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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Mar '16 16:17
    Trump vs. Hillary

    <sigh>

    No1, tell me about some good third parties...
  2. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    02 Mar '16 16:23 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sh76
    Trump vs. Hillary

    <sigh>

    No1, tell me about some good third parties...
    Not holding out for that brokered convention eh?

    Two observations:

    1) I was watching the C-SPAN coverage and counted six Democrat callers who said they were supporting Trump. I found that surprising. Is this a thing?

    2) Christie looked pathetic standing there behind Trump, like he just couldn't remember where he'd left his testicles. It was sad.
  3. Standard member vivify
    rain
    02 Mar '16 16:45
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy


    2) Christie looked pathetic standing there behind Trump, like he just couldn't remember where he'd left his testicles. It was sad.
    It's probably hard for a guy that big to see them.
  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    02 Mar '16 16:49
    American stupidity is stunning.
  5. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    02 Mar '16 18:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Trump vs. Hillary

    <sigh>

    No1, tell me about some good third parties...
    I assume you won't go Green, so there's the Libertarians though they seem to be a bit more laissez faire than you generally espouse. https://ballotpedia.org/Libertarian_Party

    They should certainly be on the ballot in New York; their candidate finished third here in 2012. http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/president/new-york/

    EDIT: Before taking that plunge you might consider that Nate Silver and the crew at 538 aren't convinced that Trump is a sure thing yet. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/elections-podcast-breaking-down-super-tuesday/?ex_cid=navlink
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Mar '16 19:32
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    I assume you won't go Green, so there's the Libertarians though they seem to be a bit more laissez faire than you generally espouse. https://ballotpedia.org/Libertarian_Party

    They should certainly be on the ballot in New York; their candidate finished third here in 2012. http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/president/new-york/

    EDIT: Before ...[text shortened]... ttp://fivethirtyeight.com/features/elections-podcast-breaking-down-super-tuesday/?ex_cid=navlink
    Yes, I read Nate's post. I prefer to be pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised later than to hang on to a dying hope like a withering flower.
  7. 02 Mar '16 19:37
    Originally posted by sh76
    Trump vs. Hillary

    <sigh>

    No1, tell me about some good third parties...
    We have a couple of spare bedrooms you could rent. Now we don't give any discounts when ya pay in USD but we will throw in a 6 pack of "real" beer as an added bonus.
  8. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    02 Mar '16 19:41
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yes, I read Nate's post. I prefer to be pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised later than to hang on to a dying hope like a withering flower.
    Fortunately for me last night extinguished any hope for Bernie, so my unrealistic optimism only lasted a month or so before being crushed.
  9. 02 Mar '16 19:43
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Fortunately for me last night extinguished any hope for Bernie, so my unrealistic optimism only lasted a month or so before being crushed.
    Man you'd swear he was Canadian...a left leaning Canadian anyway.
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    02 Mar '16 19:47
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yes, I read Nate's post. I prefer to be pessimistic and be pleasantly surprised later than to hang on to a dying hope like a withering flower.
    Carson's out. https://twitter.com/costareports/status/705108104304828416

    Be interesting where his vote goes; Cruz seems ideologically closest but there's the bad blood because of the incident in Iowa where the Cruz campaign was spreading false rumors that the Doctor was already out to steal some votes.
  11. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    02 Mar '16 20:47 / 2 edits
    Lindsey Graham has the answer, though he almost chokes on it:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/01/lindsey_graham_it_might_be_time_to_rally_around_ted_cruz.html#ooid=BkY2hoMTE69mzXfKRagOabk7Ze53AtIl
  12. 03 Mar '16 01:46
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Lindsey Graham has the answer, though he almost chokes on it:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/01/lindsey_graham_it_might_be_time_to_rally_around_ted_cruz.html#ooid=BkY2hoMTE69mzXfKRagOabk7Ze53AtIl
    If you're R and don't like Trump, that seems your only viable choice.