Trump's un-favorability rating is at 65%, while Hillary's is at 55%, but she also has a possible indictment hanging over her head, which could have an effect on voter turn-out---if she is indicted. And then there is Sanders, whose favorability ratings are high, but who is fighting an uphill battle given that the Democratic establishment has already chosen Hillary over him. And despite Trump's un-favorability ratings, people are turning out in droves to vote for him in the primaries. So what do you think? Who will win when all is said and done?
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Cheers to you Savvy for this blue ribbon question, and to you two for recognizing what will drive Mr. Trump to the top. Voters will vote "Out with the old, and in with the new!" this time around.
Thank you, Demas. Jamie made some good observations.
I'm with you. I am not taking part in the Presidential election this year. I may do a write in candidate in protest. I still will vote in my local elections.
People complain about the broken system. It's broken because we allow it to be. Vote 3rd party, and make a difference! Be the change! We can't wait for someone to do it for us. You don't have to vote for the people the media wants to win.
I so agree to have Trump who is looking more like Hitler everyday is scary. I am hoping Bernie can get in, but its doubtful. Maybe we all should not vote this year.
The good news is that in our country the president alone cannot do too much damage. He has not got absolute power and can't change much without without the other branches. Presidential power is limited.
Unless he uses his executive power, which Obama does often. However, he can only affect the federal government in that manner.
I support Trump, what he says about all issues is correct. To interpret opposition to his ideas correctly, majority of Americans believe illegal immigration is fine, radicalised attacks are ok, outsourcing jobs is just great. Seriously, people???
Jamie, I appreciate the simplicity of your answer. You spoke truthfully and from the heart, as well as realizing the facts about both Clinton and Trump.
All true statements, Rock-nj, except that Trump has been getting people to vote in the primaries----in record numbers. It appears that voters are seeking a "big departure." But you're right, anything can happen within five months time...
AND Hillary is guilty of not turning government records over before she left office.
The heats coming down on HRC. The State Department has made some troublesome conclusions about the emails.
Keep in mind savvydating that hardcore Republicans and like-minded people voted in record numbers for Trump in the primaries. There is no logical reason to extrapolate those results to a general election. Different electorate.
John, voters turn out in greater numbers for the general election. That's good news for Trump. Are we not talking about the same thing?
Not really the same thing. The country has more Democrats. When they turnout, Democrats win. Hillary may not get the turnout. We'll see what happens in November. Those that voted for Trump in the primaries are a sub-set of the overall electorate.
John Coviello is correct that is why Republicans make it harder for Democrats to vote using various dirty tricks, such as removing voting booths in heavy democrat districts. :(
All I know is that Trump needs to stop dragging his feet and go after Hillary's record. He's being too nice to her, which is why I posted another Trump question. Is he handing her the win? Something is off.
If you Dismiss the "HYPE" as you should & Investigate on your own, you'll DISCOVER that a TINY Fraction of Radical Individuals have VOTED for Trump in the Republican Primary, the VAST Majority of AMERICANS Reject him for very good reasons ~
Sanders is on a mission. He feels dissed by Hillary---pretty much because he has been. I respect your decision not to talk politics. Thanks for your answer, Lisa.
Happens far too often. People don't vote for who they really want out of fear of "wasting" their vote. So they vote for the most electable, least bad. People we want to run don't because they are not considered electable. So sad.
Not to mention California, which is nearly half Hispanic. On the other hand, no one ever thought Trump could defeat 16-17 other candidates. The angry, fed-up white voters are coming out in full force this election cycle.
What a strange way to select a leader.....one who looks and talks and says the "right" things, as you would want of an Idol. Someone you can believe in? And turn a blind eye to the faults you want to ignore..... conveniently.
You're forgetting about the fact that the Democratic Party is split right now between Bernie and Hillary and there are a lot of people going Bernie or Bust. Like me, I'm a registered Democrat but I'd rather see Trump in office than Hillary.
Exactly, Doug! Cj, you're assuming that all the blue states from last election will vote for Hillary. Many of the states she's won are red states. Bernie has won many of the true blue states. They might not vote for Hillary. 3rd party for the win!
That's not an impossibility. I think most people don't realize the hot water Clinton is in right now. The evidence keeps piling up. The FBI doesn't do this sort of probing without good reason, and she knows it.
Not so sure about that. We have always had an electoral system, and sometimes we got it right. This time around, people are just really angry with political correctness and the economy, among other things.
