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Who do you feel is the best (not most electable) GOP candidate excluding Trump?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Brando2101, Mar 4, 2016.

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Who do you feel is the best (not most electable) GOP candidate excluding Trump?

  1. Ted Cruz - I voted or would vote Democrat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Ted Cruz - I voted or would vote Republican or could vote Republican for the right candidate.

    6.7%
  3. Marko Rubio - I voted or would vote Democrat

    10.0%
  4. Marko Rubio - I voted or would vote Republican or could vote Republican for the right candidate.

    6.7%
  5. Mitt Romney - I voted or would vote Democrat

    26.7%
  6. Mitt Romney - I voted or would vote Republican or could vote Republican for the right candidate.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. John Kasich - I voted or would vote Democrat

    13.3%
  8. John Kasich - I voted or would vote Republican or could vote Republican for the right candidate.

    36.7%
  1. Brando2101

    Brando2101 Contributing Member

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    I hope it's ok to add another thread to the election if it's a poll. With the talks of a "civil war" I think it's interesting to find out who people think the best candidate is if they could not vote for trump. Public polls organize opinions and do a better job of breaking down who the loudest posters are and who the masses represent.

    Here the the candidates that I could still see coming into play at the convention in some way. I don't think Ben Carson would come back. If I was a republican then I would have voted for Jeb Bush but I don't see him coming back either. It was funny how both the San Antonio and Houston newspapers endorsed Bush but he didn't make it to the Texas Primary. I included Romney because who knows if the convention is brokered. He didn't really do much better than McCain in 2012 since the two states he took back from Obama (Indiana and North Carolina) had no business being Democrat in 2008 anyway. However, Romney still had %47 percent of the vote in 2012 and there is history of candidates running a 2nd time. It worked for Nixon 8 years after he barley lost to Kennedy but not as much for William Jennings Bryan who lost the election 3 times. I'm super curious about Kasich. He might to get more national attention after he wins his home state of Ohio and can be marketed as a "Cinderella Candidate" He also seems to fit the conservative GOP candidate but doesn't have the silver spoon image that Romney had. They might also think that Rubio can win everyone over once he gets away from Trump and Cruz. I just think his absentee status as a US senator might come back to bite him. Anyway, this feels a lot like the disarray of the 1968 democrat party after LBJ dropped out because of Kennedy who was then shot. Also feels a little like 1992 when Perrot had a lot of momentum as the Washington business tycoon candidate. I say all this as a life long liberal who voted for Hilary in 2008 and 2016. The only think I'll say is I'm generally afraid as an American of a Ted Cruz presidency and I would be even more worried if I was in the armed forces since he seems the most like a war hawk than a diplomat. Just my opinion.
     
  2. Dubious

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    not a one of them really
     
  3. Bobbythegreat

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    There's no one that a Libertarian could vote for that they'd really feel good about. The options are big government Republican, bigger government Republican, big government Republican that pretends to be a small government Republican, big government Democrat, bigger government Socialist, or Andrew Dice Clay.
     
  4. Cohete Rojo

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    I'd be conflicted between Romney and Clinton.
     
  5. Haymitch

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    I don't vote, but the answer is Romney.
     
  6. MoonDogg

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    Kasich would probably be fine, he's a conservative executive in a state large enough to have big liberal cities; which means he has to govern based as much on diverse economic and cultural realities as he does on ideological principle. Also really like that he became governor after several years on the hill. As much as people fetishize outsider status it matters this is the most diplomatically and strategically complex country with full electoral, press and legal scrutiny; you have to be either intellectually curious about or strategically engaged enough with federal and global issues to make complex, historic decisions upfront that you can explain afterwards. Ultimately we should have stopped looking for Reagans or Kennedys twenty-five years ago, and laid off the culture wars so we could more prudently focus on budgeting, streamlining entitlements and simplified defense policy without factional or moral subtext.
     
  8. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    Why would you make this poll public. I mean, it's somewhat an actual poll that are usually private.
     
  9. SamFisher

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    The GOP is broken, they're all equally bad because they all operate within its parameters
     
  10. rocketsjudoka

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    Kasich has the best experience and is also more pragmatic than those other candidates. Romney is a very close second. Both of them really lack charisma and what hurts Romney's chances greatly is that he is a two time loser already.
     

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