And The Winner Is? Who do you think wil become the next President of the United States of America?
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?
I believe it is way to soon to guess a winner this soon in the game. The candidates haven't even begun to sling all the mud they have gathered on each other, and won't until the time is right. Still too much ground to cover before the finish line to pick a winner now.
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.
Mike 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.
Mike 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/
There really is NO Comparison between Extremely Qualified & Temperamentally FIT Bernie & Hillary versus a Mentally Un-Sound CON-Man like "Drumpf" Trump who will NEVER be President for OBVIOUS Reasons ~
In Addition to un-favorable ratings, the FACTs reveal the FOLLOWING Astoundingly BAD Signs for Trump ~ But these numbers are NO Surprise considering this guy's past and they keep getting WORSE every time he shows his sickly looking Orangey Face on Television or the NET:
70% of Woman REJECT Trump 80% of Hispanics REJECT Trump 90% of African Americans REJECT Trump
EVEN 50% of Republican Women REJECT Trump
I clearly understand most Republicans DENY FACTs & Science, but unfortunately for them, in the REAL World OUTSIDE the GOP Bubble, the rest of us accept it ~
AP 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 ~
AP 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.
This is an easy answer: Hillary. It pains me to even think it. But I don't see how Trump can overcome the electoral votes that the Dems already have (they'll start w/250 on election day because of the big blue states). On top of that, the old confederacy is no sure thing for the GOP anymore. We're gonna lose Fla, and Virginia. Now I see polls that have us losing North Carolina. And the coup de grace - according to recent polls, Arizona is beginning to trend towards HRC. Roughly 53% of high school seniors (not sure of the exact figure) are of Latino heritage in Arizona. If they all register to vote before the deadline, it could make a big difference.
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!
I personally have no preference for any of the presidential candidates myself. All of the candidates harbor scandals, many marriage issues, and values that favor the wealthiest of Americans. Often times the average American feels left out or have no voice at all. Many have simply turned off the television. Every time one turns on the television there seems to be a never ending circus of foolish and silly words exchanged between the cannidates. Many Americans today view the presidential elections as nothing more than a big dog and pony show. Many feel the presidental election system is totally rigged up. There is a trend in American politics that clearly points to Hillary Clinton. First it was George Bush Sr. and then George Bush Jr. came along. The same circle cycle can be applied with first is was Bill Clinton and then Hillary Clinton came along. Hillary Clinton has the most knowledge of top secret and inside information. Unlike any of the other current presidental cannidates.
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.
My best guess is that Trump will win. Why? Well, he can't seem to say anything to dissuade his supporters from voting for him - his supporters believe Trump will make America great again, and that's all they need to hear; they don't give a rip about Trump's vulgar, disrespectful nature or about his seedy business dealings. You'd think that his trying to push an elderly woman out her home through eminent domain would have given more people pause....alas. Also, during open primaries, Trump has frequently pulled votes from blue collar voters that typically would vote in the Democratic, rather than Republican, primary. Hillary has an incredibly uphill battle in at least a couple of ways: 1) The ongoing email investigation. 2) Benghazi. Trump will lay into Clinton on both these scandals - political destruction is something Trump does very well, just look at the damage he did during the Republican primaries. When Trump lays into her, Clinton won't be able to slide out from under his attacks, and they'll create enough doubt in the minds of soft supporters or undecideds that Trump will win.
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.
Nobody took Trump serious. Nobody believed he could do well at a run for president. Now he's going to be the Republican nominee. Trump has defied all common political logic. People laughed at him. Nobody is laughing now. He debates Hillary it will get interesting. I think he will be the next president. The passion of his followers is incredible. I'm not a Trump supporter, but I'll vote for him. After she protected her husband's affairs, lies about Emails, lies about Benghazi, as well as all the other things she's done. I don't know how anyone, who knows, understands or comprehends her history could even consider Hillary. When I talk to a Hillary supporter I'm always stunned and all I can say to their logic is "Wow...this is crazy."
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.
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.
Donald Trump, apathetic, democratic voters will believe the lies that he spews and he is careful not to attack Bernie YET, he is waiting until Bernie knocks Hillary off, if he can then the Donald will strike.
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.
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.
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.
