There was another thread that talked about Hillary not being a uniter. So, try and put your partisan politics aside and think of one candidate from EACH party that you would consider the best candidates the party has at being a uniter and another pair from each party that you would view as dividers. Once again put the partisan views aside...we know some don't like dems and others don't like repubs. Just give a list of who you think would fit the categories from each party. Also list why you feel that way for each candidate. Let's see if people can actually do so for both sides. My list. UNITERS Republican - John McCain Democratic - Barack Obama I say McCain because he has worked with both party members on various topics over the years. Sure some do not like him because of many issues but I think he would be better than the other candidates. I say Barack Obama because I think Hillary is the ultimate divider and it is hard for Edwards to be considered a uniter when he is running a platform on Two Americas. I also think Barack is in the unique situation where he can help bridge the racial gap. DIVIDERS Democrat - Hillary Clinton. Far and away the candidate with the most chance of continuing to divide the government and people. Bill has not been in the white house for almost 8 years and still people can not get past the Clintons. With Clinton and Bush families controlling the white house for around 15 years I think it is time for a change and I just see no way that the partisan divide would be even remotely fixed with Hillary in office. If anything it will just continue to fester and divide even further. Republicans - Initially I was thinking Rudy but at this point I think he is a dead candidate. So I will say Huckabee. I don't see him being a divider on the scale of what Hillary would be but I do think he is too Bushish for my tastes now. At one time I liked him as a character guy but now he is really rubbing me the wrong way and reminding me a little too much like Bush in terms of justifying his stances with religion and seemingly ok with the idea of changing or circumventing the constitution without thinking it through. I think the biggest possible divider candidate, by a large degree, is Hillary. I think the biggest uniter one is a close one with McCain and Obama. I think there are more people that dislike McCain but at the same time McCain has more exp and has worked with both sides on a myriad of topics. Obama could wind up being a big boost in two areas. I think he can be a uniter but I also think it would send a message to the international community that America has finally made a leap forward in some areas. So there you have my choices and reasons and remember try to pick both categories with both parties.