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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:26 PM Apr 2015

If you could pick your opponent: Who would you want to see on the GOP 2016 ticket?

Assuming you want the GOP to field their most vulnerable, easily-beaten candidate.

EXTRA CREDIT: Who would be the last/worst-case GOP candidate if they were to win?

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If you could pick your opponent: Who would you want to see on the GOP 2016 ticket? (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Apr 2015 OP
The Donald. sinkingfeeling Apr 2015 #1
Ben Carson Smithryee Apr 2015 #2
Mark Foley. Of the folks who are running, Donald Trump. nt stevenleser Apr 2015 #3
Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin. merrily Apr 2015 #4
How about Cruz/Gohmert ticket? ROFL. Vinca Apr 2015 #5
Any one of them will fill the bill, hands down. shraby Apr 2015 #6
The Donald. Complete with wind swept hair and IQ equal to that of the temperature of frozen peas. Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2015 #7
Rand Paul el_bryanto Apr 2015 #8
You don't think Cruz makes it clearer? BillZBubb Apr 2015 #9
I like Rand Paul for it - Cruz is kind of a joke. el_bryanto Apr 2015 #10
I think Paul's pseudo-Libertarianism gives the republicans cover. BillZBubb Apr 2015 #11
Carson/Palin qwlauren35 Apr 2015 #12

Vinca

(50,462 posts)
5. How about Cruz/Gohmert ticket? ROFL.
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:37 PM
Apr 2015

I don't know about vulnerable/easily beaten, but it sure would be amusing.

 

Tierra_y_Libertad

(50,414 posts)
7. The Donald. Complete with wind swept hair and IQ equal to that of the temperature of frozen peas.
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:39 PM
Apr 2015

At least he would contribute to the entertainment factor.

el_bryanto

(11,804 posts)
8. Rand Paul
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:39 PM
Apr 2015

But there's more than just easily defeated to consider. I'd rather it were a clear choice - making it clear what Republicans stand for.

Bryant

el_bryanto

(11,804 posts)
10. I like Rand Paul for it - Cruz is kind of a joke.
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 04:30 PM
Apr 2015

Rand Paul is similarly nutty, but his libertarian gloss makes him a better opponent to highlight the differences, I think.

Bryant

BillZBubb

(10,650 posts)
11. I think Paul's pseudo-Libertarianism gives the republicans cover.
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 08:44 PM
Apr 2015

They can say, oh no, as a party we don't believe those things. For instance, Paul is more isolationist than the vast majority of the republican base.

Cruz is an extremist and fanatic, but his positions are the republican positions--or what the republican base really wants the positions to be. They just differ on tactics.

qwlauren35

(6,162 posts)
12. Carson/Palin
Thu Apr 9, 2015, 09:33 PM
Apr 2015

They would lose. Too many racists in the party wouldn't vote for him. The Independents don't respect her.

It would be a slam dunk.

The only way it would backfire would be if all of the racists held their collective noses and voted for him to prove that they weren't racist. I think that's how Tim Scott won. Nothing else makes sense.

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