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Online poll: Rand Paul the conservative pick for president in 2016
Daily Caller ^ | 03/12/2013 | Spencer Amaral

Posted on 03/12/2013 1:17:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is leading an online poll being conducted by Contract From America as the conservative pick for president in 2016.

With 190,000 votes cast as of Monday morning, Paul leads, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio rounding out the top three. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are running in last place, ranked 32 and 31 respectively.

Contract From America (CFA) is a nonprofit conservative organization that promotes the “Contract From America” that was first drafted and embraced in 2010 by tea party Republicans.

CFA distributed the poll to tea party chapters and leaders, and conservative organizations across the country, and asked voters to choose their favorite candidate in 12 to 15 head-to-head match-ups featuring 32 possible candidates.

Rand Paul leads the poll, winning 80 percent of his match-ups, with Walker winning 76 percent and Rubio winning 73 percent.

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1 posted on 03/12/2013 1:17:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And the GOPe will do all it can to make sure that none of these guys gets the nom.

Who will it be? Guesses?

My money’s on Lindsay Graham.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 1:19:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

One filibuster does not a president make.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 1:20:21 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: MrB

4 posted on 03/12/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m pretty sure that the establishment has already selected Jeb Bush as the candidate.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 1:22:35 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not totally convinced yet. He voted for sKerry and Hagel before he voted against Brennan.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 1:22:41 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MrB
And the GOPe will do all it can to make sure that none of these guys gets the nom.

It is not the GOP's fault.

Look yourself in the mirror. It is OUR fault as conservatives for throwing far better candidates out while allowing the RINOs to march toward the nomination.

We either coalesce around a decent, but imperfect, candidate early and hang on to them or we will have another lousy nominee and nobody to blame but ourselves.

7 posted on 03/12/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand Paul and Rubio works for me.


8 posted on 03/12/2013 1:22:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Puppage

He’s been much more than one filibuster...


9 posted on 03/12/2013 1:23:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: COBOL2Java

Now THATS funny! Downloaded!


10 posted on 03/12/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A bit early, isn’t it?


11 posted on 03/12/2013 1:33:11 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 03/12/2013 1:33:48 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If Sarah is going to really stand with Rand, she is going to have to finally distance herself from McLame,


13 posted on 03/12/2013 1:35:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

If the COnservatives want to run a great candidate in 2016 and make sure they have to worry about Hillary’s aactions when she gets elected, they should support Ron Paul. He’s a great guy, would make a great conservative spokesperson and be assured of defeat in 2016.

Scott who???

The only GOOD thing about this poll is Christie and the Third Bush come out dead last.

If they want to WIN in 2016, they will nominate Rubio. He’s conservative and he’s Hispanic and he’s well know and he speaks well.

He can defeat Hillary. Neither Walker nor Paul can accomplish that.

The Demographics have changed and we need the Hispanic vote. Right now we will nevere get the Black vote and we lost a good part of the white vote - women - in 2012.


14 posted on 03/12/2013 1:40:32 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: ZULU

I meant RAND Paul, not RON Paul. Rand is good for the future, Ron Paul is a loser and Rubio is what we need to win in 2016.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 1:41:38 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Puppage

“One filibuster does not a president make.”

No kidding, but desperation is setting in, and people are jumping on anything that looks like it has some cajones in a profession where their are few.

Look at this quote from Rand Paul’s Spokeswoman after he voted to confirm Kerry: “..................Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley told Yahoo News. “As he has said before, the president should be entitled to some leeway on his political appointments. That is why Sen. Paul voted in favor of Sen. John Kerry, with whom he largely disagrees on foreign policy, to serve as secretary of state.........”

I think Rand Paul is just as nuts as his dad. We are at war. The Democrats give no quarter, and we should not either, yet here we see Rand Paul letting Obama have his way by placing a traiterous scumbag in the position of SOS.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 1:45:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bit early, isn’t it?


17 posted on 03/12/2013 1:47:28 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: rockinqsranch

Maybe John Kerry and Chuckie the Crybaby Hagel can do more to hurt Obama’s legacy than anything yet.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 1:48:00 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: ZULU
'The Demographics have changed and we need the Hispanic vote.'

