Thursday, June 4, 2015

Presidential Candidates So Far...[UPDATED]

We are 18 months away and the list of candidates for President of United States keeps getting longer and longer. So to keep up, here is the list of declared and potentially declaring candidates as of today.

Publicly Declared -
Ben Carson
Ted Cruz
Carly Fiorina
Lindsey Graham
Mike Huckabee
George Pataki
Rand Paul
Rick Perry - [Just declared this AM]
Marco Rubio
Rick Santorum
Scott Walker

Undeclared Maybe:
Jeb Bush - [Will formally declare 6/11]
Chris Christie
Bobby Jindal
John Kasich
Donald Trump website
More from GOP website who may have declared, but I have never heard about:
Skip Andrews
Michael Bickmeyer
Kerry Bowers
Dale Christensen
John Dummett, Jr.
Mark Everson
Chris Hill
Dennis Michael Lynch
Michael Petyo
Brian Russell

Publicly Declared-
Hillary Clinton
Lincoln Chaffee (Republican/Independant/Democrat)
Martin O'Malley
Bernie Sanders

Undeclared Maybe:
Joe Biden
Michael Bloomberg (Democrat/Republican/Independant)
Elizabeth Warren - suspended
Jim Webb

I realize that most of these people will drop off as the months progress, but we might as well learn about them while we can.

For some help, here is list from The Atlantic with some basic profiles for some of the more prominent candidates...


AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Allow me to summarize the basic profiles. This applies to all of them:

Name: _____
Occupation: Politician

Skills: N/A
IQ: less than 82

Criminal History: Expunged, included sexual offenses.

Qualifications for Office: Will give hand jobs for cash.

Qualification to Run Country: None.

Mental State: Narcissistic

Composed Of: 92% water, 1% Salt, 1% rare minerals, 6% donkey crap

AndrewPrice said...

BTW, Rush has launched a noble crusade against us accepting "Caitlyn" Jenner. Nice and petty, as always.

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew - LOL! Well, maybe I shouldn't be laughing...but that profile is exactly right.

But that being said, I am thinking since there is a new declared candidate about every 1.4 hours, I am afraid there won't be anyone left to actually campaign to. I think I am going to start prepping for the Primary debates, just in case my lottery number comes up and I have to run for Pres too.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Sadly, that does seem to be the profile. :(

At this rate, yeah, everyone will be a candidate! That will make for an interesting election.

Koshcat said...

How much for the hand job?

AndrewPrice said...

$2,600 per election

BevfromNYC said...

What, did I suddenly walking into a Borscht Belt comedy club?? ;-D

Rustbelt said...

OT: Truly the passing of an era. Former Marine Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers, has died.


I never served in the USMC, but I'll say it for Mr. Nez anyway: Semper Fi and Amen.

EPorvaznik said...

President Perry. Love the sound of it, much more than the prospects of it the last time around, too.

BevfromNYC said...

Rustbelt, the Navajo Code Talkers were the unsung heros of WWII. Along with the Enigma code breakers, they helped defeat Hitler, Cjester Nez was a hero.

BevfromNYC said...

Perry is a good and smart guy. If he can run on his record in Texas, he can do well. And he has the experience of really working on his blunders of 2012. He will be prepared. But I am not sure if another Gov. from Texas can go the distance. Though Jeb isn't from Texas, he has the taint of being a Bush, thoughGWB IS polling a lot higher than Obama these days. Ted Cruz is yet another Texan and he will do really well in the debates. He is a brilliant debater, but he's a Texan and real "Conservative", so we will see.

BevfromNYC said...

On a brighter note, it looks like O"Mally is running on the "Putin" plan. He can't seem to keep,his shirt on...

Anthony said...

I'm just hoping the next president has some executive experience/is a competent administrator. The latest hacking attack (which stole the personal data of millions of government employees) shows our government's current cyberdefenses are of no value, which could turn incredibly nasty at any moment.

Imagine a drone being hacked and being used to bomb an ally or even the US itself. 'Its our drone but not our fault! We think its China!'.

Critch said...

It's funny, and I hear this mostly from liberals, that there are 53 women in the running for Miss America, but only 2 for POTUS. of course, that's a simplification of the process,,however, the fact that this many Republicans are putting their hat in the ring is probably a good thing,,we'll have a gleaning process and get down to two or three who are strong and then we'll get serious...

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

While the left is going bonkers over Rubio and his wife's speeding tickets I thought IowaHawk had a great reply:
David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog
Rubio's wife: speeding tickets
Hillary's husband: frequent flyer on the 'Lolita Express' to billionaire pedophile's private rape island."

I'm not a Rubio fan, but if speeding tickets (Rubio had 4 and his wife had 13) is all the left has got on him that's pretty pathetic.
Especially since they are trying to paint him as evil for that. Not a winning stategy.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Anthony, I concur. Only governors have that experience which is why I'm leaning towards Perry, Walker or Jindal (if he decides to run).
Of those three, Jindal seems to be the best speaker, but maybe Perry and Walker will surprise me. It's still early.

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