The primaries are just under a year away, and already we’re wading hip-deep in GOP candidacy announcements. Add to that those who are delaying their announcements for one reason or another, and it’s obvious that just about everyone who’s anyone wants a piece of the action.
This post marks the first in an occasional series regarding which declared, exploring or prospective candidates come across favorably to me (Likes), which come across unfavorably (Dislikes), and which can’t manage to come across at all (Ambivalents).
Ambivalents are people I’m somewhat familiar with, but there’s nothing yet that makes them stand out for me one way or the other. As I learn more about them and their views, I’ll bump them up to the Likes or Dislikes.
So now, without further ado, and without much explanation, here they are, presented alphabetically in each category, and culled from a list found here. Even though Huckabee and Trump declined to launch campaigns, I included them just to go on record with the fact that I don’t like them.
* Potential candidate
** Formed exploratory committee, but not yet declared
And now, a bonus category for those I know so little about, I can’t even summon the energy to be ambivalent about them.