Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Win Conservative Blogger Poll

The Poll Question was “who would you LEAST like to see as POTUS candidate 2016.

First the GOOD NEWS - A significant percentage of conservative bloggers picked Christie and Bush as least liked:

Chris Christie (NJ Governor) 32.5%

Jeb Bush (Former Fl Governor) 26%

Now the BAD NEWS - The previous two election cycles “least liked”:

In 2008, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were… John McCain and Ron Paul.

In 2012, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were… Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Go HERE to review the entire Poll Data from John Hawkins.

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56 Responses to Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Win Conservative Blogger Poll

  1. Sharon says:

    I won’t be voting republican anyway, so I don’t care who they purchase.

    Upon what are they basing their apparent assumption that there will be an election in 2016?

    • canadacan says:

      It’s Tony Soprano’s evil twin Brothers

    • gretchenone says:

      Same here. Done with Republicans, who are the right-wing of the one and only Democrat Party. I voted Romney with my nose held and teeth gritted, just like McCain in the ‘election’ before that. And it wasn’t like I was really voting for Romney anyway. I was voting because in the United States (as was) a good citizen voted in every election. It was a duty as well as a privilege. Now, I am not sure how a citizen should conduct himself. What does it mean to be a good American now?

      • SR says:

        I’m working on that same question. Let me know if you figure it out first.

        • pbunyan says:

          I think you start by getting on welfare and food stamps. Then you have to hate everything that made America the most prosperous nation in history. Finally you have to believe that every truth is a lie and the polar opposite of the true is what is actually true. Then you can be a great Obamarican.

    • doodahdaze says:

      It won’t matter. By then this will be over. The fiscal disaster is unstoppable. Obama is not the captain of Titanic. He is captain of the Pequad. We are the crew. The White Whale is lurking.

    • doodahdaze says:

      Me either. I joined the Constitution Party. They seem like they are promoting Constitutional government. It is the super-minority.

      • Chip Bennett says:

        Just be aware that, by voting third party, you deny a vote to the candidate next-most-closely aligned ideologically with you, thereby facilitating the election of the candidate least ideologically aligned with you.

        And it is precisely that sort of thing that gave us ObamaCare.

        Want to change the Republican party? Do is from within, starting at the grassroots level: precinct-by-precinct, then the state houses, then the Governors’ mansions, then the US House and Senate.

        But trying to change things via third party is suicide.

        • stellap says:

          Bravo, Chip! The third party route has never, never, never, worked. The progressives in the Dem party have worked for years to get where they are now. Are we going to give up after four years?

          • Sharon says:

            I’ve been watching these kinds of shenanigans for a whole lot longer than four years. Reagan was the exception for a whole lot of reasons–but the scorn and ridicule that was heaped on him by republicans (until he succeeded) was exactly the same as what we are watching today. This kind of self-destruction from within republican leadership is not a new thing, I don’t think.

            • stellap says:

              You are right too, Sharon. My point is that we really don’t have much of a choice. We have a two-party system, whether we like it or not. Working within the system to get more conservatives elected, as has been done since 2009, and gradually change the system from within, is the best (though most painful) way, I think.

              • Sharon says:

                It bothers me a lot that if I keep voting for them because I have no other choice, I am helping them pursue their priorities, which don’t reflect my priorities and don’t bode well for the life of these Untied States. Regardless of my rationale, if I vote for them, I’m helping them. I wouldn’t vote another party thinking it could win. I’m tired of my vote being used to give them renewed confidence that they own my support. They do not.

                If the middle management of the republican party can’t be co-opted or removed, I will not keep voting for them to prove that I’m not stupid. I already know I’m not stupid. I do not have to keep voting republican in order to prove it. The fact that I know third parties don’t win does not dictate that I must support a party that has cooperated at every step with the destroyers of our nation. That’s what I think.

                Last night one of the republican whiners on Greta was asked by her when we might expect some answers on Benghazi, and she just said, (my memory here) “Why haven’t you issued subpoenas? We need answers.” And he said, all giggly and self-conscious, “You see, this is my dream–to appear on Greta’s show and face these kinds of questions.”

                Throwing things and breaking things in my thoughts at that point. He’s playing cute and sidestepping the question that has been OBVIOUS since about September 18th or so to most normal Americans…and then he said, trying to sound threatening, “Well, don’t think we’re not soon to that point…..I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll think about preparing to schedule a meeting to discuss the potential for publicly threatening to maybe issue a subpoena and boy, they better listen to us this time.” Yeah. Right.

