Elections Super Thread

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
I don't really care for this Mike Pence fella.

So the convention has neither of the living republican presidents, nor the last republican presidential candidate nor the republican governor of the state in which it is being held. The one plus was supposed to be that it had rival Ted Cruz and then he used it to stab trump in the back. Good stuff.

Also I heard these conventions are horrible trust fund, cocaine and skanky hooker fests.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Yeah they are, I saw an article that posted a lot of the Male for Male Craigslist ads and they were pretty funny. The best was titled "Bend over and take it RNC bitch boy."

Whoever answers that ad is going to have a gay old time.
 

Bobby

The Legend
Sir Didier Drogba;3947187 said:
I don't really care for this Mike Pence fella.

So the convention has neither of the living republican presidents, nor the last republican presidential candidate nor the republican governor of the state in which it is being held. The one plus was supposed to be that it had rival Ted Cruz and then he used it to stab trump in the back. Good stuff.

Also I heard these conventions are horrible trust fund, cocaine and skanky hooker fests.
We hosted the Democratic one. That's not terribly far from the truth. I can't imagine the GOP one is all that different. They also cost the host city a truckload of money.

That Cruz episode was hilarious. Apparently some Trump donor in the VIP area had to be restrained and Ken Cuccinelli had to escort Heidi Cruz off the floor because a woman tried to fight her. This whole thing is an absolute shitshow. The New York delegation was furious. Also, Cruz is apparently going to primary Trump in 2020 if he wins.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
Is it really that bad? I kind of assumed that when it actually came down to it he was just going to lay out basic unedited republican think tank stuff.

Also is what cruz did entirely unprecedented? Trump said 'saw a copy of cruz speech two hours before and still let him speak' could be really have stopped him speaking?
 

Bobby

The Legend
He could've stopped him but the ensuing shitstorm would've been unbelievable and gotten Cruz more attention than he could ever dream of, he would've been a martyr of American conservatism.

The speech was bad. I suggest watching it for yourself. There were more that a few elements of European populism in there, and he had a Chavez vibe about him. Pure strongman stuff.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Yeah, the text of the speech doesn't do his presentation justice. He was shouting the whole thing and had a very authoritarian cadence.
 

Bobby

The Legend
This leak is an absolute pile of gold for Trump, the greatest gift he could've ever been handed. Bernie's supporters are (rightfully, looking through the files) next-level pissed and Jill Stein is doing her best to rile them up (you can actually see the steam coming out of the ears of Hillary loyalists as they angrily tweet at her). CBS, CNN, NBC, and Politico people all involved too. Trump's just going to barnstorm the country telling people how rigged the system is by reading Luis Miranda and DWS' own words.

They're going to manage to fuck this up aren't they? They're going to find a way to lose a Presidential election to Donald Trump.
 

Bobby

The Legend
Some guy caught his leg on fire outside of the DNC because he burned a flag and tried to stomp it because burning it wasn't hardcore enough.

I thought Republicans hated Hillary. I almost feel bad for her, but she's loaded beyond belief and she'll probably become President so she'll be okay.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Bill, Biden, and Barry all gave outstanding speeches. I think most people who were on the fence about Hillary came off it after the last 2 nights.
 

Bobby

The Legend
Her target audience is dissident Republicans, and she'll be able to grab them this fall. She's fighting Johnson for them because they aren't voting Trump. She's gonna turn right and run as a centrist this fall (this will bring NC, PA, and VA to her), she'll win pretty easily.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
She doesn't have to turn right, she's always been there aside from her dog and pony show during this primary season.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Trump is getting murdered in the polls now after both convention bounces. Georgia is in play somehow, and Hillary has the money to advertise everywhere while Trump has no money at all in addition to no ground game. This election could end up getting real ugly.

At this point, you look towards the debates as the only thing that could save Trump, but it's much much more likely that he performs horribly in the debates and treats Hillary in a misogynistic way. I've also heard that Trump might just not want to do debates at all.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
The VFW issuing a statement against the republican nominee....

In other smaller but interesting news, the republican establishment scored a rare victory against the tea party which indicates that a fight back may be on as 'freedom caucus' member and serial obstructionist Tim Huelskamp, incumbent, is resoundingly unseated by chamber of commerce and gop backed rookie challenger in the Kansas First. Watch Florida 19th coming up in August, if Francis Rooney wins there this could be a trend...
 


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