Who should be the Republican nominee for the 2016 Presidential election?Posted by: DavidMGold
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Would any of you Trump supporters or Kasich supporters be interested in debating or defending your choice?
I don't like Trump. I also don't like Hillary. I don't like their policies or who they are as people. But let's set aside the differences between the Republican candidates for a second. Bernie Sanders will, unfortunately, not win the Democratic primary. It won't happen. Sorry, I want him to be nominated too, but it's extremely unlikely. That means that Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee, barring she publicly supports I.S.I.S. Or something crazy like that. And as I said, I don't like Trump. You might. But rather than argue with you about what he stands for, I ask you to consider this fact: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. I'm going to say that again, in the hope that it sinks in. If Donald Trump is nominated to run for the Republican party in the general election, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States. There is absolutely, positively, no way that Donald Trump could ever, ever even come CLOSE to beating Hillary in a general election. No way. So, whether or not you like Trump, don't vote for him unless you want Hillary as President, because a vote in the primaries for Trump is as good as a thousand votes in the general election for Hillary. As an independent, I can say that I would rather have an upturned mop with a bucket for a head as President than Hillary, and there are only two Republican candidates who have a realistic shot at beating her in a general election: Rubio and Kasich. That's it. Kasich has very little chance of winning the primary at this point, and I'd say that Rubio is a bit better prepared for the job anyway. I mean, that's not to say that I like ANY candidate, but my suggestion for Trump supporters? Vote for Rubio, unless you want Clinton to be in the White House again.
I am not so sure @Pericles, I think Bernie is a great chance of getting it http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/2016_democratic_presidential_nomination-3824.html http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/bernie-sanderss-path-to-the-nomination/
Why is John Kasich even on here? He's probably going to drop out before the next debate. Same with Carson, although he's not on here.
@benschroeder43 Nah, Bernie won't be nominated, unfortunately. I mean, don't get me wrong, I hope he does, but the Democratic primaries are going to go through a lot of the Southern states soon, which all have high populations of African-American voters. African-American voters are a monolith, and they've chosen Hillary this time around, which will cause Bernie to go through a long string of losses that will make him seem less electable in the general election, causing people to switch over to Hillary and costing Bernie the nomination.
John Kasich represents the interests of the establishment, and says, albeit less dramatically, basically the same thing Trump and Cruz are saying. I am a a liberal-leaning voter, but if Kasich wins, I could see myself voting for him or Hillary.