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Sen. Rand Paul leads poll for 2016 GOP presidential pick
redalertpolitics.com ^ | March 12 2013 | staff

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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1 posted on 03/13/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh, for Pete’s Sake! Three more YEARS of this ‘Flavor of the Minute’ crap from the media. Blech!


2 posted on 03/13/2013 8:25:56 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Queue Karl Rove to start denigrating him in 5...4...3...


3 posted on 03/13/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: All

And American cannot have Scott Walker yet! He has too much to do in our state as it is!


4 posted on 03/13/2013 8:26:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 8:28:43 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 8:30:02 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Dead Corpse
Good. Now let’s hope he A) doesn’t say anything stupid between now and then.


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.

7 posted on 03/13/2013 8:39:26 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


8 posted on 03/13/2013 8:40:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
RE :”Oh, for Pete’s Sake! Three more YEARS of this ‘Flavor of the Minute’ crap from the media. Blech!”

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.

9 posted on 03/13/2013 8:40:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: MissTed
Queue Karl Rove to start denigrating him in 5...4...3...

AND the long knives of FR to start slicing away in 4 . . . 3 . . .

10 posted on 03/13/2013 8:41:33 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...


11 posted on 03/13/2013 8:42:25 AM PDT by CalTexan
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To: BarnacleCenturion
If Paul is on board with the Libertarian Party's lassaize-faire attitude and platform on illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, uncontrolled borders, drugs, et al, then he can suck it in my book. I'll just stay home
12 posted on 03/13/2013 8:43:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

too early


13 posted on 03/13/2013 8:45:40 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“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.”

Would you rather have (choose one):
a. Jeb Bush
b. Chris Christie
c. Rand Paul

??


15 posted on 03/13/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: CalTexan

“I’m for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...”

Me too.

The bravest and most courageous conservative of them all.
No one else comes close.
No one.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 8:47:48 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Linda Frances

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.

/sarc


17 posted on 03/13/2013 8:48:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
And American cannot have Scott Walker yet!

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.........

:-)

18 posted on 03/13/2013 8:49:14 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: sickoflibs
Before saying Palin did not have an outstanding record as governor of Alaska you might want to read this

Sarahs' record is very bit as impressive as Walker.

19 posted on 03/13/2013 8:51:57 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: sickoflibs

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.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
And American cannot have Scott Walker yet! He has too much to do in our state as it is!

Diana, would you really stick us with Christie or another Bush just so you can keep one of the few decent conservative leaders?

21 posted on 03/13/2013 8:53:45 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Gaffer
"If Paul is on board with ..... uncontrolled borders

The above is a flat out lie.

22 posted on 03/13/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Pollster1

My ticket would be Cruz/West.


23 posted on 03/13/2013 8:58:10 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

I was just thinking that...


24 posted on 03/13/2013 8:59:45 AM PDT by defal33 ("I Am Andrew Breitbart")
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To: BarnacleCenturion
After polling 190,000 conservatives, Contract From America found that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the favored GOP presidential pick for 2016,

Rand Paul is good, so far...

I'll wait til after the '14 election to see who will be running...

25 posted on 03/13/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Much as it sucks, it’s gotta be said... it doesn’t matter who the Repubs nominate in 2016...


26 posted on 03/13/2013 9:02:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: IM2MAD
My ticket would be Cruz/West.

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.

27 posted on 03/13/2013 9:02:30 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Linda Frances

Rand also voted for Hagel. I prefer Ted Cruz over Paul, although Paul must be commended for his filibuster.


28 posted on 03/13/2013 9:03:28 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: jpsb

I only question what I heard as a documented tenet of the Libertarian party....


29 posted on 03/13/2013 9:05:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Andrei Bulba
RE :”However, we got Obama and he is a zero senator from a dem state.”

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.

30 posted on 03/13/2013 9:06:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: Lakeshark
I can't wait for the arguments we're going to have on FR about him being a RINO.........

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.

31 posted on 03/13/2013 9:10:04 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


32 posted on 03/13/2013 9:11:04 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb; Diana in Wisconsin
RE :”Sarahs’ record is very bit as impressive as Walker. “

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.

33 posted on 03/13/2013 9:12:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: jpsb
Below is relevant excerpt from their party platform adopted in May 2012. While some reference is given about concerns for "credible threats", this statement greatly worries me and is a certain disqualifier for a Libertarian Party Candidate. In my book, whether they are a credible threat or not, they simpley DO NOT BELONG HERE. Let them, these supposed political refugees take over their own country

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.

34 posted on 03/13/2013 9:12:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


35 posted on 03/13/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

That’s okay...I’m just not gonna go along with a die-hard Libertarian candidate.


36 posted on 03/13/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sirius Lee
Every last one of them has done something that lots of people here will argue makes them a RINO.

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.......

37 posted on 03/13/2013 9:18:34 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Gaffer
If Paul is on board with the Libertarian Party's lassaize-faire attitude and platform on illegal immigrants, legal immigrants, uncontrolled borders, drugs, et al, then he can suck it in my book. I'll just stay home

What is your concern with immigration? Is it that they receive various and sundry welfare payments, or something else?

38 posted on 03/13/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Gaffer

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.


39 posted on 03/13/2013 9:22:03 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Gaffer

“My opponents call me libertarian but I’m pro-life.” Rand Paul - Feb 2011.


40 posted on 03/13/2013 9:22:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Gunslingr3

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.


41 posted on 03/13/2013 9:24:46 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: IM2MAD

Mine too, if Cruz was Constitutionally eligible. If he was eligible, he’d be a great choice.


42 posted on 03/13/2013 9:28:38 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Gunslingr3

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?


43 posted on 03/13/2013 9:29:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GBA

The way I see it, if Obama was eligible then so is Cruz, end of story.


44 posted on 03/13/2013 9:29:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jpsb

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.


45 posted on 03/13/2013 9:31:10 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Lakeshark
Palin (who I strongly admire), Paul, Cruz, Rubio, Jindal, Haley, and yes, Walker, and whoever else pops up to run.

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.

46 posted on 03/13/2013 9:31:26 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: dfwgator

obama voters are like that.


47 posted on 03/13/2013 9:31:45 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
And American cannot have Scott Walker yet! He has too much to do in our state as it is!

Yes, still too many middle class people left to decimate.

48 posted on 03/13/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT by ksen (". . . organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy" - Matt Taibbi)
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To: GBA
might be cool to follow the Constitution, you know, just to see what it’s like.

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.

49 posted on 03/13/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: princess leah

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.


50 posted on 03/13/2013 9:34:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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