Top Ten 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

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The Top Ten

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

Has No Business running for President. He should run for Mayor, Representative, Governor First. Get a record. I am NOT voting for anyone that doesn't have a good record, serving in an office of power. , fighting for Marriage Religious Freedom & 2nd Amendment Rights.

Extremely accomplished American...no politics as usual. Just an American who wants to see our country turn around and become great again. The fact that he has no political background means nothing. He's smart. He knows the Constitution and I've watched numerous talks and interviews with him. He understands the problems facing this country and doesn't just complain, but has plans...and good ones...for how to address all the issues facing our country. Many people regardless of party understand that our government today is way out of hand and backwards from the original by, for, and of the people that was intended. Ben Carson is the people. Not qualified? I disagree. In my opinion, he's the most qualified, not being in this for any sort of personal gain.

A reasonable man with experience of solving difficult" life& death decisions"... I believe as a choice for a president, he could make decisions in OUR best interest.

He sucks. Worse than Hillary and Trump.

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2 Donald Trump 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, ...read more.

The reason most republican candidates have been unpopular in the past years is because of money. Presidential campaigns aren't cheap, so they have to be very careful not to offend anyone in their candidate race, or they may lose key sponsors.

Donald trump doesn't have that problem. He has enough money to fund his own campaign, so he can say whatever the hell he wants. AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT. Trump is one of the few candidates who has the guts to say what's wrong with the country, regardless of who gets "offended" in the process. He's also not a professional politician, so he's cerainly not in it for money.

It's also admirable how trump has stood his ground with the media constantly trying to tear him down. People applaud Carson for not having political experience, but trash trump for it. But does that stop him? No! Trump calls the media biased idiots and keeps on trucking.

He may not be as attractive a personality as Rand Paul or Carson, but trump has the know-how ...more

I don't want to spend all day typing, so I will make this quick and to the point. DONALD TRUMP WILL RUIN THIS COUNTRY, DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM!

So your main point in supporting Donald Trump is that he's rich enough to be able to offend whoever he wants? Yeah, that sounds like a Republican to me. It's also such a crime how the media has mistreated I'm by giving him all the free publicity he wants. I will agree with you that the media has been horrid. But they've treated Trump like a saint compared to the way they've treated Hillary.

Lol Are you serious? Even CNN try to make Trump finish his talking within 5 seconds after answering the question so he has to say a lot of excuse me's - FerrariDude64

Even If You Don’t Like Him, You Have To Say He’s The Best Republican In The 2016 Election.

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

He is one of the only respectable candidates. I don't agree with him on all the subjects, but he knows exactly what he's doing, and is not a nut-case like many of the candidates on this list. - Alpha101

Well said. I myself am left-wing, but of the right-wing candidates I would prefer Rubio. Someone like Trump would be quick to fire nuclear weapons at who-knows-what-country for who-knows-what-reason. Rubio has self-control, which the other conservatives lack. - ThatStrangeKid42

Skips nearly all of his meetings. He even admitted he hates his job in the Senate. So tell me...why would I want a lazy guy like him as my president? I still remember how Chris Christie roasted him to ashes on the debate stage that one time..."robot Rubio." Do I want that kind of a person negotiating with Putin? Heck no! Weak.

I hope that all the Trump supporters in the poll are just joking and that they will vote for the right choice, Rubio, once the primaries start.

Rubio would of been the best president running. he is young but experienced and is very pro israel. he knows what he's doing and respects family, being that he raises a larger one than the other canidates. he stand up to candidates like trump and actually reveals his plans. he isn't as secretive as trump, and neither as loud spoken, but he has a lot to say,and makes much more sense than trump, who makes insane ideas. people make fun of his age but he's one year younger than Cruz and age doesn't matter as we see from Clinton and Trump, who are both liars and huge bigshots. Rubio probably would of won the race if Trump wasn't in it,but apparently people who have no self control and take back everything they say are more appealing to the country. I wish Rubio would of been vice president for Cruz after he dropped out, because they're both conservative in views, and I'm sure they would of made a great team. and after Rubio dropped out I was sad. I hope he goes in next election though.

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4 Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American attorney and politician; he was elected in 2012 as the junior United States Senator from Texas.

Clearly understands we need to secure our borders and states how he'll do it. Understands that his number one job would be to protect the American people. He calls a spade a spade and explains his ideas for correcting our countries problems. He's not wishy washy. Right outta the gate he states the problem, his plan to fix it and how he'll do it. Everyone else tap dances.

He's the best! Credible, has integrity, honest, realistic, and believes that he can improve America's conditions. I believe in you Ted Cruz! Hope you win the elections!

Best Choice on ALL Issues. Integrity, Life, Liberty, Freedom of Religion, Marriage, Family, Constitutionally Limited Govt, Peace thru Strength, Free Markets, Less Regulation, Lower Spending, Lower Taxes, Energy, Jobs Opportunity and More. Talks and walks like a fighter & does what he says. There is no other like him.

Best candidate in the ENTIRE race

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

Isn't that special? Carly's smiling. I guess she hasn't heard that her Planned Parenthood video makers got hit with felony charges...

Got booted back to the kids' table in the last debate. I thought her shoes looked nice, though, until that house fell on her...

A business failure. And she really thought she could be president? Vice president? HAHA heck no.

BOO

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6 Chris Christie Chris Christie 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.

VOMIT. This guy is Nearly Last on the List, next to Jeb Bush. a Real Phony who should run on the Democrat ticket. But that is why so many RINO Establishment Elitists like him so much. They know they can get him to serve their purposes, rather than Americans.

I can't wait for Hillary to start debating these Republicans. Lies work as long as there is no one there to refute them, but sooner or later you have to face the person you're accusing. We'll see how great he is when he actually has to debate.

