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White House Dossier’s Republican Presidential Preference Poll

by Keith Koffler on June 21, 2013, 4:23 pm

Well, let’s have a little fun.

I know this is not quite “scientific.” But I thought I’d get an early read from you on who you like for the Republican 2016 nomination. I think it would be interesting to see which way you are leaning at this point.

Note that below the presidential preference poll are polls asking you about your politics and who you liked in 2012.

Just so you’re aware, your responses are completely anonymous – I can’t even tell who voted.

I’ll probably leave the polling open through the weekend. Thanks for participating!




pianogirl88 June 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

There are several names I’d be quite happy to vote for in 2016. I think I’m just completely blown away by those who lean to the left, when I read why they want to continue on the roller coaster to massive deficits and destruction of this once-great Country.

DeniseVB June 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I think you can vote more than once :D Is this a Chicago Poll? /sarc

pianogirl88 June 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I was thinking about asking if we could pretend we are Dimocrats for this poll and vote more than once! Thanks for doing it for me, DeniseVB!

srdem65 June 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm

As a Dem, I think I’m going to be stuck with the old lady in the polyester pants suit come primary election day.

Star June 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I prob will never vote Dem again in this lifetime, but I looked at that list and all I could think about was people I did not want.

Sadie June 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Do the pants suits come in a “orange polyester jumpsuit”?

creeper June 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

After Benghazi there is no chance I would ever vote for Hillary. The few Dem proposals I agree with are far outweighed by the disaster Barack Obama has promulgated on our country. No party willing to foist an imposter like this off on the rest of us deserves anyone’s vote.

Rick June 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

When the truth finally comes out about Benghazi, she is done and does it really matter that 4 Americans were murdered on her watch. How could she stand beside their coffins and blame a video?

Good luck with that lying lesbian. No wonder Billy swung his dick around the WH.

Rick June 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Let us not forget her screech at George Washington University in 2008 about facing “sniper fire” in Bosnia in 1996!

AFVet June 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

4 Americans were murdered on her watch, what matters to me is her attitude about it.

Donnie Copeland June 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Is someone twisting your arm and forcing you to drink the Kool-Aid? You don’t have to vote Democrate. WAKE UP.

Retired June 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Personally I wouldn’t urinate on the woman if she was on fire. How quickly you forget all the shenanigans from her years at the Rose Law Firm and the fate of poor Webster Hubble (allegedly Chelsie’s real father). I’m telling you, she’s corrupt. The chances of us ever getting the real truth about Benghazi are zero. Everyone who knows the truth is either dead or has been threatened with grave consequences if they ever dare come forward.

Chicken Sock Puppet June 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

ONLY if you choose to make that happen yourself.

No one is putting a gun up to your head and making you vote for a Democrat. That is YOUR responsibility and YOUR mistake if you vote for Hillary.

Pat June 23, 2013 at 1:43 am

Don’t think so – she sealed her political fate with that “What does it matter now?” comment. We’re talking about four murders that shouldn’t have happened, and she is telling America that it was inconsequential?

HeywoodJablome June 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

A vote for Hillary is a vote for George Soros!

cincycinco June 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

“I think you can vote more than once :D Is this a Chicago Poll? /sarc” – DeniseVB

No, not a Chicago poll. Your vote for any Republican would be counted as a vote for Obama if it were, and counted twice at that just for your impudence…

DeniseVB June 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Keith! Can you add a 2016 Democratic list? Would be interested to see what our friends on the left would prefer at this time. Or what our Friends of Keith would prefer if the GOP doesn’t choose their fav in ’16.

Keith Koffler June 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Denise, I don’t think I’m going to get a lot of White House Dossier readers to express a preference among Democrats! But thanks for the idea.

Bonnie June 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

You could add Chris Christie to the Democratic list. He is asexual and can swing either way.

Susan June 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm


Julie Brueckheimer June 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm


Terry Spears June 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

You got that right.

DeniseVB June 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

S’kay, just thought a Dem list might be fun too. I think most of us here are recovering Dems and wondering if we didn’t leave the plantation too soon.

