2020 Presidential election

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gandalfe, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    I'm all about the trade school route in today's environment. My son is graduating HS this year and He'll be going straight to a trade school so he can actually be a productive citizen and provide for himself. He's excited, I'm excited, win-win.
     
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  2. LogGrad98

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    I think we seriously under-value trades in America. For a lot of people that is the best option, and frankly we really need skilled trades-people. I really like the approach they take in Germany, where there are several tracks you can take in high school that leads to a trade or to college. Neither one precludes the other, but they are very successful in setting up kids for success in either route, and it benefits society as a whole. And college is generally free. It's an effective system.
     
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    College is generally "free?" But isn't that socialism? Nothing is ever "free."

    I'm fine with more people focusing on trade schools and fewer focusing on college just as long as we maintain strong regulation on licenses and certifications. There's been a push in some states to deregulate the trades because the magical free market will rid the nation of poor plumbers and electricians. Instead, this works to suppress the wages of skilled laborers.
     
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  6. Red

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    Yeah, remains to be seen here. Of course, I want Trump defeated. I do see Biden as being capable of standing toe to toe with Trump on a debate stage, which stage will be key in the 2020 election. I'm just looking for the candidate most capable of beating Trump.
     
  7. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Personally I see Trump eating Bidden alive. The nicknames and comments will be brutal. We can all remember all of Biden’s creepy and gag moments. I think several candidates on the left, like Harris and Klobuchar, that could withstand Trump far better. Personally I hope it’s Klobuchar at this point.

    Just look at how Trump savaged Cruz, Rubio, Romney, Jeb Bush...
     
  8. Red

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    I see him giving as good as he takes. But admittedly, he's as old guard as it gets, including by age alone, and it may need to be a new generation. I can see Harris holding her own on stage.
     
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  11. Red

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    I don't count him out for one second!
     
  12. gandalfe

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  13. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Beto is in the race as well

    The Dem race in 2020 is going to be interesting. Let’s see if they tear each other apart or compliment them all but then play up their own strengths.

    Would be refreshing in the current political climate to see the later approach.
     

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