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NACBA
11-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Republican Rand Paul is showing early strength for a possible 2016 presidential bid in the first primary state, where a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll shows him running slightly ahead of more established names.

When 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is removed from the mix, the Kentucky senator and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie share the top spot, with each drawing 16 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. Romney, who has repeatedly said he has no plans to run for president a third time, leads the potential pack with 30 percent when included.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-24/rand-paul-shows-early-strength-in-bloomberg-politicssaint-anselm-new-hampshire-poll

phill4paul
11-24-2014, 07:13 AM
Chris Christie? WTF has he ever done that would merit such a response? I just don't get it.

NACBA
11-24-2014, 07:32 AM
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/24/mitt-romney-takes-lead-in-2016-new-hampshire-gop-p/

presence
11-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Chris Christie? WTF has he ever done that would merit such a response? I just don't get it.

http://etruesports.com/files/Image/Chris-Christie-works-the-cones.jpg

Mr.NoSmile
11-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Right, how many times have people here distrusted the polls? It's only 2014 anyway.

mosquitobite
11-24-2014, 09:46 AM
Was Romney way out in the lead in 2010? Honestly curious who the polls told us was going to win and how well it matched the primary?

I know in the '08 cycle most people assumed it would be Guiliani.

Scrooge McDuck
11-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Romney was definitely the presumed frontrunner going into 2011

brushfire
11-24-2014, 10:19 AM
I heard Christie is really big over there. He's just as huge when he's in other states too.

mwkaufman
11-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Was Romney way out in the lead in 2010? Honestly curious who the polls told us was going to win and how well it matched the primary?

I know in the '08 cycle most people assumed it would be Guiliani.

PPP poll from September 2010 had Romney at 41%, with Gingrich and Palin tied for 2nd at 12%.

http://i.snag.gy/NslVc.jpg

specsaregood
11-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Chris Christie? WTF has he ever done that would merit such a response? I just don't get it.

The thing about Christie is; if he should choose to run "our" folk are just the types of trolls that could get him to completely loose his marbles in a public setting. Could be entertaining...

philipped
11-24-2014, 01:13 PM
Romney is not foolish enough to attempt to run again. He'd lose in the general again, I know I wouldn't vote for him, I feel like they only add him in polls at this point to make it seem like Rand isn't gaining traction. Take Romney out, take Rick Perry, and Carson out and I'm feeling like it's a different make up of the polls.

Scrooge McDuck
11-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Prepare for the Randslide. I think we will see Rand leading everyone by at least 5 points in the RCP average one year from now.

mosquitobite
11-24-2014, 01:20 PM
The thing about Christie is; if he should choose to run "our" folk are just the types of trolls that could get him to completely loose his marbles in a public setting. Could be entertaining...

LOL! I hadn't thought of that!

He'd crash and burn quickly, I think.

Virgil
11-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Romney is not foolish enough to attempt to run again. He'd lose in the general again, I know I wouldn't vote for him, I feel like they only add him in polls at this point to make it seem like Rand isn't gaining traction. Take Romney out, take Rick Perry, and Carson out and I'm feeling like it's a different make up of the polls.

It's one thing to keep running if you lose the primary again and again but's it's something else losing the general.

-virgil

mosquitobite
11-24-2014, 02:15 PM
It's one thing to keep running if you lose the primary again and again but's it's something else losing the general.

-virgil

Yet there are idiot Republicans who believe he SHOULD run again! He couldn't beat second term disappointment Obama who was down 8M votes from his first run. (Actually I believe Romney had slightly less votes than McCain IIRC).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2956841/posts

JJ2
11-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Chris Christie? WTF has he ever done that would merit such a response? I just don't get it.

He's from the NE, which automatically puts him in contention there.

francisco
11-24-2014, 05:09 PM
The thing about Christie is; if he should choose to run "our" folk are just the types of trolls that could get him to completely loose his marbles in a public setting. Could be entertaining...

LOL. We should encourage Christie to run just for the entertainment value alone!

Jeremy
11-24-2014, 06:41 PM
PPP poll from September 2010 had Romney at 41%, with Gingrich and Palin tied for 2nd at 12%.

http://i.snag.gy/NslVc.jpg

And Ron Paul, what? Tripled his poll from back then?

mwkaufman
11-24-2014, 06:48 PM
And Ron Paul, what? Tripled his poll from back then?

http://i.snag.gy/YpKIG.jpg

twomp
11-24-2014, 06:52 PM
The thing about Christie is; if he should choose to run "our" folk are just the types of trolls that could get him to completely loose his marbles in a public setting. Could be entertaining...

I completely agree but let's be smart about it this time. IF YOU WANNA TROLL CHRISTIE, put on a Mike Huckabee or Rubio shirt when you do it.

Jeremy
11-24-2014, 06:54 PM
I don't think Christie will have a chance in IA. Isn't he pro-choice? And if he bombs in IA, it will affect his performance in NH.

rich34
11-27-2014, 09:10 PM
I suppose the Carson guy will be used in place of Ted Cruz now to tey and split Rand's vote totals. He's free to do as he wishes but I seriously hope he reconsiders. Rand is truely the best shot at getting the most honest president this country has seen in more than 60-70 years or more. A person like him has to know this and him being involved only helps to ensure that does't happen so any time I see this kind of thing I always question their motive. The most logical guess would be he's on the payroll. Him trying to run as pure as Ron Paul in his own mind will not win him the nomination and this is not another educational election, Ron has done did all the educatinh now it's go time, so he's in there to serve one purpose not to get elected but to take away the support base of Ron Paul from his son and saddly I'm sure they'll be many, to many in fact that falls for the bs..

philipped
11-28-2014, 11:39 AM
It is still a little early, but that doesn't mean the grassroots shouldn't begin working on the campaign before Rand even officially announces, that's how I see it. Let's honestly work to give him a slight upper hand as the new year starts. We can do our thing completely independent of the official campaign and then work to mold what they're looking for after it becomes established. Is this not an incorrect assumption to make especially in IA, NH, and SC? Then in my state, like FL specifically the position grassroots can take is to not knock Bush for being a loyal Team Red and being from this state but man show what Paul does to the GOP by bringing in new people, and having Democratic base members reconsider WITHOUT diluting or shifting like Romney did in 12 from NOW to the end of next year and I really think we can have this in the bag.

RandallFan
11-29-2014, 04:31 PM
I don't think Christie will have a chance in IA. Isn't he pro-choice? And if he bombs in IA, it will affect his performance in NH.

The only thing he did wrong was give tuition rates to illegals. The Texas tuition system is even more liberal than what Christie signed. Steve King and Gov Branstad are ordering Christie to veto a pig pen bill.

Christie will try to say Rand is the RINO
Christie's first ad will be:


http://imgick.nj.com/home/njo-media/width620/img/politics_impact/photo/16175621-mmmain.jpg

VS

http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/05/paul-immigrant-walk1.w529.h316.2x.gif