There will be a lot of choices for president in 2016 but the best man (in my opinion at least); the man who is most knowledgeable about the most serious threat the United States is facing: radical Islam in general and Islamic terrorist tactics in general: Lt. Col. (retired) Allen West, is not currently running for president in 2016.
It’s a shame but it’s his decision; I do hope, however, that someone changes his mind.
So who’s left? A couple Democrats who I won’t waste your time mentioning and, right now, a growing flock of Republican declared candidates and potential candidates, among them: Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, Former Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Chris Christie, US Senator Ted Cruz, Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Bobby Jindal, US Senator Rand Paul, Former Governor Rick Perry, US Senator Marco Rubio, Former US Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Scott Walker. And, you can be sure, a host of others. (Thanks to Ron Gunzburger’s “Politics 1” website) (http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm)
It’s far too early to go into details about where candidates stand on the issues that will be debated when the Presidential Debates roll around. Whatever a candidate says today will, at least in most cases, be somewhat different by then. Politicians change (or at least modify) positions based on polls and rightly so. The governed should have an important say in their futures. It’s the polls themselves you have to be wary of. Historically, polling data has been molded by the form of the questions and the biases of the polling organizations.
When you pick a president in 2016, please don’t go by appearance. If the election of 1858 had been swayed by appearances, the 16th President of the United States would have been Stephen A. Douglas.
Do I sound a bit biased against Democrats? Well, let me allow the Democratic record to stand for itself.
Ron Gunzburger’s “Politics 1 (http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm)