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  • jax
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The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
For those of us that enjoy the American spectacle every leap year and the fulfilment and joy that comes with it. Who's in, who's out? Who'll win and who'll claim it's all rigged? Who'll have the best party and who the longest hangover?

  • Belfrager
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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #25
Who will win, Germany or France?
Not too much different from the lousy American elections. A contest between the worst ones.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #26
Does Portugal even do elections anymore? :)
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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #27
Well, now the games begin in earnest.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Nah. I have no interest in affecting Portugal's government. In fact, the governance of the U.S. is my sole political concern...
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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #29
Well, your favourite, Cruz, lost his shot at the presidency.

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They got what they deserved. I think it's safe to say that the era of double terms is over.

Ah, wait, but we still have to see if Trump accepts the election result :D

  • OakdaleFTL
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Well, your favourite, Cruz, lost his shot at the presidency.
This election... In 2020, things may be different. (He's a young man, still.) And four years of a Trump presidency might make people think twice... :)
I think it's safe to say that the era of double terms is over.
That depends upon Trump being another Carter or Johnson -- doesn't it? :)
Yes, I expect him to be...
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #32
Trump is more likely to become the death of the Republican party than of the country, but he may grievously wound both. 

Like I said before, the US system was designed to stop people like Trump, but it has never truly been tested before. I think the system will win, but I am not yet sure.

@rjhowie, @Belfrager, @krake may snap at the country, but it is from the safety of knowing it's there. Though if we had to, we'd probably survive the Post-American era.

I don't care that much about France, it's France after all,  but Le Pen is unlikely to win. Not in a Trump "better not" sense, but in a purely probabilistic sense, she really doesn't have the numbers. But even with a different one we can already say that a year from now the US and France both will have a dimwit for president.

Putin is past his "best before" date, as is Iznogood Erdoğan. Modi and Xi will probably both eventually end up in the "deplorable" basket, their authoritanism can lead to some intermediate good.

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
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A little diversion from the election aftermath. The pundits got it wrong; now they're telling us why they got it wrong. There should be an open hunting season on pundits.

Which brings me to this:

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Much appreciated, Jaybro! (The term is "comic relief," isn't it?)
I still have to deal with young children... That the internet allows me to teach them via the gentle and genuine humor of The Great Dane is a marvelous boon.
That so many others remember him helps me accept the possibility that we'll survive, and maybe even get along!
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
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Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds

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In interviews, more than three dozen leading Democratic donors, fund-raisers and operatives agreed that it was the earliest start they had ever seen to the jockeying that typically precedes the official kickoff to the campaign for the party's presidential nomination. It is a reflection of the deep antipathy toward President Trump among Democrats, and the widespread belief that the right candidate could defeat him, but also of the likelihood that the contest for the nomination could be the longest, most crowded and most expensive in history.

"They used to start coming to talk to you two years before the election. Now, it's six months after the last presidential election," said the Wall Street billionaire Marc Lasry, a major political donor who has met recently with several Democrats mentioned as prospective presidential candidates.


Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
Reply #36
We haven't recovered from the last election :faint:
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter."
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

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Re: The Awesomesauce of the American 2020 Presidential Elections
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Ah, Mr T, what a very appropriate distraction!
"Quit you like men:be strong"