The Republican Field

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My take on the Republican Presidential Field for 2016 (announced and yet to be announced). I will not vote for Hillary so one of these people will end up being the person that I will vote for:


Marco Rubio – Senator from Florida – I’d rather see him in a vice presidential spot in 2016. For all you Rubio supporters out there, that’s simply how I see him. It’s not because he has Hispanic roots or because he’s a male. I simply think that the next president will have a full plate of Obama screw ups to deal with and I don’t know that Rubio has the gravitas or the experience to handle them as well as others may.
Rand Paul – Senator from Kentucky – He’s a scrapper, he’s a doctor, not a career lawyer politician, and he is sworn to reduce the size of government. All of those things are important. Would Rand Paul be a good president? I think that he would. His foreign policy credentials have never been fired in the crucible, but he’ll find his way through that swamp if he has good advice. 
John Kasich – Governor of Ohio – He has a lot of experience, now as a governor and previously as a member of the House of Representatives. He has more “gravitas” than any other candidate and I think that he has the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton. He is a moderate Republican with a strong current of common sense and practical reasoning behind what he does. Ideal running mate: Rep. Colonel Martha McSally (R-AZ) I think that Colonel McSally will be a contender for the presidency in 8 years.

Scott Walker – Governor of Wisconsin – He’s conservative, he’s clearly a turn-around guy, having fixed many of the problems that plagued Wisconsin. Is he ready to be the leader of the free world and take on Iran, Russia and China? The jury is out on that. And therein may lie his problem.
Chris Christie – Governor of New Jersey – Christie’s star began to fade when he offered New Jersey as a joint photo op for Barack Obama in 2014. I don’t hear anyone speaking of him as a viable candidate. He hasn’t announced and I think that all of the money is being sucked up by the rest of the field.
Ted Cruz – Senator from Texas – Cruz is a firebrand conservative, career politician and Harvard Lawyer. He has served three years in the US Senate. I think of him in much the way I do Marco Rubio. He’s sincere, he’s well spoken, and he is far more conservative than Rubio, but I would like to see more experience in a president. 
Jeb Bush – Governor of Florida – I STILL have yet to meet anyone who actually wants Jeb Bush for president. He has dynastic money and political connections because his father and brother were president. Of the potential Republican candidates, he’s as liberal as Christie and he is unappealing because I don’t think that America loves the dynasties.  He’s a slick politician, but he’d grow government and would continue the problem that put us where we are.
Ben Carson – Retired Physician – He seems like a very nice guy, but I don’t think that he’s ready to be leader of the free world. The job is big and Obama has put us behind the curve in so many ways that the next president has to be able to organize and have the stroke to change things. I think that Carson my lack the iron.
Carly Fiorina – Retired Business Executive – Florin really wants the job, but her ego doesn’t seem to match her experience. Many people believe that she’s running for vice president and I tend to agree with that. 
Mike Huckabee – former Arkansas Governor and Fox News contributor – Everyone who knows Huckabee likes him and I like him. I don’t think that he has what it takes to fix the Obama disaster.
Then there are Lindsay Graham, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, etc. — if you think any of these people have a chance of winning the Republican nomination, shout out below.

Hillary (the Bitch of Benghazi) Clinton is beatable. 
Obama did it twice.

18 thoughts on “The Republican Field

  1. I am not so certain the Hillary is even going to get the Dem nod in the primaries. She is doing everything wrong – like she always does. Has she ever done anything right? Other than winning the NY senate seat, and never sitting in it.

  2. Ditto.

    No home runs. At this time I would vote for Paul for his outlook on the size and scope of the federal government. I like Walker, with a hope that his foreign policy beliefs are as good as his understanding of state and local problems. I like Rubio, and I guess this is discriminatory, but he is so young – I have not differed with him on anything that I know of, but he is so young. I like Cruz…but his voice annoys me (I know, I will have to get over this…). Christie is a no-go, he will cave to get victories that he can pretend are real (he still claims he reduced property taxes – though I personally know of one house that went up $1,000 since he became governor). Carson is great, not a president though. Fiorina too, I can't wait until she is Vice President…and then President.

  3. I think that she has poisoned the well for everyone else and has locked up the big Democratic money (exclusive of Hollywood – they hate her).

  4. Paul also is blabbing about term limits on Congress… yeah, good luck with that one… though it is sorely needed. Even David Perdue of GA campaigned partly on term limits. No mention of them since. I do like your analysis of the candidates and think it right on. I am still looking over them. I don't like everything about anyone, and no one will "have it all." I just need to fined the one who has more of what America needs that can overshadow the negatives.

  5. John Kasich huh … hell why not. He was, after all (and so many don't remember), the architect of the Newt Gingrich balanced budget.

    I like so many in this field as never before. I remember in so many primaries it was the "hold your nose and vote approach". With you and I being in California, it's always decided before it gets here. I say NO to Christie, Bush, Huckabee, and any Carl Rove wanna be that crawls out from under a rock.

    For right now I'm a Ted Cruz fan and Rand Paul is my number two. They are the two that stand out because they have been taking on the Washington Elite HEAD ON. LL, don't you remember Carly Fiorina's vanilla bid for Senator here in California? She has NO fight in her.

  6. I will vote, but with little enthusiasm. The last candidate I liked was Gerald Ford and I am a reformed Blue Dog Democrat. I could get behind Trey Gowdy.

  7. I've no idea for whom who I'll vote. I do hope that Hilly is buried in frogs that fall from the sky.

  8. Ted Cruz is the smartest of the field. Even die-hard liberal Alan Dershowitz sings his praises calling him one of the sharpest minds that he ever taught at Harvard Law (To my knowledge, no Harvard Law Prof ever said the same about BHO).

    As Solicitor General of Texas, Cruz personally argued 9 cases before SCOTUS, winning all of them I believe. That's a pretty good indicator that he's got the brains to manage the job.

    Another I like is Bobb Jindal. Tough as nails and stood up to Oblahblah several times. The Mediatrolls are scared chitless by him, because he is a brown guy who rejects their BS memes about race and discrimination in the USA. Hell, if a brown "dot Indian" can be elected Gov of Louisianne by all the "knuckle-dragging hicks" of that back-water state, by golly he could win the presidency too. Hehehehehe…..

  9. I think that we all need to compromise to get somebody other than the third Obama term into office.

  10. I'm not a Fiorina fan. I like Kasich because he's ready for prime time. I think that Paul has a few burrs to burn off, but he is as well. I don't know about Cruz.

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