What is your rankings of the current Presidential canidates?

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#1 Posted by the9thinning (662 posts) -

Mine are:

1. Ron Paul

2. Gary Johnson

3. Mitt Romney

4. Barack Obama/Rick Santorum/Newt Gingrich (if it came down to one of these canidates I would stop caring who won)

anyways just curious to seeeveryone elses rankings

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#2 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

1. Romney
2. Gingrich
3. Ron Paul

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#3 Posted by imaps3fanboy (11169 posts) -
1: obama 2: romney 3: paul
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#4 Posted by cjek (14327 posts) -
[QUOTE="imaps3fanboy"]1: obama 2: romney 3: paul

This. But my opinion isn't worth anything, I'm not American, and I can't fairly judge politicians in a country which I don't reside in.
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#5 Posted by needled24-7 (15902 posts) -

Mine are:

1. Ron Paul

2. Gary Johnson

3. Mitt Romney

4. Barack Obama/Rick Santorum/Newt Gingrich (if it came down to one of these canidates I would stop caring who won)

anyways just curious to seeeveryone elses rankings

the9thinning

who the f*ck is gary johnson

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#6 Posted by surrealnumber5 (23044 posts) -
1) paul 2 through rest) jack johnson = john jackson
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#7 Posted by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

Buddy Roemer>>>>>>>>Obama>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Whoever the actual GOP nominee is going to be

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#9 Posted by needled24-7 (15902 posts) -

1) paul 2 through rest) jack johnson = john jacksonsurrealnumber5
LOL so true

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#11 Posted by the9thinning (662 posts) -

@needled24-7 Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party canidate

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#12 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Part of me, deep down inside, wants to vote for Ron Paul.

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#13 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

I'm not actually in the US but Ron Paul looks pretty good although I thought his legalise drugs view was kinda strange

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#14 Posted by Serraph105 (34045 posts) -
1. Obama 2. Paul 3. ......eff it, Colbert
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#15 Posted by the9thinning (662 posts) -

1. Obama 2. Paul 3. ......eff it, ColbertSerraph105

lol I forgot Colbert was running, I might need to redo my list :p

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#16 Posted by Paco8byu (522 posts) -

1. Romney
2. Gingrich
3. Ron Paul

airshocker

This.

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#17 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

1. Romney or Obama, have yet to decide
2. Romney or Obama
3. Zombie Reagan
4. Raptor Jesus
5. The Dude
6. Mickey Mouse
7. Ron Paul
8. The rest of the Republican field

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#18 Posted by htekemerald (7325 posts) -

Ralph Nader.

Everyone is to far right wing.

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#19 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -
1. Ron Paul 2. Gary Johnson 3. Obama 4. The rest of the GOP field
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#20 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

1. Ron Paul 2. Gary Johnson 3. Obama 4. The rest of the GOP fieldChampionoChumps

This is what I don't understand. If you support the libertarian cause, why do you support Obama? He's the antithesis of libertarianism.

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#21 Posted by savebattery (3626 posts) -
1. Ron Paul 2. Wayne Allyn Root 3. Nobody Romney, Obama, Gingrich, and the rest are just more of the same.
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#22 Posted by scorch-62 (29763 posts) -
1. Obama 2. Paul 3. Johnson
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#23 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6033 posts) -

Ron Paul is the only Republican Candidate that I like, hell even as a strong liberal I'm not sure who I would vote for if it came down between Ron Paul and Obama.

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#24 Posted by Commander-Gree (4929 posts) -
1.Romney or Obama 2. Paul (have the most respect for Paul though) 3. Gingrich 4. Santorum
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#25 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"]1. Ron Paul 2. Gary Johnson 3. Obama 4. The rest of the GOP fieldairshocker

This is what I don't understand. If you support the libertarian cause, why do you support Obama? He's the antithesis of libertarianism.

I don't support Obama, I support the other GOP candidates less than Obama.
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#26 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

I don't support Obama, I support the other GOP candidates less than Obama.ChampionoChumps

Lets not mince words. When Ron Paul drops out, who will you vote for President?

