Pretty standard responses. Safe choices all. But there was one response of particular note and that was Ted Cruz’s. He said that he wouldn’t replace Hamilton on the $10 bill but would prefer to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This is a horrible idea.
Jackson killed the Second Bank of the United States, America’s central bank at the time, which was a giant win for the American people. For all of Jackson’s faults (and he has some big ones) that alone is reason to keep Jackson on the $20 bill. His was a victory in the fight against the banks of the Northeast and against crony capitalism generally.
The rest of the responses are below.
Paul: Susan B. Anthony
Hucakbee: My wife
Rubio: Rosa Parks
Cruz: Take Jackson off the $20 bill and put Parks on
Carson: My mother
Trump: My daughter or Rosa Parks
Bush: Margaret Thatcher.
Walker: Clara Barton
Fiorina: I wouldn’t change it.
Kasich: Mother Teresa
Christie: Abigail Adams