Comments on: Top 5 political predictions for 2015 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: oldcat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-106150 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:25:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-106150 Again the very expensive circus starts. Is this all just to impress those who’s mind can be swayed by a little extra pomp and circumstance? (My Mum voted for Tony Blair “because he had nice hair”).
The election of a head for a government is the placement of a professional politician with close ties to his/her party. This has nothing to do with running the country, that is done by permanent secretaries and committees. It is they who decide what is in the best interest of the country, which actually translates as maintaining the status quo to keep the cash rolling over and flowing in the right direction, (state coffers and the top 5% elite).
Governmental change only comes about with the dismantling of the backroom boys hobby desks and is usually the result of revolution or the overthrow of a despot.
Any election in a free and democratic western country is going to change…erm…well nothing really, just the faces on the tv who are asked very serious and challenging questions that they will never answer.

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By: hearalso http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105895 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105895 I sincerely hope that we can get better candidates than a Bush or Clinton. We need someone with the goals of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders.

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By: Craic_Guiness http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105679 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:53:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105679 Probably all true, but the real entertainment will be the Republican primary as they cycle through their usual “frontrunner-of-the-week” process.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105650 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:37:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105650 Populism will thrive- only in the lore put out by newspapers. Fascism will continue to erode the constitution and freedom and justice. Americans are crazy greedy people who spout popularism as a shield against their underlying desire to take what they want and not have to earn it. This is true for the majority on both sides of the aisle. Everyone is so anxious to be a good minion that the next president could install showers that spray poison gas and yet the majority would not object. Most people already approve of torture and giving the president say over life and death of americans, so why would they stop at poison showers?

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By: jonkin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105628 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:10:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105628 Does Reuters actually pay this man for such utterly banal opinion/drivel?

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105584 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:44:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105584 Mixed. It will cost the Clintons lots for a Hillary run. It will be real hard to make the case that Bill can continue Clinton Global if she is President, although I’m sure apologists will try. They’re both very fond of money. His old press sec. has a vid interview over on realclear politics, and he thinks she won’t run. She’s happy focusing on her issues. I think she’s just out building the brand while she’s in focus. If she doesn’t run, the dems will likely do a McGovern/Dukakis type disaster, which ends up actually enhancing Bill’s stature.

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By: RichmondRob http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105567 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:09:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105567 Here’s to hoping that the next President of the USA does not have a last name of Bush or Clinton. This country needs new blood and someone who can begin to unite the country and point to a successful future instead of the current state of divide and concur politics.

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By: Mott http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/12/16/top-5-political-predictions-for-2015/#comment-105564 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:02:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=36485#comment-105564 Good summary of current and imminent state of politics.

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