Well So Far we are now up to 16 Republican Candidates running for the President of the United States (I am leaving my short opinion after each of them, if I have something to say)
Here they are and in no particular order
#1 Jeb Bush (I think we all know who he is)
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush
Born February 11, 1953 is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the younger brother of former President George W. Bush.
#2 Ben Carson (I haven't heard much about him)
Born September 18, 1951 is an American politician, author, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
#3 Chris Christie ( I used to like him until he became wishy washy)
Born September 6, 1962 is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010.
#4 Ted Cruz ( I don't like the guy)
Born December 22, 1970 is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas. He is the chairman of the subcommittee on the Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also the chairman of the United States Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
#5 Carly Fiorina ( I haven't really been paying attention to her YET)
Born September 6, 1954
She is an American politician, former business executive, and current chair of the non-profit organization Good 360. Starting in 1980, Fiorina rose through the ranks to become an executive at AT&T and its equipment and technology spin off, Lucent. As chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1999 to 2005, she was the first woman to lead one of the top twenty U.S. companies
#6 Lindsey Graham ( I kind of sort of like him)
Born July 9, 1955 is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina since 2003, and has been the senior Senator from South Carolina since 2005. On June 1, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States in the 2016 election
#7 Mike Huckabee (He's good for television)
Born August 24, 1955 is an American author and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. He won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finished second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won, behind nominee John McCain and Mitt Romney
#8 Bobby Jindal (Another one I don't know much about)
Born June 10, 1971 is an American politician who is the 55th and current governor of Louisiana and the former vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association
#9 John Kasich ( this guy I heard the other day speak when he announced his candidacy and I like what I heard)
Born May 13, 1952 is an American politician who has served as the 69th Governor of Ohio since 2011. He is also a candidate for the Republican Party's nomination to the 2016 presidential election.
Kasich served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich (2001--2007). He also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers' Columbus, Ohio office until the firm collapsed in 2008
#10 George Pataki ( Nope don't know much about him)
Born June 24, 1945 is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995-2006). A member of the Republican Party, Pataki was a lawyer who was elected Mayor of his home town of Peekskill, later going on to be elected to State Assembly, then State Senate. In 1994, he ran for Governor against three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo, defeating him by over a three-point margin as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. Pataki, succeeding a three-term Governor, would himself be elected to three consecutive terms, and was one of only three Republican governors of New York elected since 1923, the others being Thomas Dewey and Nelson Rockefeller.
#11 Rand Paul (I think he has a few good ideas)
Born January 7, 1963 is an American politician and physician. Since 2011, Paul has served in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party representing Kentucky. He is the son of former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas.
#12 Rick Perry (I don't like him, all talk no action)
Born March 4, 1950 is an American politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).
#13 Marco Rubio (Handsome, but I don't like him)
Born May 28, 1971 is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
Rubio is a Cuban American native of Miami. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in November 2006.
#14 Rick Santorum ( oh Geez NO)
Born May 10, 1958 is an American attorney and Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania (1995--2007) and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican (2001--07). He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
#15 Donald Trump ( Very entertaining with his big wallet and mouth)
Born June 14, 1946 is a business investor and television personality, and author, and the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's lifestyle and outspoken manner, as well as his books and his media appearances, have made him an American celebrity. He hosted The ApprenticeTV show.
#16 Scott Walker (No No No)
Born November 2, 1967) is an American politician and the 45th Governor of Wisconsin, serving since 2011. Walker is also a candidate for the Republican Party's nomination to the 2016 presidential election. Walker served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and as the Milwaukee County Executive before his election as governor in 2010. He survived a 2012 recall election and was reelected governor in 2014, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.