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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:13 PM

 

Prediction, go ahead and bookmark this and revisit it when the time is right.

A candidate will eventually run 3rd party.

That 3rd party candidacy will assure the reelection of rump or if impeached whoever the GOP runs for prez.

If by SOME MIRACLE it doesnt reelect the nazi, it will be because people like myself and others FOUGHT against the 3rd party candidacy.

No reason to discuss this now, just bookmark it, nothing more.

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Reply Prediction, go ahead and bookmark this and revisit it when the time is right. (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 OP
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #1
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #2
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #3
MH1 Apr 2019 #4
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #5
sacto95834 Apr 2019 #19
dsc Apr 2019 #48
Awsi Dooger Apr 2019 #60
jalan48 Apr 2019 #6
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #7
jalan48 Apr 2019 #10
11 Bravo Apr 2019 #27
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #8
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #9
murielm99 Apr 2019 #11
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #12
murielm99 Apr 2019 #17
Celerity Apr 2019 #22
murielm99 Apr 2019 #64
Celerity Apr 2019 #65
Post removed Apr 2019 #32
radical noodle Apr 2019 #61
murielm99 Apr 2019 #63
JonLP24 Apr 2019 #13
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #14
JonLP24 Apr 2019 #15
murielm99 Apr 2019 #18
W_HAMILTON Apr 2019 #16
JonLP24 Apr 2019 #20
Autumn Apr 2019 #21
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #23
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #24
Autumn Apr 2019 #28
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #31
Autumn Apr 2019 #36
George II Apr 2019 #51
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #33
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #37
George II Apr 2019 #46
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #52
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #58
NurseJackie Apr 2019 #59
Hortensis Apr 2019 #53
George II Apr 2019 #45
Celerity Apr 2019 #25
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #26
Autumn Apr 2019 #29
Celerity Apr 2019 #30
Autumn Apr 2019 #34
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #38
Autumn Apr 2019 #39
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #40
Autumn Apr 2019 #41
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #42
Autumn Apr 2019 #43
BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #47
George II Apr 2019 #49
George II Apr 2019 #50
Hortensis Apr 2019 #54
Autumn Apr 2019 #55
Hortensis Apr 2019 #56
Autumn Apr 2019 #57
TCJ70 Apr 2019 #66
Hortensis Apr 2019 #67
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #35
DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2019 #44
Awsi Dooger Apr 2019 #62
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #68

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. You mean Starbucks Schultz or someone else?

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Stay tuned

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. You are a tease. Lol.

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:20 PM

4. Any chance of Weld unseating Rump for the R nomination?

 

Okay I guess not likely but I know there are a lot of R voters who would be relieved to be able to vote for an R who was respectable even if not fully in line with their policies. These are people who would NEVER vote Dem but also hate having to vote for Rump. I could see them (the ones I know personally in this category) complaining about Weld being not conservative enough, but voting for him anyway.
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Response to MH1 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:22 PM

5. Interesting question.

 

The base of the GOP are now ignorant people of a certain color that I cant use the word for without drawing MASSIVE unwanted attention who HATE anyone who are not also that color.

But, as you ask, are there enough semi decent people in the GOP to turn the tide, I doubt it but maybe.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:54 PM

19. Maybe...

 

I think Weld did damage to his standing in the mainstream Republican Party when he ran as the Libertarian VP nominee recently. He is definitely on the left side of the Republican Party - what used to be the Ford Republican.

If it's just him and the Orange Menace he might have a chance. He would get all the NOT Trump voters of the party. In 2016 that block of voters had more candidates to choose from and no one really gained traction. I think if Jeb Bush ran again, as repulsive a thought that is, he might fare well if it's just him and Orange.
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Response to MH1 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:46 PM

48. zero

 

He is pro choice and appointed the majority of the court that gave Massachusetts marriage equality.
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Response to dsc (Reply #48)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:47 PM

60. It's unbelievable that zero wasn't the first reply

 

Zero is the only answer. Once I see a non-Zero reply to that question it's difficult to take anything else seriously, because that person is overthinking matters
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:25 PM

6. There's a third party candidate in every Presidential election.

 

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:26 PM

7. More than one usually, but the one I am talking about wont have 2% support like Stein

 

or whoever else.

