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2 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

You do realize the process it to select only one candidate and not the alternative personality cult you adhere to.

 

I just couldn't remember the guy until I saw him and realized he occupied the far end of the stage at the debates. If I had to pick who could beat Trump I would say go Bernie.

 

It doesn't matter who I want to win I am free to comment on the ridiculous process. Why not use the popular vote? So the dems say. Then you look how they run their own party and see what a convoluted process which lends itself to divisiveness. 

 

It's a popularity contest for the person that will lose to Trump by the least.

 

 

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If Biden struggles then the non sandernistas will flood to Pete. 

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On 2/12/2020 at 7:45 AM, Jingthing said:

She's been my top choice all along. She performs beautifully in the senate so has credible experience. She has strong African American support in her state. She wins bigly in precincts in her state that went for 45. She's Midwestern. She's a woman. She's likeable and tough at the same time. She's a high energy tireless campaigner. She is middle aged. Not too young or old. Biden hopefully is badly fading. Her lane is Buttigeig. She is obviously a much stronger choice than him. 

 

She is reportedly one of the nastiest people you can work for.

At least Trump will just say, <deleted> you're fired.

She publicly humiliates staffers: from NYT:

 

"In private, she could deliver slashing remarks without particular provocation. Parched one day in the Capitol, she turned to a member of her team and said, “I would trade three of you for a bottle of water,” according to a person who witnessed it."

 

 

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It looks like Buttgieg is a threat. As a gay man myself I can only wonder if he is Booty-licious enough to win. Right now I think he is the best chance.

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Personally, I think these teasers (Iowa, NH) are just sort of drama build up and are more entertainment than anything else.  Iowa is joke (not a comment on this year's fubar) as it isn't even a primary.  The first Super Tuesday is when the tea leaves are read.  Remember 4 years ago when heir-apparent Jeb! got 8% in SC? 

( I think Joe is headed for the same fate). 

 

I would hope the rise of DT will somehow make people realize that turning politics into entertainment is a bad idea, the best show wins.  This past 6+ months of debates are about advertising and giving the networks something to cover in the summer.

 

I think Warren went a little too far, trying to please everybody on the left. 

Pete?  A gay man carrying the general election?  But hey, look what won the last one!  And you know what DT will say about Klobuchar: "look at that face!"

 

DT is going to start saying "Commie Bernie" and it's going to have an effect.  He'll stir up a level of ethnic hatred that I don't want to think about.

 

I'm not sure but I think choosing a running mate from the pack of candidates isn't so popular anymore -- maybe being one heartbeat away from the Oval is considered too big a temptation 🙂  But as for jockeying for cabinet positions, put Yang in as Treasury Sec and let him start sending out the checks!

 

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On 2/12/2020 at 10:18 AM, JHolmesJr said:

At least Trump will just say, <deleted> you're fired.

:cheesy:

 

If you say this in earnest than it is really important for you to start getting your news from other sources.  There is a lot Fox will not show.  Youtube would help, look up his name and sc_m, put a U in the blank.  And that's just a start.
 

 

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6 minutes ago, Cryingdick said:

It looks like Buttgieg is a threat. As a gay man myself I can only wonder if he is Booty-licious enough to win. Right now I think he is the best chance.

Perhaps you’d like to correct the spelling.

 

I’m not sure what ‘threat’ Buttigieg is but the prospect of a gay candidate kicking Trump out of the WH is rather pleasing.

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On 2/12/2020 at 10:18 AM, JHolmesJr said:

 

She is reportedly one of the nastiest people you can work for.

At least Trump will just say, <deleted> you're fired.

She publicly humiliates staffers: from NYT:

 

"In private, she could deliver slashing remarks without particular provocation. Parched one day in the Capitol, she turned to a member of her team and said, “I would trade three of you for a bottle of water,” according to a person who witnessed it."

 

 

Old news and also a sexist attack.

Nobody would bat an eye at a male politician being an A-hole to his staff on occasion. 

They would say he's demanding. 

This is typical of the challenges women face. They're either too weak or if they show strength they're B words.

