With the presidential campaigns about to begin the road to 2016, here are my three candidates I would love to be president.
1) Rand Paul
A mix of conservative and libertarian policies is what we need. He has the youth vote too, which can be very helpful when many young individuals tend to be liberal in today’s world. Not every GOP candidate can say they spoke at a liberal college and get a standing ovation for demanding privacy when Rand was criticizing the NSA spying on individuals.
I also like that Rand is one of the Republican members of Congress not afraid to criticize the War on Drugs or several other issues. I’m glad he doesn’t just say he believes in limited government and the Constitution, but his actions and voting record speak for itself.
2) Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz is another young, fresh conservative who is the face of the Tea Party, and shows just how bold he is. When he fulfilled his nearly 24-hour filibuster in 2013 against Obamacare, he took heat from both sides of the isle, but he didn’t cave in from the pressure. We need a 2016 candidate who can do the same, in which they believe in their principles, no matter what. If both moderate Republicans and Democrats hate Ted Cruz for what he believes in, then he must be doing something right.
Ted Cruz is one of a few members of Congress who kept their promise on exactly what they campaigned for. He said he supported the repeal of Obamacare on the campaign trail and did just that during his filibuster up until today, and he is hated for it. Washington doesn’t need more average crony politicians. They need more Ted Cruz’s to fill up Washington.
3) Scott Walker
Nobody else can say they’ve won 3 gubernatorial elections in a 4-year span. He won in 2010, then again during his recall election in 2012 when he took on the unions, and then a third time in November 2014. Not only is it vital to have a solid conservative for 2016, but we need a conservative who is very electable and can win elections, as Walker has shown he can.
In the past couple of weeks, he also signed into law that made Wisconsin the most recent state a ‘right to work’ one. As a governor, his administrative experience can also help him with his leadership duties a president must fulfill.
Walker is another candidate who has a solid backbone and doesn’t just say things to please people but believes in the conservative principles that make America great and sticks with them.
These 3 candidates are why they’re my top preferences for 2016. They all have proven conservative records and would make great presidents if any one of them got elected.