Shofar June 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

If you have a Dem poll, don’t forget to include Obama on it. He ain’t gonna leave without a fight.

cincycinco June 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

“If you have a Dem poll, don’t forget to include Obama on it. He ain’t gonna leave without a fight.” – Shofar

WHICH Obama? The Beta male that is currently occupying the Presidency, or the Alpha male that pretends to be his “wife”?

swissik June 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Wow someone else thinks the way I do. My suspicious mind tells me that the minions are prepping Michele O. to be the next Dem candidate. Ms. Hilaary will have to take another hit from the unexpected side. Just one woman’s opinion.

Not Nabob the Knothead June 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I dare say the “puppet” couldn’t whip his way out of a wet paper bag. It’s his goons who are a problem.

AFVet June 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

You are right Keith, don’t waste your time.

cindy lu June 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Please add Allen West to the first poll! (I did write him in tho)


Julie Brueckheimer June 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Allen West is considering challenging Rubio.

soljerblue June 23, 2013 at 12:03 am

I hope he does!

AFVet June 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

I think that Allen West can beat Rubio given a fair field.
If the election process isn’t cleaned up by then, we conservatives are in dire straits.

Susan June 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Even though I love Ted Cruz, I hope Sarah Palin runs. I also believe anyone who ran for the Republican nomination in 2012 should not run in 2016. Every last one of them gave up the fight against the establishment’s choice. As far as the 2012 election, I went through several iterations of who to to vote for because the establishment did a really good job of picking the conservatives off one after the other. Went with my first choice – Herman Cain, because of his 9-9-9 plan.

Personally, I don’t gradate conservatism by degree. That’s how we got George HW Bush’s “kindler gentler” conservatism, George W. Bush’s “compassionate” conservatism, and Romney the “severe conservative”. A conservative is a conservative, just like a liberal is a liberal.

cindy lu June 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

” I also believe anyone who ran for the Republican nomination in 2012 should not run in 2016.”

I like that idea!!!

rulierose June 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I think anyone who ran in 2012 should not be ALLOWED to run in 2016, or risk being sent to Gitmo.

Paul Ryan in particular should be locked in a closet (maybe the same one I wish Ralph Nader had been locked in in 2000). as the sometimes-annoyingly-right Candy Crowley said, Ryan made it a “suicide ticket”: Romney lost the election the day he picked him. (and yes I DID say it at the time!)

I’m hoping that Hillary will be knocked out of contention when we find out what really happened on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi. but after Obama’s reelection, I don’t think much of my fellow citizens, who must have IQ levels lower than their body temperature.

Star June 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I simply could not make excuses for, explain, defend etc Sarah Palin. I really admired her at first but she has been a long time at the fair.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

I’m in total agreement with you there, Star. The unfortunate thing is if one expresses their true feelings of Sarah Palin the conservatives (which I happen to be one of) will crucify you. Not unlike liberals who bully you when you say something they don’t think is correct. I’m not a fan of Sarah Palin. She’s at home at Fox with all the other bimbos.

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Well, I don’t consider some of the beautiful lawyers on Fox bimbos. But otherwise, we are on the same page.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

Any one of those “beautiful lawyers” who sit opposite bill o’reilly and allow him to be insulting and condescending are in fact, bimbos.

Star June 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Guess you missed all the times Megyn zinged him.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

guess so.

Julie Brueckheimer June 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm


srdem65 June 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I admire SarahPalin and think she’s the most extraordinary political figure to appear in years. She hasn’t said anything that I would disagree with, and her political picks are awesome.

However, the mere mention of her name causes liberals to turn on the knife sharpener. They seem to hate her with a passion that goes beyond reason and makes me believe that hatred is simply because she’s a Repub, and not a Dem.
The Dems have no woman that comes close to what she can inspire in the voters, and she does it while looking great.

