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Offline Millee

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Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:20:43 PM »

Offline Millee

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 02:26:03 PM »
No.  Just no.   **nononono*

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 02:26:16 PM »
Huckabee?! Seriously?

Oddly enough, I can imagine how the establishment could get this guy the nomination. There is no way on God's green earth that Huckabee could be elected.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 02:29:56 PM »
Here we go again.  Does anyone really take these polls seriously?  Huckabee? 
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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:55:27 PM »
This far out, poll is meaningless. Not ready to hyperventilate just yet.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 02:57:20 PM »
"A deficit is what you've got when you haven't got as much as if you just had nothing. If we tried any of this, we'd end up in jail, but the government gets rid of its debts by nationalizing them. That's like the alcoholic who solved his problem by pouring the booze in all of his bottles into one big container. Himself." (Charlie Farquharson, edited for spelling)

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 03:05:38 PM »
Huckabee would be the dream R candidate... for the PPP types.  Push poll.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 03:24:44 PM »
Well Golly

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 03:36:20 PM »
The PPP methodology (end of this doc) explains everything.

DC says 'Republicans have a new favorite', however, PPP's survey wasn't only Republicans.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2014/PPP_Release_National_129.pdf

PPP surveyed 845 voters, 457 Republicans, 334 Democrats.

This isn't 'the Republicans choosing', it is a sample of both parties of who they prefer. This could easily be who the Dems prefer. If you look at the favorable/unfavorable breakdown, it seems to indicate that the poll was heavily influenced by Democrats' opinions.  Even with the D/R breakdown listed above, the poll questions also show a majority voted for Obama so you had a lot of Dems or left leaning moderates saying they were Republican in the sample.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 03:49:07 PM »
No need to read any further.

Exactly.  Wishful thinking on their part.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 06:55:23 PM »
Huckabee wouldn't even be on any list of any republican I know. This is another stupid article.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 07:13:06 PM »
No need to read any further.

No kidding, I stopped right there.  No way no how...... get rid of all these has-beens.

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 10:18:23 PM »
[[ Republicans have a new favorite for 2016 ]]

It's a measure of just how weak their field is, that Huckabee is drawing the highest percentage.

The only one in the article above who is worthy of consideration is Scott Walker, who has accomplished amazing things in Wisconsin. Here's an example of a hard-conservative Republican who can work his will in a blue state.

Isn't this what we need on a national scale?

And there's one other name I don't see on any of these lists.
We all know who she is...

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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 11:11:03 PM »
PPP is polling for headlines.
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Re: Republicans have a new favorite for 2016
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 11:25:28 PM »
Pastor Huckabee could pick Friar Santorum for veep.
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