A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

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A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case.

For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. GOP front-runner Donald Trump widens his lead in the nomination race, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threaten to overtake Ben Carson for the number two spot.

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Saturday that he wants to expand the government’s surveillance operations aimed at potential terrorist threats, even beyond tracking American Muslims as rival Donald Trump has suggested. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Trump tried Saturday to back away from his support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States, an idea that drew sharp rebukes from other Republican presidential candidates and disbelief from legal experts. Carson has likened Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs,” and Trump has said he favors registering all Muslims and shutting down mosques. (AP Photo / Mark J.

Carson, who has joined Trump atop GOP presidential preference polls, did not delve into constitutional questions about whether expanding government surveillance activities would violate First Amendment protections. “What I have said is that I would be in favor of monitoring a mosque or any church or any organization or any school or any press corps where there was a lot of radicalization and things that were anti-American,” Carson told reporters during an appearance at a justice forum in South Carolina. He did not expound on just how an administration would determine what constitutes “radicalization” or “anti-American.” Carson added that funding for FBI surveillance activities should be increased. On Nov. 13, the ISIL group (also known as ISIS, also known as Daesh, also known as the Islamic State) unleashed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. John Kasich: The Ohio governor is in a similar place to Christie, putting a huge emphasis on New Hampshire in hopes of a breakthrough in a state known for rewarding more moderate types. Kasich’s numbers in New Hampshire are slightly better than Christie’s, which is why he is ranked slightly higher, but some of that is simply the residual effect of a major TV by his super PAC made in the state a few months back. 5.

Those Republican lawmakers have been joined by some Democrats: demonstrating that the chronic inability for the parties to work together doesn’t prevent them from jointly succumbing to fear. Jeb Bush: The former Florida governor took just 6 percent of the national vote in a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday, his worst showing in the survey in two years.

About a quarter of white evangelical Christians back Trump (25 percent) and Carson (24 percent), while Cruz gets 18 percent and Rubio receives 11 percent. Ted Cruz, who has largely avoided criticizing Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, said, “I’m not a fan of government registries of American citizens.” The first reference to a database came in a Trump interview with Yahoo News published Thursday. But if you’ve studied 21st century American history, you’ll remember that after New York and Washington were attacked by Saudis whose leader was in Afghanistan, we attacked Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Earlier this month, Carson was the only 2016 candidate deemed honest and trustworthy by a majority of voters: 60 percent said he was (November 1-3, 2015). But Carson has slipped from that perch largely because of self-inflicted errors, including a national security adviser to his campaign acknowledging to the New York Times that the doctor simply doesn’t get it when it comes to foreign policy.

Absolutely.” In an interview on Fox News Channel on Friday evening, Trump tried to clarify his position. “I want a watch list for the Syrian refugees that (President Barack) Obama’s going to let in if we don’t stop him as Republicans,” he said. The reputed mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was Belgian and it seems that almost all those who carried out the attacks were French or Belgian. He addressed the issue again Saturday during a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, telling a crowd in a rambling speech that reports on his previous statements were inaccurate. “I do want surveillance. I will absolutely take database on the people coming in from Syria if we can’t stop it, but we’re going to,” he told the crowd. “So here’s the story just to set it clear: I want surveillance of these people.

They’re reeling in Westerners who want in on “building paradise on Earth,” a counterterrorism expert told NPR, and if we don’t match their PR game we’re in trouble. Donald Trump: In the new Post-ABC poll, the real estate mogul wins about one in three GOP primary voters and has a double-digit edge on his next closest rival (Carson). Associated Press writers Jill Colvin in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Steve Peoples in Sioux City, Iowa; Catherine Lucey in Des Moines, Iowa; and Julie Bykowicz and Mark Sherman in Washington contributed to this report. The Fox News poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,016 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from November 16-19, 2015.

That’s weakness.” Despite Bush’s words of caution, I fear you’ll conclude that in November 2015, all Americans were lining up for a Faustian bargain, that all of us were willing to exchange our principles for the illusion of safety. I pray that it’s better in the future and that you have embraced leaders who see how tawdry that approach is and how it robs innocent Americans of the chance to peacefully practice their religion or walk around in their skin without fear. Please know that some of us, even though we respected people’s fear of attack, were steadfastly opposed to shutting out refugees or shutting down places of worship. Know that we were heartbroken that so many Americans seemed willing to repeat the kinds of mistakes that led to Japanese-American internment camps and Jewish ghettos, the kinds of mistakes that caused America to send hundreds of Jewish refugees who had reached this continent back into the arms of Hitler.

He survived what many people believed to be a campaign killer when the stories about his credit card use in his younger days wound up being largely a nothingburger.

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