The Early 2016 List — Yes, No and Maybe

Election 2016The Early 2016 List — Yes, No and Maybe

When the Presidential election rolls around and we start looking at the candidates and hoping we can find one that has what it takes to bring America back to the way it was under Ronald Reagan, I like to take an individual look at the folks thought to be in the know as potential Presidential candidates. So, in no particular order; here goes, these are the ones we have so far and the opinions I express are strictly that, MY opinions.

Sen. Ted Cruz – A Conservative that has nearly every member of the GOP establishment in a sweaty and nervous, almost *tantrum* mode. When Ted Cruz arrived on the scene in D.C. I honestly knew little about the man. Cruz served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008 and I honestly wasn’t at all sure how I felt about him. Of course I voted for him in the Senate race because there was no real alternative, but now that he’s in D.C. and driving the GOP’s Good Old Boy network totally crazy, I am watching him closely, and like what I see so far.

Gov. Sarah Palin – I am NOT a fan of Palin’s; I do NOT believe she would be a good, or even an average President. Palin is invaluable to the Conservative movement, she is one of the best, if not THE best cheerleaders the GOP could have and would, in my opinion, be an outstanding leader for the RNC. God knows she would be a lot more forceful than Reince Priebus.

Gov. Mike Huckabee – Plays a pretty good guitar.

Gov. Chris Christie – An anti-gun upper East Coast RINO that has NO business seeing the inside of the White House on anything other than a visitors pass.

Gov. Rick Perry – Perry spent 17 years as Governor of Texas and he did a really good job for the state. Texas is very secure and financially solvent, Perry handed Greg Abbott an office that will be much easier to run because of the Perry legacy. Can Rick Perry overcome the gaffs from the last try for the nomination for POTUS? I don’t really know to be honest with you. Rick Perry is a lot more substantial than he appears but the Texas accent, they say he has an accent, I never heard it, but supposedly his accent, his manner of speaking and his last outing in 2012 may turn off a lot of non-Texans.

Gov. Scott Walker – Walker must be doing something right, Wisconsin has kept him in office for a long time now, and in more than one office. From what I have read so far, Walker is not an altogether bad candidate.

Sen. Rick Santorum – Santorum is one of those guys that leaves me cold. He got beat out in 2012 by Mitt Romney for crying out loud. I don’t see anything glaringly wrong with him but I don’t see anything that screams *GOOD POTUS* to me either. 

Dr. Ben Carson – Carson is a very well educated man in many areas and a total DUMBASS where our Second Amendment rights and anything to do with guns is concerned. For me that equates to HELL NO! 

Donald Trump – The man has the most abrasive personality imaginable, I change the channel when he comes on the TV. Does he have a good head for business? Sure he does but he has NO style, no finesse. Money doesn’t buy *class*. 

Sen. Joni Ernst – Really cute, perky and seriously lacking the experience needed. Remember, Obama was a half-term U.S. Senator when he got to the White House. We don’t need another inexperienced *gaff machine*. Ernst may become a very capable and desirable choice in a few years but I don’t believe she is up to the task just yet.

Gov. Mitt Romney – Dear God NO! Please, not again. Wasn’t running and losing twice more than enough? Caspar Milquetoast is not what America needs, and we can’t overlook his recent remarks about global warming being man-made, for ME, Romney is and always has been a NO.

Gov. Jeb Bush – Pro-amnesty, pro-Common Core and more of a *One World Government* supporter than his brother, father and grandfather. Absolutely a NO!

Sen. Rand Paul – The NUT didn’t fall too far from the tree.

So there you have it; my opinions on those thought to be running so far. Love em or hate em, I believe someone on that list WILL be the GOP offering in 2016.

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29 Responses to The Early 2016 List — Yes, No and Maybe

  1. Zydeco Swamp Donkey says:

    So, basically an all-Texas ticket. Doesn’t sound like a bad deal. Perry-Cruz would be interesting. I would really love to see Trey Gowdy in the mix.

  2. Eugene Kipp says:

    I just marked Romney off my list today. He joined the other Moonbats by saying “Climate Change is caused by humans and the world must try to correct it.

    Climate does changed.. almost daily. the cuauce? Called the Sun !

    • TexasFred says:

      Romney is a loser, climate change or not, he would be about the worst choice ever if the GOP/RNC were to anoint him again…

    • Abigail says:

      I think you mean weather which is short term changes from day to day, minute to minute. Climate is the average of many factors over long periods of time. And it changes due to many reasons. Climate variability is short term changes due to things like deforestation, volcanic eruptions, el Nino.
      To say that mankind has had absolutely no effect on climate whatsoever, I don’t think I can go with that.

  3. Wayne says:

    Nice job. Personally I too favor T.C. as president. He has Supreme Court experience and has a good backround in constitutional law. I see you changed your opinion of S.P. and I like her attitude too. C. Christie startled me at first, having moved to Florida from N.J. , but soon showed he was a RINO at heart. He roared in like a lion and soon turned into a pussy. Perry and Walker would make good presidents and I think they would be eventually convinced to go along to get along as governorships are different than leading the whole country. My backround in business leads me to like Trump for his no nonsense, take the bull by the horns attitude but the country would never go for his practical solutions to obvious problems. Would be nice to see him kick some progressive ass though.

