It’s going to be a historic battle for the presidency, just as it is every year for the Lombardi Trophy. I’ve Power Ranked the declared and undeclared candidates and given them a spirit NFL team. Assume there are no conferences. Will the politicians keep the same spirit team by Month 2? Who will run away with this thing? In this, our Month 1 Power Ranking, it is clear as day.
There’s a dynasty here that stretches generations. The way back Bart Starr and GHWB were hard nosed, old fashioned politicians. The Brett Favre and GWB era was characterized by moments of brilliance surrounded by terrible, terrible decision making. The Aaron Rodgers and Jeb Bush period is a smarter, more efficient breed of Bush that is going to make a real run at this thing.
3. Scott Walker (Seattle Seahawks)
He’s got it all. The charisma, the good looks, the fundraising. This is a solid candidate if you are a conservative. If you’re a conservative, he does everything right, just like Russell Wilson. He just needs to execute and not throw a pick on the last play of the Super Bowl.
Cruz has the skill. He has the money. He has everything he needs to become the Republican nominee. But just like the Cowboys, despite everything, we just don’t have faith he can get it done on the biggest stage with all eyes on him. This could be the year.
5. Rand Paul (Indianapolis Colts)
Andrew Luck is trying to fill Peyton’s long shadow. Rand is trying to live up to the cult following his father built. He has the message and the ability to inspire the Republicans, but does he have the rest of the pieces? Like the Colts, he will be there nearly until the end, but not have the cheap nfl jerseys full team to get to the big game.
6. Michael Bloomberg (Arizona Cardinals)
Former Mayor of NYC, Founder of Bloomberg
He isn’t a declared candidate, but if he does run, he is a serious force to contend with. He will be exceptionally well fundraised and have the best play calling in the game. Just like the Cardinals, it comes down to spirit. Can Bloomberg inspire? Can the Cardinals keep their QB healthy?
7. Bernie Sanders (Detroit Lions)
Just like the Lions, if everything is clicking, Bernie can beat literally any team in the league. The problem is, what’s the likelihood of that? But, he goes for the big play every time and for that, we love watching him.
8. Marco Rubio (Kansas City Chiefs)
He is excellent with X’s and O’s. He does everything right. But, something is missing. For some reason, it just isn’t there. He calls the right play at the Cheap Jerseys wrong time, classic Marco, classic Andy Reid. But, maybe this is the year? Probably not.
9. Rick Perry (Pittsburgh Steelers)
He’s done some stupid stuff (like the Steelers letting Dick Lebeau go), but he is a solid candidate. He is going to raise big time money and have big Tex behind him. People would be fools to ever count out Rick Perry or the Steelers.
The Last Leg, Hail Mary, Long Shots
10. Senator, DE, Vice President of the United States
On paper, old Joe Biden had it all. During the regular season, he was always the sharpest guy in Washington. And then, during the playoffs, he choked almost every time. JB could make one more run at this thing just like PM, but the tank is probably empty.
11. Donald Trump (Philadelphia Eagles)
Like the Eagles, Trump does things in a nonconventional way. No one really likes what he’s up to, but everyone is wholesale world cup jerseys reallllllly curious to see how it will work out. Just like the Eagles who cut players that don’t buy in 100 percent, Trump loves firing people.
12. Martin O’Malley (Baltimore Ravens)
Just like his home team, O’Malley is going to need a break to go his way, like the Ravens used to win the Super Bowl a few years ago. Award for most likely VP candidate? He’s got that locked up.