Rather than one or two conservatives to rally-round in opposition to the party establishment, we get over 30 characters up there... can the voters can even keep their names straight?
All I know is an overcrowded Gee-oh-Pee field is NOT a good thing for the American constitutionalist conservative movement... not at all.
So we really do need to thin out the herd as quickly as possible...
perhaps a early-round paintball war would do the trick?
In the name of clarity, please pick your own bracket, based on political desirability, qualification for the job-- and ability to win in November 2016:
Dr. Ben Carson
Michael Bickelmeyer _______ Carson
Kerry Bowers _______ Carson
Dale Christensen _______ Fiorina
Ted Cruz (top seed)
Bobby Jindal _______ Cruz
Mike Huckabee _______ Cruz
John Dummett, Jr.
Brooks Cullison _______ Kasich
Scott Walker _______ Walker
Rand Paul _______ Walker
Jim Gilmore _______ Paul
Chris Hill _______ Perry
Brian Russell _______ Rubio
Michael Kinlaw _______ Rubio
Sorry if my lack of knowledge has me discounting a good up-and-comer, but the first round is basically decided on name recognition... except for Jeb, because I can't stand him.
A complete unknown -i.e. Bill Clinton in '92- probably won't work this time, imho- for all her faults, Hillary isn't as weak a candidate as
(incumbent) Bush-41 was, she's got a base that won't quit.
Carson vs Cruz = CRUZ
Walker vs Rubio= WALKER
Me, I'll take Ted Cruz, a far better communicator than Scott Walker, and we need that to sell the conservative message to a tired, misinformed, & confused electorate... but either one is a 1000% improvement over the rancid Obama regime.
Now how do we get some of these other varmints to skidaddle...