Which currently announced Canidate do you support for 2016 Presidency?

Posted by: lannan13

35 Total Votes

Bernie Sanders

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and served as ... mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and has praised Scandinavian-style social democracy.Sanders runs for office as an independent but caucuses with the Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for purposes of committee assignments. He was the only independent member of the House during most of his service and is the longest-serving independent in U.S. Congressional history.In an interview with The Nation on March 6, 2014, Sanders stated that he is "prepared to run for President of the United States" in 2016   more
14 votes
1 comment

Rand Paul

Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American politician and a former ophthalmologist who serves as the junior United States Senator for Kentucky, in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the son of former U.S. Representative and ... presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas.A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Paul began practicing ophthalmology in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1993 and established his own clinic in December 2007. He became active in politics and founded Kentucky Taxpayers United in 1994, of which he is still chairman. He first received national attention in 2008 when making political speeches on behalf of his father, who was campaigning for the Republican Party's nomination for president. In 2010, Paul ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, defeating Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary. He subsequently defeated the Democratic nominee, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, in the general election   more
10 votes

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. She previously represented Ne... w York in the U.S. Senate. Before that, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was First Lady from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a J.D. From Yale Law School in 1973. After a brief stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977. In 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and in 1979, the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America. As First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with her husband as Governor, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas's education system   more
6 votes

Ben Carson

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Has been a director of the Company since May 1999. He is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Carson is also a director of Kellogg Company.
2 votes

Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012, he is the first Cuban American or Latino to hold the office of US Senator from Texas. Cruz is a member of the Republican Party. He served as Solicitor General ... of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. Cruz was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation, from 2004 to 2009.Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. On July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff, 57–43. Cruz defeated the Democrat, former state Representative Paul Sadler, in the general election held on November 6, 2012; he prevailed with 56–41 over Sadler   more
1 vote

Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in del... egate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won.Huckabee currently hosts the eponymous Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee. From April 2012 through December 2013, he hosted a daily radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, on weekday afternoons for Cumulus Media Networks.Huckabee is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, musician and a public speaker. He is also an ABC Radio political commentator   more
1 vote
1 comment

Marco Rubio

Marco Antonio Rubio is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.A Cuban American native of Miami, Florida, Ru... bio is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in November 2006.Rubio announced a run for U.S. Senate in May 2009 after incumbent Republican Mel Martinez resigned. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed him in polling for the Republican nomination. Rubio won the Republican nomination after Crist opted instead to run with no party affiliation. In a three-way split against Crist and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek, Rubio won the general election in November 2010 with 48.9 percent of the vote. He is one of three Latinos in the Senate   more
1 vote
1 comment

