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Ranking the GOP Candidates by their Ability to Win the General Election


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Ranking the GOP Candidates by their Ability to Win the General Election

How they battle each other is different from how they battle the democrats.

By: JD Rucker (Diary) | August 23rd, 2015 at 02:12 AM

If you look on the surface, one might think that the polls indicate that Donald Trump is the best candidate to go up against the Democrats in the general election. As history has shown, the ability to get support within one’s own party is not always an indicator of ability to win in the general election. In fact, one can argue that either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich were more likely to defeat President Obama in 2012, though we’ll never know.

Before we get into the list of candidates, let’s look at general election “winning attributes” Scissors-32x32.png

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87%

If it weren’t for Donald Trump, Paul would be the great polarizing force amongst the candidates. Unfortunately, his reputation may not be as polar as his actual beliefs; of all the candidates his promises and effectiveness might be too far off the map, particularly when it comes to foreign relations. He was a disappointment during the first GOP debate, taking shots at Chris Christie and others that didn’t paint him in a great light. Still, he should have the charisma to win and his upbringing as Ron Paul’s son can be an ace in the hole.



As long as Islamic terrorists, in particular ISIS are running around making headlines Rand is going to have a real tough time of it. It should also be noted Daddy is not doing him any favors with his anti Israel talk. Ever if Trump were not in the race, Rand would still have major problems.

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What are the skeletons in Ben Carson's closet?




Carson defends his research on aborted fetuses


(CNN)Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday defended his past use of tissue from aborted fetuses for medical research even as he continued to criticize Planned Parenthood.


The retired neurosurgeon said his research, which took place in 1992, does not conflict with his call to defund Planned Parenthood after several undercover videos surfaced that purportedly show officials with the organization working with research companies using tissue from aborted fetuses.


Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist, wrote on her blog that Carson had co-authored an academic paper published in Hum Pathol, in which he described working with material "from two fetuses aborted in the ninth and 17th week of gestation."







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