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Who should be the next US President?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Keiichi, Jan 22, 2004.

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Who should be elected for US President in 2004?

  1. Pres. George W. Bush

    9 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. Gen. Wesley Clark

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Sen. John Kerry

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. Gov. Howard Dean

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  5. Rev. Al Sharpton

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  6. Sen. Joe Lieberman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Rep. Dennis Kucinich

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. Sen. John Edwards

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    Non-US citizens feel free to chip in as well.

    -Keiichi
     
  2. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    Choosing a president for the americans means they get to choose a worldleader as well.
    Too bad one can't really leave an important decision like that to the americans ...

    ;)

    btw :
    Have they run any campaigns that show how to vote yet ?
    At least the last time a lot of people seemed to have problems with that bit ... and the counting of votes that followed.
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    That Kelly (or is it Kerry? the large ex-military / millionaire with a smile like a shark) could be very dangerous ... I somehow expect there to be a lot of bad intentions hiding that big smile.

    That said ... I think Douglas Adams said it best :
    'Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.'
     
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  3. Cap'n Beeb

    Cap'n Beeb Banned

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  4. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    I'm going with former-General Wesley Clark (retired in 2000). I've always maintained that military types make the best politicians. And the higher their rank, the better.

    Who better to make a leader than a person who was already a leader to begin with (and a damn good one, judging by the responses from some of the men who served under him). It seems like military men are more down-to-earth with less aptitude for bullsh-t. They also tend to get things done, as opposed to beating around the bush.

    -Keiichi
     
  5. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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    yiich
    senior religious and senior military personell should be automatically excluded due to their UBER high bias on all situations
     
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  6. Vega-don

    Vega-don arreté pour detention de tomate prohibée

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    to many wasp names... they sound all the same to me.. are they clones?
     
  7. DamienW

    DamienW I'm no stranger to sarcasm, sir

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    Despite the stupidity of this comment, it raises a valid point : who are those people, what do they stand for ? If you want to ear the word of non-americans, you should give us a quick rundown on who's who.
     
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  8. =CreepingShadow=

    =CreepingShadow= New Member

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    Sharpton...a wasp(?)...lol.
    Tell him that!
    ...just make sure to grab some quality ear plugs first.
     
  9. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge New Member

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    Where's the "None of the above" selection?


    I still want Ron Paul for president :p
     
  10. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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  11. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    If he dosn't become US president, do you think he would move to germany and try to do something here if I ask him? :D
     
  12. DamienW

    DamienW I'm no stranger to sarcasm, sir

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    Question 2 : where did that list come from. Is it any kind of official list of future candidates, or is it one you made yourself with the people you see as "most likely" ?
     
  13. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    That's a list of all the current Democrat and Republican candidates for US President in 2004, ecluding all those who have previously withdrawn from the race (Graham, Braun, Gephardt, etc).

    There are Third Party candidates not listed, like those in the American party, the Constitution party, the Green party, the Libertarian party, the Natural Law party, the Peace & Freedom party, the Prohobition party, the Reform party, the Socialist party, the Socialist Workers party, as well as the myriad of Independent candidates, but I doubt any of them have more than a 0.5% popular vote.

    Basically, the names I listed are the only ones the media is paying any attention to at all.

    -Keiichi
     
  14. -RoMe-infers

    -RoMe-infers New Member

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    quote: " I've always maintained that military types make the best politicians. "

    Saddam was a highly rank military guy, as Nasser, Ceaucescu, Milosevic, Poutine, Pinochet..... but i guess Churchil was highly rank too.. Guess it actually relies more on the values you want to defend than on any social/professional situation..
     
  15. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    Actually, Saddam was never even in the Iraqi military, let alone of a high rank.

    -Keiichi
     
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    I thought he was the commander in chief of the Iraqi armed forces? Something that would place him fairly high up in the military hierarchy, I should think..(yes, I know you ment people with a military background, just nit picking/clarifying)

    Anyway, back to the topic: The entire two party "elective dictatorship" system you have over there is a joke. Pure and simple. That you even dare to label yourself as a lighthouse of democracy is :lol: at best. /rant
     
  17. Big_Duke_06

    Big_Duke_06 Charlie Don't Surf!

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    Well, POTUS is Commander in Chief of the US military, too - but that doesn't necessarily make him a member of the armed forces. So just like Saddam, he's calling the shots, and "in the military hierarchy", but not necessarily in the military himself. *edited for clarity*

    Matthew
     
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  18. jaymian

    jaymian Sweet Merciful Crap!

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  19. Keiichi

    Keiichi Old Timer

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    I can't believe people are actually voting for Bush. As if he didn't screw the country up bad enough in his first term... :eek:

    I swear, if Bush gets re-elected, I'm moving to Canada.

    -Keiichi
     
  20. Big_Duke_06

    Big_Duke_06 Charlie Don't Surf!

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    Don't make promises you're not willing to keep! ;) Like Rosie the Fat Lesbo (tm), Meathead, Babs, etc. How come none of them left the country like they said would?

    But seriously, what exactly did GWB do to "screw up the country"? The economic turndown started in the last months of the Clinton presidency - but the last few months have shown that it is slowly but surely coming back.

    Although, as a former ECON major, I hate it when anyone places blame/credit for economic trends on the back of one person. But that's a pet peeve.

    Supply-side economics DO work. Arthur Laffer is the man! Daddy Bush was a doubter, but it seems the son has learned. The tax cuts and tax credits are helping. Do a google search on "Laffer curve" and do some reading.

    He's removed Saddam from power. Khadaffi saw that we're not screwing around anymore and has decided to play nice. Osama bin Laden is living in a cave and will never see the sun ever again - the moment he sticks his head out, he'll catch a JDAM on the turban!

    I'm not a huge fan of GWB's right-wing, bible thumping social policies - but I think that his may be the lesser of two evils considering the PC, bleeding-heart tendencies of the Democratic party.

    He's not an ideal choice, but he's the best alternative in my book. Just look at that raving lunatic Dean! Did anyone see his breakdown after losing the Iowa caucuses? Dude scares me - much the same way that John McCain scares me.

    Matthew
     

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