The most macho Republican presidential candidate: Who is the manliest GOP contender?

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Is the Most Macho?

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Is the Most Macho?

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June 9 2015 2:00 PM

The Macho Primary

Which Republican presidential candidate is the manliest? Slate decides.

Rick Santorum.
That’s one macho thumbs-up: Former Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014.

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More than a dozen Republicans, officially or unofficially, are running for president. Next year they’ll face off in Iowa and New Hampshire. But first they have to survive the Macho Primary. They’re competing to see who can take the toughest line on ISIS, terrorism, drugs, immigration, and Iran.

Which candidate is the manliest? Here's our video review of the top 10.