Any one of them as President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Majority Leader would be 100% better than what we have now.
The formerly liberal producer told Rush:
MAMET: Well, I think the first one was around the 2004 election, and I went to synagogue, as I do regularly. The rabbi was talking about political civility, and he said it's in the Judeo-Christian tradition that before you criticize someone you have to sit down with them and restate their position to them such that they'll say, "Yes, that's what I mean," and then they have to state your position to you so that you say, "Yes," so you both agree that you understand what the positions are, then you each introduce your facts. So I wanted to... I took the advice to heart. I said: "Well, as a good liberal I better be able to state the conservative position." (chuckles) So I started researching and I started reading, and it dawned on me that I was not a liberal, that although I could state the position of who I thought were my enemies, the conservatives, I could not rationally state the position of the liberals.
Entire interview here:
Anyway read the CNN transcript and you will see from every candidate clear, articulate statements of fundamental common sense thinking and policy opinion. and not just intellectual idealistic ideology. You will also see some smart stances taken by ALL not to be side tracked into petty stereotypical issues and opinions.