59 Total Votes

Donald Trump

28 votes

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
10 votes
1 comment

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
6 votes

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
4 votes

Ben Carson

4 votes
1 comment

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
4 votes

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
2 votes

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
1 vote

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
0 votes

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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Texas14 says2015-08-07T03:27:21.6885372Z
Anyone that votes for Trump, this poll is about who won the debate, not who you like.
Bromide1937 says2015-08-07T03:28:07.7556325Z
Good debate ...Questions were tailored to ignore some and attack others
Texas14 says2015-08-07T03:43:18.1150681Z
Winners: Paul, Rubio, Bush, Kasich Losers: Trump, Cruz, Christie, Huckabee Neutral: Walker, Carson
Mister_Man says2015-08-07T03:43:50.4539790Z
"anyone who votes for the guy I don't like, I'm going to make myself believe you don't actually mean that" - Texas14
Texas14 says2015-08-07T03:48:36.7315105Z
No, I'm just saying Trump lost and it's obvious he lost. He defended his pro-choice, pro universal healthcare record and he said he wouldn't defend his own party in the general election. Trump also got his ass handed to him by Bush and Paul.
Mister_Man says2015-08-07T03:52:38.2365622Z
Yeah and? When members of his own party are saying shit about him making him look bad because they aren't "that republican," there's not a lot you can do. I haven't watched the full debate yet, just bits and pieces, but from what I saw of Trump, he didn't do a horrible job for himself. He solidified his points and said what he had to say. I unfortunately haven't seen Paul's responses though. I'll watch a recap of the whole thing when I get some time, probably this weekend. It's not the biggest deal to me because I'm up in Canada but of course the American President, just like our Prime Minister, has an impact on our bordered countries.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T03:57:21.9244771Z
"When members of his own party are saying shit about him making him look bad because they aren't "that republican," there's not a lot you can do." If there's nothing he can do, he's wrong. The candidates attacking him on the crazy things he's said are right.
TBR says2015-08-07T04:04:39.8035876Z
You Trump™ supporters are mad. Please keep going down this road to ruin.
Anonymous says2015-08-07T04:05:34.4196341Z
I didn't know Trump supporters actually existed... I thought they were just numbers in the polling system
TBR says2015-08-07T04:06:06.4933433Z
This comes from someone who sincerely wants any GOP candidate to loose. Trump™ is a drag on the entire party.
Mister_Man says2015-08-07T04:06:47.7244076Z
They're attacking him on things that they don't agree with. That doesn't make Trump wrong and it doesn't make his fellow Republicans wrong. It simply means there's disagreements and, in my opinion, people like Jeb, Rand, and Ted are now against Trump in order to win the support of Liberals and Democrats who share similar ideologies. What would be better than a Republican in office who shares the same views as Liberals? Well a lot, and that is basically not going to happen, but my point is, getting a republican in the final debate appears to be their main goal, OVER getting a republican named Donald Trump in there. Either way, I agree with a hell of a lot of Donald's ideologies.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T04:07:07.8642331Z
He really is. He exposes the worst of the party.
Mister_Man says2015-08-07T04:07:20.9838208Z
I could also very well be talking out of my ass and in that case you can ignore me lol
Texas14 says2015-08-07T04:08:40.1544247Z
@misterman, they want to appeal outside the reddest of the red, and grow the party which is currently tiny and out of touch.
Varrack says2015-08-07T04:10:48.2624459Z
I don't know where to watch it D:
TBR says2015-08-07T04:10:54.6116866Z
@Texas14 is saying something you should listen to. You don't get elected by the folks that are excited about pissing-off better than 50% of the country.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T04:12:03.8449304Z
@TBR, you're right. You have to win the purple states.
TBR says2015-08-07T04:12:18.9926275Z
A key bit the conservatives seem to be missing is, the president of the US represents everyone. Yes, even the Thugs and brown people. The women you dismiss, and the gays you hate.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T04:26:27.5600670Z
And they can do it, but they have to reject extremists like Trump.
rjz5 says2015-08-07T05:21:45.1865337Z
Kasich told about his record in Ohio. He has done a fantastic job running a challenging and diverse state. He is a strong leader, has a lot of knowledge and experience, and I think that he has the ability to run the country and has what it takes to get our country back on track.
PericIes says2015-08-07T05:25:19.5319077Z
Literally everyone that commented on the Trump option talked about the man himself, and now how he debated. Read, plebeians. Read.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T05:28:49.1972517Z
Pericles, exactly right. Not one of the comments on Trump says why he won the debate. It just says why they like him. Trump fans can back up why they like him, but they can't back up his policies with facts and they can't explain why he'll win the general election.
Texas14 says2015-08-07T05:31:24.4805507Z
Rjz5, I agree. Kasich is setting himself up to surge. He's clearly a moderate, but he also painted himself as a family values conservative tonight. It's hard to come up with a message like his, but he's doing it and he could very well be successful with it.
Boesball says2015-08-07T05:50:18.0618172Z
