2012 how distant is the West-Block from the East-Block 1989?

Years ago, I started to say ''We are in the year 1987 according to GDR - German People's Republic calender. I have to correct this now to 1988.

US election
Imagine this would be the video from an election campaing for the US-presidency. Would he have a chance in todays US? Or would he be stopped by a ''We can not''?

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