                I’m embarrassed to be a republican. The republican party and for the most part elected republicans do not love our country enough, obviously, to actually count the cost and take a stand with the authority they have, subject to the oath they have taken. Why would I deliberately support that.

        • quintrillion says:

          Republicans will NEVER win another election. They have signed a Consent Decree and doomed themselves. Both parties use the SAME advisers. Republicans stab Conservatives in the BACK. They are Both Progressives. I am going to the Constitution Party also. Both Rs & Ds seek a UN world government and are led by the Trilaterals and CFR… thanks…neither want liberty or freedom for the citizens…they both just want POWER.

          • stellap says:

            That’s fine. What will you do? Never is a long time, but what party do you think can win against the Dem party?

          • doodahdaze says:

            They might. But not with me. They are going to run Bush. Or another McRomdole clone. I am too old to wait for them to change their stripes. Now if they held the ground in the face of the Fiscal Cliff nonsense I might change my mind. But I have little faith.I have heard this about the party system for 40 years. Phooey. Da Guvmint is too big and both parties like it like that.

    • There wasn’t an Election in 2012 and, most likely, you won’t even “go through the motions” in 2016. With the pesky 22nd Amendment out of the way, you won’t need an Election (or the 19th Amendment). Hell, by 2016, you’ll be lucky to have ANY Amendments still standing.

      If you really want to defeat the Anti-Christ, forget politics and PRAY**.

      ** If Lucifer asks, you didn’t hear that word from me. Understand? :evil:

    • obsidian53 says:

      Nope no more Republican votes from me.
      And no there won’t be a real election in 2016 by then the coup will be in place.
      I go where my state goes into secession or slavery to the Blue states.
      With all the shake ups and purges even the military is suspect.
      I won’t vote democrat either.
      Come and get me when there is a candidate that will follow the constitution and not divide the country into hate.
      Find me someone who Hollywood and Jamie Foxx don’t think is a new Jesus.

    • michellc says:

      I keep wondering the same thing Sharon.
      I wasn’t just using talking points when I would say before the election this was the most important election in my lifetime. I truly believed what I said. So I don’t see the confidence that there will be even the polls to vote at in 2016 or that people won’t be too busy surviving to care about an election much less the fact that if the S… doesn’t hit the fan like so many are predicting if we will even have elections and instead be ruled by a dictator.

  2. justfactsplz says:

    I agree with the puddy cat. Surely the Republican party can do better next time. They better if they want to win.

  3. yadent says:

    Being a resident of the ‘great’ state of California and not a Dim, you all know how much my vote ‘counts’ in the big picture. This election cycle I wrote in Beelzebub for Prez and wouldn’t ya know it, his son was reelected. Could it be that the Republicans are contemplating running some of ‘his’ stepsons for that office next go-around??

  4. Paige Cohen says:

    They can both go to hell. What the hell Bush, Clinton, Bush Clinton – until I die. Enough with these dynasties. And that fat uncouth pig Christie – yea, I said it!. Sucking up to Obama when the country was watching him doing all he could to damage Romney. Please. Soon I will be registering as an Independent. I am done with the GOP/Conservative party. There is no leadership in the GOP whatsoever. When Romney lost – who took center stage to calm the waters? The answer lies in Obama policies imploding thereby damaging the country further to wake everyone up. If people didn’t show up at the polls to vote Obamacare out what the hell does that say about this country? You all need to step back more from all this crap or it will drive you crazy. I haven’t listened to Rush since November 6 – it’s been great. Politicians stink – they all do – always have – except Reagan. And this Romney bashing needs to stop. Voter fraud, handing out goodies to Illegals a month before the election, Chicago Way get out the vote, campaigning on college campuses. The minority vote elected Obama. Obama stategically targeted each swing state, as Romney predicted he would attempt to do months ago. Romney made one mistake – he had faith in the goodness of America, in Americans who wanted to save her. He and I both thought wrong. I am still grieving over the election. You all know damn well that Romney would have been a more conservative President than we all imagined. To couple him with that shell shocked passive McCain is disgusting. All indicators predicted a Romney landslide. I’ve been a regular reader of this blog for months and Romney even won most of you over. So you all appear foolish when blaming Romney. He lost. He could have been a great President. Too many roadblocks were against him, mostly emanating from his own party.

