2016 Presidential Candidates

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United States
February 3, 2016 3:16pm CST
A rather nondescript day so far with the 2016 Presidential candidates - just the usual bickering, name-calling, finger-pointing and rampant Trump twittering. Not much is happening with the Democrats. They are down to two candidates. Poor O’Malley dropped out and the other two certainly have no such plans. The one thing that could happen would be that the Democrats add an additional candidate down the road, perhaps Biden or Kerry or both. That would be interesting. In contrast, the Republican candidates are dropping like flies. Adding another candidate doesn’t seem probable. There are some mini rumors of Romney joining the fray but I don’t see that happening – unless it looks like Trump will be the winner and the Republicans just can’t stomach the idea. Supposedly, Santorum has dropped out of the race. I wonder who he’ll endorse. He seems more like Cruz, at least with the religion stuff, but he did attend and support Trump’s fundraising event last week. I also wonder who Rand Paul and Huckabee will endorse. Maybe something exciting will happen tonight at the Democratic Town Hall in New Hampshire. Can something possibly be said that hasn’t been heard at least a gazillion scrillion times before?
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@sugartoes (34861)
• Greencastle, Indiana
3 Feb 16
there's really no telling what's gonna jump out of the bag as it gets a little more action before the BIG day but I just heard something about some fraud from trump? I didn't really catch it but I'll be turning it over to cnn to find out more for sure to see how things are going with it all
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• United States
3 Feb 16
I heard something about Trump said Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. I watch CNN also. There will probably be a lot about it tonight before the town hall thing.
@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
4 Feb 16
Before election campaign is like a suspense thriller movie. After the election both criticizers put hand in hand, only people are fooled and shocked.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
I do think less people are being fooled and shocked now and that's what is making this upcoming election so interesting - there are several against-the-present-system candidates running. People are tired of being fooled.
@shshiju (9323)
• Cochin, India
4 Feb 16
@LindaCPearson That's the proper quoting of a tricky politician. "People are tired of fooled"
@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 Feb 16
I think the number one problem with this year's crop of Presidential contenders is that the one or two who would actually make decent President's aren't at the top of the polls in either party and the ones who are would be disasters as President.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
I agree with you for the most part. I really can't imagine how all this will turn out. We still have many months to go. A lot can change in that time.
@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
4 Feb 16
@LindaCPearson My gut feeling is on the Republican side we're going to wind up with a brokered convention and a surprise candidate. Depending on whether Hillary winds up indicted for her e-mail crimes, odd things could happen there, too. Wouldn't it be something if the two major party candidates wind up being two people not even currently in the race?
@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Feb 16
Some of our politicians only open their mouths to run down the opposition. They don't seem to have an original idea of their own. We're getting quite a bit of the presidential race on our TVs too.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
I think that many people in and out of the US are interested in this US election due to the antics, etc. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!!
@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb 16
@LindaCPearson Well, sometimes it's pretty entertaining!
@Corbin5 (82260)
• United States
5 Feb 16
I agree that we have heard it all over and over again. I must say this race for president is an entertaining one. We have drama, we have comedy, we have odd ducks running, we have liars, cheaters, and some who are bit nuts. Entertaining for sure.
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• United States
5 Feb 16
I think you covered it very nicely! We've got it all! I must admit I am enjoying it, although sometimes I feel like throwing something at the TV screen!
@LadyDuck (122597)
• Switzerland
4 Feb 16
In every country the politicians are the same, they have no plans, they have no ideas, the only thing they seem to be able to do is criticize the others.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
Sadly, that is all too often true.
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@PainsOnSlate (19263)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
I'm a bit bored now. I was happy Hilary won although my kids like Sanders. I hope they will change their mind, even though I like him too. The problem being we can' even imagine the US voting for a socialist. Canada has a different thought process. We're if Sanders gets the nod and pushes Hilary out most demos will vote for a republican...and in my humble opinion that will be the end of the world... I would gladly see more running for the Dems...