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Kairyu
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Message 150 of 308 (673325)
09-18-2012 3:07 PM


As a European I have trouble understanding how somebody who has made this amount of blunders is still a viable candidate for a presidental race.
And it has been mentioned before here, but I also wonder why the trias politica has firmly in place in the US, but it has such a small role in judging the accomplishments of presidents. And like in the UK, the 2 party system creates serious mud-throwing, and stagnation because they both block and reverse whatever the other party wants to accomplish if they get the chance.
I'm just a outsider, but I like to ask: are you all content with this political system?

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Kairyu
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Message 160 of 308 (673360)
09-18-2012 4:32 PM
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09-18-2012 3:39 PM


By viable I meant he's still a serious candidate that, although not on a winning road, still has a reasonable amount of support behind him.
To illustrate my point, a week or so ago a ''what would you vote in the US?'' poll was held in some countries in Europe, including here. If I recall correctly, Obama got 80% of the ''votes'', and Rommey about 5%. Of course, this doesn't quite reflect a true election, but Rommey's reputation here is clear.

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Kairyu
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Message 169 of 308 (673412)
09-19-2012 4:27 AM
Reply to: Message 164 by crashfrog
09-18-2012 6:38 PM


Funny that you mention it. Geert blew up his role in the coaltion back in April. The result? New elections. He never ''ran'' it either, he merely tolerated a minority coalition consisting of a right-wing party and the christian-democrats. He also only had 24 seats out of 150 in parlement.
I shall skip past the finer workings of our elections, but the end result is that the previously mentioned right wing party got 41 seats, and the ''labour'' left wing one got 38, given them
Majority. Wilders got knocked down to 15 seats.
. Because we got many splinter parties, they are now trying to form a new coalition together. It has got it's drawbacks, but the power lies here with the parties, and we have many of them. I do believe our politics to be more dynamic then the USA though.

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