2016 Republican Candidates for President

All GOP Candidates Failed Viguerie’s Four Horsemen Test

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

In 1980 Ronald Reagan won the Republican nomination and the White House by taking all of the discontents in the Republican Party, welding them into a coherent program and using that program to differentiate himself from the other candidates in the Republican primary field. Today, there’s a hole in the 2016 Republican presidential field for a candidate who will do the same as Ronald Reagan did.

Trump Opens Up Lead in GOP Polls, Continues Attacks

The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire

Donald Trump has opened up a lead at the front of the pack in the national Republican presidential standings, following a series of strong poll showings for the businessman and entertainer, according to the average of polls tracked by Real Clear Politics. Some polls have shown big leads for Mr. Trump: A Washington Post/ABC News poll out Monday had him with a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field nationally.

Rick Santorum: A Good Man Who Missed His Moment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Senator Santorum’s announcement speech had some solid points, especially his point that “Working families don’t need another president tied to big government or big money.” But he's been off the radar screen for three years and others, like Ted Cruz, are now the recognized leaders on the issues Rick Santorum had largely to himself in 2012. Much as I hate to say it, despite his many admirable qualities, I think Rick Santorum’s moment has passed.

The GOP's massive 2016 debate problem

Colin Campbell, Business Insider

The ever-increasing number of Republican candidates running for president is posing a serious challenge for the party as it plans 2016 debates, but no one seems to know the solution.