April 3rd, 2008
02:04 PM ET

Your least favorite pick for president?


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?

Bill writes:
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.

Matt writes:
Obama. He's just not ready. It's as simple as that.

Frank writes:
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

Portland writes:
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.

Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (481 Responses)
  1. Jim Galvin

    Least favorite? Hillary Clinton. Too much baggage, not enough train.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  2. Brian


    As a lifelong Democrat, I am starting to feel like I'd prefer the candidates in this order: Obama, McCain, Clinton.

    I say this because Hillary has become so divisive that while her policy proposals are better than McCain's, I'm pretty sure the GOP minority would turn the filibuster into a national mantra if she were elected. McCain, on the other hand, wouldn't be able to pass the most intrusive conservative measures – those regarding abortion, gay rights and social programs – with the likely Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. He would be forced to continue his bipartisan history, which would benefit American voters.

    Of course Obama is the best choice because he is the least divisive of the candidates and is the most interested in moving beyond the war, beyond the failed Bush Administration economic policies and beyond the partisan bickering of the past.

    Moscow, Idaho

    April 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  3. Ruby Coria, LA. CA.

    Jack, I'm not to hype about the rookie " Obama " because this isn't T~ball it's hard ball. So let the white guy blow the game.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  4. Ann South Carolina

    My least favorite candidate for president is Hillary Clinton because I do not trust her.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  5. Tommy in Kentucky

    For somebody who wants everybody else to be disclosing campaign donations, why does OBAMA not come clean about his. In a recent ad in Penn. he states "I'm barack obama and I don't take money from oil companies or lobbyists and I want let them block change anymore". Maybe it has slipped his mind that Exxon, Shell, BP, and Chevron has donated over $160,000 to his coffers. And just last month he accepted another $8,400 fro ExxonMobil, $12,370 from Chevron and $6,500 from BP. Does he not know that George Kaiser and Robert Cavnar are OIL CEO's????? He seems to know everything else. Maybe it is time to change your tune Jack and focus on the others in this campaign and their laundry list, instead of focusing on the Clinton's.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  6. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    John McCain. He has had health issues. He gets facts wrong and has to be corrected and seems to have senior moments. He was deeply involved in the savings and loan debacle and Charles Keating,but seems to have forgotten about it. At 72,McCain is just too old to be in such an important and stressful position. Let him stay in the Senate where he can sleep or just not show up.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  7. Keith Culver

    personally i dont care for any of them..like jessie ventura said on Larry King the other night..If there was a none of the above..you'd be surprised how many people would mark that box.. but if i did pick one it would be Obama..because i dont believe we really know everything about this guy...and the news wont say anything bad about him in fear of his people hollaring racism....

    April 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  8. S, Dearborn, Michigan

    I would least prefer Obama as President because the chances of him being able to accomplish the change he so eloquently describes are slim to none. His ability to bring the two sides together is as good as Lou Dobb's ability to be invited to dinner with the Chinese President. Obama is the farthest to either side of all 3 candidates. Short of a third part or independent candidate, what we need is someone who can bring people to the middle to make our lives better, not someone who has a record of dodging tough decisions and avoiding taking a stand on issues!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  9. Foye Joslin

    The candidate I LEAST want to win would be McCain. Oh My God...the thought of continuing Bush's mess makes me sick. We deserve SO much better – even if we don't always vote that way.
    Lake Lure, NC

    April 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  10. Moses Ca.


    McCain- Because he is an Old flip-floping lover of war, He doesn't appear to have any other qualities to be our President.Moses,Ca.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  11. Harry

    My least favorite is Hillary. A lot of what she claims to have done, never seems to see the light of day. There is something worrisome about her doing work in the wee hours of the morning (3am), when most of us are asleep.

    2nd least favorite: McCain. He seems to have flip-flopped on the tax cuts. Also, I think his thinking on Iraq is wrong. I don't think the surge is really working, but is masked by Al Sadr's current rhetoric. I think Al Sadr will promote violence this fall in an effort to influence our election.

    My 3rd least favorite is Obama. What I don't like about him is his lack of experience. Also, comparisons to Kennedy are a bit troubling. When I try to objectively examine Kennedy's actions, about all you come up with is the Cuban Missile Crisis and even then you are left wondering if the Bay of Pigs may jumpstarted that.

    I'm hoping that McCain realizes that he doesn't need the Llimbaughs and Coulters of the world, to be elected President and gets back on track.


    April 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  12. Jim, Kansas

    That would be an easy choice–Grampa McCain. He is always showing pictures of himself which were taken when he was Barack's

    April 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  13. Glenn, Houston

    Hillary is my least favorite pick for President, Jack!

    She "misspeaks", runs the most negative campaign, is now known as the 'deadbeat" because she doesn't pay her bills. Her "fat cats" seem to be losing interest in her and her campaign. Her super delegates are beginning to recognize a loser and a losing campaign when they see one.

    The Party's over..........................

    April 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  14. Denis

    Hillary Clinton

    I don't believe I can trust her to run the country.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  15. Mike from Syracuse NY


    it's Obama. As far as experience goes, McCain easily beats Clinton and Obama, and his character in unquestionable. He also stands a reasonable chance of working with the Democrats in Congress to get things done. Clinton would at least be competent, although the odds of her playing well with others are tiny. Obama talks a good line, but that's all he is...talk. There's no experience or accomplishments to match the rhetoric. Being President takes more than a few good speeches.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  16. Fred

    Hillary Clinton

    April 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  17. Gigi in Alabama

    It's kind of hard to pick a least favorite when I don't care for any of them. I guess I would have to put them in this order: McCain, Obama and then Clinton. Come November I'll just have to hold my nose and vote for one of them.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  18. Mac in Truro Nova Scotia

    The Candidate that I would least like to see elected is Hillary Clinton. I don't trust a word she says, I don't think we want Bill back in the White House. I just don't like her dirty politics. I don't want to her that voice,that cackle or see that bobbling head every time I watch the news for the next four years. No. 2 on my list of least likes is John McCain. I am a Viet Nam Vet and saw too many young soldiers killed or wounded for no good reason. Now it is happening in Iraq for no good reason and he wants to continue. The death toll is over 4,000 and climbing. Add to that the number of amputees we are producing in Iraq .For what?

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  19. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    Senator McCain.

    He is still a casualty of the Vietnam War. Because of the horrific cost of Vietnam, he can't accept that it was a mistake that America is still trying to live down. He is determined that some good shall come of it. Iraq is his second chance to see that some good comes of it, so he will senselessly send this generation to die as Johnson sent McCain's generation to die. If you know the Jimmy Piersal story you know the syndrome.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  20. Rosalynd

    I hate to say it but here it is: Senator Clinton. I believe she would have a clickish small set of people she would listen to like Bush that would not necessarily serve the interest of Americans across the party lines. She has been so devisive just in the Democratic primary that it has shocked me. I do not believe America can afford that sort of government anymore.

    Orlando Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  21. Bob from Traverse city Michigan

    Neat trick Jack! When we vote we get to pick the lesser of two evils. Your giving us the chance here to choose the greater of three evils. It's an easy choice for me Jack, as a former middle class wage earner I recognize evil as 1. Satan 2.dick bush/george cheney and 3. the republican party. John McCain would be least attractive to me.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  22. Denise

    Hillary Clinton

    II don't feel comfortable having her run the county. I don't trust her.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  23. Brian Reed ,Redmond,OR

    Least favorite? Duh, John McBush of course!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  24. Jyothi, Mckinney, TX

    No second thoughts. That would be Hillary Clinton. Someone who has poor memory of foreign trips undertaken, someone who says something and does entirely different, someone who puts spouse's experience in their resume cannot win my favouritism as an elected president. No way !

    April 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  25. J.C. from Raleigh, NC

    While Hillary is my least favorite personality in the race because of her vitriolic persona and inability to compromise, McCain would be the person I would least want to see elected president since he lacks the vigor that one needs to be president. He seems tired,cranky and forgetful. I admire what he has done for the country he loves, but he should retreat to his ranch and enjoy a well-deserved retirement.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  26. Brenda, CT

    My least favorite pick for president is Senator Clinton. I liked the Clintons, and I supported the former president. However, during this race, the reality is that I have seen things that I do not like about the Clintons, such as the dirty tactics and her "misspoken" experience in Bosnia. Senator Clinton's idea of her being a fighter is not one of character and integrity. More and more, it just appears to me that Senator Clinton does not care for the American people, and winning the presidency is all about her own aspirations. I, in truth, cannot believe anything that she says after her "misspoken" experience.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  27. Keith from Irving TX

    Easy one, Jack: JOHN MCCAIN

    Why? Easy again:

    A.) 100 more years of unlawful occupation in a country we illegally invaded... A recipe for more instability and disaster in the Middle East.

    B.) "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran"... Even if he really believes this, it was STUPID to say it publicly.

    C.) "Let homeowners who were duped into predatory loans fend for themselves"... Another stupid statement and approach.

    D.) His public admitting that the econmomy is not his strong suit.

    E.) His countless flip-flops

    F.) Lobbyists running his campaign... huh? Hipocrite

    G.) His past dealing with Mr. Keating.

    I could go on, but... After 8 years of W, John McBush is simply NOT an option.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  28. Michele - New York

    To be honest Jack, I don't think any of them deserve the job.............
    So when are you and Wolf going to put your names out there......
    Some honesty in the White House would sure be nice!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  29. Briggita R.

    I would have to say that John McCain would have to be the least of them that I would want to see elected. He does not seem to have a clear understanding on just how crutial that it is for working class Americans to get back on their feet. The economy is in stambles and the war just needs to end. Most Americans have suffured enough under this administration and we just can not afford another 4 years of Bush.


    April 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  30. Undecided

    John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama all have quality to be a great president. Hillary Clinton would least want to see elected because of one word "Bosnia". I am under 8 years of lying president. I do not want to see another liar in the whitehouse.

    Undecided – California

    April 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  31. Rolly Brook

    From Lerdo, Durango, Mexico

    Lest favorite - easy. John McCain. We don't need four years of Bush lite.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  32. Anthony Smith

    McCain! He already comes across as arrogant, self righteous, self absorbed, and stubborn. He has these qualities while he is supposedly stumping for votes. What happens if elected and on his high horse? He reminds me of another stubborn president who wasted 8 years of our lives...George Bush!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    April 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  33. Shane from Montreal

    Clinton/ Mccain or Mccain/Clinton they are both sides of the same coin

    They BOTH voted for the IRAQ disaster and didn't have the guts to speak out against it.

    Neither deserves to be President imo!!

    Enuff said!!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  34. Brian From Fort Mill, S.C.

    My least favorite presidential candidate is John McCain, for the simple reason that he wants to keep the war going, and that he refuses to help the middle class.

    Hillary Clinton is second, not because of her policies, but because of her tactics and underlying character flaws.

    Barack Obama is my favorite candidate, even though he is the one with the least experience. His leadership style is reflected in the way he runs his campaign. He uses a bottom-up approach. He inspires and empowers us to accomplish our goals. That's how a democracy is supposed to work. The people have the power, not just by voting, but by having our voices and concerns heard by the people we elect.

    Our current president is a poor listener, and even when he does, it's usually way too late. The Bush administration has been a huge failure on many levels. The sooner it's over with, the better.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  35. Pat in MIchigan

    McCain...it's about the war.....without the war the economy would not have gone down the tubes.....we are spending too much abroad. If the money we wasted on the war had been spent on health care for everyone and the creation of jobs we would not be in the mess we are in now......but at least we made sure that we eliminated all those wmd's.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  36. Bruce from Sugar Loaf, NY

    IJack, as a long tiem independsdent I would say Johan McSame and Hillary Clinton. I think John McSame is too damn old to even know the difference between Iraq and New Jersey. Hillary Clinton is so power hungary that I worry that she would be too interested in becoming America's first queen rather than listen or care about the will of the people. Does Marie Antoinette ring a bell?

    April 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  37. Brent from Trinidad & Tobago

    Least favourite: McBush. As a non-American, I'm pretty sure a lot of countries feel the same way I do and would like to see an improvement in US foreign policy especially towards Africa and The Caribbean.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  38. Brian, Houston Texas

    Clinton then McCain then Obama

    April 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  39. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I hope John McCain does not win the Presidency because (1) he is too old; (2) his administration would just be a repeat of the Bush years; (3) he would never bring our troops home; and (4) he seems to have no understanding of the trouble most middle-class and lower-class people are experiencing in the United States.

    We need Obama in the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  40. Hazel, an American in London, England

    John McCain is my least favorite. This is because McCain represents the past. The Republicans need to get out out of the White House so that Obama can try to right their wrongs.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  41. Pat Kelley

    Least desirable candidate would be John McCain..8 more years of John McCain would be 8 more years of George Bush which would mean big business would continue to run our country...no help for the average citizen there...

    pat from Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  42. Jim A in Vancouver

    I want a President that will stand by what he says. Total Ear Mark spending by congress for 2008 year was up 30% from last year. Roughly 17.2 Billion dollars on them. HC, BO and JM all voted for a moratorium on ear mark spending but it got voted down by a large margin. So how did our candidates do? Hillary came out the biggest porker at 281 earmarks totaling $296 million dollars. Barack came in second with a measly 53 ear mark projects totaling $97 million dollars. John had none.
    Which one do you think I will vote for? I will be voting for John McCain.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  43. Bruce St Paul MN

    John McCain, by a landslide. Nothing personal, but the grip put on this country, and the entire globe, for that matter, by the neocon agenda has got to end. If MCain wants permenent tax cuts for the upper crust, and wants to "win" the war, then he is either unhinged, or has gone over to the dark side. Are trade agreements that give certain corporations access to Iraqi oil really worth all this blood? Does the whole world have to be split into haves and have-nots? The far right lunatics have no plan to save health care, social security, education, medicare, etc, etc, except to privatize everything, which is code for give us all your money. No matter what he says on the campaign trail, he is one of "them". I would vote for a Nader-Ventura ticket before I would consider giving any Republican the reins.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  44. James in Cape Coral, FL

    The obvious answer has got to be John McCain. There can be no way around it. I have serious suspicions when it comes to Hillary and even though I support Obama I have disagreements with some of his ideas. But when I see how far George Bush has set America back. When I remind myself of the childish and arrogant policies Bush has cramed down America's throat I know I could never and would never cast my vote for someone who supports him as much as McCain does.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  45. Gail Nugent - Amherst, NY

    John McCain is the candidate that I would least like to see elected as President. He's just and extension of the Bush Administration. Might as well call him John McSame. The fact that John McCain has a very short temper and is determined to win this war and has even stated we could be there 100 years could be a weapon of mass destruction just waiting to explode. I will agree patriotism and devotion to country describe McCain but that still doesn't spell change for the United States of America.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  46. Dave Brooklyn, NY

    I’m sure there is a trick here somewhere but I just can’t figure it out so I’ll play it straight. John McSame. He has promised to follow Bush’s war to its conclusion, wherever it leads instead of getting out and giving our economy a chance to recover from what will be eight years of policies even a low grade moron wouldn’t endorse. He already indicated that he wouldn’t be able to deal with a normal economy, so imagine what will happen as he tries to revive an economy as badly damaged as this one. He will also irrecoverably tilt the Supreme Court so far to the right as to make it well beyond what the Founding Fathers ever envisioned, thus eliminating any balance in government and setting human rights back 400 years. Do I really need to go on, would a picture be better.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  47. Karen - Branson MO

    Hillary Clinton: untrustworthy, too secretive, no transparency and bad with own campaign finances, Bill Clinton too bullish and tied to too many scandals

    April 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  48. Jay

    Hillary. McCain and Obama at least are running for office because they believe they can best serve the country. Hillary is running so the country can best serve her. She races around looking for problems to fit her solutions, and drawing major media attention to her apparent cleverness.

    Being the chief leader is also being the chief servant – and she would serve nobody but herself...there is very little room in her heart for anyone but herself.

    >>> Jay

    April 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  49. Tracy Indianapolis, IN

    My least favorite pick would be John McCain because I really don't think he knows what he's doing. We have already had 7 years of hell with the current "Dumbo" in office. I don't think America can afford another 4 years with another "Dumbo" in office. We need a change.

    Obama "08

    April 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  50. J. D., New Hampshire

    This is a category easily won by John McCain, but any Republican candidate would have fit the bill. After 8 years of Republican rule it takes but a few cells of gray matter to know what a disaster it has been and how bad it will be if it continues. A war of choice, tens of thousands dead, hated in the world, trillions of dollars in debt, worthless dollar, losing jobs, losing homes, tens of millions without healthcare and just as many underinsured, unaffordable gas while oil companies rake in billions, food prices through the roof, college out of reach to the common person, shredded Constitution – I could go on and on and on. Anyone who votes Republican this years needs a psychiatrist (not covered under your insurance policy).

    April 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  51. Nancy, Cunningham, TN

    That's exactly what I've been trying to decide. If Hillary doesn't get the nomination, I'm trying to decide if McCain or Obama would be the best choice to vote for. I can't stand the thought of McCain keeping us in the Iraq war and letting our economy continue to fall off the earth. And Obama, well I just wish he hadn't even decided to run. Everything about him scares me! If any, and I say again if any, of that stuff Reverend Wright preached rubbed off on him, it would make four of the most scary years that Americans haven't seen the likes of yet. So I'm hoping for a miracle for Hillary or Gore.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  52. jess

    Hillary Clinton because she is selfish, dishonest and capable of doing anything, even selling america and its people for her own interest.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  53. Warren

    Least; where do I start? Clintonomics put us in bankruptcy; Obamanomics puts us in bankruptcy; and McPolitician has us... going into bankruptcy while beating a drum and tooting a horn. The numbers are simple, there's only one right thing to do, and none of them are going to do it. My vote for the candidate I'd least like to see in office is, D, all of the above.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  54. Jack K. Fort Myers, FL

    Obama definitely!

    Because his agenda is so far left it appears he's attempting to create a socialist government.

    His most ardent supporters–are also the most left leaning–some are declared socialists, and he has the de facto endorsement of the Socialist Party of America.

    Our nation has come too far and sacrificed too much to de-evolve into a Marx-styled modern socialist state.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  55. Ray, Florida

    Stupid question Jack!!

