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View Poll Results: Does Too Many GOP Candidates Hurt The Chances Of Ultimate GOP Candidate
Yes, it should be more limited 13 31.71%
No, the more the merrier 28 68.29%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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Does the GOP harm themselves by having so many Candidates? I ask because we keep getting more and more names being thrown into the ring and I would think that with the funding being spread out over such a large field does that not reduce the chances of the major candidates by limiting them being able to get out their message? Not to mention that we know that there are still some major players that have not even declared yet. understand it is always good to have a choice but too many choices could also reduce the ability of the best candidate to win against their opposite number. Can't the GOP come up with a few really good alternatives or is the GOP not as tight knit as many assume?
both parties hurt themselves with '''too many''' candidates

even right now the democrats have 13 candidate that have expressed interest (only 2 so far have formally announced)

the 13:

Clinton
sanders
jeff boss
robby wells
chaffee
omalley
webb
biden
straus
gore
malloy
markel
murphy

plus the media has explored the possibility of:
beebe
Feingold
Napolitano
wolf
and about a dozen others

now MOST of them are complete non-starters (jeff boss is a 911 twoofer)

but its going to be a war between Clinton and Sanders (you will probably see a lost of mud slinging)
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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Originally Posted by workingclasshero View Post
both parties hurt themselves with '''too many''' candidates

even right now the democrats have 13 candidate that have expressed interest (only 2 so far have formally announced)

the 13:

Clinton
sanders
jeff boss
robby wells
chaffee
omalley
webb
biden
straus
gore
malloy
markel
murphy

plus the media has explored the possibility of:
beebe
Feingold
Napolitano
wolf
and about a dozen others

now MOST of them are complete non-starters (jeff boss is a 911 twoofer)

but its going to be a war between Clinton and Sanders (you will probably see a lost of mud slinging)
Hillary is far head of all the rest combined, the DNC are not going to go with Warren over Hillary, especially in light of the lack of quality among the Repubs that have so far tossed their hat in the ring. Now when the real GOP players show up, Jeb, Walker and Christie, polls might show something different but right now Hillary trounces them all. Thing is who is the front runner among current candidates, there does not seem to be one, that is not good in the long run, and as I originally said that money is not there for the final run. I would also add that when there are so many candidates they tend to get vocal and attack each other, especially in the Primaries, and much of the dirt thrown is picked up by the other guys and used again in the final race to attack the final GOP candidate. Should be interesting to watch the Cons scream a each other over who the "best" choice is and in the end the GOP leadership determines and picks who the Cons will have to support.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Most of the posters here (at least on the Left side of the fence) still seem to have little grasp of the split between religious and secular components of the Libertarian / Republican / Constitutional and TEA Party spectrum. Not all of us are the provincial fig leaf hangers as whom the spin doctors would love to portray us, but most of us, regardless of our feelings on religious or similar issues, are people who live closer to day-to-day economic reality, and are concerned over the detachment among almost everyone within the "big blue wall" of delusion.

Its up to the GOP leadership to keep people like "Rantin' Rick" Santorum on a short leash this time around, and to concentrate on those of us who pay the freight every day -- who recognize that the Democrats' strange alliance of defalted unions, public employees, one-issue misfits, and the entitlement-minded can't continue the shell game forever -- and that they -- the Democrats -- are compelled to answer when the system breaks again.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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People like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee make things worse, but the current field is actually very diverse and well-regarded (Paul, Rubio, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina).
I agree with this post. Mr. Sweater and the Goober. LOL!
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Carly Fiorina won't win, but listening to her speech from the weekend at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, this is hilarious. I loved it! Around the 28:00 marker.

"Several weeks ago, I was asked by a reporter whether a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the Oval Office. Now ladies, this is the test. Can any of you think of a single example in which a man's judgment was clouded by his hormones? Any at all? Even in the Oval Office?"


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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