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Who would you like to see win POTUS 2016?

Hillary Clinton
7
11%
Bernie Sanders
41
64%
Joe Biden
2
3%
Donald Trump
9
14%
Dr. Ben Carson
1
2%
Jeb Bush
0
No votes
Scott Walker
0
No votes
Carly Fiorina
1
2%
Ted Cruz
2
3%
Marco Rubio
1
2%
 
Total votes: 64

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POTUS 2016

Post by DNS » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:45 am

It's that time again. Time for another presidential election in the U.S. It is about one year away now, but with the U.S. being the 2nd largest democracy, self-proclaimed leader of the free-world, etc. the money raised needed nearing one billion USD; the race is already in full-swing. Since there are so many running for president this time, I have only included the current poll leaders and included Joe Biden, although he has not officially announced that he will be running. You can choose who you would vote for if you are voting or if you are not voting who you would like to see win (and this includes non-Americans too).

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by Bundokji » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:27 am

I chose Bernie Sanders. After James mentioned him on a different thread I became curious and watched some of his interviews, he seems to be a decent human being, but I doubt that America is ready for a social democrat.

By the way, there is a rumour that Al Gore might run for presidency once again.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by cooran » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:37 am

I chose Bernie too.
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by Mkoll » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:00 am

Ya, Bernie all the way! But I agree with Bundokji that we probably aren't ready for him—he just speaks too much sense :P. Hillary will most likely get the nomination and if that happens, hopefully she wins. Anyone but one of those Republicans...
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by No_Mind » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:02 am

I would have loved to choose Trump (I fully endorse his position on illegal immigrants) .. but well Bernie it is. Would have liked to see Chris Christie on the list.

But in a Trump vs Hillary showdown, I back Trump.
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Post by tiltbillings » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:20 am

No_Mind wrote:I would have loved to choose Trump (I fully endorse his position on illegal immigrants) .. but well Bernie it is. Would have liked to see Chris Christie on the list.

But in a Trump vs Hillary showdown, I back Trump.
Trump, the candidate of the White Supremesist movement.
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by SDC » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:36 am

If you want to continue watching the slow motion implosion in Washington then vote for anyone aside from Trump.

If you want to bring it ALL to a head, vote for Trump.

Depends on the sort of fun you like to have.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by DNS » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:37 am

No_Mind wrote:I would have loved to choose Trump (I fully endorse his position on illegal immigrants) .. but well Bernie it is. Would have liked to see Chris Christie on the list.

But in a Trump vs Hillary showdown, I back Trump.
You like Sanders and Trump? They are not even alike at all. One is far left (U.S. standards) and the other is far right wing.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by DNS » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:42 am

SDC wrote:If you want to continue watching the slow motion implosion in Washington then vote for anyone aside from Trump.
If you want to bring it ALL to a head, vote for Trump.
Depends on the sort of fun you like to have.
:D

Probably unlikely, but it would be interesting (for the fun part) to see it being Sanders vs. Trump, two almost polar opposites for the election night.

For those of us who have been following presidential elections and politics for many decades, who would have ever thought an openly admitted socialist would have a chance in the U.S.? Or that three never-elected-to-any-office people (Trump, Carson, Fiorina) would also have a chance? Or that all 50 states would have gay marriage fully legalized? The times are a changin'.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:50 am

SDC wrote:If you want to continue watching the slow motion implosion in Washington then vote for anyone aside from Trump.

If you want to bring it ALL to a head, vote for Trump.

Depends on the sort of fun you like to have.
Likely more actual war, if that is your idea of fun.
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by SDC » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:55 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Probably unlikely...
Agreed. Trump won't survive the primary. The uncertainty is too much for people to handle.

Slow implosion continues. Like watching Inception when they're three levels deep.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by SDC » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:56 am

tiltbillings wrote:
SDC wrote:If you want to continue watching the slow motion implosion in Washington then vote for anyone aside from Trump.

If you want to bring it ALL to a head, vote for Trump.

Depends on the sort of fun you like to have.
Likely more actual war, if that is your idea of fun.
None of it is the sort of fun I like to have.

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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by No_Mind » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:06 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
No_Mind wrote:I would have loved to choose Trump (I fully endorse his position on illegal immigrants) .. but well Bernie it is. Would have liked to see Chris Christie on the list.

But in a Trump vs Hillary showdown, I back Trump.
You like Sanders and Trump? They are not even alike at all. One is far left (U.S. standards) and the other is far right wing.
I like Sanders due to obvious reasons - he is safe choice.

I like Trump because he is from outside the beltway / even outside politics. And Trump was a Democrat, to begin with. I would not call Trump a Republican. He is his own man. To us he does not seem right wing (definition of right wing I guess varies from country to country.) He seems open to fair business practices and that is good for us in Asia.

Jesse Ventura made a terrific Governer. Why not Trump (okay I accept his birther stuff was an error but who among us has not sinned)
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by Ben » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:08 am

If I had voting rights in the U.S., which I don't, I would vote for Sanders.
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Re: POTUS 2016

Post by tiltbillings » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:16 am

No_Mind wrote:
Jesse Ventura made a terrific Governer.
No, he did not. He was in way over his bald little head.
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