    That's like asking what would you least rather be?

    Healthy,wealthy,and happy!

    Somewhat healthy,somewhat wealthy,and somewhat happy!


    Terminal,dead broke,and clinically depressed!


    April 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  56. R. Lopez in South TX

    My least favorite is Hillary Clinton because I do not trust her at all.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  57. jean lindboe-Blooming Prairie, MN

    My least favorite candidate if Obama. He is ignoring one of the primary issues in our country today and that is our health care. Hillary has a workable plan for universal health care. She made mistakes in her initial approach during President Clinton's first administration. She learned and corrected those errors. She is a smart lady who doesn't let arrogance get in the way of a progressive way of thinking. She listens!!! She doesn't think she can do something like bowl without some prior knowledge.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  58. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I wouldn't want John McCain elected for president for many of the same reasons I'll be happy to see Bush leave office as millions of others. With an ailing economy and the Iraq war, why would anyone want an ailing elderly man for president, it doesn't make sense.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    Jack, I would have to say Obama because he doesn't really say anything. He makes good speeches, but stammers and stutters in one on one discussions. Ahs and humms and I, and I, I ahs, just don't get it for me.
    Clovis, Ca

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  60. Nuwan Sam

    McCain. Haven't we seen enough failures in last 7 years. I don't think America needs more of that. We need to shift the gear and go in a new direction.

    Nuwan from Houston, TX

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  61. Dee from New York

    Of course Hillary Clinton. And this is coming from someone who voted for her on Feb 5th.

    Why? Only one reason- her negativity.

    Negative reinforcement works for the short term. In the long run- it never works.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  62. Leah DiMarco, TX


    In my book Clinton and McCain tie for my least favorite to win. Clinton because she lies and McCain because of his 100 year Iraq remark and I think he is just too old.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  63. SPQR753

    Not OBAMA: ""all-smoke-and-no-beef"".

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  64. Terry from North Carolina

    All of the above, I have voted in every presidential election since Dick Nixon ran against Jack Kennedy. This is the first time since I have started voting there is a very poor choice. I havent made up my mind yet.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  65. David Bakody

    Jack: With the greatest respect for a man who is considered to be a true American Hero Senator John McCain is not only America's least choice he would be the world's least choice. Senator Obama must be given a chance not because he is a fine well spoken black man, it is because it is the first time in years that one man has stood tall to represent so many in many ways in the need of hope as we stand at the cross roads of life itself to a very uncertain future.

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  66. Diane

    John McCain – no more Republicans please !!!

    My vote is for Hillary.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  67. Emily

    Hi Jack my least favorite pick for president would be McCain the man i a war monger who knows NOTHING about Economics or the economy for that matter, we really need Obama to be our president, he's the only one with common sense

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  68. Dale Wise

    Hillary Clinton, hands down. She epitomizes everything negative about politicians and politics in this country and has shown repeatedly that she cannot be trusted. McCain's support of the Iraq war is major mark against him, however he does seem to be a leader with some honesty and integrity. People need to realize that having leadership qualities is more important for a president than stances on particular issues.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  69. Kate

    Heaven save us from another four years of Bush and Co. McCain

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  70. BOB

    Jack, polls can be so deceiving. It all depends on how the question is asked, what options are given, etc., etc. So, who would I least like to see as President - Barack Obama because of his lack of experience, don't trust him, believe he has not been fully vetted on his personal membership in a church that some believe is racist, concerns about dirty politics in his past campaigns, and I believe he is too "liberal" (look at his backers, Kennedy and Kerry).

    Sonoma, CA

    April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  71. Jack - Connecticut

    Hillary's negatives are known.

    Obama is a ticking time-bomb.... he's so unknown, it's just a matter of time before he explodes, and McCain and Hillary will be there to step on the pieces

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  72. Taj

    John McCain. Because (1) He is a republican (2) the present Republican administration has screwed up this great country pretty good over the past 7 years (3) we do not want another 100 years war or occupation of Iraq or any other country (4) He is from old school of thought, that means business as usual (5) We have better candidates Barrack or Hillary, Why not go for the best ie "Barrack" young, smart, integrity, hope & vision.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  73. Smart

    John Mcain is too old.

    I want the new generation to be given a chance in shaping their future.

    Smart, London, UK.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  74. Alan O'Mara

    Clinton !
    Even though I am going to vote democratic no matter who the candidate is, you have to find McCain refreshing.
    Anyone who can call a gramer school child a "little jerk" when asked a question about was he worried about getting alzheimers, is at least honest.
    Or, as if the talking heads, late nite comedians, and all the other pundits aren't making enough of an issue about his age, he comes out today and says he's going to rush his choice for Vice President because "He know's the American people want to know because of his Age."
    Gotta love the guy, if not his politics.
    Alan, Catskill, New York

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  75. Brain, Tampa, fl

    Jack, Jack,
    Sen Hillary Clinton, is the least choice.
    One Reason only BILL CLINTON, the public always forgets the good
    one does, they NEVER forgive the Bad.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  76. Dan from MA


    McCain of course, though Hillary runs a very close second. Though he is a war hero and a well respected senator, and he is far more likable than Hillary, he shares very few policy similarities with myself. His policy on Iraq, his joking about bombing Iran, and his plan to simply let the market run its course is completely against everything I am for. Clinton runs a close second mostly for the personal reasons rather than policy, but I'll hold my nose and vote for her if she some how gets the Democratic nod. I guess that's expected of me being a young liberal from Massachusetts

    Dan from MA

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  77. Mark - Asheville, NC

    I don't want McCain and Obama equally. Not McCain because he is a republican and his position on the war (I have never voted for republican in my life). And not Obama because beyond his celebrity I see nothing of substance and am completely mystified at the uproar over him. Unfriendly foreign leaders would see him a a babe in the woods, and would act accordingly.

    I am not wild about Hillary but her husband presided over eight peaceful and prosperous years, which people are now trying hard to forget, for reasons that elude me. Edwards is who I wanted, but he was ignored to death, and that is a real shame.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  78. Dan, Washington DC

    12% of people not only still believe Obama is Muslim, but name that as their one big reason for not voting for him? Can we revoke these people's right to vote until such a time as they can prove they have an IQ above 50? As for the actual question, I would have to go with McCain because there's such a high probability that with him in office the failed policies of the last 7 years will continue. I'd love for him to suddenly announce that he has just been sucking up to the far right for the last 4 years to get them to vote for him and he's now going to go back to McCain '00, but I don't see that happening.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  79. Aaron in Virginia

    The Clinton campaign has been whispering that Obama is 'unelectable'. In the last week it has been reported that he has succeeded in raising substantially more money than either Clinton or McCain, than he is polling ahead of his rival for the Democratic nomination, and now that he is the *least* controversial of the candidates still in the race. He doesn't just sound electable – he sounds inevitable.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  80. Jack - Connecticut

    Obama.... b/c just being "present" in his first 130 days won't be enough to fix this country's mess

    April 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  81. Karen, Chattanooga TN

    My vote is HRC. I 100% do not trust her, 100% don't want Bill Clinton back in office, and 100% do not like her. I know that's 300% – that's no miscalculation. I have enough dread of her getting in office for at least 3 people.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  82. Dmurphy

    Hillary Clinton! While I could write a book about why she should not be our next president I submit one very simple and very telling argument. How can we trust someone who claims she wants to enfranchise the people of MI/FL by seating their delegates when she is, in effect, trying to disenfranchise ALL Democrats across the country by pushing the superdelegates (and now, even the pledged delegates!) to overturn the will of the people? Something isn't kosher here...

    NY, NY

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  83. Th3rdpwr

    Hillary Clinton has demonstrated a real lack of integrity and honesty, which, unfortunately, seems to be encompassing her daughter.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  84. redwhiteandblue

    Senator Mccain, of course and his war policy. We need a gradual end to the Iraq fiasco and more throops in the afghan region to think we can't even spare 3000 army throops to them the marines have to fill in and thats where the real threat is (al queda). We can't leave Iraq and start military action on Iran we would look like bully's we need diplomacy in the middle east not death and misery theres too much of that there. I dont believe a tempered old man will be diplomatic or entertain change.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  85. Ann, Charlotte, NC

    Hillary Clinton, she puts her interest and ambitions above the that of the American people and the party. I don't think she learned a lesson from her failed attempts at Insurance reform as First Lady. She does not play well with others unless they are willing to play by her rules. She heaps praise on McCain as being better than the competition from her own party.

    She dishonored all those brave soldiers who have severed and are serving in harms way with her lie about sniper fire in Bosnia. It was not a misspeak or a miss remembered, it was a lie plain and simple. That I cannot forgive her for.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  86. Queen Elizabeth

    I do not want to see John McCain as President. He is for the war, he is too old (sorry, but true), and he doesn't represent any type of change.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  87. james hoffman, Prescott, MI

    Here in MI I voted for the one that I thought would be the easiest to beat and, who I wanted to lose, since I could not vote for who I wanted to win. I voted for John McCain because he is a figure of war mongering and fear like our present President. Saber rattling is a thing that the American people are sick and tired of.

    jim, Prescott, MI

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  88. sue

    Anything but McCain!!

    Hillary and Obama supporters must back each others candidate once we know who that is.

    Voting for McCain as revenge would be a grave mistake that we would all regret.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  89. Peg Robson

    Obama and my reason, I do not trust him, I have no faith in his ability to lead this country. He has shown me nothing.
    Angola NY

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  90. DW; Miami, FL

    Hillary Clinton. Followed by John McCain.

    While I sincerely believe that Hillary has the knowledge and skill to be a formidable president, the baggage and divisiveness that she brings would prove crippling to her ability to an effective leader.

    As for McCain, my opposition to him is not that strong and I would not be devastated if he beat Obama. I don't believe this conservative make-over of John McCain for one minute. He has been a maverick his entire life, has courted the Democrats, and will likely be a one-term president. The conservatives should be concerned. I think if elected he would continue to be a moderate and a maverick which in reality does not put him too far out of step with my own views and beliefs.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  91. Charles,Jupiter,Florida

    I would least like to see John Mc Cain as President.He is utterly indifferent to my distress in economic hard times.He favors the continuation of a war I judge to be immoral and which the majority of Americans oppose. And he's not Barack Obama.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  92. Baby Boomer of Michigan

    John McCain represents a continuation of the George Bush political philosophies. I can't, in good conscience, vote for that. If people think that things have been great for the last 7 years, with oil company profits and tax breaks for the upper 1%, then go for it. McCain is bottom of my list to be elected President.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  93. Stacy in Newark

    Hey Jack

    Wouldn't it be the remaining two- since McCain and Clinton are pretty much the same- except for that pesky gender thing.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  94. joseph cretella

    my least favorite is barack obama.the reason is his lack of experience and the way his campaign has been run. i feel he has been given a free ride by the press and to some extent in the media. they make him seem like the walk on water candidate. maybe we should call him teflon barack. i prefer hillary clinton and if not her, sen. john mccain.all the best. joe from s.i.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  95. Dave, Alexandria, VA

    Hillary Clinton, she has no credibility and honestly believes that she can change the private sector, change foreign countries and make all of our problems go away by barking orders and pointing a cold finger. I don't know who among the other two I support (moderate Republican, voted Obama in primary), but I will do everything I can to prevent HRC from becoming leader of the free world.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  96. Bob L. Philadelphia, PA

    As President of the United States, you wear many hats. Commander in Chief, Leader of Your Party, Chief Diplomat, Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Legislator (because bills have to go through President 1st to be signed into law), Chief Guardian on the Economy. I can see all three in the Chief of State role, but the other categories are where I filter the candidates out. I do not like McCain as the chief economist or legislator and many republicans do not see him as the leader of the party.

    As for Obama, I cannot see him as Commander in Chief, Chief executive, Chief Economists, or Leader of the Democrats. For those reasons and others, I think Obama is the "worst" candidate out of the three major candidates left.

    I can see Hillary in all 7 roles, maybe not the leader of the Dems because so many do not like her. I do though. She has a good plan for the economy, Iraq, education, the environment, etc. The other two do not.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  97. Chris Morgan

    Clinton because she represents sameo-sameo would send us backward; McCain who is an interesting guy but in the wrong party; and Obama because he represents a potentially startling change for the better for our country and its government.

    Chris Morgan
    Bellingham, WA

    April 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  98. Julian

    Clinton, I simply do not trust her nor do I feel she has any principles. I'm not even sure if she trust herself. And what are her principles anyway – of her 35+ years in public life, she has displayed VERY little in the way of integrity.....I personally would rather have a 71 yr. old grand dad in the WH than someone of questionable ethics.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  99. John, Pittsburgh

    Jack, McCain of course. I've been paying attention for the last saven and a half years, haven't you

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  100. James

    I would have to say John McCain. Just because he is a Republican and they have done nothing but run this country in the ground. And there party is still causing problems because every time there is an important vote they are the ones blocking the legislation. That pretty much tells me they will not change and they do NOT care about this country. So do I want more of that for the next four years......NOOOOO!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  101. Brendan D, Chicago, IL

    Jack, I've never voted Republican in my life, and I'm an ardent Barack Obama supporter. But I would prefer to see John McCain in office than Hillary Clinton because I'm sick to death of familial nepotism in politics. Where I live, we've got a mayor who is the son of a former mayor and a county board president who's the son of a former county board president. To me, Hillary Clinton is worse than them, reeking of the same entitled patronage and string-pulling as did Lurleen Wallace, George Wallace's wife and gubernatorial successor, in Alabama. I'd rather have somebody who's a little more self-made than someone who rests on the laurels of one of his or her relations.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  102. Stephanie - Missouri

    Obama because he is too much of a liberal elitist.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  103. HillaryClinton

    I do not want hillary in the white house. why I can give you million reasons, but here are a few. 1. I do not trust her, 2. she is polorizing, 3. she is running for her personal ambition, 4. I do not want to see Bush or Clinton in the white house ever again.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  104. Boye

    I am amused that 12% who think Obama is Muslim. But my least favorite pick will definitely be McCain for all the reasons in the poll. Plus, he is too old and hot tempered to name a few. I am an Obama supporter but I love Bill Clinton, and wouldn't mind him back in the office (indirectly).

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  105. John

    Hillary Clinton is my least favorite candidate.

    She is running a Karl Rove style campaign.

    John McCain was the victim of Rove tactics in 2000 when he ran against Bush, and has made it clear he doesn't approve of them this year.

    Barack Obama is the breath of fresh air this nation needs.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  106. Nita Carabetta

    Barak Obama is the poorest candidate. Someone needs to ask him where he was when he decided he was against the war. Had he even served a few days in the Ill senate? Did he have briefings from the CIA and other officials about what they believed about WMD? Was he asked to step up inthe Senate & House and have placed on his shoulders the responsibility for the safety of the country? Actually, he had no credible evidence one way or the other yet he has pounded others who had to make a choice. When asked to make a hypothetical answer and exerice judgment, he wanders all around the subject and off to other subjects and never answers the question. I hope America wakes up before we get a preacher instead of a statesman/woman. He just doesn't have it. Nita, Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  107. Valerie from Middletown Connecticut

    Hi Jack,

    I'd have to say 50/50 with John McCain and Hillary Clinton. John McCain for the obvious reasons, he would be third term Bush Admin. Re: HRC, I don't think she is a likable person resulting in 'strained' relations with Cabinet, Congress, Senate members, not to mention other world leaders. Plus I personally am turned off by her attitude that the Presidency is a given, an honor she feels she is entitled to.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  108. Joseph Spampneto

    I would least like to see Hillary in the White House. She's been running a very hateful, negative campaign, proving to me every day that her lust for power is stronger than her so-called desire to help America. Besides, I think it's time we let the Bushes and Clintons step aside and let someone new run the country.

    Atlanta, Georgia

    April 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  109. Alex H


    You mean we can't pick Nader? Ok, then I pick Hillary. I don't trust her to do what's right for us instead of what's best for her people.

    Besides, if her idea of dealing with a crisis is blaming it on a "vast right wing conspiracy", then I don't want her picking up that 3 am phone call.

    Waterbury, CT

    April 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  110. Shakir

    John McCain by a long stretch. Common, how could we possibly put another war monger in the White House. One that has confessed that he knows nada about the economy. It going to be a disaster should he get there.
    As for Hillary, her negatives are just too much and the more she opens are mouth, the less likeable she becomes.

    Give me Obama, anytime, anyday.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  111. Julia Hays from Pitman, NJ

    I would least like to see "McSame" elected president. In the end Republicans just want to help the rich get richer. I don't think McCain cares enough about the lower and middle classes in our country; if he did, he'd be running on a different ticket.

    -Julia Hays
    from Pitman, NJ

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  112. Julie Neumann

    It's a toss up for me.....I would not like to see Hillary Clinton or John McCain for President. I have had enough of the Republican rule. I don't trust Hillary either. I think she is all talk and NO action. I don't like the lies she has been telling and I don't think her kitchen sink stratagies were good for her campaign. How can we expect her to take care of our country when she can't even take care of her own finances. I don't like the fact that she says she has 35 years experience and when we look at that experience, it's all Bills. Just because she was first lady, doesn't mean she has more experience. If I remember correctly, Bill Clinton didn't have much experience either so her argument about Barack not having enough is a mute point.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  113. Adam, LV, NV

    All of you forgot there are 4 people still left in this rodeo

    Barack Obama, John McCain, Ralph Nader, Hillary Clinton... in that order from least like to see to most like to see....

    At this point I just can't stand how far left the Dems are falling. I'm registered Dem, but would say I'm like most and middle of the road. This reminds me of how far right the the Republican party went. And we all see how well that has turned out, are people really so blind as to think doing a complete 180 to the far left will be any better.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  114. shawna Atlanta,Ga

    Jack, it's got to be John Mccain, The straight talking express has two flat tires, and tends to be a hot head... I don't question his character as a person. I question the methods he has used to win the nomination, and if he will be beholden to the policies and conservative practices now of the GOP. There's no question that they've run the country like idots, now he wants to tell America that he was wrong to oppose their ideas, the war in Iraq going well and he thinks Americans are too cynical. Whose vote is he really after....