Can we cross out Hillary and write in William?
Electoral college 3/5 compromise is an artifact of slavery. It should be done away. Used to use the electoral college to vote for Senators, That has changed, so why cannot have a direct vote on the Presidency?
Great analogy about the game show and very true. We know about Clinton---and it ain't pretty. And you are right about Trump. We just have no idea. But some of his shady deals have me worried. Will he just keep making shady deals?
With Mr. Trump we see someone with smarts who is still learning. With Mrs. Clinton her "smarts" are folks behind the screen. I suspect she hopes to coast to the White House. Her sense of privilege I guess.
Let's Make a Deal
Oh right, Mike. I used to watch that show. "Make a Deal." How apropo...
I appreciate your answer more than you know, Dakk. Great analysis and content. Not so sure about the rapist thing, but the rest of your comment is what people need to know. Thanks.
The "rapist president" part was a bit of a crude tongue-in-cheek on my part, but yea, the rest is my serious opinion on the matter.
I think Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey are just two women who support the Bill Clinton Rapist allegation. They have personal experience.
That's an interesting view. You are the only person I've met who thinks Sanders could be the nominee.
Well not only waiting to attack Bernie, there's not a lot to attack Bernie on. Trump has even said he respects Bernie. I hope Bernie gets the nomination but if he doesn't, It'll take Trump months to go over every BS thing Clinton has done.
Both Trump and Bernie are better than Clinton. I dont care if Trump or Bernie become president, just no freaking Hillary Clinton.
I am not sure what you mean, sorry.
Oh, but yes Bernie could be the nominee....for Vice President! That might unify the Democrats and plunk him back in the Senate for tie votes. Could Mrs. Clinton stand his nagging for four years? That's not likely her cup of tea.
The election is rigged! Hilary won already. Finally someone who sees it.
Savvy, only #LyinTrump is ridiculous, in the true meaning of the word. HRC is ridiculous only in your mind.
Malorie - How is the election rigged? Your candidate didn't win the primary?
Alternative, This has nothing to do with right wing talking points. Facts are facts whether you choose to ignore them or not.
Also, it was not just "a few classified emails." She broke the law and got away with it. Hilary is corrupt---plain & sim
My Esoteric if you think the "people" actually choose whose president you're living in a rose colored world lol. They don't take our votes into even the slightest consideration.
"No matter who wins we lose." Sounds about right to me, Mike.
You are not giving Trump any credit, and you apparently are basing your comment on his stint on TV. You confuse showmanship with rigid. He is a skilled businessman who knows the art of negotiation. Clinton doesn't.
I don't give any credit to Mr. Trump. Government is not a business. Hillary has had many years of behind the scenes government experience (just ask all her victims). Even Sanders has more experience in this field.
Perhaps it is time the Government started running like a business? There should not be an unlimited supply of money. Business people have to work smart because their cash flow has limits. Name one thing the government has ever run efficiently.
But the real 1# thing the government does is making our way of life possible.
Worthwhile article, Mike.
I agree with you, no matter who wins we lose. Trump has many failed business projects. No to say his ideas were not great, but he had too many opposition for the ventures to succeed. Maybe, now some of his ideas will work. I do not think he will win.
Trumps method of "Negotiation" includes shorting labor on their pay as a regular cost saving measure. He has the diplomacy of a bulldozer. He won't be able to do too much damage though. He may even unite the parties...against him, but whatever.
VP John Kasich. Born in PA Gov of Ohio and a favorite of the conservative right. He could help bring the party back together. or VP Gary Busey
Or Rubio, FL...
Bobby....appreciate your observations about polls and states. Kasich will not be VP. He would turn it down. Personally, I think he would make a good President. Also, please leave fecal matter out of your analogies. I generally delete those posts. Thx
VP Kasich vs. VP Bernie? Who wins then?
Kasich has said he doesn't want to be VP. However, he would bring some much needed integrity a Trump's presidency. Don't think he could stomach Trump, though.
Gary Johnson 2016. The only real choice at this point.
The South Park reference is a meme and not dirty word slang about the sandwich and douche
Very true. I am glad you are seeing beyond the media's favoritism. Just so you know, although Bill is more likeable, he and Hillary are both the same. They lie. A lot. But you are correct. Trump's numbers are rising despite himself. He could win.
