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Cruz, Paul, Rubio fight for 2016
« on: May 10, 2014, 06:47:13 PM »

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Re: Cruz, Paul, Rubio fight for 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 11:21:00 PM »
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Re: Cruz, Paul, Rubio fight for 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 12:23:17 AM »
The GOP has several successful governors, which have a better chance of winning.
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Re: Cruz, Paul, Rubio fight for 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 09:46:45 AM »
The GOP has several successful governors, which have a better chance of winning.
Sarah Palin was a governor and look how she got treated. Had she run in that primary she would've never made it to Iowa.

As far as the potential names with gubernatorial experience: you have five serious contenders, Walker, Bush, Christie, Perry and Huckabee. Huckabee only appeals to the Bible Belt. Christie has serious issues with what happened in the last week before the 2012 election, among others. Bush-- is a Bush (and we all know how that worked out), and has been awfully friendly with Hillary. Perry fell for the late draft movement trap and bombed out last time; plus, his "let's drag the entire economy to Texas, to Hades with the rest of America" attitude will be a tough sell outside of Texas.

That leaves Scott Walker. He's not particularly glamorous, and he doesn't have the typical Ivy League pedigree, nor is he the smoothest campaigner. That might be trouble, but his record speaks for itself. Unlike Perry, whose record as governor of Texas seemed only to benefit Texas, Walker's signature achievement, the neutering of government worker unions, has widespread ramifications. He's battle-tested, winning election and surviving a recall in a blue state, and still didn't have to compromise his principles to do so. I like Walker.

On the other hand, elections have changed, and as evidenced by Obama not only getting elected, but re-elected when he simply didn't deserve it, charisma is increasingly becoming more important. Walker doesn't have charisma. The senators discussed here, more or less, do. Rand Paul has a built-in libertarian base, much of which he inherited from his father. Ted Cruz can draw the same types that flocked to Palin, without many of the drawbacks Palin had with mind-numbingly dumb commentary. Rubio has the potential for a following among the more conservative Hispanics.

As long as these parties can sort things out before we get to the primaries, and we can have a united front against (probably) Jeb Bush, we'll be fine.

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