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  115. sophia nyc

    John McCain.

    1-Bush 3rd term
    2-100 years in Iraq
    3-bomb bomb bomb Iran

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  116. Jon, Ohio

    I would least like to see McCain as President. My reasons for this:

    1) The Iraq occupation. I have a brother-in-law that just finished his 3rd tour and my brother just started his 2nd tour. My family has been lucky so far, but I don't like the odds if this occupation is allowed to drag on for another 5 years, which it most certainly will with McCain.

    2) Bush's 3rd term. While he keeps trying to distance himself from Bush, there is more than enough evidence to indicate that McCain's policies would be a continuation of Bush's failed policies. I thought the country was extremely foolish to re-elect Bush. It would be even more foolish to give Bush's policies a 3rd term with Bush-Lite.

    3) The Economy. I simply do not believe that McCain has the best interests of the middle class at heart. A continuation of the Bush economic melt-down will effectively kill the middle class (it's already on life support). The hard-working middle class is what made this country what it is today, and any more damage to it will finally divide this country into a two-class system: The Haves and the Have-Nots.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  117. Patrick

    Boy Jack you sure do offer a hard choice. While I oppose all of McCain's positions on policy, I find Clinton so manipulative and a desire to do anything thing to win that she would be a greater dissapointment to me. Clinton has flat out lied about the details of her Bosnia trip to bolster her foreign policy credentials when she clearly has NONE! And this is the person who we should considered running the FBI, CIA and NSA? I dont think so Jack. If she's doing all of this lying now, imagine what she'd do with those agencies! She'd be able to cover anything up. She always goes on the campaign trail saying that we should judge what a candidate will do as President according to what they've already done. Well we gave her a chance to have a Senate seat and she turned right around and voted for the Iraq war. Furthermore, if she can be easily fooled by President Bush on the war, then she deserves to lose her Senate seat based on complete incompetence.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  118. Isaac Legare

    As much as Hillary has turned me off since her campaign turned in to a rabid pitbull, I would still have to put Mc Cain on the top. Eventhough I considered voting for him if he got the nomination in 2000, hi policies are out of touch and he really bores me when i hear him speak.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  119. Bridgette

    I think that Barack Obama has what it takes to unite our country. He has done everything fairly & he still shows her respect no matter how many times she disrespects him & that nonsense about him not wanting everyone's vote to count thats just a joke. She's the one that dismissed the votes in Michigan & Florida before Super Tuesday when she thought she was the clear winner.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  120. Zak in Chicago

    The only one I would not like to see in Office is Sen. Clinton. I trust McCain and have a lot of hope for Obama. But Sen. Clinton? She gets sleep deprived and makes up stories about sniper fire, and then expects us to believe she'll be able to make the right call when aroused from her sleep at 3am.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  121. Jordan

    McCain is by any measure I can think of the lest acceptable candidate since GWB: fumbling in speech, garbled & illogical in his thinking and insanely violent and aggressive in temperament. If he is fog-brained now, just give him 4 years to age. Good Lord deliver us.

    Jordan in NC

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  122. Hardy Takhar

    Jack......I would least want to see Mccain elected. He is just another extension of the Bush clan. It blows my mind that the American people having just experienced another four gruelling years of Bush systematically bankrupting the greatest nation on Earth would even consider Mccain as a candidate. Hell! what do I know I'm a Canadian

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  123. Dave, Chicago

    I don't want John McCain. He used to be one of my favorite Republicans, because he seemed to be free-thinking and willing to work with Democrats. Now he is trying so hard to court the conservatives, promising more war(s), while demonstrating that he's not very . . . intelligent. We need change in this country, and he is not an agent for change. His age isn't a factor; I just don't think he can do the job. If Hillary somehow steals the nomination, I will hold my nose and vote for her, knowing that she'll probably lose because the Democratic party will be in shambles.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  124. Brad in Oregon

    Jack, aren't you forgetting Ralph Nader? I would even much rather see McCain elected than see Nader elected. He is the scariest of them all.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  125. Jim

    Jack: I have been voting for almost 50 years as an independent voter never affiliated with any political party. Several times I have voted for what I perceived as the lesser of two evils, but this year I feel that there really is no meaningful choice. I just don’t see how I could vote for any of them.

    Hoffman Estates, IL

    April 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  126. Gregory Townes

    I would hate to see John McCain as president because it would just be 4 more years of Bush all over again, not to mention the fact that we would most certainly be heading into another disastrous war—this time with Iran. Although I must admit out of all the Republicans I dislike McCain the least. I feel strongly that Hillary Clinton is trying to Swift Boat Obama knowing she is not going to get the nomination and therefore ruin his chance of winning the General Election in November. Hillary is single handedly doing what no Republican could this year: Ruin the Democratic Party. She is divisive and petty.
    Obama is our only real chance to heal the deep wounds in this country and to regain our moral standing around the world.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  127. Nas

    The candidate I'd like to see the least as president is Hillary Clinton. With John McCain I know what I'm getting-4 more years of Bush. How much more could he mess up a messed up situation? But Hillary is a proned to outright LIE and I don't trust or like herr. Our former president would feel embolden and he essentially would be president again. It would be nice to have our country run by someone other than a Bush or a Clinton. We need change!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  128. Nunya

    That's a tough question...

    I want Hillary to lose because she has been heading a campaign that is so nasty and manipulative and full of dirty tricks.

    I want McCain to lose because he represents a continuation of the disastrous Bush administration and supports too many of its horrible policies.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  129. Hannah, Washington, DC

    Hillary Clinton –

    If Obama gets elected he will be for the people, by the people. If people would start reading his policies and plans for helping our country, I think they would understand, unfortunatly you are allowed to vote even if you do not take the time to read. (headlines do not count as reading up on policy)

    If Mccain is elected he will say hey I know you do not like this, but I am doing it anyway. Truth, as much as I do not like what he stands for at least I know where he stands.

    If Clinton is elected she will say she is for the people and continue to lie and manipulate to achieve her own goals. I believe her to be for Hillary by Hillary.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  130. Carl from Pa

    This takes away from Hillary's argument to the superdelegates since she is almost tied with McCain. I just think Obama can cross party lines better than Hillary and hopefully McCain.

    Carl from Pa

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  131. Mike S., New Orleans, Louisiana

    A McCain presidency would be a disaster. First of all, he is no longer at the "top of his game" to be polite. Second, he's had eight years to stand up against the insane destruction and deficit spending of the Bush administration, and he didn't. And most importantly, a McCain presidency would not result in change, which is what Americans want most in 2008.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  132. Cat, Costa Mesa, CA

    I would say Obama. He's a nice guy and all, but he's just way too liberal. For someone who speaks of "uniting red states and blue states" his policies sure are to the FAR left! At this point I think we need someone closer to the middle.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  133. don from canada

    Hillary would be the worst candidate because she represents the old Clinton school of manipulation and mistrust. The Clintons owe everyone for their votes and support ,so nothing would ever change. By the way Jack how could she accomplish anything when her time would be taken up ducking all those sniper bullets from Bosnia.
    C'mon Pennsylvania get out there and vote for a "change". What did the Clintons ever do for your state – vote Oboma and end her campaign. Think of all the money that wil be saved by folding her campaign and firing all her spin-masters.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  134. Ed Reed

    John McCain and I supported him in 2000. He is dead wrong on Iraq. Iraq didn't have any WMD, no connection with the attacks on 9/11, and no relationship with Al Qaeda. The war is costing $12 billion a month while weakening our miltary readiness and the occupation only increases the number of young Muslims who want to kill us. It will go down as the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the United States.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  135. Terry in Chicago

    Jack, Hillary Clinton is the candidate I would least want to see elected. There are a host of reasons but for starters,

    I have questions about her integrity or lack there of. I guess you could say, "I don't trust her! "

    She has demonstrated over the past several months that she will stoop to the lowest level to make sure her address becomes 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    I'm not so sure if she really cares enough to even answer(she wants the American people to think that she does) the red phone at 3:00 a.m.

    If she isn't responsible enough to pay the health care bills for her own staff; what can we as Americans expect? Being responsible is a good indicator of someones judgement and of their character and I see this as an issue! If she doesn't pay her bills on time how can she handle the nations budget?

    Bill attacks the superdelagates by throwing a temper tantrum because they don't vote for Hillary. That isn't good sportsmanship, I say to the Clintons "You aren't the kind of "first family" I'd like to see living in the house the American taxpayers are footing the bill for!!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  136. Craig from Albany NY

    Hillary Clinton, I find her totally out for herself and herself only. She is my Senator and even that shows how self centered she is. She wasn't born here, rasied here, educated her, nor did she ever really live here. She had absolutely no vested interest in New York but needed a Senate seat in order to have a chance to run for President and used her husbands political capital to woo the NY party bosses to let her run here. She doesn't care one iota for New York, she only cares about herself and her goals and continually shows she is willing to say and do anything that she feels helps her obtain them.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  137. Elaine

    Without a doubt, my least favorite is Hillary Clinton. She is completely untrustworthy. I wouldn't believe a word that comes out of her mouth. And the thought of her and Bill having a second go at the White House is just appalling. I'm tired of all the fighting, fighting, fighting. If we elect Hillary, the divisiveness will just go on and on for another four or even–perish the thought–eight years.

    Trumbull, CT

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  138. Joshua P. at North Carolina State University

    John McCain his temper will take our imagine with other countries further down the toilet than George bush could imagine and not to mention he has no clue what's going one in any other area of life other than this war. Why did the republican pick him he's most likely the worst candidate in American History.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  139. P. Stuckey, Harrisburg, PA

    Jack, . . . .According to the polls, The MOST favorite is Senator Obama.
    (Am I missing something?)

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    JOHN MCCAIN. I dread another four years of a republican government that is more of Iraq, no clue about the economy and a ganster-type foreign policy. But with McCain especially, I believe his views are too rigid, such as on Iraq and not lending a helping hand to those who are facing economic distress, forced upon them by the bad policies of government. Above all his physical posture is way too rigid and not presidential at all. What about promoting his father and grand father as if they are the candidates and not him. He would have made a great candidate, perhaps, in 1808 certainly not 2008..

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  141. Shimar Legare

    As much as Hillary has turned me off ,since her campaign turned in to a rabid pitbull, I would still have to put McCain on the top. Eventhough I considered voting for him if he got the nomination in 2000, his policies are out of touch with the growing problemsin America and he really bores me when i hear him speak.
    Johns Island, SC

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  142. Grog

    Hi Jack:
    How about All Of The Above for my least favorite. Is this crop really the best this country can do?

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  143. Craig, Atlanta, GA

    I personally do not trust or like, in any way, Hillary. However, Obama would be worse than her. At least we know about Hillary. We really don't know a lot about Obama and I fear he may not be all that he shows himself to be.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  144. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    For me it's McCain because on too many issues he will continue the Bush policies that got us into the mess we are currently in with respect to the economy, the Iraq war, and our standing in the international community. Either Obama or Clinton would move us in a different direction and that is sorely needed.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  145. jorge

    I personally do not want to see John McCain in the white house. I do not want to see another "bush" running the white house again. What bush did to the country was disasterous and if john mccain gets in the white house it will only get worse.

    Rhode island

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  146. Rita Z

    McCain, first, because the last thing we need right now is a guy with a hot temper in the center of the Middle East powder keg; second, because the next president will fill the seats of two Supreme Court justices, and Roe v. Wade could be in deep trouble.

    Burbank, CA

    April 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  147. Mary C. McKenna

    Blauvelt, NY

    I'm an Obama supporter who is so disgusted with Hillary's vile campaign that I would have to hold my nose to vote for her, should she steal the nomination. She would at least pick good Supreme Court justices. No way in hell would I vote for John McBush.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  148. Shirl

    Hillary. The Clintons and Bush's have ran this country long enough. I am voting for Obama. For me is the one that will put this country back on track.

    Jacksonville NC

    April 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  149. Andy, PA

    I"d say I'll have a hard time picking between McCain and Obama. I loathe GW Bush and his cronies, and fear John McCain may be forced to maintain much of the current administration's policies to keep the Republican conservative base from staying home in Nov. However, I fear that Obama's inexperience and naivete' may lead to a slew of foreign and domestic problems. I don't think the IL State Senate really prepares one for global and national challenges. I keep thinking about President Carter-a good soul who deserves great respect, but a largely ineffective term in office.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  150. Nick, Eden Prairie MN

    Is there an "All of the above" option? How sad is it that we're being forced to choice between someone with terrible policies and two sleaseballs? Maybe Douglass Adams was correct – anyone who wants the job should be automatically disqualified.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  151. Chris Asa, Starkville, MS

    I would least like Hillary Clinton to become President. Why should we believe anything that she says is honest or genuine if she can't be trusted to tell the truth regarding something as simple as a good will trip to the Balkans? I am convinced that she will say anything to the American people as long as it helps her get into the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  152. Cee Lawrence, KS

    The man who believes our continued occupation of a non-English speaking Muslin country half way around the world is a good idea deserves an onion bouquet for arrogance and idiocy. No matter how he tries to deny it, I heard the tape of McCain saying he's willing to keep troops there for 100 years. What a poor excuse for commander-in-chief he would be!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  153. Val from Las Vegas, NV

    Hell would freeze over before I vote Republican, but I find myself liking Hillary Clinton even less than McCain. At least with McCain, you know what you're getting...W, part 2, and slightly less condescending. With Hillary, though, you know you're getting a two faced, flip-flopping, power-at-all-costs liar.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  154. chuck

    Chuck – Saint Paul, Minnesota

    I can't get over Obama's lack of experience and prior exposer on a national scale. McCain and Clinton we have been able to watch how they think and what they stand for. There is that value to experience, we have experienced them. Obama is a blank slate and that has been good for his electability because he is exactly what we want him to be even if we disagree on what that is and we may both see him 180 degrees differently.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  155. Erik from Watertown, MA

    At the ripe old age of 31, I do not ever remember a President that has had any amount of integrity. It is an attribute that the leadership of our country sorely needs– both to handle domestic issues and to restore crediblity in the global arena. For the first time since I have been able to vote, there is not just one, but two candidates that have a level of integrity that gives me hope for the future. Hillary Clinton continues the legacy of deceit and dishonesty. I do not want to see her as President.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  156. Steve in Scandia, MN

    Hillary Clinton. Aside from being a card carrying mysogenist, I think Mrs. Clinton has proven herself dishonest, self-centered and devious throughout her years in politics, in the White House and in the present campaign. If people haven't yet seen that Mrs. Clinton's mission has more to do with Mrs. Clinton's personal ambition than with this country then God help us all.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  157. Cheryl From Mexico, NY

    Absolutely Hillary Clinton would be the worst pick!! I live in upstate NY and I want to know where the 500,000 jobs she promised us are? Since she has been a senator we have lost 65,000 jobs. Must be she was out ducking sniper fire. She can't handle NY what makes her think she can handle the whole country.
    This is not a person I want as my Commander and Chief.
    Obama is by far the best choice to be our next President!

    Mexico, NY

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  158. Meredith Whaley

    I would least want to see Barack Obama elected. I feel he is an empty suit trying to strike an emotional chord in the public rather than an intellectual one. I think he has great handlers but I don't know who he is. I read McCain's autobiography some years ago and found him to be pompous. Apparently I was correct as he is constantly harking back to his ancestors etc. I also think he echoes Bush, the worst president ever and I am happy to say I never voted for that moron or his sidekicks. Senator Clinton was not my first choice but she is against the other two.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  159. J. Castleton, NY

    Jack, . . . .To keep from going negative, I will just say that my most
    favorite is Senator Obama. (I just wanted to be positive today.)

    April 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  160. Perry, Michigan

    I am an Obama supporter, but much asI don't like how Hillary running her campaign, I must admit I rather not see McCain in the office and I am an Indepedent. He is so off on the #1 issue in the United States which is the economy. But the most disturbing thing is his strength which is National Security which he want the war to go on. So what does he has to offer to Amerca, but a third term of Bush.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  161. Kelly in Chicago, IL

    Hillary Clinton is my choice for "least want to see elected."

    She has funneled way too much taxpayer money into her pet projects through earmarks ($2.2 billion between 2002-2006) and she won't tell us what all her earmarks were. How can I trust her? She takes my money but won't tell me how she spent it.

    She wants to fight with Republicans rather than reaching across the aisle, which means continuing bipartisan gridlock in Congress and getting very little accomplished.

    Also, there are worse things than being inexperienced; one of them is having little experience but believing that you have a lot. That leads to overconfidence in your own ability and bad decision-making. Very dangerous for a president. I am seriously worried that Hillary will not listen to advisers and insist that she knows best.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  162. Sherelle

    John McCain because he is nuts!!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  163. Les Young Oklahoma

    Well I guess this is the only time John McCain will be at the top of any list of mine Two thing make me put John top of my list as the person least want as our next President One being I not crazy about being Iraq for the next 100 years, I also believe even though he claim to know about economy he had it right the first time he does not know squat about it.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  164. Bridget

    John McCain.... Jack, who wants a president that is already drawing his social sercuity? Be our luck he would fall down dead giving a speech.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  165. Dustin in FL

    I must say that I am pleased, for the most part with all of the candidates. None are the religious right, who has gripped politics for decades. I am in a bit of a conundrum as to who I do not want. It is between Hillary and McCain. My democratic allegiance tells me to stick with Hillary, as her policies resemble Obama's, but my gut tells me McCain would be a better uniter. This comes on the heals of such venom spewing out from the Clinton suppoerters, and at times from herself. I am tired of the nasty, dirty politics, and feel she is the worst of the three in regards to that. I guess it will be close to the GE before I make my desicion.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  166. Steve B.

    Hillary Clinton ... for Obvious Reasons Jack ! Chief among them is the fact that She will do anything ... I mean anything to get elected.
    And thats a bad sign for someone who I'd want to be our Commander in Chief.
    Another reason is that she's using the Tanya Harding option on Obama ...
    I'm getting upset just by writing this so I'll stop.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  167. brenda

    Jack, it doesnt matter who my least favorite possibility for President is, because its not like this question and its answer will sway anyone to another side. I have a problem with all of them simply because they all have faults. But Im not perfect either so I will not judge.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  168. Sharon in Tahlequah, Ok

    I would really hate to see Mr. McCain elected. Eight years of republicans is enough. Bush has nearly destroyed the America I love.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  169. Jef

    Deltona FL.
    Hi Jack ,
    I can say Hillary ,she lies too much ,Like right now when will we see her tax returns ? The funding for her campain ,NAFTA and i can give you a list but YOU will not post it . Obama has no problems releasing all his info ON TIME .

