Best 2016 Candidates for US President


The Top Ten

1 Bernie Sanders Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an independent American Senator from Vermont and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

Our country has the worst income inequality out of every developed country in the world.

Republicans don't want to tax the fat billionaires supporting their campaigns and are trying to make them exempt from taxation, while raising taxes upon the already struggling poor.

Bernie will tax the rich to an equal percentage of their wealth compared to that of everyone else, which every other civilized country in the world does.

Corporations have essentially been given the right by the supreme court to give billions of dollars to whatever despots they support and wield power over the entire country.

Republican politicians are responsible for this, as megacorps tend to take them over the more anti big business democrats.

4 supreme court justices are expected to retire/die in the next presidential term and Bernie will not appoint any new ones unless they promise to repeal the legislation responsible for this.

Overwhelming, undeniable evidence coming ...more

It looks like it's going to be Hillary as I'm writing this on 4/27/16, and frankly if you were a Sanders supporter you have every reason to get behind Hillary and absolutely none to get behind any of the Republicans. I took the "I side with" test where you are asked about thirty questions on income equality, climate change, same-sex issues, and other issues of the day. Then you are shown which candidate you agree with most often. I agreed with Bernie on 95 percent of the issues. I agreed with Hillary on 95 percent of the issues, and Jill Stein on 87 percent. After that, it was like I fell off a cliff. Next was Trump with 31 percent. That is the difference we're looking at, folks. I talked to a friend of mine who is a Bernie supporter and she said she had the same results. You want Citizens United overturned? Trump isn't going to appoint anyone to the Supreme Court who feels that way. Will Hillary? Well, of the four people who voted against it in the first place, two were appointed by ...more

I come from the future... Bernie has the primaries stolen from him and Hillary loses despite her rigging the election. - CameronBinder

I am a Hillary supporter but would support Bernie if he gets the nomination. That said, there was a time I would have done so enthusiastically but that ship has sailed. I am writing this on April 7, 2016, and Bernie said last night in Philadelphia that Clinton is not qualified to be president because of her vote on the Iraq war fourteen years ago. I wonder if he feels the same way about everyone who voted that way. Does he feel John Kerry is qualified to be Secretary of State? Does he think John Edwards was qualified to run for president? Does he think Joe Biden is qualified to be vice-president? Frankly, the Republicans are criticizing Clinton less than Sanders lately while I do remember Sanders saying he would never run a dirty campaign. He is doing the Republicans' work for them. Also, he is doing nothing to raise money for other Democratic candidates while Clinton has contributed time and energy to other Democratic congressional candidates. His campaign is all about him. Still, he ...more

Bernie Sanders is a man of the people, he is honest, respectful, and has integrity. He stands against money interests and is not beholden to any of them, not taking any Super PAC money, he only accepts money from the people making him only beholden to the people. He stands for equality and a return of the middle class. This will be the first time I have voted for someone that I believe in, instead of a lesser evil.

2 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.

He thinks he can control America when he can't even control his hair! - Pegasister12

Lol my hair is curly and it spikes out, I can't wear it down and no matter what it looks like it's trying to fly away. Does that discredit my ideas, good or not? - Yeshua

I'm writing this on Sept. 27, 2016, the date after the worst debate performance in history, hands down. Honestly, it was like the Republican candidate couldn't make it so they went out on the street, grabbed the first person they could find, and said, "Hey, buddy, would you like to debate Hillary Clinton? " He actually started out okay but the first time she got under his skin he waffled and never recovered. It's one thing to rip your opponent behind her back, quite another when she's there onstage to expose all the lies you've been telling. And hooray for Lester Holt! Finally, a debate moderator who is somewhat interested in keeping things factual! Hillary cleaned his clock in the debate, but the polls are still way too close for comfort. Why anyone would even consider voting for Trump is beyond me. I'd vote for his dog before I'd vote for him.

Well, Newtmyboy, I kind of think Trump is afraid to show his opinions because no one knows what they are, either that or he doesn't have any. Oh yeah, the wall. We'll send you the bill, okay? We'll make more friends with Trump? He has already alienated Mexico, England, and any Muslim country. We'd be fighting ISIS without any Muslim allies? Doesn't sound like a recipe for success to me. Gun control, right. You've been listening to Ted Nugent, I see. Obama was going to take away all your guns, wasn't he? I assume you still have yours. And climate change is fake. Since you know more than 98 percent of our scientists, I'll expect to see your cure for cancer any day now. It doesn't matter, though. The mere fact that Trump is number three on this list invalidates it. And Cruz, who dropped out a month ago, is at number two. Boy, do we ever live in a stupid country.

