2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Christie Abandoned by Conservatives

Tony Lee, Breitbart

To survive a potential GOP primary--if he even makes it there--and what will be thrown at him in a potential general election from the left and the MSM if he were to get the nomination, Christie will need a conservative base that is a lot more fired up than it is about him now. Perhaps that's why CPAC invited him this year.

Levin: Time to Take On the Bushies; Defend Cruz

Mark Levin, Facebook

It's time to take on the Bushies and other H. Hoover Repubs. who are trying to sabotage potential conservative presidential candidates. Bush 43 staffers like Pete Wehner, Michael Gerson, and Karl Rove - whose boss spent like a liberal - seek to sabotage conservatives like Ted Cruz.

Poll: Sarah Palin Has Highest 2016 GOP Favorability

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Though Sarah Palin was not included in a Public Policy Polling survey of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders, she was still overwhelmingly the most liked person among Repub. primary voters.

Paul: Hillary's A Big Proponent of the Surveillance State

Brendan Sasso, National Journal

Sen. Rand Paul offered a possible preview of the 2016 presidential campaign. He argued that the GOP could win over young voters and independents by opposing the NSA's surveillance powers, and took a swipe at possible Dem. candidate Hillary Clinton.

Republicans May Rue Reince's Rules

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

Condensing the primaries tramples the grassroots and ups the risk of picking a flash in the pan. 

Limbaugh Equates Walker's News to a ‘Political Earthquake’

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

Rush Limbaugh gave a hearty endorsement of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement that with unemployment in the state dropping he wants to cut income and property taxes to return a state budget surplus to taxpayers – to those who earned the money in the first place.

Ben Carson Compared to Reagan as '16 Draft Effort Continues

Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News

Conservatives and tea partiers continue to try to recruit Dr. Ben Carson to run for president in 2016. John Phillip Sousa IV, chair of the Nat'l Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, compared Carson to Reagan, and argued that Carson was the only Repub. candidate who could defeat Hillary Clinton.

Why Dr. Ben Carson Should Be A Republican Candidate For President

We know an individual who has never been elected to public office and who does not have great personal wealth will have a hard time being elected President, but Ben Carson would make all Republican candidates better just by being in the game. Click here to vote in our NEW 2016 GOP Presidential Poll now.

Trump Eyeing Presidency; Says Christie Hurt

Richard Valdmanis, Reuters

Donald Trump said he may seek the Repub. presidential nomination for 2016, adding that Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 30

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 like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
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Rand Paul in Third Place?

The findings of the new NBC News/Marist Poll are an early wake-up call that we conservatives must avoid what our good friend Morton Blackwell, founder and president of the Leadership Institute, and Virginia’s long-serving Republican National Committeeman, calls “The Sir Galahad Theory of Politics.”

Bridge Gate As Bad as Obama Scandals

Strident Conservative, Red State

Like Obama, Christie’s office engaged in political payback against his enemies. Like Obama, he claims that he wasn’t aware of things until he read it in the newspaper. If that's true, wouldn’t it mean that he’s responsible for creating an environment where this type of behavior would be tolerated, if not expected?

How Christie Lost His (Conservative) Way

Josh Kraushaaer, National Journal

Christie started out on a conservative track. But then he replaced his devotion to policy with a devotion to reelection. He developed a politically beneficial alliance with Obama. He began attacking conservatives, especially Tea Party R's who didn't like the level of fed. spending for storm relief. 

Yup, Chris Christie's A Bully

The most important contribution the “Bridge-Gate” scandal makes to the 2016 Republican presidential contest is not what Chris Christie knew and when he knew it. It is that “Bridge-Gate” confirms that Chris Christie surrounds himself with people who share the same kind of thinking that led to the extra-constitutional Obama Administration abuses in the IRS targeting of conservatives and other scandals.

Hillary Clinton's Shadow Campaign

Maggie Haberman, Politico

Hillary Clinton claims she's not ready to make a decision on '16, yet a 'campaign-in-waiting' is ramping up. However, a clash between two pro-Hillary Super PACs and several other disorganization problems are mounting.

How Are We Going To Beat Hillary?

How are we going to beat Hillary? History tells us there’s only one way: Nominate a Republican candidate who will campaign and govern as a limited government constitutional conservative.

Neo Cons Hammer Rand Paul For Upholding His Oath Of Office

The congressional oath of office binds the oath-taker to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Right now it is hard to imagine a domestic enemy of the Constitution that is more potent than the NSA.

King: Paul Hates U.S., Doesn't Deserve Senate

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said fellow Repub. Sen. Rand Paul “doesn’t deserve to be in the Senate” based on his accusations against the NSA. He said Paul was “totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.”

Rand Paul & The Christian Right

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

From foreign policy to prison reform, the Kentucky senator is building a base of values voters. 

Witnesses Say NYTimes' Benghazi Report Is False

Alex Housley, Fox News

A recent NY Times report has angered sources who were on the ground that night. Those sources, who continue to face threats of losing their jobs, sharply challenged the Times’ findings that there was no involvement from Al Qaeda and that an anti-Islam film played a role in inciting the initial wave of attacks.