DeniseVB June 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Sarah’s ok by me, after reading Going Rogue, I think our country missed a great opportunity to put her in Second Charge :)

Rick June 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Agree and we are stuck with that foul mouthed moron Biden who lied about his college grades, and the death of his first wife!
“This is a big f______ deal.”

Feb. 6, 2009
“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”

Why can’t the Demrats tell the truth?

creeper June 22, 2013 at 9:07 am

And not one of those three was a true conservative.

Dietrich June 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

It’s Friday afternoon, and I really wanted to vote for the “Bad Idea T-Shirts model to the left of the poll :)

Star June 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Yeah–I can’t commit.

Langley Spook June 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Who is that “Bad Idea” t-shirt model…?! :-)

wcgreen June 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I still would like a ‘Libertarian’ option. Please don’t make me spend the next two years begging for it.

kathyd June 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I like Sarah Palin, but don’t think she would be elected if she ran. I hope Hitlery falls again and splits her head open so her pea brain will get smushed.

Even though I am “lily-white,” I would like to see Ben Carson or Allen West run, but I’m not sure either one will. (Oh, did I say that??? I am supposed to racist because I can’t stand OBUMMER, Moochie, and the two piglets And didn’t vote for the POS either time.)

I really like Rick Perry, too, but I was raised in Texas. Is that being racist???

Star June 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Kinda rough descriptions there…piglets, POS.

Julie Brueckheimer June 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I would vote for either Carson or West. They are the antithesis of Obama.

Mandy Manners June 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

You are calling two girls as “piglets”? Really?

Shame. Shame. Shame.

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

Agree, Mandy.

Sadie June 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

A rambling thought or two on immigration/Cartel Ocho and why both sides are crossing the border or is it the Rubicon.

The 2016 election will not have a black presidential candidate [read: 12-14% of the population who may or may not come out to vote more than once. The Latino population is about 16-17%. Pew results: Latinos voted for Obama over Romney by 71% to 27%.

It’s all about 2016. I’ll vote for whomever comes as close as possible to fix the fleecing in the next three years. No Fix – No Ticket to ride.

cincycinco June 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

“The 2016 election will not have a black presidential candidate” – Sadie

I would argue that it didn’t have one in 2008 or in 2012. Last I looked, Obama had a White mother, unless he’s lying about that too.

I know, he tends to forget that. A lot. One of the reasons he hates White people so much is overcompensation, trying to prove his “cred” to REAL “Black” people; another is self-loathing because of the “undesirable” (to him) part of his ancestory.

To the extent that Obama is VISUALLY “Black”, though, what makes you so sure he WON’T be on the ticket? After all, he’s blown off so much of the Constitution, what’s one more amendment?

Julie Brueckheimer June 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I voted for Cruz, but I’d consider a few others, and there are a few I would not vote for: Christie, Bush and Rubio. I just hope the good guys don’t have a bloodbath and that they rally around the one who looks like the most likely to succeed.

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

So if Rubio ran, you would vote Dem?

swissik June 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Why would that mean a Dem vote? I am an old lady and voted in many presidential elections by writing in my candidate. I know the assumption is that it means throwing away the vote, but I don’t agree. If more of us did write ins, eventually someone may pay attention. I am also in favor of adding a category that says “none of the above”.

Star June 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I think none of the above is what we have now. But yes, you could write-in. I stand corrected.

Julie Brueckheimer June 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

There are several options. As you said, a write-in is one. A minor party, e.g., Libertarian, is another. And a third option for me would be to vote but leave the presidential box vacant. I will not be forced into voting for a ‘lesser of two evils’ candidate.

Julie Brueckheimer June 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

You need to find some mind exercises, Star, to make your thinking a little more creative.

Star June 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Speaking of–you may be interested in my creativity website–also I used to teach it. Yes, there are many ways to note vote for the Republican. I consider that tantamount to voting Dem, but what do I know..

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I honestly don’t know what I would do if a Bush, Rubio or Christie were the republican candidate.

Julie Brueckheimer June 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

I know what I would do: simply not vote for him. And no, Star, that doesn’t mean I would vote for Hillary Clinton.

