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Mich the Tester
25th September 2012, 15:49
...apparently wants to be President of the USA.



Mitt Romney: why don't aeroplane windows open? - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9564529/Mitt-Romney-why-dont-aeroplane-windows-open.html)

xoggoth
25th September 2012, 20:12
At least their leaders/candidates make ours seem not so bad. Even Millibean looks half ok.

bless 'em all
25th September 2012, 20:15
At least their leaders/candidates make ours seem not so bad. Even Millibean looks half ok.

That could be the Labour Party's new slogan .... "Not as shite as American's!"

Lockhouse
26th September 2012, 07:47
The press here always give the Republicans a hard time as it's easy to stereotype them. It's much less clear cut in the US but I think Obama is pretty safe.

Mich the Tester
26th September 2012, 08:06
The press here always give the Republicans a hard time as it's easy to stereotype them. It's much less clear cut in the US but I think Obama is pretty safe.

I've heard that argument before, but the republicans just keep on choosing candidates who make it very easy to stereotype them. Instead of complaining about the media they need to stop picking fundamentalist wingnuts and get real; most voters, yes even in the USA, are 'sort of moderatish' and not particularly interested in extremist loons.

BrilloPad
26th September 2012, 08:22
Who is Mitt Romney?

Old Hack
26th September 2012, 08:23
I've heard that argument before, but the republicans just keep on choosing candidates who make it very easy to stereotype them. Instead of complaining about the media they need to stop picking fundamentalist wingnuts and get real; most voters, yes even in the USA, are 'sort of moderatish' and not particularly interested in extremist loons.

The worst thing about the yanks, is that for so many years, the republican candidate comes from a privileged background, and has no idea about the real world, having lived a privileged life. One day, one day, the penny will drop that to beat them, they'll have to get a republican who's lived the american dream i.e. he's started from a lower/middle class background and worked his way to the top.

All the democrats have to do to win at the moment, given the make up of the country, is show up. This is in the worse depression since the 30's and democrats don't even need to peddle any shit, they simply need to rock up, and watch the republicans shoot themselves in the foot again.

Romney is a joke.

BrilloPad
26th September 2012, 08:26
The worst thing about the brits, is that for so many years, the Tory candidate comes from a privileged background, and has no idea about the real world, having lived a privileged life. One day, one day, the penny will drop that to beat them, they'll have to get a Tory who's a Grocer's daughter.

FTFY

Old Hack
26th September 2012, 08:33
FTFY

I agree, but do you not think we'd vote differently if we actually voted for our leaders? Would we not have a Paddy Ashdown, instead of a Milliband? I don't think more than 50% of people would have voted Cameron in, if it were up to us, but it isn't.

BrilloPad
26th September 2012, 08:41
I agree, but do you not think we'd vote differently if we actually voted for our leaders? Would we not have a Paddy Ashdown, instead of a Milliband? I don't think more than 50% of people would have voted Cameron in, if it were up to us, but it isn't.

<pedant>Torys get less than 50% and half seats<\pedant>

I agree - we should be able to vote for a person rather than party. Though I think I would prefer Vince Cable. :emb

To get back to the point about Mitt Romney - I think he has thrown it away. The American people hate Obama as, in their eyes, he has fooked the economy. Alas the USA economy is over borrowed and no-one can sort it out. Only a correction can do that - it can be 12 ordinary strokes or 6 of the best.

Robinho
26th September 2012, 08:50
Obama is shite and should be out on his arse but he must be favourite now.

Reps should sack Romney and run Ron Paul.

Old Hack
26th September 2012, 09:36
I agree, but do you not think we'd vote differently if we actually voted for our leaders? Would we not have a Paddy Ashdown, instead of a Milliband? I don't think more than 50% of people would have voted Cameron in, if it were up to us, but it isn't.


<pedant>Torys get less than 50% and half seats<\pedant>

I agree - we should be able to vote for a person rather than party. Though I think I would prefer Vince Cable. :emb

To get back to the point about Mitt Romney - I think he has thrown it away. The American people hate Obama as, in their eyes, he has fooked the economy. Alas the USA economy is over borrowed and no-one can sort it out. Only a correction can do that - it can be 12 ordinary strokes or 6 of the best.


I wasn't suggesting the tories get half the seats, for less than half the vote, I was musing what would happen if we did vote for our leaders, rather than a party, that they wouldn't get half the vote, by having Cameron in charge, if we voted for the person, the very thing I think is wrong with the republicans in the states.

I actualy agree with you about Cable, as it happens. He seems to be the brightest one out there.

VectraMan
26th September 2012, 09:40
All the democrats have to do to win at the moment, given the make up of the country, is show up.

An American who was over here last week said exactly that. "The big problem the Democrats have is convincing people to vote". He said they tend to turn out more when it's a case of voting out a Republican president, but they're less bothered about keeping a Democrat president in power.

He also said the turnout in the US is < 50% anyway. Which is pretty appalling for a country that makes such a big deal about democracy.

Old Hack
26th September 2012, 10:05
An American who was over here last week said exactly that. "The big problem the Democrats have is convincing people to vote". He said they tend to turn out more when it's a case of voting out a Republican president, but they're less bothered about keeping a Democrat president in power.

He also said the turnout in the US is < 50% anyway. Which is pretty appalling for a country that makes such a big deal about democracy.

I had a bit of a chat with an Aussie about democracy. As far as I am aware, you have to vote in Australia, literally are fined for not voting.

I sometimes think a very valid part about democracy is the ability not to vote, however perverse that sounds. I vote all the time, but there's something quite sinister about being made to vote.

Moscow Mule
26th September 2012, 10:08
I actualy agree with you about Cable, as it happens. He seems to be the brightest one out there.

Vince is my MP.

I'm not sure he's the brightest one at all - he suffers from the same vanity as they all do (cf his boasting to two women reporters in this constituency office).

He tends to far to the left for my liking.

Mich the Tester
26th September 2012, 10:15
<pedant>Torys get less than 50% and half seats<\pedant>

I agree - we should be able to vote for a person rather than party. Though I think I would prefer Vince Cable. :emb

To get back to the point about Mitt Romney - I think he has thrown it away. The American people hate Obama as, in their eyes, he has fooked the economy. Alas the USA economy is over borrowed and no-one can sort it out. Only a correction can do that - it can be 12 ordinary strokes or 6 of the best.

Of course, GW Bush didn't fook the economy at all.

Robinho
26th September 2012, 10:56
Clinton, Bush and Obama have all ****ed the economy. No reason to keep voting for bankruptcy (Obama) though.

d000hg
26th September 2012, 11:04
Reps should sack Romney and run Ron Paul.:laugh:rollin::laugh:rollin::laugh

Robinho
26th September 2012, 11:15
:laugh:rollin::laugh:rollin::laugh

What's funny? :confused:

d000hg
26th September 2012, 11:17
Ron Paul the nerd's choice.

Robinho
26th September 2012, 11:18
As supposed to the idiot's choice that is Obama and Romney.

Old Hack
26th September 2012, 14:51
Do they fine you for spoiling your ballot?

No, you're forced to actively abstain through a spoiled vote.

I still feel it undemocratic, in a sense.

They get a turnout of 90%. If you refuse to pay the fine, I believe you can get sent to jail. The land of the free I guess...