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It's Down to Three! CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

It's down to three! While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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 MY CHOICE FOR THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT THIS MONTH IS:
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Trump 2016

Trump all the way! He is the only one who will beat Hillary. Plus, his ideas have been picked up by Cruz and Kasich. Cruz gets on own nerves...his voice, his mannerisms, etc. He is not trust worthy. These are serious times. We need Trump.

2016 vote

IM VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT I WANT SARS PALIN, WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND GET THEM IN I DONT WANT HILERY OR CRUZ THEY HAVE ALREADY DON ENOUGH TO HURT OUR GOVERNMENT, WE NEED TO STOP ALL THE REDERICK AND LIES FROM BOTH SIDES WITH TRUMP AND PALIN WE WILL DO THAT CRUZ IS JUST ANOTHER OBAMA SUPPORTER AND WE DONT NEED OR WANT HIM, THE GOVERNMENT WONT STAND BEHIND TRUMP CAUSE THEY KNOW HE IS RIGHT AND THEY WILL LOOSE THEIR PAY INCREASES AND DOWN SIZE THE GOVERNMENT WE NEED DONALD TRUMP TO GET IT DONE, DAMN RIGHT WE DO I WILL NEVER CHANGE MY VOTE AND EVERYONE SHOULD CHANGE THEIR VOTES TO DONALD TRUMP AND SARA PALINNAND GET OUR FREEDOMS AND GOVERNMENT BACK

I am voting for Donald Trump for 2016

No one can change my mind about voting for Donald Trump for President 2016 election time. He does not belong to the corrupt political "Big Boys Club" either in the Democrat or Republican establishments. I am a registered Conservative Republican and will vote the same way. Thank you for the opportunity to say this.

DJT corruption

I realize that responding to someone who has begun a post with, "No one can change my mind..." seems a futile waste of time. Still, the fact that you are on this site and expressing your opinion without all CAPS and exclamation points!!!!!! indicates that you are still thinking. How can someone who has been the buyer of influence on the two sided coin of corruption (with Hillary on the flip side of that coin, selling influence)not be part of it? DJT has even used the same "Fixer" (Howard Rubenstein)as the Clintons and George Soros. Everything Conservative Republicans profess to hate, Trump has funded at crucial moments! Ted Cruz may be far from perfect, but at least he has consistently been fighting on OUR side and has the battle scars to show for it.

Trump is my pick

I am a life long republican who has been watching the race since the beginning. I served my country for 27 years in the U.S. Army and have been gone to war in Iraq and Afghanistan and has seen how a lot of elements of the RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRIOSIST and see that they want to cause destruction our way of life we as Americans hold dear. I choose Trump for many reason, but to just state a few. He has said what the silent majority has wanted to say and feel is the time to no longer be PC and just show that we need to change the path this country is heading. Trump has a lot of qualities that this country needs right now, which is job creation. He has made million if not billions on his track record of making good deals and he wants to do the same for this great country. I look at Ted Cruz and see a politician that has keep to his promises, but has played dirty politics to his gain. I find that dishonest and not what I want as my next president. We need a man like Donald Trump to show the rest of the world that we want our business and build more jobs for this country. Also Trump wants to build a wall on our southern border, not to just stop illegal immigration but to seal our borders so no one can enter this country that wants to harm us in the US. Trump also has started the conversation about refugees from Syria so we can vet them to stop the ISIS members that are telling us they will use the current influx of peaceful immigrants from those that want to cause terror to our country. Trump is a bright and intelligent man that only wants to bring the greatness to our country. Thank you for listening to my post. I look forward to hearing any comments.

John

Change...to what?

I definitely agree that this country needs a change of direction. But if you know you are lost and traveling in the wrong direction, just changing directions and going a different way isn't going to lead you home. You have to know which path is the one you need to take, or you'll very likely end up still going in the wrong direction, just a different wrong direction.

