WaPost: Donald Trump has all the momentum in the 2016 race

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    Interesting. Over the past few days my liberal friends have complaint of a sinking feeling that the impossible might actually be possible, and now this morning's Washington Post.

    What happened?

    The Democrats should demand that Gary Johnson has a seat at the debates.
     
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    if they are smart they would indeed demand that.
     
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    I almost hope he wins. His terrible economic ideas will throw us into a depression much worse than 2008. All the idiots who think he's grand will be in for a very rude awakening.

    Americans will get what they deserve for supporting the two worst candidates ever.

    Nobody ever wins a race to the bottom.
     
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    Gary Johnson seems much closer to the Republicans on issues, though he agrees with Candidate Clinton on TPP whereas Trump is against it.

    Also, if fringe candidates like Johnson are allowed, so should other parties' members and since it's a federal level position and not state, all 50 states should have to have the candidates on ballot as well.
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    Only if the Republicans demand Jill Stein be included as well. :)
     
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    Under the Democrat/Republican rules, a candidate with 47,978,000 votes would not be eligible for the debates.

    Nearly 50 million votes is not a "fringe" candidate.
     
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    The greatest slow-motion train wreck in U.S. political history.

    Donald Trump barely cracks 30% in most forecasting results, yet he has all the momentum. Whatever helps you sleep at night, little Trumpettes. I look forward to watching your heads explode.
     
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    Source? I can't believe that many people voted for Johnson, when 3rd party candidates are lucky to end up with 3% of the popular vote during the general election.
     
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    The Republicrat Rules say a candidate must have 15% to join the debates. 47,978,000 is 14.9 percent of the U.S. population. A back-of-the-envelope calculation that nicely illustrates the hurdles erected by the Republicrat Party against any 3rd party.
     
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    Unsurprisingly, @aaronvan doesn't know what he is talking about. Johnson got 1.3 million votes in 2012. 1% of the popular vote absolutely defines a "fringe" candidate.
     
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    I see where you're coming from. After bernie didn't get the nomination, she said she'd care about lower income families and students. And to show that she has fundraisers with George Clooney where the children of celebrities pay $2700 for the privledge of asking her a question? LMAO does she think she's 18th century British royalty? Get the **** out of here.
     
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    Not every person counted in the U.S. population is allowed to vote.
     
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    If that's you're source it's wrong 100% of the population doesn't vote.
     
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    Bingo.
     
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    "Back-of-the-envelope."
     
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    To my point. It never occurred to you that many counted in the population are ineligible to vote at all. That is before we factor in those eligible, but unregistered.
     
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    Not really sure that 'momentum' really applies to political campaigns, just as 'hot streaks' don't actually exist for baseball. However, there is a trend. We'll see what happens after the debates, where Trump will be tempted to be Trump rather than doing his impression of a Teleprompter.
     
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    It's all good soon we'll have people like this guy.

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    Not gonna lie though, I'd probably vote for him lol.
     
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    You guys and your guns, the magic pill. :rolleyes:
     
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    You can't use the entire U.S. population for this calculation, instead you should use the population of eligible voters.

    The current electorate is around 226 million people. So, Johnson needs support from 33 million people.
     

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