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LeBron James vs Donald Trump

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  1. 1. If given these two choices, for whom would you vote?

    • Donald Trump - Republican
    • LeBron James - Democrat
    • Third Party/Stay Home/Other


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NBA Superstar (and in my opinion, greatest of all time) LeBron James has teased being a potential candidate if the Democrats had nobody else to run for them. This would be a really controversial election, given that LeBron would be in a similar spot that Trump was in last year - famous businessmen without any political experience. If these two actually ran against each other it would definitely set a precedent for other non-political public figures to try to run for the office for at least a decade or two. (And it would probably be @Patine's biggest nightmare)

Who would you guys vote for if you had these options?

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Sorry for the blurriness in the picture. My monitor is really high resolution and I didn't change it to make the window bigger.

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Sounds more like a nice day at home rather than an election day to me. 

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Both are unfit for office. James is at least a positive role model with some well-meaning ideas. 

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I chose third party though I would really need to know who was running third party to give a definitive answer. I actually think LeBron would make a decent mayor/governor, but there are only a handful of people with no political experience that I would be only somewhat reluctant voting for for President (at the moment, Wesley Clark is the only one that comes to mind). But if there wasn't an at least halfway decent candidate running third party, I'd vote for LeBron over Trump. I would actually very much like to see him run for mayor of Cleveland or Los Angeles after his playing career is over.

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19 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I chose third party though I would really need to know who was running third party to give a definitive answer. I actually think LeBron would make a decent mayor/governor, but there are only a handful of people with no political experience that I would be only somewhat reluctant voting for for President (at the moment, Wesley Clark is the only one that comes to mind). But if there wasn't an at least halfway decent candidate running third party, I'd vote for LeBron over Trump. I would actually very much like to see him run for mayor of Cleveland or Los Angeles after his playing career is over.

I tend to count military men in with lower-level political experience, General Clark is one of the few Democrats I genuinely admire and I would certainly and very seriously consider voting for him over President Trump.

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38 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

NBA Superstar (and in my opinion, greatest of all time) LeBron James has teased being a potential candidate if the Democrats had nobody else to run for them. This would be a really controversial election, given that LeBron would be in a similar spot that Trump was in last year - famous businessmen without any political experience. If these two actually ran against each other it would definitely set a precedent for other non-political public figures to try to run for the office for at least a decade or two. (And it would probably be @Patine's biggest nightmare)

Who would you guys vote for if you had these options?

jamesvstrump.png

Don't tag me for these "random or absurd contest of candidates - which do you like better" threads again. I'm asking nicely.

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Just now, Patine said:

Don't tag me for these "random or absurd contest of candidates - which do you like better" threads again. I'm asking nicely.

but this is like the first one i've done all year lmao

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Just now, ThePotatoWalrus said:

but this is like the first one i've done all year lmao

The frequency is not relevant. I've asked nicely.

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Just now, Patine said:

The frequency is not relevant. I've asked nicely.

I wanna hear you ask not nicely

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Just now, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I wanna hear you ask not nicely

That would be the ignore button. Don't push me!

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If Conservatives had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Sacha Baron Cohen for president, I wonder who they would prefer?

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17 minutes ago, vcczar said:

If Conservatives had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Sacha Baron Cohen for president, I wonder who they would prefer?

I don't know anything about Cohen's political standings (and besides that I only know him for starring in Borat), I would clearly vote for Clinton here. Especially given the fact that she was labelled as a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated by some, I think there are worse Democrats than her. 

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9 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I don't know anything about Cohen's political standings (and besides that I only know him for starring in Borat), I would clearly vote for Clinton here. Especially given the fact that she was labelled as a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated by some, I think there are worse Democrats than her. 

I can see Cohen as either a socialist or a Noam Chomsky-style left-wing anarchist (basically a left-wing libertarian). He's English though, so he probably aligns more with British left-wing parties.