    PSThe 3am phone call the best she can do ?

    April 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  170. Arnold,WV

    Hillary Clinton is far and away my least favorable.She shows a cut-throat kind of negativity,and she has been proven on national TV as a liar that cannot be trusted.I also don't want Bill back in the Whitehouse.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  171. Belete Alemu

    I t just feels like Hillary and McCain have nothing to offer. I am affraid if one of them elected, life would be boring.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm |


    John McCain
    Why you ask
    He just to old

    April 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  173. Laura in PA

    I would least like to see Obama as president due to both his inexperience and in light of recent news, I don't trust him.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  174. JoAnn in Iowa

    I would least want to see McCain win-If he won it would mean a continuation of the Bush failures with a lot of Bush cronies left in positions of power-nothing would really improve.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  175. Cassie

    I would not like to the Clintons in the White House because I think this country needs a new face and ideas. This country has more to offer than a Clinton and Bush. We need a new approach in how we do things in America and abroad.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  176. Candi South Carolina

    Hillary and Bill has served their time in the White House. They need to move on and let someelse change this country. Hillary is corrupting this country even more by trying to win this contest. No Hillary Clinton No Hillary Clinton

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  177. Chris - Hemet, Ca.

    Gosh Jack, I'd feel a bit tacky mentioning names so I'm going to withhold HER name at this time.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  178. beartrack Truckee,CA

    Although, McCain is more of my type of person. He will just continue Bush 3. He, and those fools that support this war, forget that it was the worst mistake ever made. It is a total fraud perpetrated by Bush and his friends who are the only ones making money here. McCain has fallen into the worst gang of thieves we have ever had in the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  179. Laura Smith

    My least favorite pick would be Hillary Clinton because in the last few weeks she has truly shown that she will do anything to get elected. She may feel strongly that she is a better candidate than Barack Obama, but trying to paint America as a racist, bigoted and uneducated population is dispicable!
    Someone needs to question her on why she feels she can win when she can't even win the primary! Oh, and caucuses are truly a form of democratic government – I caucused twice in Texas and now I am much more informed and educated about the process – and, I believe, much better suited to determine what is right for the party. Now in a general election, I agree, primaries are the only way to go.

    Houston, TX

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  180. Michael Templer

    Hillary would be my least

    not because of her policies

    but because of the Clinton attitude that we have never done anything wrong and that we have all the answer's

    because 40% of the people will be against any idea she comes up with even the good ones.

    even if you she came out for a flat tax republicans would be against her.

    I think she is intelligent, capable, strong and beautiful but I don't want to hear her shrill voice and the fights over the littlest thing that they inspired during the 1990's

    for those of you who will say 21 million jobs were created as far as the
    1990's i would say that had less to do with Clinton and a hell of a lot to do with the Productivity gains because of the Internet, the micro chip, and the effect of those things on the stock market.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  181. Brian from California

    Barack and Hillary sadly have it all wrong. They think by punishing the successful in a Capitalist system by hitting them hard with higher taxes will suddenly make the middle class have a redistribution of wealth and suddenly the economy will turn around from a normal cycle slowdown.

    The are both very WRONG, hitting those that create jobs with higher taxes forces them to move to other countries or to shut down offices and factories. The people that will be hurt the most by hitting those that create jobs with higher taxes are the lower level people of the company who will be the FIRST to be unemployed.

    Wake up Liberal left, you are totally wrong when it comes to solutions to the economy. By the way, Bush tax cuts created approximately 56 months of continued job growth and millions of new jobs for this country.

    Far and away the most Liberal candidate Barack is my least favorite, followed close behind by Hillary.

    We need a patriot like McCain.

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  182. Matt - Des Moines, IA

    My least favorite Presidential choice would be McCain. I'm tired of seeing how corrupted the Bush Aministration is, and Republican Party in general. I believe that most Republicans are out for the good of themselves and their interests, and not the interests of the American People. It's time for a change. I felt safe when we had Democrats with the reigns making the decisions for this country during the 90's. Those were more relaxed times where the government wasn't controlled by power and greed, but instead the government was for the good of the American People. The government was doing the job it's supposed to do. I think we need and deserve a breath of fresh air. We need someone to come in and take control of a government and country controlled by money-making corporations. We need to take corporations out of the government and put the interests of the people on the top pillar. I think what we need is an Obama – Edwards Ticket!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  183. Nick

    Clinton; She simply is the worse case scenario, McCain is at least limited in his corrupt business connections, and in his honesty.
    San Diego, CA

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  184. LeAnn

    Because I want affordable health care, and he doesn't even have a plan that fixes the problem we have now!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  185. Scott - Rhode Island

    Hillary Clinton.

    She is dishonest, ruthless, self serving and willing to destroy her own party and cast aside the votes of the American people to secure the nomination.

    The nomination she thinks belongs to her.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  186. Jerry, Fayetteville Tennessee

    Hillary. The specter of the drama and division of 4 years of a third Clinton Presidency is something the country can and should avoid.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  187. Carolyn

    I would prefer Obama over all the candidates. He's coming with new ideal and not politic continuing from yesterday years. He is for change!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  188. Brett Milam

    Is there an "all" option Jack?


    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  189. Sabrina

    McCain. Not just because he's Republican - but because from where I'm sitting, four more years of "Bush like" policies would render working people like me up a creek, without a paddle; which is just about where I am now!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  190. Kandi from Virginia

    Its really a tie between McCain and Clinton for me. I'm a democrat, so I would vote for Hillary if she were to become the nominee, but I have specific reasons for why I wouldn't want to see either one of them become successful. Economically and foreign policy wise, McCain is a sheep in Bush's clothing, and Hillary, while she would work to get us in a better place economically, would do nothing to reverse the politics of fear and alienation that exists now. As a wife of an Iraq war veteran, I also have serious doubts about her commitment to really ending the war. I think she will scale it back a bit and pull the "mission accomplished" banners out of the white house basement, but she will not be really open to the kind of exchange that it is going to take to really start the process of ending our occupation in Iraq.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  191. cindy

    It would have to be obama. We just don't know enough about him and those that he follows. Media have turned thier heads about alot of things instead of finding out about them.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  192. T

    The least candidate I wish to see elected president is John McCain. The policies of the Republican party only benefit Big Business. It is time to put an end to that.

    Unfortunately, I feel that Hillary Clinton (the second least in my list) also walks that path (catering to special interests).

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  193. Owl Day-George

    Jack, I do not want McCain. Let me remind you, that the biggest issue at the beginning, was getting out of Irac. That is what the huge turnout was all about. It is about democrats, independants, and republicans, who all want a different approach to world policy. It is all of us that are hoping for a president who might change the politics as usual, and keep the interest of Ameicans as top priority.
    Owl, Grangeville Idaho

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  194. Gerald

    I am writing from st.Polten Austria.I pick Hillary Clinton because of her association with lies. How would you like to have a president that lies.No country on earth will ever believe whatever she says. imagine her Bosnia episode .Also she is not consistent. e.g when the going was good she said Florida votes will not count then when the going was tough she said Floridas vote will count. "WHAT A CAMELEON"

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  195. David Kinney from Lexington, NC

    I would least like to see Barack Obama elected President. At this point I have not decided if I am voting for Hillary or McCain; however, I cannot vote for someone simply because they have a magnetic personality and good speaking skills. His positions seem to mirror Hillary’s, except, they are always “lite”: Hillary’s health care “lite”, foreign relations experience “lite”, economic experience “lite”, etc. We are electing a President and not trying to cut carbs … so I want the full flavor candidate.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  196. Peter

    It's easily McCain. Obviously 60% of respondents don't care if the Iraq war lasts as long as the Chicago Cubs' World Series drought...and 12% of the anti-Obama crowd are morons.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  197. Katiec Pekin, IL

    The candidate I least like is John McCain. (Should say do
    not like at all,)
    He supports the Iraq war, he supports Bush's policies
    and he doesn't have a clue about middle class America and
    the crisis we are in.
    He and the administration and the Republicans have
    done horrible harm to our country. A diaster it will take
    years to resolve.
    How anyone can support this man, who is a party to
    the mess our country is in is beyond my comprehension.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  198. mitchell martin ark.

    john mccain.this war [in iraq] has cost too much in lives,treasure and military preparedness.we won the war,there,within weeks of starting it,but, bush decided to stay ,to see if we could get something out of it.mccain wants to "stay until we win".how can we win something,that we already won?that's stupid!we are nothing more than 'occupiers',now,and the world knows it,and we know it,and our reputation has been destroyed ,because of our governnment's greed.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  199. Robin

    The one I am sure that I don't want to see in the White House is Mrs. Clinton. Her voting record is not much different from Mr. McCain's. However, the main problem with her is that her action does not match with her words, she even cannot tell the truth about her name, which nobody cares if she was named after someone or not. So, you really don't know what she is going to do, if it happens that she becomes elected.

    Robin, Johnson City, TN

    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  200. carl meracle

    John McCain is my least favorite because he has NO experience
    when it comes to the economy and McCain admits this fact.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  201. Krista, San Diego, CA

    Hi Jack,

    Of the three, I would least like to see Hillary Clinton in office. She's too desperate for power, and I have concerns (as yet not proven) that she may be indebted to some in the insurance industry, based on her Universal Health Care plan. I think she has shown fiscal irresponsibility and this would be disastrous for our economy. And her "my way or the highway" attitude is FAR too reminiscint of Bush.

    Running a very close second would be John McCain, mostly because of his position on Iraq (and war, in general), but also because he doesn't show much concern for the state of the economy with his lowering taxes for not only the middle class, but also for big corporations. His bad temper also makes me worry. And so does his age.

    I like what Obama has to offer – transparency in government, reduction in health care costs, education reforms, promotion of clean energy, improving competitiveness of America globally. He may not have all the answers, but I think he has more to offer than our other options.


    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  202. Jason

    Four more years. That is all that needs to be said about this one. Do we really want four more years of either a Bush-a-like in McCain, or four more years of a Clinton in the White House? Obama is a fresh face, and he is the only chance of a real change, even if it is slim. We need to change things, and this is an opportunity for our nation to do so. The economy is worse off than we think, and McCain will simply add to this problem. Clinton is dangerous, and we see that in the way her and her campaign goes after people such as Bill Richardson. It's time we make things happen.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  203. Lonny, Seattle

    McCain goes without saying i think.

    He just follows right in line with Bush's failed policy's.

    This country has been ruined over the last 7 years and ANY president that is willing to follow that path is going to be a terrible one.

    Not too mention that he will be a one-term commander in chief because of his age so he cant be held accountable for whatever mistakes/misjudgements he makes along the way. He doesnt have to worry about getting re-elected

    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  204. Rose, London

    Top of the list–McCain. First, we've had a president who was senile in the Whitehouse in recent history. Second, I don't want another Bush clone in the WH. Second on the list–Obama. I don't want another snake oil salesman in the WH. I'm tired of seven years of it now. Also, Obama didn't throw Oprah under the bus for saying she'd been alone and experienced fear seeing a black man on the street. And, he tolerated racist and unpatriotic speech from his preacher without confronting either, even letting his children hear it. I have confronted racism in friends and family or distanced myself from them. Perhaps I'm just a 'typical' white person, but I'd expect the same from Obama.

    Rose, London

    April 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  205. earl illingsworth

    Great question as usual, Jack! My pick would have to be McCain. Were it not for his stance on the "Iraq War", and his "Age", but he hasn't chosen a VP yet. Whomever it is (The likelyhood being Romney) will surely cause sharp criticism, from this high(McCain) strung maverick. I draw my scenerio from the recent past, such as Kennedy/Johnson,Eisenhower/Nixonand dare I mention Clinton/Gore.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  206. Glenn - St. Charles MO

    Jack this is a no-brainer. My least favorite would be Hillary. Why?? I don't know where to start, but here are a few items:

    Trust – Is she still dodging sniper fire in Bosnia?

    Transparency – Where are those tax returns, list of Clinton Library donors, list of pork barrel requests?

    Ethics – Don't get me started.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  207. I couldn't vote for hillary

    Jack this is a hard one....I absolutely don't like Hillary especially after the way she has ran her campaign (if you want to call it that). How can she fix the economy when she couldn't manage the money in her campaign....how is she going to help the cost of health care when she didn't pay her employee's premiums for 2 months.

    I would say McCain because of his policies but Hillary has so many negatives against her I just don't know which one is worst between the two of them.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  208. Brooks Knight

    They are all an upgrade from our current administration, but I think that his stance on Iraq (although containing reason that the Bush statement lacks) and his support of the Bush tax cuts makes John McCain easily my least favorite.

    If McCain reminded me more of McCain of 2000 then it might be close between he and Senator Clinton, but as of now I would have no second thoughts as I vote Democrat in November.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  209. Aaron

    To be honest I would least rather have Sen. Clinton as President, because I've come to not trust her over the last few weeks. I went to one of her rallies and left liking her less. All that said, I would still vote for her over Sen. Mccain because I believe that the only way to turn the country around and get us out of the Iraq in a timely manner is with a Democrat.

    Aaron from Kentucky.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  210. Sandra from Texas

    John McCain by a longshot. I have all the politically correct reasons on issues, but lets get personal. He is too old and has senior moments. He is too hot headed and might blow up over anything. He is too flip-floppy and no one can be sure where he will stand on anything by 2009(except the war and more wars). In summation, both politically and personally John McCain wins as my last choice hands down.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  211. Victor from winnipeg

    i would least like to see mccain as president because he is too much pres. bush. he wants to keep the bush tax cuts permanent. he wants to stay in iraq for 100 years. he also doesnt give a damn about the hard working americans who are everyday on struggling to hold on to not only their homes and but their jobs. PS Obama for President

    April 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  212. Eric from ON, CND

    Jack, I maybe Canadian but I've been paying keen interest on the 2008 US elections and especially the presidential race. and my extremely least pick for presidency is; not surprisingly, Hillary Rod ham Clinton.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  213. Diana from Iowa

    McCain he is living in a different era.He scares me about the way he talks about war. We are not living in the cold war.Talking is the best thing first.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  214. Chuck in Eugene Oregon


    Hillary Clinton is my least favorite. Although I do not care for McCains stand on Iraq and the economy; another 4 years of Clinton in the White House really scares me. McCain has a problem with his temper as most already know; however, Hillary is way to unpredictable as to how she will respond when under stress and crisis. Particularily the more stress this campaign has put on them (Clintons) the more off the wall, irrational the out bursts are. Additonally, I do not want mandated health care, I would like to have some options to choose from and have the freedom to make that choice. Last of all, I do NOT trust her one little bit, there have been too many instances of irrational behavior, blaming of others and the way she and her staff have dismissed so many states and would be supporters when they chose Obama has me really concerned as to how she would be in the White House

    April 3, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  215. Haney Almeida

    I would least like McCain to win. First, I do not agree with his pursuit of the war. In addition, he is too too too similar to Mr. Bush. Lastly, he is a Republican.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  216. Obama Mama in Boston

    HRC would be the least acceptable. After what the American public endured the last time she and her husband occupied the White House, it could only get worse.....and that's frightening.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  217. Californian (you shuold post my comment CNN)

    obama. I think he doesnot have anything to be come a president. All the thing he has is speechs and words. When he has problem, he deliver a speech. It seem he never want to solve it by action. I fed up with his words.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  218. Matt

    Obama. He's just not ready. It's as simple as that.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  219. Tom

    McCain – His position on Iraq, lack of a historical perspective of the Mideast ethnic and religous groups, lack of understanding of the economy, lack of compassion on the housing crisis, hypocracy on lobbiests, temper, inability to work with other members of Congress (including his own party) are a few of the reasons why he is not my 1st , 2nd or even next to last choice. Basically he is unqualified.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  220. Mike

    Jack I'll take any one of them. Depending on who you ask, they are all three liberal democrats!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  221. Peter, Carbondale, IL

    I love the argument that Barack Obama is too inexperienced to lead the nation. How much experience did Abraham Lincoln have before he was chosen to rule over a fractured nation?

    April 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  222. Suey

    It depends on what poll you look at! I do not trust any of them. I support Hillary Clinton all the way and I am sure she will have the nomination even though the press is supporting Obama all the way! I do not mind electing someone who has made mistakes in the past because it just shows there human side. Moving past those mistakes is what matters. I care about the issues and who can best get our country together. . who will get what in the end. I am proud to be an American and have the rights I have, however the deep pockets of the politicians and press almost take these rights away!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  223. Lori

    Sorry Jack, but that's going to be a tie for me. McCain & Clinton would be on my list. If you insist on my answering one or the other it would have to be Clinton since I am an Obama supporter. I don't think McCain really has a chance against Obama anyway.

    Lori/Battle Creek, MI

    April 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  224. Deborah Calimese

    I am a Democrat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Without a doubt John McBush.
    Los Angeles Democrat.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  225. Eric G

    I have always disliked Clinton and I would be rooting against her no matter who she was competing against. My main problem with her is the way she exagerate her claims. Her baby is the Universal Health care system and she champions that as one of her main causes as president. Yet, she started working on universal health care how long ago? She hasn't accomplished anything with all the time and resources (Bill) shes had, and she isn't going to accomplish anything besides dividing the party lines. Barack will bounce back and be able to mend the fences with hillary supporteres, hillary will never have my vote no matter what she says or does.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  226. Emily Coletta from Elmira, New York

    I have no faith in John McCain what so ever.

    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.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  227. Celia Ann in Michigan

    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!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  228. Will

    Hillary Clinton, at least with Obama and McCain we can know what to expect,

    Both have candidates have refused to go negative even when some of their supporters have. They rather stick with policy and loose on the principle that really matters right now...the war and the economy.

