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    • Former MSE Sam M
    • By Former MSE Sam M 23rd Feb 16, 9:43 AM
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    MoneySaving Poll: Which US presidential candidate would you vote for if you could?
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    • 23rd Feb 16, 9:43 AM
    MoneySaving Poll: Which US presidential candidate would you vote for if you could? 23rd Feb 16 at 9:43 AM
    Poll started 23 February 2016

    Which US presidential candidate would you vote for if you could?

    The campaign to select a US President has started; the two main parties there are the Democrats (more liberal) and Republicans (more conservative).

    If you could vote for US President who would you choose? Weíve listed the main candidates (in order of their results in the US selection process so far).







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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 23rd Feb 16, 2:00 PM
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    • #2
    • 23rd Feb 16, 2:00 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 16, 2:00 PM
    Looks like Hillary for President so far
    • 5555tt
    • By 5555tt 23rd Feb 16, 8:27 PM
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    • #3
    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:27 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:27 PM
    Clinton is trustworthy , reliable etc. trump is all about himself , narcissistic ego maniac ; am thinking though he's playing the bad canidiate as he's really pinnind on running again the next time around to pretend the has changed attitude to nice caring guy.
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 23rd Feb 16, 8:34 PM
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    • #4
    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:34 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:34 PM
    You seem to be able to vote more than once.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 23rd Feb 16, 8:37 PM
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    • #5
    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:37 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 16, 8:37 PM
    I went for Trump just for the entertainment factor.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 24th Feb 16, 5:06 AM
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    • #6
    • 24th Feb 16, 5:06 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 5:06 AM
    I went for Trump just for the entertainment factor.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    The thing is, a lot of Yanks might just do the same thing and he ends up winning 'just for the entertainment'
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 24th Feb 16, 7:31 AM
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    • #7
    • 24th Feb 16, 7:31 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 7:31 AM
    The thing is, a lot of Yanks might just do the same thing and he ends up winning 'just for the entertainment'
    Originally posted by torbrex
    This could get entertaining!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Feb 16, 8:08 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 8:08 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 8:08 AM
    Trump is a danger to the world!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • happyinflorida
    • By happyinflorida 24th Feb 16, 8:31 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 8:31 AM
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    • 24th Feb 16, 8:31 AM
    I am really shocked at how many would vote for Clinton! She would be as bad a choice as Trump, she's a lying scheming untrustworthy !!!!!.

    Shocking how many believe our media - get real people, start watching Russia Today for news and do not read our papers and believe them please,
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 24th Feb 16, 8:55 PM
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    This chart provides an idea where these candidates stand.



    https://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2016

    Bernie Saunders who like Jeremy Corbyn in the UK are the only ones who offer a real alternative to the Big Business friendly, neo-liberal candidate monopoly on offer. Sanders is the first left of centre choice the Americans have ever had, at least in living memory, or possibly since Franklin D Roosevelt.

    The media know that and will demonise them to placate their paymasters. Clinton is just another right wing neo-liberal whose politically similar to Blair. That's why she got on so well with the Blairite David Miliband when he was foreign secretary. I think Trump should be off the chart here, the ultimate nutjob candidate.
    Last edited by cepheus; 24-02-2016 at 9:11 PM.
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 24th Feb 16, 9:06 PM
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    I am really shocked at how many would vote for Clinton! She would be as bad a choice as Trump, she's a lying scheming untrustworthy !!!!!.

    Shocking how many believe our media - get real people, start watching Russia Today for news and do not read our papers and believe them please,
    Originally posted by happyinflorida
    RT wouldn't be a bad channel if it wasn't for the fact they support another nutjob, Putin! At least they provide some real questions for the UK government which the Beeb should be offering.
    Last edited by cepheus; 24-02-2016 at 9:10 PM.
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 25th Feb 16, 8:45 AM
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    I am really shocked at how many would vote for Clinton! She would be as bad a choice as Trump, she's a lying scheming untrustworthy !!!!!.

    Shocking how many believe our media - get real people, start watching Russia Today for news and do not read our papers and believe them please,
    Originally posted by happyinflorida
    RT is essentially the Russian state broadcaster, if they said it was raining I'd still take my umbrella down and check, they're about as unbiased as Fox news.

    Clinton has her skeletons (the whole email server debacle) but Sanders can be painted as a communist by the 60s/70s red scare generation and will be destroyed by the right leaning media harming his chances of support from moderates. Trump is a liability and shows the Republicans still haven't learnt since 2008 by supporting someone who is going to alienate a huge chunk of the US voting public - until they realise the majority of Americans don't want a bible-bashing anti-gay anti-women anti-everyone not a rich white man then they don't have a chance if the Democrats pick a reasonable mainstream candidate - their ranting about Scalia and talking of blocking anyone Obama picks before he was even in the ground shows all they care about
    Last edited by Nasqueron; 25-02-2016 at 8:48 AM.
    • Moireach
    • By Moireach 25th Feb 16, 8:53 AM
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    I don't think most Britains have seen much of the negative coverage regarding Clinton. Just google "Hilary Clinton scandal". It might take a while to buffer. She isn't at all trustworthy but this time round she's just too powerful for any democrat to challenge her. Obama was the perfect Democrat candidate at that time and even he only scraped past her by the votes of unelected "superdelegates". This time Clinton made sure she had those votes in the bag.
    • edl2011
    • By edl2011 25th Feb 16, 12:44 PM
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    Option I really wanted not there
    I was looking for a choice that said "Anything but Trump, please!"
    I don't know much about the other candidates, but I know that voting in that maniac as the most powerful man in the world would be a Very Bad Thing(TM)
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 25th Feb 16, 2:00 PM
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    Incidentally, even Hillary is seen as being more religious than Trump

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/trackers/2016-01-27/americans-don-t-see-trump-as-religious-split-on-clinton-pew

    He’s been reported to have been a Catholic, a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, a Presbyterian and he married his third wife in an Episcopalian church. I think he'll say anything to get a vote!
    • Moireach
    • By Moireach 25th Feb 16, 2:47 PM
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    There's no "even more" there. I think polls have shown that it's largely non church-going Christians who are voting for Trump because he's never had a religion of any substance. Christian commentators I have heard have pointed out that he has made a fortune from the likes of casinos.
    • ptrichardson
    • By ptrichardson 28th Feb 16, 10:06 AM
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    Well, this poll seems to prove sexism exists.
    • sportsarb
    • By sportsarb 29th Feb 16, 7:57 AM
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    The Clinton e-mail 'scandal' is a non issue. Even republicans are starting to change tack on that. Sanders isn't electable in a GE. The republicans have a bunch of crazies along with John Kasich and Ben Carson who don't even figure in the race.

    Bookmakers are pretty confident it will be Hillsry and I am too.
    • Moireach
    • By Moireach 29th Feb 16, 8:40 AM
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    Nonsense. She's already been proved to have lied about sending no classified emails, proving that she put US security at risk. Even news stories from the past few days show that the scandal hasn't blown over.
    • sportsarb
    • By sportsarb 29th Feb 16, 9:52 AM
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    Her predecessors had done the same thing, they are republicans, they have supported her.

    Republican congress members admitted to running this issue as a political issue to darken her name. Let's face it, what she did probably saved the e-mauls from being leaked by Edward Snowden. The government servers he had access to were clearly very secure.

    It's a non issue.
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