Star June 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

Just my opinion, of course, but I don’t think she will run. I could never vote for her, either.

daisy June 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Rick Perry baby! Cruz is awesome, but I’m done with Senators.

daisy June 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm

And Keith’s site doesn’t “remember” who has voted before. No tracking. Bless you, Keith.

Langley Spook June 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

…that’s the Chicago (democrat) way

MarjoJimbo June 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I heard Governor Perry speak in a very small venue just days before he dropped out. I was very impressed and therefore disappointed when he left the race.

Bill589 June 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Sarah Palin – Restore the party. Restore our constitutional republic.

Injun June 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm


Susan June 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

What happened to the view results on the 2016 poll? Since I’m not a liberal, I only vote once rather than multiple times…

Karen June 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm

So where did Sarah Palin’s name go. I came here earlier and voted, told a friend about it, so she came to vote and Sarah’s name not here. She wrote it in. So I come back and it is also not on the list anymore. Is it because she was moving up? I’d like to think the WH Dossier is legit, I read it frequently. What’s up with this Keith Koffler?

Susan June 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

You are right, Karen. I didn’t even notice her name has been removed. Last I checked Sarah was in the top spot, slightly ahead of Ted Cruz.

Karen June 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Yes, that is what I noticed as well Susan, she was ahead and suddenly her name is gone….something fishy here. Glad others are noticing it as well, hopefully the author will look into it. I see TeaPartyAmerican also noticed it.

srdem65 June 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I’m filing a protest with GoDaddy, or whatever, over this blatant sexist refusal to allow MrsPalin be on the ballot, and the refusal of the poll to allow multiple voting.

Chicago Rules plainly and explicitly allow for multiple votes by any individual who is voting on behalf of another and must be counted. Refusal to allow mulitple voting is a clear example of voter suppression deemed a criminal activity by the NAACP, the DOJ, the Washington Post, and anyone who’s favorite candidate is losing.

Removing MrsPalin, a U.S.person, from the ballot is proof that GoDaddy, or whatever, is on the front lines of the war on women. Scrubbing her name from the ballot is also a Civil Rights violation and the GLBT people, the ACLU, and the AFL-CIO have all filed Friend of the Court briefs with Chicago Mayor Emanuel who will decide on the merits of our case.

Power to the U.S. persons!

Injun June 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I agree with you, srdm65, Sarah Palin should not have been removed!

Keith Koffler June 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Everyone, see my comment below. Dozens of people from a pro-Palin website were voting.

Srdem, you’re making me hungry for a BLT.

Injun June 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I came to vote for her too and she was not on the list. Not fair to exclude her.

TeaPartyAmerican June 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

This poll is a load of BS.

Earlier today, Sarah Palin’s name was on it and she was a close second to Ted Cruz (who was in first place)….now you’ve completely taken her name off.

Why did you take Sarah Palin’s name off?

Keith Koffler June 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I’m sorry everyone, but Palin’s name was removed because a pro-Palin website was directing people here to vote for her. This was skewing the result unfairly in a dramatic way, since she hardly had any votes before this occurred. So I had to remove her. I think she’s unlikely to run in any case. I apologize if some of you voted for her and now have “wasted” your vote. I promise I’ll run more polls in the future.

Sally Chuck June 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Keith, I don’t think it is up to you, or anybody else but Palin, to decide or say whether she’s likely or unlikely to run. All the other people in the list (Cruz, Ryan, Rubio, etc) have their own supporters and can easily direct them (supporters) to vote in this poll, the way you said that pro-Palin sites are flocking to cast their votes here. If anything, the way people vote in this poll is an indication of the level/intensity of support these politicians have among voters.

Susan June 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Disappointing, but it’s your site. Your results will be skewed, but at least they won’t be favoring of any of the Bushies in the running. Why did you take the view results off of all the polls?

Keith Koffler June 22, 2013 at 12:54 am

Will announce when its finished.

