The Humanist Cafe

Wednesday, October 5, 7 8:30 pm

James Bay New Horizons 234 Menzies Street, James Bay


Topic: The US Election Campaign, Part 2: Controversial Candidates for the US Presidency

Moderator: John Pope

As promised in February, the Cafe is returning to this important political issue.  Our discussion then was about Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  Was Sanders robbed of the nomination as Green Party leader Jill Stein declared?
Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton is the nominee.

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26,1947)

An American politician and the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, the junior United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, First Lady of the United States during the presidency of husband Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, and First Lady of Arkansas during his governorship from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.

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On the issues:

Clinton’s liabilities:

The dark side of Clinton:


Donald John Trump, Sr. (born June 14, 1946)

An American business executive and media personality. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump’s career, branding efforts, personal life, wealth, and outspoken manner have made him famous. Since 2015, he is also a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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On the issues:

Controversial statements made by Donald Trump:

Comparing the two candidates:

Recent NY Times poll:

Hillary Clinton – Democratic Party  44%

Donald Trump – Republican Party  41%

Gary Johnson – Libertarian Party    8%

Jill Stein – Green Party  4%



Is the US media portraying these candidates fairly?

What are the chances of success for Clinton or Trump?  As of this date, they are very close in the polls…

What difference will Greens or Libertarians make?

Will the Republican party survive Donald Trump?  Will the World?

Will a third (or fourth) party emerge in the USA that could challenge the US 2-party system?

Will Bernie Sanders supporters hold their noses and vote for Clinton?

What is at stake for the USA?  What is at stake for the World?

What’s in it for Canada?

One poll reports that one in every four Americans dislike both candidates:  What does this say about democracy in the USA?


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