Trump did not win the debate. He lost the most in this debate because he proved he'll just say anything to win. Carson also disappointed me. It's obvious that Carson changed many of his positions (especially on foreign policy) just to get the opportunity to win the primaries. It's very disappointing that he is looking like a politician when he used to be opposed to politicians.
briantheliberal says2015-08-07T05:52:40.4440263Z
"I haven't watched the full debate yet, just bits and pieces, but from what I saw of Trump, he didn't do a horrible job for himself." - THIS is why there are so many idiots elected into office now, ignorant, uninformed voters being partisan and lazy with their political knowledge.
Renegader says2015-08-07T06:17:46.4932804Z
I think the winners were certainly paul, rubio, and bush
benhos says2015-08-07T07:32:47.2621007Z
I heard a lot less crap than I thought I would. I gained a little bit of respect for every single candidate (except Christie, I still hate him just as much).
chamane44 says2015-08-07T07:48:40.0197712Z
Trump, Carson, Huckabee....
PericIes says2015-08-07T07:52:41.2625545Z
I think Rubio won. He was far more eloquent and articulate than the other participants, and he had logic and facts to back up his arguments. I must say, though, that I think Paul and Bush came close. I don't really have a lock on who I want to be the next president. It's a bit early for that. But, as of right now, I'd say that Rubio is who I lean towards. He's intelligent and an excellent orator, he's clearly quite passionate about a lot of the issues, and he actually seems honest compared to the others. I don't mean the kind of blunt honesty that Trump has, either. I mean that he gives off an air of having somewhat more integrity than the other participants, and I like that. Unfortunately, I disagree with him on what is, to me, the biggest issue, and that is the Patriot Act and other similar mandates. I think that they're clear violations of the 4th Amendment. That said, as a moderate, I definitely side, in general, with the Republicans for this race, seeing as how Hillary Clinton will almost assuredly win her respective primary.
evielovesrocknroll says2015-08-07T12:40:23.8340113Z
The many people who voted for Donald Trump either didn't even watch the debate or have NO common sense whatsoever. From what I can remember, all he did basically was talk & rant out of his ass, not to mention he didn't stay on point & refused to answer anyone's questions. The only reason these people wants to make him #1 is because he's a CELEBRITY. That's it! It's not because of it's experiences or anything else. You people need to have a better fucking reason on WHY you're voting for this person, other than "HE'S A CELEBRITY." SO, WHAT? I wouldn't care if he was ALBERT EINSTEIN. I only vote for people based on their experiences, nothing else, unlike a lot of these dumb asses who are too brain dead to get off their ass & learn some common sense. Think whatever you like about me. I don't give one ratsass. I only tell it like it is.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-07T14:46:37.4925232Z
I don't think there was one winner.
triangle.128k says2015-08-07T14:56:14.4182583Z
What's with the spam accounts voting for Trump?
Texas14 says2015-08-07T16:29:18.8740662Z
Honestly, they all had their moments, but Trump and Christie had outrageous comments that could pull them down.
Mister_Man says2015-08-07T22:54:02.5833118Z
@BrianTheLiberal - If I lived in America, I wouldn't vote without watching the entire debate. And if you continued to read, I said I would watch the whole thing anyway. You're too hung up on pushing your agenda and trying to find something to bitch at me over. Try having a decent conversation instead of just saying I'm uninformed and ignorant. Also, what's so wrong about people thinking the guy who you hate is doing well? All I said is he didn't do a horrible job for himself.
idoubtit says2015-08-07T23:22:38.2511096Z
Winner is in the eye of the beholder, depends on what you call winning. I watched the debate. It was clear that Trump was singled out for personal attacks by the "impartial" panel. Some argue the questions directed at him were warranted. Maybe so, maybe not. His responses weren't those of a smooth politician, and it was clear he was angry about it. So in that respect, you could say he "lost" , and the smug expressions on the moderators faces really couldn't be missed. But did he really lose? As usual, he was himself and said it like it is. As usual, he refused to be bullied by the pc crowd. The very things that are liked by those who favor him. Personally, I thought he handled himself fairly well for someone being ganged up on. There are others who think the same. I think the sandbagging attempt on him might well backfire. In which case, he's actually the winner. Time will tell. But at this point, thus far, I voted he's the winner. Has nothing to do with how I vote in the end, for president. I just plain like the guy. And the harder they go after him and I see him not one bit cowed by it, the more I like him. At this point I'm thinking, maybe the single most important attribute for a president, is to have some "guts" (actually another word in mind, but not sure if it's allowed). A figurehead to be reckoned with. Everything else can be handled with vice-p, advisors, assorted underling positions. But the frontman has to be big and bold.
PericIes says2015-08-08T04:32:41.2853418Z
With two exceptions, none of the people that commented on the Trump option answered the question. Instead of talking about the debate and how Trump performed in it, they talked about what they thought of him. I'm tempted to report the posts of all 12 of them that have performed this way so far.
sashaottojones says2015-08-08T15:49:45.1711324Z
Bernie Sanders won

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