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Unread 07-25-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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U.S. Election 2016

Too soon?

What do you think about the candidates on either side?

I am quite happy that Hillary and Bernie are running, as they seem like they could be strong contenders. The former will almost certainly get the nomination. The latter basically would make us become Sweden with miltary might. Why the heck is Biden running?

I am unsure what to think of the Republican party. I think since there is no outstanding candidate, everyone realized that the bar has been set really low and just about anyone has a good chance. That said, Trump needs to leave. Now. Why are Perry, Santorum, Huckabee or Cruz running? I see no reason why they should garner national support in any significant way.

I'm happy Rand is running, but I am unsure if he is worth investing in.

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Unread 07-25-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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I like Bernie but I also think Hillary will get the nomination. In which case I will probably just write someone in.

I am really enjoying Donald Trump's presence thus far. I would like to see him run third party so he can be involved in the presidential debates. Bush and Clinton are extremely boring.
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Unread 07-25-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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Unread 07-25-2015, 07:20 PM   #4
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I like Bernie but I also think Hillary will get the nomination. In which case I will probably just write someone in.

I am really enjoying Donald Trump's presence thus far. I would like to see him run third party so he can be involved in the presidential debates. Bush and Clinton are extremely boring.
Do you really think Jeb will make it to a debate with Hillary?

Trump should run third party. Like Ross Perot.

And as soon as I google that, someone has already made the comparison.
How Donald Trump Could Fall Into the Ross Perot Trap - The Daily Beast
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Unread 07-25-2015, 07:35 PM   #5
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Trump running as an independent basically assures a Hillary presidency. Horrible idea. After 8 miserable years of Obama we don't need to just let Clinton lie and manipulate her way into the Oval Office.
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Trump running as an independent basically assures a Hillary presidency.
Exactly.
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Do you really think Jeb will make it to a debate with Hillary?
I think so. Can't be entirely certain so early in the race but who else is even on the horizon? Maybe Ted Cruz but I don't see him doing as well in a general election as Jeb. And have you seen how much money the man is raising? It's insane. Way more than any GOP competition. Way more than Hillary.

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Trump strikes me as being more savvy than Perot. But it all comes down to whether he thinks he has a legitimate chance. I don't think he does. But he might think he does.
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I like Bernie but I also think Hillary will get the nomination. In which case I will probably just write someone in.

I am really enjoying Donald Trump's presence thus far. I would like to see him run third party so he can be involved in the presidential debates. Bush and Clinton are extremely boring.
My understanding is that a third party can only be in a debate if they are polling over 15% nationally. Do you think Trump meets that as a third party?
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Unread 07-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #9
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My understanding is that a third party can only be in a debate if they are polling over 15% nationally. Do you think Trump meets that as a third party?
He might. Celebrity goes a long way.
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He might. Celebrity goes a long way.
Good point. I'm sure you remember The Governator as well as I do.
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Unread 07-27-2015, 12:03 PM   #11
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lol: Donald Trump is trolling the Republican Party
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I'm in for Trump as third party, but only if Sanders runs as fourth party.
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Unread 07-27-2015, 09:28 PM   #13
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I like Trump. I think if he had foregone a few of the ridiculous points he made out of the gate and a few later, he could have been a great candidate! He has some great points about being a great financial manager and such.

I just can't figure out why he would decide to make comments that would shoot himself in the foot. He's smart enough to know that division will win some but not enough!
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Unread 07-27-2015, 09:49 PM   #14
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I just can't figure out why he would decide to make comments that would shoot himself in the foot. He's smart enough to know that division will win some but not enough!
Check this out: Trump Beat Back the Outrage Machine - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Who knows? Maybe Trump's defiance will work as a strategy. I have serious doubts but I don't think it's a total impossibility.
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