    • stellap says:

      I agree with you Paige. And third parties never win.

    • gretchenone says:

      As much as I sympathize with your feelings, I must state that I do NOT know that Romney “would have been a more conservative President than we all imagined.” That is pure speculation, and based on what? Romneycare? The third debate? The flipflops on abortion?

      The Republicans, like doodahdaze said, will jump. They have repudiated their base and gone whoring after other voting groups in an attempt to win future elections. They are no better than the Dems. It is party before principle, power before the people. I believe they are finished as a viable party. We have one party, it is the Democrat Party.

      • gretchenone, I agree with the speculation part, but I also tend to agree with the statement you have a problem with. I would have probably said that he would have been more conservative than many imagined, though.

        By the way, “Romneycare” was done at the state level, where a program like that should be. There are too many that don’t seem to understand that there is a fundamental difference between the role of the state government and the role of the federal government. “Romneycare” does not fly in the face of conservatism, nor does it fly in the face of the Constitution.

        The 10th Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

        The state and the people of Massachusetts decided they wanted a program like “Romneycare”. Who are we, those of who do not live in Massachusetts, to say that they can’t when the 10th Amendment says they can and there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts State Constitution that bars it?

        Lastly, I also agree that the Republicans have “repudiated their base,” as you said. Did you also notice that many leaders in the party have thrown Romney under the bus for stating what we all know to be a fact? I think I’m safe to assume that Romney gets it, understood what we wanted in a President. The Republican leadership does not.

        • gretchenone says:

          I understand that Romneycare is a state-level ‘achievement’, however, I was not and never will be comfortable with a politician who will say anything to get elected, and I think Romney did that on both the state and federal levels. I don’t disagree that he is a nice man.

          Regarding the Republican leaders throwing Romney under the bus–are you speaking about the primary campaign season, or after the election, or both? I think most people understand that Romney was anointed by the Party leadership, regardless of the desires of Republicans in general. This fact is being conveniently overlooked by many Romney supporters.

          • gretchenone,

            I was speaking about the comments by many in the Republican Party after the election. As for being anointed by the leadership, I would say they eventually came to that. But, it wasn’t from the beginning. There were definitely those aligned with Gingrich and against Gingrich, with Romney and against Romney, with Perry and against Perry. The reason the primaries went on so long is because it took a while for a large enough group of the people to get comfortable with any one of the candidates that ran this year. The reason: there are several, but, most importantly, the media is to blame. All of the candidates have been involved in politics for some time and all have had hit jobs done on them by the media at one point or another. If we want to compete, if there is a competition in 2014 or 2016, we need someone that is a relative unknown. Someone the media hasn’t tarnished. Where do we find such a soul?

            • gretchenone says:

              Well, I don’t know about that. It seems like the Ann Coulters and Drudges of the world had their marching orders from the Party early on. I will agree that Republican candidates, time after time, have too much baggage and history. But I also blame the Party for that. They hold down those who haven’t had time to be sliced and diced.

              • Ann Coulter taking marching orders sounds pretty funny, if you think about it. Also, Coulter was hoping Christie would run and threw her support behind Romney when he didn’t. I think she also came to the conclusion after Christie’s love affair with Obama during Sandy, that Christie wasn’t what she thought.

                I blame the culture of the politician for how some of them behave. For the others, the media is all too willing to paint them as something they are not to further their agenda.

    • I agree with you about Romney, Paige. However, I am still tuned into the political scene quite a bit. I expected some to throw Romney under the bus. It has been interesting to see who has done it and who has not.

    • annieoakley says:

      Paige, I agree with you and sadly, I think the Republic is dead. Jeb Bush and Christi are as Commie leaning (almost) as anyone in the Government now. Seems the Government is God for most people. Guess old George Soros then, is god by default.

    • doodahdaze says:

      Hey I voted Romney and did not even have to hold my nose. But theres too many Commies out there. Imma Preppin.

  5. FreedomRanger says:

    The propaganda machine is in overdrive. The lies keep getting bigger with each telling. I suppose there are some fools who actually believe Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are conservative, but those same people would probably believe that Lenin and Marx were conservatives also.

