "politician-by-birth" on both sides but will sadly receive the full financial support of the blue blood banking class of the GOP

    -Walker is seen as too "Northern Centric Esq" in the South so he can never win the South (which means he's doomed)

    -Perry is seen as too "Southern Centric Esq" in the East/West/North and is seen as more a business lobbyist than a politician so he can't win because the East Coast blue blood banker GOP class won't give him money in comparison to a safer bet such as Jeb.

    -Rubio will never get the financial backing of the East Coast blue blood banker GOP class over Jeb Bush. He can't win bc of this.


    All other candidates are running for publicity.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have a theory that you can have an early favorite at this point, but that we are sort of doing well in that we have a wide field of candidates many of whom are acceptable - even if Your Guy (or gal) doesn't get it, you can still actually support (as opposed to merely hold-your-nose-and-vote-for) another candidate. So for this one, rather than "which is your favorite", pick the ones that you will still be fine with if they are the nominee.


    *Later Edit: Software won't let me do any more than 10 options, I chose those who I thought had breakout potential. No Pataki, no Fiorina. Also, I accidentally voted for Jeb. Woops.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I am also not a Libertarian...but Gary Johnson is (though not perfect either - he is for the FairTax...yuch) the best potential candidate for the White House..by a mile, imo.
    Yeah, due to software constraints, the poll had to be limited to people who had at least a 2.5% chance of becoming President.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Rand Paul is who every conservative I've met wants to win (and is who I'd vote for over Hillary in a second).
    You must not meet very many. He's in 5th Place. Right below Carson, of all people.

    -Jeb Bush is seen as a "politician-by-birth" on both sides but will sadly receive the full financial support of the blue blood banking class of the GOP
    Actually apparently he's having trouble meeting his donation goals, actually. But yeah, he will be bringing money. He will also bring a hard ceiling of support.

    -Walker is seen as too "Northern Centric Esq" in the South so he can never win the South (which means he's doomed)
    I am from Alabama, my wife is from Georgia. We still live in the South, and I don't see that when I talk to any of my friends, relatives, associates who happen to be conservative. Nor have I ever seen anyone make that argument in media, or on here, nor have I seen it show up in the polls.

    -Perry is seen as too "Southern Centric Esq" in the East/West/North and is seen as more a business lobbyist than a politician so he can't win because the East Coast blue blood banker GOP class won't give him money in comparison to a safer bet such as Jeb.
    Perry is probably seen as "too Texan", which many Nor'Easters may translate into "too cognitively simple". That's not the same as stupid (though there will be some of that), but it is it's kissing-cousin. That impression can change with exposure, but it's hard to dispel a negative belief about someone.

    -Rubio will never get the financial backing of the East Coast blue blood banker GOP class over Jeb Bush. He can't win bc of this.
    GOP Donors dont' only exist in the blue-blood-banking sector, and they will be more likely to back whom they perceive to be the likely winner.

    You know who else super-appealed to the Blue Bloods? Jon Huntsman.

    All other candidates are running for publicity.
    I can't say I don't suspect you are correct.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have a theory that you can have an early favorite at this point, but that we are sort of doing well in that we have a wide field of candidates many of whom are acceptable - even if Your Guy (or gal) doesn't get it, you can still actually support (as opposed to merely hold-your-nose-and-vote-for) another candidate. So for this one, rather than "which is your favorite", pick the ones that you will still be fine with if they are the nominee.


    *Later Edit: Software won't let me do any more than 10 options, I chose those who I thought had breakout potential. No Pataki, no Fiorina. Also, I accidentally voted for Jeb. Woops.
    I wish Fiorina had made your cut; I think she's as likely to be a break-out as Graham, Perry, or Santorum.

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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I wish Fiorina had made your cut; I think she's as likely to be a break-out as Graham, Perry, or Santorum.
    It was a tossup for me between her and Santorum. I went with Santorum because he's run before so he still has the lists of likely volunteers, national donors, etc.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It was a tossup for me between her and Santorum. I went with Santorum because he's run before so he still has the lists of likely volunteers, national donors, etc.
    Excellent point. BTW, although he was demonized last time around, I like Santorum.

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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It was a tossup for me between her and Santorum. I went with Santorum because he's run before so he still has the lists of likely volunteers, national donors, etc.
    I have a good friend who volunteered for Santorum last time. She poured her heart and soul into his campaign, they exchanged personal phone numbers and everything. She was sincerely hurt when he dropped out.

    She wasn't as excited this time around, then was really turned off when his contact back to her was only to ask for a large monetary donation. I think that really turned her off to doing it again.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Paul probably appeals to me most, but no one thrills me. Paul has the ability to bring topics and perspectives that nobody else wants to talk about, which I think would be valuable.

    I'd really like Jon Huntsman to run.
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