The Ideal Alternatives For The Presidential Election Of 2016–Martin O’Malley Vs. Jon Huntsman!

It seems clear that Hillary Clinton is the likely Democratic choice for President in 2016, and that Jeb Bush might be able to overcome Tea Party opposition in the Republican Party, if he decides to announce for President.

Both Clinton and Bush are certainly “qualified” to be President, but is the best choice to go back to two families that have already dominated the White House, with five times a Bush on the national ticket and two times a Clinton, and with Hillary being a national figure in the Senate and the State Department since her husband’s Presidency? Even Barbara Bush, the former First Lady, stated that there are more than a few families that are qualified to give us Presidents!

And with Hillary being 69 and Jeb Bush 63 in 2016, and both being nationally known personalities for 20-25 years each, is this the “ideal” choices to oppose each other? And adding to this, is Joe Biden, as wonderful as he is, but 74 in 2016, and being on the national scene as a potential Presidential candidate since 1987, and in the Senate beginning in 1973, an ideal alternative either?

The answer is NO, that the American people really deserve a “new generation” of leadership, as this author has stated numerous times, despite his admiration of Hillary and Joe, and respect, if not admiration, for Jeb!

So, looking elsewhere, and reiterating what this author has said numerous times on this blog, who would be the BEST alternatives for 2016—giving America a truly REAL good choice, of two qualified, new generation leaders, who are totally competent, accomplished, sane, decent, proven ability, and a record, both as Governors of their states, which shows their exceptional training and background to be the 45th President of the United States?

That “ideal” election would be:

Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley for the Democrats

Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman for the Republicans

These two candidates, competing against each other for the Presidency, would restore faith in the two party system, as they are, without question, the BEST of their newer generation to be President of the United States!

Yes, there are other alternative Democrats, such as Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer.

But none of these have the qualities of leadership that O’Malley has demonstrated in sixteen years of executive leadership! And O’Malley would be only 53 if he ran in 2016, turning 54 just before the inauguration in 2017! O’Malley has hinted that he might run, even with Hillary Clinton far ahead, and Joe Biden a distant second in polls, but both a generation older than O’Malley. Remember that O’Malley heads a state rated number one in education, and a center of real growth and prosperity!

Huntsman, as this author has stated innumerable times in the past few years, is superbly qualified, having been a very successful Governor of Utah, a basically conservative state which benefited from his leadership in state government. And then, Huntsman was patriotic enough and superbly qualified enough to be Barack Obama’s Ambassador to China, and not just as a political appointment, which ambassadorships often are, but as a brilliant diplomat and master of the Mandarin Chinese language and culture! He would be only age 56 when he would be campaigning for President, and be 57 about two months after the inauguration, so he also represents a “new” generation of leadership, as O’Malley does!

This man is highly intelligent, a moderate and mainstream conservative, who would be a credit to the historic Republican Party, which has fallen upon hard times, and now has lunatics and whackos and demagogues as its so called “leading” Presidential figures and spokesmen in Congress and the state governorships! All other Republicans considered candidates for the White House in 2012 and 2016 are true embarrassments, and give one a nightmare thought that any of these characters might be President! Only Jeb Bush does not fit into this category, other than Huntsman himself.

The odds that Huntsman can somehow end up as the GOP nominee for President are as long, if not longer, than O’Malley overcoming Hillary and Joe. But it would be good for the nation, and for the party system, and we could sleep at night, confident of strong, principled, competent leadership with a President O’Malley or a President Huntsman taking the oath as President on January 20, 2017!

16 comments on “The Ideal Alternatives For The Presidential Election Of 2016–Martin O’Malley Vs. Jon Huntsman!

  1. dave martin February 3, 2014 12:02 pm

    Just what we need, the idiot Joe, the “what difference does it make” criminal Hillary or God forbid the socialist O’Malley that is busy either driving business out of Maryland or taking more of our freedoms. I cannot imagine a much poorer judgement of character.

  2. Ronald February 3, 2014 12:04 pm

    You have demonstrated on here, Dave, as Engineer has so aptly stated, that you are totally lacking in judgment of character, as you are a KNOW NOTHING about what matters in government!

  3. Ronald February 3, 2014 12:15 pm

    I am sure that Huntsman would be unacceptable to you, because he worked for Obama, right? The fact that he is extremely competent, educated, and not whacky or crazy, eliminates him for your consideration, Dave, right? After all, based on your warped way of political analysis, he is of bad character, right?

  4. Ronald February 3, 2014 12:20 pm

    So Joe is an idiot, Dave, but Sarah. Michele, Louie Gohmert, et al are NOT idiots? Hillary is “criminal” when the Republicans refused to increase spending on embassy security, which helped to cause Benghazi? O’Malley is a “socialist”. who has brought about the best education system in the nation, but that is bad, that students get a real education, and one that guarantees them lunch, unlike in Salt Lake City, right?

  5. Ronald February 3, 2014 10:32 pm

    Dave, you call Joe Biden an idiot. This man, who has given more than 40 years of service in the Senate and the Vice Presidency, has been acknowledged as a man who knows constitutional matters as former head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and has been brilliant in foreign policy as Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman. He has given excellent advice and counsel to President Obama, and were he called upon in an emergency, he would be as well qualified as any Vice President has been. He is also a personable man, sincere, honest, considerate, possessing empathy and compassion, and is totally genuine and real. And he can laugh at himself and be funny, rather than the stiff, awkward Mitt Romney, who has trouble relating to ordinary people. The difference is that Joe Biden came from a humble background, and still possesses the common man image that has made millions love and admire him. So go ahead and call him an idiot, Dave, but that says more about you and your character than anything else!

  6. Engineer Of Knowledge February 4, 2014 7:30 am

    Hello Professor,
    I see we have the Mark and Davy taking their, “Nihilistic Magic Show” on the road. Where they attempt to make their illusions in their minds’ appear REAL to the rest of us. These guys are GREAT. They will amaze and astound you with their “Simpleton Statements” of misleading information.

    So i will say, “Order them another round of KoolAde and tell the waitress to give me the tab.”

  7. dave martin February 4, 2014 8:28 am

    In O’Malley’s Maryland we pay a rain tax, in O’Malley’s socialist state our taxes will go up 20 billion dollars by 2018 thanks his confiscatory policies.
    So as I read the responces from the chorus line of bobble heads here, all staring blankly into the into the progressive black hole of knowledge my first statement is ever more proven true.

  8. Ronald February 4, 2014 8:54 am

    Dave, you are hilarious, and you totally ignore what is being said by Engineer, the ladies, JOB or D. Is this how you learned from childhood, ignore facts and drink Kool Aid and believe Fox News Channel? 🙂

  9. Pragmatic Progressive February 4, 2014 9:32 am

    Davy Knows Nothing,
    I take offense to you labeling us as “bobble heads”!

  10. JOB February 4, 2014 10:13 am

    “So as I read the responses from the chorus line of bobble heads here, all staring blankly into the into the progressive black hole of knowledge my first statement is ever more proven true.”

    Hi Dave. I liked how you throw Socialist in front of O’Malley’s name as if it’s a bad thing. And you even manage to conjure up God. Impressive. But how can we sit here as working class citizens and argue on behalf of capitalism? Please explain to me what exactly is wrong with public equity?

  11. Ronald February 4, 2014 12:11 pm

    You, Dave, are the bobble head, nodding to everything the Tea Party whackos say, so what do you feel about the suggestion at Tea Party meetings that the President should be lynched, executed? And why don’t you have the guts to answer JOB’s query?

  12. Engineer Of Knowledge February 4, 2014 2:43 pm

    Hello Professor,
    As both Maggie and I live, and own property, pay State and local taxes, in Maryland; I am here to tell you that “Knowing Davy” is slinging pure “Bovine Extract Droppings”.

    The State of Maryland’s taxes are below the surrounding States rates, or in parody at the very worst.

    With this said, they are no worse today during Governor O’Malley’s tenure than the previous Administrations’ before him.

    What you are hearing from “Dimwitted Davy” is verbatim of what is being spewed from “Blow Hard Radio”. No critical thinking here.

    In essance…Davy is lying!

  13. Engineer Of Knowledge February 4, 2014 2:52 pm

    Here in Columbus where I am doing the Consulting Engineering, in the Republican controlled Ohio, they are paying much more taxes here than I have ever paid back home in Maryland.

  14. Ronald February 4, 2014 3:06 pm

    Wow, Engineer, it is great news to hear what you are saying about O’Malley and Maryland taxes, and that Dave is lying, and I am not surprised. And to hear that Kasich in Ohio has higher taxes, wow! It makes me even more pleased with O’Malley, who I find an ideal Presidential candidate, without picking on Hillary and Joe!

  15. Engineer Of Knowledge February 4, 2014 5:38 pm

    Tonight’s News Flash!!!
    Franklin County, Ohio is proposing a tax increase that will add $33 Million dollars per year for the Zoo….and it is expected to pass. Damn Tax & Spend Republicans….right Davy?

  16. Maggie February 5, 2014 11:33 pm

    Hey Davy !! If im going to pay taxes in Md, guess where O want them to go?? To schools!
    This past year, the fifth year in a row, Maryland has the best public school system in America, according to rankings published Thursday by a leading education publication that gave the state high marks for post-graduation outcomes, state funding levels and overall student achievement!!

    In the report card published annually by Education Week, the state was issued an overall grade of B+, compared to the nation’s overall C+, after an assessment of six areas that examined education policy and performance.

    Not bad for use on taxes, hey?

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