A couple weeks ago, I published a simple game for political nerds. Assuming the next president must build a cabinet from current candidates for the Republican nomination for president, how would you assign candidates to cabinet positions.
This was meant to be a fun exercise for people who spend too much time thinking about politics. Like the leaders-eat-last poll, this required hide, often dissatisfying choices. As a result, only six people completed the exercise which took up to a half hour.
Here’s the cabinet you put together, using only the top position for candidate:
* Carly Fiorina: Secretary of Commerce * Ben Carson: Secretary of Health and Human Services * Jeb Bush: (4-way tie) Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of State, Secretary of Interior, Secretary of Energy * Ted Cruz: Attorney General * Rand Paul: Secretary of Treasury * Marco Rubio: Secretary of Energy * Scott Walker: Secretary of Labor * Chris Christie: Secretary of Veterans Affairs * Mike Huckabee: Secretary of Agriculture * Donald Trump: Secretary of Treasury * John Kasich: Secretary of Interior * George Pataki: Secretary of Trasnportation * Jim Gilmore: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development * Bobby Jindal: Secretary of Education * Lindsey Graham: Secretary of Defense * Rick Perry: Secretary of Homeland Security
You might also be interested in the results of my poll on Leaders Eat Last.
Complete results available here.