2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

How Republicans Could Lose in 2016

Justin Haskins, Human Events

Moderates McCain & McConnell are still the most powerful GOP Sen. voices; Congress still doesn’t have the votes to repeal & replace Obamacare; & Obama continues to hold veto power. Unless we rally around a conserv. presidential candidate early, you can start the countdown to failure.

GOP Can Only Win 2016 by Nominating a Real Conservative

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Base voters need a candidate they can implicitly trust. A candidate who is constantly having to prove something to the base, from the declaration of candidacy to the waning hours of Election Day, is guaranteed to lose.

Rand Paul Gears Up to Run 2 Races in '16

Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner

After successfully campaigning for 35 GOP candidates in the '14 elections, Rand Paul's now taking steps toward declaring a 2016 Repub. presidential bid by bringing a medium-sized adviser team for a closed-door summit in DC this week.

Scott Walker: Big Loser Hillary's Everything That's Wrong with DC

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After winning re-election., GOP Wis. Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP candidate, said Hillary Clinton was a "big loser" in the midterms and embodies "everything that's wrong with Washington." 

2016 Becomes Crystal Clear: Scott Walker for Prez

Real Quiet, Red State

There is not a candidate more battle-tested, accomplished more with everything against him in a blue state, with such shining results of the executive actions and policies he has taken for his state.

Why Ari Fleischer Is Dead Wrong About Election 2014 and Election 2016

George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer’s argument that Republicans must adopt Obama’s top goal for his second term – amnesty and “comprehensive immigration reform”– to win in 2016 was almost word-for-word the same justification President Barack Obama used in his post-election press conference for proceeding with his toxic agenda, and it is also dead wrong.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: November

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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McCarthy Vows Change on Hill to Save GOP

Jake Sherman, Politico

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy bluntly warned that R's will blow the presidency in '16 if they don’t make some radical changes, and quick. McCarthy said that tR's gains in the House will amount to little if they can’t govern over the next 2 years. 

Jeb Bush’s Tax Stand May Hurt 2016 Prez Run

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

There is something about taxes, spending and the name “Bush” that can set conservatives on edge, especially now that Jeb Bush is talking like a man who might run for president. If he does go for the '16 nomination, he’ll face a raft of tax-averse rivals likely to use past statements on taxes against him. 

Paul to Lay Out Foreign Policy Vision

Manu Raju, Politico

Aides say it will be the first time he fully spells out his “conservative realist” ideas.

Santorum: “Gearing Up As if I’m Running”

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

“So we’re moving forward and trying to line up supporters -- both grassroots and donors. We’re talking to folks who might be interested after the [midterm] election to come and help the team, … but we’re not going to make the final decision until 2015.”

Top Ten Reasons for Mitt to Run...AWAY!

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

We hate to even think about the 2016 election with the 2014 mid-terms still weeks away, but this nightmarish Groundhog Day idea of Romney 2016 just will not go away.

The GOP Establishment’s Utter Collapse of Leadership

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Even as liberalism is responsible for one policy collapse after another, from Ebola to ISIS to the IRS and more, the GOP hierarchy is proving itself utterly unwilling, incapable, or both, of leading the charge to a conservative victory.

Does Rove Want the GOP to Win the Senate or Help a Bush in '16?

Robert W. Patterson, Breitbart

Why isn’t Rove telling GOP Sen. candidates to stand tough for immigration control & border security? A big anti-amnesty-fueled victory coupled w/ a Tea Party surge would preclude Jeb Bush, another fan of open borders, from gaining the GOP nom. in '16.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: October

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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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.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: September

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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Sarah Palin
29% (39 votes)
Ted Cruz
21% (29 votes)
Ben Carson
15% (20 votes)
Rick Santorum
10% (13 votes)
Rand Paul
7% (10 votes)
Allen West
4% (6 votes)
Scott Walker
3% (4 votes)
Rick Perry
3% (4 votes)
Jan Brewer (write-in)
2% (3 votes)
Marco Rubio
1% (2 votes)
Jim DeMint
1% (1 vote)
Ron Johnson (write-in)
1% (1 vote)
Mike Lee
1% (1 vote)
Tom McClintock
1% (1 vote)
Nikki Haley
1% (1 vote)
Jeff Sessions
1% (1 vote)
Paul Ryan
1% (1 vote)
Mike Pence
0% (0 votes)
Rick Scott
0% (0 votes)
John Kasich
0% (0 votes)
Jeb Bush
0% (0 votes)
Sam Brownback
0% (0 votes)
Mike Huckabee
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 136