The Corner

A Hypothetical Question

You have to choose (for the purposes of this comment section) among Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney to be the next Republican presidential nominee. Rank your choices and explain your rankings. No substituting hemlock or the like.

Update: So, having glanced at some of the comments, I guess I need to make clear: I’m not saying that one of these people is going to be the nominee, and I’m not saying one of them should be the nominee. I was asking because I know a lot of conservatives don’t like any of the three, and wanted to get some sense of whether the intensity of dislike varied by the potential candidate.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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