by Clifford F. Thies
Ten potential Presidential candidates showed up in Iowa at the "unofficial" start of the 2016 campaign. These ten plus five others presently constitute the field of possible contenders, which is not to say all fifteen will actually run or that some other candidate won't appear in the future.
In alphabetical order these fifteen are: (1) Bush, J., (2) Carson, (3) Christie, (4) Cruz, (5) Fiorina, (6) Huckabee, (7) Jindal, (8) Paul, R., (9) Perry, (10) Palin, (11) Romney, (12) Rubio, (13) Santorum, (14) Trump and (15) Walker. The group has been described as a bunch of tired old white men. It is actually quite diverse.
1 Black or African American
1 Asian American 2 Hispanics
11 non-hispanic Whites
1 Ministry (Huckabee counted twice)
2 Medicine (Paul counted twice)
3 Business (Romney counted twice)
4 Senator 8 Governor
OTHER 1 Cancer-survivor (Fiorina) 1 Veteran (Perry)
Editor's comment - Vhat? No Jews? Oy, vey! Somebody quick! recruit freshman, 3-weeks in office, Rep. Lou Zeldin of Long Island, NY to run so we can have full religious diversity.