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Old 10-26-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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The republican race looks to be shaping up as Rubio versus Cruz. It is hard to see either of them winning enough electoral votes to beat Clinton.
Dang Cruz gives me the willies. Don't know why. Rubio, I like.
But what you say goes against the grain of the polls. Why do you think Rubio/Cruz?

Someone ought to find that old video of Hillary where she promoted the idea of doing away with the electoral college. That was back when Gore lost.
I'm thinking she has changed her mind....
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I think it's too soon to start making predictions.

One year and two weeks before the actual election day is lightyears in the world of American politics. A candidate might make just a couple of gaffes and their chances could be doomed. Anyone remember what the "47% statement" did to Mitt Romney?
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Dang Cruz gives me the willies. Don't know why. Rubio, I like.
But what you say goes against the grain of the polls. Why do you think Rubio/Cruz?

Someone ought to find that old video of Hillary where she promoted the idea of doing away with the electoral college. That was back when Gore lost.
I'm thinking she has changed her mind....
Carson is hopelessly unprepared and it is becoming more obvious every time he opens his mouth. Trump is simply too abrasive; he has peaked. This is still a battle for control of the Republican party as much as a nominating process. That leaves the conservatives going for the strongest candidate left and that is Cruz, while the moderate mainstream goes for Rubio. I think Bush still has a chance, because Rubio is really not up to the job while Jeb! is, but Bush is carrying that name around. The name may not hurt him much with Republicans though and as the goofy candidates fade, Bush could find his footing again.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Carson is hopelessly unprepared and it is becoming more obvious every time he opens his mouth. Trump is simply too abrasive; he has peaked. This is still a battle for control of the Republican party as much as a nominating process. That leaves the conservatives going for the strongest candidate left and that is Cruz, while the moderate mainstream goes for Rubio. I think Bush still has a chance, because Rubio is really not up to the job while Jeb! is, but Bush is carrying that name around. The name may not hurt him much with Republicans though and as the goofy candidates fade, Bush could find his footing again.
Yep. I'd like Jeb a lot better if his last name wasn't Bush.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Hillary is not going to be the president--unless the GOP is dumb enough to nominate this ludicrous cartoon character Trump (which I very much doubt) or the instant cure for insomnia known as Ben Carson.

I voted for Obama twice and support most of his domestic policies, but his foreign policy (at least the portion implemented by Hillary) has been a giant disaster. The Arab Spring fomented by the Obama Administration has brought us ISIS--though W's invasion of Iraq is equally to blame. Russia took the Crimea, and we did nothing. The only foreign-policy victory from the Obama Administration is the Iran nuclear deal.

If the GOP nominates Jeb or Rubio, I'll vote for either of them--even though I disagree with them on a lot. Hillary is so corrupt and dishonest, I could only vote for her if someone equally dishonest but less competent--Trump or Carson--is the alternative.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Philthadelphia Slums with Pilot1
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She's a liar, and she is dishonest. Why should she be president?
Is this a valid reason to vote against Hillary Clinton? Why would it be? So she's a scumbag, so what? She's a typical politician, just like 99% of every other Republican out there like the Bushes and whoever FOX News's latest favorite is. They are all the same, it doesn't matter. I don't know how someone can scream liar at one person and then go out and vote for the other side when the other side lies and has no ethics either.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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Hillary is not going to be the president--unless the GOP is dumb enough to nominate this ludicrous cartoon character Trump (which I very much doubt) or the instant cure for insomnia known as Ben Carson.

I voted for Obama twice and support most of his domestic policies, but his foreign policy (at least the portion implemented by Hillary) has been a giant disaster. The Arab Spring fomented by the Obama Administration has brought us ISIS--though W's invasion of Iraq is equally to blame. Russia took the Crimea, and we did nothing. The only foreign-policy victory from the Obama Administration is the Iran nuclear deal.

If the GOP nominates Jeb or Rubio, I'll vote for either of them--even though I disagree with them on a lot. Hillary is so corrupt and dishonest, I could only vote for her if someone equally dishonest but less competent--Trump or Carson--is the alternative.
I thought the Iraq fiasco was what fueled the Arabs Springs and encouraged by Obama.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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I thought the Iraq fiasco was what fueled the Arabs Springs and encouraged by Obama.
It was both. Saddam was a very bad guy (and his sons perhaps even worse)--but his was a stable regime. The power vacuum created with his removal set the scene for ISIS. But just as important was the Arab Spring and the similar removal of Khadafi and Mubarak--as well as the rebellion against Asad. (And by the way, he's super-evil--but he's still less evil than ISIS).

There are only three things that work in the Third World and the Middle East: colonialism, monarchy, and dictatorships. Pick one. (I know--not very Democratic of me!)
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Bernie Sanders trounces Trump in general election match-ups though. Doing better than Hillary against Trump.
what polls are showing now, and what will actually happen come election day are two completely different things.

Most people being polled have no idea who Bernie Sanders even is. Their vote is essentially an anti-trump vote because they believe Trump is some racist far right wingnut, due to trump acting like one to get the republican nomination. Come election time, people are going to find out what Trump is really all about and discover he's a centrist. when he no longer has to win the bible thumpers over, we'll see the real Trump.

Bernie is a nice guy, but he is absolutely 100% not electable because of the word "socialism" being attached to his name. There is simply no way to educate millions of Americans as to what socialism actually is by November next year even if he did get the nomination (which he won't). Once people in the center start to learn about Sanders his stock is going to fall, and fall hard it will.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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what polls are showing now, and what will actually happen come election day are two completely different things.
YES. It's so easy to answer the phone and say "Yeah, I like XXX." But going to the polls and actually voting to put that person in power is something else.

Besides, who answers the phone when the pollsters call? People with landlines and people who answer strange numbers on their cell. In both cases, that means old people.

Polls mean nothing.
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