2016 election: who do you have your eye on now for President?

Posted by: Sitara

108 Total Votes

Rand Paul.

37 votes

Hillary Clinton

33 votes

Gary Johnson

10 votes

Ron Paul

Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul is a 10-term Congressman, medical doctor (M.D.), and a 2008 presidential candidate from the U.S. State of Texas. As a Republican, he has represented Texas's 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives si... nce 1997, and had previously served as the representative from Texas's 22nd district in 1976 and from 1979 to 1985.Congressman Ron Paul advocates the limited role of government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He has earned the nickname "Dr. No" for voting against any bill he believes violates the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill. He has never voted to raise taxes or congressional pay; He voted against the Patriot Act and the Iraq War   more
7 votes

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law. Warren is ... an active consumer protection advocate whose work led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has written a number of academic and popular works, and is a frequent subject of media interviews regarding the American economy and personal finance.In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program. She later served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama. In the late 2000s she was recognized by publications such as the National Law Journal and the Time 100 as an increasingly influential public policy figure.In September 2011, Warren announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, challenging Republican incumbent Scott Brown. She won the general election on November 6, 2012, to become the first female Senator from Massachusetts. She was assigned to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee   more
4 votes


3 votes
1 comment

Vermin Supreme

Vermin Love Supreme (born June 1961) is an American performance artist, anarchist and activist who is known for running as an alternative candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States. Supreme is known for wearing a ... boot shaped hat and carrying a large toothbrush. He claims that if elected President of the United States, he will pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth. He also campaigned in 2012 on a platform of zombie apocalypse awareness (and zombie-based energy plan) and time travel research, and he promises a free pony for every American. Supreme claims to mock the political system. In 2011, he participated in the Occupy Boston protests   more
2 votes

Bobby Jindal

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from I... ndia, Jindal studied biology and public policy at Brown University from 1988 to 1991. After receiving his M.Litt in political science from New College, Oxford, he worked in McKinsey & Company and interned for Representative Jim McCrery of Louisiana. In 1996, Governor Murphy Foster appointed Jindal Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and in 1999 he was appointed President of the University of Louisiana System. In 2001, Jindal was appointed as the principal adviser to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services by President George W. Bush.He first ran for Governor in 2003, winning a plurality in the open primary but losing in the runoff to Democrat Kathleen Blanco. He then won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2004 elections. The second Indian American in Congress, he was re-elected in 2006. He ran for Governor again in 2007 and secured an outright majority in the first round of balloting. He was re-elected in a landslide in 2011. Politically conservative, Jindal opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and flag burning, while supporting gun rights, a border fence and teaching evolution with critiques that may include intelligent design. A Roman Catholic convert from Hinduism, Jindal has been married to Supriya Jolly since 1997, with whom he has three children   more
2 votes

Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum is an American attorney and Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 until 2007. He ran as a c... andidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.Born in Virginia, Santorum was raised primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. From the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. From the Dickinson School of Law. Santorum worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where he met Karen Garver. They married in 1990, and have seven living children. Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990 and later became a member of a group dubbed the "Gang of Seven".Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994. He served two terms until losing his re-election bid in 2006. A staunch Catholic, Santorum holds socially conservative positions, and is particularly known for his opposition to same-sex marriage and personal opposition to birth control. While serving as a senator, Santorum was the author of what came to be known as the Santorum Amendment. In 2005, Santorum introduced the Workplace Religious Freedom Act along with Senator John Kerry   more
2 votes

