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Foreign Policy Magazine Presidential Endorsement

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I've been away for a while, and couldn't figure out which of the lengthy US Presidential Election threads this best fit under, so ...

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/09/foreign-policy-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president-of-the-united-states/

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this is truly a game-changer
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It was interesting because they never do endorsements AFAIK.
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it is indeed the first time ever, according to them. unfortunately, the venn diagram of FP readers and probable trump voters is approx as follows:

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Did somebody say Hillary and Venn diagrams?

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Originally Posted by freedom_fries View Post

it is indeed the first time ever, according to them. unfortunately, the venn diagram of FP readers and probable trump voters is approx as follows:

o o

It is part of a wave of such endorsements so merely participates in that. You know Trump losing a bunch of official support and Hillary gaining a bunch. Of course Brexit pretty much empirically demonstrated that a large segment of the western population is distrustful of their own elites and will happily vote against whatever they're saying.
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i think the trump-brexit comparison is lazy and misguided, other than that racism and ignorance have been the two driving forces behind both phenomena.
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i think the trump-brexit comparison is lazy and misguided, other than that racism and ignorance have been the two driving forces behind both phenomena.

I am merely saying a growing mistrust and insatisfaction is a large part of what drove both. Much more than racism and ignorance might I add.
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It is part of a wave of such endorsements so merely participates in that. You know Trump losing a bunch of official support and Hillary gaining a bunch. Of course Brexit pretty much empirically demonstrated that a large segment of the western population is distrustful of their own elites and will happily vote against whatever they're saying.
Yes. His having a large lead in the "victory will cause more-enjoyable head explosions" category makes for a tempting candidate but for the rest of him.
But, as noted above, I can't imagine the conceit behind FP thinking they have a particular role to play in endorsing someone.
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