Im very cynical about politicians, they all have their own agenda. Trump would be the worst of the lot because he only believes in profits. He is like Clinton part of the 1% and doesn't care about the other 99% in the end.
I am not a cynical person; however, I do recognize that Americans have chosen the two worst candidates imaginable. I don't believe for 1 minute that Hillary cares about anyone. As for Trump, I don't know, but given his history, I don't trust him.
Someone I spoke with recently stated that he believes Hillary will not be able to handle Trump in debates because he is unpredictable. He has decided that Trump has the win, also, due to the impending indictment. So I wondered if others felt that way
Hillary Never Compromised National Security, therefore will NEVER be Indicted Despite FOX Loser Snoozes "PRAYERS" for it ~ A PRIVATE Server is Actually SAFER than a Fed Server ~ Trump is NOT only Immoral but has a "Rap Sheet" for his Unlawful Acts ~
Where in the heck did you get that info about a private server being safer than a federal server? That is pure nonsense. It all depends on the layers of protection and who owns the server doesn't matter.
Facts don't get in the way of some people, and name calling is there wheelhouse. Hillary, from her own mouth said to her chief of staff, take the headers out and send the info non classified to my home FAX.
I think AP should get the opinion of some real IT people about the security of a private server. He might be alarmed at what he hears.
Even computer companies have been hacked, and it is the job of the federal gov to protect the secrets of the country from other countries. We give them a big budget to that. Hillary bypassed gov security. The server was secure, she wasn't/
Brad I completely agree with that.
Have a great day
What's up fellas - is Prime on another one of his Drumpf-Hillary rants?
Does AP know anything else to write about? He is stuck on this one.
I think that we lost him on your thread Mike.
I hear you, Readmikenow. I felt certain in the beginning that no one would take Trump seriously. I was dead wrong.
I agree with you about Hillary. She's thoroughly corrupt. Nevertheless, she won't know how to handle Trump when they debate.
I agree - Trump is the unlikely winner in a field of unlikely candidates
Trumph is the answer. As we know that he is a businessman so i think he is never going to think about his wealth, So country will become first for him. Here is the details why he will be the president must watch
Mrs. Clinton has her own psychiatrists working overtime (without the extra pay they wouldn't get anyway in December) to define what Trump hot buttons she can try to push in their debates. Let's watch Mr. Trump keep his cool as he fires her on TV.
savvydating, She just needs to keep her cool and let him self-destruct.
Mia, she can keep her cool when it matters. Just look at the Benghazi hearings. If Trump doesn't start going on the offence, well....I just don't know if he can handle her after all. We shall see....
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Chase, I hear what your saying about neither candidate being suitable. However, I don't think elections are rigged. The people clearly chose Trump despite there being other more suitable candidates. Same with Hillary. A very strange time in history..
It's that "left out" and "too long ignored" feeling that is driving Mr. Trump's candidacy to the top. while Mrs. Clinton has the "insider" track and her resume, Mr. Trump will steal the show up to and beyond her staged convention.
The Clintons, pay for the price of two and get one free!
To quote most of America " who is Gary Johnson?"
He was the governor of New Mexico, a Republican who vetoed everything the Democrats put in front of him. He is also a big proponent of legalizing marijuana everywhere. I have a feeling that Matt likes that.... LOL. But I could be wrong.
Yeah, Michael. i've heard the name but that's all. Thank you savvy!
I don't remember your Monday points. Were they here? But you are right. Clinton will get the nomination, which will make a lot of Bernie supporters very unhappy---and who can blame them?
In the latest Campaign 2016 series "Growing Time".last Monday (5/16)
Since when was the US a democratic country ? Not all votes are equal.
You know what, emge? I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump "represents action." Hillary does not. Insightful answer.
Less than 20% of America wants him to be Pres. Maybe the media just wants him to win...so they make it look like he's a viable candidate.
Matt, that was more or less true back in June 2015, but Trump's favorability rating is now at 40%.
I think the choice between Hillary and Trump, Trump wins. Nobody knows what Trump will do, we know what Hillary will do. The country is ready for the unknown because what is known is so very upsetting.
I think it is the other way around Hillary will win, unless the Republicans substitute somebody in place of Donald Trump
Sorry Savvydating but if Clinton's indicted why wouldn't Bernie Sanders step in? Why Biden? He was never in the race from the beginning.
