Monday, January 23, 2006

Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee

Right Wing News reports a survey of 58 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a ranked list 1-5 of the candidates that they would most like to take the Republican nomination for President in 2008 and the 1-5 candidates they'd least like to see as the Republican nominee in 2008.

Most Desired

  1. Condoleeza Rice I would love to see her, but has said she is definitely not running
  2. Rudy Giuliani I agree, but can a pro life candidate get nominated
  3. George Allen He is a governor, and a governor is more likely to know how to run the country than a Congress Critter
  4. Newt Gingrich I like his ideas, but doubt his ethical problems would let him get the nomination
  5. Dick Cheney who has made it clear he is not running
Least Desired
  1. John McCain
  2. Chuck Hagel
  3. Bill Frist
  4. George Pataki
  5. Jeb Bush


Anonymous said...


Why not John McCain?

Don Singleton said...

I was not one of the 58 bloggers voting, I just reported the results.

Conservatives question whether or not McCain can be trusted.

There are certainly people I would prefer over McCain, but there are certainly people I would prefer McCain over them.

Anonymous said...

McCain is #1 on my list. I hope he runs. The fact that he doesn't always follow the party line is exactly why I like him so much. I agree with most of his positions.

Don Singleton said...

In general I don't like any Senator for President. All 100 of them think they know enough to be President, and that they should be President, yet it is very seldom that a Senator knows enough about running a government, budgeting, etc to make a good President. Normally I would prefer to have a President be a former Governor, and preferably from a large state.

I would make an exception if Condi was willing to run.

Anonymous said...

What better person to execute the laws than one who has helped to make those laws. I admire Senator McCain for his integrity and for his military service.

Don Singleton said...

There is more to being President than executing the laws. There is budgeting, supervising numerous executive branch departments, dealing with the legislature and foreign governments, etc. etc. etc.

Governors do all of that, with the exception of dealing with foreign governments, and some even do that with respect to encouraging trade with exporters in their states.