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29 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I don't know anything about Cohen's political standings (and besides that I only know him for starring in Borat), I would clearly vote for Clinton here. Especially given the fact that she was labelled as a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated by some, I think there are worse Democrats than her. 

I think ANY politician who is constantly looking for casus belli and flimsy provocations for international conflict, usually for motivation, at heart that don't REALLY the betterment and advancement of the vast majority of their people, and who are willing to be corrupted by big banks and other corporations or lobby groups, even against their own constituents, are candidates who are really down there in integrity and quality, for ANY political party they may belong, and always, if looking at things in manner of politicians who take their office and their constituents and the good of their nation seriously, should be among the worst, if not the absolute worst, again, regardless of party. I'm looking at you, George W. Bush...

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3 hours ago, vcczar said:

If Conservatives had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Sacha Baron Cohen for president, I wonder who they would prefer?

I couldn't vote for either, I'd have to vote 3rd party.

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34 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

I couldn't vote for either, I'd have to vote 3rd party.

Well, I would've voted Third Party if I had lived in the REAL U.S. in the ACTUAL 2016 election, in all good conscience. One exposes, drives out, and condemns monsters where they lurk, not endorses, promotes, praises, and votes for them.

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5 hours ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I don't know anything about Cohen's political standings (and besides that I only know him for starring in Borat), I would clearly vote for Clinton here. Especially given the fact that she was labelled as a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated by some, I think there are worse Democrats than her. 

I'm confused. Are you saying that, because she is a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated, Clinton is better than other democrats? 

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48 minutes ago, jnewt said:

I'm confused. Are you saying that, because she is a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated, Clinton is better than other democrats? 

That's what is sounds like.

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1 hour ago, jnewt said:

I'm confused. Are you saying that, because she is a war hawk and Wall Street-affiliated, Clinton is better than other democrats? 

He's probably more "pro-military" minded, and he probably supports her since the left likes to resort to name-calling and deem her as a "war-hawk", since she is closer to the right on military issues than the mainstream left, and the left can't tolerate people who don't share similar views. (Keep in mind, i'm very against using or having a giant military)

Here's even a handy chart

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21 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

He's probably more "pro-military" minded, and he probably supports her since the left likes to resort to name-calling and deem her as a "war-hawk", since she is closer to the right on military issues than the mainstream left, and the left can't tolerate people who don't share similar views. (Keep in mind, i'm very against using or having a giant military)

Here's even a handy chart

opposingviewspoll.jpg

Oh, is "name-calling" unique to the "left?" You could have fooled me! Also, I imagine this chart and it's results would be RADICALLY DIFFERENT if, instead of "opposing political views" it was "other race, religion, or sexual orientation, or a first-generation immigrant." But we all have our downfalls and vices, don't we?

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3 minutes ago, Patine said:

Oh, is "name-calling" unique to the "left?" You could have fooled me! Also, I imagine this chart and it's results would be RADICALLY DIFFERENT if, instead of "opposing political views" it was "other race, religion, or sexual orientation, or a first-generation immigrant." But we all have our downfalls and vices, don't we?

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You'd be surprised.

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4 minutes ago, Patine said:

Oh, is "name-calling" unique to the "left?" You could have fooled me! Also, I imagine this chart and it's results would be RADICALLY DIFFERENT if, instead of "opposing political views" it was "other race, religion, or sexual orientation, or a first-generation immigrant." But we all have our downfalls and vices, don't we?

I took an Ancestry DNA test around Christmas and I got 4% African and that basically rounds up to 100%

What's your favorite sport, @Patine ?

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43 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

He's probably more "pro-military" minded, and he probably supports her since the left likes to resort to name-calling and deem her as a "war-hawk"

I was more so confused by the "Wall street-affiliated" part. I know some people, for one reason or another, like wars, despite all the unnecessary deaths and pain that come from it. However, I've never heard of someone considering an affiliation with Wall Street as a positive. That's what really confused me.

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