What Party Will Win the 2016 Presidential Election?

Posted by: Debatequeen1

  • Republican Party

  • Democratic Party

39% 14 votes
61% 22 votes
  • Just watch. Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio will all go to the R

  • Remember last general election? The media had a flavor of the week/month then the GOP candidate fell from favor and a new idol was selected. Trump will die out and not get many votes in the end. He is all talk. Rand Paul actually does work and bring attention to important issues with filibusters and such. Plus Paul is a guy that many Dems like due to his socially progressive side. Hillary is going to jail so she will not be a viable candidate soon.

    Posted by: tlockr
  • Theres not many well known democratic canidates running for the democrats becasue they don't want to waste their time knowing they'll loose. I feel it was the other way around in the last two elections.

  • between Hilary's server scandal and "Crash and Bern"anki's inability to keep from being shoved off of his own stage by liberals I think there should be little doubt any potential Republican nominee will win the general election

  • The only candidate on the Republican side who is even close to beating either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in the polls is Jeb Bush, who is looking less likely to be the Republican nominee. I don't see the Republicans taking the white house when their policies have royally fucked America and the middle class for the last 30 years.

  • GOP seems to be having an identity issue with the younger more moderate Reps who back candidates like Rand Paul, the old school hard conservative Reps who back candidates like Huckabee, Reps who are okay with the establishment and back Bush or Walker, and then the Reps who HATE the establishment and back people like Trump...

  • Scenario 1: Trump gets the nomination, NO centrist votes for him Dems win. Scenario 2: Trump loses the nom, runs an independent campaign, saps around 10% Rep. voters, Dems win. Scenario 3: Trump faces scandal too large to escape from, fades from spotlight, new liberal Millennial voters show up to polls anyways, Dems win.

  • I hope Bernie Sanders will beat out Hillary and that the joke of Donald Trump stops being funny and that he will get nowhere near the white hous.

  • Thanks to Trump.

  • Unfortunately because a woman is running for president, everyone will mindlessly vote her in in hopes of change because of her gender.

  • I am sure more and more people are becoming aware of the right wing extremist and their agenda.

  • When Obama was elected all I ever heard was, "Wouldn't it be cool if we just had a black president? That'd be fun." You know everyone is fascinated by a woman being president. People will mindlessly vote for Hillary just because shes a woman. After all I think there's a voice in the back of everyone's head that says "Hey, it doesn't really matter who is president, we're screwed anyway, so why not have fun with it!" Which is true in my opinion, it doesn't matter who is president, they're all liars. But I at least like to try.. in case that isn't true. I'm voting for Trump. Hillary will probably win though.

