Michael Charles Smith is seeking the Republican nomination for President. Smith has not held any previous elected office.
He labels himself as a fiscal conservative, "I support a balanced budget with changes to current tax structures" Smith says on his web site.
Smith is not a social conservative, however. On his web site he says "Abortion hinges on individual belief regarding the inception of life. The government shouldn’t make policy on matters of belief." Abortion is not matter of "belief," it is a matter of the life or death of a human. He also pro-gay rights.