So he's going to kick Obama's butt out of the White House? Actually, Mr. Christie, Obama's term is up so the constitution kind of did that for you. It would be funny, though, to watch Obama and Christie in a foot race...

The fact that he supported Trump...a guy with drastically different beliefs than him shows us that Chris is a big fake doing anything to get power. If not for Bridgegate, he may have been running against Clinton right now though

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7 Mike Huckabee

Another Big government RINO posing as a Conservative. He demonstrated as a Governor, that he could either be controlled, or that he could be bought, or that he would compromise his Stated values & at any rate sell the Principles down the river. He took the fight - as the FIRST Governor to oppose it - promising to get rid of Common Core in his state. He had the same people working on it, repackaged & renamed it Arkansas standards & called it good with few if any changes. He is a Liar & has been posing, on the talk radio & Cable news circuits, as a conservative, and going to conservative & charitable events to be seen doing good. He will NEVER get my Vote.

Huckabee's stature is Presidential. He expresses himself with eloquence yet vigor (like Reagan did). He is extremely informed and knowledgeable about all the issues and stands firmly in his convictions. His demeanor is cool and collected yet you know he will fight if you put him in the ring. He will fight for the people and what is right.

Not a good candidate, but it doesn't matter. He's not your nominee. He doesn't even care if he wins, he's only in it for the speaking engagements.

Mike Huckabee is to LGBT people what George Wallace was to Black people.

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8 Bobby Jindal 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.

He would be great, but the closet-racist Democrats and Liberals simply can't hold back their true feelings about this son of immigrants from India. They do a better job of hiding it when discussing Ben Carson, but they are plainly throwbacks to the Democrat party of the 1960's whenever this competent, accomplished governor is the topic.

Very Solid Conservative. Well Rounded Best Governors Record of Fighting for Life, Liberty, Freedom of Religion, Marriage, Family, the Constitution, and so much more. Top Tier Candidate for sure.

This guy dismantled his state budget to the point where even his own party is disavowing him. He left such a calamity behind that Louisiana voted in a DEMOCRAT to replace him...that's right...a Democrat gov...in the most conservative state in the nation. That's how bad Jindal was. And you wonder why he get routed in the primaries

This must be a Republican website. People who have been out of the race for two months are actually climbing in the polls?

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9 John Kasich 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.

Agreed, I have two brothers that are teachers and they don't like this guy at all. People don't realize how hard teachers work, and really how underpaid they are. All I ever hear is how teachers have three months off every year, which is totally untrue. A lot of the people who criticize teachers are the same ones who would be the last to complain about those criminals out in Oregon, who by their own admission can stay there as long as they want. As long as you want? Now THAT is too much vacation!

I welcomed the delivery of his speech this morning. So refreshing. I believe he has the guts and will to bring people together to make America strong. He certainly has the credentials as a successful governor and did help Bill Clinton balance the budget.

This idiot thinks teachers spend all day in the teachers' lounge. If we're not already the dumbest nation on earth, this guy will deliver. I hear all the time how he's the "reasonable" candidate. I don't hear that from people who live in Ohio though...

Surprised he is so low on this list. The only one here who would have beaten Clinton. Too bad Republican voters got too greedy in this election and decided to isolate independent voters. Kasich would have won voters Cruz and Trump could not have. Just a big whiff on the Gop's part.

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10 Jeb Bush Jeb Bush John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

Another Bush... Not in my life time

Not another Bush? Fair enough, as long as there is also not another Clinton!

I know haha another Bush but he did some great things as governor of Florida and knows what it takes to get the US economy growing again.

Low energy Jeb...nobody respects him

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The Contenders

11 Rick Perry

He takes on big government and obama policies, he's experience and is successful I don't think young hopefuls are what we need again

There are three reasons Perry won't be president, he has no charisma, he looks ridiculous in his glasses, and--OOPS!

Those glasses didn't help him one bit

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12 Herman Cain

Hasn't been running all year. Was a 2012 candidate, but doesn't qualify for this list. Doesn't matter though. The word "top" disqualifies all the other entries, too.

No business running for President. Run for Mayor first & then Governor next & come back with a Record.

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13 Rand Paul 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.

One of the most underrated candidates. He's really impressed me over a lot of the things that he's said and proposed. - Alpha101

Rand Paul cares for all parts of the constitution. He is the best person to give everybody freedom.

I think he's the most rational and intelligent amongst this field of crazies!

Has now gone from an overrated presidential candidate to an overrated senatorial candidate...

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14 Scott Walker

A Koch Brothers puppet who likes to bully unions. His flip flopping on issues doomed his campaign. After one bad poll, he chickened out of the race. Yeah, great guy to have as a President...

How the mighty have fallen. I know a lot of Wisconsin people were hoping he'd win so they could get a new governor.

15 Rick Santorum Rick Santorum

Has now become a private citizen once again, which is the office he has performed best at.

He was yesterday's news. Enough said.

Is he still in?

16 George Pataki

Way too liberal for this Republican Party. He's only an ultra conservative. These days you have to be an ultra ultra ultra conservative.

Simply a moderate Republican with no name recognition. Got eaten alive by the Tea Party voters.

17 Jim Gilmore

THE MAN NEEDS SOME LOVE, GUYS. I felt bad for him after getting booted from so many debates

He's out officially now. That is, if you ever knew he was in to begin with.

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18 Lindsey Graham

Had some decent positions. But I'm sorry, nobody wanted to put boots on the ground in Syria. Not a good platform to run on.

Decent man, actually someone who Democrats could reason with. So, of course, the Repugs got rid of him right away...

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