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is an American former business executive and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010. Fiorina served as chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 and previously was an executiv... e at AT&T and its equipment and technology spinoff, Lucent.Fiorina was considered one of the most powerful women in business during her tenure at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard. While she was chief executive at HP, the company weathered the collapse of the dot-com bubble, although the stock lost half of its value throughout her tenure. In 2002, the company completed a contentious merger with rival computer company Compaq, which made HP the world's largest personal computer manufacturer. In 2005, Fiorina was forced to resign as chief executive officer and chairman of HP following "differences [with the board of directors] about how to execute HP's strategy."Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. She was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010, losing to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. She is actively considering running for President in 2016   more
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TBR says2015-05-14T13:57:24.9626100-05:00
Its a good Ben Carson photo.
geauxpelicans5 says2015-05-14T13:58:11.5132063-05:00
Who do you support TBR? I'm curious.
TBR says2015-05-14T14:01:14.0355463-05:00
Well, I voted already geauxpelicans5. The the primary's I will support Bernie Sanders. I have no delusion that he will be our candidate, and will then support and work for whomever that is. It is very likely that it will be Hillary.
geauxpelicans5 says2015-05-14T14:02:53.1748173-05:00
Bernie Sanders, don't know much about the guy but I'll look him up. I realized you'd already voted and looked at who you voted for. I'm surprised no one had voted for Hillary at this point.
TBR says2015-05-14T14:26:40.9866499-05:00
Bernie Sanders is a he** of a good guy. You unfortunately do not get elected talking socialism, or telling better than half of the electorate that they are wrong.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T14:45:40.0846675-05:00
If Sanders loses, I might support Rand.
TBR says2015-05-14T14:46:56.2528210-05:00
I don't get the Paul appeal to you tajshar2k.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T14:47:25.7405773-05:00
Not because he is great, its because he is better than Hillary.
TBR says2015-05-14T14:49:24.9124399-05:00
I can buy that. I don't doubt his appeal as a alt for progressives on some very key issues.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T14:53:03.1242059-05:00
Ya, he is against the Patriot Act, which is good.
TBR says2015-05-14T14:55:33.4334965-05:00
Yup, but abortion, same-sex marriage, education, healthcare, and a raft of other issues he is NOT a good fit for me.
DCPolitical says2015-05-14T15:01:17.4829272-05:00
Rubio has my vote. I believe we need a good republican candidate to run the country and he respects the court's decisions as far as gay rights go and also has a good plan for immigration reform and will lower taxes.
TBR says2015-05-14T15:01:56.7687348-05:00
Boy am i thirsty
lannan13 says2015-05-14T15:02:44.2628563-05:00
<3 Rand Paul.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T15:03:05.1678891-05:00
True, but he says he will leave it up to the states to decide stuff like gay marriage. So not bad for GOP standards. Healthcare and Education, I'm with you on that.
TBR says2015-05-14T16:11:29.6733455-05:00
Paul is a long shot for nomination, and a very long shot for election. While better chance than Sanders, I still don't consider him viable. http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/us-politics/us-presidential-election-2016/winner
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T16:15:30.8056369-05:00
Bernie Sanders is a socialist...
Varrack says2015-05-14T16:16:02.7704467-05:00
I have no idea. I'm going to be a couple months shy of voting age by Nov '16, which is sad, but the electoral college makes my vote not count anyway, so...Meh.
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T16:16:06.9825007-05:00
If Sanders wins, we can enjoy living in the United States of China.
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T16:16:21.3034843-05:00
Heck, even China is becoming more democratic and capitalist.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T16:16:42.2701531-05:00
@triangle.128k Nice joke.
lannan13 says2015-05-14T16:16:50.5034956-05:00
Sanders is a dangerous Commie.
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T16:24:49.6516015-05:00
@tajshar2k Was that sarcasm?
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T16:38:07.8758403-05:00
@triangle Yes.
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T17:23:32.5979669-05:00
But really, why do you support a socialist candidate? You even stated on your "big issues" page that you oppose socialism and promote capitalism.
Renegader says2015-05-14T18:13:26.9263756-05:00
Gary Johnson would be the ideal candidate but I understand Paul is pandering to the right to try and pick up more conservative votes. He is the best of a bad situation.
triangle.128k says2015-05-14T18:57:34.7223009-05:00
Johnson doesn't take his presidency too seriously and he gains very little support sadly.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T21:02:40.4465269-05:00
@triangle There is a difference between Socialism and Democratic Socialism. Socialism is what they have in Cuba, China, Vietnam. Democratic Socialism is what they have in Finland, Norway, Sweden. There is a big difference.
Stefy says2015-05-14T21:04:52.5490205-05:00
Bernie sanders isn't socialist. And he wants campaign finance reform to prevent corporations from buying legislation.
Midnight1131 says2015-05-14T21:09:40.1516202-05:00
Lannan13, you should learn the difference between democratic socialist and communist.
tajshar2k says2015-05-14T21:11:44.0783579-05:00
Democratic Socialism is a mix of both systems. I'm not saying we have 50% tax for free stuff, but I'm saying we should ease it. Pure Capitalism will only drive up the inequality and crime.
CyberConor says2015-05-15T15:17:45.1640671-05:00
Bernie Sanders want to limit our freedom.
tommytom says2015-05-15T17:17:49.5259373-05:00
Actually, he's against the people who are currently limiting your freedom - the political sellouts to corporations for their own personal profit.
Renegader says2015-05-15T18:15:55.2648804-05:00
Best candidates in order 1.) Gary Johnson 2.) Rand Paul 3.) Bernie Sanders

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