Because the establishment, of the Democratic Party, do not believe Sanders can win due to his extreme Socialist beliefs. It isn't fair, but remember---with progressives, the end justifies the means.
We absolutely needed someone "with more moderate views" and we had some, but quickly threw them overboard for some unaccountable reason.... These are strange times.
It hasn't come up yet, but as I understand it, NY liked very much how HRC represented them and while she failed, she did try to get healthcare 4 all. That doesn't sound self-serving to me.
& are these the "times" that try men's (& women's)
Not necessarily true in that New York already has the highest state and local tax burden in the U.S.
That may be true, but has nothing to do with her time as a Senator from NY. You need to look to the Governor and Mayors regarding their tax structure.
While NY is high, Nebraska is higher.
False. Not based upon cost of living. The point is that the more govmt. is expanded the tougher it is for the middle class to make a decent living, because they get taxed to death.
I don't believe Hillary would be the right "female representative." She is just too calloused and corrupt. That is not to say that Trump isn't calloused and corrupt. So here we are----between a rock and a hard place. (sigh) Not fun---clowns aside.
There is one major difference between Trump and Hillary's negatives. The negatives on Trump are that "he will do" something. The negatives on Hillary are the things she "HAS Done"
The Bernie factor is another interesting angle - 40% of his supporters wont vote Clinton - they may stay home, they may vote Trump
Right RJ, there are a lot of disaffected Sanders supporters, and they don't like Hillary. Some of them see her for what she is - incompetent, unfit, and they'll vote Trump, maybe 3rd party, or they'll stay home.
Trump was actually at the Davos, Switzerland meeting in 2008 where BHO was "selected" and Mr & Mrs John McCain were there too.
A new perspective, Diane. Thank you for reminding us that morals really do matter. We shall see what happens next... One thing is certain---All Americans need to wake up. I pray it isn't too late.
I think the bathroom thingy is going to tilt away from Hillary. She needs to run and duck for cover.
She's good at ducking. ;)
I am not refuting anything you are saying. We shall see who has the most fight in them.
It's been looking that way lately. And yes, the majority of voters absolutely know nothing about politics. They just fall for the rhetoric: Republicans bad, Democrats good. It drives me insane.
Where I live if you are not a conservative, christian (republican) you best hush and not admit it. Democrats are thieves and socialists and republicans are "Hard working Christians".
It's the opposite where I live, so I know what you are feeling.
What surprises me in American politics is that you only have two parties. It would be more democratic if you had 5 or 6. Is there a Green Party or an animal rights party...
I am with Mia Town. Peter, I think it is a function of how our gov't is constructed; and the initial fight over ratification of the Constitution was between two diametrically opposed views, there was no middle ground.
Whoa! Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do. Our constitution has worked quite well until the left, and especially this President, began "re-defining" it.
First, Savvy, your response to my comment, assuming it was, was non sequitur. Second, it appears your source of information is non-factual Right-wing talking heads. There isn't an iota of fact to back up your statement.
Esoteric, we have a system of checks and balances. We got the job done. We had, after all, just left England, so naturally the founding fathers had to tackle complex questions. I was merely challenging you to explain your comment by using humor,
I'll except that, sorry. However, my answer was to why we have a two-party system and not multi-party like so many others. (I should have pointed out to him that Canada is essentially a two-Party system as well, who are more divided than we are)
No problem, Esoteric. How do you think having multiple parties is useful? Do you have an example of a country where that works? That is not something I am familiar with.
Actually I don't think multiple Parties works at all. When I look at England, France, Israel and the like, all I see are obstacles to effective gov't. The 2-Party system fails only when "compromise" disappears from the political lexicon.
I agree with you there, which is why I have complained about Obama's having overridden Congress too often. Contrary to popular belief, he would not always give them a chance to debate, thus his over use of executive order, which is not compromise.
You need to study some history. I suggest reading "Hitler: A Study in Tyranny - Alan Bullock." When you know the facts you'll know there is NO similarity between Trump and Hitler. The key is to know the facts.
In what substantive ways are they different? Both are demagogues. Both are bigots focused on vilifying a religion. Neither have any ethics. Both lie, fabricate the truth, and do anything else to win.. Both want to make the world in their own image
to Readmikenow. Mike I have no need to read any history of that time I lived through it. I Have also read Some of the books written on the times. From experience. Both of them spouted misleading and bigoted bumf. Both are demagogues. Both narcissist
Right off the bat similarities,repeat a lie a thousand times,other ethnicities cause our national decline,the countries of the world take advantage of our country,politicians and the media are all corrupt .
