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Old 08-18-2007, 05:54 PM  
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List your choice for President in order...

I pulled this post of mine from another thread. I'd be curious to see others lists

I included all the current declared candidates (D & R), the leading undeclared ones, and a few others that I've talked about here personally. Along with a note about why/why not.

I'd vote for the candidates in this order:

Gore - D (has the full package to be a good President... proven experience)

Clark - D (has potential to be a great President... limited proven experience)

Obama - D (has the full package to be a great presient... a little green)

Powell - R (Hard time trusting his judgement after UN, he would be #1 overall otherwise)

Biden - D (can't keep his foot out of his mouth, but I trust him on the issues)

Richardson - D (great experience)

Hillary - D (she'll do a good job, having Bill back in the WH will help fix a lot that's broken)

Edwards - D (not sold on him)

Dodd - D (same, not sold on him)

McCain - R (Like his policies best of R's)

Huckabee - R (don't like his policies, but trust him a lot... he's no Dubya)

Kucinich - D (he's a pacifist, no go for President)

Paul - R (his policies are extreme, IMO... but he'd not likely be able to enforce much of them

Gravel - D (Existential Gravel)

Romney - R (he'll do or say anything to get elected, but he'll do little damage when he's in office)

Thompson - R (he's phoney, but arrogant enough to not be a tool of NeoCons/Cheney/Rove like Bush was)

Tancredo - R (he's a little radical, IMO)

Brownback - R (don't like his policies, don't really trust him)

Hunter - R (I think he's corrupt)

Rudy - R (Like many of his policies before he abandoned them... He's Dubya 2... an empty cavern of foreign policy experience being filled by the NeoCons)

Newt - R (Imagine if Rove was President)
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Gore (a girl can dream, can't she?)

Kucinich (she can dream big dreams, can't she)

Kathleen Sebelius (still dreaming)

Edwards (I admit, I'm losing faith in this candidate)

Hillary (the ONLY way around the law allowing Bill to serve another term)

Richardson (I like him even though he's way too conservative for me)

Dodd (long shot) interchangeable with Wes Clark

Obama (I really wish I liked him more but it's just a feeling I can't explain)

Hagel (Yep, I could support this CON)

Biden (suffers from Tabago disease)

Bozo (could be no worse than the clown we currently have)
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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Rudy - R (I like Steve Forbes and John Bolton who have decided to advise him on economic and foreign policy respectively. I believe him when he says he'd nominate the kinds of SCOTUS judges I want. He is the most likely, besides possibly McCain, to satisfy me in the way he carries on the GWoT. He'd be even better if he'd name Dick Cheney as the head of his VP search.)

Romney - R (Every Mormon I've ever known has been a high character, high achievement kind of person so the Mormon thing is a positive as far as I'm concerned. He's the most charismatic of all the candidates with the possible exception of Obama. I trust him to nominate the right kinds of SCOTUS judges. I don't trust him quite as much to aggressively pursue an offensive GWoT, but I suspect he wouldn't disappoint me too much. I think he's the most electable Republican in the race.)

Hunter - R (He'd be very good on GWoT and SCOTUS nominations, but I'd have a bit of a problem with his protectionist tendencies when it comes to economic policy. It wouldn't be any worse than the problems I've had with Bush on domestic policy though.)

Thompson - R (He talks a good game. I haven't decided yet whether he wants to be president just to be president or if he really wants to lead the country somewhere. I think he'd be satisfactory in the GWoT and SCOTUS.)

Newt - R (He's a visionary which I like. He's very good on the GWoT and I suspect he'd be good on judicial nominations. I'm more convinced with Newt than with any of the others that he would be running because he wants to make a difference. Unfortunately, he's pretty toxic and would have the same challenges that Hillary will have in the general election without the tailwind of an unpopular incumbant from the other party to play off of.)

McCain - R (He'd be reliable on the GWoT and judges. He's got a lot of baggage that I'd have a hard time overlooking like McCain-Feingold, the tobacco shakedown, his overly broad definition of torture, etc.)

Tancredo - R (I could live with a guy who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. It would be an interesting 4 years.)

Huckabee - R (As far as I know, he isn't strong on the things that are most important to me and his social conservative credentials don't mean much to me. He beats out Brownback only because he's in a rock and roll band.)

Brownback - R (He's more conservative across the board than Huckabee, but as far as I know he doesn't know how to rock. I just don't like the guy much I guess. Maybe if I got to know him better, he'd grow on me.)