    Hillary does extensively talk about these issues but I don't know if I can trust a president who says they had been shot at in foreign country. She and her husband only care about winning and have no regard for what they will do or say to win this election. I feel it would be morally wrong for me to voe for somebody who I can not trust.


    April 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  229. William

    Jack, John McCain would be my least favorite pick. Number one reason being the war.

    My second least favorite would be Obama, because of his lack of experience. But I do think he would make an excellent VP. He can then groom for the job of president in 2016.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  230. Edgar

    I would least want Hillary Clinton elected president because she continues to keep many secrets. (The multimillion dollar donors to her husbands Presidential library, Her Post Clinton Presidency tax returns, etc...) . This along with her ease at the art of "mispeak" make me feel she is the least trustworthy of the candidates .
    -ED in Bloomfield, NJ

    April 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  231. christian

    I wat Barack obama for different reasons ans i'm even not an american :

    – I appears to have a good judgement on issues and how to bring solutions on it.
    – Because i believe that if there is a war anywhwere and the u.s. have to send any troops, he will have the guts to speak honestly to people on how he's going to project a wise soloution on it
    – Definitely because is the logical alternative to bush administration regarding climate changes 'cause he knows that the hardest think to do in that case is to confront the lobbiest with american people to bring change on it ....not a fight with republican as clinton willing to do so.
    For me it will be Barack the change for those reason and please tell me him to choose John Kerry or Bill Richardson as vice president

    April 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  232. Edgar Rojas- Miami Beach

    If we as a country really want to see some dramatic change on policy and a new future, McCain is not the guy. Everything about him spells old style. It will show to the rest of the world that Americans are completely out of touch with reality and it would be very sad if it happens three elections in a row. For the first time in many, many years, we have the opportunity to turn things around. If we ignore this great chance, it could be the worst nightmare for humankind.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  233. stacy

    Mr. Obama from Tennessee

    April 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  234. DeniseGA

    McCain, first he's a republican, and I disagree, with him whole heartedly on the issues. Too much like Bush!

    I dislike Hillary Clinton, just as much, but make no mistake, if she was winning the nomination, I would vote democratic, as I always have.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  235. Toni

    My least favorite candidate of this election is Ms. Clinton. This is despite my belief that the country is ready to give the Democrats another turn. Mostly this is due to her campaign strategy, which in my opinion (and many others) has been dirtier than either Mr. McCain or Mr. Obama. It has at times been very backhanded. At other times she has shown an arrogance that is not needed by the future leader of America.

    Our president is our biggest icon to the rest of the world, we need someone that can boost American moral, foreign opinion of America, and more than that we need someone who will ameliorate our economic position, social problems, and other domestic American issues.

    Is Hillary the one to do that? I think not.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  236. MAW - Los Angeles

    Senator Obama....inexperience, and too much luggage....besides that he will loose to McCain if he is the nominee – the numbers are against him when it comes to the electoral college!!!!!!!!! Shame that he is trying to buy the White House – he is naive if he thinks the Republicans don't have more money than him!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  237. Davis- Temple Texas

    Barack Obama-

    He is not experienced. I am in enough economic trouble and do not want someone who has NO BIG POLITICAL experience be hired to the most important job of the United States of America.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  238. Frank

    I'd rather answer one of those "have you stopped beating your wife" type questions. With the options being the cogger, the dodger, and the kid; I guess it has to be the kid. If the voters truely 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?

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  239. Allen L Wenger

    John McCain! We need a new direction, not 4 more years of stay the course.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  240. Alesha, Roanoke VA

    Hillary Rodham Clinton. As a college student, I am in my junior year, and a woman, Jack believe me I am learning a lot! The Clinton Administration has gotten away with everything and I would never vote for this woman to be the first woman president. Because she [HRC] having committed fraud, misrepresentation etc. with her blatant lies and padding of her resume for the highest office in the world, may I say the entire free world. What else would she do when she is in the oval office? And the "media" of all group is letting her cruise on by for this, with an "oops she did it again, Britney Spears kind of reporting" like she is just a celebrity and not running for PRESIDENT of the USA. She has no ethics and as it would seem a moral compass. And the way she runs her campaigne with all the negativity, lies and Karl Rovian politics, while Oscar worthy playing the victim and underdog is...let me put it this way, is not an "oops she did it again" kind of reaction for me. Hillary Clinton would make a bad president.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  241. pam Eugene OR

    Least favorite is Hillary Clinton. She is not trustworthy and never will be. I also do not want Bill back in the WH. EVER!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  242. Wayne Austin, Texcas

    Ask me again and I'll tell you McSame.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  243. Wesley

    Honestly, its McCain for me. The fact that he switched his positions so radically from the 2000 election to now, and as well, either democratic candidate will mostly work for me, I can't see him as someone I can even stand.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  244. Jarrett Moore, Los Angeles, CA

    Hillary Clinton. Her history is scary and she lies so easily it is personally offensive.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  245. kene

    hi jack,
    As a non American, my answer to your question is Hillary Clinton. Her campaign is deficient with real message and empty on her experience claims. I cant figure out how her experience as former first lady will work for her and Bill (her husband) still leaves a lot to desire from American voters.

    kene from Abuja Nigeria

    April 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  246. LakeShore

    John McCain – same failed policies of the previous administration – refusal to learn or confront reality. Although I admire his service to the country, times have changed and the old ways will not work anymore. Furthermore, his dearth of understanding of economics is frankly scary. We do not need another Hoover or puppet president

    April 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    John McCain is too old, The oldest person to become the president in U S A history at age of 72 years in November. Obama, he is inexperienced and i dont trust hime since that wright comments.Hillary i can manage her with Bill Clinton at the back, because off their achivements in the 90s.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  248. nancy

    I would not want to see Hillary in the White House because Bill will be there again. How embarrasing for our country !

    April 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  249. Minnesota Young Voter

    While I am an Obama supporter and I do have some trust issues with respect to the Clintons, I will be voting for whomever the Democratic nominee is. Whether or not you like the candidates personally, they both represent major policy departures from the Bush administration and will help to repair our nation's tarnished reputation. It's time for Democrats to end this petty squabbling and unite in order to defeat John McCain and reclaim the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  250. ben Palmdale Ca.

    All of them! I would rather see Lou Dobbs and Jack Cafferty on the ballot.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  251. vivian

    Clinton Clinton and Clinton. Hillary is a liar! I am so voting for Mcain if she's the nominee.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  252. Yasir

    “Which of the three remaining candidates” Correction: Technically Dr. Ron Paul is still in. The beast that feasts the least on the least. Sometimes a deal behind the scene as appeal confined the obscene is ordeal defined the mean.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  253. todd bronson

    NO WAY McCAIN - There is no way I will vote Republican. They had the presidency and the congress and they did nothing for the American people. It was one disaster after the next. Our only option is to give the other party a chance.

    A donkey might put up a stink in the kitchen, but it's not going to destroy the whole house like Dumbo did.

    No more elephants in da White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  254. marrig San Francisco, CA

    My least favorite candidate is Hillary Clinton. I do not like her. I definitely do not trust her or her husband, and I do not want any Clinton in the White House again ever.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  255. Faith, PA

    John McCain because the war will go on forever and the poor will be poorer.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  256. dennis north carolina

    1. Hillary clinton. I do not trust her or want bill clinton any where near the white house.
    2. John McCain because he will keep our troops in a war zone for years for what oil or george bush. a vet that doesnot care about the lives of his troops should be in office.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  257. Veddy from Canada

    Hi Jack,

    That would be Sen. Bomb Bomb John Mccain. It seems like Sen.Mccain wants to continue down the same destructive path as the president and that is not what the country needs. The ecomony is in real mess and I just dont see Sen.Mccain turning it around anytime soon if he is president.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  258. Jason

    Least favorite is McCain but I might still vote for him over Obama because I don't know enough he hasn't explained enough and if what people say about his far left views is true I couldn't vote for him just like I couldn't vote for a far right candidate. Hardcore democrat who hates the left of his own party. Obama can say all he wants about uniting people but if he is too liberal the right will fight him just as hard as the left fought Bush.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  259. Madelyn

    He graduated last in his class. Do we really want another stupid president in the White House? And why does his experience as a prisoner of war make him a good candidate for the presidency? He's also too old. He should be looking forward to retirement rather than taking on the most difficult job in the world.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  260. Mary Ann

    Obama is one smooth talker. He still has not explained definitively why he did not confront his pastor about anti-American tirades he DID hear that were unacceptable. I find his rhetoric patronizing, enigmatic and just not acceptable. I am an Ohio Democrat that needs to be convinced that Obama is patriotic, loyal and one who has good judgement. So far he has not.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  261. Anthony

    Tough call between Clinton and McCain. I'd have to go with McCain. If he doesn't understand the economy, how can he fix it? His position on Iraq? It pretty much amounts to "stay the course". Gee, where have I heard that before?

    Hamilton, NJ

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  262. Greg

    Jack, Why doesn't someone just stand up and once and for all tell it like it is. Hillary Clinton simply can't win, no matter what happens she is so far behind in the delegate count and as time goes on she is just doing more harm than good. The only reason that she is still in the race is nothing more than back room politics. SHE CAN"T WIN PERIOD. If it sounds like a duck, looks like a duck it is a DUCK .

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  263. Jason, Omaha NE

    Finally a poll that asks the question the way most people vote - the most evil versus the least evil. The poll also shows the problem with the Republican Party - people who vote Republican don't care about policy, only personal attributes, and that is what has brought the country down to what it is today. The American voters get what they ask for Jack.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  264. That Easy!

    Obama, Obama, Obama.

    I find him the MOST distrustful and quite figure out how he is "snowing" everybody!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  265. Murugesan,Yuma AZ

    Hilary. Tears and lying ( mis-spoke: good choice of words) is good for drama not for political position.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  266. Richard Sternagel

    I would least want to see elected John McCain because of his age and/or health!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  267. Shannon

    I wouldn't want Obama. We are just learning about him and the things we are learning are quite scary. He's the media's dream child. I want Hillary to win, but would vote for McCain over Obama any day. I'd rather have 4 more years of Bush like leadership than 1 day of hate speech support of Obama. I don't trust him at all.

    Arlington, Tx

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  268. Alexander Milan

    Hillary Clinton.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  269. Mustapha Jamal

    Hi, I am a 19 year old student from Pakistan, and I would not like to see Obama in the Whitehouse, because all he has done is talk, and give great speeches. How ever when it came to the debates he wasn't prepared to provide a rebuttal for a lot of issues including his plan regarding the economical issues. Compare this to an emergency situation where he will have to respond instantaneously, and no matter how much people think of that 3 a.m phone call as a propaganda, it is true, Hillary has a lot of experience with damage control, and I know we here in Pakistan want to see some one who has a clear and quick plan of putting rest to the notion that has been the running mate of the Bush presidency, i.e. "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  270. Michael

    With everything that has happened in the democratic race over the last several weeks it would be easy to say if my canidate doesn't win, I'm voting for McCain. But the thought of me going to the polls and pulling that lever for McCain is more that I can stomach. The republican McCain can not be allowed to push this country into four more years of Bush policies and tactics. Its time to heal as a nation. My love for this country and the American people far out weighs my dislike of the other democratic nominee.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  271. kg

    Least favorite Obama..................changes his story to say what everyone wants to hear........I think he's an outward liar!!! How poor can you be to have an ivy league education....btw...how come no one has focused on the court documents Larry Sinclair VS Obama??? Interesting how the media favors candidates

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  272. Johnny 5 in Oak Lawn, IL

    The worst ever for President, Vice President, Senator, any elected office. Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. She and her husband, Slick Willy will lie, make up stuff, distort, blackmail, bully, and yes, even destroy the Democratic party to get elected.
    As if they are not bad enough, they also enlist the help of the raging cajun to do more dirty work.
    God help us if she gets anywhere near the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  273. Jay E from Norman, OK

    I don't want to see McCain because of his position on the Iraq war. He'll be too much like President Bush, and he's flat out Republican. I also don't want Clinton to win. I don't trust nor like her, and I really don't want Bill to be anywhere near in charge again. I also don't want to see Obama in the White House because he's inexperienced and untrustworthy. Also, he's Muslim.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  274. Madelyn

    He graduated last in his class. Do we really want another stupid president in the White House? And why does his experience as a prisoner of war make him a good candidate for the presidency? He's also too old. He should be looking forward to retirement rather than taking on the most difficult job in the world. Pomona, NJ

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  275. Laura - Chicago, IL

    Least Favorite: HRC. A liar, a phoney, and doesn't care about anybody but herself and her ego.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  276. Ronald

    Hillary – because she would first have to steal the Democratic nomination from Obama. It would also mean the end of the Democratic party. At this time in our history, when the Dems should be able to put dirt on the Republican grave they have dug for themselves (Iraq, Iran, George W. Bush), the last thing we need is Hillary Lieberman Clinton in the White House!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  277. rickG

    My least favorite is Obama. I don't trust him Followed by McCain who may be the better choice with a Democratic Congress followed by Clinton who I believe has the better ideas and is pragmatic enough to realize workable solutions.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  278. Rob Kole


    The person I want lest to be elected is Obama for two reasons, 1) a senator for only 3 years (less if you discount time running for president) I doubt he can navigate the waters of the Senate to get things done as a president. 2) It is not the popular vote that counts, it is the electoral votes that count in the general election.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  279. Kevin Lim

    How can I vote for Senator Obama if he hang around with his Pastor?
    Can he be trusted? and I don't think he can win in the general election in this Nov. becuase alot of people will not vote for him according to the people that I talked to. (in CA, NH, OH and FL) the people are support for Senator Clinton at least 30% of them will not vote for him including I and my wife in NH, and all my Family in CA and plus others.



    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  280. Diane M

    Rocky and Billwinkle

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  281. Jeff in Saint Paul

    Well, McCain and his 'senior' moments scare me. Do we seriously want to give the nuclear keys to a guy who can't remember who the 'bad guys' are? I'm terrified enough of 72 year olds driving a car down my street.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  282. Jeremy

    Obama... I just don't trust the guy. I don't believe he's a muslim, and I'm sure he's smart enough, but I can't shake the feeling that we aren't seeing the real man yet. Call me crazy, but I'll probably vote for the other one.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  283. Andre / Florida

    America is not a monarchy – Bush...Clinton...Bush...Clinton, followed by Jeb and then Chelsea?

    The whole idea is to have short terms and a peaceful turn over of power. Most of America is ready to turn the page, but the whole idea this time is unity and dialogue.

    So this is a simple verbal plea, it matters less who the leader is than how we unite behind them. Obama is the candidate that understands this, he has earned our support. Let's unify, finally, and move this country forward.

    Miami, Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  284. Scott L. - Wichita, Kansas

    Well, Jack I'd have to say Hillary. I used to live in New York, and I can't beleive we elected her there either. It's like she's following me... Can I get a restraining order?

    April 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  285. JB

    I really don't like any of the candidates for various reasons (including socialistic tendencies), but if I had to choose my least favorite pick for President I would probably have to say Barack Obama because he wants Al Gore and Bill Clinton in his administration, because of his inexperience, and many of his political stances. Hillary is a very close second for me, partially because she is completely amoral (and because of her husband); and McCain isn't much better, just because I don't agree with him on many of his political stances. I would say, however, that McCain (in my opinion) is probably the most honest candidate, which I can respect (Clinton obviously being the least honest).

    -JB (Waco, TX)

    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  286. Rob

    McCain! McCain! McCain!
    This country has had enough of watching its government agencies turned into corporate advocacy groups, while are national security apparatus is used to spy on our own citizens.
    It is interesting to note that the motivations against the democrats are petty, juvenile and outright lies. I guess its been in the nature of the repulican party since Nixon and Ford to use insult, rumor and lies when they know they are on the wrong side of what is factual and what is good for our country.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  287. Sue...Emporium,Pennsylvania

    Hillary Clinton, because she is not honest and would not be for the middle class no matter the spiel she spins to all of us. She has said time and time again...She is in this to win....to me she is on a power trip....I can not vote for someone like that. America does not need another president on a power trip.....we just had 8 yrs of one.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  288. john in CA

    Jack, Obama talks the talk but i don't think he can walk the walk!! Hillary is always trying to be somone she is not and that leaves us with a credible honest John McCain. Anyone for a new fresh Independant?? I sure am!!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  289. Sara in Birmingham, AL

    That is an easy answer for me – certainly NOT McCain "MY FRIEND(S). How phony does that sound! Obama gets my vote for many reasons; foremost because he sticks with the important issues and doesn't play those silly childest games. He is the one who can do more for bringing the nation together – not just our country.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  290. Lew


    I am afraid of anyone who thinks they are a combination of Seargent York and Rocky and also believes that nothing happens before midnight.


    April 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  291. Kelly J

    The fact that Americans think that Barack Obama is a muslim is sad. It shows that people are not eduated enough to pick the most productive President. If the Democrats do not pick Obama as their candidate for President, they will not win in November. Lets take a look at Obama. He has raised more money than any other candidates in history. This factor proves that he would have the team to bring America back to its gorly. Lets not talk about inexperienced because this proves again that people are not educated. The Super delegates that are up for elections must be behind Obama if they want citizens to fund their campaigns.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  292. John in Ohio

    This is one election vote Hillary is ahead in the polls! How soon we forget the scandalous nature of the Clintons while in office.
    Its time for a change in Washington, real change the average Joe like me can see and once again believe in.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  293. K.Lipscomb - Atlanta

    A few months back I would have said McCain hands down. With each passing day that position is switching to Clinton. She seems to sink lower and lower. She doesn't seem to pay bills timely so why should I trust her with the economy and now word is she isn't paying health benefits for staff but we are suppose to think she'll fight for us with health care. She is untrustworthy. It's becoming clear her campaign is only about her ego.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  294. Mike

    Obama will be the US President because the gas price will be down less than $2.00, the war in Iraq will end and no more American will die, rember as of June 30, Obama will be the nominee make no doubt about it.

    Mike, Kansas

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  295. Overby

    The answer is as simple as ABC: Anybody But Clinton

    Who wants the Slick Willie and Slippery Hillary Circus Clowns coming to town again?

