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Presidential race 2016
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RE: Presidential race 2016

I don't think this idiot has a chance in hell to win anything, but I am surprised that his place of birth hasn't been a point of contention. Although his mother is a U.S. citizen and his dad was Cuban, he was born in Canada. There seems to be gray area as to what is a natural born citizen which is required to run for the US Presidency, which has not been tested by the US Supreme Court. The "birthers" claim Obama is not a US citizen, but I don't hear to much about Mr. Cruz being born in Canada, but sure the double standard plays a role here. When you see those possible candidates who may be "putting their hat in the ring," it seems they have to really scrape bottom of barrel. Is the best they have? I think people like Cruz running for Pres, will be death of the Republican party....





03-23-2015 04:10 PM
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(03-23-2015 02:11 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I think Cruz wants unlimited campaign donations and was the first to officially throw his hat into the ring because he's expecting to rake in bucket loads of financial backing and lock some supporters in.

Cruz is off his effin' rocker. He hasn't a chance in hell of planting his self-righteous ass in the Oval Office, in my opinion.


...and that's exactly why I think this is a tremendous waste of money. He knows goddamn well he can't compete against Hillary, or anyone else really, and yet he's willing to waste all that money. It won't be a piddling amount either. If he's not smart enough to recognize that then I surely don't want him in charge of my country.

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03-23-2015 04:43 PM
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Cruz is young. And, he's Hispanic (Cuban descent). And, he's right-wing Christian. He's an interesting ticket possibility for the Tea Party.

Maybe he and his backers really think he has a shot at becoming the 45th President of the United States (Barack Obama was considered a longshot in the early days of his first candidacy).

But, maybe Cruz and his backers are willing to invest a lot in what they know won't likely come to fruition in 2016 but will reap other political gains down the line. He'll only be 53 in 2024.

Marco Rubio is a year younger than Ted Cruz (Rubio's 43). Personally, I think he has a better shot at winning the Republican nomination than Cruz or Carson (63). But, I've been way off on political predictions before; so many unexpected things can happen in a short time to kick runners into the lead or out of the race.

I agree that it would be be difficult for another candidate to surpass Hillary Clinton and get the Democratic nomination, unless a major scandal or health issue unfolds in the next year. But, I'm not convinced that Hillary could beat all of the GOP contenders. I think her chances will be impacted by the public's opinion (particularly in swing states) of Obama and the Democratic party during Obama's last year in office.





03-23-2015 05:22 PM
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RE: Presidential race 2016

Hillary will be 69 on Election Day of 2016

.Lets not kid ourselves, that's just too old IMO to be the leader of the free world.

I really hope someone else gets elected.





03-23-2015 05:45 PM
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If Hillary continues to be physically and mentally sound, as she is now, why do you think 69 is too old MS?

James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan were all in their 70s when they took office. Ronald Reagan was 69.

I mean, there was probably less travel required when the first four were in office. But, then again, people are typically healthier and live longer these days, generally speaking.

Hillary's age doesn't really concern me.





03-23-2015 06:11 PM
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^ Scratch that MS -- I just checked my memory -- looks like I'm getting too old to run for president!! hah

Most of those early presidents I referenced were in their 60s not their 70s.

If Hillary is elected, she'll be tied with Reagan for the oldest inaugurated president at 69. I don't think that's too old, though.





03-23-2015 06:18 PM
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(03-23-2015 06:18 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  ^ Scratch that MS -- I just checked my memory -- looks like I'm getting too old to run for president!! hah

Most of those early presidents I referenced were in their 60s not their 70s.

If Hillary is elected, she'll be tied with Reagan for the oldest inaugurated president at 69. I don't think that's too old, though.

Times have changed HotD.

I just feel that 69 is too old to have the energy and commitment required in this day and age.

Reagan WAS old. I'm sure there were many that didn't approve of someone that old taking on the job of POTUS.

This has nothing to do with her being a woman either. I believe Romney and McCain were mid-60ish too when they ran. Hillary's got very little tread left on her tires.

It really has become a young-er person's job, IMO.





03-23-2015 08:24 PM
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Maybe 70 doesn't seem all that old to me because I interact with people a lot older than that all the time.

People age so differently; Hillary seems physically healthy and very sharp-minded.

And, I think wisdom and experience are advantages for top leaders.

Having said that, if Hillary is elected, I hope she has a better Vice President than most!!





03-23-2015 08:37 PM
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(03-23-2015 06:11 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  If Hillary continues to be physically and mentally sound, as she is now, why do you think 69 is too old MS?

James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan were all in their 70s when they took office. Ronald Reagan was 69.

I mean, there was probably less travel required when the first four were in office. But, then again, people are typically healthier and live longer these days, generally speaking.

Hillary's age doesn't really concern me.


And by the end of his second term, his wife helped run the country, since Ronnie had the beginnings of Alzheimer's. hah (You just never know)






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03-24-2015 06:18 AM
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Old isn't old like it used to be. I see the people in my parent's community and these are very active people living quite full lives. They are involved in life around them and they aren't slowing down. They play golf & tennis and are engaged in any number of things. They aren't sitting home baking cookies and getting around with a walker.






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Playing shuffleboard isn't the same thing as having your physical and mental capacities at 100% 24/7/365.

I applaud seniors that are going to group yoga, playing 9-holes a few times a week and going to the occasional mixer.

However, their teeth are in the glass by 7:00 every night.

Not gonna cut it.





03-24-2015 10:10 AM
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Bitch please. That may be your experience but it's hardly mine.






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There's way more than one person involved in the decision-making and running of the country, MS.

An older, wiser and yet slower-paced President with a smart, kick-ass Cabinet and honed delegating skills would be preferable (to me) to a younger, politically inexperienced, power-hoarding President supported by lackeys.

I'm always interested in the VP choices and the Cabinet appointees too.





03-24-2015 10:24 AM
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I hope Charles Krauthammer runs but that's a very loooooooong shot.






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