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Texas14 says2015-08-14T05:04:28.5227861Z
It depends on who is nominated. There are four Republicans that could potentially beat Hillary. They are Paul, Bush, Rubio, and Kasich. If Trump is the nominee, it doesn't matter who the Dems nominate: Trump will lose.
MariaSamson says2015-08-14T05:59:26.0135935Z
What makes you say that?
Texas14 says2015-08-14T07:01:01.6289600Z
Look at the polling data when all the Republicans are matched up against Hillary. Rand Paul does the best (he wins the election) while Donald Trump does the worst. He loses by a minimum of 16 points. It may be even worse since the debate. Look, I know people like a guy who looks honest because he says, "this guy sucks and this guy sucks" but Donald Trump has for years took advantage of everything that's wrong with Washington. He gives candidates (even the ones he probably disagrees with) huge amounts of money so they'll do what he wants. If that's not corruption and lying, I don't know what is. Trump would get KILLED in a general election campaign and it seems that none of his supporters care about that.
TBR says2015-08-14T14:59:03.4932862Z
@Texas14 - I asked a Trump™ supporter yesterday to give me the road-map. How does Trump™ win the general. Asked several times, no response. They aren't thinking about the general, they are just getting off on his bombastic campaign. He is a total looser in a general, and anyone who gives it more than a seconds though know it.
imabench says2015-08-14T15:45:52.7592942Z
Texas what tells you that Paul would beat Hillary in an election? Current data shows he would actually lose by 5 points: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html
Texas14 says2015-08-14T16:52:43.3851570Z
@imabench, I think we saw different polls. The ones I saw said that he wins Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T16:55:25.7665979Z
Too bad Rand Paul will unlikely win the Nomination. The GOP base is going to miss out on a great candidate, and go on to support Donald Trump. This is why the Republican Party is the stupid party.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T16:55:58.1056052Z
Rand Paul should just become Independent or choose Libertarian.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T16:57:20.2713319Z
Bobby Jindal said that, not me. Except a couple weeks later, he went on and blamed gays for the rise in tropical storms...
Texas14 says2015-08-14T16:58:23.5921378Z
I don't think Donald Trump will be the nominee, but sadly it doesn't like it will be Rand Paul either. I think it will be Jeb Bush and Hillary will win the election unless things turn around.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T17:00:52.4326919Z
Donald Trump is leading in Bush's home state of Florida. Plus, he still is leading all other candidates.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T17:01:21.4644780Z
Hey, do not count out Bernie Sanders. He currently is leading in New Hampshire, and there still is a couple months left.
Texas14 says2015-08-14T17:27:00.6703812Z
I wouldn't count out Sanders, and I definitely won't give the race to Donald Trump just because he's leading everywhere. In 2012, Bachmann and Perry led for a long time before Romney and Santorum started to win states. I think this will be similar.
tajshar2k says2015-08-14T17:28:20.0528535Z
Thats all true, we just have wait for the nominations. But honestly, I have lost a lot of hope in the GOP voter base.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-14T19:11:58.0095485Z
If the GOP would use their brains, they'd nominate a conservative. Forget about Jeb "convince them on amnesty" Bush, forget about "collect your data" Chris. They should pick someone like Mike Lee. Someone who is a strong and principled conservative and has a positive message. In 1976 Gerald Ford ran as a middle ground moderate republican, he lost In 1980 and 1984 Reagan ran as a strong CONSERVATIVE and won two consecutive major victories. Then in 1988 Reagan's VP George H. W. Bush, ran as a strong CONSERVATIVE and won. In 1992 H. W. Tried running again but he had broke his no new taxes pledge and had nominated a liberal judge to the Supreme Court. After his second run as a more moderate candidate, Bill Clinton beat him and won two terms. In 1996 Bob Dole ran as a moderate, and of course lost. In 2000 and 2004 George W. Bush ran as a "Reagan CONSERVATIVE" and won both elections. Of course we returned to more moderate leaning candidates in 2008 and 2012 and oh boy did we get screwed.
Texas14 says2015-08-14T20:26:08.8026947Z
@TeaParty, you've got some things mixed up. First off, Jeb Bush doesn't support amnesty, he supports earned legal status. (You're right about Christie though. He's a douchebag.) Gerald Ford didn't lose because he was a moderate. He lost because no one likes Gerald Ford and everyone was mad at Republicans and the Nixon administration. Reagan was great, but he was much more moderate than today's GOP. He granted amnesty in 1986, he expanded Medicaid three times, and he even came out for a gun control bill. George H.W. Bush was definitely moderate for today's GOP. He sacrificed a second term so he could raise taxes. George W. Bush ran in 2000 on a non interventionist foreign policy that rejects that we should police the world (of course everyone forgot about that after 9/11). All of those guys were moderates compared to almost everyone running for president to day in the GOP. If we want to win, we need to nominate a moderate like Rand Paul.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-14T21:21:02.4984367Z
LOL earned legal status! In other words pardon the folks that are here illegally and allow them to stay.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-14T21:23:10.5440575Z
I agree that Rand Paul is a good choice for the nomination. But not because hes a "moderate" If they nominate Jeb that will be a tremendous mistake. Rand Paul is more like a constitutionalist if there is such thing.
Texas14 says2015-08-14T22:24:51.7298976Z
Earned legal status means that they pay a fine, get a job, and do many things over an extended period of time before they could become a citizen. That's not amnesty. Amnesty is what Reagan did in 1986. And Rand Paul is a Constitutionalist, but a Constitutionalist is a moderate position.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-14T22:38:47.6006135Z
Bottom line is, he supports allowing people who broke the law to stay here
Texas14 says2015-08-14T23:10:10.2036089Z
And I don't necessarily agree with him, but all I'm saying is that he doesn't support amnesty.
IndependentTruth says2015-08-14T23:18:47.0349219Z
@Teaparty1 Do you honestly think it's feasable to deport 11 million people? You've gotta be out of your mind. The most reasonable solution to the illegal immigration problem I've seen is to give illegals who are already here a pathway to citizenship while at the same time securing the border.
dan40000000 says2015-08-14T23:23:24.2221343Z
I think Rubio and Paul could beat any democrat they came against assuming all stays constant from here on out. But I fail to see any other republican being successful.
dan40000000 says2015-08-14T23:28:10.9602869Z
Personally the comfort of Clinton is she is so corrupt she only cares about herself which means she will essentially be an empty suit in the white house don't get me wrong she will push for her woman's rights stuff and maybe 1 or 2 other things but she honestly doesn't care. So who ever runs congress will have the power when she is in office. I can't think of a more corrupt person in the last 20 years than Clinton I think the closest person to her has been Newt Gingrich he was pretty bad but still nothing on Hilary. Impressive that she will be president with her past. I mean if a white male had her past and was a candidate they would have zero chance so amazing that people are voting based on the sex of the person and not for who they are. Ironic
58539672 says2015-08-15T05:26:02.7450811Z
We're still over a year away from the election, so it is a bit too early to tell right now.
KingoSchenk says2015-08-15T21:36:30.8537034Z
Hillary will never go to jail and neither will her husband becasue there practicly imune to the law. It seems like yesterday Mr. Clinton blatently lied infront of a grand jury and they made it all go away. Besides that, you can see by how the media is acting, the amount of Democrat canidates, and the current situations that the Republicans are going to win.

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