Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 2016 FIELD

Fast forward now to the field that is shaping up in 2016. We may very well have a race that includes Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)92%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)94%, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)81%. Others may join the race too. In fact, with the exception of Jeb Bush whose career in elected politics was ending as RedState was starting, it is worth noting that at some point RedState has raised money for and supported every single person on this list. It is a testament to our success as a site.
As it stands now, this will be one of the deepest, most experienced benches of Republican candidates since 1980 when the GOP fielded three governors, two congressmen, two senators, and the former CIA head/RNC chief. We will have six governors looking, five of whom will have served or be in their second term. There will be three senators who’ve been able to galvanize various parts of the right. And there still may be others. More so, of the governors, all will have been economically successful within their states during rocky national economics. They’ll stand in sharp contrast to any field of Democrats. (Full Red State)
Out of curiosity, who would you think got my vote?  Which one the suckiest?


Anonymous said...

Your vote? Same as mine, Scott Walker. Suckiest? Easy, TIE between Huckabee and Santorum.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

Wrong on one of them. Results later.

rickn8or said...

Paul and Rubio jumped the shark on Amnesty. Leaning to Walker because he pisses the Proggies off so much.

Anonymous said...

Christie - suck
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

I have certain criteria I will not compromise on: Illegal Immigration/Amnesty - National Security - The Military - Abortion - Common Core - You get to lie to me ONCE only.

Amnesty & CC Eliminates: Jeb, Romney, Walker, Jindal {depending on the day}, Kasich {along with ACA}, Rubio - Crisco in the Can-Can - Paul {Amnesty-Foreign Policy}

Marginal: Perry {if he recovered from his stroke the last time} - Carson {very inexperienced and its showing} - Santorum

The Winners! Cruz - Jim Demint {not listed} -


Jeb - Suckiest

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick wins

Kauf Buch said...

Cruz, OK
Walker, OK
QUESTION FOR ANYONE: Why *not* Jindal? I like him.

Don't know enough about Pence.

Rubio?! HELL NO!

Screw the rest (not that Carson is as bad as Bush or Christie, but he has ZERO experience and it really shows. We don't need another black face for the sake of identity politics).

Anonymous said...

The little Rubio boy was the fastest in history to get a knife in the back of his supporters. Like a cowboy in a calf roping competition. -Anymouse

Why are there so many staunch conservatives fighting: "Let ME give our country away to the drooling heathen"

"No, no one can give away our nation the way I can."

"Pipe down knave, I and me alone shall be the one to deliver the final demise of freedom to the wretched central American Indian".

Anonymous said...

Palin/Clarke (Sheriff David Clarke)

OK, these are fanciful, but after Obama (assuming he actually leaves office!), why not?

And if Christie can make the list, why not Giuliani?

Phil N. LeBlanc

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Phil N. LeBlanc captures my heart if not my mind

Kim du Toit said...

If President-wannabe Cruz wants to give me the Warm & Fuzzies, his Cabinet nominations will include Giuliani (Att-Gen), Petraeus (Defense), Bolton (State), Laffer (Treasury) and Koch (Commerce).

And if he REALLY wants my vote, he will announce that Environment, Energy and Education will no longer have Cabinet representation; and Homeland Security will be abolished and its responsibilities shared between the other LE agencies.

gadfly said...

Only one answer.

Anonymous said...

Darn! I forgot to mention another "dream ticket":


Phil N. LeBlanc

Mike C said...

Phil N LeBlanc, my #1 fantasy ticket that WOULD WIN (if only they would run):


The Bamster proved that it's a popularity contest, right? So put up some real icons for the prolls to vote for.

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