Susan June 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

No big deal. Presidential polls this far away from 2016 don’t mean much. A lot can happen in 4 years. I’m more concentrated on the 2014 mid-term elections right now anyway.

AFVet June 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I’m with you Susan,…one step ay a time.

Injun June 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

You don’t know if she will run or not. Lousy excuse for removing her. Don’t you think pro-”other” groups publish polls to vote for their fav? Besides if your only allowed 1 vote how in the world would that skew the results??? Makes no sense to me.

DeniseVB June 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

Keith, Sarah has a HUGE presence on the social media sites, and if FB and Twitter were helping her numbers, then that’s a good intro to your blog :)

Even Gallup has to run Dem polls with and without Hillary’s name on it because those are usually skewered with uber-fans. The sad news is, when Hillary’s left off the polls, Joe Biden wins. The Dems have nothing else!

I hope you do this again! Just run two polls, one for first choice and one for second choice “should your favorite not run”.

Sally Chuck June 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Say it ain’t so, Keith. I was 100% sure that Sarah Palin’s name was listed among the choices. When her numbers started going up, her name disappeared. What gives?

robert June 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Sarah is the best

Sodakhic June 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Geez what kind of a sham blog is this. Sarah Palin disappears.

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

But I see new names–so her fans found this site.

Injun June 21, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I would vote for Sarah Palin because she is a TRUE conservative. I don’t know why she wasn’t on your list.

Terry Spears June 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I did not care much for any of those candidates that were running. I wanted Sarah Palin. I knew that none of the candidates had a chance. Romney was the next to last of my choices for the nomination. But I voted for him in the election.
In 2016 I would be happy to support Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin for the nomination.

Bonnie June 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Without Sarah Palin’s name on the poll, the results will be skewed. Removing her name is Chicago politics. Really disappointed on this one.

Mandy Manners June 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I’ll never forget when Giuliani bowed out. I posted an epic rant at LGF.

Tabby June 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Palin / Cruz 2016!! ;-)

Jeff1000 June 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Just flip that around: Cruz/ Palin 2016 ;-).

Gerd Scheller June 22, 2013 at 12:05 am

Where the heck is Sarah Palins name??? That’s the only one I’d vote for!!!

john norton June 22, 2013 at 12:06 am

Gov.Palin will be our next Commander in Chief,and how do i know this,She’s the only one tht can fix the mess they have made of it all thats how i know she will… ~ !

Gerd Scheller June 22, 2013 at 12:17 am

Dude, get Sarah Palin back up there. I sure as heck didn’t get the memo from YOU that you had a poll going ’til I someone mentioned it. How else are we supposed to find it??? or is this supposed to be a secret (non-Sarah supporter) Bushies only poll?? So much for real feedback.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

Dude! It’s.not.a.real.poll.

Rod June 22, 2013 at 12:24 am

I’ve stopped looking to the political system for anything but pathetic entertainment – certainly nothing resembling “solutions” is found from anything emanating from the sewerhole that is Washington, D.C. Steyn was right – both sides are now simply arguing that they are the better manager of the welfare state.

gainny June 22, 2013 at 12:25 am

Cruz would be acceptable (though I want to end legal immigration for a while, not increase it) except that he, like Rubio, is not a natural born citizen and won’t come out and say it, thus legitimizing the incumbent and the whole corrupted/blackmailed/extorted establishment.

Philip James June 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

Where the F is Sarah Palin? all these other pretenders are useless pieces of crap. where were these aholes when the Tea Party started and Sarah Palin was defending them back then? hiding in the closet in their panties…. that’s where.

Just another piece of crap web site with their head up their butts…. talking about a bunch of panty wearing, bend over and goose me again Republicans.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

Rabid Palin supporters…there’s little difference in their tactics and the ones on the left as is obvious by your post. Screaming and insulting those who disagree with you and trying to shut them up is about as unAmerican as you can get. If this is what Sarah Palin espouses – good luck!

