(Closed) Who would be better for Canada?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Canada will be better off if
    Romney Wins : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Obama Wins : (30 votes)
    77 %
    Another candidate wins : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @AB Bride:  lol interesting perspective. (I’m american so i have no opinion)

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think Romney would be better for Canada, but as it goes I think American politics are becoming less and less important for Canadians.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I can’t really say who would be better since I’m not Canadian (is Minnesotan close enough?), but I don’t think that anything will change in terms of the relationship between the US and Canada. We’ve always been buddies and I think it will stay that way 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Obama…

    As we are a very liberal country… live & let live sort of place (Rights & Freedoms FOR ALL)

    Traditionally our country “will work” politically with whomever is the President of the USA… but by far our best relationships have been with Democrat Presidents, as they tend to be more moderate like we are and more progressive / forward thinking overall.

    Obama’s first official visit after being elected was here in February 2009… and it went extremely well.  Establishing a good relationship between our two countries Governments for the last 4 years.  I would assume, things would remain so if Obama is re-elected. 

    Republicans tend to be too “right of centre” for us…

    The one exception was probably Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989)… the majority of his time in office, Canada had a Prime Minister from the Conservative Party (Brian Mulroney 1983 – 1993) he and “Ronnie” really became buddy-buddy

    PHOTO (c/o Wikipedia) – The Mulroneys with President & Mrs Reagan in Quebec… March 18, 1985 the day after the famous “Shamrock Summit” where the two leaders sang “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”

    PS… I worked for many years in the Canadian Government (both under Liberal and Conservative Leadership).  And more often than not things went better on “official visits” when the President visiting (or other high ranking official such as the Secretary of State etc) were Democrats.  Canada didn’t relate at all well with George W Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon… or to many others before them.

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @AB Bride:  Very good point. I feel like the US and Canade have such good international relations that it would take something borderline apocalyptic to make us dislike each other. Canada is always cool to the US and it’s citizens and I think the US is the same way.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @AB Bride:  I’m in Alberta and the way I see it, for us it’s win-win. If I were voting, however, I probably would go w. Obama.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is what I’m talking about. I’ve discussed the US election with smart people who follow our politics from Canada, South Africa, Australia, Britain, and Korea, and ALL of them go “th is such a no brainer, please be electing Obama.”

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