  4. Kevin Marks says:

    I’m for Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Rick Perry at the moment. Sarah should be in the cabinet. Donald Trump should run so we can have some fire in the debates that may clarify some candidate’s views by getting them off the rehearsed answers. The rest…. well the word barf comes to mind.

  5. minuteman26 says:

    Like Cruz, Perry and Walker also. Do think the next PUTUS should have executive experience in government. A GOP POTUS will have to act quickly to undo all Obama’s screw-ups and being a former governor would help with that task as well as forming new policies that benefit the country. Perry would be my first choice based on his record here in Texas.

  6. gawfer says:

    Nailed it, Fred. Frightening that we agree so closely.
    Bush- NO!
    Romney- No
    Christie- N0! (White house doughnut maker, not with standing)
    Carson- No (Chocolate milk toast)
    agree on Palin Cruz, Walker… Who is Earsnt?!
    I like Perry, and the left must be afraid of him because of the recent smear attempt

  7. TomR,armed in Texas says:

    I really agree with you on this list. For Christi add on he’s a muslim sympatizer. Carson has made some ridiculous gun statements. Cruz, Perry, Walker, Palin I would like any of them. Huckabee-???, nice guy, but ——. Ernst – ? Trump – better than Romney, Christi or Bush, but not a good solid choice. Rand Paul — terrible foreign policy ideas. Santorum -way down on my list of OKs. One you did not list I would like in a heartbeat is John Bolton.

    • TexasFred says:

      Bolton hasn’t been touted in the news or shown up in Iowa that I am aware of… It was a *Who’s there now* list for me, not a wish list, and I would seriously support Bolton and Allen West… Now THAT is one hell of a WISH ticket… :)

  8. Robert says:

    Trump, Carson, Ernst, Huckabee, Christie, Romney, Bush… Would be better than Obama and Hillary… Not much, but better.

    Santorum, Cruz, Perry, Walker, Palin… All would be better than Trump, Carson, Ernst, Huckabee, Christie, Romney, Bush….

    I’d like to see Allen West, John Bolton, Mike Lee, hell, Ted Fkn Nugent on the list too.. Its a long way a way, I’m not throwing total support or total against for at least 9 months, time to get the baby out of the womb and then fight.

    • TexasFred says:

      I’m not recommending any of them at this time, it’s just an *opinion* thing as we start looking closer for *The One* that can get it done… So far, there’s no one on the list that truly lights me up…

  9. Robert says:

    Ted Nugent through his weight behind Perry… Personally Fred, that’s a HUGE endorsement and it was based on RECORD of Perry running Texas.

    Every one of these “Want to be’s” have problems. Good news is, every damn one would be better than what we have now so the bar is really low.

    • TexasFred says:

      I don’t understand the fascination with Ted Nugent.. I really don’t… And I don’t understand how his endorsement carries any degree of weight with the voting public as a whole… Nugent appeals to a certain crowd, a small crowd in the grand scheme..

      • Robert says:

        Well Fred, for me it was his “Ted white and Blue” book. I read it and by GOD that book should be mandatory reading for youth. And as far as the fascination, its probably because he speaks the same way no matter if camera’s are rolling or he’s at home. He’s damn right on ALMOST all of his stances and has a platform to speak it.

        His endorsement of Perry is a check mark in the good column IMO. Doesn’t mean its the end all be all, especially at this time. But its a positive mark. And it put Perry up a notch with millions of hunters/gun owners.

  10. Bunkerville says:

    Sounds like a great analysis. We need someone with some pazaaz (Sp).

  11. Abigail says:

    I would like to know more about Walker’s stance on illegal immigration and citizenship.

    This is from 2013 “Not only do they need to fix things for people already here, or find some way to do it, there’s got to be a larger way to fix the system in the first place,” Walker said. “Because if it wasn’t so cumbersome, if there wasn’t such a long wait, if it wasn’t so difficult to get in, we wouldn’t have the other problems that we have” of immigrants living in the country illegally.”
    If he supports citizenship for illegals that would not win him my vote at this moment.

  12. BobF says:

    Excellent assessment on all the potentials you listed. I would like to add another thing on Ben Carson besides the 2nd Amendment. Carson has absolutely no experience in government at all; not even a local level as far as I know. He would be at the mercy of the GOP if he were to get elected for cabinet level positions and such. He may be highly educated and a good man but you’ve got to have some experience with government to be president.

    • TexasFred says:

      Fully agreed, but so far *SOME* folks are still doing the *but he’s better than Obama* dance… He may be but again, he may NOT, he has some serious Libber in him..

  13. HGPSURF says:

    Your top 3 are the ONLY ones I could get behind. This is sad and I hope someone emerges out of the woodwork and gets us excited. I’ll add that there is something in Rick Santorum’s facial expressions that I find to be a complete turn off. That sounds petty but I am sure I am not the only one who notices it.

  14. Gov Rick Perry speaks very well. He has a southern accent that in my opinion distinguishes him. He wasn’t very well prepared the last go ’round – but then again, I don’t think it would have mattered, because over half of Americans was for Obama from the very beginning.

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