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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. KMD

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    Okay, I thought you were on about the working from the US

    That one, I don't think she even is dual citizen.
    The CPC has ridden all the Liberal leaders that had Dual citizenship HARD the same way the Libs did Scheer with his
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    Scheer... 1717 is right if you are running for leader of a federal party you should only hold a Canadian passport.
     
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    I think that is a complicated statement.

    If you were born in Canada and left, don't come back proclaiming to be a patriot just to run for office.

    If you were born elsewhere, moved to Canada (while maintaining citizenship in their birth country) and love it enough you want to be its advocate in the highest level of office that I feel that shouldn't be encumbered.

    Hell even my kids can apply for dual nationality. Not that I would encourage it but should that stop them from running for party leadership?
     
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    i get your point but i still dont like it :o

    i dont know if voters would be able to swallow the "born elsewhere" pill either.
     
  4. Grifter

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    They did with Schwarzenegger. Not quite the same scale, but just an example.
     
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    Schwarzenegger can not run for president because of this, though the rules allowed for guvinator.
     
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    not even close to the same :rofl:
     
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    California has roughly the same population as Canada and its GDP is almost twice that of Canada.
     
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    my point was more that Arnold has massive fame spanning multiple generations


    It’s like the American people being stupid enough to elect someone to a high political office just because they recognize the candidate from tv, can you imagine?
     
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  9. Grifter

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    One could argue the same thing about Trudueau. :shrug2:

    Would he really have been elected to his position if he wasn't coming in with a famous name, that held recognition across multiple generations? He's the son of a Prime Minister that's one of the more memorable if not arguably the most Famous prime minister from our countries history.

    Would we really have elected him if he wasn't famous, and carried just his resume which really holds no merit?

    I'm not trying to turn this into a shit on Trudeau thing. I'm just confident my argument actually holds weight here....
     
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    LOL @ you not trying to turn this into a shit on Trudeau thing GrifterGrifter . :lol:
     
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    I've been good lately! Kept a low profile. Come on!

    :lol:
     
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    i never knew anything about him when i voted for him in 15, never watched him on tv or really knew what he did prior to that year. albeit i wasnt super into politics back then either.
     
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    He was young, liberal, and he felt like some energy that could finally move the needle forward a little bit.

    He's made many mistakes, this vaccine mess is fucked, but again...given the other options I would do it again and be confident in my choice.

    Hopefully there is some decent competition to consider next time around...
     
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    In all fairness, the entire conservative platform for the past five years has been 'attack trudeau to distract from the fact we have no plans' so it's hard to blame them for going there constantly lol
     
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    they havent realized how tired some people are of seeing attack ads. Its a weak campaign strategy at the very best. more and more younger generation voters are coming out and i doubt attack ads resonate with them
     
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