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:09 am


Sandra Bailey June 22, 2013 at 4:30 am

My first experience with this site. My last too. Your logic for removing Sarah Palin is a very lame excuse. Palin has a very large, strong base of supporters. Since you can only vote once, and this poll was supposedly for fun, what difference does it make if a lot of her supporters show up to vote? Would you have done the same for any of the other potentials?

I would not rule her out for 2016. And you can be certain if she does run, all the Palin supporters will be energized and vote for her just as we attempted to here. I would not underestimate her or her base. Sarah Palin 2016!

Mihaly June 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

Well I’m a moderate conservative, but at this point I will vote for whoever is the nominee is.

M June 22, 2013 at 9:06 am

I just looked for someone who could go all the way. Not sure the candidate is on the list but the who would that be?

Strnj1 June 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

…or Sarah Palin

James Crawford June 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

I have been posting on this site with a depressing regularity that makes it obvious that I am not voting in this poll because I was directed her by a pro Palin website. I am not voting for Palin because even though she is nearly 50 and has five babies under her belt she is still hotter than the T-shirt model to the left. As the Obama administration continues to implode, it is becoming increasingly obvious that not only has Palin been right on every issue, she was also more often than not the first and only potential candidate to be right. Who else besides neo-isolationists such as Ron Paul had the wisdom to question the insanity of supporting the Arab Spring?

cincycinco June 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

NO JEB BUSH! The Bush response is so Pavloved into the electorate by now that they’d vote against the second coming of Obama if his last name was Bush, even were he no relation; even if he promised them a open grab day at the Treasury and free Iphone upgrades for life!

His policies would not be debated. His stance would not be considered. His presence on the ballot would cause a reflexive check for the OTHER candidate even if he said he ate dog once and wanted to take over the economy, abrogate the Constitution, and use the power of the State to punish his enemies while letting foreign actors who attack our country and kill its Ambassadors go free. Jeb couldn’t even beat a guy like THAT!


Susan June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

I’m with you, cincycinco. The Bush family are good people, but they have about run the Republican party into the ground. Time for some new blood and some new leadership in the party. Out with the Roves and in with Cruz missile!

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

I think we need some manufactured candidate to pop out of nowhere a la you know who–manufactured, that is, by people we agree with. I don’t ask for much.

Susan June 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

I’m not into “manufactured” candidates. I’ve had enough of them with the current criminal enterprises running this country.

Star June 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Well, then it will be someone we know now and I will be holding my nose… I don’t know how to put this without getting creamed–but Sarah Palin can never be elected president! Never.

Susan June 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

You do whatever you like – hold your nose, stand on one foot, dance a jig – no difference to me. As far as Sarah Palin goes – that is your opinion. Opinions are like another piece of human anatomy, everybody has one.

Star June 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Gosh–classy. Sure, I could be wrong. But everyone will remember I said it, I hope, because I don’t think I would be.

Susan June 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

First of all, it’s not about you or me. It’s about the future of America. If you don’t like what I say, don’t goad me on.

Star June 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

So now I don’t want America to have a future? Our kids will be living here! Let’s just agree to disagree on Sarah…OK?

Susan June 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I didn’t say anything about you not wanting America to have a future. Sheesh, give it a rest.

timW June 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

Jindal/Cruz 2016!

In reality it is all irrelevant as the media and elite set has crowned St. Hillary as the next president.

The idea of Palin winning in 2016 is a joke. It is also very doubtful that she will run in 2016. If she is nominated, the only question is will she lose in a blowout of historic proportions or just lose.

srdem65 June 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

OT: the ads you see on this site

Remember how we were told that all our info is datamined to determine what we like, what we do, and where we live?
I don’t see the “t-shirt ad” that most of you have, I see ads for auto dealers in Phoenix Arizona.
On other sites, I see ads for and against certain Arizona politicians or issues that are in play here.
Those sneaky nerds that rule the internet have followed me all the way from Phoenix to Washington DC to the WHD.
Spooky, huh?

Star June 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

Uh–sneaky nerds would be Google Adsense. Everyone sees diff ads. It is kinda spooky. They keep most of the money, duh–I have them on my sites–but I can say a certain therapy is horrible and they will put an ad for it. They are not infallible.

