Author Topic: Newsmax 16 for '16: The Most Talked-About Potential GOP Presidential Candidates  (Read 1120 times)

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There is one who will shine.  There are a few who shouldn't even consider it.  There are two who are there to serve as stalking horses.
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Perry or Martinez are my preferred picks this far out.

Both governors with a good record of actually doing things. Both with very first hand experience on the illegals front and with certainly some hands on experience of foreign policy. Of course, that is more important to me than thee, but the USA is still, despite Obama's efforts, the 800 lb gorilla in the room as far as world policy goes.

I'd prefer Perry, personally, but Martinez has a crucial advantage if Hillary is the Dem nominee - her selection would totally negate the whole "war on women" and "first female president" aspects of the campaign.
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the only one on the list I could even consider is Cruz. Several may make good VP selection

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It's nonsense to say Perry or Martinez  would face too much heat from women voters due to their pro-life stances. Not all women are pro-abortion. Newsmax should know that.

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For whatever it's worth here is my order of preference;

1. Ted Cruz

2. Dr. Ben Carson

3. Scott Walker

4. Rand Paul

5. Rick Perry

6. Rick Santorum

7. Nikki Haley

8. Mike Huckabee

9. Bobby Jindal

10.  John Kasich

11. Susana Martinez

12. Marco Rubio

13. Paul Ryan

14. Jeb Bush

15. Chris Christie

16. Peter King

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I like you guys too much to start shooting my mouth off now.

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I like you guys too much to start shooting my mouth off now.

Coward!  :bolt:

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This list looks like a Democrat wrote it.

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Coward!  :bolt:

Okay. I'll take a chance.

I like Scott Walker's record in Wisconsin. (Gee, I hope I didn't ruffle any birdie feathers out on that limb)

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Okay. I'll take a chance.

I like Scott Walker's record in Wisconsin. (Gee, I hope I didn't ruffle any birdie feathers out on that limb)

LOL! So do I! But the media will tear him apart limb by limb!

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LOL! So do I! But the media will tear him apart limb by limb!

The media will tear apart any candidate the Republicans run.   :chairbang:

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This list looks like a Democrat wrote it.

Huh?  Please explain why...
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For whatever it's worth here is my order of preference;

1. Ted Cruz

2. Dr. Ben Carson

3. Scott Walker

4. Rand Paul

5. Rick Perry

6. Rick Santorum

7. Nikki Haley

8. Mike Huckabee

9. Bobby Jindal

10.  John Kasich

11. Susana Martinez

12. Marco Rubio

13. Paul Ryan

14. Jeb Bush

15. Chris Christie

16. Peter King

I like your list. I might put Rand 2nd though  ^-^


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Without ranking, I like Paul, Cruz, Walker, Christie.

Who could win general election? Christie, Paul.

Who do I prefer? Paul, Walker.

Who would win? The Democrat.

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Without ranking, I like Paul, Cruz, Walker, Christie.

Who could win general election? Christie, Paul.

Who do I prefer? Paul, Walker.

Who would win? The Democrat.

If the election were confined to New York only that is entirely true but, thank God,  it isn't!
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I like your list. I might put Rand 2nd though  ^-^

I wouldn't have much of a problem with that change either.

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Of course, I was being a bit facetious, but after Obama's wins ... afraid I'm a tad fatalistic about the American electorate.

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The media will tear apart any candidate the Republicans run.   :chairbang:

That is definitely true but Walker's lack of a degree would make the storm even worse for him mostly because none of the handlers would have a clue as to how to respond to it.

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Huh?  Please explain why...
Only one is cited as too liberal (Christie). In contrast, Peter King (who is lauded for supposedly being scandal-free) is said to be "too close to the northeast." The only knock on Jeb Bush they list is his name (and he has a LOT more). Paul Ryan, who hasn't had a conservative stand-up moment since before he was selected as VP, is panned as too conservative. Rand Paul's filibuster on Brennan hardly registers on most issues.

Come to think of it, it might not be a Democrat writing it... more like a Bush-era neocon.

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I like your list. I might put Rand 2nd though  ^-^

and I'd move Santorum and Huckabee down just above Paul Ryan.

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