How is he below Commie Sanders? - Maddox121

3 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.

I write this on the day before Election Day. I'm with her. And not just because I'm liberal (And don't start trying to debate with me, because I'm sticking with Clinton, hands down). I'll agree she's not perfect, but no candidate is. However, I still have hope that she can be a good president and a good commander in chief. I know not everyone is going to agree with me here, and that's fine with me, but seeing the proposals and policies she has planned if she does become president and the charitable things she has done and her durability to stay faithful to what she believes will benefit not her, but rather benefit the United States makes me stay as a supporter of her. Only time will tell when Election Day comes tomorrow. People will vote Trump, people will vote Clinton, people will vote 3rd party, and some people might not just vote at all. But even if my comment gets a ton of dislikes and hateful replies, I will stand tall and no longer cower in fear of Trump being president and I ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Apparently no one on this website watches the debates, or she would certainly be rated ahead of Biden, who isn't even running, or Trump, who is an utter loose cannon. I would rate her ahead of Sanders as well because while I hear all the right things from Bernie what I don't hear are solutions. His solution to solve the Flint, Michigan, water crisis is for the governor of Michigan to resign. I agree that governor Snyder should resign, but then your governor is his lieutenant governor who is probably just as conservative and unlikely to help. Bernie is a very likable and honest man with great ideas, and I would surely vote him over anyone in the Republican clown car, but Hillary gets things done and is my first choice.

Oh god no! It's a nightmare just thinking about her being in the white house.

By far the best candidate, and here she sits at number eight. Oy ve. Yes, being First Lady is a qualification for president, it gave her incredible insight on how the country was run. Oh by the way, she was also Secretary of State and a U.S. Senator for eight years but we're apparently not counting that. She was a senator from New York which may explain part of the reason she made speeches on Wall Street. What our Bernie Bros can't point to are any instances where the money from those speeches influenced her vote, and in fact much of the money went to help charities. She's easily the smartest candidate in the field, she's tough as nails, and she is a Republican's worst nightmare. She is the best candidate, and judging from all the money Republicans are spending to try and get Bernie the nomination, I would have to say that Republicans agree.

4 John Kasich John Richard Kasich is an American politician, the 69th and current Governor of Ohio, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

If anyone still doesn't know, John Kasich unfortunately dropped out. What a bummer. I'm a liberal and I actually would have thought John Kasich would have been a much better presidential candidate than Donald Trump. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Kasich is easily the most diverse of all the candidates; being able to understand both republicans and democrats alike. His plan to better health care is a stroke of genius, and he has a remarkable resume.

Kasich seems to be the only Republican that isn't bad. And I am saying this even though I am a liberal. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

What the hell is he even doing still in the race? For God's sake, Marco Rubio has been out of the race for a month and he still has more delegates than Kasich. Is this guy really that delusional?

5 Rand Paul Randal Howard "Rand" Paul 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.

Threw a hissy fit when he was relegated to the kids' table for the Republican candidates' debate. Does not possess the temperament to lead this country.

It should have been bernie vs rand it would have been great

A little bit of a nutjob, but more honest than the rest of the Republicans

Libertarian Republican. A guy that cares about us Americans' rights. Not like that lying Hilary Clinton.

6 Marco Rubio Marco Antonio Rubio is an American politician and attorney, and the junior United States Senator from Florida.

Here is the best description of a conservative.

Conservatives love their country. The believe in self responsibility and the philosophy that hard work will benefit you in life. They believe in a strong national defense and will remain loyal to their country whether it was right or wrong. They stick to what the Constitution says, and they support morality and simple traditional American values.

And here is the best description of a liberal

Liberals too love their country, but they believe that a strong central government is beneficial to one's life. They believe that foreigners are good for the economy and they support equality and civil rights. Fairness is one of the most important issues to liberals. They support ethics and they support change, progress, and moving forward.

So, what did ya' think of my descriptions of a liberal and a conservative?.

I would personally prefer the Democratic candidates over any of the Republicans, but if I were forced to support the right-wing...well, I think Rubio has more self-control than Trump or Cruz, and is less likely to do something reprehensible. Trump wouldn't hesitate to launch nuclear weapons at the wrong country. I don't agree with Rubio's policies at all, but he's not a danger to our country's survival like Trump. - ThatStrangeKid42

I was always a Bernie supporter, but if I had to vote for a Republican, I'd vote for Rubio. I think the only problem I have with him is that he's Republican.