Say what you will Trump Supporters are loyal and they Vote (how many of that 65% of people hate him actually vote). Senator Sanders also has a loyal following but not on a national scale so he lacks the notoriety of a Trump or Clinton making it easier to discredit him in the press (Sanders is a socialist and other such). Clinton has the name, the experience and the followers to go all the way. Many people are turned off by her name, experience, and followers.
If Trump can’t get women, African Americans, Hispanics, or other minorities to vote for him then the only chance he will have is if these groups stay home. It’s the 47% thing all over again except women make up over 50%. I can’t say who will win just who will lose.
If trump wins he will have no friends in the republican controlled congress and senate making any polices he wants to push an uphill battle. He can’t fire congress.
Clinton will make the Obama Presidency look moderate. She will also have trouble with a republican controlled congress and senate.
Michael 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.
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.
I was fully expecting to vote for a Republican President this year (I'm an independent who likes to see the Presidency change party every 4 or 8 years). But I even as I love many of the TACTICS that got Trump into his position (spending little by using the media to get his message out, refusing to comply with party leaders, being his own candidate rather than a party mouthpiece, actually teaching the electorate that the Parties have been stifling independent ideas for decades if not longer), I DESPISE THE MAN!. He's a megalomaniac, a bigot, a power-monger, conceited, etc, etc, etc.
I question the amount of people who are actually voting for him. My dad told me that while he was in line to vote in the Virginia primary (in a majority black, heavily Democratic neighborhood and district), he heard the people around him planning out their votes: one would vote for Hillary, the other for Trump, and in November, they'd both vote for Hillary. I'm hoping that this is the strategy that has played out in all the open primaries, but the Pundits have repeatedly said that there's no evidence that this has been the case. Still, I wonder because what figures I have seen have shown a record high number of "Republican" turnout while "Democratic" turnout has been unusually low and there has been serious discussion about how exit polls have been asking the wrong questions to really understand the electorate this season.
I really would rather not vote for Hillary for the simple fact that we've already had a Clinton in the White House and we've already had enough dynasties. I really liked Jeb Bush except for the same problem! But, Bernie Sanders is simply too left wing for me and as a candidate, without her name behind her, Hillary is the best choice.
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.
Tough choice when it is between a giant deuche and a turd sandwich. No one has take Trump seriously so far. The mainstream media continues to discount him despite the fact that he is the presumptive GOP nominee. Sure, his unfavorable numbers are high now, but Hillary’s are almost as high. Furthermore, with the momentum and enthusiasm clearly on Trump’s side, he will likely get more people out to vote than Hillary. The big question will be answered by three states: Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. To see which way the winds are blowing, the polls are now in a dead heat there between HRC and the Donald. These recent polls prove that if Donald doesn’t screw this up and can unite the discordant Republican party, he could very well become the next President of the United States.
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
Donald Trump. It was foretold in the prophecy of the Simpson. Every era needs a certain leader. Obama has fulfilled his role and now the elites need trump to fulfill their agenda. And for those who still believe that their votes matter, keep dreaming. Presidents are not elected. They are selected.
However, I back Trump as a business person. I lived in a Trump building. I got a check at Christmas. I do not think it was a big figure, maybe a couple of dollars, but it was a pleasant surprise to buy Christmas gifts. All his buildings have doormen and lounge to conduct personal businesses. I also worked temporarily with American Overseas in college. The pay was more than minimum wages. The treatment I got from the Trump institutions is much much better than most.
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..,
I'm a conservative who voted for Cruz even though I wanted to vote for Rubio. I was hoping Cruz could somehow overcome Trump and get the nomination. I am shocked about how many people are coming out to vote for him when his favorability seems so low. Clearly, it must be higher than it seems. I get why people want an anti-establishment candidate; politics in this country is so full of corruption. However, the way he speaks is so harsh and at times even sexist and racist. He is a terrible representative for not only Republicans, but also Americans.
That being said, he is still definitely a better choice than Clinton. I don't agree with any of her politics, but even if I did, she is way too corrupt, way too dishonest to be President.
It's hard to say who will win. It seems that Clinton has the female vote and of course the strongly democrat vote. She even has a whole lot of votes from people who would normally vote Republican, but refuse because they hate Trump so much. However, like you said, Trump has somehow been able to get people out to vote just for him who would never normally vote at all. If he can get all of those normally non-voters out again in the general election, there's a chance he could defeat the democratic machine that's behind Hillary.
Either way, I'm sad that I can't really get behind either candidate this election season.
