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  • Center Left
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    It's about 60+ days left until the election. Several questions come to my mind. I hope many others will add their opinions or questions.

    # Seems like most polls think they have it mostly figured out. Swing states..... which states are going to be game changers ? There's the typical Ohio and Florida. Pennsylvania is said to be leaning Democrat because of Philadelphia and it's suburbs. I've heard Iowa could be very interesting. Seems like they have a lot of uneducated white males so it's a toss up. Nevada is said to be potentially interesting. Wisconsin is up in the air. Most states are expected to do what they always do......

    Bernie is in New Hampshire tomorrow campaigning for team Democrat. I hope the event gets much press because he has much to offer. He's become nearly invisable the last 45 days.

    When do we get specifics from the Republicans on how they will address anything at all. It doesn't seem that their members are looking for details except maybe How tall will the wall be ? Any other questions ? No, not really.

    Military members were on a commercial tonight. I believe there may be a question/answer event scheduled where they can ask Clinton/Trump questions on issues they find important. I think it said Mat Lauer so I guess NBC would have that.

    Jobs..... I think that's a major topic as persons on both sides of this race can agree more jobs would be good for this country. Hearing both speak about their ideas, approaches, and philosophy would be important. As stated above, we have just over two months left. No matter who you want to win, hearing how difficult issues would be addressed is something all Americans deserve to hear. I hope people start demanding more information and less BS - catch phrases - and expected replies. DT, how will you create jobs ? I won't let Hillary take your guns !!! and the crowd goes wild. That's the garbage we've gotten so far.

    We need jobs, national security, economy, military, justice system, wealth inequality, enviroment, infrastructure spending, energy, taxes, immigration, foreign relations, fight against terrorism, campaign finance reform, and other things talked about with details and substance.

    What are topics that you want to hear addressed ? What would a politician say that would get your attention ? What do you think needs to be talked about far more than it has been ?

  • Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote:

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    We need jobs, national security, economy, military, justice system, wealth inequality, enviroment, infrastructure spending, energy, taxes, immigration, foreign relations, fight against terrorism, campaign finance reform, and other things talked about with details and substance.

    What are topics that you want to hear addressed ? What would a politician say that woul;d get our attention ? What do you think needs to be talked about far more than it has been ?

    From what I can tell, Hillary Clinton has been talking about most all those issues in the town halls and other small venues she has been holding. All of these are also discussed in considerable detail in her website, HillaryClinton,com. Take a look.

    Her frustration (and mine) is that the media doesn't give a shit about any of those issues. They want red meat. They want sensational news that can drive ratings...like Breaking News that Trump creates almost every day. I've mentioned this before.

    My favorite topic would be jobs related. We need to have a recognition that most jobs are not lost to trade agreements. Rather they are lost to market conditions and automation. The country that succeeds in the 21st Century will be the ones that can have successful job retraining programs to retrain workers whose jobs are lost for any reason. I have addressed this in the past, but the politicians need to discuss it in depth. How about this to start the conversation:

    Hillary Clinton: Workforce skills and job training

    Take a look. It's been there since June 2015...over a year. Anyone care?

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    TJ Wrote:

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    We need jobs, national security, economy, military, justice system, wealth inequality, enviroment, infrastructure spending, energy, taxes, immigration, foreign relations, fight against terrorism, campaign finance reform, and other things talked about with details and substance.

    What are topics that you want to hear addressed ? What would a politician say that woul;d get our attention ? What do you think needs to be talked about far more than it has been ?

    From what I can tell, Hillary Clinton has been talking about most all those issues in the town halls and other small venues she has been holding. All of these are also discussed in considerable detail in her website, HillaryClinton,com. Take a look.

    Her frustration (and mine) is that the media doesn't give a shit about any of those issues. They want red meat. They want sensational news that can drive ratings...like Breaking News that Trump creates almost every day. I've mentioned this before.

    My favorite topic would be jobs related. We need to have a recognition that most jobs are not lost to trade agreements. Rather they are lost to market conditions and automation. The country that succeeds in the 21st Century will be the ones that can have successful job retraining programs to retrain workers whose jobs are lost for any reason. I have addressed this in the past, but the politicians need to discuss it in depth. How about this to start the conversation:

    Hillary Clinton: Workforce skills and job training

    Take a look. It's been there since June 2015...over a year. Anyone care?

    T.J. and Schmidt; I just listened to Obama speaking in the far east; at least he acts "presidential" and knows where/what he's talking about. If I see the present candidates then I'm going to cry; neither one can come even close to Obama in interacting internationally. Sorry Hillary "floats" somewhere and thinks as an little school girl; she does not come over if she knows the world or its issues, because she's too arrogant (tea aunty) and thinks she knows everything but does not. Her body language is typical; she's unable to look further than at an present event and asks coaching, but never looks ahead of consequences of any decision. Examples enough. Also her position on TPP (contrary to Obama's) her "server' and "Benghazi" issues, as well no insight in ISIS (accepts only what the "generals" say; instead of having an total Middle east insight, as well is an bit of an military action promoter) My feeling is that she's an ad-hoc type person, who does not look at the whole picture of the world nor government; whatever suits her at any such moment. About Trump, yeah, that is much worse than Hillary. So we'll see.

