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Old 09-17-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Ok.... If the Americans like Clinton, don't complain about it in two years.

People just look at the surface and what the candidates say, I can't argue with such superficiality. This is why democracy is always disappointing. Most voters can't tell words from actions and they always have short memory.

I honest wants Trump to be elected just to annoy those who can't stand him.
Fair enough. But what are Trump's actions that you admire?

Good thing you're not voting for POTUS this November. Reading Canadian online commentary, from CD to the G&M, would have me thinking otherwise.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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memory.

I honest wants Trump to be elected just to annoy those who can't stand him.
No real surprise from you there.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I follow the electoral map on RealPolitics. RealClearPolitics - 2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House
Wow. I'm voting in November, but I refuse to follow this non-stop circus. I guess if I have any questions, I can just ask Canadian friends, who are all WAY more into it than I am. I tuned out long ago.

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Old 09-17-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I follow the electoral map on RealPolitics. Last month I would have agreed with you. The map has changed since then with a lot more "toss up" states: RealClearPolitics - 2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House

So yes, I think Trump could possibly win.
I would love to hear your view on how trump gets to 270 from those toss up states. Clintons path I see clear as day, trump? Not so much.

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Wow. I'm voting in November, but I refuse to follow this non-stop circus. I guess if I have any questions, I can just ask Canadian friends, who are all WAY more into it than I am.
I totally ask my American friends before the Canadian election and plan on doing the same to my Canadian friends before November. Because hey, I always need a good laugh.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Any one going to be less willing to travel to the USA if Trump does win?
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For a while, yes, whether it's Trump or Clinton. I plan to sit on the fence for a while before deciding if I'll visit again, wait and see what happens down there within the first year after the election.

I'm actually more concerned about how other people will react rather than about what the newly elected president will do.

Both candidates are poor choices but I think Trump is the much worse of the two. I think he's a megalomaniac about USA which makes him a dangerous threat to his own people and to the rest of the world. I have concerns about the mental stability and morals of his followers who support him. I think there's something wrong with them, like they're missing something upstairs.

So I'm hoping that Clinton takes the presidency, she's less offensive and whether she's corrupt or not, she has more experience and I think her supporters are a lot more stable than Trump's supporters are.

I also hope that America will learn an important lesson from this election.

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Old 09-17-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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If you want to know the truth most of us Americans are embarrassed. Trump is obviously an idiot and hillary is openly corrupt. Its hard for most of us to believe both of them got so far. Many people will choose the third party but in the end hillary is likely to win. Trump is just too scary. I do think its fair to say our country is in trouble, our society is breaking down and violence everywhere. Its not as simple as our gun laws, as the guns have been here 240 years. We are falling apart at a more fundamental level. I am worried about the future of this country and many others are too. Our political spectacle is just a symptom of the serious problems we seem to have. A major chapter in our history is likely going to unfold in the coming years. Oh and Canadians are always welcome here regardless of what idiot is in the white house.
Trump is anything but an idiot. He's treating this election as a celebrity contest, and he's right. He's saying things that a lot of people think but are afraid to say. He's also saying many things that are abrasive, wrong, and keep him in the spotlight.

Not one in the Republican establishment wanted him to succeed. Yet he received the nomination. This is not a sign of an idiot.

Now, if you look past all of his verbal diarrhea, you'll see that he's actually far more moderate in his views than most Republican candidates. He's going after the swing voters, people who are sick and tired of the status quo in politics.

And this is the sign of times. People are sick of our political establishment. If the Democratic primary wasn't just a rigged farce, we'd see Trump going vs Bernie - a proud self-proclaimed socialist. I never thought that I would see an openly socialist politician nearly becoming a presidential candidate for the major mainstream party in America.

The Americans see the need for change, and as is normal for an open society, they have very different recipes for change. As reflected in the candidates.

Hillary is the status quo candidate. She's corrupt, beholden to Wall Street, and power hungry. Just like any good old established politician. That's why all other good old established politicians all over the Democratic world seem to like her so much.

Trump - well, I don't like him personally. And I really don't know what he would really do if he became a president. Right now, everything he does is part of an act designed to keep him in the spotlight and keep people thinking about him. He may end up being a disaster, or he may end up being willing to compromise and find common sense solutions to problems - something our established politicians seem unable to do.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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...... Not one in the Republican establishment wanted him to succeed. Yet he received the nomination. This is not a sign of an idiot. .....
What does that say about the Republican establishment?

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Old 09-17-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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What does that say about the Republican establishment?

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That they couldn't rig the primaries the way Democrats did.

Again, he may be many things, but he's no idiot.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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That they couldn't rig the primaries the way Democrats did.

Again, he may be many things, but he's no idiot.
Yes, Trump is an idiot... a very scary idiot:

Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Repeatedly Asked Why We Couldn't Use Nukes | Huffington Post
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Trump is anything but an idiot. He's treating this election as a celebrity contest, and he's right. He's saying things that a lot of people think but are afraid to say. He's also saying many things that are abrasive, wrong, and keep him in the spotlight.

Not one in the Republican establishment wanted him to succeed. Yet he received the nomination. This is not a sign of an idiot.

Now, if you look past all of his verbal diarrhea, you'll see that he's actually far more moderate in his views than most Republican candidates. He's going after the swing voters, people who are sick and tired of the status quo in politics.

And this is the sign of times. People are sick of our political establishment. If the Democratic primary wasn't just a rigged farce, we'd see Trump going vs Bernie - a proud self-proclaimed socialist. I never thought that I would see an openly socialist politician nearly becoming a presidential candidate for the major mainstream party in America.

The Americans see the need for change, and as is normal for an open society, they have very different recipes for change. As reflected in the candidates.

Hillary is the status quo candidate. She's corrupt, beholden to Wall Street, and power hungry. Just like any good old established politician. That's why all other good old established politicians all over the Democratic world seem to like her so much.

Trump - well, I don't like him personally. And I really don't know what he would really do if he became a president. Right now, everything he does is part of an act designed to keep him in the spotlight and keep people thinking about him. He may end up being a disaster, or he may end up being willing to compromise and find common sense solutions to problems - something our established politicians seem unable to do.
The biggest mistake people make with narcissists like Trump is assuming they are not idiots because the things they say are so idiotic 'normal' people assume there is a plan. I know someone exactly like Trump. I don't know how he would do as president because hopefully in a democracy there are enough checks and balances to keep him from doing serious damage to the world.

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