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If neither of them do it would be a blessed relief.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Hillary will win but the American public will lose.

I can't pray for this election to get done and over with.

This is Japan Today, not America Today, too much people debating this topic on this website.

-5 ( +14 / -19 )

Trump has already won legally (by default).

-15 ( +7 / -22 )

Moonraker & Oldman_13 - I could not agree with both of your comments more.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

JapanToday should worry about Japan..Leave American politics to the Americans...

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

With all the new Clinton scandals, she's going down fast. Americans are fed up with both parties, the establishment politicians. That is why Trump is the republican nominee. Very simple. We are totally fed up.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Once again, after 1/20/17, we will ALL be saying, "Madame President" ! So get used to it folks !

6 ( +14 / -8 )

KuroBune, actually, get used to seeing a democratic presidential candidate get arrested for corruption... And i agree, JapanToday should focus on Japan, not usa. why not focus on Zimbabwe presidential race?

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keitaiNOV. 01, 2016 - 12:41AM JST KuroBune, actually, get used to seeing a democratic presidential candidate get arrested for corruption... And i agree, JapanToday should focus on Japan, not usa. why not focus on Zimbabwe presidential race?

You'd prefer a Republican president in a rape trial?

12 ( +16 / -4 )

The US is in deep decline and Trump is just a sign of the times. He will win.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Sadly. she is just such a hypocrite and corrupt and above the law. If only the Donald wasn't so egotistical and thin skinned. with the proper cabinet he could have tried to clean the Washington swamp of insider crony corruption.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

WakarimasenNOV. 01, 2016 - 11:18AM JST

If only the Donald wasn't so egotistical and thin skinned. with the proper cabinet he could have tried to clean the Washington swamp of insider crony corruption.

I suspect he wants in on it.

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The question should be, "Who do you think will be the loser the presidential election in the US? " The American people will be the losers, of course! If Clinton is elected, it will be the end of the US as we know it. If Trump is elected, it will be the end of the world as we know it. I don't see any winners in this election.

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I don't see any winners in this election.

Only losers will vote for Trump. Hillary will be a fine President although she is clearly not the best of campaigners. The fact that Trump has not just given up at this point is a sign of how dumbed down the Fox News types have become over the years. The vote is not between democrat and republican, it is between sanity and insanity. The republican party is the party of non-reality, it has been for decades. Trump just makes it obvious to all now.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Whoever wins is going to kill an awful lot of people all over the world in the next few years. Does it really matter which one it is?

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Jill Stein. Green Party. Not this time, but next time.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Ya hear a lot of doom and gloom. From right wingers.

Team Dem is fired up and ready to go!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

This is Japan Today, not America Today, too much people debating this topic on this website.

Well, and while you are quite correct here, sadly the upcoming erection will affect Japan, one way or another, both politically and economically as well.

With Hillary, (and Trump as well) Abe is going to be forced to attempt to push HER into backing off a campaign promise of dumping the TPP, otherwise he ends up with egg all over his face for pushing it through here. He should have waited on debating it until AFTER the election and after discussions with the new president, but he just had to have his way.

With Trump, Abe faces an uncertain future with the current US-Japan security treaty, and issues regarding trade as well.

However I for one am willing to bet that behind it all Abe is praying for a Trump win. It gives him a prime opportunity to push through all the constitutional changes he wants, playing on and playing up, fears of uncertainty about security in the region and recreating the JSDF into a full fledged Japanese military.

While I prefer neither, at least with Hillary we get a known politician and all the baggage she brings with that! Here's to hoping she wins.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Trump is not the problem. Trump is the symptom of the problem: decline.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

sadly the upcoming erection will affect Japan

Yubaru, you made my day !!!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Whoever is President in the USA affects Japan greatly. That is why it is news in Japan Today. Think, people, please...make the connection. It is hardly obscure.

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You want me to say which one I'd prefer? As Brewster once said; "None of the above!"

Some Clinton supporters are right to criticise Trump for his lack of political experience, his campaigning approach via sensationalism and his smug, self centred attitude. I could never support Trump.

But then some Trump supporters are also right to criticise Clinton's past misdemeanours. Although it is certainly right that the FBI were well out of line to do what they have done regarding the Weiner emails, it does bring into question whether Clinton is trustworthy - which is one reason why the FBI should have held their tongues until they were sure of what they had.

Generally speaking, however, this has been the dirtiest, slimiest political contest I've seen for many a year and I believe that neither of them are worthy of leadership. If anything they are proof positive both of the real reason for voter apathy in the US and of the principle expounded by Douglas Adams in the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy:

Those who desire power should never be allowed to wield it.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

There should be a third option: "None of the above".

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Yes, ThePBot, that is food for thought, and I have mirrored your sentiment elsewhere.

