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To think mumsnet should be opening supporting Hillary

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jdoe8 Mon 31-Oct-16 10:36:00

There is a real chance that trump could get in now. Hillary clearly has fab policy's for paid maternity leave, equal pay, and a rock solid record in fighting for women's equality. See the site

Has MN publicly endorsed her? With millions of users across the world many will be in the US.

Selfimproved Mon 31-Oct-16 10:39:04

I agree!

WorraLiberty Mon 31-Oct-16 10:39:27

I don't think it's appropriate for Mumsnet as a website, to get involved in politics to be honest.

StrictlyPan Mon 31-Oct-16 10:43:47

Nope. It's a parenting web site based in the UK who will not wish to alienate huge chunks of the population wherever MN is read.

Endorsing Hillary also means endorsing her dishonesties on a global scale.

TheNaze73 Mon 31-Oct-16 10:44:45

What a ridiculous post biscuit

PigletWasPoohsFriend Mon 31-Oct-16 10:46:33

I don't think it is appropriate for Mumsnet officially to support any political side tbh.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Mon 31-Oct-16 10:56:08

Totally inappropriate.

strangehumour Mon 31-Oct-16 11:00:03

I also don't think it's appropriate to support someone for president who is being investigated by the FBI. I find it baffling that this person wouldn't be allowed to work in a school yet she can become president?

I think she should step down and allow someone else to take her place.

Just my opinion though, and as I'm not American my opinion doesn't matter at all.

BratFarrarsPony Mon 31-Oct-16 11:00:57

Dont be fooled by Hillary and her fake feminist credentials - she is way more dangerous than Trump and would have the world at war in the blink of an eye.
As for what happens to those who have a run in with the Clintons....hmm let's not go there.
Anyway it would be grossly inappropriate for a British parenting website to involve themselves with US politics.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 31-Oct-16 11:01:41

No. It's an awful idea for MN to get involved at all, especially in the politics of another country, but it'd be even more inappropriate with these two nominees.

OohMavis Mon 31-Oct-16 11:04:21

She may be the safer pair of hands in this election, but that doesn't mean she's safe.

Not only is it inappropriate for them to officially support any one political side, the majority of this site UK-based, so it wouldn't even make much sense to do so.

Aeroflotgirl Mon 31-Oct-16 11:05:50

I heard that too BratF, I would hate to be American right now. I think Mumsnet, should be politically neutural.

MrsJayy Mon 31-Oct-16 11:07:51

Why would a uk based parenting forum support a presidential candidate its biased and ridiculous suggestion.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 31-Oct-16 11:08:55

As much as i hope she wins i think it would be wrong for mumsnet to come down on one side or the other

maisiejones Mon 31-Oct-16 11:12:43

I think that judging a presidential candidate on just their feminist principles shows a somewhat narrow viewpoint. There is so much more at stake than just this. hmm

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 31-Oct-16 11:14:17

Of course they can't endorse a particular candidate.

minipie Mon 31-Oct-16 11:19:11

Nah MN can't officially support her.

What you can do is start a thread... something like "AIBU to ask you all to declare your support for Hillary" ... expect you'd get a lot of "signatures".

Doubt many people in the US will care what a bunch of MNers think though (especially those who are Trump supporters)

Willow2016 Mon 31-Oct-16 11:20:31

Its a UK parenting forum not a political forum.

Hilary isnt squeaky clean, there is much more to her than supporting womens rights.

She is only the 'better choice' due to who she is up against.

God help America after the elections, neither of them is a prize catch.

And Trump will never do the world a favour and slope off and shut up no matter what the result!

LikeDylanInTheMovies Mon 31-Oct-16 11:24:55

Why would a UK based web forum endorse a candidate in a US election? Even if they did, would it make a single iota of difference? I think you are massively over estimating the info of mumsnet over world politics.

Would it have changed your vote if a niche US website you'd never heard of endorsed Cameron at the last election?

RortyCrankle Mon 31-Oct-16 13:04:31

God or somebody help America - I wouldn't vote for either of them and the expression between a rock and a hard place has never been so apt.

Aibohphobia Mon 31-Oct-16 13:40:30

I think you're overestimating the clout MN has confused

You also have no idea if the people running the site are Pro-Trump.

Hilary's clearly the best of the two but do you think anyone'll be skipping to the polls to happily cast their Clinton vote?

Lweji Mon 31-Oct-16 13:42:24

As much as I have been posting against Trump, I don't think Mumsnet should ever endorse any political candidates.

MrsJayy Mon 31-Oct-16 13:45:11

I was watching Michael moores trumpland yesterday it was very interesting and funny he said hate Hilary all you want she is not your friend but vote for her

MontePulciana Mon 31-Oct-16 14:03:12

DH voting for Johnson. He detests Trump and Clinton.

MrsBernardBlack Mon 31-Oct-16 14:04:15

What a ridiculous post biscuit

^^ This

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