US 2016 Presidential Election

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  1. pecan

    pecan Well-Known Member Awesome site donor

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    Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her candidacy some time within the next 24 hours:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-11/hillary-clinton-to-announce-presidential-bid-on-monday/6385510

    http://m.cnn.com/politics/2015/04/10/hillary-clinton-to-announce-2016-bid-sunday?fullarticle=true

    The current field:

    From here.
     
  2. bleachy_dude

    bleachy_dude Well-Known Member Awesome site donor

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    #FrankUnderwood4President
     
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  3. jessy_girl

    jessy_girl Well-Known Member

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    Oh god not Huckabee, please. I'd prefer yet another bloody Bush to Huckabee.

    Hillary will definitely run I think and honestly is probably in with a good chance, even this early on. I like O'Malley too, I was wondering if he was going to run.
     
  4. bleachy_dude

    bleachy_dude Well-Known Member Awesome site donor

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    Why do you follow US politics well enough to think this?
     
  5. Connoisseur

    Connoisseur Well-Known Member

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    Sure if you want psychopathic serial killers for a nation's leader I'm all in. Or is that sociopath? I generally forget the difference between the 2.

    *tut tut*

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356721/

    One of my all time favourite movies. Fictional non related Huckabees obviously. lol
     
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  6. SeanE

    SeanE I loathe sport on TV...

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    Clinton has announced she's running...
     
  7. jessy_girl

    jessy_girl Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I don't know! I think I've just gotten caught up in the hype over the years. Sad thing is I find US politics about a million times more interesting than anything that happens here and actually, you know, potentially effects me.
     
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  8. pecan

    pecan Well-Known Member Awesome site donor

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  9. Khun Khun

    Khun Khun Well-Known Member

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    This will be interesting to watch as many have been waiting for her to run for a while now. I have a friend in Portland, OR who will I am fairly sure vote for her or however they do it to get her elected.
     
  10. Consuela

    Consuela Noo, No. Kate SHOULD HAVE win Survivor. Awesome site donor

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    I'll keep an eye on the happenings but it's such a long process with primaries that I don't have the patience to keep too close an eye on it. Hopefully some of our resident yanks might pop in an update us on the major happenings.

    Is there any front runner for the GOP at this stage? Or it still sort of split between Cruz/Bush?

    Also who will Hillary pick for VP?

    @Rose711 do you vote?
     
  11. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya The New Dread Pirate Roberts.

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    You can't use that word (Yank/Yanks) to describe Americans. I did once on here and boy oh boy did I regret it, having said that Rose is form NY, so I don't think she would mind.

    Question Has Rand Paul ever been involved in any controversy? I feel like I've seen or heard his name mentioned here and there?
     
  12. Khun Khun

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    It's certainly more intruiging than our process.
     
  13. Consuela

    Consuela Noo, No. Kate SHOULD HAVE win Survivor. Awesome site donor

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    Oh I didn't think it was offensive but I guess maybe if they were from south of the mason-dixon? If I call them americans though I'm liable to get an angry PM from someone from one of the 30 odd other american countries. Maybe I should just follow the RAE and call them estadounidenses.

    Possibly. He's not really ringing any bells for me though.
     
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  14. Connoisseur

    Connoisseur Well-Known Member

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    Honestly Americans taking offense to the term yank is very low on my care factor scale. This is from the same people who to this day have no qualms in referring to indigenous Americans as 'Indians' and call you a PC so and so for pointing out the stupidity of it. And that's only one of many other examples where 'Americans' don't give a damn about what other peoples opinions are on similar instances.

    I don't think there's a problem with referring to yanks as Americans after all they do reside in said continent. The issue lies in how it has being appropriated and now used exclusively as the nationality of citizens of good ol' US of A around the world. That's what irksome about it.
     
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  15. reepbot

    reepbot My loyalty is only to one.

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    I know it's a long shot, but this who I want to be the Presidential candidate for the GOP:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Inigo Montoya

    Inigo Montoya The New Dread Pirate Roberts.

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    Was pretty low on my care factor till all these yanks Americans came out of the woodwork and told me why I was wrong to use it.
     
  17. Connoisseur

    Connoisseur Well-Known Member

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    I just tell them where they can shove their complaint. :D
     
  18. Mr Stickyfingers

    Mr Stickyfingers an old fart that rants at times Awesome site donor

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    ...who will she pick as VICE President?

    ...her husband Bill comes to mind... :whistling: he practised a lot of it from memory;):rolleyes:... lol!... cheers.
     
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  19. Connoisseur

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    Is that even allowed, a former President serving as VP? lol
     
  20. reepbot

    reepbot My loyalty is only to one.

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    I'd laugh if some young Democrat upsets the Clinton apple-cart again like in 2008 with Obama and wins the Democratic presidential nominee.
     

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