2016 = 16 Presidential Hopefuls

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 1:32 PM
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  • 16 YUCKS!!!!! There isn't a single one that supports Wall Street reform, breaking up the big banks, the Iran nuclear deal (not perfect, but the best that can be hoped for), reining in military contractors, properly funding infrastructure, increasing the minimum wage, and a whole slew of other issues that would have a positive impact on the lives of the ordinary citizen.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Thu, Jul 23, 2015, at 4:09 PM
  • After the shootings yesterday down in Louisiana Bobby Jindal will be in the spot light for awhile and we will see what he is made of.

    If Trump gets the nod from the gop he will be scrutinized more then he has ever been. Will be interesting how he handles being under pressure he didn't ask for. Lol!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Jul 24, 2015, at 10:12 AM
  • Trump sure is getting lots of attention !

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Jul 28, 2015, at 10:47 AM
  • I see Mike is at it again in the letters section.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Jul 29, 2015, at 11:53 AM
  • Last I knew, as of this morning, it is a free country and allowable to voice/write an opinion.

    -- Posted by joe_smoe on Wed, Jul 29, 2015, at 1:21 PM
  • Never said it wasn't! Just making a comment, nothing else! Still a free country isn't it, unless you're politics are looked down on by the right!

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Jul 29, 2015, at 5:04 PM
  • Lol, I guess the down looking works both ways. Have a good day Sir!

    -- Posted by joe_smoe on Thu, Jul 30, 2015, at 8:10 AM
  • Poor Mike he always picks the ones that will never get elected........

    Trump is the high one in the polls now, but wait it won't last.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Jul 31, 2015, at 11:00 AM
  • Trump's power base is the TEA PARTY fanatics. They can't get him elected. Excellent blog.

    -- Posted by REIDMOORE on Fri, Aug 7, 2015, at 7:29 PM
  • Anyone know who the 17th candidate is? When I wrote the blog there was only 16

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Aug 8, 2015, at 10:59 AM
  • I Didn't know there was 4 Democratic Candidates


    Unlike the Republican primary race, the Democratic Party has only four candidates as of now, with Hillary Clinton having the highest profile of them all.

    Hillary Clinton: After an unsuccessful bid in 2008, when she lost out to President Barack Obama in the primaries, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back. After stepping down as secretary of state in the first Obama administration, speculation was rife that she would consider a presidential run. Clinton formally announced her candidacy on 12 April. She is now considered a favourite.

    Lincoln Chaffee: Lincoln, son of former Republican politician John Chaffee, will be contesting the presidential primaries on a Democratic Party ticket. A former Republican senator, Lincoln switched to the Democratic Party in 2013. He served as the governor of Rhode Island after contesting the gubernatorial race as an independent candidate. Considered to be a liberal Republican, Lincoln endorsed Obama in the 2008 elections, and was a co-chair on Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.

    Martin O'Malley: Malley served as governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. and mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007. A lifelong Democrat known to harbour national ambitions, Malley announced his 2016 primary run on 30 May.

    Bernie Sanders: Sanders, 73, officially announced his candidacy on 26 April at an event in Burlington, Vermont. A politician known for his strong independent credentials, Sanders became the first independent to be elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990. He considers himself a strong "democratic socialist". Sanders was re-elected to Congress till 2007. In 2007, he was elected as senator from Vermont, a post he continues to hold.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Sun, Aug 9, 2015, at 1:09 PM
  • The 17th Republican candidate is former Virginia governor and former RNC chairman Jim Gilmore. According to wikipedia, as governor he successfully cut the state's tax on cars and trucks and signed legislation recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. During his tenure, the state's budget surplus shrank.

    -- Posted by Plath fan on Mon, Aug 10, 2015, at 2:32 PM
  • Thank you Plath Fan

    I also did a search on who is the 17th candidate and here's what I found

    Gilmore, who served as Governor of Virginia from 1998-2002 and Chair of the Republican National Committee from January to December 2001, made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2008 election cycle. Gilmore later ran for the U.S Senate seat being vacated by Republican John Warner. He faced Democratic fellow former Governor Mark Warner, who was Gilmore's successor as Governor in 2002, and subsequently lost the election by a large margin.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 10:44 AM
  • Rick Perry has stopped paying his staff.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 1:45 PM
  • There are five Democrats running, and two more thinking about it.

    The fifth candidate for the Democratic nomination is Jim Webb, former senator from Virginia, former Secretary of the Navy, and retired Marine Corps veteran. He is considered to be center-right on cultural or social issues, and center-left or populist on economic issues.

    Vice President Joe Biden still is considering whether to run.

    Lawrence Lessig, economist and political activist, also is thinking about running. His platform is election reform - creating a campaign finance system where some of your federal income tax bill is vouchered to the candidates of your choice, weighted voting, making it easier to vote and not harder, and blocking gerrymandering. He has said that if elected, once these proposals are adopted he would resign and his vice president would become president.

    -- Posted by Plath fan on Tue, Aug 11, 2015, at 5:59 PM
  • A bunch of misfits running........

    Both sides...........not much to offer!!

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Aug 12, 2015, at 9:33 AM
  • After sitting back and watching thing develop, it's starting to look more like a real contest on the democrat side with Sanders presenting a real challenge to Clinton. The interesting thing is that he beats all the republicans in a head to head contest in most of the polls.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Mon, Aug 17, 2015, at 5:47 AM
  • I see that, but he won't get my vote.

    The Donald so far is out shining the other Republicans, and I am sure they don't know how to handle that.

    You never know I might eat my words

    "Mike always picks the wrong candidate"

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Mon, Aug 17, 2015, at 10:40 AM
  • The Donald says many outrageous things, that's for sure. I read an interesting article that outlines the cost for rounding up and deporting all undocumented aliens. I'm sure the Donald has read it also and that's why he doesn't talk about the cost. Try in excess of ONE TRILLION dollars! Just where does he plan on getting that kind of money?

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Mon, Aug 17, 2015, at 7:23 PM
  • The news this morning has The Donald running 24% Rand Paul is now at 6% And the one I like the best John Kasich is at the bottom 5%. Chris Christy isn't in the top ten.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015, at 10:28 AM
  • John Kasich doesn't stand a chance. He's a moderate and acts like a grownup.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Aug 19, 2015, at 5:49 AM
  • So far not one candidate on either side gets my vote.

    -- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Aug 19, 2015, at 10:57 AM
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