To state the obvious: all of these are much better than President Obama. The Liberal entitlements and unfunded liabilities that began with Roosevelt have doomed the country (anyone who thinks we aren’t headed in the direction of Greece is mistaken), but Obama & Co. are destroying it much faster than it would have otherwise, and they have all the wrong positions on social issues.
Sarah Palin — would have been the best candidate, but sadly the liberal media destroyed the chances of that in 2008.
Rick Perry — wasn’t well prepared but had the right views on the size of government and would have been good on social issues.
Rick Santorum — unlikely to get elected, but the guy I’d vote for today. The correct positions on social issues but unfortunately not a small government guy. I’d like to see him as VP.
Paul — the “cool” choice of college kids with some interesting ideas, but overall not someone I’d want to be President and also not electable.
Gingrich — brilliant guy but very flawed. If you got the best of him it would be great, but that would be naive to expect.
Romney — not that much better than Obama, but I do see Ann Coulter’s points that he is strong against illegal immigration (assuming he’d actually do something about it).
Cain — could have been good. Sin has consequences.
Bachmann — would like to see her somewhere in a Republican administration.