Skip to comments.Sen. Rand Paul leads poll for 2016 GOP presidential pick
Posted on 03/13/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
After polling 190,000 conservatives, Contract From America found that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the favored GOP presidential pick for 2016, as The Daily Caller reports.
While Paul leads the pack, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are two other popular choices for 2016. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are running last in a pool of 32 candidates.
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Oh, for Pete’s Sake! Three more YEARS of this ‘Flavor of the Minute’ crap from the media. Blech!
Queue Karl Rove to start denigrating him in 5...4...3...
And American cannot have Scott Walker yet! He has too much to do in our state as it is!
Good. Now let’s hope he A) doesn’t say anything stupid between now and then. B) that the RINO’s, CINO’s, and Socialists in either Party have a hard time making their lies stick.
I don’t really see Rand Paul being the conservative pick. He’s not crazy much like his dad, but he still has some pretty libertarian and non-conservative views.
He’s just a “darling” today because he attacked Obama about drones killing Americans. Tomorrow, he’ll do something “wrong”, and everybody will be calling him a RINO and saying he is finished and trying to gin up a tea party candidate to attack him.
IN fact, I’m surprised he’s still the darling since he said McConnell is a good conservative who deserves to be re-elected. Because McConnell is currently “out” with the “conservatives”, because having a 100% ACU rating doesn’t really mean anything when you don’t somehow kill enough democrat senators so you have a majority and can pass legislation.
Its what he did not say that angers me.
THE MAN SPOKE FOR 13 HOURS AND NEVER MENTIONED THAT BRENNAN SUPPORTED JIHAD AND CALLED IT A LEGITIMATE TENET OF ISLAM.
Paul is politically correct when it comes to Islam. Instead of standing up against the evils of terrorist, he votes for people like Brennan AND Hagel who also sides with the terrorist.
If Paul can't stand up to the truth of Islamic extremist in this country, and the administration, he should not be president. It is the most serious issue our nation is facing and many are ignoring it.
I like what Rand Paul (and Ted Cruz) has to say lately but it really just proves that the GOP needs to do much better than they’re doing now.
I dont see how a US R-minority party Senator comes close to matching Scott Walker as a pick, no matter how much noise they are making.
Walker is a real re-elected governor who actually accomplished things, actually beating Dems. They other two dont come close. Palin didnt come close, nor did Romney, to what Walker has accomplished.
AND the long knives of FR to start slicing away in 4 . . . 3 . . .
I’m for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...
The libertarian ideals aren’t what will hurt him. What will hurt him are the libertarian voters who immediately declare themselves to be a vast majority and then set out to destroy everyone else only to finish with low single digit votes.
“I dont really see Rand Paul being the conservative pick. Hes not crazy much like his dad, but he still has some pretty libertarian and non-conservative views.”
Would you rather have (choose one):
a. Jeb Bush
b. Chris Christie
c. Rand Paul
“Im for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...”
The bravest and most courageous conservative of them all.
No one else comes close.
Yeah... I know. He didn’t mention the space program or the fact that Fox still won’t bring back Firefly as a series.
Makes him completely unsuitable as a candidate.
Sorry lady, we're stealing him. He's the best candidate I've seen in all the musings about 2016.
I can't wait for the arguments we're going to have on FR about him being a RINO.........
Sarahs' record is very bit as impressive as Walker.
I don’t care who they pick other than keeping out a RINO, though you are correct governors used to be considered better picks. However, we got Obama and he is a zero senator from a dem state.
Diana, would you really stick us with Christie or another Bush just so you can keep one of the few decent conservative leaders?
The above is a flat out lie.
My ticket would be Cruz/West.
I was just thinking that...
Rand Paul is good, so far...
I'll wait til after the '14 election to see who will be running...
Much as it sucks, it’s gotta be said... it doesn’t matter who the Repubs nominate in 2016...
I'm okay with that too. I just want one of the acceptable conservatives to jump into the race with both feet, while the others encourage conservatives to unite behind a good conservative candidate. This routine of splitting our vote while a McCain or Romney gets the crossover Dem votes is not working out for America as a free country.
Rand also voted for Hagel. I prefer Ted Cruz over Paul, although Paul must be commended for his filibuster.
