Why Not to Vote for Each 2016 Presidential Candidate (The Reasons are Many)

Reasons why not to vote for each presidential candidate in 2016.

If you’re the type of person who looks for reasons NOT to vote for a presidential candidate, which is typically a good place to start — with the assumption that anyone who wants to be president is a maniac — then you might appreciate our latest series over at Playboy.com (where I am an editor and which is now safe for work). Political writer Lucy Steigerwald is writing a series of anti-profiles on each candidate. They’re pretty much the opposite of the warm, glowing profiles candidates receive when they enter a presidential race. In this series we list all of the reasons each candidate should not be president. Each piece is titled President (NAME) Will Destroy America and Ruin Everything You Love, because this seems to be one of the main themes of this year’s election — how damn scary each candidate is to a large segment of the population.

We started with Donald Trump, and we listed all of the reasons not to vote for Donald Trump, and there were many.

reasons-not-vote-trumpThen we moved onto Hillary Clinton, and we published this piece about all of the reasons not to vote for Hillary Clinton.


Next up was Ted Cruz, whom lots of people are new to not liking. For the new haters, we gave them a list of reasons not to vote for Ted Cruz.


Naturally, we had to include Bernie Sanders and all of the reasons not to vote for Bernie Sanders, even though there are a lot of you out there who love America’s angriest grandpa.


Marco Rubio is still in the race, so we hit all of the reasons you shouldn’t vote for Marco Rubio.

reasons-not-vote-rubioAll of the reasons Ben Carson should stick to being a doctor and not be president.


And finally John Kasich, from my home state of Ohio, also should not be president, for these reasons.


You can check out the whole series here.



Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.