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Old 09-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to make an "official" election thread, since I didn't find one.

The election is still three years away, but this thread can be a place for predictions and discussion about the far away election.

My predictions:

Democratic Nomination: Hillary is a shoo in for this position. Electing the first female president is too big a chance for Democrats to pass up.

Republican Nomination: I would love to see Rand Paul get the nomination, but he still isn't well like by many of the social conservative wing of the GOP.

Ted Cruz is more radical, but with the GOP changing their stances on things on illegal immigration, I can't see them nominating him.

Chris Christie is the most likely choice. He's their only chance for appealing to the moderate voting base, as much as I don't like him.

Out of all of that, I believe Hillary will become our next president. Whether or not she can stay in office till 2024 remains to be seen, but I do believe we'll have a Democrat in office till at least 2020.

Most media outlets will be on Hillary's side, while Fox News will be the lone conservative network on the Republican candidate's side.

As for Libertarians like me, the '16 election will be a fun show to watch, but ultimately my vote won't count. At least I'll get to watch the candidates make fools out of themselves, and that's worth something.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Chris Christie would be my favourite among GOP candidates, but I don't really know much of politicians apart from the ones that make the news which are commonly (and unfortunately so) controversial figures. That being said, Sarah Palin for president 2016! Hopefully by the end of her inevitable second term as the first Palinist party president (a party that is sure to spread like wildfire to subsequent presidents), the 22nd Ammendment (along with the rest of that pesky constitution) will be repealed.

As far as Hillary goes, she's decent, but I'd prefer Christie if it were between those two if I was interested in voting for a candidate in one of the two main parties. I will probably end up voting Libertarian again, or I could add a write in candidate that I particularly like. I know the minority party vote holds little relevance in the current state of American voting with the Electoral College and the winner-takes-all system that most states adhere to, given that I live in California, a solidified vote for the Democratic candidate (one reason why I think the winner takes all system should be avoided, given that it diminishes the voice of those in the high ranking liberal or conservative states such as Texas or California). However, the view that I take to the situation is that I'd rather have my representational voice heard through the minority. I believe that if everyone chooses between the lesser of two evils (something that we all must resort to in many situations), how many opinions would go on unheard for what becomes the silent majority whilst the evil perpetuates?

Also, in the media, political focus varies between several politicians, so who knows of what is to come in the three years to come? Surely candidates on the fringe, the more moderate region, and other political figures will throw their hat in the ring given the state of the media. There is also the possibility of (supposed) scandals among who may seem like the obvious candidates today. Three years is a long time in the world of politics.

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In voting for Hilary because i want all my rights and privileges taken away since I am far to stupid to have them. Also I make far to much money than I need so I would like jobless drunks and drug addicts who make kids in their free time to take some of it off my hands.
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hillary can blow me i hate her


i will never vote again


obama has destroyed a generation of young voters imo


i am disenfranchised

i amjaded


i will not vote again
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hillary can blow me i hate her

Maybe like mid 90's Hilary. MAYBE
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Probably won't vote either. Didn't vote last time. Seems like a lost cause. I hate the way politics work in this country. It's like a god damn reality tv show or something.

Maybe I'll lend my support to a decent 3rd party but the cynic in me feels that is basically the same as not voting.
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I would consider one of the old "Rockefeller Republicans" along the lines of Frank Church or Tom McCall or Lowell Weicker, the liberal republicans that utterly disappeared when Reagan got in office. But the GOP is so lockstep with the wacko religious right IMO that no one can get a nomination without declaring loyalty to the uber-right. That takes the decision out of the process for me, under no circumstances will I vote for prayer in school or teaching creationism in school or overturning Roe V Wade.
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Honestly anyone who thinks any candidate from a major party Rep/Dem is going to make any difference and really change anything for the better in this coutry is crazy. Like last election I dont think who wins really matters. This country needs a lifestyle change not a left or right drone candidate.
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Honestly anyone who thinks any candidate from a major party Rep/Dem is going to make any difference and really change anything for the better in this coutry is crazy. Like last election I dont think who wins really matters. This country needs a lifestyle change not a left or right drone candidate.

I think it can make a monumental immediate and extraordinary difference...for the worse. As for better, eh, I think it can happen but v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y
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