Here's my characterization of each legitimate candidate and what I'd do if he were nominated:
(in alphabetical order
Rudy Giuliani – hands down the best candidate for defending against terrorism, but I worry about many of his other positions, especially illegal immigration. I'd vote for him, but only if he's running against a Democrat.
Mike Huckabee – An ideological turncoat who can't be trusted, unless you consider that he was "compassionate when he was fat, but came to his senses once he could focus on other matters. I'd never vote for him.
Duncan Hunter – absolutely the best choice – which is why he has no chance. He literally supports just about everything conservatives stand for, but his low key demeanor and low profile dooms him. Let's hope he's picked for vice president, but being in California, he's more likely to be picking grapes. I'd register in multiple states to vote for him.
John McCain – I'd love him if he wasn't on the wrong side of everything that's important except the war on terror. I'd vote for him if there was a nuclear war and he was the only candidate left.
Ron Paul – A nut, but so was Perot, and I still think he'd have been a good president. So why wouldn't Paul? Because he's much nuttier. In that respect, he'd make a better candy bar than a president. I wouldn't ever consider voting for him.
Mitt Romney – Might be OK, but he's too glib and pretty, qualities he has to overcome while stressing positions and his resolve in attaining and holding them. I worry he won't be tough enough on illegal immigration, but I'd vote for him because somebody has to be president.
Tom Tancredo – Could be a great president, but he's pigeonholed himself, so I'd love to vote for him, but the only way he'll be the nominee is if illegal immigrants kill all the other candidates.
Fred Thompson – He appears disinterested to me, but I do believe he may be the best overall candidate. I'd vote for him, but I worry that his disinterest will lead to taking the path of least resistance and instead of press conferences, he'll be arguing his cases on Law and Order.
On the Democrat side:
Don't make me laugh…
Just kidding, it's no laughing matter.