    Melbourne, Ar

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  296. Gerald

    Hillary is my least favorite pick for President, Jack! You remember the knock-out blow from Bush to Kerry? "Commander-in-chief does not waver" And Kerry is in a more better position then than Hillary now

    April 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  297. Jeff from Tucson, AZ

    My worst nightmare would be Clinton by a long shot. Too much baggage, too many misstatements, and I'm in no way interested in having the (red faced pointy fingered) Bill Clinton as first man. Count me in as one of those democrats that would break party lines if Obama doesn't get the nomination.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  298. Fred

    Hillary Clinton is my least favorite. This Country needs a "new" leader and a "new" direction. Obama is the "only one" who has the ability to do that for us.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  299. dave, michigan

    Barack Obama, because the media has yet to truly do its job and hold his record up for public scruteny. All you lot have done is look at him with love struck eyes and coe at his fine delivery of nothing more than p*** and wind.
    So my question to you would be "when are you going to start asking the senetor to justify his postions and record?"
    I truly feel as if I know nothing more about Obama other than he knows how to deliver a sound bite, has an elequint speach giving voice and attends a church that may or may not preach Black Liberation Thoerlogy.
    I would like to believe he is who, he has allowed you(the media) to potray him as, but thats the problem you lot are not showing us all of his wharts. A disservice to both him and us(the voter)

    April 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  300. Shamika from TX

    Hillary is my least favorite. There is an encylopedia of lies, and underhanded deals that involve the Clintons that has not yet hit the airwaves. Controversy surrounds her. Whatever minor issues they have against Obama, will never amount to the massive issues surrounding the Clintons. And this is a fact!

    My question to Hillary supporters is this:
    If Hillary cannot take care of her own fiscal responsibilities (bills/healthcare), then how is the world will she help America's money problem?????

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  301. Mar - Alberta Canada

    Hands down, it has to be McCain. His mind set is too much like Bush where war is concerned, he also tends to put his foot in his mouth when he opens it, again like Bush. I don't trust him, he is arrogant and has a quick temper. His treatment of the families of MIA soldiers was deplorable, plus his age should be a factor, he's starting to lose brain cells. And last but not least, there are reports on the net from fellow POW's that his war hero status isn't all it's cracked up to be and that he collaborated with the enemy by informing them about American flight paths to save his hide and probably caused the deaths of countless pilots. That's treason, and should be addressed, investigated and brought out into the open ASAP.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  302. Franklin

    I think it is clinton because there are snipers in the waiting maybe in the withehouse lawn. we do not want enemyfire for the next 8 years imagine the right wing conspiracy for the next couple years and the mainstream americans will have noghting done for them.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  303. Jenny

    Hillary Clinton... If we really want change and to move forward as a country the last thing we need is another Clinton in the white house.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  304. tina

    Obama does not have experience

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  305. Josh

    Least favorite is Hillary Clinton. She's untrustworthy and will do anything to achieve power and get in the White House. This is a game to her, she doesn't give two sh*** about the low income & middle class Americans in this country.

    She's from Park Ridge, IL...I know how all those rich snobs are.

    Her whole career in politics is full of scandals and people argue she may have "more experience" than Barack, but if she were to face off against McCain, what's her argument then?

    If Hillary really cared about this country and the Democratic party she would have dropped out weeks ago. She's only hurting this party. People voting for her are obviously ignorant and have no idea who this woman really is

    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  306. Amparo

    obama. I used to support him because I thought he was a breath of fresh air, but as time passes, he has been a HUGE disappointment. His whole campaign is based on promises. He is inexperienced and unfinished.

    His whole position of being the “positive” candidate is fallacious. He lied as much if not more as Hillary. At least Hillary’s “misspoken” words only hurt her. Obama’s lies hurt others. His excuses and denial to clearly see that Wright is WRONG, is scary. No matter what good his speech was afterwards, those are only words. To be on the side of Wright is to be on the side of anger and hatred. It scares me to think what the nation will become if he is elected president.

    I don’t trust obama. He is a deceiver, who with the help of the media has run a successful race.

    Obama is a marshmallow candidate…. sweet and promising, but JUST FLUFF after all.


    April 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  307. Karl in SF, CA

    McCain and Clinton tie for first. If it's those two in November, I'm just staying home. McCain is a nice guy and maybe too honest at times, but we don't need a third term of George Bush which is what McCain would be. As for Hillary, it's the reasons you stated in your lead in. I don't like her, I don't trust her and, like Bush, Bill don't need a third term either. Thank God Obama doesn't have all that "experience" that has gotten us where we are at now.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  308. Noel Bynum, Winston Salem


    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  309. Shamika from TX

    Hands down, Hillary Clinton.
    There is an encylopedia of lies, and underhanded deals that involve the Clintons that has not yet hit the airwaves. Controversy surrounds her. Whatever minor issues the GOP have against Obama, will never amount to the massive issues surrounding the Clintons. And this is a fact!

    My question to Hillary supporters is this:
    If Hillary cannot take care of her own fiscal responsibilities (bills/healthcare), then how in the world will she help America's money problem?????

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  310. Mike, Lorain, OH


    Easy Answer: John McCain, because of his position on the Iraq war, he’s too much like President Bush, AND because he a Republican. Oh and I forgot, McCain doesn't know much about the economy either, his words not mine.

    Mike C.
    Lorain, OH

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  311. Mohammed

    All of the candidates, I believe have most of what it takes to be Commander-in-chief of the U.S of A. Apparently what Hilary lacks is the temperament to handle issues that may tend to be too heavy for her head. If I say that she is not macho enough to face America's enemies, you may think that I am a sexist, but no.

    I consider her to be at the bottom of the rung of favourable candidates for President, McCain in the middle and Obama at the top. There is more to Obama's rediness to be President of the United States than meets the eye. I am a Canadian and he is the only candidate that my crystal ball is saying something .................. about.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  312. Lorraine (Chicago, Il)

    Least favorite: Obama - how in the world could anyone believe that a person who served "full-time" in the Senate for one year (the other years he was running for President) is equal to the difficult situations (Iraq, economy, infrastructure, strains on military, to name a few)?

    Jack, are you on the Obama payroll?

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  313. Danielle

    I would not and will not vote for Obama, period. He is a typical politician, he is not an agent of change in my eyes. If he were, he would not have had to steal words for his own speeches. The state of our nation and the people in it would have been important enough to inspire him with his own words. Not only that, but he has misspoken or lied on several issues and positions himself...he just isn't crucified for the misspeaking as Clinton is. CNN did the story on how biased the media coverage is, slanting toward Obama. Oh, and lets not forget his phenomenal fund raising abilities. If he can't win the election on his own merit, at least he can buy it. I think our nation will be sorry if he is put in the Whitehouse, and I won't be a party to that by voting for him. If he is declared the nominee, I just won't vote. McCain is even worse. I think we do need Al Gore as President, he seems to be the only one with tangible and explicit concern for the wellbeing of the country, the Earth and the people. He gets the big picture.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  314. Deb

    I would not want John McCain. He's the same as Bush and He will bring us NO HOPE AT ALL. It has nothing to do with age, past service etc. It has to do with He's a REPUBLICAN and they have brought us to this point of despair. They are an elitist group that think they are the only views that count and are right. Just so you know I,m registered as a Republican since Independents can't vote in primaries here. Republicans at one time were human, now I wonder since all they think about is helping themselves and the corrupt corporations.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  315. Elizabeth from Flossmoor, IL

    Hillary Clinton is my least favorite. She is acting like a scorned woman in an acrimonious divorce.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  316. Sean Ryan

    As a Brit on the other side of the pond, I don't know if my opinion will count to many in the US. However, my least favorite candidate is John McCain! Not because he is a republican nor because of his age, but because he represents another four years of a neo-conservative agenda. Like it or not Jack, the world looks to America as a beacon of hope. The next leader of the free world needs to stop nation building and start bridge building!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  317. Ted in Maine

    It would have to be McCain hands down. Had you asked me a few months ago I would have said Hillary then Obama, but McCain seems to have lost his personal integrity and become another cog in the republican machine...he was against Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans at one point...then he became front runner and decides he needs to keep the GOP base so he switches his view. Disturbing. I was going to vote for him, but I'll take Obama now. He is the most honest and sincere of any of them...and folks – HE IS NOT A MUSLIM!!!


    April 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  318. Paulinus, Canada

    John McCain because for him it's all about WAR and defending America. We need peace in the world.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  319. Ralph at NYC

    Jack, Obama should be the last choice for President. While he his smart, and is amiable, Obama is too young and we need to learn more about him and his policies. After he gets more experience in our government, he will run for President and will be hard to beat.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  320. Usman

    Least fave. must be Hilary Clinton : she's competing against Obama, who will be the first Muslim president in America, the American people are pleased with him.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  321. Jay - Atlanta

    McCain....the war is breaking the back of American economics, and McCain doesn't seem able to acknowledge the cost of fighting Viet Nam all over again. He's been a public servant all his life, the son and grandson of public servants. They have no idea what it takes to pay taxes by the labor and risk of their own hands. And what's worse, he would be the first to argue otherwise.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  322. brenda charleston, sc

    Jack, Ive had time to reflect and I do believe that Obama would be the last person that I would want to see as our President. I hear his speeches but they leave me wondering "what did he say?"

    April 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  323. Todd S. Gallows, Ontario, Canada

    My least favourite is Hillary Clinton. I have a few reasons to distrust her.

    1. She seems her top priority is keeping up appearance.

    2. She's too willing to cater to special interest groups.

    3. She's willing to deliver intramural chaos in her party, possibly compromising the Democratic party's chances of winning in November. Just for the sake of self aggrandizement.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  324. Eggy in TN

    Least fave would definitely be Clinton! This is America Jack, and anyone who feels that "entitled" to anything needs to be knocked down a peg or two!!! Followed not-so-closely by McCain. It scares me that a registered dem is pulling for a republican in 2nd place. I have no dislike for Obama at all!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  325. Brian, Cincinnati

    Least favorite: Hillary Clinton.

    I simply do not trust her. Hillary Clinton has already shown that she can lie to the American public on some silly issue. How can we trust her on a serious issue? You know, like WMD in Iraq. We've had enough of that.

    Lesser favorite: John McCain

    I was a big fan in 2000 till he dropped out. But his constant push to keep us going in Iraq, as well as his sabre rattling of Iran and other countries is just too much for me.

    Favorite by far: Barack Obama.

    At age 36, this will be my first time voting for a President. I've never had the interest, in any former candidate, to donate my time, money, and vote for .... until now.

    Brian, Cincinnati

    April 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    I think this is an easy one. John McSame!!!! It is pretty simple, if u like where the country is at right now( and i dont see how you can), then vote McSame. If you want any kind of change vote Obama.( I dont think Clinton will or should win the nomination)

    April 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  327. MurphyMorseJohnson

    The Clintons have our vote for least appealing. They lack an essential ingredient known as integrity that is a prerequisite to great leadership. We honestly believe that the Clintons would fail every polygraph test from causing murder to underhanded dirty political tactics, from White Water to Racism. Although seeking the highest position in the land, like Spitzer, the Clintons promulgate adultery plain and simple and womanizing of many women at a time.

    On the other hand, it is more likely Hillary hasn't known and will never know what goes on inside her own bedroom, let alone the country and the world. The Clintons supported plans to destroy Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction" 1998, reaffirmed 2004. Such lack of vision, along with their support of NAFTA and outsourcing jobs to China has pummeled our economy. May we thoroughly wean ourselves from the Bush-Clinton Dynasty.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  328. Raul from KY

    Hillary. I can't TRUST her.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  329. Caleb

    Obama is much more like Bush than any other candidate, even Mccain, in that people are simply voting for him because they like his personality, and not because they know where he stands on any issues. In fact, I think electing him president will bring a race war upon us because of the baggage he will bring with him like Rev. Wright, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Tony Rezko, the leader of the KKK, and of course his wife Michelle Obama.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  330. Greg

    Without a doubt, Hillary Clinton is my least favorite. Obama is a close second. I find the spread (and acceptance) of socialism in the United States very disturbing. These two will do nothing but harm our country through the proliferation of socialist programs that have no place in this great country of ours!

    My choice for president is McCain!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  331. Cheryl From Mexico, NY

    Absolutely Hillary Clinton would be the worst pick!! I live in upstate NY and I want to know where the 500,000 jobs she promised us are? Since she has been a senator we have lost 65,000 jobs. Must be she was out ducking sniper fire. She can’t handle NY what makes her think she can handle the whole country.
    This is not a person I want as my Commander and Chief.
    Obama is by far the best choice to be our next President!

    Mexico, NY

    April 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  332. Jack Walden

    My least favorite candidate for Presidency is Hillary Clinton because she lies, is divisive and will stoop to any length to get the nomination.

    Next least favorite is McCain because other than his stand on Iraq war, he is most likable and centerist of all Republicans. He is also a gentleman and would probably make a good President but for his support of the war.

    Most favorite in this trio is Obama because his lack of "Beltway experience aka more of the same Congressional BS" is his forte. He is smart, non-divisive and I believe will be a straight-shooter with the welfare of american people at his heart and not of Corporate America like current President.

    April 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  333. sam

    I am not sure where all these polls comes from, nobody every polls me!!! Please have my voice be heard. OBAMA is the one I am least likely to vote. I will vote Hillary if she wins, else it's McCain!!! Please have my voice heard again!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  334. Judith Newman

    I do not want to see Obama elected because my twin sister and I have not spoken since this race began. He has divided not only my family but the whole country. Racism is back big time, Obama has set your country back 60 years. Way to go USA and Hilary keep up the fight I am willing to never talk to my sister again if you win.


    Richmond Hill Ontario

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  335. brendon

    Obama cause he has no experience. Next would be Mccain because he's too much of a military leader, which will cause us bigger issues in the future. Clinton would be the better candidate because she has years of experience and is probably the only one that has what it takes to lift this nation from the ongoing economic issues.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  336. Pauline ON

    For Canada and the world...the last person the United States should elect is John Bush McCain. Open your eyes at the ballot box this November. Learn how to X the box or punch the ballot or push the button BEFORE going behind the curtain. God save us all!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  337. Kathy Strueing

    I don't mean any disrespect to Senator McCain, but how does someone gain experience cooped up in a little box for so many years? What kind of experience would it be? It is scary to me and he is scary to me.
    Kathy Mae in Ohio

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  338. Didine - Maryland

    Jack, Hillary is my last choice for president. I don't trust her and she need to work on her temper if she want to be a first lady.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  339. Tosha-Atlanta, GA


    I would say my favorite is Obama, next would be McCain, then Hillary as less favorite, because McCain has acted more like a democrat and unfortunately Hillary's kitchen sink and sess pool strategy makes her look more and more like a Republican- go figure.

    Tosha-Atlanta, GA

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  340. linus

    I dislike Clinton the most, but I would still vote for her over McCain, because I don't want another Republican appointing more conservative justices to the Supreme Court.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  341. Pablo

    Obama, then Obama, then.... Obama

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  342. Steve J. from Austin, TX

    America – Obama is not a Muslim

    Not that it matters but I know it's a sticking point for a lot of folks

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  343. M. Brown

    ms. brown, dallas, tx.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  344. Catherine Lao

    McCain the McSame would be the worst pick of the three, then HRC would be a far second and, I guess you know who I want for our next President!!

    Cathy, Puerto Rico

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  345. PDC

    1. Mc Cain He is to old and to like Bush
    2. Hillary she scares me she decieves you and lies with a smile on her face. I believe with absolute power she would do anything to have her way.
    My choice Obama he has fresh and new ideas I believe he can do some of what he says he wants End the war Healthcare program and better education for the future Americians because he is willing to listen to both sides and the Americian People.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  346. jp/michigan

    Obama is a user, of words, ideas and solutions of others. He has not shown me he is capable of doing anything on his own! He has no real experience, that wasn't handed to him. Words of hope and change are nothing without the needed experience to to make it happen!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  347. Tosha-Atlanta, GA


    I would say my favorite is Obama, next would be McCain, then Hillary as less favorite, because McCain has acted more like a democrat and unfortunately Hillary's kitchen sink and sess pool strategy makes her look more and more like a Republican- go figure.

    Tosha-Atlanta, GA

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  348. Eezz, TX

    I will say John McCain. Not only is age a factor but also his health (records of which their release is being delayed). I believe Hillary, but mostly Obama will do a better job as President. Obama is presently unadulterated by the status quo in Washington. Lets shake things up a bit – for the Better.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  349. Mary Asheville NC

    McCain – supports the war in Iraq and did a complete turn around on his straight talk. Obama next – inexperienced, don't trust him, and he didn't serve a full term in the Senate. Like Hillary on all counts.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  350. Ron


    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  351. J

    I really struggle with this. I hate the idea of four more years under President Bush's disastrous policies. BUT if Senator Obama is the nominee, I wonder if it isn't better to punt the ball a la Dukakis in order to set up 8 years of Democratic rule rather than go the Carter route and end up with 12 years of Republican havoc. If it comes down to it, I suppose I'd hate to have Senator McCain more than I'd hate to have Senator Obama but I hope we can rise above our cult like obsession with good speeches and nominate someone qualified. Hillary's the man for the job.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  352. Maggie from Oregon

    Jack, it is 3am the phone rings and I trust least Hillary and Bill Clintion.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  353. Celeste

    I would cry if America is crazy enought to put McCain in office. To me, McCain represents the audacity of hopelessness and the feeling of no we can't.

    In his own words.

    1) His singing "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran,"
    2) "The promise of a better future is not always clear."
    3) "We're going to have a lot of combat wounds, and my friends it going to be tough and we're gonna have a lot to do."
    4) "There's gonna be other wars, I'm sorry to tell you, there's gonna be other wars."
    5) "I'm still convenced that wighdraw means chaos, and if you think things are bad now, if we withdraw you ain't seen nothing yet.
    6) "President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years, maybe 100 and that's fine with me."
    7) "I don't think American's are concerned if we are there for a hundred years or a thousand years, or ten thousand years."

