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    Ok well we've just seen President Obama relected to serve a second term in office so the media circus is over for a while right? Well not quite now the speculation moves on to who might be the leading candidates for the 2016 race.

    So here are my picks long shot candidate picks for 2016:

    For the Democrats: Kirsten Gillibrand

    For the Republicans: Bob McDonnell


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    Interesting picks. Gililbran could probably have a shot for nomination, though she's a be unexciting. Two women, a current and sitting New York Senator would be interesting primary.

    Bob McDonnell. Well he's religious fundi enough but not very well known. I agree though, he could get on the primary stage for sure. He'd get slaughtered by Gillibran or Hillery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Bob McDonnell. Well he's religious fundi enough but not very well known. I agree though, he could get on the primary stage for sure. He'd get slaughtered by Gillibran or Hillery.
    That is probarbly true but somehow I can just see the Republicans go for someone more appealing to their own party base next time, so you never know, but have to agree about very much with the getting slaughtered.

    I might put up a few more possible 'long shot' or 'outsider' candidates to see what people think.
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    I think trying to come up with candidates this far in the future is not prudent. Anything can and will happen which will show us other candidates that can and will arise out of the pile of them out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    I think trying to come up with candidates this far in the future is not prudent
    Hey maybe not, but it's just harmless speculation, just like say people might be interested in who is going to win the next world cup say.
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    Who's Bob McDonnell? I never heard of him, so i don't know why he would be a contender at this point.

    Do any other countries have elections? It seems like the US elections are the only ones anybody ever talks about.
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    You've probable seen or heard Bob McDonnell, he's done the republican response to Obama speeches a bunch of times.

    Without a doubt the US election is still the most important in the world--just a byproduct of our juggernaut economy and having half the planet's firepower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    You've probable seen or heard Bob McDonnell, he's done the republican response to Obama speeches a bunch of times.

    Without a doubt the US election is still the most important in the world--just a byproduct of our juggernaut economy and having half the planet's firepower.
    Actually, no. I never watch Obama's speeches.
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    Really? I try to at least listen to every major presidential address over the past 30 years. Better getting it direct than through one of the spinsters on either side. I don't usually listen to the countering party response but catch one now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Who's Bob McDonnell? I never heard of him, so i don't know why he would be a contender at this point.

    Do any other countries have elections? It seems like the US elections are the only ones anybody ever talks about.
    Harold when you live in the world's richest and most powerful country well you can expect interest from around the rest of the world, now add this to the fact that no country on earth does elections quite like you guys then you can bet people from other countries are bound to be interested. Most countries have elections and nobody gives a monkey's it's a measure of your country's status in the world that everyone notices when you guys have elections.
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    Go on, I'm going to throw another couple of names into the ring, how about Elizabeth Warren and Marco Rubio as candidates?
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    Ok, I'll throw a couple of names up for shear speculation only.

    Republican: Piyush "Bobby" Jindal or Chris Christie

    Democrat: Joseph Robinette
    "Joe" Biden, Jr.
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    Christie would be an excellent choice--and he's got the raw charisma to survive the extraordinary narrow minded party leadership and scare mongering conservative media. The question of survival is a real issue as well--obesity and middle age screams heart attack.

    Rubio might get far in a nomination process, but I think is viewed as a band-aid to fix the republican brown people problem, rather than a viable well of new ideas.

    Jindal could win the nomination but would get slaughtered in a general election--as will most anti-intellectuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Christie would be an excellent choice--and he's got the raw charisma to survive the extraordinary narrow minded party leadership and scare mongering conservative media. The question of survival is a real issue as well--obesity and middle age screams heart attack.
    This is one of the problems with modern politics, people are so image conscious that it's almost impossible to get the top jobs in you are to short, fat or bald. That's the real reason also why I don't think Christie will get the nomination. Also after being the first party to give America a black president I think the Democrats will want to do the same with giving America it's first female president, and it's for this reason why I think the their nominee will be a woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    but I think is viewed as a band-aid to fix the republican brown people problem,
    This in of itself would probarbly make a good discussion topic, as it is, it doesn't seem likely that the Democrats having a black president is the real story behind the Republican's problems. Could it be they need a whole change of image in this respect and a raft of new policies specifically designed to help this section of society if they are truely to get any sort of significant support from them in future.
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    It seems, at least judging from this NYDailyNews report that Chris Christie might not actually be the golden boy of the Republican hopes for the next White House campaign any longer, perhaps more though of even more importance is the Support Hillary Clinton seems to be gathering for a 2016 run at the Presidency.

    Hillary Clinton would beat New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in presidential race: poll - NY Daily News
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    perhaps more though of even more importance is the Support Hillary Clinton seems to be gathering for a 2016 run at the Presidency.
    If she were succesful, what influence do you think the First husband would have on her policies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
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    perhaps more though of even more importance is the Support Hillary Clinton seems to be gathering for a 2016 run at the Presidency.
    If she were succesful, what influence do you think the First husband would have on her policies?
    I don't know really, after some of his escapades I reckon she probarbly wouldn't let him near the Oval Office. He would probarbly be offering her advice and she'd be all like "NO! you've had your chance, now I'm the President".

    Perhaps though on a more serious note he could be of benefit serving as an advisor on her team of staff, perhaps better still his diplomacy skills and the goodwill he will command around the world will surely be a good asset for tricky negotiations.

    But even possibly with some of his advice on the economy, I really do think Hillary would be her own person and that her Presidency would be defined by her values and ideas, not merely those of her Husband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
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    perhaps more though of even more importance is the Support Hillary Clinton seems to be gathering for a 2016 run at the Presidency.
    If she were succesful, what influence do you think the First husband would have on her policies?
    Killing the Cuban cigar embargo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    If she were succesful, what influence do you think the First husband would have on her policies?
    Wouldn't the correct term be "First Gentleman"?
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    Both parties are corrupt, police state rubber stampers, one is less insane than the other, like bud and bud light, its ~Crazy Racist Corrupt Police State~ and ~Corrupt Police State Light~

    I hope Jesse Ventura runs as independent with a moP and a bucket of water with mr. Clearn, and wins!



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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Both parties are corrupt, police state rubber stampers, one is less insane than the other, like bud and bud light, its ~Crazy Racist Corrupt Police State~ and ~Corrupt Police State Light~

    I hope Jesse Ventura runs as independent with a mob and a bucket of water with mr. Clearn, and wins!
    Ventura is certainly an interesting candidate, but he won't be receiving much support by the general populace. After all, how many Americans are in support of an independent party and atheism? Perhaps he could have a big "I was in Predator, which was an awesome movie, therefore I am also awesome" sign at all speeches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    After all, how many Americans are in support of an independent party and atheism?
    Independent isn't really a problem for voters...in fact it's now the largest group:
    Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in '11The problem for independent politicians is getting enough money to get name recognition and an active media-driven and grass-roots response team during the campaign.

    Being an atheist is a huge problem in big chucks of the US, where they are less trusted and most disliked than criminals:
    In Atheists We Distrust: Scientific American
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