Steven Salzberg takes the time to round up the scientific platforms of each of the major US presidential candidates at his Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience blog. (At least some of the candidates fall squarely in the "pseudoscience" camp.) Not surprisingly, Salzberg
calls Mike Huckabee "the worst of all the leading candidates when it comes to support for scientific research and his own personal understanding of science" and says that Hillary Clinton's highly detailed platform could actually sway him to vote for her. Whatever
the campaign outcome, he writes, "I hope that the next president will strengthen our commitment to science." Sadly, that wouldn't take much.