Right now we are trending towards socialism, which will definitely continue to destroy this nation's economy. But we can't just say, "that's wrong, let's do something else." We need to know what else we should have in this country instead. And if we look at our past, we can see what has worked: constitutional republicanism. Limited government, founded on the principles of truth laid out by our founders in the Declaration and Constitution. A return to our founding principles, with a firm reliance upon God, we know from experience will restore his blessings upon our nation. With government limited the markets will be freer, businesses less regulated, and the economy will grow. Just consider what Reagan did.

So we have to ask ourselves not only what each of the candidates stands against. We know that both Trump and Cruz stand against socialism (although perhaps Trump isn't entirely against it, since he's willing to entertain ideas of socialized medicine, for example). But the bigger question is what they are for? What direction will they actually change this nation's trajectory to? Will they restore our constitutional republic? Or will they just burn down the briers of socialism only to have the weeds of some other destructive ideology grow up in their place?

It is because of the answer to this question that I chose very early on to support Ted Cruz. Notwithstanding your claims that he has played dirty politics (which you have failed to substantiate in any way), we know that he has not only loudly declared his support for a return to constitutional government, but has spent his entire life fighting to defend those founding principles which made our nation great.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, seeks to make America great again, not by a return to those principles which have so clearly guided her to greatness in the past, but it seems that he rather seeks to do this through dent of his own smarts and savvy. Trump does not seem to have any clearly stated guiding principles, and so although it seems certain he will change what direction America is going, we don't know exactly what other direction he plans to take it in. With such a smorgasbord of policy proposals, it seems likely that Trump will not be taking us in any one direction particularly, but rather wander blindly along paths which this nation has not traveled before. We do not know where Trump will lead us, so we do not know whether the path will truly lead to greatness.

In closing, I would like to point out that Donald Trump did not make his millions and billions by building businesses designed around the concept that business should be free from big brother government. Instead, Trump has promoted a strengthening of the relationship between business and government, by using his money to engage in ceaseless cronyism, though his support of all of the politicians who have destroyed America's greatness.

Trump

The more the establishment/ media complex attacks Trump, the more hard nosed I have become about supporting him.

Trump for president

I wanted to vote for Trump till I heard he'd bankrupt his company, and I hear him talking out of both sides of his mouth (as the natives would say "he speaks with a forked tongue".) Now I wouldn't vote for him if he was the only candidate.

djt bankrupt

AND YOU DONT THINK OUR GOVERNMENT ISNT BANKRUPT WITH OBAMA IN OFFICE CHECK YOUR FIGURES, IF WE DONT GET TRUMP IN WE ARE DONE CAUSE WE WILL BE BANKRUPT WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOOOOOOOOOO LATE, ITS THE POLATICIANS AND THE REDERICK TRUMP WILL BRING US OUT THE PROBLEMS WERE IN WITH OBAMA

Trump

I'm confused about what you're saying re that Trump "bankrupt his company." If you've ever been a small businessman, I'm sure you realize that only 4 COMPANY bankruptcies out of Trump's scores of different highly successful companies...is extraordinarily impressive! Remember, when Trump negotiates, he WINS! And his WINS are what made him famous years ago...not his reality show (which was just entertainment.) Remember, he managed to beat 14 outstanding other Republican candidates! Trump is goal oriented...and winning the NOMINATION has been his goal. That's all right now. If he becomes the nominee, just wait 'til he goes against Hillary!!!!! WOW!

no DJT

Glad that you changed your view with education.

THOSE JIM JONES FOLLOWERS DRINKING THE TOXIC KOOLADE.

PLEASE READ GEORGE WILL'S COLUMN TODAY WHERE HE SAID THAT YOU CANNOT REASON WITH A PERSON WHO HAS NOT MADE HIS CHOICE BASED ON REASON. YOU CAN'T DENY THE FACTS THAT MR. TRUMP'S RECORD ILLUSTRATES THAT HE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE PROBLEM IN WASHINGTON,D.C.. A PERSON WHO AGREES WITH BOTH SIDES STANDS FOR NOTHING! ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID THAT ONLY A FOOL WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND WHEN FACTS PRESENT THEMSELVES. IT'S NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS-IT'S A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE. MAN REASONING... THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE CHAIN OF BEING THAT HAS ROCKS ON THE LOWEST STRATA.

