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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Apr 8, 2015 at 23:51

Or will they choose four more years of it, thereby turning the Obama Doctrine into the new norm and Americans into European-style remorseful masochists?

Good question, Daniel. People generally let others do their serious thinking for them -- and those "others" are ultimately the people in power. I expect that in 2016, America will be presented with two candidates that are virtually cookie-cutter copies of one another, and they will choose the candidate the mass media tells them to vote for. I used to joke that the 2016 conflict could be a carbon copy of 1992 -- namely, "Bush vs. Clinton". Just to show what a joke my country has become, here are the latest polls:

April 7:

General Election PPP(D): Bush vs. Clinton: Clinton 46, Bush 40 -- Clinton +6

2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination PPP (D): Clinton 54, Warren 14, Biden 7, Sanders 6, O'Malley 3, Webb 2 -- Clinton +40

April 2:

2016 Republican Presidential Nomination ABC/Wash Post: Bush 21, Walker 13, Cruz 12, Paul 8, Huckabee 8, Carson 6, Rubio 8, Christie 7, Perry 1, Santorum 2, Jindal 1, Kasich 1 -- Bush +8

-- http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/

Can we be that stupid?

YES WE CAN!!

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