The RNC then throws in a few senators and governors for good measure. Nikki Haley, John Thune, Brian Sandoval, Kelly Ayotte, Susana Martinez, Tim Scott. Add former congressman Allen West, a potential candidate in his own mind, and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and you're at a ridiculous 35 candidates.Time to Google:
Who's number 36, you ask? Mark Everson. Who's Mark Everson, you ask? Beats me.
He is the former Commissioner of the IRS under George W. Bush (points off) but has an interesting middle name: Whitty (not sure if he actually fits this name.) He went to Yale (points off) and NYU school of business for an MBA in accounting (points: I would love a Beancounter in Chief.) He was the CEO of the Red Cross (big points) but knocked up a married subordinate while he was there (points for Clinton-istas) but ended up divorcing his wife and marring that woman (tie score to the Christian Reich: your sin Mr Everson? ADULTERY! Your penance? MARRIAGE.) He is currently working as a consultant for Alliantgroup which is a tax consultant (if they can cut my taxes then points.) Said Alliantgroup has a David Tepper clone on their website. When I first clicked through I thought "wow Tepper has his hands in everything." Turns out it was Dean Zerbe who is some dude I never heard of.
Total Score: I would not vote for him but he would make a decent Tax functionary in an imaginary Condoleezza Rice White House. (Yeah I'm not a fan of any of the people running on the GOP ticket so far)