2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump

Donald Trump is all but certain to be the Republican nominee for President. However, after a series statements causing confusion about where he stands on key elements of the conservative agenda, many conservatives continue to question whether or not they can support Donald Trump for President. Where do you stand on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President? Are you #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?  

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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump

Ted Cruz's announcement that he is suspending his campaign after his loss in Indiana means Donald Trump will likely hit 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, making him the presumptive Republican nominee. Where do you stand on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President? Are you #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?  

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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Does The Carly Factor Change Your Mind?

Did Ted Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate change the dynamics of the remaining Republican primaries? Will it help Cruz get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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This Week's CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Have You Voted?

Did Donald Trump's remarks about changing the pro-life plank of the Republican Platform take away his air of inevitability? Do you agree with Trump? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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Have You Voted Yet? This Week's CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

After his big win in Colorado's GOP Convention Ted Cruz is gaining on Donald Trump. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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It's Down to Three! CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

It's down to three! While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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The GOP racing form, second edition

Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post

The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with 10 declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. So Krauthammer has given himself the job.

Why Donald Trump Is Right

Jeffery Lord, Conservative Review

Many in the room applauded and cheered at the idea that Romney and Bush should not run. letting the moderate Republican Establishment yet again pick a nominee is a sure sign of yet another loss to come.

Common Core & The 2016 GOP Candidates

Erick Erickson, Red State

We asked the Republicans who met at the Iowa Freedom Summit what they thought about Common Core. Let’s just say the conservatives running are not exactly fans of Common Core.

Koch Donors Give Rubio Early Nod

Kenneth P. Vogel & Tarini Parti, Politico

In an informal straw poll of some conference donors, Sen. Marco Rubio came out ahead of four other would-be GOP presidential candidates who had been invited, according to an attendee familiar with the results. Rand Paul finished last.

Limbaugh: SWalker The Blueprint’ For GOP to Beat The Left

Al Weaver, Daily Caller

“Scott Walker has the blueprint for winning and winning consistently and winning big in a blue state with conservative principles that are offered with absolutely no excuses,” Rush Limbaugh remarked.

Pelosi Hopes Romney is 2016 GOP Nominee

Mike Lillis, The Hill

Mitt Romney has attracted an unlikely supporter in his possible 2016 White House bid: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Ted Cruz: Make Candidates Prove They're Conservative

"In a Republican primary, every candidate’s going to come in front of you and say, 'I’m the most conservative guy that ever lived,'" Cruz told the Iowa Freedom Summit. "Talk is cheap," Cruz said. "The word tells us you will know them by their fruit." And Cruz is right.

What the Grassroots Really Thinks About the Candidates

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

An informal poll shows some surprising results, especially when it comes to Jeb vs. Mitt.

The Comedy Value of a Graham Prez Bid

Daniel Larison, American Conservative

The idea of Graham running for president is inherently silly, and it probably won’t amount to much. One can assume that the purpose of a quixotic Graham campaign would be to promote his toxic cocktail of hard-line foreign policy and “centrist” immigration views. 

Graham Considering Presidential Run

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

RINO Senator Lindsey Graham said he has established a “testing the waters committee."

Which of the 2 Dozen '16 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

Ron Lipsman, American Thinker

The progressive remake of the U.S. is now a work that is just over a century in progress. Who could be the one to reverse it?

Jeb Bush’s Attempt to Limit Debate

In a widely circulated letter David L. Gosselin, former New Hampshire Republican state chairman, argues for a GOP nomination process that is open to the grassroots and less influenced by the donor class.

Romney Suddenly Being Wooed at RNC Meeting

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

It’s been a good week so far for Mitt Romney, according to some RNC members gathered at their annual winter meeting in San Diego. Their private exchanges note that Romney told friends & former campaign aides to warm up their engines for a third go in '16.