View Poll Results: Who do you like the most in the GOP right now?
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Republicans: Which candidate do you like most right now?
- 12-01-2007, 11:13 AM
Republicans: Which candidate do you like most right now?
Just curious to see which republican candidate had the strongest following right now. I have been watching the debates closely because I love this country and I want the best for it. We are in a critical time and there are a lot of strong candidates across the board.
You don't have to specify in the thread but at least vote in the poll. I have to say I have really liked what Fred Thompson has had to say lately, I like him more and more every time I hear him on the issues. A very no BS type of candidate.
On the other hand I think Ron Paul is too utopian. He seems to feel that we can get rid of taxes, get rid of this, get rid of that and everyone will just leave us alone. Good on paper but I doubt it would ever work out like that. He actually seems very liberal for a republican.
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- 12-01-2007, 12:42 PM
I'm still up in the air on it, but I've ruled out Rudy. Not because of the bad press he's gotten lately about his "relationships", but because I see him as a RINO. I think he's far too liberal to be a republican.
Mitt Romney is pretty interesting. Unfortunately I don't think most conservatives will vote for him because he's a Mormon.
I like Mike Huckabee but I don't know if his surge will be too little and or too late. Thompson lacks executive experience, we elect governors and mayors not House and Senate lackeys. Some complain the Rudy and Mitt are too liberal based on their records as executive of either a major liberal state and city. I feel they both did a rather fine job for the situations they were in. You may have strong conservative values but being in leadership does require a certain amount of compromise dealing with the other side. Being a representative of the people requires taking all people into consideration not just your minority.
(I don't however think a Mormon is spiritually in touch with main stream America.)
I like McCain but not for CEO. Maybe a good Vice.
Ron Paul should never have signed to the GOP ticket. He is a libertarian and a nutty one at that.
Time has came and went for Tancredo and Hunter to withdraw. They should take the high road like Gilmore, T Thompson and Brownback.
Bottom line: Rudy, Mitt, Huckabee or McCain would be a better option than Hilary or Obama and certainly better than Con Edwards.
I am a registered repub, but dont vote based on party lines. However, the only candidate in the field for the reps I like is Ron Paul. Too many other outstanding issues for the rest. Also, I am a native NYer and Ruy is not the right choice, trust me on this
I've only seen a few things with Ron Paul, but I've liked what I've seen from him. I guess I don't really follow politics as much as a lot of you other guys do.
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when i watched one of the republican debates or whatever i thought Rudy was a good choice. Im not so sure on alot of the other guys as ive only watched one show but i think i know who this Ron Paul guy is. Is he the one that believes we should leave iraq and let them have their country back? I have to google to see their faces again to better state my opinions.
Is this an on going show on CNN, i mean are they having these televised "debates" regularly?
i didnt like thompson based on what i saw reminds me of a say what the people want to hear kinda guy. didnt make to much sense to me.
besides the fact that rudy may be a homo id like to hear more on why people dont like him for pres.
ron paul....idk seems cool but im not so sure yet.
mitt seems like an alright guy but yeah i think the mormon thing isnt going to get him too far.
huckabee is a good candidate.
for the record i dont follow politics, never did really. I dont even vote but im getting into it as it is a big decision now that im older and seeing what this country has gone through these past years with Bush (esp his reenlistment) I want to form my opinions on these possible future presidents.
There are regular debates, but they are few and far between, like once a month. And its like once every other month for each party.
Ron Paul is just too Utopian. He thinks he can completely get rid of taxes all in all and he wants to immediately pull out of Iraq, etc. Go to his site, his views are not anything practical, they will never work. Hell communism looks great on paper, but it works horribly with more than 25 people in a community lol.
Thomspon said he would try to get rid of the IRS and he made a good point. He said people are more worried about getting audited by the IRS then they are getting attacked by terrorist or getting shot, which is pretty sad! I want anyone who is going to get rid of these phony government programs wasting money. One of the other candidates also mentioned a million dollar program that congress let go that paid for geneticists to map the mating habits of bears or something like that. We can't waste money in a time that the entire country is in debt.
I gotta say that Paul's idea of leaving now IMO is the right idea. It was a mistake in the beginning and the true sign of a leader is understanding past mistakes and doing your best to fix them outright.