I guess any candidate NOT in one of the two parties is a 3rd party candidate.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:31 PM

10. Yes. I don't see it happening this time around but maybe in the future.

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:17 PM

27. Thanks for the reminder. I haven't said ...

 

FUCK JILL STEIN for way too long!
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:26 PM

8. His/her ego will prevent him/her

 

from running 3rd party and going down in history as a traitor to his/her own cause.

He/she will sit back and let his/her minions vote for some stooge like Stein and then he/she will write an "I told you so" book. There is money in books you know?
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:27 PM

9. Not this time. stay tuned

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:40 PM

11. Depends.

 

Many states have rules against someone running as a "sore loser" candidate. If they have already run in a primary as a candidate for one political party, they cannot not get on the ballot as a third party candidate in the general.

This would be true of some announced candidates who are likely to be sore losers. I will not dignify anyone by naming him/her.

If that person is an announced candidate right now, they would have to drop out before the primaries and caucuses.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:42 PM

12. I did NOT know that. If that is the case then my prediction may not come true.

 

Thanks for the info, I wonder if everybody knows this.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:51 PM

17. I think this covers it:

 

https://ballotpedia.org/Sore_loser_laws_in_the_50_states

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:28 PM

22. Only the states of Connecticut, Iowa, New York, and Vermont have neither a sore-loser law nor

 

simultaneous registration deadlines in regards to Presidential candidates.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sore-loser_law

In most states, these laws do not apply to presidential candidates. Many states accomplish the same requirement by having simultaneous registration dates for the primary and the general election. Only the states of Connecticut, Iowa, New York, and Vermont have neither a sore-loser law nor simultaneous registration deadlines.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:08 PM

64. I don't trust Wikipedia on this.

 

When it says the laws do not apply to presidential candidates, we will see. I think it may have to be decided in court, on a case by case basis.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #64)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:35 PM

65. re-read, most all of the states have simultaneous primary/general registration dates

 

In other words, you have to register for BOTH the primaries AND the general on same date.

Many states accomplish the same requirement by having simultaneous registration dates for the primary and the general election.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:47 PM

61. I'm not sure but

 

I think if that person becomes the nominee of an existing party (such as the Libertarian Party, for example) that would be allowed.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:05 PM

63. I think the simultaneous registration

 

and the sore loser laws cover nearly everything.

Illinois had 102 counties. The county clerk is the election authority in each county. They are responsible for putting people on the ballots and printing the ballots. The "sore loser" would need enough resources and feet on the ground to get on the ballot on all 102 counties. And this is only one state. Some states would sue. It would be a mess. A write-in campaign might produce the desired chaos some people prefer, but it is not a path to victory. Surely the person would not get on the ballots in all fifty states.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:45 PM

13. Sanders didn't run as a third party in 2016

 

And this year he is more likely to win the nomination. Find something real.
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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:46 PM

14. Who?

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:47 PM

15. You didn't say who to post #8

 

Who also thinks you mean Sanders.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:52 PM

18. LOL

 

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:48 PM

16. He's less likely to win the nomination.

 

If he couldn't win the nomination with ~45% of the vote in 2016, he ain't gonna win it with 20% - 30% of the vote in 2020.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:01 PM

20. There are a lot more candidates splitting the vote

 

If Biden doesnt run he picks up most of his support if he doesn't he is first or second in the polls. He is a lot more likely than last time.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:06 PM

21. Why would Bernie run third party when he's running under the Dem banner as a Democrat

 

with the Democratic leadership blessings? Do you realize how many time third parties have run in our countries presidential elections?

Now with Bernie, it's a real problem.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:36 PM

23. The question is

 

what will he do if .. I mean when ... he loses?
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:42 PM

24. Very much looking forward to finding out.

 

Can't wait! (Yes, "when".)

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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:31 PM

28. He'll do the same thing he did last time. Campaign for the nominee. EOM

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:17 PM

31. I must have missed that

 

I saw him campaigning for our revolution but the nominee?

Do you have a link where they had a joint rally or two?
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:51 PM

36. He campaigned for Hillary and yes they appeared together. Maybe you were busy and missed it

 

There's even a picture of them together on stage where they look pretty happy and energetic in the link if you decide to read the article.

