FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Here's a twist on the polls you see every day: A new Gallup survey asks people which of the three remaining candidates they least want to see elected president in November. 40% of those surveyed say they don't want John McCain, 36% say they don't want Hillary Clinton and 20% say they don't want Barack Obama
One reason McCain tops the list is he's the only Republican left... so most Democrats choose him, while Republicans polled are split between the two other candidates.
Here are some of the reasons people don't want a particular candidate to become president:
When it comes to McCain, 27% say it's his position on the Iraq war, 25% say he's too much like President Bush and 23% say it's because he's a Republican.
As for Hillary Clinton, 24% say it's because they don't trust her, 18% say they don't want Bill Clinton back in the White House, and 16% say they just don't like her.
With Barack Obama, 39% say he's inexperienced, 15% say they don't trust him and 12% say it's because he's a Muslim – which he's not.
Interesting that the criticisms of the Democrats are more personal in nature, while the top issues with McCain are all more related to policy.
Here’s my question to you: Which of the three remaining candidates – John McCain, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama – would you least want to see elected president and why?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Hillary/Billary are my least likely choices. What I am reminded of is watching Humphrey betraying all his lifelong values to be president in ‘68. Sucking up to Johnson because he wanted the presidency so much that he was willing to grovel for it. Same with Billary, only difference is that there are no lifelong values to compromise.
Emily from Elmira, New York writes:
I have no faith in John McCain whatsoever. The president's primary function is crafting and leading our foreign policy. I don't want it decided by a guy who needs someone whispering in his ear, reminding him who the enemy is.
Obama. He's just not ready. It's as simple as that.
I'd rather answer one of those "have you stopped beating your wife" type questions. With the options being the codger, the dodger, and the kid, I guess it has to be the kid. If the voters truly want change, Obama is the only choice. How can you want real change and consider either McCain or Clinton – both longtime party insiders who owe and are owed favors?
Celia from Michigan writes:
Jack, I am a multi-racial, multi-cultural female Democrat and my least favorite candidate is Hillary Rodham Clinton. I am highly allergic to her!
Judy from Kansas City, Mo. writes:
Barack Obama. He's inexperienced, not qualified to be commander-in-chief, and has a record of just voting "present" on a number of issues. He does not know how to work across the aisle, and he's too overconfident in that he seems to think he's already been elected
Jack Cafferty. He is my least favorite living thing. I would pick a troglodyte for a president any day before I pick Jack Cafferty. Jack, is time on your side? When are you going to kick the bucket and spare us all your pathetic commentary?
Jim from Kansas writes:
That would be an easy choice: Grampa McCain. He is always showing pictures of himself which were taken when he was Barack's age.