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View Poll Results: Rate the performance of each candidate.
Rubio did Great 24 58.54%
Rubio did Average 8 19.51%
Rubio did Poor 5 12.20%
Bush did Great 2 4.88%
Bush did Average 3 7.32%
Bush did Poor 31 75.61%
Trump did Great 10 24.39%
Trump did Average 21 51.22%
Trump did Poor 8 19.51%
Carson did Great 5 12.20%
Carson did Average 22 53.66%
Carson did Poor 10 24.39%
Kasich did Great 6 14.63%
Kasich did Average 18 43.90%
Kasich did Poor 11 26.83%
Cruz did Great 24 58.54%
Cruz did Average 8 19.51%
Cruz did Poor 5 12.20%
Huckabee did Great 7 17.07%
Huckabee did Average 23 56.10%
Huckabee did Poor 8 19.51%
Christie did Great 21 51.22%
Christie did Average 11 26.83%
Christie did Poor 4 9.76%
Paul did Great 5 12.20%
Paul did Average 19 46.34%
Paul did Poor 12 29.27%
Carly did Great 9 21.95%
Carly did Average 15 36.59%
Carly did Poor 11 26.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-29-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure Rubio is the candidate most likely to give Hillary nightmares. She fears him above all the others. She wouldn't have an automatic lock on the Hispanic vote like she would with Trump. And she wouldn't have the favorable comparison of the other Clinton-Bush match up if Bush got the nomination. Rubio could actually beat Hillary.
Rubio is the only candidate who might actually get an amnesty bill passed as well.

 
Old 10-29-2015, 09:22 AM
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well I doan no 'bout no polyticks, but that Trump feller sur 'nuf's got some purteeee lips on him!
 
Old 10-29-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Rubio is the only candidate who might actually get an amnesty bill passed as well.
Rubio and Kasich are the two candidates who would have good odds against Hillary, although it's looking more like Kasich doesn't have a path to the nomination. Trump, Carson and Cruz are the other 3 candidates who will likely stick around for a while, but all three are weaker in a match up against Clinton or even Sanders if that were to happen. As a Dem, the idea of a Trump, Carson or Cruz presidency freaks me out more than a Rubio one, but a matchup against one of those three is much easier than against Rubio.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure Rubio is the candidate most likely to give Hillary nightmares. She fears him above all the others. She wouldn't have an automatic lock on the Hispanic vote like she would with Trump. And she wouldn't have the favorable comparison of the other Clinton-Bush match up if Bush got the nomination. Rubio could actually beat Hillary.
I agree, though I really don't like any of them anymore, and I feel disappointed.

I think the debates are set up very poorly. I'd rather see a one-on-one with each of them and a neutral, objective moderator (if such an entity exists, like a Professor Emeritus from a top university or think tank) who would ask each of them the same, direct questions about how they would handle each of the issues. They would all have the same amount of time to answer, and it would be taped and played back on a national broadcast.

And I'm really annoyed with the ones who talk over their allotted time or butt in. If they do, mute their microphones. Fiorina can't shut up to save her life -- and she's just one of them, but she has overtalked in every debate so far.

It should be a professional debate, not an out-of-control yelling match. Gave me a headache. I thought Kasich was going to have a stroke or a heart attack from the get-go and that Bush would never stop smiling like a village idiot.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Just saw this from another story, which relates to my previous post. It's from Carson, and this is what I'm talking about:

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In Colorado on Thursday, Carson criticized the debate format, saying there should be more time for lengthy statements laying out an agenda. "Debates are intended to help the American people get to know the candidates," he told reporters. "What it's turned into is 'gotcha.'"
My Way News - Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate


I still have to look online to determine exactly who stands for what.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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I don't think anyone did awful but Marco Rubio obfuscated on the showing up to vote answer like a good lawyer would. He's missed 99 votes this year alone and Rand Paul only missed 14. How does he worm his way out of that? Bush could have gone in for the kill and exposed Rubio when Rubio fell back on his "Quit picking on me, I'm running for office" type response, but didn't. So now, everyone is saying Bush had a bad debate and Rubio had a good one. Well, only if you reward liars.
It's a non-issue.

What critical Senate votes did Rubio miss? The Senate is a broken institution run by Obama and Reid. I consider it a plus that Rubio isn't playing along.

He hasn't lied about anything, that's just your bias against him showing up. Again.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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I think they all did generally well, but the two top candidates (The Donald and Ben Carson) didn't have much time to talk. It felt more like a breakout for the lower candidates, and like a Candidates vs Moderators debate rather than candidate-on-candidate.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 03:02 PM
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I came away from this feeling the same way that I did coming in. Kasich, Bush, Rubio and Christie would be the ones that I would be most comfortable with as the Republican nominee. If it turns out to be any of the others, I guess I'll have to stick a Hillary sign in my yard.
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