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/59097b9ac14b3c606c10949c/master/w_649,c_limit/Davidson-BernieSandersStillontheCampaignTrail.jpg

Bernie Sanders, who has spent weeks travelling on behalf of Hillary Clinton, appeared with her and Pharrell Williams at an event in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night.

One of the many things that makes Donald Trump angry is that Bernie Sanders does not seem to hold grudges. In recent speeches, Trump has pointed to the information that has come out, through WikiLeaks’ disclosures of John Podesta’s e-mails, about the Clinton team’s attitude toward Sanders during the primaries: the slights (“doofus”), the schemes (“where would you stick the knife?”), and the eye-rolling (“socialist math”). Perhaps worst of all—at least from Trump’s point of view—was Donna Brazile’s passing along of debate questions. "Now, Bernie Sanders should be angry right? Shouldn’t he be angry?” Trump asked a crowd in Florida. He sounded a little bit puzzled—he would be so mad.

The truth is that Bernie Sanders is very, very angry—at Donald Trump. He is angry enough to have spent weeks travelling on behalf of Hillary Clinton, speaking for her in union halls and arenas, to students and activists. When he talks, he is entirely Bernie—“We are going to fight for that democracy; we are not going to become an oligarchy”—and he hints strongly that he has done some negotiating with her before getting on the stage, and will continue to do so after, as he hopes, she is elected. When praising her positions, he often says “Secretary Clinton has told me” or “Secretary Clinton has promised,” as though he knows that it might not work, with the sort of swing audiences he is dispatched to persuade (students, working-class voters), simply to declare that taking these stands is in her nature. But he knows what he wants: for her to win. “This campaign is not a personality contest,” Sanders said near the beginning of a speech in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night. “We’re not voting for high-school president. We’re voting for the most powerful leader in the entire world.” He had been introduced by Pharrell Williams, the musician, who was now sitting on the stage with Clinton herself, as if it were an actual high-school election. Statements like that serve to remind Sanders’s supporters that they don’t need to be charmed by Hillary Clinton—he is over it, and they ought to be, too. But, if personality doesn’t matter, the person does.

“There are many, many differences between Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump,” Sanders told the crowd. "But there is one that is very, very profound. Are you ready for a very radical thought right now? I don’t want anyone to faint! I think we have some paramedics here”—“paramedics here” is, it turns out, an excellent phrase for demonstrating a Brooklyn accent—“but I do want to make this announcement. Are you ready for it?” The crowd indicated that it was. "All right. Madam Secretary, you correct me if I’m wrong here; I don’t want to misspeak for you—Secretary Clinton believes in science!”

When the cheering had abated, Sanders continued, "I know I put her in a difficult position—2016, to believe in science, a little bit dangerous—but what the heck.” He then referred to her "very specific ideas” for combatting climate change, before turning to the mind of Donald Trump. “After years and years of studying the issue from a scientific perspective—I’m joking, I’m joking—he has concluded that climate change is a hoax emanating from China. Now, why he chose China and not Mexico or some Muslim country, I don’t know.


https://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/bernie-sanderss-hard-fight-for-hillary-clinton
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Response to Autumn (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:57 PM

51. That was just days before Election Day. The Convention closed July 28.....

 

....he didn't make an appearance for Clinton until Labor Day, about six weeks after the Convention.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:43 PM

33. Delayed. Grudgingly. It lacked vigor, energy and sincerity...

 

... what we actually heard was more like his regular old stump speech (setting the stage for 2020?) and less about creating unity and supporting the party's nominee. The convention ended on July 28th, and Bernie was nowhere to be seen until September. Five weeks later!

Why? What was the delay? Where was he? What was he doing all that time?

All I'm saying is that that Bernie missed the boat when it comes to that crucial period of rallying his old supporters to support the party's nominee. AFTER the convention, there's a brief window of opportunity to show unity and to be the type of leader who puts personal feelings and disappointments BEHIND the bigger priorities of defeating the GOP.

I just didn't see that in Bernie's words or actions. I'm amazed that anyone would find what appeared to be lethargic and perfunctory appearances, to be a point of pride. Most reasonable people saw it as somewhat of a lackluster disappointment.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:59 PM

37. That was my impression as well

 

Nothing like what Hillary did for Obama in 2008 -- she worked her butt off.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:46 PM

46. As reported in the Washington Post (pay site, sorry):

 

September 5, 2016

"He reluctantly and belatedly endorsed her."

