Once I did, I was able to understand why a global economy does matter, even though I still lean towards a protectionist view myself.

She’s an international type moreso than Sanders, Trump or Cruz, who are more locally (USA) minded, even though Sanders, Trump and Cruz are all politically VERY very different in other ways.

The distinction I’m pointing out is: Protectionism vs Globalism.

An example of protectionism is: “Buy from your local merchants instead of international corporations”.

An example of globalism is: “We have a responsibility to improve the planet as a whole”.

I only recently learned about this distinction myself as I was surprised that I tend to have a tendency towards “Protectionism”. Once I learned that, I had to figure out what I “wasn’t” and why. Once I did, I was able to understand why a global economy does matter, even though I still lean towards a protectionist view myself.

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I don’t know their intervention policies very well to be honest, just that they both have “keep it local” in common when it comes to money.

What they each would DO with the money is, of course quite different.

I envision Trump trying to push “the button” and Sanders pulling his hand back going, “What are you CRAZY!?”

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He’s not anti-war. But he’s Protectionist as in, “Let’s keep the money here in the USA”. “Buy USA”. It’s equivalent to:

“Support your local organic farmer. Grow the local economy”.

It may sound different but it’s not.

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I had to look up boondoggle – great word btw! Well, it’s very “merikun”, alas. As a country, we like war. I dunno why, but we seem to like having a baddie somewhere out there. Kinda embarrassing to me, to be honest, because I have a lot of friends from various countries and I occasionally have to explain “Why is America always doing [x]?” as best I can.

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h, Trump could be Vice President. Given his nature, he would change the role of the Vice President completely around in his favor.

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Oh absolutely, and I honestly depend on that system staying intact as it has. Check and Balances aren’t gong anywhere.

Rather, when I speak of “changing the role”, I mean presence.

An analogy: FDR and the role of the First Lady with Elanor Roosevelt.

I’m trying to think of an example of a VP who was outspoken but the closest I can think of is Dan Quayle. Donald Trump as Dan Quayle.

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I’d be more concerned about Cruz myself. Trump is selling Trump, not the platforms. His vagueness is a calculated tool, “Art of the Deal” type of thing. I wouldn’t expect him to hold to any of his campaign promises: they’re a means to an end, to “seal the deal”. Once in, I have no idea what he’d really do.

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