This week’s announcment that Tom Tancredo is dropping out of the presidential race provides a timely reason to do a quick update on our "Best Presidential Candidate for Manufacturing" poll. Tancredo has now been removed from the poll (and his votes vanish), presumably to be followed by several other candidates within the next 45 days or so. And, perhaps, the one person on the list (and leading the poll) who is not formally a candidate may change his status soon thereafter. He’s at least giving more indication that he might.
So the top five, without further commentary, are:
- Michael Bloomberg
- Mitt Romney
- Rudy Giuliani
- Mike Huckabee
- Hillary Clinton
Not to be outdone by Evolving Excellence, the formidable TechCrunch blog has created a similar poll of the Tech President Primaries. It is focused purely on the primaries at this point therefore there aren’t any independent candidates, and it also forces voters to choose from the two major parties thereby no creating head-to-head matchups. But that’s fine. We’ll simply regale ourselves in the obvious superiority of our poll. Alas the other side effect of TechCrunch’s 60x popularity is that it brings out the fringies on each side, so their poll is overwhelmingly headed by Dennis Kucinich on the Dems and Ron Paul on the Repubs. Want a little alien-protecting tin foil to go with your conspiracy theories?