    I have been a republican for most of my voting life, but did venture a couple of times to the Constitution party while living in Penna. during the 60’s and 70’s and they had a fairly strong state wide campaign operation.
    One thing is for certain , I am pulling out of the GOP, and may join the communist democrat party. The benefits are very good, you can vote as many times as you like and get paid for doing it, you can also become a traveling voter and vote in any state you choose, and get paid travel and lodging , plus pocket money, so i am thinking I may vote in the nexxt election in Hawaii. You also receive eternal voting rights which means you can (and will) continue voting even after you die.

    • doodahdaze says:

      Sounds like a plan. It could take years to drain those worker Bee’s of all the pollen. We are now like the BIG, Big Island.

  6. obsidian53 says:

    Well that’s it then.
    Just sit back and watch, the democrats will go to far the republicans now siding with them will also go to far.
    The age of massive turnouts of voters for republicans is over.
    The Soviet ballot just became the democrat ballot.

  7. Ms.Tee says:

    Aww. So much to say but no motivation to say it. Anyway, I pretty much agree with Sharon and Paige. Plus, the fix is already. No need to wring our hands and pull out hair over this. Jeb has already been anointed the nominee for 2016. Christie is being played like a puppet the way Mitt was. Nothing to see here, folks.

  8. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    Looking at Gov Christy’s photo inspires a question about that infamous helicopter ride with the President.

    When Gov Christy yielded to Obama’s egotistical demands by getting down on his knees to beg for recovery aid, did he spit or swallow?

    Then I looked at the photo of Christy’s corpulence.

    Gov Christy swallowed, eagerly.

  9. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    I was dispindant when Gov Palin elected to not run. IMHO, she is by far the closest to Reagan we have on economics, plus she is golden on energy policy. Her political potential nuclides the ability to connect with working class Americans because she is one of them and still has her union card from the IBEW to prove it. I vowed to hold my nose to vote forRINO Romney. I kept that vow wen after he was such a vindictive little prick that he banned Paln from the convention floor.

    We need a new party to represent conservative values. The Republcan Party is proof that it can be done because they were once the third party. Divorcing ourselves from the party of Lincoln would liberate us from having to pretend that we want to represent African Americans. With very few exceptions, African Americans are the antithesis of conservative values, politically, economically and socially. All they want to do is suck on the government tit and blame white America for the social pathologies that are a direct result of their own choices to glrifyy fornication rather than responsible procreation.

    • aliashubbatch says:

      I remember listening to a radio show a couple years back, and the host made a comment on Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan, (paraphrasing) “Liberals fear Sarah Palin because it is Ronald Reagan coming back from the dead, and he’s hot!”.

      • knuckledragingwino says:

        So hot that she was offerred $2 million to do a porn movie which she turned down even though she and her family were technically bankrupt because of all of the legal bills that the RNC refused to help her with. The porn mvie that was done with a credible Palin double was a huge success. Contrast this to the disastrous Porno starring a double of Hillary. The double who played Hillary was such a close resemblance that none of the actors could perform without taking a lethal overdose of Viagra.

    • obsidian53 says:

      I’ve never considered myself racist and treated everyone the way I wished to be treated.
      BUT, Since Obama I see blacks much differently than before and Knuckledragger is right blacks by and large in great numbers hate whites with every inch of their beings, this is praised and promoted by blacks and whites while the same admission from a white is considered a hate crime.
      Blacks feel the same about whites as Muslims do about infidels, Christians and Jews.
      The greater numbers of whites is the danger to them, armed whites most, that’s why the bias and gun control disarm the ethnicity you wish to cleanse and you can do the black thang and just stomp whitey to death.
      I get the impression for people around this AO that in spite of not wanting it so, it is realized and accepted one day a big race war is going to break out and blood will flow.
      Some folks are eager for it, some such as me wish it wasn’t so, but I will fight if need be.

  10. Piracetam says:

    There were 19 names to choose from , and Marco Rubio got a clear plurality, which was not surprising. What was surprising was Rand Paul at #2 and Scott Walker at #3. Have people heard that Scott Walker does not have a college degree? Could that possibly work? (I know I was disparaging college in another post this morning.) Chris Christie is down at #10, with only 2 votes — including mine — and he’s #1 on the list of who would you least like. In 2008, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…John McCain and Ron Paul. In 2012, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. So, going by those results, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush would have to be considered the early favorites for 2016 based on the fact that conservative bloggers don’t want either of them as a nominee.

  11. obsidian53 says:

    We are not going to change or reverse this administrations goals by voting. Votes don’t count unless it’s votes for the democrat agenda.
    Votes mean nothing now.

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