Readmikenow. Know to whom you are addressing before words. Scroll down and see my reply.
We will see, Brian. Problem is that lately people hate Hillary than they do Trump. But time will tell.
Hillary is unacceptable, Period, But also keep in mind that Trump and Ivanka have their clothing line manufactured in China.
I agree with you totally. What has happened to common sense ? What has happened to our country ???
Very good question!! I DOUBT she will have to face consequences for the e-mail scandal, but I wonder if the reason Bernie isn't dropping out is that he's hoping she will go to jail and be unable to run for President.... interesting. Thoughts?
Jamie...Bernie refuses to talk about the email scandal. One has to wonder why. He says he's sticking to policy, but still...he is missing out on an opportunity to address her character. I hope you get some feedback on Bernie's perplexing decision.
Trump who doesn't pay his taxes? And has an indictment looming about his Trump university. You are right how can one even consider choosing him.
Bernie has chosen to take the high road. This is as it should be. He has no need to address her character as it is already very much evident. She will not be indited though, there is only one person who can initiate that and she will not.
Unfortunately, Trump is pretty much a "big mouth." I don't know if Hillary will be indicted, but she should be. She knew having an unsecure server was illegal, but she did it anyway.
The committee report on Benghazi is being reviewed by the Democrats on the committee and then it will be released amidst the normal "biased and political" complaints from those protecting former Secretary of State Clinton who was responsible then.
Should be another cover-up like the Warren Commission, Starr report, 9/11 Commission, etc. www.911truth.org
Uhhh, yeah, Dems always win those states... PA...FL..and OH will decide this election, like they have the past few elections..
Still living in the statistical world where people are objects. Your stats are only valid when people are stupid and act like sheep. baaaaaa
Birther-Trump will win the vast majority of LEGAL popular votes.
What makes you think so? Please expand upon your statement.
Mrs Clinton & the RINOs should just keep blasting birther Trump as to why he said Obama's Birth Certificate on the White House website is "a forgery" and why he said about BHO "I don't know where he was born."
And never let up on it!
Oh, she's bashing him alright and if he doesn't start doing the same, he's in trouble--especially now with the Mexican judge comments.
Word55, I would not vote for a socialist, but I agree that Bernie seems like a very decent man. Unlike the other two, you can't find any dirt on him. Thanks for sharing with us. :)
Many of Bernie's followers are very disenchanted right now. That much we know for sure, yecall.
What is an honest election in the USA? We are not a true Democracy, so it isn't based on popular vote. I don't think the people ever get who they would like. The parties choose and we have some say in which of their choices it will be.
It is far more honest here than elsewhere. Somewhere I supplied a link on the delegate process. However, Democrats have a different process than Republicans do---and there is some voter fraud.
Most people in America don't know this but The Clintons' admiration worldwide is only comparable to Kennedy.
Rupesh, In the United States, the Clinton's are generally viewed as untrustworthy and (wrongly) "above the law," Nevertheless, their supporters don't care because they hate Republicans. Sounds simplistic, but it's pretty much the way it is, sadly.
Savvydating, it is like the Third Reich. People REFUSE to see what is going on. The Clintons are crooked to the core. Yes, the Clintons are untrustworthy & Hillary PROVES it more each day. There are none so blind so those who refuse to see.
These are not Statistics, they are speculation.
I don't even think I have ever heard any facts from you.
I have come to the conclusion that you have no idea what is a fact. A poll is an opinion from a very small group of people that is mathematically extrapolated to make it look like it is from a much larger group, like the country.
Those "OPINIONs" or POLLs, have been infinately MORE Accurate in Pin-POINTING Contest Winners, Unlike individual predictions around here, the majority of which had Jed Bush, Ted Cruz, or Delusional Ben as Nominee ~ I Post ONLY FACTs ~
They are only accurate because people like you believe in them, and follow rather than think. They are shaping your mind, you can't help yourself but vote from poll data. Social Engineering between the polls and the media, and you mimicing them.
California is bad enough because of the democrats, and AP wants it to be even worse. He is factless.
"Drumpf" - I love it when Liberals make up childish names for people they don't like. Obviously that's where they spend their time.
