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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I do wonder if it will change things or not in the future? Will our politics go back to normal after Trump? Or will we endure more celebrities and non politicians being elected?
    So far it encourages the extremism, rather than providing a hangover and sobering effect.
    So i would not be surprised if this is a push into more and more extremists getting into government( just see Alabama election recently, the gun yielding wanna-be judge, fired twice, who got elected).

    This will probably get worse from here, rather than better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Not the crazy part per se, but rather the mood of the nation, divisiveness, anger etc. Washington Post did a piece last May about this.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.244a1ff1ab2f
    That's a comparison of Nixon's last days in office with Trump's first days in office. Nixon had already served a complete term prior to Watergate without enduring any significant scandals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I do wonder if it will change things or not in the future? Will our politics go back to normal after Trump? Or will we endure more celebrities and non politicians being elected?
    That raises an interesting point. Will elections be influenced by 'Entertainment Today'? Which Kardashian will be the first female President?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    That raises an interesting point. Will elections be influenced by 'Entertainment Today'? Which Kardashian will be the first female President?
    Yea I do think there is some sort of rubber necking with this presidency. While we think its awful, we cant look away. People have blogs and posts on what terrible things are said and done each day. It literally has become a reality show and I often wonder if people like that aspect. Maybe not the person but the celebrity. Could Oprah win? Kanye West? The Rock? I think its possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Not the crazy part per se, but rather the mood of the nation, divisiveness, anger etc. Washington Post did a piece last May about this.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.244a1ff1ab2f
    On this part I believe you are correct. The country was then and is now unsettled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea I do think there is some sort of rubber necking with this presidency. While we think its awful, we cant look away. People have blogs and posts on what terrible things are said and done each day. It literally has become a reality show and I often wonder if people like that aspect. Maybe not the person but the celebrity. Could Oprah win? Kanye West? The Rock? I think its possible.
    I do too. The Trump phenomenon has opened the door to almost anything goes. Will Disney be a major campaign contributor? 'If one votes for _____ you will receive free tickets to STAR WARS 37'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    I do too. The Trump phenomenon has opened the door to almost anything goes. Will Disney be a major campaign contributor? 'If one votes for _____ you will receive free tickets to STAR WARS 37'.
    I honestly am concerned that people will find "normalcy" boring after this. They will be looking for the excitement. I still recall someone when I was a kid saying they voted for Reagan because Carter was a bore. I can only imagine in todays world of social media how that will play out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I honestly am concerned that people will find "normalcy" boring after this.
    I imagine they would find the televised Kennedy-Nixon debate to be unengaging, to say the least.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kenn...w=1440&bih=769
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I imagine they would find the televised Kennedy-Nixon debate to be unengaging, to say the least.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kenn...w=1440&bih=769
    I remember during the Clinton/Trump actual debates last fall thinking it was like an SNL skit! Someone recently told me that if you go back and rewatch the debates they are actually even funnier knowing who won. Unbelievable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I imagine they would find the televised Kennedy-Nixon debate to be unengaging, to say the least.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kenn...w=1440&bih=769
    Also I do think Reagans "I paid for that microphone" moment really helped him as well. It kind of hit people that he was "like them."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd_KaF3-Bcw

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