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Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Pointedstick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:59 am

Hillary Clinton is probably going to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. What do people think are the realistic Republican options for beating her?
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by dualstow » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:22 am

Chris Christie?
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by pugchief » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:29 am

In spite of Obama's horrendous approval ratings, the GOP is so dysfunctional, polarized, and out of touch with mainstream America that I don't think they have a prayer of winning in 2016 unless Obama does something really stupid between now and then.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Kshartle » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:29 am

dualstow wrote: Chris Christie?
How could he possibly? He is disgusting for women to look at and he's a big socialist gangster right? How is he going to appeal to anyone? Who would he appeal to?

That would basically be the elephant people giving up in my opinion. They would just be hoping enough people would vote against Hillary.

There are only 3-4 states that decide the election: Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio & Indiana I think. Maybe there are one or two others....Iowa?

She will crush him in PA, OH and IN.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by technovelist » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:31 am

Rand Paul for P. I don't have a VP pick yet.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Kshartle » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:33 am

pugchief wrote: unless Obama does something really stupid between now and then.
So 100% certain then......
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Pointedstick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:38 am

Reub wrote: Didn't we already have a thread on this subject?
I envisioned this thread as a place to talk about alternatives to the Cruz/Palin ticket proposed in the other one, since it seems that those two evoke enough sentiment to merit a thread all to themselves.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by MediumTex » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:39 am

If he wanted to run, John Kasich would be a strong candidate.

As far as the VP on a ticket like that, Marco Rubio would be a great addition.

A ticket like that would give you strong traction in Florida and Ohio.  I think that could be a winner.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

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MediumTex wrote: A ticket like that would give you strong traction in Florida and Ohio.  I think that could be a winner.
Yeah don't forget guys about 42 of the states are either completely decided before the candidates are announced or they don't even matter because they only have a couple votes.

If anyone wins just Florida and Ohio the election is over.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by pugchief » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:46 am

Kshartle wrote:
MediumTex wrote: A ticket like that would give you strong traction in Florida and Ohio.  I think that could be a winner.
Yeah don't forget guys about 42 of the states are either completely decided before the candidates are announced or they don't even matter because they only have a couple votes.

If anyone wins just Florida and Ohio the election is over.
Which is why the whole Electoral System is idiotic in the current era.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Kshartle » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:52 am

pugchief wrote:
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MediumTex wrote: A ticket like that would give you strong traction in Florida and Ohio.  I think that could be a winner.
Yeah don't forget guys about 42 of the states are either completely decided before the candidates are announced or they don't even matter because they only have a couple votes.

If anyone wins just Florida and Ohio the election is over.
Which is why the whole Electoral System is idiotic in the current era.
The entire concept is idiotic to me but that's been explored in other threads.

What I don't get is why people in Texas, Cali, New York and the 42 unimportant states even show up at all. It can't be because they care about the other races. In non-presidential years the voting numbers are like half.
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Re: Republicans tickets that could challenge Hillary

Post by Pointedstick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:56 am

Kshartle wrote: What I don't get is why people in Texas, Cali, New York and the 42 unimportant states even show up at all. It can't be because they care about the other races. In non-presidential years the voting numbers are like half.
Desire to balance out their political enemies to prevent them from unexpectedly reversing the state?
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