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i s2g if donald trump becomes president..

 

Who my beliefs are most closely aligned with: Bernie Sanders

Who I think will win the Democratic nomination: Hillary Clinton

Who I will then vote for: Hillary Clinton

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Sadly over in the UK the only candidate I've heard any real details on is Trump - and he sounds like a bigger mistake than Bush.

I'm canadian and that's pretty much all I've heard about too. I thought it was a joke at first.

 

If the US elects trump, prepare for the loudest, simultaneous world-wide facepalm. I can't imagine anyone taking the US seriously if he is elected. That country would be a huge joke.

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Thank you for posting that site. I can't believe how many people have declared candidacy! Now to wade through the list and see if there is anyone I could vote for. blink.gif

Here's one that's listed by party (no extra info on the page itself), if that's easier to go through: http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm ^^

 

I can't imagine anyone taking the US seriously if he is elected.

 

People take us seriously now? Oh. Well, you learn something everyday. ;p

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I'm infuriated that the news is giving Trump and Clinton all of the coverage (from what I've seen). I seriously dislike these two as candidates. And people tend to vote just for people they've heard about.

 

The news stations seriously need to broaden their horizons. Trump and his men being crude and arrogant is not all we need to, want to, or have to see.

 

Sounds like a lot of people in this thread like this Sanders guy though. I hadn't heard of them as of yet, so I'll have to check it out. Is he Rep/Dem/Other?

 

EDIT: Just thought I'd mention I'm a registered Republican! Although there are some Democratic views I agree with. I didn't register Independent because I feel I agree with most Rep. views the most.

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Sounds like a lot of people in this thread like this Sanders guy though. I hadn't heard of them as of yet, so I'll have to check it out. Is he Rep/Dem/Other?

He's democrat (has been independent for many, many years - but you know only dem/repub get presidential press).

 

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/about

https://berniesanders.com/about/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders

https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/2...rs#.VeUG8HtX_5I

 

EDIT: For this year again, a fairly comprehensive quiz that tells you how much you agree with the main candidates: https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

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He's democrat (has been independent for many, many years - but you know only dem/repub get presidential press).

 

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/about

https://berniesanders.com/about/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders

https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/2...rs#.VeUG8HtX_5I

 

EDIT: For this year again, a fairly comprehensive quiz that tells you how much you agree with the main candidates: https://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Oh wow! Info handed to me on a silver platter. I really appreciate that, Sock, thank you. ^^

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I just hope that the Democratic party doesn't pull on Sanders what the Republican party did on Ron Paul (who I really wish would have gotten the Republican nomination (who I would have totally voted for, if he'd have gotten it - I vote for who best lines up with my views, regardless of party). He was essentially undermined by his own party in favor of the Romney ticket, likely because he wasn't far right enough for their liking, and wasn't one to shove his own ideologies down his constituents' collective throats. As I recall, he had Libertarian roots.

 

He's also a gynecologist, so we'd actually have had someone who, you know, actually understands female biology in addition to human biology in general - something that is severely lacking in the people who create the laws regulating what women can do with their own bodies.

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The only one I agree with on most issues is Sanders - according to Sock's test, 92%.

 

The idea of Clinton being in office terrifies me. She is way too shady and after the email scandal I wouldn't trust her in office.

 

I don't like that most of the candidates are career politicians, though. :/ I want someone who has more life experience than politics and how to work the system. I want someone who is more widely educated than in politics, especially in the sciences. I want someone who will take environmental protection and sustainable energy more seriously. I can always hope... :I

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I took the isidewith.com test and I agree with Sanders 93%. The candidate I side with least is Santorum 11%

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I took the isidewith.com test and I agree with Sanders 93%. The candidate I side with least is Santorum 11%

Odd, I side with Bernie Sanders by 81% and least with Ben Carson by 13%

 

"Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

 

Bernie Sanders: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses S

Your similar answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it"

 

Lmao, Bernie. xd.png

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All I can say on this topic is that I am already tired of hearing about political issues in the news.

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The American Presidential race has become little more than a popularity contest. Far too many voters don't even know where their political candidate stands on most issues.

Trup is leading in popularity because he's a well-known name. He's one of those candidates that you either love or hate. (Though I'd be glad to know there's someone who can pay for his own multi-million dollar vacations, rather than use the taxpayers' dollars.)

 

I'd personally like to see Ben Carson in the White House, myself.

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I'm canadian and that's pretty much all I've heard about too. I thought it was a joke at first.

 

If the US elects trump, prepare for the loudest, simultaneous world-wide facepalm. I can't imagine anyone taking the US seriously if he is elected. That country would be a huge joke.