TRUMP

59 private airplane owned by the elite, GOP establishment arrived in Florida.Jeb Bush was the host and had a meeting with over 200 millionaire/billionaire. Cruz,Rubio,Kasich and Romney were present. Their main agenda is, how to destroy Trump. Right now, $149M ready budget for anti-Trump TV ads for Florida and Ohio. Because of this huge amount of anti-Trump Ads, Trump lead against Rubio is deteriorating. In Ohio, Kasich is leading now by 5 points. Tell our friends in Florida and Ohio to stick with trump, and should not listen on the negative Ads in TV and radio.

Trump has the People on his side.

WAKE UP AN SMELL THE COFFEE.....2008 The Republicans were too stupid to vet Obama's birth records even after the Democrats challenged McCain for being born in Panama. In 2012 the Democrats rigged the election with dead people voting and challanged voter I.D. requirments. The Republicans never said one word. We have had 8 years of a Muslim President that has opened our borders to anything and everything. The Conservatives Never did anything to stop Obama's dictatorship even after the people gave them control of Congress in 2012. This strw Poll is biased because it's not open to the public. Now that Donald Trump has a clear majority of the public behind him you jerks want to water the Republican Vote to the point that we will have Hillary in the White House. Remember there is a reason that her call  sign when she was flying  on Airforce One was: "Bromstick One"

Trump or no one.

Trump or no one.

Trump

I do not understand the Anti Trump from our castrated Congress. Does Trump know some things that we the Voting citizens do not? I feel that the reason the MAJORITY of the Republican Voters want Trump is because our Congress has done NOTHING to stop OBAMA. They have not full filled on ONE promise that they swore that they would. How much more can the COSERVATIVE VOTERS take from them. We voted and got Cantor out because he thought he was more important then the voters. He went with Amnesty, Obama Care Knowing we were dead set against those 2 things and MANY MORE. Brat has kept his promise all the way and we respect him for this. Not our Congressmen who are in there fat dumb and Happy. Mark my words there WILL BE CHANGES AT THE NEXT ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. TRUMP is telling us what we want to hear. Whether he can do it remains to be seen but we are willing to take that chance. He can not do any worse then what we have NOW I AM SORRY TO SAY

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A great team in the white house would be Donald trump president and sarah palin as vice president, WE NEED DONALD TRUMP TO LEAD US THROUGH THESE VERY HARD TIMES AND GET RID OF OBAMAS MISTAKES IN OFFICE, DOWNSIZE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT WE DONT NEED TO PAY ALL THOSE PEOPLE TO SIT IN CHAIRS AND TAKE UP SPACE, WE NEED SOMEONE WHO WILL WORK FOR [ WE THE PEOPLE]NOT LINE THEIR POCKETS LIKE THEY ARE DOING IN WASHINGTON

Donald Trump

I will vote for no one but Trump. If he is not the nominee I will vote independent. I am just about finished with the GOP

Conservative canidate

Ted Cruz is the only real conservative cadnidate that can beat Hillary

CRUZ

HE JUST WANTS OUR MONEY, GET IN OFFICE THEN DO NOTHING AT ALL, I DONT LIKE HIS DIRTY POLITICS I WONT VOTE FOR HIM, AND HE WONT BEAT HILLERY CLINTON, DONALD TRUMP WILL, TED CRUZ HASNT DONE ANYTHING GOOD SO FAR WHAT MAKES YOU THINK HE WILL, HIS DIRTY POLITICS WONT HELP WE THE PEOPLE, CRUZ SPREADS A LOT OF BULL, LOOK WHAT HE HAS ONE IN WASHINGTON SO FAR AGREE WITH OBAMA ON EVERYTHING, YOU ALL NEED TO GET BEHIND DONALD TRUMP BEAT HILLERY THEN STAND TOGETHER TO DO THE BAST WE CAN FOR OUR GOVERNMENT, WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOOOOOOOOOOO LATE

DONALD TRUMP

THE GOP CONGRESS ,,,STOP TRYING TO KILL TRUMPS EFORTS TO BECOME PRESIDENT....THE GOP CONGRESS HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS , BUT GIVE OBOZO EVERY THING HE WANTS...THIS IS THE REASON I HAVE NOT DONATED TO THE PARTY....YOU ARE SCARED TO DEATH OF THIS LOOSER OBOZO...HILLARY A LIAR ,CHEAT,CROOK,,,BERNIE A COMMIE,DRAFT DODGER,,THIS MAKES ME SICK OF MY GOVERNMENT...

