2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Is This The Best The GOP Can Do? Mitt, Jeb and Huck?

A Republican presidential candidate with real limited government constitutional conservative principles and a record that appeals to “the country class” needs to emerge, and emerge fast, before Romney, Bush and Huckabee define the race in terms that will drive grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives away from the GOP, perhaps forever.

Rush: Repubs. On A Suicide Mission

Joe Kovacs, WND

Rush Limbaugh is scorching the GOP leadership for being on a “suicide mission,” and says the GOP will never win the WH by nominating moderate or liberal candidates such as Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney or Chris Christie for president over conservative candidates.

Top GOP Source to CNN: Romney Said He’ll Run

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Romney’s going to try to be the sort of hybrid establishment-but-conservative candidate that SWalker or MRubio would otherwise be, the guy who’s far enough to the center that he’ll be electable but far enough to the right that he’s preferable to Jeb.

Will Romney Challenge Jeb Bush in 2016?

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

Nat'l Review said that the buzz surrounding a possible Romney bid escalated this week after a report in The Wash. Post indicated that Romney was dining in CA with a handful of former campaign advisers. But 2 sources close to Romney said that the dinner was not a 2016 strategy session.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: January 2015

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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Why Is Jeb Bush Smiling?

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

Mike Huckabee’s “exploration” announcement is good news for the former Florida governor. 

Taming The TEA Party

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has the chance to be a top-tier candidate in 2016 — but he'll have to tame the Tea Party to do it.

Why Republicans Are Ready for Hillary

Matt Latimer, Politico

Her mistakes have GOP candidates lining up. But beware the pundits' confidence. You don’t run to the embrace of the D.C. political class and—horrors—the mainstream media if you want to win the GOP nomination.

The Many Memes of Sarah Palin

M. Joseph Sheppard, American Thinker

As the media turns its attention to the 2016 presidential election one can only guess at what they will try and trot out to negatively define Sarah Palin should she run. 

Ted Cruz is Strong For 2016

Saul Anuzis, NewsMax

Ted Cruz leads the best of the best. Cruz would not only make a great president but would also be the best and strongest option to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Iowa’s SKing Rules Over GOP on Road to WH

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Rep. Steve King has summoned the potential field of '16 GOP pres. candidates to Iowa next month for his Freedom Summit. They're jumping at the opportunity, underscoring the conservative’s political pull & marking the event as the first major gathering of the next campaign for the WH.

GOP, Show, Don’t Tell

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

If you want to be the next Ronald Reagan, be the next Ronald Reagan. If Republicans see politics as a game, at least they could play it more convincingly. The “P” in POTUS stands for “President,” not “Pundit.”

Repubs. See Diversity in 2016 Hopefuls

Associated Press Staff

This class of contenders could include two Hispanic senators, an Indian-American governor, a female business leader and an African-American neurosurgeon. In a group that could exceed a dozen GOP WHouse prospects, all but a few are in their 40s or 50s.

Please Lord, No More Bushes For President

A Jeb Bush nomination for president would ensure that the Republican establishment stays in power for at least another decade, and it would also ensure that, no matter if Jeb or the Democrat wins, Big Government will prevail.

How A Conservative Insurgent Can Win '16 GOP Nom.

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

Treating voters as if they are ‘an enlightened and rational people’ might just produce a Repub. presidential candidate worthy of the name.

Jeb Acting Like the Moderate of Crowded '16 Field

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

“Jeb Bush isn’t going to be the hard-edged conservative pick for president in 2016, so there’s really no percentage for him in acting like it. And judging from his latest comments, Bush knows it, too.”

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: December

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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2016 Nightmare: Jeb Bush vs. Hillary

Joseph Farah, WND

If estab. leaders in both parties have their way, Bush & Clinton will be the noms. Only conserv. grassroots activists can change this with hard work. We also need for one or more of the Repub. anti-estab. picks to put their own ego in check in favor of the best interests of the country.

$61.6M in FEMA Money May Haunt Kasich

Elliot Jager, Newsmax

Conservative critics of Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich have latched onto a report from the Homeland Security  Inspector General's office that criticized the state's management of $61.6 million in grant money. The report could pose a stumbling block for his possible '16 presidential run.