Hispanics vote for Dems.

The only people who decide the elections these days is the Female vote.

Secondly, Rubio and Rand want amnesty. There will not be another party that win elections other than Dems after amnesty.

19 posted on 03/12/2013 1:48:07 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: rockinqsranch

” yet here we see Rand Paul letting Obama have his way by placing a traiterous scumbag in the position of SOS.”

Obama won the election and he gets to pick his cabinet.

Elections have consequences.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: rockinqsranch

Rand Paul has said he is seriously considering running. He is the only candidate that has said that and seems to have the real leadership skills to back it up. How is that desperate ? Rubio has had ethical problems in the past and seems less principled to me. People like who they like. At least we have 4 years to think it over. :)


21 posted on 03/12/2013 1:54:29 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Theoria

Rand probably has some female appeal and frankly Rubio does, too.

Rubio is the new face of the GOP-E for sure and I’m watching to see what Rand Paul does next.

If Sarah endorsed him, that would be a sign but the GOP needs a housecleaning in 2014 with conservatives in primaries and third party candidates if insiders win the primaries.

NO MORE CONSERVATIVE VOTES FOR RINO’S.

RINO’S WILL ALLOW THE DEBT BUBBLE TO BURST BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF QUICKLY BALANCING THE BUDGET.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 1:56:53 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: SeekAndFind

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are running in last place, ranked 32 and 31 respectively”

Thank you Jesus!


23 posted on 03/12/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Obama won the election and he gets to pick his cabinet.

Elections have consequences.”

Rand Paul could have had the balls to have voted not to confirm the bastard. Where do you come from that you don’t understand that simple fact?


24 posted on 03/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: erlayman

“How is that desperate ?”

Rand Paul has shown us all that he didn’t fall far from the tree. I posted an example, so if you are for him, you must have been for his father as well, and therefore you aren’t worth my time.

Yes, I agree we at least have some time on this. NOT four full years as you say, but we have some time.


25 posted on 03/12/2013 2:06:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy is Not conservative in some ways. I know he has taken some very liberal position on some things. Just because he does a couple of good things does not mean he is a savior. Be real careful what you wish for.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 2:08:29 PM PDT by Revel
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To: SeekAndFind

Its the cats that are leaving the republican ship.. the rats are staying put.. by 2016 the cats will have fully left.. The republican RATS love the present situation.. and are optimistic..

By 2016 the republican party will have shrunk and “amnesty” will have insured any democrat of winning.. most any office..

The ships cats morale is in the dumps.. waiting for America to jump like a Lemming over the fiscal cliff.. The only way to kill the republican rats is to hope the ship sinks and drowns them.. With the offhand hope a torpedo scuttles that garbage barge ay “CPAC”... Except all the torpedos are not invited to CPAC... They are despised by CPACians..


27 posted on 03/12/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ZULU

“Maybe John Kerry and Chuckie the Crybaby Hagel can do more to hurt Obama’s legacy than anything yet.”

Let us hope so. I do believe the Democrats, as they are on the juice so to speak will do the typical Democrat overreach trick, and snuff out their capital. It happens to them often. It’s part of who they are.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 2:09:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

It doesn’t take a lot of balls to vote against kerry and hegel. I don’t fully agree with the votes but his explanation was reasonable. Kerry and Hegel were bad but the alternatives were much worse.


29 posted on 03/12/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand Paul/Allen West 2016

Sounds good to me.


30 posted on 03/12/2013 2:15:52 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: rockinqsranch

I agree the president should have some leeway in political appointments out of respect for the office and wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul for anything. The broad spectrum of public opinion is also clearly showing discernment in distinguishing between the legitimate candidacies of father and son.


31 posted on 03/12/2013 2:18:35 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Puppage

Id like to be wrong about Paul. But after his daddy’s lunatic rants and having met some of Ron Paul’s long time money guys I’ll pass. Not jumping on board with that bunch.


32 posted on 03/12/2013 2:18:52 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SeekAndFind

I prefer somebody else but that just means the GOP needs to do better or I’ll just have to vote for Paul.