Nicomp, do you mean ... "Crooked Hillary", "Crazy Bernie", "Low-energy Bush", "Goofy Warren", "Lyin'Cruz", "Little Rubio" and the dozen other inanities Trump, Cruz, and Rubio have bored us with.
Trump cam up with those names, not Rubio or Cruz.
They had their own. Didn't Rubio mention that Trump's "short fingers" equated to a short something else?
He did and regretted it. But those are not made up words. However, voters on both sides make up names for our elected leaders,
PeterStip...It is always interesting to get the perspective of a European. I hate that Trump has played the media and won't reveal his taxes. In the past week, he has become a bit more "serious." We shall see...
Good points PeterStip!
You are entitled to your opinions but not your own facts. Trump does pay his taxes. Note also that The Clinton Family Foundation pays no taxes at all.
Hillary is worth a 100 million+ ... how she got that as a lifetime politician I'll let you ponder that.
Trump is worth billions... just thought I'd point that out, since you mentioned that he was a millionaire. I trust a businessman who made himself
nicomp, why doesn't Trump want to be open about his taxes?
Ken a businessman is not a good politician because he thinks only about himself a politician stands for the whole country.Money is not a tool of measurement for who's the best president
We do not know if Trump pays what he should in taxes, as he has refused to disclose his returns, as every other candidate has done.
But what does Trump want in the end ?
give companies more power so they can sue countries. No minimum wage-read slave labour. He wants another economic crisis (best bargains for the 1%). Doesn't care about the future. Only cares about himself
PeterStip - I guess Trump will release his tax returns when BHO releases his college transcripts. What goes around, comes around.
The real losers of Hillary's email dismissal were Senator Sanders and his supporters. They believed, as did Sanders, that Mrs. Clinton would be indicted, thus clearing the way for Sanders to be the nominee. He could use Comey's remarks too late!
Every remark from Sanders that I heard, contradict your guess, Demas. He did not intend to use that mistake against her.
You are right. Trump is having fun with the limelight and he just wants to win. He doesn't really want the responsibility of running our country.
I couldn't agree with you more, John. Trump can do better. His "mouthing off" isn't helping him anymore. He can do better, but maybe his temperment is too weak. So far, he's playing into Hillary's hands. Not smart.
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HRC has a smarter ground game. Trump is a rookie when it comes to organizing a political run. She is also outspending him in TV ads, which, sadly, is how most Americans decide how to vote. As for liking her? Only the most gullible actually "like" her
I guess I am gullible then, because I do like her, I like her politics, I like her fortitude, I like her caring, I like her sincerity, I like her fundamental honesty (don't laugh), and I trust her to do what is needed for America which Trump won't.
So, just how GULLIBLE is an AMERICAN Worker who votes for "Delusional Donald" who actually says to their FACEs that their WAGEs are too HIGH ??? That's what any RATIONAL Human would Define as "Mega-Gullible" ~
Thank you for sharing your experiences, Ashae.
You prefer your President with a federal investigation hanging over her.
Hasn't Trump actually failed at most (not all) of his major projects? Bankruptcy is NEVER a good business decision; it may be necessary, but never good.
He's failed at quite a few, to be sure. Let's never forget, though, that Hillary is as manipulative as they come. Basically, we have two bad choices. It's a shame that America has fallen this far. Obama is to blame for much of this American anger..,
He may be a businessman, who's success is questionable, but there is a big, big difference between a CEO and a Pres. The CEO is effectively a dictator, the Pres is not.
I do believe the election will be very close. Thanks for the detailed message, James. Clinton was able to turn some things around after his 2nd term once he began working with Republicans.
Hello Ken. I appreciate your comment. To be sure, it will be interesting to see how Trump does in debating Hillary. So far, he hasn't really taken her on. I have to wonder what he is waiting for. HRC has balls of steel. Let's hope Trump does as well.
Hi ken and savvydating I would not hazard a guess but Hope that Trump does not win. I can remember Hitler's rhetoric before the pusch that made him Chancellor of Germany and set off the Second World War. I pray the American People are on the Ball.
Thank you for an honest and heartfelt reply, Mia. I also wish we had two completely different candidates. Oh, how I wish. Gary Johnson is "the" Independent/Libertarian. Wouldn't it be funny if he got the nomination? But I don't see it.
So many things have happened none of us could have seen coming. The frustration Americans feel is being felt. I suspect this election will make things even worse and the next election may see the end to the 2 party system that has failed us.
