I will agree with you that Rubio is very articulate and can speak well during debates.
I definitely like Kasich and Rubio the best right now. I think Bush's days are numbered and that he'll throw his support behind those two. Pataki, Gilmore, Graham, and Christie should all bow out before Thanksgiving and allow the field to shrink down to 11. I'd love to see Carson and Trump leave as well, but since they're leading in the polls they won't be heading out anytime soon.
I will likely vote for whomever the Libertarians end up running. I feel it's important for us as a nation to embrace a multi-party system as opposed to the two-party system that has been in place for forever.
Having a two party system is terrible. Whenever one side takes a side on an issue, the other side always feels the need to take the opposite position. I would love more parties and even better, no parties at all- just candidates.
You'll never get just candidates with no parties, but the two party system is a direct result of the election system in the US being a FPTP (First Past The Post) election system. That leads to people grouping together to get more votes for one person, if only because the other groups will do the same. There's some good info on different electoral systems on this YouTube channel I follow: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7679C7ACE93A5638 (that's a link to the electoral specific playlist, he has a lot of other good stuff). The guy is pretty good at explaining it in a way that doesn't bore people to death, so I would recommend watching them.
Have you read the Tom Clancy novel where Jack Ryan becomes president, and drives for new politics based on ideas rather than partisanship? That's the dream xD
Well, I don't think anyone foresaw where we'd end up. Out of the three, Cruz probably had the best chance to get to this final round, given prevailing wisdom at the time, followed by Kasich and then Trump. My, how the tables have turned.