With the election just over two weeks away, National Review’s editorial board has been weighing in on what’s better for the nation: Hillary Clinton as commander-in-chief or Melania Clinton as First Lady.
Here’s how we’d rank the candidates in each of those categories.
Hillary Clinton: Weighs in on women’s issues.
(The Associated Press) Hillary Clinton’s policy platform has been fairly consistent.
She advocates for equal pay and equal pay equality.
She opposes abortion rights, supports family leave and supports Planned Parenthood.
She supports a federal minimum wage increase.
She’s an outspoken supporter of women’s reproductive rights and believes that abortion should be safe, legal and rare.
She also opposes abortion access for transgender women, a position that many Trump supporters also hold.
Melania Trump: Has a well-known personality and a high-profile wife who has been an effective spokesperson for the former first lady.
(ABC News) Melania Trump has been a spokesperson for Melania Trump’s husband, Donald Trump, for the past eight years.
In 2016, he won the presidency, and she became his First Lady, which has made her a powerful voice for his brand.
She has also raised a lot of eyebrows for her use of social media, but she has never publicly shied away from her husband’s political positions.
She and Melania Trump are the parents of three children.
Bernie Sanders: Has the name recognition and popularity of Hillary Clinton, but also has his own record of activism, particularly in the fight against income inequality.
(CNN) Bernie Sanders is a progressive who wants to change the way America is governed.
He has advocated for expanding the Social Security program and increasing social security benefits, and he has voted against many of the bills that would increase the amount of money a family would receive.
He also opposes corporate personhood laws, has voted to overturn Roe v.
Wade, has supported the Keystone XL pipeline, and voted to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
He believes that workers should be paid at least $15 an hour.
Bernie Trump: His record as a politician is much more moderate.
He supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and has criticized both Republicans and Democrats for the disastrous outcome of the election.
(USA Today) Bernie Trump is a businessman who has raised millions for the Republican Party, including the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
He is also the co-chair of the Donald Trump Foundation’s “America First” platform.
In addition to being a businessman, he has also taken an interest in social justice, supporting a campaign to raise money to fight homelessness and has also worked on various efforts to address environmental degradation.
Ted Cruz: A former Texas senator who has the name and popularity to get the conservative vote.
(CBS News) Ted Cruz is a former senator from Texas who is currently a Texas representative.
He was born and raised in Dallas, but moved to Austin in high school and attended a Catholic high school.
Cruz believes that Americans should be taxed like everyone else and that government should only be used to provide services.
In 2013, he signed into law the Texas Values Act, which requires the state to use a certain percentage of its tax revenues to fund programs that help poor families and disadvantaged individuals.
He voted against the federal Affordable Care Act and opposed the Keystone pipeline.
Ben Carson: The former neurosurgeon has been in the race for a while and has been very visible in campaigning.
He’s also received support from some Trump supporters, including former Arkansas Gov.
Mike Huckabee, who told CNN that he thinks Carson’s platform is the best of the candidates.
He opposes abortion and believes states should decide whether to permit abortion.
He supports increasing the minimum pay for women and has voted in favor of increasing the federal minimum wages.
Carson also voted against an amendment to a federal spending bill that would have required people to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.
Carson has said that he doesn’t support the Affordable Care Amendment because he doesn and has not said whether he would support repealing the law.
Marco Rubio: A well-traveled senator from Florida who has done some fundraising and was on the ticket.
(New York Times) Marco Rubio is a Florida senator who served in the Senate for 10 years.
He earned the nickname “The Tallahassee Senator” after his political career in the state, where he was an early supporter of Jeb Bush and was a member of the Senate’s immigration subcommittee.
He became governor in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014.
Rubio also voted to approve the Keystone Pipeline, which would have carried Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in New York and New Jersey.
Jeb Bush: A businessman and former governor of Florida, Bush has been campaigning hard for his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
(NBC News) Jeb Bush is an ambitious businessman who spent his career