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#27 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -
[QUOTE="airshocker"]
I don't support Obama, I support the other GOP candidates less than Obama.ChampionoChumps
Lets not mince words. When Ron Paul drops out, who will you vote for President?

Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?
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#28 Posted by Devil-Itachi (4384 posts) -
1. Ron Paul 2. Barack Obama 3. Mitt Romney 4. Rick Santorum 5. Newt Gingrich
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#29 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="airshocker"] [QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"]I don't support Obama, I support the other GOP candidates less than Obama.ChampionoChumps
Lets not mince words. When Ron Paul drops out, who will you vote for President?

Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?

Ron Paul has no chance of winning the nomination and if he did, the republicans would have a zero percent change of beating Obama.

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#30 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"][QUOTE="airshocker"] Lets not mince words. When Ron Paul drops out, who will you vote for President? Pirate700

Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?

Ron Paul has no chance of winning the nomination and if he did, the republicans would have a zero percent change of beating Obama.

Those statements are not supported by facts. The opposite of what you said is true.
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#31 Posted by the_plan_man (1664 posts) -
1. Paul 2. Obama 3. Romney 4. Johnson
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#32 Posted by _VenomX (1614 posts) -

1Vermin Supreme

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#33 Posted by -DirtySanchez- (32760 posts) -
only one i know is newt so kinda hard to rank something on a basis of 1
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#34 Posted by RandomWinner (3751 posts) -

1. Cain (yes, I know, and so do you or you don't get it)

2. Obama

3. Paul

4. The rest are absolutely terrible. They're horrible human beings. Romney would probably be the one who annoys me the least, but I'm a pretty closed minded fellow I guess...

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#35 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?ChampionoChumps

Because the pragmatist in me wins out over the idealist. It becomes much more viable to talk about libertarianism when the economy is in a golden age and the young electorate who thinks I do come of age and start getting into politics.

Romney is the republicans best shot at winning. Bottom line. I wish it wasn't so, I really do. I wish with all of my heart and soul that Chris Christie was running, or that Jon Huntsman had a surge. Both of those guys would have been even better than Romney. Alas, that's not the case.

I also can't reconcile with the libertarian view of foreign policy. I'm a peace through strength kind of guy.

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#36 Posted by T_P_O (5388 posts) -

anyone who isn't santorum

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santorum

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#37 Posted by Dark_Knight6 (16619 posts) -

1. Obama

The rest aren't worth ranking.

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#38 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

1. Obama

The rest aren't worth ranking.

Dark_Knight6

And Obama is?

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#39 Posted by Dark_Knight6 (16619 posts) -

[QUOTE="Dark_Knight6"]

1. Obama

The rest aren't worth ranking.

Pirate700

And Obama is?

By default, yes.

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#40 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="Dark_Knight6"]

1. Obama

The rest aren't worth ranking.

Dark_Knight6

And Obama is?

By default, yes.

How is he worth ranking by default? Just because he's your guy?

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#41 Posted by T_P_O (5388 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="Dark_Knight6"]

1. Obama

The rest aren't worth ranking.

Dark_Knight6

And Obama is?

By default, yes.

yea the experience of him being an incumbent is an invaluable factor when you need to evaluate the dude

whether you agree him being great or awful is a different thing

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#42 Posted by Dark_Knight6 (16619 posts) -

[QUOTE="Dark_Knight6"]

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]And Obama is?

Pirate700

By default, yes.

How is he worth ranking by default? Just because he's your guy?

Because he is the one I dislike the least.

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#43 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"]Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?airshocker

Because the pragmatist in me wins out over the idealist. It becomes much more viable to talk about libertarianism when the economy is in a golden age and the young electorate who thinks I do come of age and start getting into politics.

Romney is the republicans best shot at winning. Bottom line. I wish it wasn't so, I really do. I wish with all of my heart and soul that Chris Christie was running, or that Jon Huntsman had a surge. Both of those guys would have been even better than Romney. Alas, that's not the case.

