2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Poll: Who Was The Biggest Winner of 2013?

As a conservative, who was the biggest WINNER of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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Poll: Who Were The Biggest Losers of 2013?

As a conservative, who would you say was the biggest loser of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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Huckabee: A 2016 Game Changer?

W. James Antle III, The National Interest

He might not win, but he can make it hard for others to pick up socially conservative voters. Groan.

Obama Administration Goes Down the Drain

Ross Kaminsky, American Spectator

While the media like to focus on Tea Party froth and Republican infighting, the key to the 2014 and 2016 elections is the effect of the Obama flush on his key supporters’ desire to vote for Democrats, or to vote at all.

Christie to Sign Version of 'Dream Act' Into Law

Vaughn Hillyard, NBCNews.com

Gov. Chris Christie said he would sign a version of the “Dream Act” into state law. The move will offer undocumented immigrant students in-state tuition, but will not allow them to receive state financial aid.

Bridge Scandal Hurts Christie's Image

Errol Louis, CNN

Gov. Chris Christie finds himself fending off a local scandal that has become an early stumbling block on his road to a run for president in 2016. He claims Dems are making a mountain out of a molehill. All indications are that the Repub. has nobody to blame but himself for his current woes.

Will Paul Ryan Run in 2016?

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a choice to make. His GOP colleagues say he won't run.

Graham: Ryan Is Presidential Material

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“From my point of view, he's [Paul Ryan] showing leadership," Lindsey Graham said. “...if you want to become president, maybe instead of trying to please every faction of your party, maybe you should show the country as a whole I can actually work with the other side on something important.”

Clinton/Warner '16 Ticket: GOP's Big Fear?

Myra Adams, PJ Media

Hillary may pick 'moderate' pro-business Dem. Sen. Mark Warner (VA) for VP if he wins his '14 re-election. Being fairly unknown with little baggage allows the D's to brand him as the balance to HC's scary far-left ways.

Could There Be a McClintock versus Ryan Showdown in 2016?

Someone needs to offer the principled limited government constitutional alternative to the Republican establishment on spending. Starting a “draft Tom McClintock” committee may be what is needed, because McClintock is saying what few others will – America can’t afford many more mistakes like those the Republican establishment made on the Ryan spending deal.

Christie: There's No GOP Branding Problem

Real Clear Politics Staff

"There is no stranglehold that any party has over any state that outstanding candidates that are willing to work hard ... can't get looser," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said. "But it matters who you nominate..." Refreing to the Republican brand, he stated, "It's not our party's problem, it's our candidate problem." 

TeaParty to Ryan: Kiss 2016 Goodbye

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“If Paul Ryan puts his name to any plan that takes away the sequester, the most effective mechanism we’ve had in the past decade to actually cut spending, he can kiss goodbye any chances of running for president in 2016,” Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, said.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 21

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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Rubio Building Foreign Policy Experience?

John T. Bennett, Defense News

Rubio’s latest trek to London is telling. In a "major foreign policy address," Rubio appeared to be beefing up that part of his potential 2016 presidential candidate resume, including some red-meat rhetoric for his GOP base.

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Clinton Group Attacks Scott Walker

MD Kittle, Watchdog.org

Gov. Scott Walker arguably just got a boost to his 2016 prospects thanks to a Hillary Clinton-attached attack machine. But one Wis. political observer says such a “tribute” could place a big target on Walker’s back.

Why Obama Should Run Again in 2016

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

The only way President Obama could run for a third term would be through nefarious means. And non one would stop him. But it may be the best way to undo all the damage he's done because he would lose big time.

RPaul: Christie Embraces Obamacare

Tal Kopan, Politico

Stepping up his attacks on Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul questioned the conservative bona fides of the governor for expanding Medicaid and “embracing Obamacare.” “I don’t think any one person gets to decide what is or what isn’t conservative,” Paul said. “...Embracing Obamacare, expanding Medicaid is very expensive and not fiscally conservative.”

Ryan Faces Crossroads in Iowa

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Paul Ryan has been criticized by conservatives for supporting amnesty and for backing the fiscal cliff deal that raised taxes on the top 2% of the nation’s earners while extending the Bush-era tax cuts for most everyone else.

Christie: No Presidential Heavyweight

Star Parker, Christian Post

The last 2 presidential elections tell us that Repubs don't succeed with candidates who lack conviction consistent with the GOP's conservative platform. So why would any Repub. see a typical political operative like Christie as presidential material?