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User currently offlineKL773ER From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

For those of you who:

- Live outside (or inside) of the US... - AND -
- Are unable to vote in a Presidential election...
- Do care about the up and coming Presidential Elections

Who would your choice be?  Wink

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

My choice would be Obama but realistically I think it will be neither him nor Clinton.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Have to say I'd love to see the Clintons back in the White House. Hillary strikes me as an intelligent and safe bet. And my choice has nothing to do with the fact that both she and her husband were very well disposed to my own country, working for years for peace, even when there were no votes in it.

But I do also like the idea of a young, charismatic, black US president. It would be a breath of fresh air.

So can they settle their differences please and both campaign on a dream ticket?

[Edited 2008-02-05 04:05:48]

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Despite his stupid sounding name, I think Obama Barack will win it. Too many people are pissed off at Bush and his party I think.


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Well, my choice for President would be Mike Gravel. However, seeing that his performance in the Democratic primaries is not that great, I will settle for a Democrat over a Republican any day.


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Obama would be my choice, although only with a strong and competent team to back him up on the day-to-day work.

User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

French poll shows the French would vote for Obama.

User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

My non US family back in Panama picks Obama, and most Panamanians that follow US politics also pick Obama, I am undecided here in the US, between Obama and McCain, but leaning towards McCain.

I think Obama will be a great president in 8 years.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Hillary - as I think Obama does not have enough experience.


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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1389 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
My choice would be Obama but realistically I think it will be neither him nor Clinton.

Would do me. Re the concern that Klaus expresses, yes, but the US really is full of talented experienced folk who will appear out of the woodwork should Obama be elected.

The logic for Obama is that if half as clever as he appears to be, he will take the best out of the Clinton years and discard the not so good bits. With Reps and Senate likely for whoever it is if a Dem, getting legislation through should be easier than it was for Teflon Willy. Also, an addition to the gene pool of US government could well be a great thing! Could lead to as much of a transformation as the bicycle did!!


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Darn, when I read the thread title I hoped it meant foreigners we Americans could choose for President (setting aside the Constitution's native-born requirement...)

I'd support Margaret Thatcher. Or Jeremy Clarkson.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5633 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

From this distance, rightly or wrongly, this is what I've picked up about the leading candidates:

Clinton: What she lacks in charisma she makes up in intelligence.

Obama: Extremely charismatic, but not sure if he has any substance.

McCain: Would be a good candidate if it wasn't for the empty rhetoric (ie the speech about making Al Q'aeda surrender) and requests for divine intervention.

Romney: Hard to say anything positive, or very negative, about him.

Huckabbee: Scary.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I'm split between Barack Obama and John McCain.

User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3080 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1280 times:



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 12):

I am in the same boat, though it's Obama and Romney. I find it amusing though since they are completely different.



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User currently offlineCupraIbiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1276 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 11):
Obama: Extremely charismatic, but not sure if he has any substance.

We just voted in exactly this type.

I find Obama very likeable too. So I would stick to Clinton. The best leaders I have ever seen have been very unlikebale such as ledgendary Victorian state premier Jeff Kennett, who saved our state from certain demise and of course "Scumbag" PM Paul Keating who totally modernised our national economy

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10):
Darn, when I read the thread title I hoped it meant foreigners we Americans could choose for President (setting aside the Constitution's native-born requirement...)

I'd support Margaret Thatcher. Or Jeremy Clarkson.

If that was the case it would be Arnie. I still laugh when I hear him talking seriously. I especially love when he talks about the environment and says "air" I feel like I am watching Total Recall. "You got what you want. Give these people air!"



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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1219 times:

Hope that McCain would win because it would be fun to see our left leaning journalists being wrong (again) when reporting about US elections, since they have been telling us for years now how this election would be a walk in the park for the democrats. Obama seems to isolationist for me, and it would feel wrong to have another Clinton/Bush in the white house.

User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1212 times:



Quoting Jonathan-l (Reply 6):
French poll shows the French would vote for Obama.

The same here in Germany.

Also for me Obama would be my choice.

Axel



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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Obama vote here as well. A Clinton victory would be historic, but in my mind - it will also be more of the same old ideas and policies. And the conservatives, I don't think they will really achieve a lot.

Obama seems the choice that offers the most promise.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1186 times:



Quoting Agill (Reply 15):
Obama seems to isolationist for me

"Isolationist"? How so? Everything I've seen of Obama points straight into the exactly opposite direction.


User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

as long as it's going to be one of the leading three right now (Clinton, Obama, McCain), I'm gonna be fine with it....

if I had to decide, I probably would go with Obama as well.... but I'm still hoping for a Clinton-Obama dream ticket  Wink

on the other hand, McCain might actually be the best to restore the badly damaged moral reputation of the US (close Gitmo right away, being firm against any form of torture, etc.). You can't fight the evil using evil methods - that's what his foreign policy stands for, IMHO.



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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1162 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 18):

"Isolationist"? How so? Everything I've seen of Obama points straight into the exactly opposite direction.

Probably should have used the word protectionistic, sorry.
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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Actually I'm (again) happy not "having" to vote in America. Being the typical European centrist/liberal - left by comparison to most Americans -, Mike Gravel or Dennis Kucinich come closest to my political opinions.

At the same time, I don't support an immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq which would be my only concession to the presidential hopefuls from the GOP, but that's quite an important point in my book.

Obama says basically nothing and thus reminds me of President Carter - and a period of difficult relations between Germany and the U.S. They have been a better under Ford and Reagan.

Mrs. Clinton has better articulated ideas than Obama (which isn't that difficult), but does it really have to be her? She seems to be so calculating: Is she really convinced of what she says or does she just think her current agenda will attact most voters?
There's a tendency that democratic incumbents increase pressure on Europe and try to gain more influence on Europe's respective governments.

McCain would be a right wing conservative here, so no chance, though I respect him.



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