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  354. Tseada

    It's so easy...Hillary! Who would want an over ambitious, secretive and conniving person in the Whitehouse? She has lied several times, she’s also tied to many scandals from white water to Monica Lewinsky and she’s week as shown by her inability to leave a man who has cheated on her time and time again. Moreover, who would want Bill in the white house with nothing to do?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  355. John

    I just became a citizen recently. and I identify myself as a democrat.
    However issue of character is very important to me. I have been sad about the campaign Hillary has been running. It is divisive, uses race, scare tactics and lies to drum up votes. She is counting on the fact that people don't pay attention and forget things easily. I do pay attention and I will not forget all the things she has done in the past and during this campaign.

    I don't like John Mccain's policies but he is an honorable man.
    Hillary Clinton will be my least favorite candidate.


    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  356. Sean

    I refused to answer Jack! Instead I'd rather ask you the same question. Since you always seem to pick pro-Obama comments at a rate of about 3-1 when measured against pro-Hillary comments I have to wonder why. So why is that Jack? What category do you fall under? Let me guess...you just don't like her? There's nothing wrong with that but you should at least tell us why.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  357. John from Los Angeles

    Least favorite – Clinton. I would rather vote for Nader or McCain before voting for the Clintons.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  358. Jim


    Your comment is truly disturbing.

    I hope you and your sister make up.


    April 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  359. Linda of Atlanta

    McCain is my least favorite becaue he's too old and too self-absorbed. I also think he is too intent on proving he was right in his vote for the war in Iraq.
    Hillary, like McCain, is too self-absorbed; she has no respect for rules or the truth; and she seems determined to be president whether the American people want her or not. She, in my opinion, would be the last person we could expect to improve America's image and working relations with other nations.
    Obama, on the other hand, is obviously a very intelligent man. But he does not carry himself as the "know-it-all". His intelligence and even temperment are what we have to have in a president if we are going to work together in Congress and if we are going to repair the damage to our relationships with allies and enemies around the world. Obama is the most desirable presidential candidate.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  360. Cathy, Los Angeles, CA

    Favorite: Barack Obama

    OK, but not Favorite: John McCain

    Least Favorite: Hillary Clinton

    April 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  361. Independent-woman-voter-for-Obama

    Jack, as an Independent voter who is supporting Sen. Obama, it would be tragic to have-to vote for Hillary. But I can't vote for McCain, although I like him a LOT more than Hillary. She's just bad news, however, we can not have another 4 years of Republican rule.

    So if its Hillary or McCain, I will hold my nose, and vote Hillary. However, I KNOW I wont have to make that horrible choice since, Sen. Obama will be the candidate come November.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  362. JW

    Hillary, hands down is my least favorable choice. I cannot believe a word she says – especially after her account on her Bosnia trip. I find her abrasive, and lacks any ability to be a unifying force. She simply does not inspire me.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  363. Michael


    It would be easy for me to say I'm going to vote for McCain if my canidate doesn't get the democratic nomination. However, the thought of me going to the polls and pulling the lever down for John McCain is more that I can stomach. We must not let McCain give us four more years of Bush policies and Bush tactics. Its time to heal from the inside out. My love for this country and the American People far out weigh my dislike for the other democratic nominee.

    Michael P
    El Segundo Ca

    April 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  364. Phil

    Mcgrumpy, Billary then Obama.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  365. Elle

    Obama is a zero choice option for president.
    No experience and while in the senate for a whole year( apart from the rest running a campaign for presidency),he has shown precisely what this country does not need-a shy away position from making a stand and vote while in the senate.
    Who can trust this passive action and voting behavior to be worthy of the presidency ?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  366. Mike from Canada

    All of the reason why individuls don't want Mcain, Hillary of Barack are the very ideas that Barack Obama is talking about in his campaign. He has said you as a country need to get beyond all of the petty divisions and come together as "one nation under God". There are two individuals in the race who doot see beyond who they think they are. Barack has a much larger vision and it is evident in money raised, international response and obiously the number of votes and increasing number of high level endorsements.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  367. Jamie of NY

    Least Favorite = John McCain He wants to keep us at war, he is unstable mentally, he has flip-flopped on major issues to please loud voices in his party, he's too old – just to name a few negatives.

    2nd Least Favorite = Hillary Clinton She has severe character flaws (pathological liar, suffers from abused wife syndrome, willing to do anything to get what she wants, etc.). She is unstable, bitter, vindictive, and disloyal. If she gets in, then Bill comes with her and do we really want Bill back in the White House goosing the fresh meat?

    She really needs to denounce and reject Bill for the bad influence he has been for her over the past 30 years.

    Barack Obama is my favorite candidate! He is young, highly intelligent, trustworthy, has great judgment, is a moral family man, has grassroots experience, has significant legislative experience, is a uniter, is not a war fanatic, and is the best hope for America in many years.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  368. Matteo, from Canada :)

    Of them all, McCain is my least favorite. For me, Obama is the best out there right now. Hey, don't get me wrong, Hillary is great too, after all, she and Obama are almost identical when it comes to policy. But Obama brings something new to the table, and his charisma and ability to inspire is something that none are able to match in this campaign.By the way, I've been noticing alot of: "I'll never vote for Obama" s on the comment page. People may be saying nasty things about her, but they never said that they would choose McCain over her. That shows something called rationality, something that the democratic voters of the U.S. really need now.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  369. Greg in Michigan

    This is very simple for me. Hillary Clinton... Me No Trust Her!!! I supported her husband, but this lady I do not trust. By the way, who's wearing the pants in that house? Its looking more like Hillary.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  370. S Crump

    I dislike "All of the above."

    Mrs. Edwards was right, oh so long ago, if John Edwards would not have been a white male he would have garnered more attention.

    I thought the media wanted the "hook" of either first female or first non white to sell more advertising.

    A politician like Edwards, who showed how he would provide the things he suggested, should have gotten more press.

    A politician like Ron Paul, who suggested a very radical rethink of our place in the world, should have gotten out of the republican parth.

    Edwards/Paul '08 for me.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  371. kg

    I'd like to know all of the lies everyone is saying Mrs. Clinton has told?? I can only think of her stretching the truth in the Bosnia situation. What about the lies that OBAMA has been caught in..........being in attendance when Wright was spewing hate, forgetting about the other money dealings with Rezko that he didn't divuldge. The court documets Sinclair allegations.....look it up on public records. They have both lied and stretched the truth so be fair!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  372. Sally

    Hillary. She is untrustworthy. "Mispeak" - give me a break- she is a liar!. She would do anything to regain the whitehouse. Chelsea is even starting to act like her parents. She denounced her father and stated her mother would be a better president than her father. How horrible! Seems like she too would say anything to promote her agenda (just like her parents). I like what Elizabeth just said– she ( and the rest of her family) are acting like a scorned woman in an acrimonious divorce. The writing is on the wall (just like it was for Huckabee) yet they will fight on to the end due to their sense of entitlement.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  373. D.Tieken

    John McCain. It would be the same old thing. We have to move on or just throw in the towel. We are to the point where the middle class is a dream class, there is no middle any longer. We have become a nation of haves or have nots and the American Dream has become a nightmare for the majority and that needs to cease.

    Change needs to be in our future, and a change is coming. We have two canidates who are poised to give us change and all we need to do is make a choice. It is in our reach. Within our grasp.

    Change is coming people. Be ready...do not depend upon your neighbor...register to vote...do your part...be a part of history...

    History will be made on election day!!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  374. Heriberto

    Jack, my order of preference is Obama, McCain and then Clinton. I think Clinton is the most power hungry, she seems to do whatever is needed to win. McCain does not have the energy to lead this country in these times. I think too many people assume that because he was in the military and a prisoner of war, he is the most prepared to lead. I don't think there is an automatic connection. I respect him as an elder; but leading this country in these times requires a lot more energy and passion than he has. Obama is inexperienced, but in his campaign, he is showing an amazing capacity to inspire and lead. He surrounds himself with capable people and at least up to now has shown principles. I think he also has the energy and passion to lead in a good direction.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  375. Fletcher

    As a democrat you would think I would jump on the McCain bandwagon but thats not the case! I am very afraid that Hillary Clinton! From her recent statements about Bosnia and steadily undermining Oboma about his foreign policy experience she seems like more of a hypocrite everyday! This uncanny lack of personal responsibility is uncanny, and reminds me more of President Bush than McCain's upfront approach on his positions! Hillary please tell us something real!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  376. Paula in WI

    Clinton-she's a female George Bush.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  377. KD Idaho Falls, Idaho


    I don't want to see tax payer dollars going towards the 'First Man's' privates social calendar; nor do I want to see the Clinton's private income enriched by any uranium enrichment program in a foreign country – why do they drag their feet so on the tax return issue???

    April 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  378. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    I'm a Dem. so I'll have to say McCain but Clinton is a close second. I trust her about as far as I can throw her.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  379. Dawn

    My least favorite candidate is John McCain. I feel he's too old and I just don't like how he presents himself when he speaks.

    Lynchburg, VA

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  380. Jaye

    Barack Obama is my least favorite candidate because he is not what he is cracked up to. Why can't the majority of citizens see this? Period.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  381. Jane Newman

    I don't trust her & don't want Bill back in the White House!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  382. Michelle, Pennsylvania

    Clinton, for many reasons. But the biggest is Bill in the White House with no official position, oversight, accountability or shock collar. Talk about the stuff of nightmares!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  383. brent

    Jack, Hillary tops that list as we know she is an outright liar. Problems with the other two are with policies, but Hillary just can't break the Clinton tradition of saying what everyone wants to hear...no matter what the cost

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  384. Mary

    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

    I would least like to see Obama,
    Lack of experience

    April 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  385. Chase, Zanesville Ohio

    Least Favorite is McCain. Why? How about 100 more years of Iraq.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  386. Marta K

    Least favorite is McCain because he's TOO OLD, has a history of cancer, wants war ad infinitum, and is just a carbon copy of Bush. No thanks. Any of the other candidates currently still in it or already out of it were better.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  387. Rokgoo

    NO MORE BUSHISM. I think it is clear why. Isn't it?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  388. Joe Kershner

    I would least like to see the media's favorite candidate. I would like to see a candidate with experience, credentials and the political power to get our country back on track. I choose Hillary or McCain. Obama will be a distraction for his entire term. i.e. "W"

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  389. Joe in DE

    No brainer – McCain. For why just list his position on the issues. He comes from a military family – we owe these people a great deal. However, iy is a life that is least typical of the average. It is very hard for these people to undrstand the problems of the average man.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  390. Fletcher

    As a democrat you would think I would jump on the McCain bandwagon but thats not the case! I am very afraid that Hillary Clinton! From her recent statements about Bosnia and steadily undermining Oboma about his foreign policy experience she seems like more of a hypocrite everyday! This lack of personal responsibility is uncanny, and reminds me more of President Bush than McCain's upfront approach on his positions! Hillary please tell us something real!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  391. Veronica in Richmaond, VA.

    Hi Jack, Out of the three, well Hillary is a bald-face liar, John has a terrible temper, Senator Obama gives me "Hope"

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    Of course Clinton. She is definitely not in to win and you don't win by talking dirty!!! Clinton should step down RIGHT NOW (not too late yet).

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  393. Martin Bland Lincoln, NE

    Jack, I least want to see Hillary Clinton elected because I simply do not trust her. I consider myself a liberal democrat and I support Barack Obama. However, if Hillary should be the Democratic Nominee then I'm afraid I would not even vote in the general election. I would not be one of the people to crossover to John McCain (or Bush III) but I just could not vote for either Clinton or McCain.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  394. Joe Iannacci, Long Island

    My least favorite by far, McCain......He's too old, is going to keep the Iraq War going, and might as well just let George Bush stay in office if McCain wins. Obama would be my second least favorite. He's a good person, but we don't want promises, we want action. Clinton would be the third least favorite..I don't care what happened eight years ago with her husband...She has the desire and ability to be the president of the U.S. and I believe that she will be a great leader

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  395. R. Wilson

    I would least like to see John McCain.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  396. kevin bronx new york

    i pick obama because if hilary loses the primary i dont want a next bush in the white house

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  397. luisa

    Hillary. Don't want another Watergate. I mean Whitewater gate. I mean Travelgate. I mean. Oh well. You know what I mean!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  398. Barbara from Michigan

    Well Jack, although I am a democrat, (small d) I would have to say that the person I would least like to see elected in November is Hillary. I don't trust her, I don't respect her and I certainly do not want to see her husband any where near the White House ever again!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  399. Bobby, Bowling Green OH

    Experience is everything. I voted for Hillary, if the Dems don't put down the Obama Kool-aid, and pick her, I'll vote for John McCain, he's not the worst Republican out there......not by a long shot

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  400. PJ

    Absolutely not John McCain. I want out of Iraq and out of Republician rule.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  401. pam D.

    I believe that HIlliary is Liar and she would sell her own mother out to become president. Need I say more.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  402. Jamie

    My least fav is Barack...it comes down to experience and trust for me. I do not trust him yet and I do not think he is ready, but one day he probably will be!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  403. Debra

    John McCain is my least favorite candidate. I do not want another 4 years of Bush policy. I will leave the country if I have to live this nightmare again.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  404. Diane

    My LEAST favorite is McBush, I mean McCain,,,,because he votes in lockstep with Bush, he is too old, and he loves war, and will keep us in wars of choice forever.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  405. Jeffrey W

    Hillary – – – If she's a poor campaign manager (suspended heath care, infighting, not paying debts), she can't be good for the country.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  406. RAY COHEN

    Well, Jack, as a democrat i would naturally have to eliminate McCain from my choice because there's no way I would vote republican. But if you want me to select the least democrat I would have to say Obama. To me he sounds like a snake oil salesman from the past, using his slick tongue to entice people to vote for him. The truth however is that he would never be able to deliver all those wonderful things he promises. Hillary, on the other hand, knows her way in the political world and would know just what can or cannot be delivered.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  407. Bobby Forbes

    If McCain becomes president, then our country is going to be crippled with more of the same economy, and falling deeper and deeper into the Iraq quagmire. We need a new direction and leadership for a change to turn this sinking ship of our State of Affairs away from the dangers Bush/Cheney have navigated us upon. Be prepared to see Jeb Bush mentioned to carry on the legacy by being a VP which the RIGHT will feel he'll keep the Republicans changing the Supreme Court.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  408. Amanda

    Hillary jack,

    Don’t trust her, don’t like her, too divisive and she's to much like Dick
    Chaney, "So" I "Misspoke", you get the point!


    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  409. Bruce

    It's Barack Obama, of course! I'm as liberal as the next guy, but with an economy in a downward spiral, with the war in Iraq and war on Terrorism becoming more and more out of control with deaths sharply on the rise, we do not have time for on the job training. This is the most important election of my lifetime, and we simply cannot hand over the reigns to a first term US Senator. How many Senators have been President, anyways? 15! And only 2 (JFK and Harding) moved directly from the Senate to the White House. I'm following the trend..Hillary or Bust(McCain)!

    Bruce Norquist
    La Salle, IL

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  410. Gerald J Maynard

    McCain is least desirable for me. His age, his mental state raise serious questions. His views of Iraq and his inability to understand
    the impact of these expenditures on our nation in terms of debt and Chinese influence paint him as clearly out to lunch in basic policy.

    Gerald j Maynard
    Elkins WV

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  411. dominic grillo

    Senator John McCain says he is the most experience candidate for President. Who needs a Experience President. George Bush was the most Experience last election. Besides Mission Accomplished, what else did he Accomplish. Dom Dunedin Fl

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  412. Carol in Roseville

    This is a hard one. Somebody ought to be talking about how McCain was a part of the Keating 5 - doesn't this address his integrity and also he need to be involved with a string of lobbyists? Look at his office staff and who is on the bus. We've had multiple years of the oil company and other lobbying groups running this country.He talks about earmarks - and trying to show his "good" behavior since this whole thing went down. Look at how the S&L ate away the money of many middle class folk.

    I also can't support Hillary Clinton. Look at the lies, negativity, and I just can't stomach having them back in the White House. She has some good ideas - but unfortunately the behavior past and present is insurmountable.

    I'm in it for the long road with Obama. It's a breath of fresh air in an stale, smoke-filled room (DC).

    If I had to make a choice between McCain and Clinton - heaven help us!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  413. Chuck

    ObcMcClinton would be my least favorite. Who wants an inexperienced ancient egomaniac? Is it too late to check none of the above?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  414. Nick - Lincoln, Nebraska

    Hillary. Why?

    She's creepy. Who wants a president who looks nearly dead every time they talk? Or someone who can't keep their significant other under control? Or hey, has problems brining out their personal life out into the open.

    "The Daughter is off limits!" BOLLOCKS! Her kid is prone to the same kind of scrutiny that she is. I mean, they have absolutely no problem letting her campain for mommy, but heaven FORBID if the media assumes that she's a grown up now, and is subject to grown up scruitny!

