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Old 22-03-2016, 12:32:17   #1
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US Elections 2016

Anyone following the primaries in the US? I must admit that I'm finding them fascinating!

Obviously I'm willing Bernie Sanders to win, and I think there's still hope for him yet: Bernie Sanders wins global primary of Democrats living abroad

As for the Republicans, seriously it is a case of "None of the Above". Even the least bad option, John Kasich, is still a pretty appalling option from my point of view...

I can only see this going to the 'Contested Convention' in June, as I think things are finally catching up to Trump and slowing his momentum. He looks like he's going to be wiped out in Utah, for example...

So, tonight we've got Arizona, Idaho and somewhere else in the west voting - oh yeah, Utah! Bernie had better do very very well indeed and win all three by decent margins!
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Old 22-03-2016, 19:35:12   #2
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Looking at the full field of candidates on both sides... are these really the best leaders we could find in a pool of 300 million people? We are so screwed. I say this at every election, though.
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I have one litmus test. Does the candidate know what science is?
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Bernie Sanders - that's the Colonel, right?
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Old 22-03-2016, 20:16:11   #5
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More like the Ben and Jerry's guy.
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Old 22-03-2016, 21:08:42   #6
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Bernie Sanders is the closest thing to a real liberal our nation has, which basically makes in a moderate conservative in Europe. Of course the World will like him more than the rest.
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Old 22-03-2016, 21:11:19   #7
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I'm not saying that Trump is the Antichrist. I'm just saying that a Trump presidency will very likely end up triggering WW3 and the death and destruction of billions, the Trumpageddon if you will. It's gonna be yuge!
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Old 22-03-2016, 21:12:18   #8
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Old 22-03-2016, 21:13:57   #9
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Trump is rich so he is good. Also he says whatever comes to his mind. And he has nice hair. And he is rich, Which is good.
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Old 22-03-2016, 21:32:04   #10
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Old 23-03-2016, 07:30:26   #11
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Old 23-03-2016, 09:02:56   #12
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Bernie Sanders is the closest thing to a real liberal our nation has, which basically makes in a moderate conservative in Europe.
Europe's leftist bent is coming to an end rather quickly. In 10-20 years Orban, Petry, Wilders etc will be seen as the moderates.

It's funny that Trump is creating such a hysteria. Anathema doesn't work, but it's so cozy as it gives that great feeling of moral superiority without effort.
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Old 23-03-2016, 09:46:48   #13
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So Bernie lost Arizona, the jewel in Tuesday's crown, by a large margin...

Still, he blasted Clinton by huge margins in Utah and Idaho and pegged her delegate lead back ever so slightly.

He has to really smash her in Washington state, or it really is all over...

What worries me is that Clinton is so disliked in the US that it's conceivable that could lose out to whichever crazy lunatic wins the republican race.
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Old 23-03-2016, 09:51:07   #14
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Europe's leftist bent is coming to an end rather quickly. In 10-20 years Orban, Petry, Wilders etc will be seen as the moderates.

It's funny that Trump is creating such a hysteria. Anathema doesn't work, but it's so cozy as it gives that great feeling of moral superiority without effort.
Yes, in the UK we have the Welsh Assembly elections that are at least in part proportional. UKIP stand to win a large proportion of AMs (MPs) and Welsh Labour are almost certain to lose their grip on the Welsh Government.

This is a party of English right-wing racists who are parachuting in English candidates for list seats that don't even live in Wales!

I hate the public sometimes...
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Old 23-03-2016, 14:09:08   #15
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I enjoyed the "where was Bernie Sanders?" part.

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/54ick6...psets-the-left

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"The peasants are revolting."
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Not the grandpa part yet
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I liked Trumps motivation video https://youtu.be/Rh_Jgo5cjX4

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Off she went with a trump trump trump!
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Old 25-03-2016, 14:27:03   #28
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This is the most amusing US election since I moved here in 2000.

The Cruz affair rumours today are the next installment, pass the popcorn.

Also, Lincoln Chafee's "Let's Go Metric!" platform was fantastic, as doomed platforms go. What a shame he dropped out.
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That means you missed Perot. Now that era was quality.
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Old 26-03-2016, 07:04:30   #32
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Isn't Trump derived from a German name?
Zoppo Trump was King of the Trumpe, afaik.

I belive Trumps name comes from "von Trümpenschleicher"
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Has Trump finally done it this time!?
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Here's hoping, but every outrageous thing he says just gets him more nasties on his side...aka voters.
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Old 31-03-2016, 18:37:23   #37
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What stage of grief are you in for the inevitable Trump presidency? I think I'm halfway between anger and bargaining.
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Goddammit. We likely aren't going to even have a contested convention. Trump is going to be well over the requirements after the last set of primaries.

I so wanted a contested convention just for the potential chaos. Given that Hillary might be liked even less than Trump, it basically means fucking Trump is going to win the fucking election in a landslide. I mean he's going to get all of the fucking moron states the Republicans always wins, and he's likely going to win his normally Democratic home state of New York, and he's going to win the biggest fuck-up of a swing state of all, Florida. This basically gives him the election even if Hillary sweeps all of the other swing states.
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