I'm truly amazed at how someone on the complete opposite side of the planet knows more about our political system and candidates than our own citizens. A typical American would say that he's the guy from the TV show who said "you're fired" all the time.^^^ hmm........... is this the same man that could be your next President?
vreihen: Honestly, I have always found your system of government to be fascinating - and, to be frank (I'll be earnest if you don't like Frank) more than a little confusing!! I guess the ambitions of would-be candidates for POTUS is not limited to any particular type of American citizen. But I find the current batch of candidates vying for the position to be, well ......... interesting! Still- down here we chose a failed, would-be Jesuit priest who has political leanings that are to-the-right of Genghis-Khan as our leader (Prime Minister). So I guess that the adage about getting the politician's that we deserve might be true in both our countries! Nevertheless, the political dynamic in your part of the world over the next 18 months should be a "corker" !!I'm truly amazed at how someone on the complete opposite side of the planet knows more about our political system and candidates than our own citizens. A typical American would say that he's the guy from the TV show who said "you're fired" all the time.
Yes, that is "The Donald" Trump, billionaire businessman and real estate developer turned TV personality turned politician. The election is still a year and a half away, and career politicians are wrestling with how to stop him or at least discredit his messages. He's still a long shot to win at this point.....
If Trump runs as a third-party candidate, history already tells us what the outcome will be. Back in 1992, Ross Perot ran as a third-party candidate. For those who don't know, he was a billionaire businessman with zero political experience, and his campaign was all charts and stuff like you would expect in a CEO's business presentation. The only thing that he did was split the elephant party vote, and the result was a donkey party candidate named Bill Clinton winning the election. Talk about irony in 2016! If Trump runs as a third-party candidate, he will also split the elephant party vote, and another jackass named Clinton will be elected president!That leaves third party. I have quietly voted third party my ENTIRE adult life and it has taken this entire time to get anyone, mostly republicans to finally agree that it may be time. Not that an arrogant wind bag could get elec-, er, never mind.
Oh come on Bill was entertaining. Soap opera writers couldn't have done better. Hillary? She should already be in jail. My best guess is she has so much dirt on other people in her files that actually prosecuting her would just be MAD. If she gets the jackass party's nomination (which I think is far from a sure thing) and subsequently gets elected, she won't be any worse than any of the main-stream pachyderms likely to get their party's nomination. Sorry, but they're all in the pocket of the banksters and other corporate lobbyists. In the end, I don't think makes much difference who gets elected. No matter how much of an idealist they are, after the election, but before the inauguration, they will be "briefed" so that they understand how things really work.If Trump runs as a third-party candidate, he will also split the elephant party vote, and another jackass named Clinton will be elected president!
Actually, Bill did a pretty decent job as President for a donkey. How much of that was because Newt Gingrich and the elephants held him in check at the congressional level is debatable.Oh come on Bill was entertaining. Soap opera writers couldn't have done better.
Since I live in a state where my vote literally doesn't count, I used to be apathetic but now I'm amused as well."I used to be disgusted. Now I'm just amused."
Since this was split from the "It was funny to me" thread, I'll interject some humor: