Republicans enjoy postulating spy stories in which a terrorist knows where the atomic bomb is that will blow up New York City. We postulate the following story: A decision must be made by the president of the USA regarding a possible atomic war which, if begun, could result in destruction of the human race. Which of the following would you prefer being the president who makes that decision?

1. Michelle Bachmann

2. Sarah Palin

3. Hillary Clinton

4. Nancy Pelosi

5. Barack Obama

6. Joe Biden

7. Al Gore

8. John Kerry

9. John McCain

10. Ron Paul

11. Mitt Romney

12. Mike Huckabee

13. Rudy Giuliani

14. George Bush

15. Rick Perry

If you prefer, rank order choices