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you are so true

What has Trump done?

And in the last 7 years, what has Trump done to stop Obama? Think about it. Where has he been? Where have any of the candidates been? The only one in the race who has really done anything to stop Obama is Ted Cruz. (Carson has also spoken out, but as far as actually doing anything about it, not so much.) If you want someone who has actually fought Obama, don't support Trump, vote for Cruz.

IN WASHINGTON DOING NOTHING

IN WASHINGTON DOING NOTHING WHILE WE PAY THEM EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON DID NOTHING TO STOP OBAMA CARE THEY VOTED FOR IT SO WAKE UP PUT DONALD TRUMP IN OFFICE HE WILL GET RIDE IF OBAMA CARE, WE NEED HIM TO RENEW OUR GOVERNMENT AND SARA PALIN TO HELP

Who did what?

You may believe that Donald Trump will get things done and Cruz will not. What will happen in the future is just a matter of speculation, and it's fine to disagree. But what has happened in the past is a matter of fact. And what happened is that Ted Cruz went to Washington and forced Obama to shut the government down until the establishment caved and funded Obamacare. Ted Cruz fought McConnel and Obama all the way. And it is also a matter of fact that at the same time Donald Trump was donating large sums of money to McConnel et al.

What the candidates would do as President, we have to guess. But you shouldn't make brash claims about the past that are just plain false.

DUMPTRUMP

If you think you are conservative and you can still vote for Trump, then you are not conservative.

[email protected]

I cannot understand how ANYONE with a brain could support Donald Trump . I have said from day one , that he is NOT a conservative by any stretch of the imagination .
I do applaud his efforts to ' start the conversation ' on things others were to timid to speak of . However he knows Nothing about the procedures and knowledge of how government works ..... in other words , he is Ignorant !
Hillary will eat him alive !

BRAINLESS

EVIDENTLY YOU DONT HAVE A BRAIN, WAKE UP WE NEED HIM IN OFFICE, WE NEED A VERY BIG CHANGE IN POLITICS, ITS NOW OR NEVER CAN YOU FACE ANOTHER [OBAMA] IN OFFICE I KNOW I CANT AFFORD MORE TAXES, AND I WANT MY FREEDOMS BACK

Trump

Drip Drop Drip! For years all of the News networks having been feeding viewers on what they need to hear not what they need to know! Well Thanks to Trump he has open the faucet all the way,and the truth is pouring out! This is what happens when you have a person like Trump, who can not be BOUGHT, INTIMATED or BULLIED! America will be GREAT Again! Trump all the way to the White House! PS! They keep trying to throw Trump out of the opportunity to run for President and they all will LOSE! Concerned Americans are disgusted and fed up with both parties! We have had our full of Liars, Double Talker, False Promise and out right Propaganda! Trump throws PC BS out the window! Trump cannot be BOUGHT, INTIMATED OR BULLIED! Concerned Americans could care less if he was a Democrat, and or a Republican in the past!Trump was a business man and if half of you idiots were in a commercial private business, you do what is necessary to be successful! Concerned Americans are tired of illegals crossing our Boarder, having babies here on USA soil, then we American taxpayer become responsible for their welfare, while we are having difficulty taken care of our own children and house hold! Concerned American fear the flow of un-vetted Syrian Refugees entering the USA who are a possible threat of terrorism! Trump is a successful businessman, and this government has to start to be run like a bushiness! People need to be held accountable for their action or lack of action! Federal Agency need to be reduced in size or dismantle completely such as, Dept of Education, EPA,and IRS! Trump is the only Republican candidate that has from the very beginning been addressing all of these issues! Trump is not pandering to Latino or any other minority, he is just stating the facts! Trump is offering all minorities a HAND UP with his ability and knowledge of business to bring good paying jobs back in to the USA! Do not be fool by false prophets, there is only so much of the American Pie to go around! — feeling excited.

