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Democratic challengers for next year
« on: October 28, 2019, 10:42:17 PM »
So you all have your preferences of you like some/none and hope certain ones get in.  Just wondered what peoples views are.  Also the important, whoever does get picked, will you put a tick next to them, or 4 more years of the status quo

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 09:41:50 AM »
As of right now my top choice is Warren.  She was my top choice last time too so maybe I am biased.

At this point I do not want Sanders though I do admire him.  Buttligieg has really impressed.  Biden falls more into a do we have to go there category.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 08:28:50 PM »
what Sssith said.

not sure there's anyone that identifies as republican around here any more.
Buttigieg on Trump: "It is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away."  5/19/19

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 05:02:38 PM »
Warren. I've been on Team Warren for a long time.
Will take Sanders as a consolation prize.

After that it falls off. Booker and Harris maybe. Buttigieg is way down at the bottom just a step above Gabbard.

That said, I'd vote for a turnip if it had (D) next to it and the (R) was Trump or Pence.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 05:17:30 PM »
who remembers Ficus for congress? https://www.democracynow.org/2000/6/7/ficus_for_congress

In some way you have the same type of issue the UK does with a series of winner take all elections vs a % of votes for the whole country really mattering.  Bring on popular vote = president!

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 08:28:36 PM »
I'm not super excited about any of them.  I don't really want Biden because he's like 100 and he seems half in the ground sometimes.  Warren or Sanders would be my top choices, but I really am scared people wouldn't vote for them and we'd be stuck with the big A-hole again.

I just want Trump to lose, and lose badly.


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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 05:05:44 PM »
And now enter Bloomberg because more rich old white men is exactly what we wanted.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 05:32:42 PM »
nm. thought he was launching a 3rd party bid. he's welcome to run for the primary. still think he's only doing it because he's scared of warren. so long as he doesn't split the anti-trump vote in the general election, i don't give a shit what he does.
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Buttigieg on Trump: "It is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away."  5/19/19

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 08:23:28 AM »
so long as he doesn't split the anti-trump vote in the general election, i don't give a shit what he does.
This.  He better not split votes or else we're screwed.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 04:23:54 PM »
If he decides to run as 3rd party, that's what will happen.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 05:51:56 PM »
Every now and then I hear from Trump supporters, things that remind me of people who didn't want John McCain president, is he too old, risk of dying, position stuff.   

Just found it interesting is all.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2020, 08:23:07 PM »
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Klobuchar with the Midwest power move of cutting the endorsement in half rather than taking the whole thing

LOL

(wrt the NYT editorial endorsing both her and Warren)
Buttigieg on Trump: "It is the nature of grotesque things that you can't look away."  5/19/19

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 09:25:42 PM »
That seems like an odd choice to back both of them.

I get what they are trying to do but they fail in the need to actually have an opinion.  It is the weirdest endorsement that I have ever read and it does make me wonder if our system is more broken than I thought.
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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2020, 04:23:36 PM »
So hows it going now?  I hear 2 dropped out recently, a guy Yang I'd heard of, and someone else I'd never heard of.   Now I see another I didn't recognise is out too.  I've looked at a list and reckon that Tom guy will go next.

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Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2020, 08:08:16 PM »
Still going. But still very early. Only 2 states down. Like 53 or 55 primaries left to go (states + territories).

Tom Steyer will stay a while. He has money to burn.

Buttigieg and Biden need to GTFO though. The first because he's a fuckwad and the second because he's just gumming up the works.

Not a fan of Klobuchar either.

And Bloomberg can piss off.

I'm on Team Warren, but I'll accept Sanders.