I'm only 16, but once I turn 18, and since I'm a pretty right leaning guy, I would officially pick this guy for president if he was running in 2020.

7 Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator from Texas since 2013. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

How is he not at least in the top three? He would have made a great president.

You're right about one thing. This is obviously not an accurate reflection of public opinion since your number two candidate is given virtually no chance of getting the Republican nomination and your number three candidate isn't even running.

I would just like to clarify that when I made my comment about the number two candidate having no chance of getting the nomination, Carson was rated second. I think Trump will be the Republican nominee, I don't see how they can avoid it, much as they'd like to.

How could anyone want to vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders believes in socialism, which will completely destroy our economy, and Hillary Clinton will literally be the next Barack Obama. I really like Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, but most of my political views match up with Ted Cruz's policies. People say he's way too extreme, but they probably haven't even met Bernie or Hillary. Ted Cruz 2016! - invinciblemario99

8 Gary Johnson Gary Earl Johnson is an American businessman, author and politician who served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party.

The smartest choice right now, even though the majority of Americans don't know him or his party. - SonicAdam

Anyone's better than Hitlery. And Gary seems to be the best choice right now.

Best chance

What is Aleppo, anyway? Oh, the major battleground in the Syrian war? Oops...
Name a world leader? Any world leader? How bout the former president of Mexico? Which one? Oh, you mean there's more than one? Oops...
This guy is a joke.

9 Joe Biden Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is an American politician who was the 47th Vice President of the United States, jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama, and in office from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until more.

He is not running for president.

I feel like he might not be the best president BUT if you invited him to the party... He'd be the bomb - Cheese567

He didn't even run for president, but if he did, he'd win by a landslide.

He was my first choice but he never ran

10 Jill Stein Jill Ellen Stein is an American physician, activist, and politician. She was the Green Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 and 2016 elections and candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.

She would stop wasting money on pointlessly killing Muslims and focus it instead on healthcare and the environment. - owlro188

Huh who is this guy - howdyhowdy

The Contenders

11 Carly Fiorina Cara Carleton "Carly" Fiorina is an American businessperson and political candidate, known primarily for her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

Her shoes looked very nice at the Republican debate, until that house fell on her.

Also an incredibly bad business person and has no qualifications for the job she is seeking.

Shes an incredibly powerful speaker!

Leagues better than Trump

12 Dr. Benjamin Carson

If you think he's so intelligent, search up some of his quotes. Come on. He compares abortion and Obamacare to slavery and his tax plans to the Bible. And don't even get me started on the pyramid thing. Ben Carson is just as big of a liar, homophobic, Islamaphobic, rude, and ignorant candidate as Donald Trump is. Just because he may happen to be an extraordinarily gifted neurosurgeon doesn't mean that he's an open-minded, wise person who has the ability and talent to lead and do what's best for one of the most powerful countries in the world.

He has no experience whatsoever. Even TRUMP is better than him. Getting him out of the race was a good idea.

He's a good guy but says a lot of stupid stuff. His heart is in the right place but I would not vote for him.

He endorsed Trump. That pretty much tells me he isn't as good a politician as he is a brain surgeon.

13 Martin O'Malley Martin Joseph O'Malley is an American politician who was the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected as governor, he served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 and was a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999.

Whoever did not vote for him is an irresponsible voter

He was better than Hillary, but not Bernie. I would've supported him if Bernie didn't run.

I liked him while he was in. I hope we hear from him in the future.

I hop he is clintons vice president

14 Chris Cristie Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American attorney, politician and member of the Republican Party who has been the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. His term ends January 23, 2018.

I'm from New Jersey. And I can tell you this. He's a bully and an idiot.

No, actually we're not even trying.

He also dropped out

He's a thug

15 Ben Carson Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. is a retired American neurosurgeon and former candidate for President of the United States.

He's already on this list as Dr. Benjamin Carson. However I don't like him.

He barely deserves one mention in this survey, let alone two.

16 Bobby Jindal Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016, a former US Congressman, and former vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

I live in Louisiana where this guy was governer. Trust me! You do NOT want him in office. He managed to destroy a very good college plan that we had down here for students to go to school without being hassled by loans and it worked for a long time. But Jindal screwed it up by poorly managing stats money and forcing universities to cut majors, sometimes even entire DEPARTMENTS as a result of his lack of fiscal responsibility. American, please do not ever let this man become a major player in a presidential race. - Verderame

Democrats have allowed their racism to slip out? Oh, did Trump switch parties again?