Chris Christie

Christopher James "Chris" Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey, and a leading member of the Republican Party in the United States.A Newark native, Christie became interested in politics at an early age, and volunteered for the gubernatorial c... ampaign of Republican Tom Kean in 1977. Graduating from the University of Delaware, he then earned a J.D. Degree at Seton Hall Law School.Christie joined a Cranford, New Jersey law firm in 1987, where he became a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002. Meanwhile, he was elected as a county legislator in Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998 during which time he generally pushed for lower taxes and lower spending. By 2002, Christie had done campaign work for both presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey where he served from 2002 to 2008. In that position, he emphasized prosecutions of political corruption, and also obtained convictions for sexual slavery, arms trafficking, racketeering by gangs, and other federal crimes.In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey. He won the Republican primary, and then defeated incumbent Governor Jon Corzine in the general election. Christie, who was seen as a possible candidate in the 2012 presidential election, declined to run, but delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In 2013, Christie won a landslide re-election, defeating Democratic rival Barbara Buono. On November 21, 2013, Christie was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, succeeding Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Christie is widely viewed as a possible presidential candidate in 2016   more
2 votes

Can I get a mix between social Rick Santorum and an economic Newt Gingrich

2 votes

Donald Trump

1 vote

Give Obama 4 more Terms!!!!

1 vote


1 vote

Jeb Bush.

1 vote

Peta Lindsay

0 votes
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Sitara says2013-09-06T20:06:24.3735799-05:00
You have the option to add, too, WSB, but she has the best chance. :)
YYW says2013-09-07T13:39:52.7650097-05:00
Gary Johnson... What a loon.
1dustpelt says2013-09-07T14:09:55.5062552-05:00
I like Gary Johnson, but it's not going to happen. Rand Paul is the second closest. He has a chance.
imabench says2013-09-07T15:53:48.6217205-05:00
Everyone who thinks a libertarian has any chance of winning clearly are just kidding themselves....
PatriotPerson says2013-09-07T16:31:04.2132663-05:00
I agree with Imabench, actually. Libertarians have never one a presidential election, barely got any votes, and besides, only the two main parties have a chance of having an elected from their party.
BenFilley says2013-09-07T19:19:14.7866391-05:00
Thats simply ignorance. They havent WON because of that specific sort of attitude. "oh this person is so great but they cant win" well why not? Its a self defeating thought process. The system, I will agree though, is in fact rigged to keep the absolute most elite people in power, who have super powerful friends and more money than anyone would ever NEED. The system is inherently flawed, but its ok, you can blame the candidate that actually wants to protect your freedoms, if you want to. At least well know who NOT to protect when democide comes to your town.
Sitara says2013-09-07T21:03:13.7283160-05:00
I agree, BenFilley.
imabench says2013-09-08T23:51:57.1562158-05:00
The system isnt rigged for the two party system, its just that all other independent and third parties stink at campaigning and getting votes. Ross Perot, Teddy Roosevelt, and George Wallace all ran as independents or as part of a third party and managed to win a very large chunk of the vote along with entire states as well........ Libertarians on the other hand cant campaign to save their life.
imabench says2013-09-08T23:52:25.3754936-05:00
The most successful libertarian presidential campaign was by Gary Johnson in 2012, and he only got 1 million votes compared to the 60+ million that both Obama and Romney managed to pull in, which is less then 1% of the total popular vote.............................................................................. So the system isnt rigged, its that Libertarians and other third parties dont know how to campaign.
imabench says2013-09-08T23:54:44.1869630-05:00
The most successful libertarian presidential campaign was by Gary Johnson in 2012, and he only got 1 million votes compared to the 60+ million that both Obama and Romney managed to pull in, which is less then 1% of the total popular vote
vortux says2013-09-10T09:38:30.9877358-05:00
I'd say it's both: all of the existing third parties stink at campaigning, *and* the system is rigged against third parties . We need to replace the electoral college -- and not just with a first-past-the-post popular vote, but with instant runoff voting or the like.
richardvonburk says2013-12-29T20:46:24.4754528-06:00
I added Chris Christie as seeing how he was on the pic of this poll but not an option lol
Patriot830 says2014-01-12T14:43:46.6918548-06:00
Who cares if Hillary Clinton will be the first female president? This isnt about gender. This is about who will help America the most.

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