There have been some successes along the way, so I have not given up on the 2-party system. The real problem is that most Americans don't research their candidates. Thus, we choose poorly. It's really kind of pathetic.
I like Ben. ;)
He is 32 and from what I remember you need to be at least 35 to be President
I meant Ben Shapiro. I thought Lolita was half kidding. But I still like Ben Shapiro. The other Ben is way too young.
But the simple fact is that Ben Shapiro didn't run, and a whole lot of those who could have didn't either. Stick to answering the question you were asked.
I hadn't thought of it as an "infatuation" but you may have something there. I remember the last election. People were indeed infatuated with Obama. Turns out, he didn't deliver on his promises, and the nation is more divided than it was before.
"The American people are more aware and more brilliant than their leaders." LOL, you give these people too much credit, chum.
I think the Trump infatuation is demonic. Like he said, "I could kill somebody and people will still vote for me."
With polls showing Hillary supporters would vote for her despite a conviction for her wrongdoings, the Clinton infatuation, just like the Obama one in '08 means Americans will leave their intelligence at the door and usher in another 4 years of crap.
And the election before that, people were infatuated with PBO for eight years. Could he win a third term if it were allowed? I think so.
Make a promise to your friend, then you die; should your friend say you didn't deliver? GOP was PBOs death
"PBO's death?" What??
That is an analogy.
In light of the email scandal in which Hilary, once again, got off scot-free & in lieu of Trump's unwillingness to raise money and flood the media with negative ads about her, it sure looks that way, Malorie.
Well, I would say that Bernie is trustworthy. Personally, I would not vote for him because I do not believe Socialism works. However, I appreciate his sincerity. Thank you for commenting, Virginia.
I think you need to look at countries with aspects of Democratic Socialism like Australia, Denmark, Canada. People think of hardcore socialist countries where the government takes over all businesses but that is not what is proposed here.
My sister-in-law is from Denmark. She loves her country and says she believes in Socialism, but the truth of the matter in that she could not have become a well paid NCIS agent there. Denmark is mostly a homogenous society which benefits some...
America had a Democratic Socialist in FDR who set up Social Security. That & Medicare are very popular, showing what can be done with healthcare for all. Our govt now is an oligarchy & we need to take it back to a democracy again. Bernie can
Personally, I don't care if it's a woman or a man. I'd just like somebody decent...
Good Choice roselinsojan ~ MILLIONs of Americans are just as EXCITED as U are ~ Not ONLY is Hillary the BEST Qualified & Mentally Competent Woman Right Now to be "Commander in Chief", but she's Unquestionably the BEST Qualified Person Period ~
Thank you for the heartfelt reply, Cathy. I liked Jeb too. Trump is the opposite of Jeb, to say the least. Lol. We will see what happens at the polls. Either way, our choices are poor.
Obama and Hillary deposed of Gaddafi and are trying (and failing) to do the same in Syria, actions which have led to the rise of Islamic State. How would a vote for Hillary's intervention policy lead to 'relative peace' when Trump opposes that policy
If I thought Hillary would give us the same sort of economic climate we enjoyed during the Clinton presidency I might be tempted to vote for her despite how immoral and unethical she has shown herself to be. Don't care about "dynasties" only results.
She is experienced, but keep in mind that she failed utterly as Secretary of State.
She is also the epitome of a sleazy politician. Benghazi is enough to disqualify her for president as well the Email scandals. Then there's the Clinton foundation. Most people who ignore these things don't know what they are.
It could be that Milind doesn't know these things about Hillary, but voters need to know and to stop ignoring her history of corruption and her attitude of elitism.
Most Trump voters dismiss his fraudulent practises and inexperience in politics as well. In the end most people vote with their emotions and these are shaped by the media. They forget to look at the bigger picture.
Absolutely, Peter. It works both ways and there is no question that Trump supporters are ignoring his shenanigans...
Just to clarify, Claire, Trump is on the record as a defender of the LBTG community and though he says he is pro-life, he has made other statements which lead me to believe that abortion is a non-issue for him..
I meant that the general idea is that Democrats are alright with gay marriage and abortions, and Republicans are against, but there are exceptions on both sides. Thank you for clarifying savvydating.
How should that happen?
Good luck on that one, Andre. Neither one is a quitter. The question is: "Who can unify the country and take us down a path to peace?" If that clarifies anything or not, it is worth pondering seriously.