In any case I don't think that old news matters.

It's how she presents to the public and the public is beginning to fall in love with her.

Also all candidates have some negatives. You could fill several books with 45s. If all the opposition has on Klobuchar is that she's an A-hole boss to her inner circle, well, in the sum of things, that almost nothing. 

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34 minutes ago, samran said:

If Biden struggles then the non sandernistas will flood to Pete. 

Some will. But some will also flood to Klobuchar because Klobuchar is a much more credible candidate to take on 45. Mayor of a small city? Gimme a break. 

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15 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Some will. But some will also flood to Klobuchar because Klobuchar is a much more credible candidate to take on 45. Mayor of a small city? Gimme a break. 

I dont know what you're getting so excited....she's getting trounced in NH.

Guess no one likes a nasty woman who's only pitch is orange man bad.

 

Guess the Dem voters like radical free stuff Bernie more.

who would have thought? 🤣

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11 minutes ago, JHolmesJr said:

I dont know what you're getting so excited....she's getting trounced in NH.

Guess no one likes a nasty woman who's only pitch is orange man bad.

 

Guess the Dem voters like radical free stuff Bernie more.

who would have thought? 🤣

She's not getting trounced. She has emerged now from a 2nd or 3rd tier contender for the democratic nomination into the TOP tier. 

 

Also you misrepresent her message. Perhaps a sign the 45 cult of personality followers might be seeing the emergence of someone that can beat 45 soundly by "stealing" a lot of his previous voters, as she has already proven she can do and do massively in her home state.

 

Anyway, it's early and Amy is definitely in it, among others of course.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Some will. But some will also flood to Klobuchar because Klobuchar is a much more credible candidate to take on 45. Mayor of a small city? Gimme a break. 

Stranger things have happened, like your President.

 

The only person that can beat him is someone who is not of the ‘swamp’. It is that simple and visceral.   Trump will pull the rest to pieces - and it pains me to say that. 

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Sanders narrowly wins New Hampshire Democratic primary, Biden lags badly

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker

 

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

 

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Bernie Sanders narrowly won New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, solidifying his front-runner status in the nominating race and dealing a setback to moderate rival Joe Biden, who appeared likely to finish a disappointing fifth.

 

Sanders, a progressive senator from neighbouring Vermont, fended off attacks from rivals who warned his far-left views would lead the party to defeat in the Nov. 3 election against Republican President Donald Trump.

 

“Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight,” Sanders told supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

Moderate Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was in second place after edging out Sanders in last week's chaotic and disputed first nominating contest in Iowa. Both campaigns have asked for a partial recanvass of Iowa results.

 

It was also a good night for Senator Amy Klobuchar, who rode a wave of momentum from a strong debate on Friday into an apparent third-place finish.

 

Biden, the former vice president who was once the front-runner in the Democratic race, limped to his second consecutive poor finish after placing fourth in Iowa. He is certain to face growing questions about his campaign's viability and his ability to consolidate moderate support against a surging Buttigieg and Klobuchar.

 

Biden fared poorly in two previous runs for president before winning election in 2008 as President Barack Obama's No. 2. He hopes to stay afloat this time until the Feb. 29 contest in South Carolina and a series of contests in other Southern states on Super Tuesday on March 3, where his support among African Americans will be a strength.

 

Without strong showings there, his race could be over.

 

"It ain't over, man. It's just getting started," Biden told supporters in South Carolina.

 

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a progressive ally of Sanders who was considered a favourite in New Hampshire three months ago, also had a bad night. She finished fourth, and also will face questions about her continued viability.

 

The results began to thin the field of Democrats seeking the right to take on Trump in the Nov. 3 election, with businessman Andrew Yang and Senator Michael Bennet dropping out after it became clear they would finish well out of the running. CBS News reported that Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, would drop out on Wednesday.

 

(Reporting by John Whitesides, James Oliphant, Simon Lewis, Michael Martina and Amanda Becker in New Hampshire, and Doina Chiacu and Ginger Gibson in Washington; Writing by John Whitesides; Editing by Peter Cooney)

 

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