Who will do the best on the Fox News/Facebook debate on Thursday?

Posted by: Texas14

Not who do you want, who do you think will perform the best?

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Donald Trump

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Rand Paul

Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American politician and a former ophthalmologist who serves as the junior United States Senator for Kentucky, in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the son of former U.S. Representative and ... presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas.A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Paul began practicing ophthalmology in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1993 and established his own clinic in December 2007. He became active in politics and founded Kentucky Taxpayers United in 1994, of which he is still chairman. He first received national attention in 2008 when making political speeches on behalf of his father, who was campaigning for the Republican Party's nomination for president. In 2010, Paul ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, defeating Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary. He subsequently defeated the Democratic nominee, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, in the general election   more
8 votes
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Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012, he is the first Cuban American or Latino to hold the office of US Senator from Texas. Cruz is a member of the Republican Party. He served as Solicitor General ... of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. Cruz was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation, from 2004 to 2009.Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. On July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff, 57–43. Cruz defeated the Democrat, former state Representative Paul Sadler, in the general election held on November 6, 2012; he prevailed with 56–41 over Sadler   more
2 votes
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Marco Rubio

Marco Antonio Rubio is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.A Cuban American native of Miami, Florida, Ru... bio is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in November 2006.Rubio announced a run for U.S. Senate in May 2009 after incumbent Republican Mel Martinez resigned. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed him in polling for the Republican nomination. Rubio won the Republican nomination after Crist opted instead to run with no party affiliation. In a three-way split against Crist and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek, Rubio won the general election in November 2010 with 48.9 percent of the vote. He is one of three Latinos in the Senate   more
1 vote
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Ben Carson

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Has been a director of the Company since May 1999. He is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Carson is also a director of Kellogg Company.
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Chris Christie

Christopher James "Chris" Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey and a leading member of the Republican Party.Born in Newark, Christie became interested in politics at an early age, and volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican T... om Kean in 1977. A 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware, he earned a J.D. At Seton Hall University School of Law. Christie joined a Cranford law firm in 1987, where he became a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002. He was elected as a county legislator in Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998, during which time he generally pushed for lower taxes and lower spending. By 2002, Christie had campaigned for Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him as United States Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008. In that position, he emphasized prosecutions of political corruption, and also obtained convictions for sexual slavery, arms trafficking, racketeering by gangs, as well as other federal crimes.In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey   more
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John Kasich

John Richard Kasich is the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 20... 01. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich; he also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers's Columbus, Ohio office until the firm collapsed in 2008.In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland, 49% to 47%. He won re-election in 2014, defeating Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the County Executive of Cuyahoga County, 64% to 33%   more
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Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Jeb Bush is...  the only Republican to serve two full four-year terms as Governor of Florida.Bush grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs. Following his father's successful run for Vice President in 1980, he moved to Florida. In 1986, Bush was named Florida's Secretary of Commerce, a position he held until resigning in 1988 to help his father's successful campaign for the Presidency.In 1994, Bush made his first run for office, narrowly losing the election for governor by less than two percentage points to the incumbent Lawton Chiles. Bush ran again in 1998 and beat Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay with 55 percent of the vote. He ran for reelection in 2002, and won with 56 percent, to become Florida's first two-term Republican Governor   more
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Scott Walker

Scott Kevin Walker is an American Republican legislator and politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. Walker was re-elected to a second term on November 4, 2014.Born ... in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Walker attended Marquette University in Milwaukee but did not graduate. He started his career working for IBM before gaining a marketing job with the American Red Cross. At age 22, Walker lost a run for the Wisconsin State Assembly in a Milwaukee district in 1990, which is the only competitive election, which Walker has lost in his career to date. He won his next bid for the Assembly after moving to a more conservative district in Wauwatosa, and served four more terms in the Assembly. In 2002, after the resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won in a special election to fill the seat, winning the first of three terms serving as County Executive in Milwaukee County from 2002 to 2010.In his first run for Governor in 2006 he dropped out before the Republican primaries. Walker again ran for the governorship in 2010, winning in a three-person race in the Republican primary   more
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Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in del... egate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won.Huckabee currently hosts the eponymous Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee. From April 2012 through December 2013, he hosted a daily radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, on weekday afternoons for Cumulus Media Networks.Huckabee is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, musician and a public speaker. He is also an ABC Radio political commentator   more
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Texas14 says2015-08-06T00:03:46.0444833Z
@Imabench, interesting answer. Why Rubio?
TBR says2015-08-06T00:17:42.0382422Z
I want some clarification on "best"
TBR says2015-08-06T00:26:51.8530726Z
Ten candidates preening is not a debate. Who will "win"? Well, whoever doesn't make a complete ass of himself. That rules out Donald Trump™
imabench says2015-08-06T01:07:35.5726314Z
@Tex, I think Bush and Walker will likely play it safe and not do anything insane, but if they try otherwise then props to them. Cruz and Rand will probably get in just one good line which will be enough to appease their own fanbases, but I think Rubio simply has the best chances of being outspoken about something in a way that DOESNT make him look insane which is why im betting on him.
tajshar2k says2015-08-06T01:46:47.9946169Z
Donald Trump will just run his mouth, and the GOP crowd will be amazed.
Texas14 says2015-08-06T02:26:18.9553093Z
@Imabench, that actually makes a lot of sense and you may very well be right. It all depends on who is most scared by Donald Trump stealing their supporters. And I totally agree with you on Bush and Walker.
Texas14 says2015-08-06T02:29:05.8607792Z
@gabep, that's not necessarily true. In 2008 and 2012 , the Republicans picked McCain over Huckabee and Romney over Santorum.
imabench says2015-08-06T02:31:28.4661993Z
Paul is a close second I'll give him that, but I am also keeping an eye on Chris Christie. He has a lot in common with Trump in terms of being brash, he could very well do or say something that brings the focus on himself
Texas14 says2015-08-06T02:34:12.7508524Z
Yeah he has a bully mindset, and he's supposed to be a fierce debater. He'll go after Paul and Cruz on the NSA.

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