    Key words here Jack, GROWN. UP.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  415. Suzy Heinbockel

    My least favorite is Hillary Clinton.
    Increased taxes, socialized medicine, continued presence in Iraq, AND Bill...who wants that?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  416. Frederick Savage

    Hillary Clinton...with her we are walking dead into 4 years of gridlock and food fights.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  417. C.Dudley

    JOHN McCAIN. I would have voted for him in 2000. Something happened to this doddering old man in 7 years. He's become a Bush Clone and with this country in so much trouble around the world and here at home I just don't believe we can survive more of the same old 'Conservative' war stuff. Anyway, Mc Cain should retire and start selling 'The Clapper' next year. Leave the business of the country to the young and Forward, Progressive Doers and Thinkers.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  418. Daisy

    HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY I don't LIKE her and she is untrustworthy!! She acts like a little kid she is always trying to change the RULES so she can win. I'm a Dem and I she the canidate I'm voting for McBush.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  419. Dave Gardner

    The last thing our country needs in the White House is a hardened partisan politician, who would only fuel the ugly and unproductive antagnosim that pervades Washington, D.C. The last thing we need is a candidate who is more concerned with personal political power and ego than actually bringing some propserity and unity to our divided country. All signs, then, point to keeping Hillary as far away from the White House as possible!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  420. Nesbia Lopes

    It would have to be Hillary Clinton. Everything is about I did this & I did that and I will do that when I am elected President. This will not happen in My White House etc. It's all about "ME". She doesn't give two hoots about the American people. She is a power monger, and who needs a Mr. & Mrs President? Obama is all about "WE" Yes We Can and we can do this together. He is offering to give Our Country back to the People and let them call the shots not special interest groups. I have already seen the change in process as we learn that together we the people can and will make a difference with the right leadership.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  421. Carolyn A.Lee

    Hi Jack,
    I would least like to see Hillary Clinton become President because
    she whines to the press when things don't go her way, she frequently overstates the truth, undermines her opponent, and tries to win by any means possible.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  422. Chuck B Coastal NC

    Jack, its easy..... My answer is John McCain. Why, because he flip-flops on issues(ie: 1). Immigration -- he states on the road he wants them to go home,on his website he states he wants to back Bush's plan. 2). War- he says he will keep our troops there for 100 yrs,he want to continue war. That is typical considering he has been tied to the navy and government his whole life.3). Economy - he states he has a plan to keep the Bush taxes going. The problem with that, these so-called tax cuts are accually raising taxes, just like when McCain voted with Regans tax changes, these changes have hurt this country, they have raised taxes through coming up with so-called user fee's(taxes). 4). His ties with lobbiest. 5). His voting record does nopt equal his stands on issues.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  423. Marcus

    I would least like to see Hillary Clinton. This one was easy. She is dishonest and well...I'll say it because it seems the media won't...a liar! Liar, Liar, pants on fire! She's similar to Bush when it comes to putting a "spin" on everything bad and trying to make it sound good. Isn't what the media calls "spin" just another form of not telling the truth. Please, No Hillary for President, Please!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  424. Nanette

    My least favorite person is Hillary Clinton. While I give her credit for having some brains, I don't trust her. The way that she has run her campaign leads me to believe that she would do or say anything to win. She never takes responsibility for the things that she says and does; that's why there was always an excuse of why she voted for the war and how she "mispoke" instead of just told a lie in the sniper fire incident. I aso think that Hillary in the white house would be Bill in the whitehouse. After all, if she could not control what he said on the campaign trail, what makes America think that she would be able to control him if she is president. You know at some point that his hands would be all over every aspect of setting policy...just like hers were, so she stated, while she was in the whitehouse!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  425. Vivian

    My least favorite and i would definitely vote for anyone but Hilary clinton. I do not trust her or her family plans for america. I think Hillary's plans are really just for Hillary! I hope Obama is the winner and the president for the next 4 years. We need his inspiration and his wisdom. I think he will be able to get a lot more done than any other Candidate. I also believe that he is more likely to do better in the world as a whole. He will be known as an American Hero!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  426. Ralph Simpson

    Also we don't need a McCain. He has no economic experience and doesn't know who's fighting us in Iraq, but wants to be there for 100 years. Only a crazy person will sign bomb Iran when there's a war in Iraq, backed by the Iranians. I guess a Home is what he needs, not the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  427. Sharon Omaha, NE

    McCain because he has never come up with an independent thought of his own. Follow the party line and be just like Bush. Change is not in his vocabulary.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  428. Darrel Kent

    From Denver, Colorado ... site of what promises to be a most interesting Democratic Convention.... yee-haw!

    Least favorite candidate is, hands down, Clinton. She is totally untrustworthy, in my opinion, a clear carpetbagger and conniver, and changes her opinion based on the pool of the day or the group she is talking to or trying to get favorites from. She will dump any of them in a heartbeat once she has what she wants from them. She sways to whatever is popular at the moment.

    Her rhetoric and demeanor are all hype and hyperbole. She will take a snippet and completely misrepresent it. Case in point – the 100 year war she suggests McCain is espousing. It's not what he said, of course.

    The LAST person I want answering any crisis at 3AM is a Clinton. They are famous for INVENTING crises and then pushing their supposed resolution to them. Check the record during the Clinton Presidency, it was totally amazing how many crises we had and, miraculously, how ready the administration was to "solve' it for us. Such good folk, they were (sarcastically meant....).

    April 3, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  429. Dennis Ohio

    I would least like to see Hillary as President. I am greatly bothered by her Bosnia remarks. They were not a memory proble since you cannot remember what has never happened and if, in her mind, she created this fantasy because of sleep deprivation what would she be like at 3 AM when the phone rings? A very scary event as I see it. I don't want eight years of a President who imagines events that never happened!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  430. Sally

    Least favorite? John McCain. I will be very "cynical" indeed if he takes office in January.

    San Diego, CA

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  431. Ralph

    John McCain. Bad temper, 1960's mentality, Charlie Black and 1st Bush team, team of 55 lobbiests, Supply-side economics, Herbert Hoover approach to Economics, sees no need to rebuild infrastructure, inabiity to get along with others, war monger, fighting recession with budget cuts (makes recession worse). Rick, Yakima, Wa.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  432. Regina

    Least favorite, Hilary. If she was on the tv show "The Moment of Truth", her excuse to not answer the questions correctly would be due to snipper fires.

    Regina, California

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  433. Bob


    I would least like to see John McCain as our next president. I'm already tired of going down memory lane with him as a war hero, and I'm concerned that, given his and his family's background, he sees the world through the eyes of a man who glorifies war. His prior experiences in one lost american war may be at the heart of why he's taken his position on Iraq. I a way, maybe he sees this as his opportunity to, "finally win one for the gipper".

    I think this country needs a President who's views reflect a more wider sense of overall human experience.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  434. Ron

    I least want Hillary Clinton to be elected because I think she would be least open to outside advice and opinions. With her, I expect it will be a lot of "Mother knows best". In one sense, a democrat equivalent of George Bush.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  435. Dave Gardner

    The last thing our country needs in the White House is a hardened partisan politician, who would only fuel the ugly and unproductive antagnosim that pervades Washington, D.C. The last thing we need is a candidate who is more concerned with personal political power and ego than actually bringing some propserity and unity to our divided country. All signs, then, point to keeping Hillary as far away from the White House as possible!!!

    Dave Gardner

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  436. Terri from Maui

    John McCain...we don't need more old fogey stogey in the White House. If experience is his strongest suit, lets look what all the experience in the White House has brought us in the past 7 years:
    The invasion of Iraq through faulty information, our national debt at his highest ever, the highest gas prices even though we occupy a country with the most oil, millions losing their homes and jobs. Experience versus inteligence & honesty...I'll take the latter.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  437. Dave Humpal, West, Texas

    As a democrat, my least favorite are those with last names containing an "m."

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  438. Charles Wright

    I would least want to see John McCain elected president for the following reasons:

    (1) John McCain,and the Republican party,would do little or nothing to change the manner in which corporations continue to outsource American jobs.

    (2) He,and the Republicans, would not support the general feelings amoung Americans about global warming.

    (3) He is not the ideal person to chang how our allies around the world feel about America,or to bring our allies back to the barging table about many worldly issues we face.

    (4) He's too old!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  439. Al Barnes

    Jack, Hillary is so divisive, that I think she would further damage the country. The country is HUNGRY for something completely different than we've had the past 8 years, and that includes division within the parties, which has been reflected in the country as a whole. T

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  440. Mecca

    I don’t want Obama because beyond his rhetorics which drive youth voters and some people crazy, I see no substance and am going nuts over the uproar over him. He would get killed by republicans due to his short time experience and religious relations with Pastor Wright.

    I think Hillary is the most qualified and let's face it, it is not a time for experimenting with unknowns, during the Clinton's White House we had peaceful and extremely prosperous years, which people are not talking about because all they seem to remember is the stupidity of Monica Lewinsky! Wake up and think, America! We need a change of party, an end to the war and a better economy, we have that in Hillary, don't vote riskly!
    Puerto Rico

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  441. stephanie

    I'm really not feeling John Mccain as our next President. He's not feeling the needs of the majority of the people in this country. You know this because he not expressing any concerns about the wants and needs of American People in any of his campaign speeches. Hilliary scares me because she's desperate and she lies. Obama symbolizes a definite change from the norm. stephanie/houston,tx.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  442. MK

    Least favorite is McCain because he’s TOO OLD, has a history of cancer, wants war ad infinitum, and is just a carbon copy of Bush. No thanks. Any of the other candidates currently still in it or already out of it were better.

    Marta K

    April 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  443. Lundy Makohin

    Hillary Clinton is the one person in this world that I do not want as president, or dog catcher. She is dishonest; she only cares about her own needs, I cannot stand to hear her talk; she would abuse her position; she is too old, and would not be able to answer a three a.m. phone call; she is not easy to look at; she is inexperienced; etc...etc...etc...

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  444. thomas

    never mcSame, why? Supreme Court nominees.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  445. Ryan, Champaign IL

    McBush is not an option. I love my country.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  446. CJ in Roanoke, VA

    Hillary is my least favorite. Ever since I've been voting it has been. Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush as President. We need to break up the Bush/Clinton precedent for President.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  447. M. LeBron Palmer

    I would least like to see Hillary Clinton. Her recent lie about her lie (Bosnia comments) made me have a horrible flashbacks to the last time the Clintons were in power. They simply can't tell the truth without parsing and spinning every phrase. BTW when will she release her and her husbands tax returns?

    They (Clintons) have had their turn at power. After having Bush – Clinton – Bush for the past going on twenty years it is time for a new generational leader to speak.

    M. L. Palmer
    Kingsport TN

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  448. Bernice Albernaz

    As a Democrat , my least favorite would be Barack Obama. I don't believe he is who he pretends to be. Hillary is who she is and has the tenacity and the experience to win the Presidency.
    Bernice Albernaz
    Trinity , Florida

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  449. John Rosati

    Voting for McCain means another 4,000 Dead Americans, a president who admits he does not understand economics and does not believe government has a role to play in economic hard times.

    Louisville, KY

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  450. Grace Adeghe

    Hi Jack,

    I would not vote for Obama because of lack experience. Secondly, l don't trust him to win the presidential election in November. Thirdly, Obama wants to rely on advisers to help him run the White House. This does not go well with me. We donot need another inexperience president to run the greatest country in the world. How can Obama even consider Al Gore for a cabinet position in the white house.? Al Gore could not even win the election in his own state, Tennesee during the presidential election 7 years ago. The best candidate in this presidential race, is Hilary Clinton. The odds are,, against her because she is a woman and a Clinton.


    Yonkers, Ny.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  451. Al Barnes

    Jack, Hillary is so divisive, that I think she would further damage the country. The country is HUNGRY for something completely different than we've had the past 8 years, and that includes division within the parties, which has been reflected in the country as a whole. The only person who can unite us AND provide us hope is Obama, as far as I'm concerned.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  452. corey

    i think obama and clinton have the same amount of experience.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  453. Ted From Edmonton

    There is nothing more contemptable than someone who represents themselves as someone they're not. Obama's claim to be this great conduit of hope and change is malarky! There is nothing in his politcal or personal past or in his in the current campaign that suggest he will change anything. In fact if you dig into his past he is largely considered unoriginal and lazy.
    Hillary's not perfect but at least you know what you're getting.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  454. Karen Siravo

    I would least like to see Barack Obama. He is articulate and charismatic, but lacks the courage to practice what he preaches. i just don't trust there is substance behind his smooth style.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  455. Jim

    Obama is who I would least like to see as our President. I do not trust him even though you in the media do everything possible to keep the public thinking that he is the greatest thing since slice bread. Why don't you just do your job by reporting the news without the Obama spin on everything you report?

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  456. Jo P from Culver City, CA

    Least favorite: John McCain. He's a continuation of the Bush trend...more of the same; stay the course in Iraq; no plan to clean up the "inside the beltway good-old-boy politics;" no plan to straighten out the economy; no plan to protect our borders; no plan to improve our dismal education system; no plan to tackle global warming.....no plan except to placate the money boys.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  457. richard from moorpark

    Hi Jack,

    This is a easy one. it would be John "W" McCain.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  458. Hernando Bibbs

    Hello Jack, My least favorite Candidate Is Hillary because I feel that her greatest motive is to be the first women president to lead this nation. I don't feel that she gives a rip about anything but winning PERIOD, and based on her actions and lies throughout this campaign I dont see how anybody with half a brain can't she what she's doing.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  459. Roma Campanaro

    This is easy...Hillary Clinton!! Absolutely NO way I would want her as president. Second place John McCain, Obama's my choice!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  460. Michael From KC

    Least...John McCain...another Bush clone...call him Bush Light.
    Next Hillary Clinton...much too clickish and sneaky...hard to trust.
    Obama has tried to run a clean campaign and appears to be honest and able to bring people together.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  461. Charles Schrader

    The least Canadate we want for President is McCain because he is
    a war hog. The war had contributed to our bad economy. Also we
    would be getting a third term for Bush. And the War just goes on........

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  462. Betty, Pineville Louisiana

    The person I would least want to see in the White House is John McCain! We just don't need another 4 years of what we've had for the last eight!

    Geez, haven't the American People suffered enough! Let's go with the young and not so experience politicians!

    Thanks Jack for letting us spout off! The Good Lord knows we need somewhere to vent!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  463. Donna Alves

    As Democrat, I like the candidates in this order: Obama, McCain, Clinton.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  464. Larry

    Simple: John McCain... Don't really want to see and I don't think this country will be able to survive four more years of Bush-like policies. Do we really want to see a man say Iraq is safe while he walks around "freely" about the Iraqi markets with a kevlar vest and attack helicopters AND a platoon of soldiers protecting him to buy a rug? He's a salesman, and I really don't want what he's buying. If he gets voted into the Whitehouse, I think it's time to find a new country to live in.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  465. benjamin

    i dont want my grandfather in the white house. He should be offering words of wisdom to young people or be consulting his neurologist regarding his flipflops on shia, sunni, iran, iraq. John McBush should not be elected to the white house.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  466. Independent from the south

    Hands down the least favorite would be Hillary clinton. There is no way on God's green earth she will get my vote!

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  467. Sharon Raab

    Hillary Clinton. She seems to be the ultimate politician and I'm not very fond of politicians. I also don't think she would be very good at negotiating when called for.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  468. Bonita-North Dakota

    McCain is absolutely my least favorite candidate. He is SO desperate to become president....he would do or say ANYTHING TO GET THE JOB. He does not impress me in the least! My favorites are Obama, then Clinton....McCain is not even on my list.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  469. Roland

    That would definitely be John McSame. We really don't need another republican that sits back and blocks every attempt to address the critical problems that we face this country. There is a healthy balance between the interests of main street and the interests of Wall Street. Republicans prefer to cater only to the interests of Wall Street and somehow think that the answer to everything is just throwing more money to the rich and ignoring the middle class. I think people are waking up to the realization that this approch isn't working. We want change we can believe in.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  470. Matt

    Hillary "Balboa". How is it that over and over she says the voice of the voter's should be heard, but also says the state delegates and superdelegates don't have to listen? I'm confused...

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  471. Gayle

    My least favorite candidate? Definitely John McCain. The last thing we need is another four years of Bush.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  472. jerry smith

    Billary is who I don't want. Have we as a nation forgot the seedy clinton years? eight years was enough. no wonder she moved to new york, the arkansas folks didn't want them anymore.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  473. John Stephens

    Obama is neither qualified nor proven to hold The Office of the Presidency. He simply does not have the qualifications to hold the responsibilities, regardless of his articulate, high blown, empty rhetoric. My opoinion about this is not based on race, gender, religion, age, etc. I spent some 9 years in Washington as a federal civil prosecutor (FTC), as well as 21 years in private industry after that. His Presidency is absolutely the worst thing we could face in that office after eight years of that totally incurious and incompetent current president. John Stephens, Dallas, Texas

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  474. Ryan in Indy


    I'd have to say Hillary Clinton. She and the former President have been nothing short of entirely disingenuous during this campaign. She is literally running against Barack as though SHE is the Republican, and he is the Democrat. At least I know what to expect from John McCain. Hillary keeps changing the rules to suit her, and her once respectable campaign is stuck in the gutter. That has nothing to do with being a fighter. That is just sad and desperate. We don't need that in the White House.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  475. Brian

    My least favorite would be Mr. McCain. He seems like a man of genuine integrity. I doubt neither his physical or mental strength, nor do I doubt his fortitude, toughness and willpower. He has truly earned America' s respect through his service as a legislator and of course as a soldier.

    The amount of damage that our young people have absorbed, and will continue to suffer in Iraq is grave and bitter. Mr. McCain seems to be saying that we need a victory in Iraq, for strategic interests, but also to justify the dead. Mr McCain is wrong.

    Greensboro, NC

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  476. Bill

    John McCain naturally. He is a fellow brother of the Viet Nam war but after that he wears different shoes. He's never had to worry about a Job, Health Care, and Retirement Income. We the taxpayer have always provided very well for him. If he had to worry everyday about what he's going to lose next like as we the taxpayer do, he would find out that for most Americans the real crisis in America is on main street and wars for survival are fought everyday right here in the streets of America. His thinking that we owe it to the Iraqi people frustrates me because people like him who serve the highest offices of the land have never paid what they owe right here to American citizens.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  477. Elaine

    It would have to be John McCain and I am a registered Republican! Why? because of his position on the Iraq war. Left up to him we'd soon be in war with Iran too. He's nothing but a war monger who tries to scare the American public that his hard line on fighting terrorism is somehow keeping us safe. He knows very little about economics which he freely admits. He is well known for his temper and arrogance. You really want him answering the phone at 3:00 AM?

    I'm voting Democrat, regardless of who gets the nomination though I hope it's Senator Obama.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  478. Kim Thorup - Colorado

    Hi Jack,

    I cannot believe the electorate would even consider John McCain as the solution to the failed policies of the current administration. McCain’s positions on: the war, global war on terrorism, economy, taxcuts for the wealthy, and healthcare are frighteninly similar. This Country is drowning, and Clinton and Obama are trying to throw us a lifeline while McCain wants to throw us an anchor.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  479. dave, michigan

    If Carters for Obama I'm even less likly to vote for him

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  480. Marcus

    Jim, I would be concern if Hillary was president. As with her 3am ad – she took a long time answering the phone. Now with lapse of memory of Bosina, she claims – sleep depravation – can't you see it. We bomb a country at 3am and she forgets she gave the go ahead.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  481. Jim

    Obama, he has no experience on anything but church. At least Mccain admits economy is not his strong suit.

    April 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm |