Monday, January 28, 2013

John Nolte builds a candidate for Prez16

Today marks the third entry in a Prez16 weekly feature, in which I ask a top conservative or liberal thought leader to build their perfect presidential candidate for the 2016 race.

This week?

We've got Breitbart's editor-at-large, John Nolte, crafting his ideal hybrid for the coming race.

IDEOLOGY of Sarah Palin.

"From my count, she's right about absolutely everything."

Sarah Palin (photo: Gage Skidmore)

BRAINS of James Madison.

"Madison's Constitution is an even bigger miracle then Jefferson's Declaration of Independence."

James Madison

CHARISMA of Ronald Reagan.

"The thing about Reagan is that if you look at his early films, he wasn't terribly charismatic. He was handsome and likable, but didn’t pop off the screen -- he was no John Garfield.

The legendary charisma only came as he grew older and trained himself to communicate and to be a statesman. Many are born with charisma, but in many ways Reagan developed it through the power of his intellect and the honing of his communication skills.

Sure wish the present-day GOP would understand just how hard and how many years Reagan trained to become Reagan."

Reagan (photo: Guardian)

POLITICAL SAVVY of Abraham Lincoln.

"Just to be clear, I have not seen the Spielberg movie and this is not some cheap, romantic reaction that.

Lincoln's reelection was impressive enough, as were his decisions and the political calculations needed to win the Civil War. But his savvy and foresight in understanding exactly how and when to push the Emancipation Proclamation (his lifelong dream) would never be believed in a piece of fiction.

A great and brilliant man who used his talents for extraordinary good."

Abraham Lincoln

LOOKS of "Pam Grier. Okay, I'll be good: Susana Martinez.

We can't be completely immune to the cyclical reality of identity politics infecting our culture right now. And if you add in Martinez's record, positions, brains, and competence -- she 'looks' even better."

Susana Martinez

 HOMESTATE: Any state packed with Bitter Clingers where God and guns are aplenty.

Source: Mo Firearms


Editor's note: Previous entries in build-a-president come from James Pethakoukis and @LOLGOP. Read them here and here.