Trump is fooling you

Trump has already said he will change into whatever he needs to be. Trump is out for Trump and no one else. His actions show that because he supported the Democrats with huge sums of money as recently as 2013 as well as hired illegal aliens over American workers! That alone is appalling when approximately 95 million Americans cannot find work. Trump is part of the problem, not even close to being the solution. He has supported and is causing the very problem he claims now he is going to fix! What a bunch of nonsense. He will say and do whatever he needs to say and do to better himself and his family, and no one else. His own actions betray his words. Plus, he never says anything about upholding our Constitution. It is about following our Constitution which is not happening and why we are in the mess we are in. Please do not be fooled by him. Cruz has taken a stand against many of his own colleagues and he will fight for us. He has already proven that by his actions. The walk must match the talk. We need a person who will support our Constitutional Republic. And the only one that will do that is Cruz!

Save our Constitutional Republic

Ted Cruz is the only candidate remaining who will restore our Constitutional Republic to its former glory from the lawless state that exists now under Obama. No other candidate knows, understands, or respects our Constitution better than Cruz does. If you love liberty and freedom which is what following our Constitution provides and which has been ignored by those who swore an oath to uphold it, then Ted Cruz is the only choice! He will restore it.

Ted Cruz

What you say is true. Cruz is the only candidate who will restore our Constitutional Republic. Cruz understands our Constitution better than all the other candidates.

ted cruz

Ted Cruz is the most honest, conservative candidate

Who can catch Trump nationwide?

If you pay attention to the Real Clear Politics nationwide polls, Ted Cruz is the most likely Republican candidate to catch Donald Trump. As a matter of fact, Ted Cruz is the only Republican candidate who has steadily climbed over the last 6 months. Take a look at the graph from Real Clear Politics. I think Ted Cruz is in the catbird seat.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/2016_republica...

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Rand Paul has been consistent with his approach and values. He should be as aggressive as Trump if he wants to truly contend on the main stage!

Veep

Nikki Haley for serious!?? I can't believe with all the fabulous women in the conservative realm she was tapped for rebutt! She looks likes a deer in the headlights or gravoling saying 'pick me, pick me'. At least she told us who she is (we already knew).

