military Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?  

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Which 2016 Republican candidates would make good leaders during a war? As commander in chief, the president has the duty to lead the United States in times of military crisis, and to ask Congress for a declaration of war. This is an enormous responsibility with great ramifications, and can have profound implications on the fate of the country.

While in the past, most presidential candidates had some kind of military experience, if not experience directly in combat, almost none do now. Of the Republican candidates for the 2016 nomination, only Lindsey Graham and Jim Gilmore have spent time in the military, with Graham having over three decades of service as an Air Force reservist. Rick Perry had also been in the Air Force, but with his withdraw from the race, Graham is the only veteran who would be picking up the mantle of commander in chief.

Here's your chance to vote up the Republican candidates you feel would be the most effective leaders during a war  - and to vote down the ones who would not make good wartime leaders.

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John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
John Kasich age 65

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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Mike Huckabee age 62 - Ended campaign on February 1, 2016

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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Chris Christie age 55 - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Lindsey Graham age 62 - Ended campaign on December 21, 2015

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Jim Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Jim Gilmore age 68 - Ended campaign on February 12, 2016

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Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Rick Santorum age 59 - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016

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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
George Pataki age 72 - Ended campaign December 30, 2015

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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Jeb Bush age 64 - Ended campaign February 20, 2016

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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Marco Rubio age 46 - Ended campaign on March 15, 2016

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?

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Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Carly Fiorina age 63 - Ended campaign on February 10, 2016

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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Rand Paul age 54 - Ended campaign on February 3, 2016

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Ted Cruz age 47

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Republican Candidate Would Lead the US Best in a War?
Bobby Jindal age 46 - Ended campaign on November 17, 2015