I also can't reconcile with the libertarian view of foreign policy. I'm a peace through strength kind of guy.

Yes, well voting for the guy who's going to win isn't the most logical thing to do... You should vote for who you want to vote for, each vote carries some weight.

Also, libertarian views on foreign policy is just an opposition to to imperialism, no one said we need a weak military. Look at Switzerland, they are badasses, and no one ever messes with them; and they have the same foreign policy (to my knowledge) that Ron Paul has.

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#44 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Yes, well voting for the guy who's going to win isn't the most logical thing to do... You should vote for who you want to vote for, each vote carries some weight.

Also, libertarian views on foreign policy is just an opposition to to imperialism, no one said we need a weak military. Look at Switzerland, they are badasses, and no one ever messes with them; and they have the same foreign policy (to my knowledge) that Ron Paul has.

ChampionoChumps

I disagree. Voting for someone who has the best chance of being elected is the ONLY logical thing to do. Romney can do some good if he was elected President. Much more so than Obama.

I don't think people don't mess with Switzerland because they're badasses. I think it's because they are removed from the "game" much more so than we are. The more I think about it, the more I believe we have a moral obligation to intercede in the world. Not to push an agenda, but to stop war criminals and dictators. That's my belief on the matter, and it can't be reconciled with isolationist foreign policy.

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#45 Posted by T_P_O (5388 posts) -

Look at Switzerland, they are badasses, and no one ever messes with them; and they have the same foreign policy (to my knowledge) that Ron Paul has.ChampionoChumps

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#46 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -

1. Ron Paul

2. Gary Johnson

3. Newt Gingrich

4. Mitt Romney

5. Barack Obama

6. Rick Santorum

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#47 Posted by Dark__Link (32653 posts) -
1. Obama 2. Colbert 3. Paul (just for giggles) 4. The rest are idiots.
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#48 Posted by ChampionoChumps (2381 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"]

Yes, well voting for the guy who's going to win isn't the most logical thing to do... You should vote for who you want to vote for, each vote carries some weight.

Also, libertarian views on foreign policy is just an opposition to to imperialism, no one said we need a weak military. Look at Switzerland, they are badasses, and no one ever messes with them; and they have the same foreign policy (to my knowledge) that Ron Paul has.

airshocker

I disagree. Voting for someone who has the best chance of being elected is the ONLY logical thing to do. Romney can do some good if he was elected President. Much more so than Obama.

I don't think people don't mess with Switzerland because they're badasses. I think it's because they are removed from the "game" much more so than we are. The more I think about it, the more I believe we have a moral obligation to intercede in the world. Not to push an agenda, but to stop war criminals and dictators. That's my belief on the matter, and it can't be reconciled with isolationist foreign policy.

Being elected into presidency? Well then I would like to inform you that in the latest PPP poll of who would fare better, Paul v Obama, it was 46% to 48%, respectively. Mitt Romney didn't do much better and was the only candidate who did better than Paul.

Opposition to imperialism is not isolationism! Calling Paul an isolationist is like calling your neighbor a hermit because he doesn't come over and break your windows and steal your things. Seriously, I disagree with policing the world, but even if I did, I would not support doing it when we are bankrupt.

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#49 Posted by mingmao3046 (2683 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChampionoChumps"][QUOTE="airshocker"] Lets not mince words. When Ron Paul drops out, who will you vote for President? Pirate700

Ron Paul won't drop out. Hell, he has a chance of winning the nomination. For presidency though, I'm not sure since the race isn't over but if there are no libertarian leaning candidates then I will write Dr. Paul in. Also, I've seen you describe yourself as a conservative libertarian, so why would you vote Romney (who is like the Republican form of Obama but lies even more) over Paul?

Ron Paul has no chance of winning the nomination and if he did, the republicans would have a zero percent change of beating Obama.

he has a very good chance. he is the only one who isn't in the pockets of the banks/ MIC. anyone else is more of the same big government and endless wars
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#50 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -
ffs Romney needs to win the nomination already so that all the Ron Paul supporters on the Internet go away.