Skip to comments.GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?
Posted on 07/25/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance.
What the next crop of top-tier GOP contenders may not feature, however, is a woman.
The Republicans taking discernible steps to build the foundations required for White House runs are all men. And for a party trying to close the gender gap, the prospect of an all-male lineup may pose a significant public perception problem.
After the 2012 race saw President Obama defeat Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin among women, one way in which national Republicans have been aiming to do better has been by promoting some of their female rising stars.
Two governors, in particular -- New Mexicos Susana Martinez and South Carolinas Nikki Haley -- are frequently mentioned as vice-presidential material. Additionally, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers -- who delivered the Republican response to the presidents 2014 State of the Union address -- have also been singled out as solid national prospects.
But none of these women has begun to build the kind of fundraising network and political operation required to mount a serious bid for the Oval Office.
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Beat you by seven seconds! LOL
Draft Palin, problem solved.
They are in the kitchen were they belong
Sarah P is still waiting in the wings.
They saw what happened to Palin and Bachmann.
Mainly because of the commie ‘RATS’ War Against Women. If a woman isn’t leaning against a lamppost on the ‘RAT plantation, the commie ‘RATS rip them and their family apart. ie: Sarah Palin and her family.
Unless the Republicans get of their rears and close all of their primaries nothing will change.
And the opposition’s picks are Clinton and Lieawatha?
No thanks. Those aren’t “real” women
So the rats will hall Hillary and that means everyone will think the Republican Party is a “men only affair”. By that logic, not having a black candidate in 2012 made the Republican Party look like an “all white affair”.
Ridiculous logic. Someone will do something first, always happens. The rats were the first to have a female VP nominee I think, Geraldine Ferraro or whatever her name was. She was a disaster.
RE: Beat you by seven seconds! LOL
Well, after you. I’m willing to have the moderator pull this thread and let yours have the precedence. :)
Or visa versa. I’m not a thread hog.
What happened to palin was a travesty of NON SUPPORT, bachmann merely self destructed.
Ayotte? Really? McCains go to girl? She is really a terrible idea. Not that it matters.
Could it have anything to do with the vicious onslaught of pure hatred that a female Republican and her family and children will inevitably face from the entire liberal media universe?
Because their in the kitchen doing their job?
Seriously, is there some quota we have achieve.
If ladies wanna run they will.
Why should we care?
A candidate based on gender? Affirmative action? No thanks
Since the 2008 veep candidate, a Governor, was banned from the 2012 GOP convention by a Mormon Bishop, perhaps female republican leaders feel better operating outside, the inside.
Yup, and the Warriors.
Who, in the GOP has ever led US Military Troops into battle?
An Lt Col. Allen West -Dr. Ben Carson ticket would win at the polls, but be extremely painful for the Obama Wing of the Democrat Party.
Black Guys.......I dunno
theyve got the right stuff....but can America shake its current conception of a “black” president in the next two years
West - Carson
Can you imagine the return to pride and confidence in this great nation, that these two would instill?
this far out they are talking candidates for president?
I wouldn’t expect to see anyone (male or female) appear for another 10 months or more. Obviously... Perry, maybe Cruz, and the candidate to be named later.
Why would any of them announce now, and give the enemedia 18 months to savage them. The smart money keeps their powder dry until it’s time to make a move.
* Who would you rather have in your foxhole: Col. West or Jeb Bush?
* Who would you rather have abolishing Obamacare: Dr. Carson or Marco Rubio?
or Carson and West for that matter
Im betting on the new new york mayor....De Blahsio...being the democrats choice...
West for President, because he is a trained Warrior.
Carson for Veep as he has a superior intellect.
West can Secure us from Invaders, both home and Abroad.
Carson can privatize, or abolish the Federal Welfare State.
After 2018, both can dismantle the Regulation Agencies, that strangle America’s Economy.
I heartily support those choices and the plan presented!
I wish I lived in an America that could still instill confidence in m... that this could be done.
Take heart my FRiend - - - just look what ONE former Foreign Student accomplished in a mere 6 years!
Anything is possible!
I don’t want one.
I don’t want a woman President. Who here believes a woman President can deal with Muslims? Red Chinese? N. Korea?
No, she's not.
There's no one woman wanting to have a candidacy handed to you but to have all of the "GOP gentleman" treat you worse than they treated Barack Obama, or in fact, treat him NOW!
Nope, no GOP woman wants to be treated worse than the real enemies - liberal Democrats by the likes of Romney, McCain, Boehner or McConnell!
She might be, she might not be.
I tend to think she’s still exploring the possibility.
Might not. Might.
I agree, she’s not running and she never seriously considered running in 2012 either.
Too polarized to win. And she is not interested in the job. Although she is interested in people who keep mentioning her name as someone for the job.
RE: Who here believes a woman President can deal with Muslims? Red Chinese? N. Korea?
Well, if we can find another Margaret Thatcher, I’m all in...
There may be men in this party but none of them seem to be particularly offended when liberals say the most nasty, hateful and, yes, sexist things that the Left would *never* tolerate being said about Hillary or Michelle or any liberal woman. Where are the Republican men to get in the Left's faces and call them out on their hatred and bigotry?
So if there are no females in the GOP field in 2016, it's because they saw what was being done to them the last time and decided "no, thanks".
I’d like to see Palin run. But I’m afraid America has become too corrupt, too degenerate for someone of her calibre to win. The country is entering into its death-throes, and will undoubtedly only serve up more sleaze and slime from the Dems and the GOP-E.
The chances I’ll even bother to vote in 2016 are getting more and more slim.
Even when Palin’s church was torched shortly after the election, the GOP leaders didn’t even offer any vocal support to her, nor a word of outrage to the media outlets. That really stunned me at the time.
I’d exclusively voted and supported the GOP my entire adult life, but their shabby treatment of Palin made me lose every shred of respect, confidence and trust I had in the Republican Party.
To the establishment: Seriously. Try Governor Palin. The worst that can happen is that she loses. Which is the same thing the “safe” candidates have been doing. Or hadn’t you noticed?
Nope. And you know why? Sarah Palin is no idiot. She's not delusional either. She knows damn well she'd have to raise a fortune, spend a fortune and get put through a meat grinder only to lose as bad as Dukakis, --despite what all the "Draft Palin" folks around here think.
She's not interested and I don't blame her.
Honestly? No. They would be a very polarizing pair who may energize a large part of the base but I don't see them attracting much of the political middle and the left would absolutely loath them. The Democrats in Congress would set out to do them what was done to Obama and block anything and everything they might promote.
Add to that the fact that we've been suffering through 6 years of an amateur in the White House. I don't want another one.
As a woman I can safely say that I want a good ticket for 2016. I want a winning ticket for 2016. If that ticket happens to have a female candidate on it then fine. But I’m not interested in any sort of selection based on gender alone. Of the ones mentioned, I don’t think Bachman is an option. She turned herself into a joke in 2012 and I don’t think that’ll changed. Haley, with her jihad against Unions, would cost us Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania right off the bat. Martinez is interesting but I just don’t know that much about her.
So now liberals are complaining that the GOP doesn’t have female candidates...these people are insane. Look how they’ve trashed Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Christine O’Donnell and other female GOP candidates.
Margaret Thatcher... yes shes dead, and yes she is a Brit... but she was made from pretty stout stuff