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    Default Republicans 2016 who will be the GOP nominee ?

    Now that Chris Christie has had gastric band surgery he must be the front runner ?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/ny...gery.html?_r=0


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    The presumptive Democrat nominee is Hillary Clinton but how will the GOP work out?

    Liz Mair a political aide to Scott Walker had to leave his campaign after it emerged she wasn't in favour of Iowa's position as the first to vote. She argued Iowa was much more religiously conservative than average and thus skewed the race.

    Jeb Bush is another likely candidate and he stoked some ire by asking any firms/consultants he retained to be exclusively available to him. Bush is the Establishment favourite but him running against Clinton would be very odd. Chris Christie may run looking for 'Establishment' votes but he is damaged already imo

    Ted Cruz will be first to declare and is the likely Tea Party favourite : Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid Monday - Houston Chronicle ...though he will have to battle Rand Paul for that segment

    Rubio, Trump and Jindal are all possible candidates too

    Best overview is here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...andidates.html

    It will, as ever, be a challenge to:
    1) Win the campaign
    2) Not tack too hard to the right
    3) Not to get damaged

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    As long as he is pro-gun, anti abortion, no gay marriage, pro war, it don't matter if Christie eats all the apple pie and his mum he will be the republican candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Now that Chris Christie has had gastric band surgery he must be the front runner ?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/ny...gery.html?_r=0

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    He would be their most formidable candidate, but his actions at the end of the last campaign in praising Obama's handling of Sandy has alienated a lot of the GOP base, and he's trailing Rubio in most polls.

    That said, it's not fatal for him. I think it really is between him and Rubio.

    Jeb Bush is also trying to position himself, but is falling a bit flat. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will be also rans.

    There may be some pressure for a female candidate - so Susana Martinez, Nikki Haley or Kelly Ayotte may make a stab for it, but neither will have what it takes to come through in 2016. I think Martinez and Ayotte are both ones to watch for the future, both from swing states. Martinez in particular has quite an impressive story to tell.

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    Does it really matter? If Clinton runs, Clinton Wins
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    Quote Originally Posted by livingstone View Post
    He would be their most formidable candidate, but his actions at the end of the last campaign in praising Obama's handling of Sandy has alienated a lot of the GOP base, and he's trailing Rubio in most polls.
    Christie.....Rubio.......Ryan......

    The GOP are facing annihilation in 2016.

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    It doesnt matter, the democrats have the next election stitched up with their seditious immigrant amnesty which the idiot repub-rinos are after buying into.

    But I hope its Jeb Bush - I really hate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Christie.....Rubio.......Ryan......

    The GOP are facing annihilation in 2016.
    I don't agree.

    If Clinton doesn't run, Christie would quite probably beat Biden.

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    I have a sneaking suspicion the GOP candidate in 2016 will be someone relatively unknown right now. One thing we should know for sure by now, polls mean absolutely NOTHING until perhaps the very last days before an election. Look at all the people who led Romney in the polls before he became the nominee, from Donald Trump, to Herman Cain, to Rick Perry, to Newt Gingrich and so on. Polls mean nothing.

    If the GOP 2016 candidate is any of the line-up for 2012, they've already lost. Someone new won't exactly work either, they need new ideas, they've been banging the same drums for too long. You already know EXACTLY what you will hear from a Republican debate before it starts. Pandering. War good, Jesus good. TAX SO BAD!! Abortion MURDER!!!!!!! Evolution WRONG, Contraception SLUT!!, Gay Marriage YUCK..

    The most important of all.... "The second amendment is the absolute test of freedom for any American, if you can't own a gun or acquire one under any conditions then you live in tyranny and there is no middle ground."

    Basically, they need new blood and new ideas BADLY. And hey, they went for Reagan, the hollywood star divorcee, don't write them off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    It doesnt matter, the democrats have the next election stitched up with their seditious immigrant amnesty which the idiot repub-rinos are after buying into.

    But I hope its Jeb Bush - I really hate them.
    Is there anyone you don't hate?
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    I hope it's Palin - she's hot!

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