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Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), May 7, 2016 at 02:52

I cannot deny that there is a lot of merit in the American political system but there is also a lot that people from far away countries (like Australia) laugh at. We remain under the British monarch because there is no adequate model for electing a President. There was no way we wanted to emulate the US in this.

I'm not sure how much you guys realise just how comic your presidential race appears. If it was merely comic in the past, it has now become outright shameful as well.

Sure, the guy who wins is treated with respect. It must be so if he is commander-in-chief of by far the mightiest military on the planet. I'm nearing 70 years of age and the last US president that had any credibility with me was JFK. He was also a very flawed man, so the credibility is limited.

In terms of character and statesman-like qualities, I think QE2 beats them all, when all is said and done. So, you don't want to brag too loudly about your republic!

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