GOP Candidates

tricksA Republican nominee should “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles.”--Jeb Bush

What a cast of characters! Every view is represented: Jeb and Mitt for the establishment, Ben Carson the doctor, Ted Cruz the radical, Carly Fiorina representing Republican women, Rand Paul the libertarian-lite, John Bolton for the war hawks, Mike Huckabee for the religious right, with Sarah Palin and Donald Trump for comic relief and a host of extras. How will it end?

  1. John Bolton
  2. Jeb Bush
  3. Ben Carson
  4. Chris Christie
  5. Ted Cruz
  6. Carly Fiorina
  7. Newt Gingrich
  8. Lindsey Graham
  9. Mike Huckabee
  10. Bobby Jindal
  11. Sarah Palin
  12. George Pataki
  13. Rand Paul
  14. Mike Pence
  15. Mitt Romney
  16. Marco Rubio
  17. Paul Ryan
  18. Rick Santorum
  19. Donald Trump
  20. Scott Walker

With a cast like this, “Gilligan’s Island” might still be going strong.

All of the above are said to be interested and doubtless several more as well. The GOP had hoped for a short, quiet campaign with few debates and no mistakes ending in the nomination of a consensus candidate with a chance of winning a national election; little chance of that it seems. Already the prospective candidates are attacking one another.

© William Hungerford – January 2015

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3 Responses to GOP Candidates

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    It’s true! The Republican/Conservative/Tea Party candidates really let their freak flag wave at the Iowa Freedom Summit. But – John Bolton? I thought he was too busy leveling the UN Headquarters..
    Most all will provide fuel for the comedic fires, what’s not funny is, the number of Americans who take them seriously enough to financially support and vote for them.
    If George Pataki is serious – there might be a contender after all.


  2. josephurban says:

    It is easy to enroll in Clown College. Not so easy to graduate.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Barbara Griffin says:

    That list is actually quite terrifying. The fact that any one of those people could gain public support is even more terrifying.


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