The Final 5 GOP Candidates?

The Final 5 GOP Candidates?

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William Galston of the Wall Street Journal has put together what he believes will be the final five candidates to emerge from the current field of 17 contenders for the GOP nomination.

Citing the poor performance by Mitt Romney in 2012 among non-white voter blocs, Galston further details that only a couple potential combinations on the GOP ticket could offer promise of a better results in 2016.

Each appealing to the GOP base for different reasons, he spotlights Bush, Walker, Rubio, Kasich and Cruz as those most likely to make it beyond the Iowa Caucuses in February.

Galston argues that the most competitive ticket would likely be Bush/Kasich or Kasich/Rubio both for their appeal to moderates on immigration and gay marriage along with Kasich’s approval rating in his home state of Ohio, among the key battleground states.



  1. I am for anyone that the media, establishment, or the left hates. That’s my perfect candidate. I will not vote for an establishment guy or girl again & im not alone

  2. William Galston is wrong. I am a conservative and I won’t vote for a Bush ticket.
    Conservatives have waited 30 years of the GOP nominating RINO moderates. No more,
    I’m not going to vote for a RINO in this election. No more Bush
    38% of the population is conservative and only 23% is liberal. Stop nominating liberals

    • Maybe, but Gore beat Bush if you count the total national vote instead of the electoral college vote and Obama liberals carried the presidential twice. Which means your population percentages need revision

  3. too bad RON Paul was not in the mix – the only chap with solutions – Bush continues a line of genetically damaged mutants – while the others remain puppets of the same banker masters from the past – the same making the Hill dance – although her evility is even more gross.

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