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?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You must not meet very many. He's in 5th Place. Right below Carson, of all people.



    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.



    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 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.



    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.



    I can't say I don't suspect you are correct.


    The Republican party is a Southern party whether anyone likes that fact or not. And the only support the GOP has in the North East is blue blood finance guys. Don't act like that isn't true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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.
    Good points, agreed.
    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    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.
    Another one with great credentials.


    Sanders, while his voting record is socially a bit off putting, is overall a good candidate. Clinton won't let that happen though.


    Would I limit myself to R

    Huckabee...scary
    Paul...acceptable
    Graham...not in a million years
    Walker...scary X2
    Rubio...might make a decent VP
    Jeb...against Clinton, I might think about it
    Perry...no
    Cruz...scary
    Christie...he growing on me, I like straight forward
    Santorum...see Graham
    Kasich...see Jeb
    Fiorina...probably not

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

    Well I'm an Independent girl that definitely leans right. But honestly right now I can't wait for this month to be over and I'm really hoping SCOTUS makes a very clear and distinct ruling for equal rights and extends the protections to sexual orientation.

    If not things will be really messy for conservatives. Yes we all know there's lots of conservatives that support equal rights but there are also many that don't. Many of these guys seem like they want to toe the line on the issue or be against it to gain the support of the ones that are also against it. Seems they feel they can be against it and the ones that aren't will still support them cause we lean or are righties. Well that's not true. While I don't think this is Americas only problem or most important I could never support a candidate that will make this part of his campaign and be against equal rights. I think it goes to the heart, soul and foundation of the candidate and is a huge flag to who they really are.

    This is why on this topic I'm hoping for a national and clear ruling so candidates can put this stupid bull**** garbage behind them and focus on other things.
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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.
    Cruz ( my favourite but unfortunately won't win the Nomination ), Perry, Walker, Paul.

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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.
    Hillary Clinton is the best (R) candidate running, so I'm going to vote for her.
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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).


    -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.
    Georgia polling data in March showed Walker very popular here:
    GA Poll: Scott Walker Leading Field, Rand Paul at 4 Percent

    About Perry: there was another recent Texas Governor that was voted into the Whitehouse from there.

    Jeb Bush was the first two term Republican Governor in the State of Florida. His time there is seen by most as a success. In comparison to someone like Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren, he could be considered far right.

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