3rd Party conservative candidate who supports the GWoT or myself if none is on the ballot - (This is the fallback position. No one below this line could possibly get my vote this year).

Paul - R (He's been my favorite Congressman for a long time. I agree with the vast majority of things he stands for. He'd have much difficulty getting any of his agenda enacted. But his complete misreading and misdiagnosis for the GWoT has me hoping he remains my favorite Congressman. I couldn't vote for him this year.

Biden - D (He can be entertaining when he opens his mouth and I doubt that he'd do too much damage to the country. He beats out Richardson only because he hasn't gone all-out-pander like Richardson with a call to withdraw all troops from Iraq beginning immediately.)

Richardson - D (He's as fake as anyone in the race, but he's got great experience and he's not a complete liberal whacko. His immediate withdrawal position on Iraq is a nonstarter with me though.)

Gravel - D (Because he's not as much of a nut as the rest of the democrats).

All the rest - D (Never)
















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Old 08-18-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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1. Paul - R - The only candidate who truly believes that the Constitution is the law of the land.

2. Huckabee - R - A distant second, but he has impressed me in debate. He also supports the Fair Tax.

3. Tancredo - R - Another Fair Tax supporter.

4. Newt - R - I liked him in the 90s, even when my views were pretty liberal (prior to college). I'd need to learn more, but he seems pretty fiscally conservative, which is what I value most.

5. Romney - R - Some of the posters on this site have done a good job of lowering my confidence in this guy, but at least he claims to be a fiscal conservative.

6. Any Libertarian - Below this line, the Libertarians would pretty much need to disband and not put up a candidate for me to vote for them. Even then, the "Constitution" party might look good.

7. Powell - R - I guess. Always liked him for the most part, but a little unsure of some of his views.

8. Richardson - D - Good experience, good background. You know he cares about the border.

9. Obama - D - Seems like a well-intentioned guy, and at least he'd end the war ASAP.

10. Biden - D - He seems sane enough, and it's fun to watch him put his foot in his mouth.

11. Gravel - D - Grumpy old man would be kind of funny.

12. McCain - R - I used to be a big fan. I’m tired of war, though.

13. Thompson - R - Yuck.

14. Rudy – R – I used to be a big fan, but he seems like the “totalitarian” choice. No thanks.

15. Brownback - R - I usually don't trust candidates who campaign on being really good Christians.

16. Hillary - D - Worst of both worlds. War and Socialism.

17. Edwards - D – Total phony.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:43 PM   #7
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:54 PM   #8
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:19 PM   #9
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obama is my first choice, and my second, and my third...

ron paul would be next...

after him i'd have to go for little richard...

or maby john paul george and ringo...

not sure about them though...

after that it's go back and look a closer look at all the other candidates and see if there was one that i could support in good conscience...
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #10
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Ron Paul will get my vote regardless of nomination. I think he would actually execute the war on terror while keeping us out of goofy, no-win ventures where our troops are playing bullet sponges without good cause. When Ron Paul goes to war, it will be to actually win the war, not twiddle around in order to make a bunch of military contractors rich.

Plus, he'd scrap the income tax and actually work on shrinking the government. He's the full package.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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Ron Paul will get my vote regardless of nomination. I think he would actually execute the war on terror while keeping us out of goofy, no-win ventures where our troops are playing bullet sponges without good cause. When Ron Paul goes to war, it will be to actually win the war, not twiddle around in order to make a bunch of military contractors rich.

Plus, he'd scrap the income tax and actually work on shrinking the government. He's the full package.
Took the words right out of my mouth.

1. Ron Paul

2. Ron Paul

3. Ron Paul

4th choice......it'd be a toss up between Ron Paul aaaaaaaand Ron Paul.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:55 PM   #12
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Took the words right out of my mouth.

1. Ron Paul

2. Ron Paul

3. Ron Paul

4th choice......it'd be a toss up between Ron Paul aaaaaaaand Ron Paul.
so, you like ron paul do you?

i hope whoever wins will make ron paul the secretary of state...

now that would be a treat, wouldn't it?
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:57 PM   #13
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so, you like ron paul do you?

i hope whoever wins will make ron paul the secretary of state...

now that would be a treat, wouldn't it?
Yep, I like Ron Paul. Like many of my countrymen, I am sick of the partisan bullshit.
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