2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

Romney on 2016: I’m Not Planning on Running

Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

Mitt Romney threw a little cold water on the brewing speculation that he will mount a third White House bid in '16. Romney didn’t entirely rule out a bid, but he didn’t leave the door open very wide either. “My time has come and gone,” he said. “I had the opportunity. I ran and didn’t win.”

Chris Christie: I Won’t State My Immigration Stance Unless I Run In '16

Ashley Killough, CNN

While Christie has repeatedly criticized President Obama for his handling of security enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border, the governor has yet to detail his own position on legislation reform.

Cruz Dings Paul Ryan on Gov't Shutdown

Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed

“I will say I don’t think it is beneficial when Republican leadership throws rocks at conservative activists across this country,” Ted Cruz stated. Cruz calls it a “lie” that is “simply not true” that Republican shut down the government.

Perry: It’s Very Possible That ISIS Crossed Southern Border

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Perry is conspicuously calling for all military options against ISIS. ISIS has every incentive to kill Americans here. Nothing would lift their prestige in the jihadiverse more than an attack on American soil. They have nothing to lose at this point by holding off either.

Rand Paul: A Modern Day Jack Kemp

Goldwater Conservative, Red State

Jack Kemp was popular among the general public as well as Repubs. because he stayed true to principle while also thinking outside the proverbial box. It appears Rand Paul is carving a similar niche in today’s political world, and it will be fascinating to see if he can ride his approach to the White House.

Rick Perry: Democrats' "Lawfare" Indictment Backfires

The Perry indictment has backfired, but it is evidence of how far the left will go to achieve their political ends.

Christie Is Lone GOP 2016 Prospect to Expand Medicaid

Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times

Some of Chris Christie's potential rivals who are also governors have sought ways to leverage fed. money, and others have spurned the Medicaid expansion altogether. Christie, however, embraced Obama’s vision of expanding the fed.-state health care program for the poor.

Adviser: Ben Carson Is 'Very Serious’ About Running in 2016

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

A close friend and adviser to Ben Carson said he believes it is likely the neurosurgeon will run as a Repub. for president in '16. “I think he’s very, very serious,” said Terry Giles, who recently agreed to serve as chairman of the campaign if Carson pulls the trigger on a run.

Kentucky Poll: 50% Want Paul to Sit Out 2016

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Republican Sen. Rand Paul would win his home state of KY if he ran for president, but many think he should stay out of the 2016 contest. The Dem. leaning Public Policy Polling found 50% of voters in KY think he shouldn't run for president, while 34% think he should get in the race.

Rick Perry's Iowa Comeback?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Two TX W. House hopefuls wowed Iowa voters. Both Rick Perry & Sen. Ted Cruz did themselves the most favors over the past few days, according to a number of IA R's. LA Gov. Bobby Jindal also drew compliments.

Carson: Costco & the Perils of Mixing Politics & Biz

Dr. Ben S. Carson, Washington Times

Costco, the retailer giant, is paying a price for getting too close to Obama.

Cruz, Carson, Palin Top Western Conservative Summit Poll

Denver Post Staff

Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin were the top picks of 600+ voters in the Western Conservative Summit straw poll for the president in 2016. Carson received 22% of the vote, Cruz had 13% and Palin collected 12%.

GOP's Kasich: Job Growth, Big Gov't Go Hand in Hand

Jason Hart, Media Trackers

Rumored '16 contender Gov. John Kasich treats State coercion as Christian charity. He laid out his vision of big-gov't Republicanism, reiterating his belief that God wants gov't to spend more taxes on entitlements.

Christie Angers Conservatives w/ Court Pick

Sean Sullivan, Washington Post

Conservatives are upset that Chris Christie renominated the Dem. chief justice of the NJ Supreme Court Stuart Rabner. Rabner, an appointee of Gov. Jon Corzine wrote an opinion for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Jeb Bush Organizing Ahead of Potential POTUS Run

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jeb Bush's speech to graduates of Grove City College in Penn. may have been the first sign that he is developing an organization for a potential 2016 presidential run. In a sign of his seriousness and organization, talking points were recently distributed to people in Bush's inner circle.

Allen West: I'm Considering a Run for President

The Right Scoop Staff

In response to a question from Ben Shapiro on AM 870′s Morning Answer, Allen West admits he's considering a run for the presidency out of respect for all of those who have asked him to run. However, he cautions that just because he’s considering it doesn’t mean he’s going to actually do it.

Mitt Romney: A "Severe Conservative" Who Just Won't Go Away

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

For Rockefeller Republicans like Romney, losing an election is evidently a resume enhancer for them to continue interfering with GOP politics. He supports a minimum wage increase. After Obamanomics has depressed the job market & income levels, tightening wage mandates will create jobs? WRONG.

Ted Cruz Releases Definitive List of 76 ‘Lawless’ Obama Actions

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Sen. Ted Cruz’s “The Legal Limit Report No. 4” delves into little-known and little-reported details of Obama’s executive actions. 

GOP Must Have New Conservative Leadership to Survive

Judson Phillips, Tea Party News Network

Forget 2016! If the GOP follows Boehner’s lead right on to the crazy train, the Tea Party will leave in 2014. Either leaders have to live up to the conservative values that they claim they support or watch conservative voters leave the GOP for a new party.