    It will be an unsatisfying election for sure; it would have been better to give Obama an third term.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Hillary can't come alive because she has an ad hoc position looking at "Clinton". For having spent hundreds of millions of dollars every USAmerican should have a Clinton initiative they know about. What you have is what appears to be a secretive foundation working behind the scenes. Instead they have a billion dollar liability. What were they thinking???
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Trump benefits from any TV coverage whether it is good, bad or indifferent. Doesn't seem logical. The answer is charisma. His bet return is poditive. People are looking for reasons/excuses to vote for him. Hillary experiences the opposite reaction. Her campaign better face the music and start attacking Trump in a media reactive way. Two months to go and the election is up in the air. They need to start using a new game book.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Here is a copy of the message I sent to Hillary's campaign:

    **IMMEDIATE**ATTENTION**

    Fight Trump's Charisma. People are looking for reasons and excuses to vote for Trump. Those are the people that can change their mind and be swayed. Attack Trump's Charisma. Run ads with Trump responding with his rediculing animation of the handicapped reporter. Ask a question and show Trump's mocking the reporter as a response. Questions need to be phrased as to not reflect negatively on handicapped. E.g. Mr Trump, Do you respect and view challenged people fairly? Show mocking reporter clip. Series of questions asking for empathy followed by mocking reporter ad. Hopefully you are considering.

    Chet Ruminski
  • Center Left
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    If the repub party and their millions of followers call Hillary an Ugly Moose millions of times a day..... it becomes accepted as fact. That's their approach. Spread the same BS billions of times and it is "their fact". Realize this is the party of the stupid. It's also the party of those sure they know what will make the world better. And these persons are also faithful voters. Crazy, hell yes it's crazy but that's par for the course these days.

    They spread fear and conspiracy talk that have no facts at all. DT's advisers have been wise in indentifying what the stupid are affraid of and they built an entire campaign around scaring the sheep. That's what modern politics has become. I can't wait until hard serious questions with answers to be scrutized become the norm. We're being run by the clown show candidate who got to the top with third grade name calling and 5 second sound bites instead of actual news coverage.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    " I can't wait until hard serious questions with answers to be scrutized become the norm. "

    You think? Look where Trump is and he has done everything wrong and he is virtually tied with the most qualified candidate in the history of this country. The fate of the world lies in the hands of very few voters. Hillary better smear Trump and do it fast. When people hear or see the name Trump they need to visualuze him mocking the handicapped reporter, Serge Kovaleski.

  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    " I can't wait until hard serious questions with answers to be scrutized become the norm. "

    You think? Look where Trump is and he has done everything wrong and he is virtually tied with the most qualified candidate in the history of this country. The fate of the world lies in the hands of very few voters. Hillary better smear Trump and do it fast. When people hear or see the name Trump they need to visualuze him mocking the handicapped reporter, Serge Kovaleski.

    Yes Chet; T.J. does not understand how the media works; they do want excitement; not "facts". As I said before it is on how the candidate comes over at the public; appearance and lots of "noise' does it, not old adds with shirts and ties made in China. I think Hillary was coached way too long by the Wasserman "laundry" woman and follows her attitude. May be Melani Trump should show her how to dress etc. As well get an new agency to make the adds. If she continuous this way she will loose. Using hammers on Blackberry's won't work either. Also her VP election was an stupid one; the guy comes over as an coached "used car" salesman. He knows more about the "church" than the world. He does not impress at all.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch, Trump wants coverage. It doesn't make any difference what kind it is because he had charisma and knows it. When he said he could shoot somebody and not lose support he was stating a fact. Almost any time you see him he looks natural. Almost anytime you see Hillary she looks like she is putting on an act. If she would forget what handlers are telling and just be like she was in the Benghazi hearing she would probably be ahead. But it is hard to fight charisma. How is it possible that over 30 years of politics and not one average person in the USA knows one accomplishment of the Billion Dollar Clinton Foundation.
  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Dutch, Trump wants coverage. It doesn't make any difference what kind it is because he had charisma and knows it. When he said he could shoot somebody and not lose support he was stating a fact. Almost any time you see him he looks natural. Almost anytime you see Hillary she looks like she is putting on an act. If she would forget what handlers are telling and just be like she was in the Benghazi hearing she would probably be ahead. But it is hard to fight charisma. How is it possible that over 30 years of politics and not one average person in the USA knows one accomplishment of the Billion Dollar Clinton Foundation.
    The latest; Trump is now ahead in the national polling; thus in other words; what works and what not.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    If you could control Monday Night Football and Sunday NASCAR you could control USA. Throw Bud and Miller in and be a dictator forever.
  • Center Left
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    fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-u...

    The above site is run by Nate Silver. His site Five Thirty Eight is very good at accurately addressing the poll results and candidates chances of winning. In the past he's done better than anyone at using data to get a clear picture of what's going on versus what's going to happen. This view of recent polls has Clinton's slipping noted.

    10 interesting poll related questions as well

  • Center Left
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    This was interesting. Hopefully it's a step that will be seen as favorable and in the right direction. Progressives getting a voice in what choices should be made. Warren is getting much say on future appointments if Clinton is elected. Attached article sounds good for now.

    addictinginfo.org/2016/09/06/hillarys-h...

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I notice from the link that Clinton's chief economist in her transition team is Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. She seems less into monetary theory and more into the social welfare of employees in corporations.