Saturday, January 10, 2015

Top 11 Candidates I'd be less likely to support in 2016 than Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney

I don't understand the big Republican donors. As we begin 2015, we probably have the strongest bench the party has ever seen in terms of potential presidential candidates. Real leaders with experience as conservative reformer governors include: Scott Walker, John Kasich, Bobby Jindall, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels and Rick Perry. There are other good conservative thinkers in the Congress including John Thune, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, and Rob Portman. Any one of these men would be able to steer the country in a better direction. Aside from Paul Ryan, none have run for national office and would have the opportunity to introduce Americans to their vision of how things could be.

So what has occupied the latest political news cycle since Christmas? The fundraising for potential retread candidacies of Mitt Romney and another member of the Bush family. Because America is sooooo in love with Romney and the Bushes. Just look at the results of the last couple of presidential elections featuring Romney and a Bush hangover. Is Mitt looking to become the next Harold Stassen? Is Jeb is looking to establish a monarchy (let's leave that garbage to the Clintons)?

I will admit that either Romney or Buh would be an improvement on our current president. They would even get my vote against the following potential Republican challengers (I'd note that I limited this list to people actually alive today, no reanimated Ronald Reagan or Abe Lincoln here, at least not until reanimation is possible):

11. Ron Reagan, Jr.
10. Bob McDonnell
9. Thaddeus McCotter
8. David Petraeus
7. Jesse Ventura
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger
5. Carl Weathers
4. Bob Dole
3. John McCain
2. Donald Trump
1. Bill Cosby


Blogger Atomizer said...

7. Jesse Ventura
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger
5. Carl Weathers

Did you watch Predator on the Esquire Network last night?

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