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.
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.
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???
Totally an intuitive feeling: Donald Trump will never make it to the election. You cannot be as dumb as he is while being as rich as he is without having done some egregious act that will be unforgivable.
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
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
The fight is between the megalomaniac Trump and Hillary from Clinton Dynasty. One has the long term experience in administration and another in Business. I think either Trump has no practical experience or he is telling lies. He is trying to make attracted to him as one does in love to make the opposite sex infatuated. I think it would be better to chose Hillary than to Trump. Let us see the Americans's choice. They are more more aware and more brilliant than their leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I fear that it will be Clinton. I hope I'm wrong. This election is essentially a question of what you fear most: assured disaster(Clinton), or the unknown (Trump). It's like that game show (I forget what it's called) where you can keep the prize you have or trade it for whatever is behind the door. Some prizes are good, others are duds (in this scenario, your current prize is a dud). You know what you're getting with Clinton, but you know it isn't good. One can only speculate what a Trump presidency would be like.
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.
Mr. Trump will win for the reasons I pointed out Monday. And by the way, that other party is the party of the "Democrats" and not a "Democratic" party. After all, "Super Delegates" will give Mrs. Clinton the nomination on the basis of cronyism, not on the basis of the democratic vote of her party's voting members.
As things stand Trump was initially not thought to get the GOP nomination, but he has surprised many and looks like he has grassroots support. Perhaps the American people want a man who appears to represent action. So look like that Trump will be the US next president. Hillary is too stale and I think the American people will want a change. Let's see.
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.
Donald Trump's rhetoric is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler before his pusch to take control of Germany prior to world War 2. I sincerely hope and pray that the Citizens of the USofA will not elect him President. In that position he would be a very Dangerous Person. He would be a danger to world peace and a danger to of us In North America. This is my opinion formed after watching him and listening to some of his statements. I personally would not trust him as far asI could throw a full grown Elephant.
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 .
None of the Above! Gary Johnson 2016. The ONLY Real choice. less than 20% of America wants Trump, less than 30% wants Clinton...We don't have to vote for one for them. He just needs two win one or two states to keep anyone else from getting the majority vote and winning the election. Vote Libertarian. Bring Freedom back to the people.
Let's Unite against the two corrupt people that the media wants you to vote for.
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.
How can someone even be considered for president if they have a indictment looming.
Out of these three I have to go with Trump. I want someone that will stop the illegals and crack down on companies moving to other counties. If it were me and an American company moved to another country, I would stop them from bringing anything they made into America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I will answer your question with very little explanation. I believe Mr. Trump will be our next president. The simple facts are he has won the nomination over 17 other PC candids. He has broken a record for receiving the most votes in a primary, he well beat Romney's numbers. Again it is clear that a large majority of the people want change, and are not satisfied with the status quo in Washington. I will be voting Trump. I feel he is our best bet for change. His policies may be "hard-line" but today's world dictates hard-line policies. .
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton. She already has a built in advantage in a lot of big states and there simply are not enough lower to middle class white men to elect Trump. With Trump's rhetoric against Latino's she is going to run up the score there delivering states like Colorado and Nevada to her. If she can also run up the score with African Americans some states in the South could even enter into the fray. Her biggest worry should be in calming fears in the mid west that she will ship their jobs overseas. Barring a catastrophe, we will all be saying Madam President come Jan.
It may have been a glitch. I keep comments that follow HP rules and which do not have personal attacks. I honestly don't remember what happened because HP was moderating about 4 comments. I can erase this & let you put it in again if you like.
Trump is a millionaire who does not pay his taxes. Hillary is a conservative upper class. Sanders is a Social-Democrat, something that's still considered close to treason in the US. I'm an European and to me Trump looks like a disaster. Certainly now with the secret negotiations of the TTIP going on. He doesn't believe in climate change, his only religion is money. (his own) I hope it will be Sanders but I'm afraid it will be Clinton. Trump in the end will not win, (he doesn't really want to actually, he just uses this campaign to have free advertisement for his brand and another excuse to dodge the tax office.)
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...
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
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
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!
Hilary Clinton. It is simply time for the United States of America to check off that box [woman head of state of a major western, industrialized nation] and join the rest of the world. The symbolism is terribly important.
