Why Are So Many Republicans Running For President?


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Why is it that the Republicans seem to have a large group of candidates while the Democrats often only have one or two options? Well, there is a curious pattern to how the American public has voted at least since the rise of the two-party system. Historically, American voters will "try" a Democrat president then quickly return in overwhelming numbers to a Republican president. Look at the Wikipedia list of presidents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States#Lis... as you scroll down to the current president, you will notice that the "blue" Democrats are sandwiched between several terms of "red" Republican presidencies.

Another reason that this phenomenon is even more interesting is that to look at American culture, a person would be lead to believe Americans are more "liberal" than conservative. But Republican politicians know that while Americans may voice liberal ideas, the bulk of working Americans actually are more conservative. They want to be left alone to work and live their lives -- basic conservative principles. The Democrat Party is usually for encroachment into people's lives; be it via "wealth redistribution" to taxes, to regulation. So, what seems to happen during election cycles is that either American voters forget how intrusive Democrat ideology is, or the voters want to give the Democrats another chance.

Republican candidates know this and thus attempt to enter the race during the primary, hoping to be the choice that will run against the often lone Democrat candidate. Look at what happened during the attempted re-election of Jimmy Carter. Because of Carter's dismal foreign and domestic policies, Republican Ronald Reagan was able to garner the elector votes of 44 of the states, a 90%+ take and in the top 10 of all elections (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_election...).

Understanding how destructive Barack Obama's presidency has been (who by the way only received 68% of the states during his first term and 61% the second time), the Republicans know that the country is hungry for a candidate that will reverse some of Obama's destruction. Further, with the Democrat Party giving its voters no choice but to vote for a 67 year old, out of touch, disliked , hostile gender-baiter from the 1990s; there is even a better chance that the next president will be a revolutionary Republican such as Reagan.

What is most likely to happen is that the revolutionaries; Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina will split the primary votes among themselves; leaving a less than revolutionary establishment Republican like Jeb Bush to run against Hillary Clinton in the general election. If Bush wins, his presidency will most likely be dull and cause the electorate to once again pivot towards a Democrat in 2020 or at least by 2024.


There is another option if Americans and the candidates that lose to Jeb Bush will but follow the path. Imagine for the first time in American history, that the candidates that lose in the primary throw their support behind one Independent candidate that circumvents both the Republican and the Democrat establishment candidates. What if the American public refuses to hold their noses and vote for the "lesser of the two evils" but instead they surprise the process and the media by electing their OWN candidate, rather than an Elephant or Donkey?
What if the Electors in the Electoral College ignore their "pledge" and instead vote for a REAL American -- someone who lives life like most Americans?
Roderick Edwards is that candidate. It is the age of the Internet. We should no longer be so easily manipulated by the politicians and the media to do what they think we MUST do.
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