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

    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 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.

    I'll go for ABC. Anybody but Clinton.
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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.
    1 Walker
    2 Kasich
    3?Perry I'm not in love with some of the things he did as Gov-{gardisil sp}

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I'll go for ABC. Anybody but Clinton.
    Agreed.
    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    1 Walker
    2 Kasich
    3?Perry I'm not in love with some of the things he did as Gov-{gardisil sp}

    No Senators.
    I'd have thrown in with Kasich, but he wasn't an option.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Agreed.


    I'd have thrown in with Kasich, but he wasn't an option.
    Greetings, Erik.

    Maybe he will be a surprise "dark horse?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Erik.

    Maybe he will be a surprise "dark horse?"
    Greetings, Polgara.

    Dunno. Do Democrats run dead people in elections?

    I've heard they have dead people in Chicago (and elsewhere) voting for them.

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

    Not Jeb.

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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.
    My votes were Paul, Walker, Rubio, Perry on that list. They aren't my favorites, but I worked with the list you gave me.
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    Re: Conservatives: what (R) Candidates are ACCEPTABLE to you?

    Walker would be my first choice but beyond that I'd go with anyone who I figured might shrink the federal government a little so, to that end, Paul and Cruz also make the list. I'd vote for Perry or Rubio if they got the nod but if any of the others on that list made it I'd probably just take the day off and get drunk instead.

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

    Well as the resident neocon...

    Bush
    Rubio
    Kasich
    Pataki
    Christie
    Would have to think about Walker
    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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