The fact is that the Republican Party allowed Donald Trump to happen; and this speaks to an increasing lack of seriousness on the part of the GOP. The party has to do some serious soul-searching and decide if they even want to run serious political campaigns and actually govern, if and when they win, anymore.
Trump is a statement the Republican Party did not want to make... at least not so blatantly: Real Estate Tycoon/businessman + no political office-seeking and governing experience (not even in appointed positions) = Yeah, I can President of the United States of America!
And acting the way he has acted during the primaries, he seems to be saying: Yeah, any clown can be the Prez. It ain't hard.
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.
Too early to tell at this point. Too many variables this far out. What will the economy be like in November? Will Hillary make it until November without a legal problem? I think that Trump will surge, especially around the Republican convention, but in the end Hillary will likely win, if she gets her campaign together. Trump is a better campaigner, but that may not be enough to convince people to vote for his policies, which in many ways are a big departure from mainstream American politics over the past 50 years.
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...
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.
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.
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 ~
I know Bernie ain't winning... Most likely will be Hilary because of the caucasian members of my generation(Millennials) are programmed to think that they're sexist pigs if they don't votes for her. Then you've got Trump to catering to the angry and generally jingoistic portion of the Republican party. And there ain't no way these PC Puppets are voting for him. Bernie ain't winning because he's the one that makes the most sense which peopl are too angey and bitter to listen to these days.
But regardless of who wins between Trump or Clinton, either one would screw this country over.
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.
Trump I think will win. A lot of things are hitting back on clinton.Trump I think is the only one who is telling the truth.It's the sad truth,but I don't see why clinton won't win either, so why should we have to pick sides.
I have no problem with a woman being President of the United States, but that doesn't mean Hillary Clinton should be elected solely because she is a woman. I think Donald Trump has a lot of momentum going for him, and whether a person likes him or not, what he has is the peoples' belief that he will bring "needed change" to Washington. Every single time a major player in U.S. Politics stands up to him so vehemently, it only reinforces and solidifies his chances -what does that say?
IDK, but historically the professional betting odds have been very accurate - the most accurate predictors of Presidential wins. This betting has been active for four years and four years ago it was Clinton.
Clinton 63.3% Trump 29.6% Sanders 3.5%
Hillary Clinton -275 Donald Trump +250 Bernie Sanders +1600
Hillary Clinton 1/2 Donald Trump 7/4 Bernie Sanders 20/1 Joe Biden 33/1
Why is Joe Biden in there? Because incumbents get 99.7% re-elected is a political strategy for the current incumbent to 'step down' and resign from office a month or so before elections and VP would be the acting president.
Anyway that's what happened in Russia, Yeltsin resigned and appointed Putin as president and has been reelected ever since then.
I believe USA Presidential elections are as honest as Russia's.
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.
I believe our next president will be Shotgun Joe Biden and it will happen long before November. Hellary will get the consolation prize of becoming our first female VP. BHO will go on to become King-of-the-World as Secretary General of the UN and Antichrist. And Pope Francis is his False Prophet. Allah is just another name for the devil.
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
Well, According to my analysis 70% of the foreigners want Hillary Clinton to be the president and 30 % said " why should they worry?" Instead of being a respectful woman ,Hillary Clinton is not a choice of people in the US .They support Business magnate Donald John Trump but as a foreigner if you ask me who should be the president,honestly I will support Hillary Clinton because Trump ,instead of being a business tycoon,can never be a good human , thus president.His opinions are very selfish and unharmonious.
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.
Having been a strong supporter off Bill, I am surprised how much I am beginning to dislike his wife the more I learn about her. News sources like ABC, MSNBC, CNN etc. offering the standard tunnel vision groupthink actually prove that there is a lot wrong with Hillary that her supporters in the media are covering up.
A month ago, it seemed 'Crooked' Hillary (lol) was going to win hands-down. On the news, Democrats were gloating and the Republicans were saying, "Let's wait till a bit later to decide".
I just laughed thinking there was no chance for Trump and Hillary would win.
Now, the polls show about a percentage point of difference.
It seems more Americans are discovering that Trump has a much better chance than most of us could have ever imagined.... and they like the idea.
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.
I think Hillary Clinton will win and become the first female president of USA. She is into business of politics for a long time, is experienced, intelligent and matured to handle national crises. The only precaution that needs to be taken is there shouldn't be a ghost president (her husband Bill Clinton who has already been president twice) thereby making her the namesake.
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.
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.
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