I only question what I heard as a documented tenet of the Libertarian party....
That was the faulty thinking last year when so many in GOP and here including Rush were sure O would lose.
Reality sets in, O kicked the crap out of the GOP twice. So maybe a real candidate is necessary to beat Dems.
Well he did fold like a cheap suit on obamacare. His flip flop is no different then Jeb's anti/pro amnesty squishiness.
Walker was at the top of my list, but now he's sitting with the B team along with Rand. Still, I'd vote for either over the F team of Jeb and/or ChristieKreme.
Sarah is still no. 1. If they can settle Cruz' eligibility then he could take the top slot.
I voted for Cruz in the primary, the run off and the general. I like him too, but I’ll want to see and hear a lot more before supporting him for President. He has only been in the Senate for 60 days! I have an ingrain distrust of lawyers. There are a few good ones and Cruz appears to be a good one (excellent in fact) but still 60 days is not enough to sell me on Cruz.
No way! You must of skipped that part where I said that Walker completely frustrated Dems and rallied them against him and then he got re-elected while winning back R state seats.
Walker didnt jump the ship before re-election(save the excuses) , to get a job complaining about Obama on FNC Greta, then do a make believe run for POTUS when he had a contract with FNC, so it was clear he was not.
Scott Walker hung out to fight and win and he did.
3.4 Free Trade and Migration:
We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.
Sorry I missed the “If” oops. Paul is a constitutional conservative that leans libertarian. He is pro-life and against open borders. He is IMHO a little weak on homosexuals, but no one is perfect.
That’s okay...I’m just not gonna go along with a die-hard Libertarian candidate.
Palin (who I strongly admire), Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Jindal, Haley, and yes, Walker, and whoever else pops up to run.
When the race gets going each one will become a potential target of the circular firing squad here, each one will be far worse than anyone can imagine.......
What is your concern with immigration? Is it that they receive various and sundry welfare payments, or something else?
Mean neither, I think Libertarians are crazy, even thou I tend to agree with them on lots of issues. Paul is not a Libertarian. If any label fits him it would be a Classical Liberal, kinda like what the GOP used to be before the hated neocon took over. Reagan was also a Classical Liberal, or would have been if he did not have to finish off the old USSR.
“My opponents call me libertarian but I’m pro-life.” Rand Paul - Feb 2011.
Look - we have some great leaders, but can only bring 1 guy out by 2016 - not the variety crapola we saw in 2012 - STRENGTHEN our position by then and pick THE STRONGEST GUY who will bring truth, toughness and enthusiasm to America.
Mine too, if Cruz was Constitutionally eligible. If he was eligible, he’d be a great choice.
My concern for illegals is that they are unchecked.
Illegal for one, unscreened, no criminal checks, no medical checks, saddling us with massive child education bills and no paying for it, massive use of public resources and benefits, drunken driving, murder, rape and disease...
Is that enough for you?
The way I see it, if Obama was eligible then so is Cruz, end of story.
Why don’t we try running someone whom everyone agrees is Constitutionally eligible next election? We haven’t done that in a while...might be cool to follow the Constitution, you know, just to see what it’s like.
I could cast a vote for any one of them, but I will not vote for Jeb under any circumstances, nor for Fatso.
The MSM already have marching orders to make sure that Jeb is the GOP candidate. Rather than split the Conservative vote, maybe it's time to coalesce around one of the above who is making clear signs of running and who is polling well. If a Conservative is only 80 or 90 percent with us, but will fight for that 80 or 90 percent, then I say go for it.
Neither Sarah, nor Walker have given any indication of running, and Cruz seems dismissive of the idea. Paul has made his intention know. Rubio is flirting. Of the two I would go with Rand. I think he would fight for our rights. Rubio, not so much.
I don't want a go along to get along President. For that reason I will stand with Rand.
obama voters are like that.
Yes, still too many middle class people left to decimate.
Indeed it would, and it would certainly distinguish us from the other side, who obviously don't give a s##t about it, seeing as how we have a Constitutionally ineligible dear ruler.
This is true. And it looks like the GOP-E is trying for Jeb Bush....I’m on my couch election day if he’s the one.
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