All the good work Obama has done the last eight years would be undone in the eight minutes Trump would make his inauguration speech.

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I trust Clinton about as far as I could throw her. IMO she is an embarrassment as Secretary of State, and the Clintons' time in the White house was marred by lies and sleaze. No more Clintons, please!

 

Trump is an obnoxious loud mouth, but he is a brilliant businessman and knows very well how to run things. He also doesn't take garbage from people which I think would be great for shutting down special interests lobbyists. However, I don't think he would win because his brashness is off-putting to many. If he does win, I think he will do a good job.

 

So far, I really like Ben Carson. He seems to be a very honest, down to earth person and I appreciate what he stands for. I love reading his answers to questions on Facebook. IMO if anyone can fix our broken health care system, it's a doctor.

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i'm a Social Libertarian (Social Issues are a states rights issue anyways and the people should decide on them, not legislators) and a Fiscal Conservative.

 

#StandWithRand all the way ... he had me at the 10 hr fill-a-buster for the Patriot Act renewal wub.gif

 

but i also like

 

- Carson (though i think he's more of a Health & Human Services Secretary sorta guy, not Prez material but i like the man; then again i was a Herman Cain gal back in 2012 )

- Cruz (but he's not viable because he's too trollbait; i lawl at how his handlers have apparently told him to chillax rather then be all Argo. thats gonna backfire on him, most people liked him cause he is Argo)

- Rubio (has a chance imo, and i love his idea for handling the illegal immigration problem)

 

 

- i detest Clinton

- i dont agree with Sanders but can at least respect the man for not trying to lie about what he is (unlike Clinton & Obama, who are also Socialists) would much rather see him get the Dem Nom rather than that *insert not so nice words* Clinton

- wish Perry would go suck an egg, i seriously can not STAND this man

- Santorum gives me the creeps, he speaks sense but .... theres just something about him that makes my gut go all "heck no!"

- Trump is funny but hes "So Big He'll Fail" (i'm waiting for Foot in Mouth syndrome to strike on him). i like his lack of tack and bluntness. if anything, hes the best darn Troll i've ever seen, and for that alone i give him the Waynes World bow of epicness. wouldn't vote for him, but he's amusing to watch lmao

- Bush is Bush and i wont vote for that

- Christie needs to go jump off a bridge

- Fiorina is out of her league and while i like her story is nothing but a puppet

- Gilmour needs to have not even ran and needs to stop using 9/11

- Graham is too oily and needs to stop with the "how i'm different from Clinton" crap it stopped being funny the first time you told the joke.

- Huckabee is part of the "Career Politician Problem" and is oily as well

- Kasich is meh

- Jindal is a dolt

- Pataki is an arrogant arse and needs to stop using 9/11

- Walker is forgettable

 

 

 

Whoever you vote for, please DO VOTE. People so often think they can't make a difference, but so many people end up thinking this that we get really different outcomes than what was expected. Make SURE you are registered and have your voter card. Don't rely on the DMV. My husband registered and never got his card; apparently that happens a lot through the DMV.

^ this so much!!

 

make sure to have a valid form of photo ID and your registration card. if you dont know if your Registration Card is good, look in the Phone Book for the number to your Circuit Clerk in the County Gov Section and check.

 

they're free and if you dont have one most places will tell you what forms of ID are valid. (basically the same ID you need to open a checking account with)

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The American Presidential race has become little more than a popularity contest. Far too many voters don't even know where their political candidate stands on most issues.

Trup is leading in popularity because he's a well-known name. He's one of those candidates that you either love or hate. (Though I'd be glad to know there's someone who can pay for his own multi-million dollar vacations, rather than use the taxpayers' dollars.)

 

I'd personally like to see Ben Carson in the White House, myself.

ditto. but i disagree on why Trump is out front right now.

 

i think for many, they're tiered of the PC crowd and Trumps lack of bending to the PC crowd is something they can find they want to cheer for.

 

he actually says what a lot of people are either already saying or too afraid to say and he's non-apologetic about his opinion (which comes off as both being blunt and having a back bone)

 

 

it also helps that hes funding his own campaign; which is another gripe that majority of us voters have about politicians.

 

 

 

my problem with Trump is that while i can appreciate the man and even agree with him at times; his "evolution" on stances and dodging on tough questions makes me not trust him at face value. not to mention most people that run for president do so for either the money (perks and pension), publicity or the power.

 

Trump doesn't need the money, and doesn't need the publicity ... and the "power" of the presidency is a myth (you get more power and the ability to enact a change in the Congress or SCOTUS) and he sure as heck doesn't need the headache that comes with being President.

 

 

so i question the mans motivations for running for office tbh.

