These scores are calculated from twenty strict conservative values, with rankings of 0-3, in the areas:
1) Executive experience,
2) Campaign focus on the Democrats,
3) Domestic Policy promises (11),
4) Foreign Policy promises (6), and
5) Evidence of conservative ideology.
As to #2 in the list above, all candidates were issued a top value of three except John Kasich for his recent juvenile response to Republican critics (zero), and to Jeb Bush for his recent attempt to embarrass Trump (zero).
You can see the full criteria for this report - here.
New Domestic Policy item: Repeal Dodd-Frank.
Brilliant! Thank you Donald Trump for bringing this up and for promising to pursue the repeal of this deadly legislation.
Dodd-Frank was the last nail in the economic coffin that started in the early 90's with the government's push for banks to give loans to people who have a history of not paying their debts. AKA, Subprime. I was on the ground in Los Angeles during and after the 1992 riots. The lead message after LA's inner-city black community destroyed the area businesses was "dignity." As in, we have no dignity because we 1) aren't represented in TV and movies, 2) don't have grocery stores in our neighborhoods, and 3) banks won't loan us money for homes. The bleeding hearts prevailed, the most recently impeached president was elected, the government backed bad loans, and Dodd-Frank crippled our banks.
This campaign promise is now #11 in the Domestic Policy section of Ushanka's GOP Rankings Report. Trump is the only candidate on record, so far, as promising to pursue the repeal of Dodd-Frank.
The two GOP dropouts came from the top rankings. I would like to see future dropouts come from the bottom of the graph, as that would suggest a more conservative interest in the Republican voters.
My guy dropped out. I do not support anyone in this race, and the chart above is as objective as I can get.
I expect by the time the Ohio primary comes around, I may not have much of a choice, as it appears Trump is dominating and may be the only candidate left. I prefer a choice in the primaries, but I also prefer the GOP candidates show up to win. Only Trump appears to have such a strategy.
My last GOP Rankings Report.
My most recent GOP Website Review.