I never remember such a great number of presidential candidates. The list is overwhelming. I thought you might be interested in how I rate them from best to worst. Before I get started, you might want to know my political philosophy. I am a conservative libertarian and a constitutionalist. I am registered as a Republican but am not completely happy with the Republican party right now. I think that could change is they nominate the right candidate.
This list has candidate that are CURRENTLY listed on the GOP and on http://www.Presidentialelection.com. The Democratic website list GOP candidates but not the DEM candidates. There are other parties, but because we are a two party system which means a candidate from one of those two parties will win, I’m limiting my list to them. Yes, there really is that many. I’ll make some comments on a few of them but will try to keep it respectful.
- Ben Carson (R): This man is intelligent, a Real Christian, and would bring back the concept of statesmen presidents who only hold office for the good of the country. Also he has a subtle sense of humor and communicates in a way that unites people because he explains why he holds certain philosophies. He is a good man and would make a good president.
- Marco Rubio (R): Marco is a career politician which is probably the only reason he is not my number 1 choice. He impressed me at the debates and has most of the same political views I have.
- John Kasich (R): I’ve seen the progress he’s made since becoming governor of Ohio.
- Scott Walker (R)
- Carly Fiorina (R)
- Rick Perry (R)
- Bobby Jindal (R)
- Mike Huckabee (R): I like him, but I don’t believe he’s a serious candidate. He’s in the race to bring up issues.
- Rick Santorum (R)
- Mark Everson (R)
- Lindsey Graham (R)
- Rand Paul (R): Some of his national security views scare me.
- Ted Cruz (R): My biggest problem with Ted Cruz is he wasn’t born in the US. He was born in Canada. A strict interpretation of the Constitution would make him ineligible. I mean really, people who bring up the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth can’t have it both ways.
- Jim Webb (D): That’s right. I’d vote for a democrat before I would vote for Trump, Bush, Christi, Pataki, or Gilmore. At least Webb was a war hero.
- Donald Trump (R): This democrat who is pretending to be a republican is entertaining, but he’s a blowhard and wouldn’t make a good president.
- Jed Bush (R)
- Chris Christie (R): Might as well vote democratic.
- George Pataki (R): ditto
- Jim Gilmore (R)
- Martin O’Malley (D): You can’t trust someone who was born and raised in Washington D.C. and is a democrat. Also he’s against tax cuts, businesses, and banks, and is for higher minimum wages, tax increases, more entitlement spending, and income equality lies.
- Bernie Sanders (D): Has the Democratic party gone so far left that a declared socialist can seriously run as a democrat?
- Hillary Clinton (D): Aside from her dismal political views, I believe she should work out her legal problems before running for office.
So that’s my list. Who is your top choice?