We have so many domestic issues, that at the end of the day the trillion+ $'s that this was is going to cost could be used elsewhere and more appropriately
But definitely we need to stop spending 1 million dollars per cruise missile (that is about what they cost) and so much on jet fuel and put it into the economy. Plus after a war the economy always bounces back big time.
I'm definitely backing Huckabee. He seems like the most honest guy, and I agree with him on the majority of the issues. He has a strong character, which I find to be very important in a president. I'm still unsure about his stance on online gambling which is a big part of my life.
Ron Paul is kind of a nut. I agree with him on a few things, but not nearly enough for me to back the guy. His stance on the war and national security is far too weak. "You can't do thaaaat..."
Ya know I didn't know too much about Huckabee but read his entire web site and all of views of various issues right now and I must say I agree with him on pretty much everything. I will definitely back him in the future . I like him better than Romney and Giuliani who I think are his only competition right now. Doubt Ron Paul will ever get the ball rolling, too extreme. But then again you never know!
Also, I dont disagree that usually the economy bounces back, but that will also be dependant on who the president will be. Additionally, there have been wars where we havent bounced back, so in essence we could be screwed
New poll results put Huckabee ahead of Rudy!
And he is doing it without much money. His vehicle entourage recently doubled from one vehicle to two. He does not have an extensive staff with policy & talking point writers and yet, here he is.
Ron Paul without a doubt. I've yet to see anything from him that could be spun as "nutty". Opposition to the Patriot Act and Iraq war, opposing tax hikes, favoring smaller government and fiscal conservatism is not nutty.
Unfortunately, Giuliani will get the ticket. And that guy is scum.
LOL how true. Watching Ron Paul debate national security with the other republicans is like watching a mother and child fight over candy at the supermarket. Paul is the little child of course. He cant rationalize his thoughts into productive arguments, all he can say is "You cant to thaaat! Thats not our job!" Paul is a delusional fool and its scary that so many people like him.
It's scary that so many people think the US is the world police or that bombing countries at will are viable solutions when it comes to disagreements with sovereign nations. Make no mistake, that type of thinking is insanity. It shows what kind of ignorance and stupidity permeates the United States when the most sensible GOP candidate is referred to as nutty and radical.
You can debate wheather is was a mistake to go in or not, but there is no debate on what is the right thing to do now. Cutting and running like the delusional and insane Ron Paul would do is one of the most pathetic political stances possible. Ron Paul is a delusional idiot with the intellect of a 11 year old. 911 conspiracy freaks support this guy for christ sake.
let me ask you, why remove Sadaam when the most pressing concern was AQ and OBL?
Additionally, you cannot plant a democracy, it needs to form on its own. Our founding fathers would be spinning in their graves with what this administration has done
also, just out of curiosity, why is it that the majority of the money that is causing the defecit to become larger and larger is being spent on a war that does not benefit this country, when there are domestic issues that could use even a fraction of that funding?
This thread has gotten way off topic. Start a new thread to debate policy. This was a thread for Republicans to discuss the candidates, not the current administration or regurgitation from some left wing professor.
Our founding fathers would be spinning in their graves if they saw the indifference of western nations have towards radical Islam and brutally oppressive regimes all over the world. These regimes are a cancer to the human race.
And you cant plant democracy where a dictatorship once existed? Tell that to Germany or Japan. A plant cant grow on its own if a seed isn't planted. The middle east needed a seed of democracy to be planted and Iraq was a perfect place to start. And you honestly think winning this war will not be beneficial to the US? You obviously don't have the capacity to think more than 1 year in the future.
The amount of money being spent in Iraq concerns me too. A lot of mistakes have been made but the biggest mistake of all would be to cut an run.
Ron Paul should not be in this thread since he is not a republican.
not everyone thought Iraq was a threat. Also, many have come out and stated their wrong doings in this mess, it would be nice to hear a repub do the same.
its interesting you chose not to answer the first part of my response.
I dont think we can sumise that cutting and running would be a mistake as much as staying their indefinately would be a larger and more costly one. We are financially regressing and the global view of "globocop" is getting worse by the moment.
In terms of the founding fathers, you are not too familiar with them evidently. Their major concern was not foreign nations at all, it was isolation and domestic tranquility and whatever possible to create that. Read Washington's farewell address
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