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Old 21st July 2015, 03:01 AM
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The next US President will affect most people, whether that be from domestic politics or on the international front. In particular, the USís foreign policy could well have a direct affect on those of us living in the Philippines, irrelevant of nationality.

As many of the forumís members are American and many of those are veterans, I was wondering what they think about Donald Trumpís presidential bid. As he's currently doing so well in the polls, it begs the following questions:
1. Could he win?
2. Should he win?
3. Was he disrespectful to John McCain and therefore all vets?
4. Would he be good for America?
5. Would he be good for international politics?

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The next US President will affect most people, whether that be from domestic politics or on the international front. In particular, the USís foreign policy could well have a direct affect on those of us living in the Philippines, irrelevant of nationality.

As many of the forumís members are American and many of those are veterans, I was wondering what they think about Donald Trumpís presidential bid. As he's currently doing so well in the polls, it begs the following questions:
1. Could he win?
2. Should he win?
3. Was he disrespectful to John McCain and therefore all vets?
4. Would he be good for America?
5. Would he be good for international politics?

Looking forward to reading your comments.
1. Probably not
2. Maybe
3. No, McCain does not represent all vets (he has done little for vets in 33 years of office)
4. Certainly couldn't be worse than past 6.5 years
5. see #4
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As an outsider - I believe Trump would possibly be good for USA on an economic level - but he lacks charm or charisma and is certainly not very diplomatic.
I could imagine him ruffling a few feathers when meeting Kings, Queens, Emirs, Sheikhs and other heads of state - around the world.
A good US president needs to be an all rounder - intelligent, smart, charismatic, adaptable etc. - he simply falls short on too many of these characteristics.
I watched the interview where he criticised McCains Vietnam record and thought that whilst it might be true that a POW does not get much chance to be a hero - he was certainly in the firing line to become a POW in the first place and then what has Trump selflessly done for the USA (as opposed to what he has done for Trump Inc.) - he did not need to punch below the belt like that and it will certainly upset a lot of people.
I can't honestly see him being the next POTUS - but many stranger things have happened!
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As many of the forum’s members are American and many of those are veterans, I was wondering what they think about Donald Trump’s presidential bid. As he's currently doing so well in the polls, it begs the following questions:

1. Could he win?
Possibly because as Steve (above) says: but many stranger things have happened! But usually the front runner this early in the race, only has a “few minutes of fame” and then fizzles out. Trump has stepped on his own foot so many times in the past, I foresee it happening again here.

2. Should he win?
NO…he should not. The USA has enough problems right now due to the current administration. All he would do is add more problems because he doesn’t know the political game. Plus he has his OWN agenda which is not necessarily that of the nation.

3. Was he disrespectful to John McCain and therefore all vets?
I never saw the reason for asking this question, so I can’t answer based upon any remarks about John McCain. But, I have heard Trump always speak highly of Vets, so based upon that I would have to say no, he was not.

4. Would he be good for America?
No…I don’t think he would get anything done as he would alienate both The House and Senate which is where we have REAL problems. Trump would set himself up as the NEW “King” of the USA, replacing the CURRENT “King”.

5. Would he be good for international politics?
HAHAHA….NO.......

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Since the original question was to Americans who are Vets, I will give my 2 cents worth. Trump is currently pushing some of the right buttons. The border definitely needs to be secured. I am descended from a Spanish/Mexican family that came to California with the Spanish Army to open the missions in Alta California. All illegal immigrants should be deported/incarcerated immediately as happens in most countries. The US economy is a total mess that needs to be addressed. At least Trump is address these issues in public. Can he win possibly, will he win unknown, but he is in the top 2 out of those 20 running at the current time for me. In regards to the McCain remarks as a retired Vet he has not always voted for our best interest. Also there are some questions as to his actions as a prisoner of war. As for him being good for America or International Politics he can not be any worse than what we have now. I for one am totally fed up with we have to be PC BS. Maybe it is time for us to have a POTUS more in the old school style of Theodore Roosevelt. I will even carve him a big stick.

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The next US President will affect most people, whether that be from domestic politics or on the international front. In particular, the USís foreign policy could well have a direct affect on those of us living in the Philippines, irrelevant of nationality.

As many of the forumís members are American and many of those are veterans, I was wondering what they think about Donald Trumpís presidential bid. As he's currently doing so well in the polls, it begs the following questions:
1. Could he win?
2. Should he win?
3. Was he disrespectful to John McCain and therefore all vets?
4. Would he be good for America?
5. Would he be good for international politics?