Trump Not What He Seems

It always amazes me how everyone seems to think that Trump is the strongest in the race because he's this great businessman. Do you not know his background. In 1991 the Taj Mahal hotel casino escaped bankruptcy when he gave up 50% of his ownership. In 92, the Trump Plaza Hotel filed Chapter 11 and was forgiven some deb when Trump gave up 49% of his stock and was demoted to an unpaid "Chief Executive" forbidden from being involved in the day to day running of the company. In 04, Trump Hotels and Casinos filed for bankruptcy forcing Trump to step down as CEO and cut his share of stock from 56% to 27%. Losing money in a casino you own is financial failure the likes of which hasn't been seen in Atlantic City in years. Trump Entertainment Filed for Chapter 11 in 09 forcing him to leave the board of executives. The web site GoTrump.com entirely folded in 06. He publicly admitted "I do play with the bankruptcy laws-they're very good for me. If you had to bankruptcy, do you think the laws would be good to you?
As for a Trump Cruz ticket, get over it. Cruz would never work with a guy whose idea of the truth is at best shaky, at worst deliberate. Cruz has much higher standards than that. What other than the fact that he talks a good games makes anyone think he'd be any different than Obama. Trump likes getting his own way. Do you really think he'd put up with the Congress saying no to him. It would be four years of name calling, truth stretching and deal making. I thought deal making was what we Conservatives hated most about Congress. The fact that everything is about deal making. Crossing the aisle. Trump is so in love with himself I would be surprised if he refused to have a vice president. After all, he's great with the greatest ideas and the greatest business skills. He doesn't need a Vice President, he's got himself. And look, I've never had to ask forgiveness for anything. So answer me this. If he's a Christian, how do you get there without asking forgiveness.
Oh, and by the way. We were stationed in Germany when my son was born. Unfortunately we were traveling and he came a bit early and we had to go to a Germany hospital. Did that make my son a German National? No, I was an American with American citizenship and therefore so was my son. Do I, like Trump suggest Cruz does, have to go before the courts to get them to tell me my sons a citizen? I don't think so, and I haven't got nearly the brain capacity Trump says he has.
As for the Ethanol problem, if Cruz is so wrong on this why was the President of an Ethanol Plant Building Company campaign with Cruz in Iowa? As for the Wall, Cruz was talking about building a wall while Trump was still donating to Hillary and telling everyone she was a great Secretary of State, and would make a great, fabulous President. There is nothing Trump has said that hadn't been said by others while he was still a New York City Dem. Of course he tells us he only told Hillary that so he could get her to do things he needed done for his businesses. Isn't that Crony Capitalism?
Senator Cruz is hated by the elites of Washington and that's because he's stood with the people. It will be a sad day in American indeed if the people decide to stand with someone whose never fought a single fight for the cause. Never had a news conference denouncing Planned Parenthood. Never talked about gun violence,or smaller government, (he was too busy using it to get little old ladies kicked out of their homes so he could make his casino beautiful, never talked about any of the issues that make Conservatism what it is and yet half of the Conservative party is falling all over themselves because he says what they're thinking. If you're thinking it, then Trump couldn't have been the first person to bring up these subjects. I bet many of us have spoken to others about these very things.
I could go on but I won't because if you can't see through Trump by now, you never will. Imagine electing another charlatan when the real deal is right before your eyes. Pray for our country.

The real Trump

Absolutely brilliant. Everything I've been thinking. It seems we can't shout it from the rooftops loudly enough to get the Trumpkins and Trumpettes to take off the blinders and really see him for what he is. A baboon in a very expensive suit. And in true classy form, he'll be the first to tell you it's a very expensive suit.

Trump vs. obama

Seems to me that during the 2008 campaign obama made a lot of promises, well the main promise was that he would fundamentally transform America.
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All those Americans who voted for him never stopped to ask him just what and how he would transform America.
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I now feel that the Americans on the other side are doing the same with Trump.
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I agree 100% with his position on illegal immigration as far as it goes but I can still hear his original statement, "I will deport the illegal immigrants so WE can bring them back legally". If this is what he intends on doing I will not support him.
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As far as many of his comments on other issues he is just as vague and I am very concerned that his other statement on Executive Orders is just as dangerous to our Country and our Constitutional government. He has said that he will use the Executive Orders just like obama this is a dangerous man during dangerous times if no one is willing to confront him before the election.

2016 Elections

Every professional politician out there has lied to get into office. I will NOT vote for another professional politician. And that is why the majority of Americans are voting for Trump too. I believe as a negotiator & businessman he can do the things he needs to do; he's paying for this campaign out of his pocket so he will not be indebted to anyone else. And he will have the very best advisers to cover areas he may not be educated. Reagan had no background in politics nor did Obama - he served as a Senator & did absolutely nothing while in office. I don't care about his background - I do believe he's interested in getting the Country back on track & I'm not voting for Cruz or any of the others. Carson is not strong enough; Carly might be strong enough but she's not that good a businesswoman. I would have voted for Newt in 2012 if so many hadn't run him down - after all, he's the last Speaker of the House that balanced the budget!!
Everyone needs to get over the 'he did this, he did that' conversation - it's ridiculous. The worse thing that can happen is the Democrats (or now Socialists) stay in power & then the country is ruined!

PoliticiansiLMC

Please vote for Dr. Ben Carson, he is not a politician.

Trump is a part of the political machine

I'm not going to answer every one of your points, but it is manifestly false to say that Trump is not a politician. He himself has admitted that he is a crony, that he makes friends with politicians and gets favors from them in return for campaign contributions. In other words, Trump has been oiling the political machine since before Ted Cruz was even thinking about politics. Trump is worse than a politician, he is one of the cronies, the enablers, that make career politics possible.

