Potential 2016 GOP Candidates not Looking Good

Here is a Townhall 2016 straw poll. Vote if you like. It’s quick. You do have to enter your e-mail which will get you on some e-mail list, but I already get Townhall e-mails so no biggy. You can also always unsubscribe. I post this mainly to illustrate how abysmal the potential 2016 lineup is. I voted other/none of the above because write-in were not allowed.

Here is the list of candidates:

Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida
Benjamin Carson, Doctor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University
Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
Ted Cruz, Senator from Texas
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska
Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky
Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
Marco Rubio, Senator from Florida
Paul Ryan, Congressman from Wisconsin
Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
Other/None of the Above

What a sorry lot. Rand Paul is the closest to acceptable. As I said before, we need to start talking up potential acceptable GOP primary candidates and potential Constitution Party and Libertarian Party candidates.

Here is the comment I left.

There is no one in this list that represents non-interventionist conservatives. Rand Paul comes the closest, but he has already drifted too far away from the principled non-intervention of his father. I will not vote for a GOP interventionist. If they don’t do better than this it will be third party for me in 2016.

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8 thoughts on “Potential 2016 GOP Candidates not Looking Good

  1. roho

    Perhaps the GOP should put 100% of their energy into Congressional and Governor house elections?……..Focus on making all Presidents “Lame Duck” orators, and become an “Impeachment Machine”, always moving towards a Constitutional Convention. Seize control of everything from city gov to congress.

    No man is an island, and just as Kings became irrelevant, so can Presidents.

  2. Weaver

    AFP = American Freedom Party not America First Party.

    I dunno why the former changed names. I kinda liked A3P.

  3. aware

    The list is proof that Republicans, and the “Conservative” movement, are losing adherents. The ones pealing off are the paleos and libertarians, which is why you don’t see any on this list.

    As this goes on the “faithful” are fewer and majority neocon progressives. Mainstream conservatism promised much but delivered nothing. Its stock went down with its electoral victories rather than its defeats.

    I might be hopeful if the destruction of the Republican party was accomplished. That’s what stands in the way of a real opposition party.

    The “winner” will, as always, be selected by the real rulers based on how effective for the globalist agenda the selection is. There are several excellent tools on this list but so far none as perfect as Hillary. I got a feeling a major event is on tap long before that (s)election.

  4. Weaver


    we can work through the GOP. If a candidate is good, it’s right to support him, regardless of party.

    There’s not much other choice.

    The AFP, if popular, could serve as king-maker, backing one candidate or opposing another.

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