 

re-power. besides with the "buying of politicians" we have that goes on in this country; why be out in front and have your face exposed for a meer title, when you can have all the power behind the curtain and pay to pull the strings

 

 

 

my other problem with Trump is that while i agree if he is elected his Ego wouldn't let him do a bad job at running the country ... he's used to running a cooperation. his normal way of running things "do as i say and ask no questions or You're Fired" wont cut it because we're not a monarchy or a totalitarian dictatorship. we're a Representative Democracy.

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Trump knows how to benefit himself. That's why he's a rich businessman. I wouldn't want to work for him, let alone be governed by him.

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For republicans, so far my favorite candidate is Carson. He's very down to earth and what he says makes common sense. Even at the last republican debate, the other candidates were nodding their heads in agreement. Though he didn't have the strongest presence, what he said really stood out. Some of his appeal to me as well is the fact that he is a neurosurgeon and not a raised politician. I want to support a candidate that stands for the original intention of the founding fathers; That it doesn't matter what you do for a living, you can run and become president.

 

Rubio and Kasich would be my next top choices.

 

I'm not fond at all of Trump. Trump's dodgey when it comes to answering questions and what he says tends to go in a different direction on its own. I also feel that if things go downhill for the country, he'd bail and run rather than stay through during the hard times like he's done with some of his companies. There's also an issue of how he's acted towards women that I despise.

 

I admittedly don't know much about the current democratic candidates aside from Hillary and want to remedy that by watching the debate next month. I've heard good things so far about Sanders and think I'd most likely prefer him over her.

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The American Presidential race has become little more than a popularity contest. Far too many voters don't even know where their political candidate stands on most issues.

#DeezNutsForPresident

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I'm all for Bernie Sanders.

I honestly don't know a whole lot about the rest of the candidates but I agree with Sanders on pretty much every issue.

I'll look into the other candidates if he loses the nomination.

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Here's one that's listed by party (no extra info on the page itself), if that's easier to go through: http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm ^^

 

 

 

People take us seriously now? Oh. Well, you learn something everyday. ;p

Thank you again!

 

It amazes me to see how long these lists are, I don't remember seeing lists this long for any race before. I do like Sanders best from what I've seen so far, and hope he has better chances than a snowball. There a lot of reading to do, though.

 

I wish there was a way to sever the need for money from the process.

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For republicans, so far my favorite candidate is Carson. He's very down to earth and what he says makes common sense. Even at the last republican debate, the other candidates were nodding their heads in agreement. Though he didn't have the strongest presence, what he said really stood out. Some of his appeal to me as well is the fact that he is a neurosurgeon and not a raised politician. I want to support a candidate that stands  for the original intention of the founding fathers; That it doesn't matter what you do for a living, you can run and become president.

 

Rubio and Kasich would be my next top choices.

 

I'm not fond at all of Trump. Trump's dodgey when it comes to answering questions and what he says tends to go in a different direction on its own. I also feel that if things go downhill for the country, he'd bail and run rather than stay through during the hard times like he's done with some of his companies. There's also an issue of how he's acted towards women that I despise.

 

I admittedly don't know much about the current democratic candidates aside from Hillary and want to remedy that by watching the debate next month. I've heard good things so far about Sanders and think I'd most likely prefer him over her.

I was curious about Carson too. I will have to research him more, and hope he gets more interest from people.

 

(And oh gods no, I don't want Clinton. Please no).

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I'll vote for whoever wins the Democratic primary. Clinton's got her flaws, and so does Sanders, but the Republicans flat out terrify me.

 

I am really enjoying Bernie Sanders running, if only for the novelty of "socialist" being an accurate description, rather than a lazy shorthand for "Fox News doesn't like them". (No, Barack Obama is not a socialist. And neither is Hillary Clinton. Not by any reasonable definition of the term.)

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Sadly over in the UK the only candidate I've heard any real details on is Trump - and he sounds like a bigger mistake than Bush.

Mr. Trump is absolutely the best candidate at this point in time for the US. He is not part of the political machine. He is spending his own money on his campaign. When he is elected President he will not owe any one any favors.

 

Republicans and Democrats stand for the same thing anymore: greed and power grabbing. Mr. Trump is a businessman who will run this country like a business and stop cowtowing to special interest groups.

 

He certainly exercises his right to free speech and it is very refreshing to finally have someone who as a Presidential candidate is not talking out of both sides of his mouth like Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama, who all promised to do so many things and then ended up doing nothing but sending young Americans off to a war that isn't ours, and interfering in everyone else's business but our own.

 

It is time to have an American President who puts America first and allows the rest of the world to make their own decisions.

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