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Old 2013-02-14, 18:26   Link #1
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let's talk about the next president lol
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Old 2013-02-14, 18:38   Link #2
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I don't like her...she's kind of a bitch.
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Old 2013-02-14, 19:16   Link #3
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I think part of the problem is that people really expect their next president to solve (or exacerbate) all of the problems of their nation. If people really want that then a shift to a monarchy makes sense, like in star wars elect a king every x years so that he can reinvent the whole country.
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Old 2013-02-14, 19:27   Link #4
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Wait, since when was there elections for king in star wars? Did I miss a movie somewhere?
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Old 2013-02-14, 19:56   Link #5
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Wait, since when was there elections for king in star wars? Did I miss a movie somewhere?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padm%C3%A9_Amidala
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Old 2013-02-14, 20:47   Link #6
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Elected Royalty. With term limites.

On a Star Wars tangent, Chancellor Palpatine was over on his term limits as well when the Clone Wars started (using the secession emergency to stall elections) leading to his appointing himself Emperor at war's end after having served as Chancellor for 13 years or so at that point. Term limits would seem to be 8 years for that office, though I can't say if Senators to the Republic have such limits.
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Old 2013-02-14, 20:54   Link #7
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let's talk about the next president lol
shouldn't we be talking about 2014 with the congressional elections.
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Old 2013-02-14, 21:24   Link #8
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shouldn't we be talking about 2014 with the congressional elections.
Nah, congessional elections are just miniboss fights. They're not as exciting.

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I don't like her...she's kind of a bitch.
I see what you did there

Did Hillary announce a while ago that she won't be running in 2016, or am I just imagining things?
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Old 2013-02-14, 21:26   Link #9
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No, but I think some in the press think she's in a good position followingher leaving her position as Secretary of State.
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Old 2013-02-14, 21:32   Link #10
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Not sure who the next president will be but I will put a bet he/she will be a one-term president.
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Old 2013-02-14, 21:36   Link #11
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Not sure who the next president will be but I will put a bet he/she will be a one-term president.
Why's that?
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Old 2013-02-14, 21:40   Link #12
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Chancellor Palpatine was over on his term limits as well when the Clone Wars started (using the secession emergency to stall elections) leading to his appointing himself Emperor at war's end after having served as Chancellor for 13 years or so at that point.
He did it all wrong, you never draw the attention of the people unto yourself by doing something so megalomaniacal as appointing yourself emperor, you get a puppet (like jar jar bink) to take said position and control him from the shadows, so down the line when a hero comes to kill jar jar, Palpatine could have continued to exert influence from the shadows and plot against the meddling forces of good™ (you can always use their own legal system against them, or unearth some dirt to the media).

So wall street will reign supreme, no matter what puppet gets his turn at the bat.
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My guess for 2016 is that the Republicans are going to use the strategy the Dems more or less ended up using back in '08:

First they'll play the National Debt card, and then ask, "Do you really want four more years of this?"
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Old 2013-02-14, 22:11   Link #14
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Why's that?
The economy will perform poorly over those years and the president will be blamed for it. Why will the economy perform poorly you may ask? The problems of debt and bank deregulation have not been dealt with, merely postponed. Politicians have just kicked the can for the last few years but eventually that can will hit a wall. I think the wall will be reached some time between 2016-2020. It is just a WAG so take it for what it is.
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Old 2013-02-14, 22:11   Link #15
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My guess for 2016 is that the Republicans are going to use the strategy the Dems more or less ended up using back in '08:

First they'll play the National Debt card, and then ask, "Do you really want four more years of this?"
Very likely, seeing as they used that same tactic this past election.

I hope someone really exceptional comes out of the woodwork for 2016. My dad says that the best candidates are often weeded out well before the nominees are selected (ala 2000, where he says that he thinks Dan Quail was the best option).
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Old 2013-02-15, 00:56   Link #16
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Nah, congessional elections are just miniboss fights. They're not as exciting.
Still important. And the biggest race out of all of 'em:

Ashley Judd (hot) vs Mitch McConnel (old jackass).
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If someone can win by hotness alone, I'm sure California would have had a porn star as Governor instead of Arnold.
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Old 2013-02-15, 02:07   Link #18
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Instead of making a US Election 2016 thread in February of 2013, shouldn't we just have a "US Politics" thread?


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Old 2013-02-15, 02:15   Link #19
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Instead of making a US Election 2016 thread in February of 2013, shouldn't we just have a "US Politics" thread?


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Yeah. Regardless of what anyone says, this thread is going to end up with the 2014 senate race discussions anyway. No one is going to bother with 2016 until that's settled.
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