Tag: GOP primaries

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I’m interested in how some of our friends here at Ricochet feel about this recent story (published 1/18/2020) in Politico: Never Trumpers flame out. The subhead gets to the point: Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. Preview Open

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The latest mass murderer, targeting high school students, deviated from the streak of successful attacks over the past year in a way that fully exposes the Democrats’ true agenda: negating the right of self-defense against crime and tyranny. Leftist Democrats leveraged the last year, of killers using modern weapons, attacking the Constitution in the name […]

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The Texas tale for 2018? Republicans are still in the race. In fact, Ned Ryun of American Majority says the GOP is going to keep control of Congress. Is he right?

Texas GOP consultant Derek Ryan tells us how things look on the ground in the Lone Star state.

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How would you have voted in your state’s primary election if you knew the final choice would be between Cruz and Trump?  The GOP shot itself in the foot yet again. Through its foolish and unjust system of staggered primaries, it not only refuses voters in later states the opportunity to vote for a full […]

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So I’m driving home tonight, and I tune in to Glenn Beck’s radio program.  I know that Beck is a big supporter of Ted Cruz, and I like Cruz too.  He’s a very close second choice for me. But Beck starts talking about how great Super Tuesday was for Cruz.  I’ll agree that Cruz did […]

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[gravityform id=”58″ title=”false” description=”true”] We were running the poll at the end of every month, but I delayed the November poll to the first week of December because of Thanksgiving, and then delayed the December poll to the first week of January because of Christmas. So instead of calling this the December poll, I’m just […]

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Ricochet GOP Poll Results

 

September has been quite an interesting month for the GOP nomination race — and for the Ricochet primary. I think the changes have been unsurprising, since we’re seeing previous second- and third-tier candidates moving up. It seems Ricochet members are pretty set about their preferences and honest about it.

Here’s how the top choice breaks down:

The Debate We Were Supposed to Have

 

150915104617-reagan-library-2015-debate-stage-exlarge-169The 2016 election was the grand battle conservatives had been hoping for since Ronald Reagan left the Oval Office. The roster of candidates was to be a who’s-who of smart, proven, center-right leadership.

Scott Walker would show how his gutsy union changes transformed a blue state, while Bobby Jindal shared how his school choice revolution changed Louisiana. Rick Perry could press his breathtaking jobs record and tell us how to “make Washington inconsequential in our lives.”

From the Senate, Tea Party constitutionalist Ted Cruz would bring the intellect, while Florida’s Marco Rubio brought the heart. Add Rand Paul to energize the growing conservatarian wing, and the trio would appeal to the young, minorities, and independents.

Update On The Ricochet GOP Primary — June Results

 

Fresh out of the printer are the latest polling numbers from the Data Division at Ricochet (I just made that up. There’s no office. It’s just a couple of guys.) While new candidates continue to enter the race, Ricochet members are largely adhering to their initial preferences among the candidates.

Scott Walker remains the clear favorite for Ricochet members, with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz holding on just behind. I have also included Rick Perry below, as he has emerged with enough support to warrant a highlight. In past months, we’ve also seen other candidates — such as Carly Fiorina and Bobby Jindal — enjoy a bump.

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I’ve changed my mind. I think Jeb should run for president in 2016. And Romney, too. That way, they will split the moderate GOP primary vote with Christie, allowing conservatives to unite behind a conservative candidate and push him (or her) over the top. Preview Open

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A Tale of Two Texans

 

An operative slogan in the Reagan White House was “personnel is policy.” Thus it’s worthwhile to note two very different sets of personnel decisions last week by two very similar Republican 2016 presidential candidates.

First, Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry has been burnishing his image since his disastrous 2012 run, developing some foreign policy chops, wooing the conservative grassroots, and spending time with some domestic policy wonks too. He’s been building a reputation as an effective executive and touting his role in Texas’s economic outperformance. Breitbart collects reports that Governor Perry has made some new hires (emphasis added):