"The Vermont senator will make his first post-convention campaign pitch for Clinton on Monday" [Labor Day]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/09/05/bernie-sanders-is-finally-campaigning-for-hillary-clinton-but-does-she-even-need-him/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8659d6b7e32d



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Response to George II (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:17 PM

52. Yeah... that's how I remember it. It was LATE and UNENTHUSIASTIC...

 

Yeah... that's how I remember it. It was LATE and UNENTHUSIASTIC. I think a lot of BS supporters probably followed his lead. I know that Jane certainly did with regard to her election day tweet. She couldn't even be bothered to say "vote for Hillary". It was, instead, a very non-committal tweet that it didn't matter who you voted for as long as you voted. (Fact of the matter is, it DOES matter who you vote for.)

EDIT: Found it (below.) What an amazing thing to say. "Head and heart at odds for many" ??? Seriously, Jane? Not very inspirational or motivational! Honestly, it sounds like she's giving permission to NOT vote for our party's nominee... or maybe she was hinting how she was going to vote.



What was she trying to prove, anyway? Clearly she had no more fucks to give.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #52)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:21 PM

58. On Steph Miller today poll says 20% of BS followers will NOT vote for ANY dem in general

 

I wonder what the percentage is on message boards.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #58)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:39 PM

59. Among angry and bitter malcontents, it's likely to be higher...

 

Among angry and bitter malcontents, it's likely to be higher... no matter where they hang out in real life or in digital life.

That's why I just give up on them all as lost causes. I've been criticizes for having that opinion and I'm chided with reminders about "big tent" and "every vote counts" and all that. BUT, I continue to maintain that for the amount of time and effort it takes to convince ONE malcontent to support Democrats, the same effort could result in dozens of enthusiastic party supporters and members (who would in turn go out and spread the Gospel, too.)

All I'm saying is the ROI (return on investment) is greater, more productive, more efficient... and it reaps greater rewards than focusing all one's effort on a solitary voter who, when it comes right down to it, may not even bother to vote anyway.



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Response to George II (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:27 PM

53. We knew it and all his remaining, zealous supporters knew it.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:43 PM

45. Last time he didn't make an appearance until Labor Day, which was almost six weeks....

 

....after the convention.

Contrast that with 2008, when Hillary Clinton joined nominee Barack Obama on a campaign bus tour just a couple of days after the convention.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:44 PM

25. If Bernie wins our nomination, I will predict Schultz and Bloomberg both jump in

 

3 way crossfire backed by well over a billion and half between the Rethugs, and the 2 billionaires. I say both will jump in due to a pact, so one of them (say Schultz) would not take all the blame for Trump's re-election. Would be interesting to see if any of our big guns join either as VP. I cannot see any who would. The 2 billionaires would probably grab Kasich and another never-Trumper Rethug (Weld maybe, but sore-loser laws will block him if he mans up v the orange bloat in the primaries), especially Schultz as he hates us Dems anyway.

Let us all hope my nightmare stays a fantasy.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:54 PM

26. Bloomberg may end up winning

 

Many republicans would vote for him.

25% for Trump with his racist/nazi base
19% for Bernie with his anti-corporation anti-rich people base

Plenty of voters left on the table for Bloomberg to take.


Disclaimer: I'll vote for Bernie if he is the nominee of the Democratic party.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:34 PM

29. They will do what they will do. If Liz or Pete win what's to stop them from doing the same?

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:50 PM

30. Warren maybe, Pete is not nearly as far far left as Sanders, that is why (and the fact he is taking

 

votes away from Bernie) that the (non DU) OR/TYT/Sirota hardcore storm-troopers are going full attack mode. I went to a Bernie site and they HATE HATE Buttigieg, almost as much, if not more than Biden and Harris. They even dislike Warren (WTF?), Cory, and Gabbard (figured they would like her and she is a Bernie huge supporter). It is a cult IMHO.

I love a lot of Bernie's policies, but I want to beat Trump. I do NOT love the non-DU Berners. I have brought over a lot of my friends to support Pete, but some still are for Bernie, and a couple are so not like last time, in 2016. They are just nasty atm. One I stopped talking to for now. I grew up with her in London (we both are dual citizens, US/UK and we had a falling out over Brexit (I was Remain, she was Leave). I do not understand the animosity flowing from the camp. Thank dog there are zero Sanders supporters here like that (unless I have yet to meet them).

