2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

GOP Must Have New Conservative Leadership to Survive

Judson Phillips, Tea Party News Network

Forget 2016! If the GOP follows Boehner’s lead right on to the crazy train, the Tea Party will leave in 2014. Either leaders have to live up to the conservative values that they claim they support or watch conservative voters leave the GOP for a new party.

Jeb Bush = Hillary Clinton

A recent article in POLITICO confirms Richard Viguerie's observation in TAKEOVER that when Big Business claims to “lean” Republican what they really mean is that they lean in favor of Big Government, and don’t really care whether it is run by a Democrat like Hillary Clinton or a Republican like Jeb Bush.

‘Blue Collar Conservatives’ Could Be GOP Powerhouse in '16

Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

“In '12, a mass of blue collar voters, enough to have tipped the balance of the electoral college in favor of the Republican candidate, simply stayed home on election day. Why? Despite their deeply conservative values, they had lost faith that the Republicans spoke for them and had their backs,” Rick Santorum points out.

Ben Carson PAC Outraises 2016 GOP Hopefuls & Hillary

Thomson/Reuters Staff

A group encouraging Dr. Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first 3 months of 2014, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates.

A Push for Bush is Dangerous for Repubs.

Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times

Jeb is being promoted by R's whose main interest in the party is that it not nominate someone who will shake up the Obama-era economic settlement. The strategy seems bound to produce an electoral loss. That appears to be of little concern to the people devising it.

Huckabee: Americans in Line for TSA Less Free than N. Koreans

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

Perhaps demonstrating how little he actually has to say to more Libertarian would be GOP 2016 voters, Mike Huckabee over-stepped in reaching out to them with a reference to the U.S. as N. Korea and the comment was quickly tossed back in his face thanks to social media.

Marco Rubio's Jeb Problem

Eliana Johnson, National Review

Would a presidential run by his mentor (Jeb Bush) lock Marco Rubio out of the 2016 race? 

Santorum: I'm 'Seriously Looking' at 2016 Bid

John Gizzi, NewsMax

Declaring that "if a family crumbles, society crumbles," Rick Santorum made a passionate plea for his party to "reclaim the issue of marriage — a man and a woman raising children — and not to redefine it but to promote."

Coulter Says Mitt Strongest on Immigration, Tops for '16

Jeffrey Poor, Breitbart

On The Howie Carr Show, GOP-E commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making loser Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. She also said that Ted Cruz was awful on immigration. Is she nuts?

Cruz's Speech Should Worry Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz demonstrated a much greater ability to tug at heartstrings — something that Paul is frankly less equipped to do. While Paul’s speech tended to focus more on a timely and important discussion about privacy and liberty, Cruz preached on the “transformational power” of “Christian love."

War Party Oligarch

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Pat Buchanan wallops GOP presidential hopefuls for attending mega-donor Sheldon Adelson's Vegas 'cattle show.'

Why A Noted Libertarian Thinks RPaul Won't Win in '16

Erica Ritz, The Blaze

Rand Paul’s admirers, and more than a few of his enemies, believe the U.S. is having a “libertarian moment." We’ve had these moments before, but they pass without the elevation of a libertarian to high office or the advancement of libertarian ideas. There’s a reason for that and Rand Paul is just learning why now.

Christie to Campaign for Rand Paul?

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

Christie says that the best potential 2016 Republican contenders are Jeb Bush, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul Ryan. He also said he would support Paul if the libertarian-leaning senator won the GOP presidential nomination.

Repub. 2016ers Woo Vegas Casino Donor Crowd

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

GOP-E megadonor and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was wooed by the usual 2016 establishment Repub. hopefuls Chris Christie, Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio and Jeb Bush at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting.

Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie observed in his new book TAKEOVER, due out on April 8, “No matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the ‘great white hope’ of the Republican establishment."

GOP Establishment Candidates Embarrassed in 2016 Poll

Limited government conservatives in ConservativeHQ’s recent White House straw poll taken at CPAC put establishment Republican hopefuls to shame.

The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

Hamilton, Breitbart

The establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars. 

Ted Cruz For President Super PAC Launches

The "Draft Ted Cruz for President" super PAC and its Web site, RunTedRun.com, have launched an effort to get 1 million signatures on a petition in hopes of luring Cruz to run for president.

It’s Time to Draft Ted Cruz for President

Raz Shafer, Red State

When Repubs. run for the White House as conservatives, we win. When they run as moderates, we lose. Yet every four years, the party bosses and political consultants tell us that conservatives are unelectable and that we must support their big-government candidates.

2016: Cruz Moves to RPaul's Right on Social Issues

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has staked out ground to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) right on foreign policy, and he may be doing the same on social issues in Iowa, home of the nation's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.