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US Presidential Election.

Post by bindeweede » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:22 pm

I presume this is a spoof. ?

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Post by Croydon13013 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:28 pm

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Post by chaggle » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:14 pm

Yes - it never happened. It should have done.
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Post by bindeweede » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 pm

I stumbled across an article in The Washington Post -
Fact-checking Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fac ... -2016-rnc/

To be honest, I wasn't very clear about what that journal's general view of Trump was, but just a quick look at the front page of their online edition seems to give a fairly clear impression.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:36 am

Libertarians (formerly Republicans).

Zero chance of winning of course.

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still, it's still a bit of a change from the usual Libertarian deal of courting the angry crackpot vote.

This time around it's the Republican who's got the angry crackpots.
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Post by bindeweede » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:06 pm

The UK media tends to focus on the Big Two, so thanks for that. A little search also came up with Jill Stein, the Green Party's presumptive candidate, who also will have no chance of success, I expect.


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Post by bindeweede » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:51 am

Is Trump in trouble?
Turmoil in the Republican Party escalated Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increased alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential nominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... ge%2Fstory

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Post by chaggle » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:45 am

bindeweede wrote:Is Trump in trouble?
Turmoil in the Republican Party escalated Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increased alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential nominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... ge%2Fstory

Good if true. We need an American to comment.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:53 am

chaggle wrote: Good if true. We need an American to comment.
The views on this election are so polarised that I suspect you'll find it very difficult to obtain any objective, unbiased comments.

The closest you're likely to get to a neutral opinion is "They're both appalling - I'm not voting for either of them!"

I do get the impression, though, that Trump's ever-accelerating rate of gaffes which so shock the establishment have little or no effect on his supporters. Most people now seem to be hunkered down in bunker mode: "Don't bother me with any facts, I've made up my mind!" Pretty much like our EU referendum...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:23 am

Trump was never a standard brand Republican.

As a "non political" billionaire he contributed to Democrats.
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Post by Croydon13013 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:54 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Trump was never a standard brand Republican.

As a "non political" billionaire he contributed to Democrats.
I understand that he has given money to both Clintons in the past.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:15 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Trump was never a standard brand Republican.

As a "non political" billionaire he contributed to Democrats.
I understand that he has given money to both Clintons in the past.
Most American billionaires are not particularly partisan, and like to spread the money around on general principles.

Another big Democrat billionaire donor turned Republican was former New York City mayor Bloomberg. He wanted to be mayor at a time when the Democratic primaries were particularly fratricidal but the Republicans didn't really have anybody who could follow Giuliani. So he offered his services to the Republicans in exchange for them not having to spend anything on the campaign.

Of course New York Republicans are not regarded as "real Republicans" out in the hinterlands, even a law and order tough guy like Giuliani.
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Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:14 pm

I think that this video clip, in which Republicans are asked about the practicalities of building the Great Wall of Trump, should really be in the comedy section: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36863008

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Post by bindeweede » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:01 pm

So, is it possible that Trump might actually withdraw?
Since the Republican National Convention, he has made blunder after blunder. He seems to be doing everything possible to show that he wants out.
Republican Party leaders are getting the message. They're in a panic, we're told, and have begun looking into options for replacing Trump if he were to make the unprecedented decision to drop out.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/colu ... olumn.html

ETA. And it seems there is another independent Presidential candidate.
Evan McMullin, a CIA veteran and chief policy director of the House Republican conference, announced Monday that he’s launching an independent presidential bid.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/a ... cfzVVgqPXD

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