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Regardless of who you think should win, who will win?
And will it make a difference in finance or other areas of life?

Republicans often say they are better at this and that - like business for instance. But someone some years ago checked S&P performance against each party and found the market did better when the Dems were in power. LOL. don't know itf that has changed.
 

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Clinton. Republicans self destructed. And good stock performance does not equate to good economy. Stocks did great under Obama but the economy has sucked.
 

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Clinton in a landslide............unless Sanders and Trump hook up and form a third party. That could be interesting as there are a lot of disgruntled Americans these days.

Trump is a chameleon. He could learn to love Bernie. I don't think it could work the other way around though. Sanders seems to still have some principles and decency left.
 

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Bernie is not in this to actually win the election. He is in it to create a political revolution and all he wants is for some of his principles to be part of the actual election platform and he might get a few things to stick...especially since Clinton has had to shift some to take away some of Bernie's momentum. America has been too much of a predatory animal....the wealthy and powerful feeding off everyone else. It is criminal for example, the lack of sufficient mandated vacation time and higher minimum wage.
 

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I think if Trump wins the republican nomination the democrats will win the presidency in a landslide of historical proportions. If democrats decide to, they can pull up so much crap about Trump they'll easily make him look like the little weasel that he is.
 

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I agree that Trump is unlikely to win (but stranger things have happened). But assuming Clinton wins, what's likely to happen is that people will vote even more Republicans into the House and Senate, ensuring another 4 or 8 years of little change since Clinton will be unable to enact most of her planned policies.
 

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Whom ever wins and becomes President, the US needs to tighten up on gun ownership.

In Milwaukee Wi, a 26 year old black mother was shot in the back of the head and killed by her 2 yr old toddler in the back seat..without a car seat.
Apparently the handgun slid out from her boyfriend's holster (a security guard) placed under the seat, the kid saw it laying on the car floor and grabbed
it and started to play with it.The kid's grandmother was also in the car.

in Florida, the same thing happened but this time the mother managed to survive the gunshot.

A few months ago, a mother was shot dead by her toddler sitting in a shopping cart, who reached into the mother's purse, pulled out her loaded pistol
and shot her dead.

Can Trump, if elected President, save America from themselves?
 

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If you think just getting the presidency amounts to 'winning', thats the wrong way to think about it.

Trump has already 'won'. He blew up the GOP and will force it to reconcile now and stop electing bible thumpers. He will force the democrats to shift policy if they hold office. And he is the first candidate in the history of the US with no political experience to make it to that level, so he may have paved the way for an independent movement. He may even have cured the gridlock in govt.

That being said, I get chills up my spine when I hear Hillarys cackling...
 

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If you think just getting the presidency amounts to 'winning', thats the wrong way to think about it.

Trump has already 'won'. He blew up the GOP and will force it to reconcile now and stop electing bible thumpers. He will force the democrats to shift policy if they hold office. And he is the first candidate in the history of the US with no political experience to make it to that level, so he may have paved the way for an independent movement. He may even have cured the gridlock in govt.

That being said, I get chills up my spine when I hear Hillarys cackling...
What's Hillary cackling about? IF she ever got to be President, she would be the first woman in their history to make it that far.

I just don't see it. Nothing against her personally , but I think America is looking for a strong leader that isn't afraid to mince his words when he criticizes somebody or something.

Maybe he will bring action to where there is inaction..maybe he will bring justice where justice is needed..maybe ..just maybe...he could be "Captain America"?

Too much "rot" already imbedded in their gov't..truth, justice and the NEW American way....do your job or "Your're Fired!" :biggrin:
 

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Trump will have zero impact in terms of policies simply because he does not have any that he can stick to. In recent times he is the first candidate who got this far by openly promoting conspiracy theories. His support is way higher than it should be but still low (minority of a minority). Sanders on the other hand is the only openly socialist politician in the Senate and he has a policy to that effect. He is more dangerous.
 

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I think Trump will win, partly because no one thinks he will. He'll pick a running mate that blunts a lot of concerns about him. He's going to take the Dems by surprise and steal this from Hilary.
 

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I think Hillary Clinton will win but I am not as confident as I was a few months ago. Trumps ability to attract votes is nothing short of remarkable.
 

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it's a scary prospect for sure

but it's possible that it was inevitable

dem/rep is basically the same thing more or less & their sponsors (big biz/multinationals) had a system built for dumbing-down & manipulating the masses through total control of popular media (could be wrong but that's how I saw it).

Things have changed, popular media now has to scramble to keep up with social media.
They (popular media) were sloppy and weak already, and had to follow naturally to survive.

Perfect setup for a fascist to jump in.
I suspect the donald was as surprised as anyone on his extraordinary success.
 

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Perfect setup for a fascist to jump in.
I suspect the donald was as surprised as anyone on his extraordinary success.
So was Hitler in the early 30s.
The middle class may be diminishing in Amerika these days. The poor, the destitute and the working class are increasing.

Only the billionaires seem to have all the power. Big bizness controls them the same way they control big business. Scary in deed!
Donald Trump's sweep of five northeastern and mid-Atlantic states Tuesday night has increased the odds that the billionaire businessman will be elected president in November.
Clinton, who won four of the five state primaries on Tuesday, still is the overwhelming favorite to succeed President Barack Obama with odds of 1 to 3, representing a 75 percent chance of winning.
It's a crap shoot...will it end up being a close one (won) with some state being picked for the "recount" as in
George W.Bush election?
 

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I learnt my lesson in the Carter - Reagan face off. Reagan was running around playing with six shooters and yakking about how he was going to take care of the commies and other trouble makers. They called him Ray-Guns in the media. I thought no one is going to elect this guy. He sounded like a Hollywood nut. Somehow I suspect Trump, in his own style is playing the same game as Reagan - the outraged Republican pointing fingers at the ***** Dems for letting America get in a sorry state and get pushed around by all those troublemakers. It tends to stir up a lot of people. Hilary better be ready for this guy cause he is going to try and make her look like a granny whose place is at home doing needle point.
 

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The Democrats are just beginning to roll out their political machine and they are very good at it, especially considering that most professionals in the advertising and movie industry support the Democrats.

The political advertising will be epic............considering all the ammunition that Trump has given them over the past decades.

Some facts about Trump that are less well known, but will soon be aired on television and radio all over the US.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-campaign-biography-psychology-history-barrett-hurt-dantiono-blair-obrien-213835?o=3

If Trump wins he will have to overcome a very rough ride.
 

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Hillary has no skeletons...err wait

Its a sad day in our universe that the most powerful country in the world yields such a moronic display. Maybe they can just cancel the election for a few years till someone with a clue appears.
 

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I worry that some scandal will emerge around Clinton that will let Trump walk into the White House. Something like it turning out that she ripped off investors by letting her businesses go bankrupt, or being caught on tape making fun of people with disabilities, or advocating policies that would be classified as war crimes, or being caught telling one media outlet that she had not read a document hours after telling another that he had, or inviting her supporters to beat up people who heckle her, or having it turn out that she has products with her name on them manufactured overseas to take advantage of low wages. Something totally off the wall like that that the voters could not forgive Clinton for, and would cause them to rush out and elect Trump.
 

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Hillary has no skeletons...err wait

Its a sad day in our universe that the most powerful country in the world yields such a moronic display. Maybe they can just cancel the election for a few years till someone with a clue appears.
+1. Also, out of 320 million people the very best candidate apparently must have the same name as an earlier president. What are the chances? Pure coincidence, I am sure. She will get there by right.
 
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