Looking forward to reading your comments.
1. I hope not , but yes, everything is possible.
2. No, perhaps he should hold a public office, like governor, before he runs for the Presidency.
3. I did not see the interview, but as a general rule I do not see any pertinent point in attacking somebody's service record.
4. No, politics is a give-and-take process. Mr. Trump's experience is as an authoritarian CEO.
5. No. Mr. Trump does not like it when people disagree and is ready to go to war (a war of words) with people who do disagree with him, as evidenced by the petty Twitter battles.

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The next US President will affect most people, whether that be from domestic politics or on the international front. In particular, the USís foreign policy could well have a direct affect on those of us living in the Philippines, irrelevant of nationality.
Realistically, have you actually ever felt any direct effect on your daily life in the PI based on who is residing in the oval office while living here in the PI ? If so, how??

IMHO, who is the Pope has more of a direct effect.
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[QUOTE=pakawala;7724722]Realistically, have you actually ever felt any direct effect on your daily life in the PI based on who is residing in the oval office while living here in the PI ? If so, how??

Pakawala, in direct answer to your question, no, I have never felt any direct effect on my daily life in PI based on who is residing in the oval office; but I havenít been living here for very long so Iím not really best qualified to answer that question.

However, to get back to my original post, when I stated that the USís foreign policy could have a direct effect on those of us living in the Philippines, I was not thinking of the past but of the future. As Iím sure youíre aware, China and the United States clashed earlier this year over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea with Beijing publicly defending the Spratly Islands as sovereign territory. The Spratly Islands situation is not going to go away anytime soon and if Presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to, quote, ďBomb the hell out of the oil fields in Iraq to fight ISISĒ unquote, he may have similar gung-ho views on resolving any disputes with China. If, therefore, the dispute between China, the Philippines and the USA does escalate, it is reasonable to assume that whoever is sitting in the White House at the time could take decisions that affect those of us residing here in the Philippines.
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Realistically, have you actually ever felt any direct effect on your daily life in the PI based on who is residing in the oval office while living here in the PI ? If so, how??

Pakawala, in direct answer to your question, no, I have never felt any direct effect on my daily life in PI based on who is residing in the oval office; but I havenít been living here for very long so Iím not really best qualified to answer that question.

However, to get back to my original post, when I stated that the USís foreign policy could have a direct effect on those of us living in the Philippines, I was not thinking of the past but of the future. As Iím sure youíre aware, China and the United States clashed earlier this year over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea with Beijing publicly defending the Spratly Islands as sovereign territory. The Spratly Islands situation is not going to go away anytime soon and if Presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to, quote, ďBomb the hell out of the oil fields in Iraq to fight ISISĒ unquote, he may have similar gung-ho views on resolving any disputes with China. If, therefore, the dispute between China, the Philippines and the USA does escalate, it is reasonable to assume that whoever is sitting in the White House at the time could take decisions that affect those of us residing here in the Philippines.
Not sure how your POW disrespect question has anything to do with China and the Spratly's, and Expats residing in the Philippines.

IMHO, one would need a crystal ball to see into the future for the answers you are seeking.

What is your take on the Popes silence concerning the Spratly situation?

Is Ireland politically involved as part of the mediation at the UN? If not, what role should Ireland play in the Spratly's?

Here is a current list of potentials. Who do you think is the best political candidate to bring a favorable resolution to the Spratly situation?


Democrats

Declared
Lincoln Chafee
Hillary Clinton
Martin O'Malley
Bernie Sanders
Jim Webb

Possible
Joe Biden
Andrew Cuomo
Kirsten Gillibrand
Amy Klobuchar
Dennis Kucinich
Brian Schweitzer
Mark Warner

Republicans

Declared
Jeb Bush
Ben Carson
Chris Christie
Ted Cruz
Carly Fiorina
Lindsey Graham
Mike Huckabee
Bobby Jindal
George Pataki
Rand Paul
Rick Perry
Marco Rubio
Rick Santorum
Donald Trump
Scott Walker

Possible
Kelly Ayotte
Mitch Daniels
Nikki Haley
John Kasich
Susana Martinez
Brian Sandoval

Declined to run
Peter King
Mike Pence
Mitt Romney
Paul Ryan

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1. Could he win?
2. Should he win?
3. Was he disrespectful to John McCain and therefore all vets?
4. Would he be good for America?
5. Would he be good for international politics?
Re D Trump - NO to 1-5. He isn't "presidential". Next candidate please.

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