Top Ten 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

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

Extremely accomplished 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.

He's not qualified for president. I mean, you cannot just make up experience. I would not say this about Bush, Kasich, Paul, Cruz, or Christie, but I would say it about Carson, Trump, or Fiorina. No matter what we'll-paying job you apply for, you need SOME experience. You can talk about the government being broken all you want. It's easy to say, not so easy to fix. If you don't know your way around Washington, it's impossible.

I like seeing one of 'us...we the people' running to change the thinking of the normal back to for the betterment of the country and those in it. We would be a better nation with a true Bible believing Christian at the helm. I like his ideas and his intelligence. Wish he could replace Obama now...before any more damage is done to our beautiful country.

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.

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. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015 and has lent the use of his 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

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.

Oh please! Money has been a problem for Republicans? Seriously? With the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson around? You couldn't have started your entry with a more false statement if you had tried. Republicans outspent Democrats nearly 10-1 in 2014. I will leave it to you Republicans to figure out your own problems, but to suggest money is one of them is glaringly false.

My opinion is Donald Trump would be a strong leader...So far I like every thing he has said...I believe he would make America great again...I like his resolve on on jobs, economy, border control, education, and protection of the United States...I pray He gets the presidential nomination...

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

This Fraud CLEARLY wants to pull one over on America & is in big with the RINO Establishment. If, I mean, WHEN Jeb Bush Goes down, they may back Rubio, hoping to foll enough Conservative voters to keep the REAL Conservative candidates out of the GOP nomination. & if Worse comes to worse, they would rather have Rubio in the WH to HELP them bringin all those Illegal Alien Democrat voters to give Dems the PERMANET Majority. This guy is a slick Liar, and Kept on Pushing Amnesty WHILE he was apologizing for his role in Pushing it!

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.

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.

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.

4 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.

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.

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.

One of the biggest liars running in the election. And his supporters have the nerve to call him "honest? " Everyone in the Senate hates him...including fellow tea party guys. Just a big fail.

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!

5 Chris Christie Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American attorney, politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey. His term ended on January 23, 2018.

This is guy would be a horrible president we would send in the military dozens of times and a majority of times for stupid reasons. He would damage the U. S's reputation. There needs to be a republican in office and the right choice is Rubio.

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.

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.

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...

6 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.

Seems to me like a big pretentious whiner. He is unique voice in the GOP though...but he'll never gather enough support to win ever. Just like his father...another failed campaign.

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

Not my first choice, or even my second choice, but even this guy is better than any of the Democrat choices.

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

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

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.

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.

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...

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

Actually, I will have to update a comment under Jindal. Your first four may be horrid, but at least they're still in the race. And I don't know how much longer your number one is gonna be around...

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...

Yes, we really need someone who ran a printer company into the found and got demolished in a Senate race...

9 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.

The last thing America needs after the disaster of the Bush administration is another redneck, homophobic bible Nazi in the white house. Such a term applies to no one better than Mike Huckabee. He is a moron even by Christian conservative standards, which is saying something. He supports legislation banning all abortion, even when the life of the mother is at risk. He wants to build a huge Berlin wall type structure along the border of Mexico in the hopes that this will stop the immigration crisis, or because he thinks that Mexicans are going to assimilate into our culture and destroy the White American identity, which he does. He wants to impose economic sanctions against our second biggest trading partner and the most powerful nation on earth, China. This will not work for several reasons. One, China will have the whole rest of the world to trade with. Two, economic sanctions will do nothing to help the country's horrific human rights record. Three, American companies will be badly ...more

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.

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

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.

If we do elect another Bush, we'd have to elect another Clinton to clean up after the mess he leaves...

Well, one thing he did as governor of Florida was give the presidency to his brother...

Oh horrors! Not another Clinton! Who could stand all that peace and economic growth?

The Contenders
11 Rick Perry

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

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

I don't think so.

12 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.

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.

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.

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 the most conservative state in the nation. That's how bad Jindal was. And you wonder why he get routed in the primaries

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

14 Condoleezza Rice
15 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.
16 George Pataki

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

17 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.

18 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?

19 Jim Gilmore

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

20 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...