Politics, Trump

Results of the Cabinet Matching Game

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.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.