May I cheekily ask, from the choice on offer, Trump or Clinton, your preference? Can I also humbly inquire in which direction your political weather-vane points, a natural democrat or republican?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I don't have a thought on which one will win - too close to tell right now.

I have to say I hope Clinton will win. I have a faith in the American people that they are smart enough to see through Trump, and that they are non-bigoted enough to not choose a bigot like Trump. I have faith that for all their frustration with the system, they will be able to realize that the change they want won't come through either Trump or Clinton this time, and will work towards getting that change four years from now, rather than blowing up the system, the US, and the world, by voting Trump.

I have faith, but it's not absolute. These are the same people that voted Bush a second time, after the Iraq debacle.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

I'm hoping that Clinton will win but I'm amazed at how many deplorables there are in USA and I'm not placing any bets. I wonder whether there'll be a November surprise just before the election and who it will be for.

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Strangerland: I share your sentiment, but the fact that Trump has made it this far says a lot about how the general American population thinks.... need I say more?

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don-in-japanNOV. 01, 2016 - 06:26AM JST keitaiNOV. 01, 2016 - 12:41AM JST KuroBune, actually, get used to seeing a democratic presidential candidate get arrested for corruption... And i agree, JapanToday should focus on Japan, not usa. why not focus on Zimbabwe presidential race?

You'd prefer a Republican president in a rape trial?

Excuse me? Have you been watching the news and reading up on the politics besides cnn? Trump never raped anyone. You are blind to the facts that the US government is corrupted...but its corrupted to benefit your sighted view. Besides you sitting behind your computer vaping and trolling while undermining yourself to make you look good to others, read up and get educated. Ah, better yet, watch the "They Live" movie... It will open your eyes.

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This is Japan Today, not America Today, too much people debating this topic on this website

US politics is a matter of deep Japanese concern. If you don't get that, you don't get anything.

If you want that to change, then you should support Japan and Europe stepping up and policing their respective spheres as well as enforcing the freedom of the seas -- for trade. Until then, because US power does those two things, US domestic politics will appear in Japanese media, German media, and all the media is nations who do not provide for the common defense.

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Excuse me? Have you been watching the news and reading up on the politics besides cnn? Trump never raped anyone.

He's got a trial upcoming for child-rape. By the republican standard of proof, that means he's guilty. If you disagree, then you need to stop saying Hillary is guilty of email crimes. Gotta pick one, either being accused is guilty, or it's not, can't have it one way for one party and another way for the other party.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

And that is what is wrong with our so called democracy! It is the illusion that one person can lead over 300 million people.

This election and associated publicity patently has shown that the pursuit of power is rooted in corruption and deception on all sides.....

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The Japanese media has already decided that Clinton will win and, although they may well be right, I'd love to see the looks on their faces if Trump pulls it off. Not likely? Well, neither was a Brexit vote or indeed a Conservative landslide in the last British election. Maybe we shouldn't put so much faith in the polls, right...?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Probably Hillary but Trump has a chance.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Probably Hillary but Trump has a chance.

The polls would have you believe it's probably Hillary, but polling is inexact. It's a guestimation based on interpretation of data. Trump supporters may very well get out there in greater force than Hillary supporters, meaning that even though Hillary has consistently polled better, Trump would still win.

The only good thing about her recent drop in the polls, is that it should take away from that feeling of certainty by so many Hillary supporters, with the worry that Trump could win hopefully getting them out there to vote. A huge lead could lead to complacency, in turn leading to a loss. A smaller lead will (hopefully) take away much of that complacency.

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@Strangerland

Agreed. The Republicans have always been more passionate and disciplined about voting than the Democrats. If a lot of Democrats feel Hillary has the election in the bag then a good portion of them might not bother to take the time to vote.

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keitaiNOV. 04, 2016 - 12:27AM JST Excuse me? Have you been watching the news and reading up on the politics besides cnn? Trump never raped anyone. You are blind to the facts that the US government is corrupted...but its corrupted to benefit your sighted view. Besides you sitting behind your computer vaping and trolling while undermining yourself to make you look good to others, read up and get educated. Ah, better yet, watch the "They Live" movie... It will open your eyes.

One of us needs to read up, and it ain't me, champ.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Somebody will win, but the American people will lose -- BIG TIME.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I'm crazy about Trump. Ivanka Trump.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Where are the other choices: Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Darrell Castle?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I voted for Gary Johnson, even tho my dude is not gonna win, my conscience is clear that I didn't vote for either turd.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I wrote in a vote.

Just couldn't get my head around voting FOR someone just because I'm AGAINST the others. Both major party candidates should go to jail for a few years, at least.

Hopefully JT will go back to Japanese news now.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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