Who should be the GOP nominee in 2016?

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Who should the GOP Nominated in 2016

Poll closed Dec 12, 2012.
  1. Jeb Bush

    11.1%
  2. Chris Christie

    22.2%
  3. Bobby Jindal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Paul Ryan

    11.1%
  5. Rand Paul

    16.7%
  6. Rick Santorum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Mitch Daniels

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Marco Rubio

    22.2%
  9. John Kasich

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Sarah Palin

    16.7%
  1. JoeB131
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    Nominate, not nominated... caffine hasn't kicked in yet.

    Personally, I think Jeb is probably the best the GOP has got, and that's kind of a sad commentary in and of itself.
     
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    Yeah, Jeb is their best shot. He has a history with Latino voters and doesn't talk to/about them like they're an inconvenience. I don't personally care for the guy, but he is their best shot. Though, maybe it's too soon for another Bush. :dunno:
     
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    Jeb would be an awesome candidate, except that his name is Bush. Successful two term governor, Catholic, married to a Hispanic woman, has worked in a bipartisan way. And a rarer and rarer quality in the GOP, not a crazy person.

    The question becomes, will people still blame his brother for stuff in four years? My guess is probably not. If the economy gets better, people will forget how bad it was. If it doesn't, they will be more inclined to blame Obama.

    My thoughts on some of the others. How they fare will really depend on how successful the Mad Doctor (The Plutocrats and GOP Establishment) are at getting the Monster (the Tea Party) back into the dungeon of the lab. The problem with the sane candidates is that by most reckonings, McCain and Romney were "sane" safe choices, and they lost. So the GOP might draw the wrong lessons.

    The Sane candidates (besides Jeb.)

    Mitch Daniels- Solid candidate, has some funky stuff going on with his wife. (She left him for another man, then came back.)

    Kasich - might be a dark horse, runs a major state.

    Christy - Still liked by the Tea Party, but a pragmatist. The thing that might come back to haunt him was saying "Obama is kind of okay sometimes" after Sandy battered his state. Blasphemy to the Crazy right.

    Jindal- Kind of gets it. But honestly, also has a habit of choking.

    The Crazy Candidates -

    Rick Santorum- Has really upped his rep by coming in as close as he did on nothing. Possibly the go-to guy if the GOP base doubles down on the social issues despite the Establishment's pushback.

    Marco Rubio- A sweetheart of the Teabaggers. Personally, lost my vote when he started embracing the "Talking Snake" theory of Science.

    Paul Ryan- Another Teabagger pinup boy. Being part of the Fail that was the 2012 ticket hasn't really tarnished him. Romney seems to be enjoying that Fail Sandwich all by himself.

    Rand Paul- Frankly, the "Gummit Bad" tumor is getting more malignant in the GOP, and he could be the guy to ride that one out.

    Sarah Palin- Naw, just kidding. Never took her seriously.
     
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    I wouldn't vote for ANY of them.
     
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    What, not even Rand Paul?
     
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    Lol, Jeb... Has the same chances to win as Santorum or Newt...
     
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    Yeah, let's run another neocon named Bush!...That worked out so well the previous two times! :lmao:
     
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    You mean they won 3 out of 4 times?
     
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    Doesn't matter now. We're fucked and our only chance was this last presidential election and we blew it.
     
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    Doesn't matter whether he's crazy or not, as long as the candidate has to pretend to be a crazy person for 9 months in order to get the nomination he'll go nowhere in the general election. The GOP needs a better base before it can field a better candidate.
     
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