Keith Koffler June 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Big Google knows all.

Langley Spook June 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

(then could you ask our friend Big Google who that “Bad Idea” model is ;-)

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I don’t see any ads. I have adblock.

Mary Ann June 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

A paused a little before I wrote in Sarah Palin on the 2016 question – hovered over Rand Paul a little longer before I decided. Didn’t see Scott Walker, just a thought. We’ll see how things progress – it makes a difference who’s running on the other ticket.

Misscheryl June 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Gee Keith – I bet you won’t do this again….lol

Keith Koffler June 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

It’s okay, I’m used to it. I like an unruly crowd.

Maria June 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm


CAROL GORRELL June 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

even with all his baggage I still think that Newt Gingrich would have been a good choice—his personna would have allowed him to behave in a much different way than obama has done over the past 4 1/2 yrs and I doubt if our country would be in the mess it is now if Newt had been at the helm–WAS A SAD DAY WHEN OBAMA WAS REELECTED PRESIDENT

Lana Christen June 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz ticket or vice versa.

Carol Townsend June 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

John Thune…..perfect candidate: right on all the issues, never a misstep with the press, squeaky clean, nice “Eagle Scout” persona. Smart and handsome and articulate !!

Star June 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thune always sounds smart…I agree.

Leslie Gilliam June 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Really wish J.C. Watts would come back to politics and run!!!

Bob June 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Rather than voting I am fully behind a military coup and we do not need to wait till 2016 as by then bho will have the country destroyed

randy June 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm


Bob June 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I am not working for bho. lets just get rid of em all and lets try states rights as the states cant f it up any more that bho has.

Ron Homan June 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Politicians of all stripes have disappointed me in the past 5 years. Senator Cruz is the only male that seems to hold true to his principles. I prefer a lady in the vein of Sarah Palin, Christi O’ Donnell, Rebecca Kleefisch, Nikki Haley, or Kristi Noem.

Barbara Ransehousen June 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Republicans: Stand for what is RIGHT. Forget what the Dems tell us that WE need to do. We should not be doing what THEY are doing. We need to do what is right. Use Conservative principles.

Julie Brueckheimer June 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

That is an excellent point. On the subject of the immigration bill I am reading many comments from Democrats and liberals, particularly in the Washington Post, predicting the doom of the Republican Party if it does not support the “legislation”. Why on earth would conservatives think liberals have their best interests at heart? All the Democrats want is a few Republican votes so that, unlike in the case of Obamacare, they can make a spurious claim that they have bipartisan support for this bill.

Jeff Cunningham, Atherton, CA June 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Republicans will lose unless they stop acting so immature and unite. They have forgotten Ronald Reagan’s “11th Commandment”, I.e., thou shall not speak ill of another Repiblican.

Julie Brueckheimer June 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

You can’t deny that there are two completely different concepts of what the Republican Party is today. There are the RINOs and there are what most people call the conservatives. I, as a conservative independent voter, will no longer vote for RINOs, but I have a feeling that the 2014 elections will shake out which Republican Party is the one voters actually want. If 2014 is a repeat of 2010 (hopefully on steroids), I will support the conservative candidate for the presidency, and at that point, I would agree with you that we must coalesce as quickly and in as civil a manner as possible.

Eugene Rossel June 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I just want Obama and his ilk out of the WH. We don’t want socialist or Muslims running our country. I want to return to a belief in God, the rights of the Christian-Judeo heritage of our country and I want a Presdent who feels the pain of the average American and doesn’t take off and hides when we have problems and not take his ugly wife and spend a fortune of our money to carry around his kids and mother in law as well as his groupies. I want an honest Presidfent not a con man running our great country. Send him back to Kenya/Indoneasia where he came from.

boxers2 June 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You might add to your polls “none of the above” as there are often slots open for which I would have no preference nor suggestion for the slot.
Thank you.

Keith Koffler June 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Thanks, good idea.