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    2016 US presidential election

    So today is the day that two of the least likeable candidates I've ever seen finally get voted on.

    I expect Clinton to win relatively comfortably in the end, but if Trump doesn't win this time, I worry about a politician who has the skill to whip up the same rhetoric but the smarts to avoid alienating so many voters next time.

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    Isn't Trump too old to run again though?

    I'm glad the whole thing is over to be honest.

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    There is a lot of what Trump says that would be appealing to the average American voter. The whole "drain the swamp" message is one i could see myself buying into. With Clinton you get essentially an elite who commits careless or criminal acts and gets away with it because she has people in the right places. She says the right things but life wouldnt change for the average American under Clinton. I do think that Trump would fight for things that are important to Americans, even though they are probably not the right things (the wall, border control) to a lot of the left. When most of the election cycle has centred around him allegedly groping women and using the word pussy and her allegedly sharing classified emails and her Foundation engaging in bribery, you know that you have not given yourself the best choice. American politics is a complete mess. But it wont change.

    It is not over yet Real Ale Madrid!! The country is completely divided and i wouldnt be surprised to see some trouble in the aftermath, regardless of who wins. I also think that Clinton may end up being impeached or not even getting to office if she wins. This whole wikileaks stuff, if you have been digging in, is fascinating insight into democratic politics and to some extent disturbing and i think there is more coming.

    Sanders was easily the best of the bunch.

    The Clinton campaign is worried and is rallying in blue states to make sure they dont turn. I am predicting a slim win for Clinton but would not be surprised if Trump wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    It is not over yet Real Ale Madrid!! The country is completely divided and i wouldnt be surprised to see some trouble in the aftermath, regardless of who wins. I also think that Clinton may end up being impeached or not even getting to office if she wins. This whole wikileaks stuff, if you have been digging in, is fascinating insight into democratic politics and to some extent disturbing and i think there is more coming.
    Trump is a lunatic - but I'm not sure if he will have the stomach for any fight after the election. He may throw out a few soundbites at the start - wait and see etc.

    Electoral Collage speaking - its more or less a done deal I think - I don't think there will be any doubt after Florida, Ohio etc are called. Could be wrong I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Sanders was easily the best of the bunch.
    Amen to that - wouldn't have gotten much done but would have been a breath of fresh air to see a man with his political philosophy in the White House.


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    Wyoming and the Dakotas have gone to Drumpf.

    Oh my God! SHOCK!

    Florida is cutting it close but it looks like Brouward and Dade will just get Clinton over the top when they declare.
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    This is great and real-time and scary when it started to swing for Trump.

    http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president
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    Remember when people were saying Sanders voters had to switch to Hillary because Democrats needed to unify to stop Trump? That's going well.

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    The amount of people on my fb complaining about Johnson and Stein is ridiculous. The Dems fupped this up big time.
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    Waking up to this!! Must be a lot of disenfranchised people in that country.

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    I suppose if you make education prohibitively expensive it bites you in the a$$ eventually?
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    Went to bed around 1 thinking it was game over for Clinton. Time to start learning Russian, folks...
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    They think it's comb over. It is now !!
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    Bill Clinton would have made a crap First Lady anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    Went to bed around 1 thinking it was game over for Clinton. Time to start learning Russian, folks...
    Elon Musk has it right, we need to get the feck off this lunatic asylum.

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    Got to laugh at the narrative that Trump secured the dumb, uneducated redneck vote among people who never went to college.

    Didn't Hillary get Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Bono to campaign for her?

    They don't have a college degree between them.

    If people get their voting cues from celebrities they need their heads examined anyway.

    I also laugh at the simplification that the election would've been a landslide for Hillary if only millennial votes counted.

    Someone once said: time passes, things change.

    The same people voting for Trump now probably protested Vietnam in the sixties.

    Trump got in because Hillary is corrupt and untrustworthy. She is establishment. The establishment have forgotten the little guy.

    This is one for the little guy.

    Sanity prevails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Sanity prevails.
    If Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism = sanity - then yes, sanity prevails.
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    The next American President is going to be chosen in a special edition of usa has got talent hosted by Simon Cowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Got to laugh at the narrative that Trump secured the dumb, uneducated redneck vote among people who never went to college.

    Didn't Hillary get Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Bono to campaign for her?

    They don't have a college degree between them.

    If people get their voting cues from celebrities they need their heads examined anyway.

    I also laugh at the simplification that the election would've been a landslide for Hillary if only millennial votes counted.

    Someone once said: time passes, things change.

    The same people voting for Trump now probably protested Vietnam in the sixties.

    Trump got in because Hillary is corrupt and untrustworthy. She is establishment. The establishment have forgotten the little guy.

    This is one for the little guy.


    Sanity prevails.

    Since when does a billionaire property speculator strike you as someone out there for the "little guy"?

    I'm assuming on that basis you would be a massive Bernie Sanders supporter in theory?
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    It would sort of be like Denis O'Brien running for Taoiseach

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