Do you think 2016 will be the year the US elects it's first third party president?
What Girls Said 6
No, i think Hillary Clinton will most likely win because the republicans don't have any great candidates and some of them have even hurt their chances already like Mike Huckabee for supporting Josh Duggar1
Nope. I think Hilary's going to get it.1
No not yet1
I hope so. Bernie Sanders is pretty great.1
I hope so. Libertarian.1
What Guys Said 19
No, I don't think 2016 will be the year the United States elects it's first third party president, because there have been four "third-party" presidents in history (already.)
The year the United States was 1841, when America elected William Henry Harrison as a Whig. There were also Federalists at this time (they turned into Democrats.)
Anyway, I do NOT think we will see a third-party president anytime soon. Unfortunately, Americans are too divided in the "two-party" system. Republicans and Democrats seem to enjoy the rivalry too much.
I think following political parties is ignorant and proves how naive people are. I look at the candidate, not the party which is attached to them. All political parties are corrupt and made to divide the public.1
No I don't believe so.
The way American politics seems to work at the national level is that the person with the most money wins/contends. Obama won partly because he was able to sweet talk both the people and donors (some of which were the big banks, who've done quite well for themselves since investing in Obama) to give money to him. No third party candidate atm has what it takes to raise enough money to even contend. So i do question what other candidates like Sanders is going to do in order to raise enough money to beat the likes of Hilary... because unfortunately, money talks in Washington. Unfortunately, i think it may end up coming down to Hilary and whoever gets the most Koch Bros. money on the republican side.
In terms of message, Hilary is just barely a liberal, especially by Canadian and European standards. She's talking the progressive talk now for the campaign, but frequently offers little to no details about how she'll actually carry out what she's saying. Last I checked, Hilary was doing speeches at Goldman Sachs for up to a quarter of a million dollars, just to tell them how misunderstood they were, even though they nearly crashed the world economy with their excessive greed. In a fair world and amongst a smart public, that wouldn't fly. But we don't live in a fair world, and voter intelligence, particularly in the USA, is sometimes questionable.1
Looking at the US system, not a chance.
Simply because no corporation will back a 3rd party, and because hillary will get a ton of votes because "politically correct".
So... have fun with the next 4 years, you'll need it1
Rand Paul has Libertarian views, in a way he would be it. The Republicans don't like him because he won't be bribed, like his father. If Hillary is elected, that will be third party because of her Plutocratic association with the CFR, gaining "insight" from them.1
The gang mentality is too strong in American politics. Most people will vote based on party more than based on candidate (unfortunately)1
I would be surprised1
That'll never happen.1
No, people are more dumbed-down, divided, and confused than ever... The populous is well controlled under the thumb of the movers and shakers...1
It honestly doesn't matter who becomes president. Everyone is going to hate them in a few years and want someone new because they did this and that.1
No, that is not going to happen.1
Will never happen.1
Not a chance!1
Murica is too mainstream1
No, but I wish so.1
Don't be stupid. That isn't happening.1
As long as it isn't Hillary Clinton I'm good.1