If Pete cannot take Biden in the primaries, then Joe has a warrior in me come the general. Same for Warren, Harris, Beto, Booker, Abrams (IF she runs and wins, which I think she runs for the Senate, which I prefer). Same for Bernie, but I will admit to being in great fear of Trump winning at that point.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:36 PM

34. Wow. I belong to a couple of closed Sanders FB groups and they don't

 

hate Pete or Warren. Warren and Sanders have a lot in common. For the most part, everyone in the groups were all okay with Biden, till the "he wants to kill Bernie " remark after the Flores story broke.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:01 PM

38. Closed FB groups

 

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #38)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:06 PM

39. Yeah, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. They are closed to avoid trolls and bots.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:07 PM

40. That would be one reason nt

 

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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:09 PM

41. I take it you will read the link proving Bernie campaigned with and for Hillary later?

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:11 PM

42. Just one joint appearance is not enough in my book

 

Hillary had 9 joint appearances with Obama in 2008.

But then again, she was smart and conceded when it was mathematically certain that she wouldn't win the nomination so she had more time.

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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:14 PM

43. I have discovered that for some nothing Bernie will ever do is enough. A hundred joint

 

appearances together wouldn't be enough.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:46 PM

47. I can't speak for "some"

 

but to most, a handful of heartfelt and sincere joint appearances would have been more than enough. In solo appearances, showcasing Hillary would have also helped instead of the focus being on "our revolution" with barely a mention of Hillary.

Most people are reasonable and understanding. Their eyebrows are raised when something falls below the minimum expected.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:51 PM

49. Pls. see post #46

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:53 PM

50. That explains a lot.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:36 PM

54. "Warren and Sanders have a lot in common"? NO.

 

Warren wouldn't endorse Sanders for president because their differences are far more profound. He courted her for months and even though, or perhaps because, she is passionately committed to her issues, she couldn't.

But, why are Sanders' folk suddenly claiming HE is a lot like HER now? One week they're badmouthing her, trying to sink her candidacy, the next, what? She has respectable coattails he's trying to grab onto?
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Response to Hortensis (Reply #54)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:42 PM

55. You want to find a post where I have bad mouthed Warren? Go for it, you won't find one. nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #55)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:59 PM

56. No, and I'm not going to search and grab various

 

hostile posts from anyone here on DU, much less a storm of them elsewhere. It was kind of astonishing for me to see, given that she was the original progressive on steroids that Sanders copied. And I was hardly the only one struck that issues seemingly meant nothing to those attacking her, only that she was competition for Sanders.
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Response to Hortensis (Reply #56)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:00 PM

57. Whatever. Like I said you won't find one. nt

 

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #56)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:41 PM

66. Look...Warren is in my top three, but there's no way she was the "original progressive...

 

...that Sanders copied". She was a Republican until the 90's...
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Response to TCJ70 (Reply #66)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:52 PM

67. She created the can-do excitement in this century

 

and then a disappointed vacuum when she declined to run in 2015 that Sanders decided to try to fill. I know. I was one of the disappointed ones who then looked eagerly at him to see if he might do and realized after very little research that he wouldn't do.

As expected, he's failed miserably to take her place, but I couldn't predict then how disastrously.

Before that, though, I-Sanders was notable only for the I next to his name in pictures of senate members and funny anecdotes among his colleagues about his boorish, disrespectful behaviors. He had and still has no record of any significant achievement in going on 30 years in congress, progressive or otherwise.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:36 PM

35. Ross Perot and Ralph Nader

 

Ross Perot and Ralph Nader
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:19 PM

44. There are always multiple parties.

 

Some times the hurt the left. Some times they hurt the right. And some times they hurt both parties equally. But they seem to hurt us more than the right. The law third party candidacy to hurt the right was George Wallace's third party run in 1968.
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:51 PM

62. If we lose it will be due to incumbency, and not a third party

 

The benefit of incumbency is never emphasized enough. Issues don't even matter. Logic doesn't matter. People will vote for the known quantity if they feel comfortable with their daily lives.

Third party candidates allow people who fixate on trivial day to day issues to fixate on yet another one.
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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #62)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 PM

68. WRONG

 

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