2016 GOP Candidates for President

McCain: I Support Rand Paul for 2016

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

John McCain told The New Yorker that he would support Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for president if Paul is the GOP nominee. “I’ve seen him grow and I’ve seen him mature and I’ve seen him become more centrist," McCain told The New Yorker's Ryan Liaa, who wrote a long profile of Paul.

Rick Santorum Returns

Anna Palmer, Politico

Santorum is headed to Iowa in October to meet with key conservative activists. And he is growing his grass-roots network beyond early primary states. One hurdle he'll have is standing out in a field of candidates who can appeal to social conservatives.

Paul, Christie Show Contrasting Styles in NH

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

For Christie, NH offers an abundance of Repub. centrists like him, & the regional/culture kinship he has with many shouldn’t be discounted. As for Paul, the “Live Free or Die” state is full of libertarian-leaning Repubs. & indeps. who offer crossover potential.

Cruz's Staff Move To Campaign a Good Sign

Erick Erickson, Red State

If Ted Cruz builds his likely Presidential campaign team just as he built his Senate office team, he may have a shot. If he wants to win, he must do so as an inspirational conservative. Taking Chip Roy to the Presidential effort is a good first step of what will be many more needed to get the job done.

The Sensible And Constitutional Rand Paul Perspective On The Islamic State

Senator Rand Paul is asking the essential question about our national security policy toward the Islamic State: Has what we’ve been doing worked or not worked? And such a debate and look at results is what the DC national security establishment and the war hawks on both sides of the aisle, such as Hillary Clinton and John McCain, can’t abide.

Steve Deace Nails Rick Perry: Says Texas Gov Must “Repudiate” Barbour & Schmidt

Maybe Rick Perry WANTS to be the establishment Republican candidate for President, but if he doesn't he must repudiate shadowy Republican consultants Steve Schmidt and Henry Barbour, and their records of race-baiting, recruiting Democrats to vote in Republican Primary Elections and trashing as “poisonous” conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, before his conservative support evaporates.

Rubio's New Tune on Immigration

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Rubio was a leading champion of the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year. But in a letter to Obama and a series of media interviews this week, he clarified that he now favors additional measures to secure the border before there is even talk of a pathway to legal status for illegals.    

Republicans Should Offer Real Alternative To War Hawk Hillary Clinton in 2016

The only exception to Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years.

The 65 People Who May Run for President in '16

Bob Cusack, The Hill

Twenty-three Dems. have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. 

Rand Paul To Conduct Charity Eye Surgeries in Guatemala

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Sen. Rand Paul is visiting Guatemala to perform pro bono eye surgeries, a trip his political advisers are saying is strictly charity work but offers an important platform for the KY Repub. at the epicenter of the border crisis.

Jeb Bush Just Disqualified Himself For The Republican Nomination For President

If you are the parent or grandparent of a child who will be entering the workforce in the next decade you owe it to your children and grandchildren to oppose Jeb Bush if he runs for President.

Live from FreedomFest: I’m More Optimistic Than Ever, Says Viguerie

When you apply "Viguerie's Fool Proof Test" of whether a candidate for President is a conservative, we conservatives have a deep bench of rising leaders, but Indiana Governor Mike Pence comes out on top.

Most R's Align W/ Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

According to recent surveys, it's apparent that a large number of Repubs. feel that our country’s two most recent wars were mistakes and that America is too involved in world affairs. That sounds uncannily like something Rand Paul would say.

Rand Paul Throws Weight Behind Immigration Reform

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul participated in a telephone conference call with members of a pro-immigration reform group and reporters in an effort brokered by anti-tax, pro-amnesty activist Grover Norquist.

Romney Tries to Re-emerge As Force in GOP Politics

Associated Press Staff

Romney has sought kingmaker status in the GOP's fight for the Senate and its quest to retake the WH in '16. Romney insiders say he's more interested in shaping GOP politics by lending his name & fundraising ability to (what he considers) electable conservatives than in running again.

Peter King Worried Tea Party Will Take Over GOP

United Press International

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said that he's concerned Eric Cantor's loss will open the door for the "Ted Cruzes" and "Rand Pauls" to take over the GOP. When asked if the GOP's drifting in a more conservative direction that'll completely oppose Obama's agenda, King said he certainly hoped not.

2016 GOP Prez Rivals Say They Can Ride The Wave

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Tea Party-backed senators eyeing 2016 bids are encouraged by the victory of an underfunded challenger to the GOP-E's House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Mainstream R's are fretting that Cantor's loss could signal a larger Tea Party uprising.

Peter King Smears Cruz As a 'Fraud'

The Right Scoop Staff

Peter King is waging jihad against Ted Cruz and smearing him. King called Ted Cruz a fraud and the "worst thing that could happen to the Republican Party." He accused Cruz of making promises he couldn’t keep regarding the government shutdown.

Viguerie: GOP Must Look Beyond Bush for Presidential Nominee

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

The American people don't like the Bush family, and a Jeb Bush candidacy would be bad for the US and the GOP, says Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. He added that Govs. Sam Brownback, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Mike Pence are "a good collection" of potential choices.

Our Answer to Laura Ingraham’s Scary Prediction: #StopJebNow

There's only one way to make sure Laura Ingraham's scary prediction of the inevitable nomination of Jeb Bush does not come true #StopJebNow.