Talk:2016 Republican Party presidential nomination

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Ted Cruz[edit]

I still think Ted Cruz is relevant because he could split the GOP vote preventing anyone from winning and causing a convention. Even at the convention he would cause a lot of damage to Trump's support.--Owlman (talk) 03:14, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

After Tuesday its likely to become a two-man race, with Cruz garnering 57% in national polls of likely Republican primary voters to Trump's 41%. Trump however leads in the delegate count after winning 3 big ones, Michigan, Ohio and Florida (remember, it takes only 7 states to win an electoral majority, CA, TX, NY, FL, NJ, OH, IL, & MI). Cruz has TX, but pretty well has to run the table on the rest of em. California, the big prizewith 172 delegates, is on June9, the last day of voting. Cruz then becomes the "establishment candidate" with (ehhem) Mitch McConnell, etal blessing.nobsLewinsky 2020 18:48, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Ranking Cruz and Rubio with Kasich and Carson[edit]

It's, on paper at least, a three-way race, and Trump, while he is kicking ass right now, has a "high-floor/low-ceiling" level of support. One of these guys may pick up a lot of votes in the near-ish future. Let's wait a bit before condemning them to the ashbin of history. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 18:23, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Kasich maybe, but Carson? No way. Vulpius (talk) 20:22, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Carson may just keep running because no one cares if he drops out. Kasich, on the otherhand, may be forced out by the party and it's donors in order give Rubio whar little support he has in New England. Like I said above, a three man race may force a convention where Cruz comes out on top, but that is unlikely.--Owlman (talk) 20:27, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Clarify: what I meant was that we should NOT rank Rubio and Cruz with those other guys. Someone had moved them down a notch in the list, I moved them back up to the same group as Trump, and made this thread after to defend that move. Peace. AgingHippie (talk) 20:45, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

So if Rubio is toast, who is left?[edit]

I have heard arguments that Cruz is basically done for after coming third in South Carolina.... And nobody seriously considers Kasich or Carson to be contenders.... Which leaves you with...? (talk) 22:20, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Rubio's not ready for prime time. He keeps fumbling the nomination, and I have to ask myself at some point whether he wants it. He doesn't show up to work (you know, the one Floridians elected him to do), he's got the worst case of cottonmouth I've ever seen from an elected official (supposedly he's much better in town hall meetings) and just gives you these canned answers. I don't know how you would go about proving it, but my suspicion is that the GOP has grown too lazy and insolent to really campaign, which is why Trump is viewed as this "underdog" figure. Plutoniumboss (talk) 01:06, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Rubio is the Republican John Edwards: a guy with a nice smile and pretty family but not much else.nobsLewinsky 2020 18:59, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Does that mean there is a sex scandal we don't know of yet? Pizzameister (talk) 05:23, 19 March 2016 (UTC)


Boehner did a thing. Typhoon (talk) 15:34, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

And to think that just four years ago Ryan was considered the Conservative to balance the ticket.... Pizzameister (talk) 18:36, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
Interesting, you can see why he's pissed at Cruz for encouraging Tea Parties to shut down the gubmint which cost him his job, but why isn't he backing his fellow Ohioan Kasich whom he served with for so long in the House? nobsLewinsky 2020 04:27, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Heard a good one...[edit]

the other day that describes Trump backers that has to fit in on some page somewhere. "Trump is gonna send all the blacks on welfare back to Mexico." nobsDump Trump 02:40, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Wonder what percent of Trumpers would agree. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 13:54, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Trust me on this one: the 30-odd % of Trumpers consists of about 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 non-alligned independents, 1/3 crossover Democrats who truelly believe in him. What percent of this oddball cross-coalition will sit out the General Election after he fails at the convention is a matter of speculation; my guess is approx 1/3, with perhaps larger % in the Independent-moderate group. nobsDump Trump 16:40, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
There are Sanders supporters willing to switch to Trump in Clinton gets the nomination too.[1] Flannan Isle (talk) 16:46, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, send all them Mexicans back by making America so shitty that the Mexicans will build that wall for free! Seriously, how can you hate Mexicans? They work their asses off, the food is tasty, the music is good, they commit less crime than the average, etc. Also their women are hawt. StickySock (talk) 20:29, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

What happened to the water?[edit]

So we went with elephants instead? Does that make Trump a Raging Pachyderm? StickySock (talk) 20:24, 9 June 2016 (UTC)