2016 election 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating  

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List Rules Upvote the 2016 US Presidential candidates who you think are the best at debating.

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Believe it or not, the first debates in the upcoming 2016 US Presidential election are right around the corner. With nearly two dozen declared candidates in both major parties, including at least 16 Republicans, debate stages are going to be crowded with people shouting each other down and trying to get the last word in. And since so many politicians are vying for just two spots in the general election, a good showing by the best debaters in these important election milestones will be vital to the candidacy of anyone who wants to win. Wallflowers or poor debaters will soon find themselves on the outside looking in.

Which of the candidates is the best debater? Is it an outsized personality like Chris Christie, someone who can scream until they're red in the face, then scream some more? Or a more religiously-driven evangelical like Ted Cruz? Can any of the Democratic candidates contend with Hillary Clinton? What ridiculous thing will Donald Trump say?

Vote up the best debater among the 2016 election candidates, who you think will have a great showing in the presidential debates 2016, and vote down the ones who put you to sleep.
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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Chris Christie Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Mike Huckabee Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 1, 2016

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Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Lindsey Graham Republican Party - Ended campaign on December 21, 2015

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John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
John Kasich Republican Party

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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Jeb Bush Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 20, 2016

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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
George Pataki Republican Party - Ended campaign on December 30, 2015

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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Marco Rubio Republican Party - Ended campaign on March 15, 2016

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Rick Perry Republican Party - Ended campaign on September 11, 2015

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Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Rick Santorum Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Donald Trump Republican Party

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Bobby Jindal Republican Party - Ended campaign on November 17, 2015

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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Bernie Sanders Democratic Party

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Jim Webb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Jim Webb Democratic Party - Ended campaign on October 20, 2015

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Scott Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Scott Walker Republican Party - Ended campaign on Sept. 21, 2015

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Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Martin O'Malley Democratic Party - Ended campaign on February 1, 2016

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Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Carly Fiorina Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Hillary Clinton Democratic Party

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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Lincoln Chafee Democratic Party - Ended campaign on October 25, 2015

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Ted Cruz Republican Party

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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Are the Best at Debating
Rand Paul Republican Party - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016