demon17 wrote: Should there be tests for candidates who want to become president of the USA?
Nephele wrote: Herman Cain appears to be handling his sexual harassment scandal very poorly.
It should be left the fuck alone to deal with it's own problems. Insurgents only breed when you give them reason to.Arbitrator wrote:To be honest I don't think anybody has a clue about what should be done to Libya.
Arquinsiel wrote:It should be left the fuck alone to deal with it's own problems. Insurgents only breed when you give them reason to.Arbitrator wrote:To be honest I don't think anybody has a clue about what should be done to Libya.
Nephele wrote:That was just painful to watch.demon17 wrote: Should there be tests for candidates who want to become president of the USA?
Yes, and we do have those tests. They're called political debates, during which Americans have the opportunity to see how their candidates respond to the tough questions posed to them.
sgath92 wrote:Though these debates do allow the candidates to cheat. Candidates can bring their advisers, spin wizards, and speech writers and consult them in the middle of the debates during commercial breaks and so on.
...In all fairness we don't truly know if he's truly guilty of the accusations. Politics and politicians play dirty, and I suspect this was just a tactic used to get Cain out of the race. But you are right, he is handling it poorly.
demon17 wrote:Over a long period, this leads to more and more new parties .
demon17 wrote:There might be a difference between the political system in the USA and the most European countries. The patries in America are more like platforms for several candidates which they sent into a competition before one of them becomes the one and only candidate of the party. I think it's called caucus. When there are no elections, they nearly don't exist.
The parties in Europe are much more rigid organized here and candidates for leading positions are checked in different political jobs over many years. Cognitiv blackouts like that are nearly impossible. European politicians would have answered something in a fluent way, whether they were informed or not. Even if the content might have been near by zero. The disadvantage of this system is, people who wants to become politicians often have to follow a policy which they don't want. Over a long period, this leads to more and more new parties .
Nephele wrote:demon17 wrote:Over a long period, this leads to more and more new parties .
Our own system (like yours in Germany) also leads to more new parties -- particularly when people become dissatisfied or disillusioned with the two main, media-supported parties of the U.S. We've had some single-issue parties develop, such as the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, during New York's 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
But candidates for the U.S. Presidency in recent years have included members of more established political parties such as the Libertarian Party, Green Party, Socialist Workers Party, and others.
It's just that the Democrats and the Republicans are the two biggest parties, and so they get all the media coverage. Which is a shame, really, because a lot of us (particularly independents, or those inclined towards the Libertarian Party) think that in too many ways there's often not much difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.
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