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?

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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?
voting closed at #1 Mike Huckabee 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?
voting closed at #2 Chris Christie 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?
voting closed at #2 Lindsey Graham 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?
voting closed at #5 Jim Gilmore 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?
voting closed at #8 Rick Santorum 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?
voting closed at #8 George Pataki 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?
voting closed at #9 Jeb Bush 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?
voting closed at #9 Marco Rubio 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?
voting closed at #13 Carly Fiorina 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?
voting closed at #14 Rand Paul 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?

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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?
voting closed at #15 Bobby Jindal Ended campaign on November 17, 2015