Actually, the list of possible Republican presidential candidates is even longer than I indicated previously. The total number is eighteen — 18! But the ones I left out are even more of “come-on, why are you running?”
So, why waste our time? Still, here they are, for the record:
Former New York governor George Pataki — out of the blue; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson — no political experience; former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee — Fox News host too long; former business executive Carly Fiorina — forced out at Hewlett Packard; real estate developer Donald Trump — mad man; former senator Rick Santorum — already ran and lost; former UN ambassador John Bolton — foreign policy hardliner; former Texas governor Rick Perry — already ran and failed spectacularly; and, finally, Senator Marco Rubio, Florida, squeezed out by Jeb Bush, also from Florida.
This is more than Republican “uncertainty,” it’s actually chaos.