Indians are peaceful, and a person who loves peace can't win America - vivek0305

A lot of Democrats have accidentally allowed their covert racism to slip out into view when discussing Bobby Jindal.

17 Al Gore Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

Actually won in 2000. He would save this country, most intelligent politician!

I have nothing against AL gore but, he shouldn't be on here, he isn't running - dimentioditto

Yes, that's true, we do actually owe him at least one term, don't we?

He would've been better than that 9/11 starting Bush - SirSkeletorThe3rd

18 Al Franken Alan Stuart Franken is an American comedian, politician, media personality, and author who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a staff writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Better not, or the entire country would be like an episode of Saturday Night Live.

He's got a good situation where he is. And we want him here, too. Ain't gonna happen. Amy Klobuchar may run, eventually.

19 Scott Walker

His problems don't end with his face. Champions cutting education and busting unions, but such actions do have consequences. For several years, Wisconsin has ranked second in SAT testing scores. Last year's tests would be the first fully affected by the cuts Walker made to education and Wisconsin's score fell to ninth---from the bottom! That's right, their scores fell all the way from 2nd to 41st! Walker has also been badly outdone by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton as far as attracting jobs. It's no wonder that while he was the darling of the Koch brothers and all he had to do was make the lay-up, Walker never caught on and eventually had to drop out of the presidential race.

A governor with a fatal case of stupid face. It's really sad to see someone suffer so much. I think that's why the Koch Bros. Give him so much money, they're not trying to buy him, they just really feel bad for him.

Another good governor, often a good indicator of being able to handle the same kind of task on a much bigger stage.

20 Vermin Supreme

Ponies4all, he's the tyrant that America has been waiting for. Make sure you brush your teeth! Because he is sure to pass laws that will make sure you are doing it! If you're a fan of the way government has seeped into your everyday lives than he is the perfect candidate for you! Vote vermin for the same old Washington politics with a more exciting personality.

Not only is he very funny, but he's a great person to boot.(no pun intended)

Watch videos about him he is hilarious

Free ponies for all of America. What could possibly go wrong?

21 Allen West

There are people who live on my block that have a better chance of becoming president than he does...

He is not running.

A very competent knowledgeable caring individual who served his country bravely and who understands how to be an effective and fair leader of all the people in America by uniting rather than dividing them. Donald M. Nemcik

22 George Pataki
23 Mike Huckabee

He's in it for two reasons; possible vice-presidency and speaking fees. Noticed he's at the kiddies table now for the debates. Fewer and fewer people are taking him seriously.

Don't vote for him if you don't want an evangelical Christian theocracy where teaching science is illegal and gays are treated like crap!

He's better than Clinton

24 Lincoln Chafee

He wouldn't be bad

25 Condoleezza Rice

The fact that she ignored warnings about 9/11 would and should haunt her...

All polls indicate she would win easily if she ran in the upcoming race for Governor of California, but she has categorically stated she will not run for that office.
Holding out for an even bigger prize?

It would be awesome if she was President! - RiverClanRocks

Of all the candidates, she would know the most and have the best ideas about foreign policy.

26 John McCain John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee more.

You have to question his judgment after last time's vice-presidential choice. Unlike Trump, though, I'm not going to diminish his military service.

27 Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

Not running for the presidency

Not running for the presidency yet, but there are rumors...

28 Rick Santorum
29 Lawrence Lessig

How valid can a list be when the number three and six never were running, number five isn't even liked by his own party and never got above two percent before dropping out, and only four of the top are still in the race after two primaries?

Wasn't he on Breaking Bad?

30 Howard Dean
31 Herman Cain
32 Andrew Cuomo
33 Lindsey Graham
34 Rick Perry

Thank you for your entry, Mrs. Perry...

35 John McAfee
36 Tom Hoefling
37 Jeb Bush John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

If he became president, he'll pass on the tradition of invading the Middle East for no reason - SirSkeletorThe3rd

He's no as bad as people make him. Helped expose some of trump's flaws (which is why I initially dislike trump) - Therandom

This picture will give you nightmares! Don't look at it!

He's jejune and a mothers boy, he called Donald trump a bully! Could have said something a little less weird

38 Paul Ryan Paul Davis Ryan Jr. is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015.
39 Mike Lee
40 Jon Huntsman Jr.
41 Rocky De La Fuente
42 Mimi Soltysik
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