GBAtemp Debate Club: Presidential Candidates

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by TotalInsanity4, Oct 3, 2015.

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Who do you think are the the top 5 Presidential hopefuls?

Poll closed Oct 9, 2015.
  1. Hillary Clinton

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  2. Bernie Sanders

    11 vote(s)
    37.9%
  3. Joe Biden

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. Jim Webb

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  5. Martin O'Malley

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  6. Donald Trump

    11 vote(s)
    37.9%
  7. Ben Carson

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  8. Carly Fiorina

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  9. Marco Rubio

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. Jeb Bush

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  11. Ted Cruz

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  12. John Kasich

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  13. Bobby Jindal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Chris Christie

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. (Other not listed)

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
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  1. TotalInsanity4
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    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Hello everyone! Let's try something a little bit different: our very own 'temp debate club! :)

    This week's topic:
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    Who do YOU want to be the next President of the United States, and why?

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    The rules are simple: Every week I will be posting a new topic for all of GBAtemp to debate on in a free-for-all style. There are no winners or losers, the sole purpose of these debates are to learn other's views about important issues. For each topic, I will be posting a list of resources to help you with your debates that may be added to upon request. After a week has passed, I will ask a moderator to close the thread so that a new topic may be created. I will also accept PMs of topics, as my understanding of controversial topics only extends to the US, I'd love to get some international issues in here too ^_^
    Remember to keep it civil, take people's views into consideration, and above all, HAVE FUN! :)

    Note: As the creator of the debate, I am going to try to remain non-partisan and only comment on this thread if I feel as though something someone has said needs clarification. All political views on my part for this debate and all moving forward are being chucked out the window. I will participate in the polls, though, because polls are fun :P

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  2. Flame

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    anything but donald fucking trump...
     
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  3. Lacius

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    Anything but a Republican.
     
  4. RustInPeace

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    I don't follow politics or any of this stuff involving potential presidential candidates. However, it's hard to not read something about Donald Trump. As a lapsed wrestling fan, I keep looking at his stuff as that of a heel wrestler. He's basically saying anything that comes out of his mind, he gets a reaction. I would hope he's getting heat, because that's what a heel is supposed to do. Get booed, but as wrestling ages, so do fan perspectives, and these days, it's fun to cheer the bad guy. I do that too, so I would suspect Trump still being on the news, when his spiel by now should not be tolerated, is because people love the heel, too much. The South Park episode last week says it all, albeit not in a wrestling fan perspective. Basically, sensationalist candidate, and the fact he's, pardon the wrestling slang, getting over, shows how fucked up voter response is. At least how I see it, this kind of candidate shouldn't be elected, especially when he's an asshole. So he is a heel, in the old times, pay to see a heel get his ass kicked. I want that heel Donald Trump to get his ass kicked. I'd like Carly Fiorina to do it.

    As for the other candidates, I can't really comment on them, not even Fiorina. I just didn't like reading about the face comment towards her. She's a beautiful mature woman, Trump looks like a dirty man's foot with a toupe. What's he talking about? Maybe Bernie Sanders would get my vote, if I did more research of him. I just watched a video highlighting why he could be president. I was convinced, but I can't really go above to the point of giving a vote for sure. Much less can be said for the others. Well, nothing at all. Hillary Clinton? I don't even know much about the e-mail scandal, my only comment is she aged considerably compared to 2008, where I'd give her one for sure. But now, I'd still give her one.
     
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    The entire GOP is a fucking joke this round. It's basically picking from which person wants to remove rights faster.
    Right now I am voting Bernie Sanders, he seems to be the only sensible person right now.
     
  6. ComeTurismO

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    I'm not even an American, but I can say that anyone would work; except Donald Trump!
     
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  7. TotalInsanity4
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    Also, I should mention that in the poll I ordered the candidates by highest polling in their party (top 5 for Democrats, Top 9 for Republicans). Let's see if the national average is also the GBAtemp average or if we mix things up a bit ;)
     
  8. FAST6191

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    Inertia seems to make most politicians the same as the other from what I can see, probably why I do not bother with the voting lark (if I fancied dealing with a mountain of paperwork I believe I could vote in US elections) unless there is a danger of a serious cretin getting in and I am in a region capable of doing something about it (has not happened yet).

    I am also curious how much power the US president actually wields/routinely excises (I do not care much for the "theoretically" if the last one to do use the ability was decades ago). From what I can see a lot of people seem to vastly overestimate both the power and what they are actually responsible for. I would settle for one that does not undo the positive steps taken in the last few years though.

    On the other hand whichever one will be able to get a few things in to keep dragging the US into the modern world, failing that then whichever will be able to improve the state of IP law there -- US patents are a farce and the attitudes to copyright scare me.

    Also if you have not seen the following videos I highly suggest them



     
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    Oh, that's another thing, if anyone has their own resources that they want to share I'd be happy to put them in the OP upon request. @FAST6191 do you want me to do that with your videos?
     
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    If you want you can, however they were more generic political information (no idea how many that are capable of voting in these elections will know the specifics there) than anything specific to this election. I just find the maths and (sometimes lack of) logic behind elections to be fascinating and this seemed like a suitable point to share some stuff there.
     
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    The president's ability to nominate judges and Supreme Court justices is reason alone why the election for president of the United States matters.

    There's also the matter of cabinet secretaries. For example, some Republicans are on record saying they do not like the EPA, among other agencies, and would nominate someone to the head position who would make it as ineffective as possible.
     
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    I just hate everything about donald fucking trump.. EVERYTHING!



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    I'm not really impressed with any of the candidates. I just wanted to say that CGP Grey is awesome. Everyone should be required to watch his "This video will make you angry" video before being allowed to post on the internet.
     
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    With Lacius on this one. The sheer conservative mindset of the republican party is making me want to bonk my head against a brick wall.
     
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    Don't vote for Stephen Harper. Oh wait.
     
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  17. TotalInsanity4
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    So, for the sheer sake of discussion, why not Donald Trump? He, of course, wants to "make America great again". He has plenty of experience in bringing his company out of debt, and believes he can do the same with America. Discuss
     
  18. Lacius

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    To start, he's a Republican.
     
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    Lol yes, this is true, but I mean specifically, why shouldn't someone vote for him?
     
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    If it ends up being Bernie vs Trump, I won't even bother voting, either will be great
     
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