I don't understand your point about Reagan. Reagan certainly did have a background in politics before running for president—he had been the two-term governor of California.

Unless you are trying to say that Reagan and Obama were both bad presidents because they had no background in politics, I don't understand your point.

I do understand your frustration with politics. But if "every professional politician out there has lied to get into office" might I ask two questions:

1. What lies did Cruz tell? What about Mike Lee? or Jeff Sessions?
2. If they all lied before becoming a career politician, just so that they could get into office, how do you know that Trump isn't doing the exact same thing?

I agree with much of what Trump has said, but he is an unprincipled man. Nobody really knows for sure what he will do once in office. Will he stand by his promises? Or will he be another lying politician? (He's been engaged in cronyism for years, and is promoting it on the campaign trail in Iowa—need I say more?)

We do know about Cruz on the other hand. He has been elected to office, and he hasn't wavered. We know that as president he'll keep his promises, just as he has in the senate. That's why I urge you to reconsider.

... Political machine

Thank you for your comment. Whether my eyes are wide open or crossed and squinting, I cannot see what is good about Trump. Everyone of his followers say he "tells it like it is." But so has Cruz, and long before Trump did. They say he tells the truth. Countless of his own soundbites would show otherwise. Unless NOT staying true to his values, questionable though they may be, and "evolving" like Obama is being truthful. I'd call it pandering and being expedient.

I sincerely hope your well-stated and factual approach will cause many to reconsider and put a man of integrity and character, Ted Cruz, in the White House.

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The Case For Trump...

I've read all the comments and everyone is quick to say "I like this candidate or that one" and one person proclaimed that he has yet to see anyone make a case for Donald Trump (without making a case for his own candidate!)

So I will make the case:

1. There is no question that Trump is a tough businessman. He has brokered "deals" all over the world very successfully. We need a strong negotiator, who is advancing the interests, values and goals of the USA. No one has a better track record of success in this area than "Make America Great Again" Donald Trump. Obama, on the other hand is really tough on weak-ass republicans like McConnunist and Boinger, but he is a pushover in tough international negotiations. Big advantage Trump!

2. Trump is Charismatic. People from both sides of the isle like him. Democrats can't say he is unfair because many liberals have won Celebrity Apprentice. This is an electability issue. Republicans love to say that his negatives are through the roof and he can never win, but I say, he has already won the minds and heart of Americans. White, Black, Latino, Asian, and plain old Americans. His poll numbers keep rising, cause people like him! And there is no other candidate who is tough, likeable and pledges to "Make America Great Again!"

3. I believe our country is on the brink of disaster... The American Dollar is near collapse as the reserve currency of the world. Oil is sold in dollars, so the next president, in order to save the union, has got to promote America like no other. He has got to be willing to develop our resources, bring jobs back from extinction, eliminate Obamacare and lower the size, scope and expense of government and business restricting regulations! Who has a better understanding of this than "The Donald?" No one!

4. One last thing... when all else fails, the one who wins the game has to have the will to win. Like the Outlaw Josie Whales explained:

"Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."

I think anyone can see that Donald J. Trump will refuse to be tagged as the last president of the Great United States of America. His ego is too big to allow failure and that's exactly what we need. Someone who will not slink back to a corner of the White House and suck his thumb and cry for his mommy, but someone who will FIGHT to Make America Great Again! I believe that is Donald J. Trump!

PS... I believe Donald will select Ted Cruz as Vice President, in which case Ted will be a GREAT conservative advisor to the president and Ted will be a GREAT successor after 8 years! With this combination, we have the opportunity to have a minimum 16 year conservative period in the United States! Something that hasn't happened in my lifetime or yours!

Case for Trump

Go TRUMP/CRUZ you are so RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL STATED FOR TRUMP & CRUZ

Great letter with truthful statements. GO TRUMP and love CRUZ as V.P.

Trump

Very nicely stated! Go Trump!

You said everything I believe!

Thanks...and let's hope the next 16 years will be lived under such great leadership. Why, I do believe America will indeed be GREAT again!