And the weed selling 3rd party Libertarian
Don't spend your money Desmond. It will rot of in a couple of month.
Desmond, anything promotional is against HP rules. I have deleted your comment.
There will be no America to be better for.
What will you do if you are wrong? Move to Canada? If Trump wins, I might consider it, for it will be generations before America will recover from the calamity that will befall us. Trump will be the modern day Nero.
Vink, I understand your concern. All news analysis states that foreigners trust Clinton over Trump. I respect that, but please know that Hillary has a long history of deception. Your average American knows that she lies, often and knowingly.
I Googled "long history of deception" for HRC. Out of the 10 links that appeared first, 9 were from Right-wing hit pieces who of course, make same claim their propaganda has spewed out. Only one, Time, made a fair presentation & wasn't horrifie
Esoteric, everything you write is Left-wing rhetoric. Hillary is a known liar, which is why many Democrats despise her, and are rooting for Bernie. It's common knowledge that she is corrupt. Even the FBI knows it.
Actually, I am middle of the road. How do I know that; depending on issue, both Left and Right yell at me.
Until I notice a substantial diff btwn her & any other politician vis-a-vis lying, then I will believe you. On his own level is #LyinTru
A somewhat new take on Trump's business practices. Will be interesting to see if your intuition is correct come November.
If 16 opponents and their detectives couldn't come up with anything better than insinuations after spending millions, those sniffing for the smoking gun now are hyperventilating!
Demas, Detectives aside, "There is a clear relationship between overall intelligence and breadth of vocabulary...(which )"relates to the power of thought itself" Wealth does not compute /w lack of intelligence. Something illegal or immoral went on.
Its surprising that Democrats seem to actually believe that Trump is rich when they talk about wealth but close their eyes to the wealth of the Clintons... As a non-American, that mentality and self-delusion really surprises and scares me.
I hear you, Terrex. Hillary gets $250,00.00 a pop for her Wall Strret speaking engagements. In those circles she a is known as Ms. Goldman Sachs. So much for her love of poor people. Her supporters are happy to turn a blind eye. Trump fares no better
Mr. Kelpin, many like myself would argue that George Bush Jr. was dumber than a tree stump, and he got eight years as President...
Billie is a female and Bush wasn't dumb. He actually had a keen intellect. http://keithhennessey.com/2013/04/24/smarter/
Dang it, you're right Savvy, I forgot how "Billy" ending with "ie" is a girl's name. That's what I get for not paying attention. Plus if Bush Jr. had a keen intellect, the media had an odd way of supporting that.
Yomi, research has shown that over 90% of the media leans left, so naturally they painted GW in a bad light. You might appreciate the article. As for Billie, she generally comments once and then moves on. ;)
I'm well aware of how the media leans to the left. The evidence is in how Trump's points and campaign are dragged through the mud. And Bush was no exception. Heck it's interesting how Republicans haven't caught on yet to the media's devisiveness.
That's because, with the exception of Trump, Republicans answer by talking about policy & they are too polite. They fail to appeal to people's emotions. Have to give it to Trump. He speaks to emotions. Probably because he doesn't know policy. Lol
As an European the American media leans to the right. The only paper I know of that's leans to the left is the Hufftington Post. Can you give me some names of more media that's left wing?
HRC disproves your thesis. Progressives will forgive, or explain away, pretty much anything.
Hillary is pretty infamous herself. Some are attempting to get her indicted. Many more are hoping they can accomplish it.
Indeed, HRC is "infamous" Faiza. Diane is correct. You might want to research her history of corruption. It began when she was a young, unethical lawyer.
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The GOP has tried to blame Hillary for everything for the past 28 years, the more they say it, the more people will believe it. Bush Sr. started the 1st Gulf War, read his lips, Bush Jr. started the Iraq War.
Y'all have all bought into the GOP propaganda line about Clinton espoused by Rush Limbaugh and his lying cronies.
Mick & Shyron. Your assertions are False. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp...
You have both swallowed Hillary's propaganda.
Please note, Savvy, that your source was a Right-wing blog carried by the Post for balance. Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective. hardly unbiased. She referenced a Right-wing Oppo group.
I don't care what the source is, Esoteric, as long as it is the truth, which no left wing source would print anyway. The point is: Even Democrats with half a brain know that Hillary is a liar. She feeds off of corruption. She is as low as they come.