Ok first I am Canadian so an outside to USA politics and have nearly zero stake in the USA election (one caveat to come) @Betta Gutta @Dannik Jerikko @GQ79 @AresWarBringer and anyone else with opinions/view points I am a political junky here at home but the politics to the south confound me and I am left scratching my head how it got to this point. From the out side Democrates 1. Bernie Sanders will never get anything done which requires votes through congress (and quite possibly the senate). So essentially a lame duck president if elected.... (irrespective of how you feel about his policies) 2. Clinton while moderate and close to the center of American Politics has a lot of baggage. Some of which has been blown out of proportion but never the less is there. Furthermore the dynasty thing kind of goes against the whole point of two terms and out doesn't it? (same argument against Jeb Bush but he's out anyway) The republicans Where to begin? The whole circus leaves me cringing and wondering about the country as a whole. Will not address the other fringe candidates. 1. Donald trump may be fulfilling some desire/fantasy to have someone unconnected to the political elite class but there would be a price to pay. First already he is hurting diplomatic relations and he does not have any elected position yet! This is where my Canadian bias come in as I believe he also wants a wall between Canada and the USA..... bizarre at best. It almost seems Donald Trump represents a midlife crisis. I really don't see anything positive about his candidacy. I would like to here valid reasons backed up logic and or facts to the contrary. 2. Ted Cruz. The tea party and how American politics has become so polarized.... not too sure what else to say other than he represents the far right of the republican party and therefore would not likely win a general election. I am not touching the policies for a reason just the logic of putting him forward as the republican Candidate. 3. Marco Rubio - the only moderate left with a chance? Truthfully he may have a realistic shot of winning against Hilary as long as he doesn't stray too far right during the rest of the primaries. The X factor Bloomberg So if Trump and Sanders move forward as the nominees this guy will likely make a third party run.... If it works great (I think)! If not .... oh my ... I also have not addressed Big money (since when does a corporation have the same rights as a ordinary citizen?) or lobby groups Like the NRA etc ... How is it even possible to have intelligent conversations about politics in this environment of madness (again my perception)? So please explain it to this backwards Canadian!