By Peter Andrew – ConservativeAmerican.org – Leading the way Right.
Thank goodness that Mitt Romney announced today he won’t be running for president in 2016. The only thing he would have done is take money from others who are running. We have some thoughts on who should drop out next. Who we pick (in red font below) may surprise you!
There are at least 32 names (let us know if you think we are missing anyone) that have been tossed around as possible 2016 GOP Presidential candidates.
1. Gov. Scott Walker – our favorite right now
2. Sen. Ted Cruz – as a senator, his chances decrease. Love the guy, perhaps a VP?
3. Gov. Rick Perry – we’ll have to see if he runs a better campaign this time
4. Sen. Rick Santorum – longshot. Establishment GOP still mad he stuck in the race against Romney so long. Would need early money and early wins.
5. Gov. Susana Martinez
6. Gov. Mike Pence would be a strong candidate
7. Gov. John Kasich would be a good president, but perhaps not a great candidate.
8. Rep. Trey Gowdy would be awesome. The GOP seems to have assigned him, however, to the role of Hillary smasher this time around.
9. Sen. Marco Rubio could be a good candidate, but another senator and they usually don’t get far.
10. Gov. Sarah Palin would be a good leader, not sure she wants to go through all of this again. She should announce early that she is not running to get rid of any rumors and release money that would have gone to her so it can help others.
Rep. Paul Ryannot running. A good choice.
12. Gov. Bobby Jindal should stay in the mix for now
13. Gov. Nikki Haley could be a good candidate.
14. Gov. Jeb Bush – This is the Karl Rove-Bush wing of the party that wants to join with democrats to destroy the Tea Party Conservatives. The last thing we need is another Bush… or another Clinton! He should drop out.
15. Sen. Rand Paul – His candidacy will not succeed. He says some things right and other things make it sound like he is an alien. He could leave now.
16. Dr. Benjamin Carson – This one will make some of my conservative pals mad. However, a big beef with Obama was that he had no experience doing anything. While Carson has plenty of brilliant medical experience, he has no experience in governing. We have seen the things that can go wrong with an inexperienced candidate and I’m just not sure the time is now for Dr. Carson. A good VP perhaps. He could announce he is willing to be the VP for a strong Conservative American candidate.
17. Sen. Kelly Ayotte – Probably not much chance. Not sure she needs to make an announcement.
18. Gov. Mary Fallin – A female Governor to challenge Hillary. From a strong Conservative state. It would be okay for her to run.
Gov. Mitt Romney not running. Thank you!
20. Gov. Sam Brownback
21. Rep. Peter King
22. Rep. J.C. Watts won’t be running, a good VP choice?
23. Lt. Col. & Rep. Allen West won’t be running, a good VP choice?
24. Donald Trump - he should skip the whole thing where he wastes our time pretending he might run if no one better shows up. He could stay out this time.
25. Gov Bob McDonnel may wish to run. Would likely not get far.
26. Gov Jan Brewer may have some ambition, but likely will not get far.
27. Sen Tim Scott – another senator with the stats against him.
28. Sen John Thune – (see Tim Scott)
Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t run and doesn’t want her husband trashed again by the lamestream press.
30. Rep. Newt Gingrich Please God, have Newt stay out of the race.
31. Gov. Mike Huckabee He wants it so bad. No one wants a guitar playing pretend-conservative. He should have kept his show on Fox. Also his health can’t be good with all of the weight he has put on. He should leave now.
32. Gov. Chris Christie is a democrat in the eyes of Conservative Americans. He would be John McCain with a foul mouth. He will run. He should not run. We won’t win if Christie gets the nomination.