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03-02-2016, 08:00 PM
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03-02-2016, 08:20 PM
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03-02-2016, 08:59 PM
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Do the right thing, vote marijuana in 2016.

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03-02-2016, 09:34 PM
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
Trump will fire everyone, and the Trump/Palin ticket will sweep into power. Yes

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04-02-2016, 03:14 AM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2016 03:20 AM by Kaneda.)
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
The Problem: We have an establishment that can only excrete the same turds, cycle after cycle, and once in a while pass a diamond-in-the-rough figurehead that gives people a glimmer of hope, but always ends up stabbing them in the back because he was beholden to some under-the table money.

The Solution: If every candidate we get is so terrible, common sense says we need to start vetting a loyal candidate of our own who shares our ideals and our goals, and crowdfund that person through social media under a binding agreement not to accept money from warmongers or Super-PACs. Isn't there something to be said for laying the groundwork for a real third party so that maybe one day we can start taking our elections seriously again?

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04-02-2016, 08:24 AM
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
(04-02-2016 03:14 AM)Kaneda Wrote:  The Problem: We have an establishment that can only excrete the same turds, cycle after cycle, and once in a while pass a diamond-in-the-rough figurehead that gives people a glimmer of hope, but always ends up stabbing them in the back because he was beholden to some under-the table money.

The Solution: If every candidate we get is so terrible, common sense says we need to start vetting a loyal candidate of our own who shares our ideals and our goals, and crowdfund that person through social media under a binding agreement not to accept money from warmongers or Super-PACs. Isn't there something to be said for laying the groundwork for a real third party so that maybe one day we can start taking our elections seriously again?

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04-02-2016, 09:41 AM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2016 09:51 AM by Tomasia.)
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
(02-02-2016 06:19 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Listening to the radio this morning - and they've all but decided that Hillary and Cruz will be squaring off in November.....

I think Rubio will win the primary. He had a strong third place finish in Iowa, where he received the same amount of delegates as Trump (7) (Cruz received 8), and will likely see more of a surge as other candidates start dropping out. Rubio is the only candidate that has any shot of beating Hillary at this point, though it's still unlikely that he will.

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04-02-2016, 10:33 AM
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
(04-02-2016 03:14 AM)Kaneda Wrote:  The Problem: We have an establishment that can only excrete the same turds, cycle after cycle, and once in a while pass a diamond-in-the-rough figurehead that gives people a glimmer of hope, but always ends up stabbing them in the back because he was beholden to some under-the table money.

The Solution: If every candidate we get is so terrible, common sense says we need to start vetting a loyal candidate of our own who shares our ideals and our goals, and crowdfund that person through social media under a binding agreement not to accept money from warmongers or Super-PACs. Isn't there something to be said for laying the groundwork for a real third party so that maybe one day we can start taking our elections seriously again?

It doesn't even need to be a matter of third parties. Primary turnout is something like 20 percent through much of the United States, if not lower. And in an off year or downballot election electoral turnout might not top 50 percent.

Why would a candidate whose selection hinges on appealing to a bare plurality of a narrow minority ever need to consider the opinions of the uninvolved?

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04-02-2016, 12:32 PM
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(03-02-2016 08:59 PM)cactus Wrote:  Do the right thing, vote marijuana in 2016.

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04-02-2016, 06:47 PM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2016 06:52 PM by Kaneda.)
RE: Presidential Election Predictions
(04-02-2016 10:33 AM)cjlr Wrote:  It doesn't even need to be a matter of third parties. Primary turnout is something like 20 percent through much of the United States, if not lower. And in an off year or downballot election electoral turnout might not top 50 percent.

Why would a candidate whose selection hinges on appealing to a bare plurality of a narrow minority ever need to consider the opinions of the uninvolved?

The reason we have so much voter apathy is because the condenders at the top have been so consistently awful for the past 30 years and very few people are are doing anything to work through the fundamental flaws in our electoral system.

Crowdsourcing third-party candidates through a public social media platform (read: not facebook) can empower the majority who resign not to vote in the primaries. It'll work by building a consensus on what issues matter most to everyone, and promoting a third-party (and perhaps a fourth party) candidate a couple years in advance of election season. Nothing that a social network can't do to get the consensus candidates' message out to as many people as possible. This network would clearly spell out the candidate's platform and detail where all the funding was coming from, with obvious regulations put in place to keep out the cancerous megadonors and special interest groups.

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