Top 10 Best 2016 Candidates for US President

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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 and 2020 elections.

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 is better than any of the Republicans. Since my love for my country is stronger than my disgust for the campaign he has run, I would vote for him.

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, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968... read more

Was railing against Obama on Wednesday morning because ten U.S. Sailors were being detained by the Iranian government after accidentally sailing into their waters. Was saying Obama is weak on leadership and no one respects us. As Trump was speaking, the sailors were on their way back to the United States, since Secretary of State Kerry had called the Iranians and secured the sailors' release. So, in this case, Trump not only had weird orange hair but also egg on his face.

The US is building the wall, and Mexico is helping to fund it! He wants to stop illegal immigration!

There will obviously be a gate for legal immigration, but seriously, in all aspects, Donald Trump is at least funny, and he's honest.

3 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as first lady of the United States from 1993... read more

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.

4 John Kasich John Richard Kasich is an American politician who served as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.

Besides being an actually sane choice for president, he's the only current candidate in the Republican G.O.P. who isn't completely out of his mind. It doesn't hurt that he has a good sense of humor, and doesn't viciously attack the opposition of Republican values. I'd vote for Bernie, but his plans are too expensive, and he hasn't really mentioned any concrete way of fixing the national debt.

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.

5 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 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!

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.

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?.

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

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.

8 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.

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

He will: balance the budget, cut taxes for every American, repeal obamacare 100%, stop nsa spying on Americans, end common core, and more! YOU can help America by voting for him on here and in real life.

9 Joe Biden Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from... read more

Thankfully Obama's health is pretty good, this clown as president for even part of a term would be a terrible thing.

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

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

10 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.

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.

The Contenders
11 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.

You know somebody is a good choice when the other side tries extra hard to make him look bad.

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.

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

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

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

13 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.

14 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.

15 George Pataki
16 Jeb Bush

Jeb only had TWO votes before he was kicked out, I'm not even lying. His only two votes were himself and his wife's. Pretty sad

Jeb Bush: Hey Honey
Jeb's Wife: Yes Dear?
Jeb Bush: Everyone is apparently smart enough to realize how bad of a candidate I am, can you vote for me?
Jeb's Wife: Sure because I have no brain.

He is a good guy. People are only not voting for Jeb because he is part of the Bush family.

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

17 Lincoln Chafee
18 Rick Santorum
19 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?

20 Lindsey Graham
21 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!

22 Rick Perry

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