33 posted on 03/12/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Theoria

I’m female and of Hispanic ancestry-me and mine do not vote for democrats. Or wusses like Graham. No. More. McCain clones...


34 posted on 03/12/2013 2:21:30 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: cdcdawg
I agree, thought that the moment I saw his little visit with Obama. Since then he's become noticeably more visible to the public eye.
35 posted on 03/12/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Texan5

Interesting. If it came down to Rubio an Rand Paul who would you pick?


36 posted on 03/12/2013 2:24:20 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Sacajaweau

Rand Paul and Allen West


37 posted on 03/12/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT by laplata
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To: SeekAndFind

There is not nothing left but
armed revolution to
solve the problems in DC.


38 posted on 03/12/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy too early.

I recall 2012....

Bachmann was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

Perry was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

Cain was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

Trump was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

Gingrich was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

Santorum was in the lead, for about 2 weeks or so.

And we saw how that all turned out.


39 posted on 03/12/2013 2:41:49 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ZULU

Rubio’s resume is pretty thin. He has a lot of legislative/legal experience, entered government at age 28.

Sort of like the current occupant of the White House.

Rubio is short on executive experience.

And his amnesty-for-illegals push is not gaining him any favors. He is little more than a youngish McCainish bloviator.


40 posted on 03/12/2013 2:46:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

At this point in time, I really couldn’t say-I like them both.


41 posted on 03/12/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: servo1969
Bit early, isn’t it?

Nope. The Sunday shows were balls to the wall Jeb. Soros and the MSM have determined that we will be allowed to vote for him and nobody else. It's Jeb vs the Conservatives. We need to coalesce around one Conservative early - whether it's the flawed Rand, the flawed Gov. Walker, the flawed and eligibility challenged Rubio, the deeply hated by the left Palin, or the eligibility challenged Cruz.

Palin and Cruz are perhaps the only 100%ers for Conservatives. The rest are all 80 and 90% and leagues preferable to anyone the GOPe is pushing.

42 posted on 03/12/2013 2:57:41 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Erik Latranyi

Good point and worth repeating. The base can have a voice and select the nom. but the old line “can he/she win” is very convincing to a lot of primary voters.

Several key races were lost due miscalculations. Either the candidate turns out to be an idiot/appears to an idiot and voters vote RAT...several senate races come to mind. Other times someone, like Rubio, Paul and a few others buck all the trends and wins...


43 posted on 03/12/2013 3:10:29 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SeekAndFind

Establishment Death Star that was turned on Newt, Rick, and Perry will be turned on Rand.


44 posted on 03/12/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT by exist
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To: Puppage
One filibuster does not a president make.

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45 posted on 03/12/2013 3:13:56 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Obama won the election and he gets to pick his cabinet.

Orin, is that you?

46 posted on 03/12/2013 3:17:32 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Texan5

I like them both too but this might help you decide who is right for 2016, I taped this as he was running to defeat the sitting Gov. of his own party to win the nomination and the senate seat from FLA. He is a leader and communicator, I dare say, a great communicator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy36ZB0pgpw


47 posted on 03/12/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: rockinqsranch
The Democrats give no quarter, and we should not either, yet here we see Rand Paul letting Obama have his way by placing a traiterous scumbag in the position of SOS.

I gotta point out that if Rand had voted against skerry, he would have been nominated anyway. IMHO, Rand was trying to be nice, knowing it didn't make any difference.

48 posted on 03/12/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have voted for Sarah Palin. Herman Cain would have been terrific. I would have enjoyed voting for Rick Santorum. And giving Newt Gingrich a second chance would have been fine by me. Heck, I'm easy to please. Just put a God-fearing, eligible, Constitutional conservative, natural born citizen on the ballot and I'll do my duty. Rand Paul appears to satisfy those requirements. We'll see how it pans out. In 2012 I had more in common with the Constitution Party than the Republican party. Too bad for the Republicans. Hope they turn that around before 2016.


49 posted on 03/12/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: MrB; servo1969; SeekAndFind

At 66:1 I might have to put 100 bucks on the jr sen from KY

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/other-politics/us-politics?ev_oc_grp_ids=791149


50 posted on 03/12/2013 3:29:30 PM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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