Presidential Candidate Names Deciphered

Presidential candidate names are deciphered is a page about the hopeful candidates for the Presidential election in November 2016 as they become known or who ran in 2012 and could be interested again for 2016. They appear in alphabetical order and each one has their name deciphered to show what their name tells us that the media does not. Obama's name was left in this group for information purposes only as his second term will be finished in 2016. These descriptions were written in 2011 and shall be updated as the campaigning for the next election starts.

Please remember that names are being interpreted here for what they have to say. It is up to you to decide whether those qualities and characteristics are ones you'd like to see in a candidate or not.

Hillary Clinton

Hilary has had an impressive career from being a highly regarded lawyer, to being the First Lady when her husband Bill was president. She is in the limelight in her own right with currently being Secretary of State in Obama's administration.

As a presidential candidate Hilary will always manage to land on her feet regardless of any messes that she finds herself involved. She is family oriented and her family is quite important to her. She wants her family to look good and is upset when private matters make their way into the public eye as she feels that family matters ought to stay private. Hilary is a ‘wanna-be’. She loves to give advice and generally gives good advice. Her challenge is not to make up answers when she doesn’t know them.

She was born knowing what she wanted and keeps her goals for her entire life. She has fairness issues, which causes her to fight for the rights of those that she feels have had their rights violated. Remember, she uses her own definition of what is right here, and it may not agree with yours. However, it is not as easy for her to fight for her own rights. Even though she will always appear to be confident, she is uncomfortable standing up for herself. Fighting for issues and /or others comes much easier.

As a presidential candidate she would not take criticism well and sometimes it hurts so much that she would like to quit. She has had to learn to give herself a pep talk and keep going. Her defensive for this sensitivity was to become a victim and /or perpetrator of violence. She can play either role.

It is important for her to be liked by others. She can be the chameleon and is able to get along with any one when she wants to do so. In order to stay liked she will show the aspects of herself that she thinks another will approve of and hide the rest. She can morph into what she feels others expect of her to be liked.

Hilary has learned that it is important to stay in control and be in charge. She has learned to be charming and charismatic to get what she wants. She has learned to be organized and think in a logical manner. She has a good memory. She knows how to nurture but wants to choose whom she nurtures and when she nurtures.

She expects loyalty from those around her and carries a grudge. Hillary wants to get even when she feels that someone she has been good to violated her trust. She must guard against carrying grudges. Hilary is strong in her sense of who she is. She knows what she wants, and is determined to get what she wants. Her need to be in charge and control coupled with her need to appear good and be liked is her weakest link.

Probable motivation to be president: to gain for herself a challenge so she can grow. She would want to be president for her own desire to be the first woman president and truly make history.

Jon Huntsman

Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman was the Governor of Utah and is currently the Ambassador to China. He has not been in the news as much as the rest, and as such can be considered the dark horse, or the surprise candidate. What does his name tell us? Huntsman is intuitive and street smart. He knows his way around the political arena and anything he doesn’t know he learns amazingly fast.

Huntsman’s memory for detail and minutia is impressive and he truly wants to nurture the nation. Presidential candidate Huntsman can juggle multiple tasks at once and loves to be the boss, telling other what needs to be done. He can see both the big picture and the steps needed to achieve the goal. His last name bring in challenges of not always knowing who to trust of the people he has surrounded himself, and he can be mislead by trusting the wrong ones. As strong as his name is, it is not as strong as the names Rick Perry, Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney.

Probable motivation to be president: Nothing better to do.

Barack Obama

Copied from what was posted in 2008 when Obama was a presidential candidate. Obama is highly competitive; if he can’t win he doesn’t like to play. He has workaholic tendencies and his work is his play and his play is his work. There is no real differentiation. He likes to be around competent people and has little patience for incompetence or stupidity based on his definitions. He would be sensitive to criticism and want to quit when attacked. He has a quick mind and is good thinking on the spot. His work is his life; it is what gives him purpose. He works for praise, more than money, as he requires other people’s approval. Truth is important to him and he dislikes those who lie to him. He is slow to alienate someone, but once he does, that person is out of his life as if they didn’t exist.

Obama’s family is important to him as that is where he gives and receives nurturing. He would be competitive even in his family as underachievement would not be acceptable. He takes situations and relationships to the extreme. What he likes he works hard and finishes. What he doesn’t like, he doesn’t do and it would get shuffled to someone else if it got done at all. Said again, this is someone who will not do what he doesn’t want to do. He only likes to do what he likes to do though and won't do what he doesn't like to do.

He also has fairness issues, which causes him to fight for the rights of those that he feels have had their rights violated. However, as hard as it is for him to stand up for himself, he has learned how to do it. Fighting for issues and /or others comes much easier.

He does not take criticism well and sometimes it hurts so much that he would like to quit. He has had to learn to give himself pep talks and keep going. His defensive for this sensitivity was to become quick witted and be able to respond quickly with his remarks.

Probable motivation to be president: He needs to be the best at whatever he does. He is narcissistic and needs to be the center of attention.

Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul currently represents the state of Texas in the House of Representatives. His name indicates that Paul is logical and has a fine memory for details. He does not forget a thing. He is a natural nurturer wanting to take care of his fellow men. He can juggle multiple commitments at the same time and is good at keeping his sense of humor when the going gets stressful. Paul’s challenge in his name is that others want to take advantage of him and he constantly has to defend his position.

Probable motivation to be president: Wants to live by his truth and nurture others while doing it.

Rick Perry

Presidential Candidate Rick Perry likes to do his work and go home to his family at night. His name indicates that he is a family man and highly responsible and he has a quick mind that can consider alternative possibilities quickly. However, his name indicates that he prefers working alone or with small groups behind the scenes.

Getting out in front of people will be his challenge as he does better behind the scenes making sure everything gets done. Said another way, his challenge is connecting with the public when they are strangers, as he doesn’t easily illicit trust even though he is trustworthy.

Probable motivation to be president: Pushed and prodded by others probably got him to consider the presidency. It is a logical choice after being governor. Logic is his motivator.

Rick Santorum

Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum served in the Senate as a senator from Pennsylvania for two terms. His name indicates that he is much like Rick Perry, having similar first names, only Santorum is comfortable in front of crowds, continually learning how to improve himself and knows when to stop work and play. He has a quick mind, can think on his feet and has a rebellious spirit that hates to be told no. Santorum wants the truth and will follow the path of truth regardless of where it leads. His challenge is to get the public to believe in him and to recognize his competence.

Probable motivation to be president: Wants to serve and by serving prove to his family that he has value and worth.

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