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Presidential Election :11/3/2020- The Impotus Puppet vs The Rise of BootyWalker & some other Dems

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12 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Tom Steyer can bankroll every Dem Senate campaign with the money he’s wasting on his vanity run.

 

maybe Warren or Bernie can seize his funds

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9 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

Trying to draw optimism for our country from the thought of a world where NC is actually in play.  

 

(But not sure I actually believe it.)  

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37 minutes ago, Larry said:

Trying to draw optimism for our country from the thought of a world where NC is actually in play.  

 

(But not sure I actually believe it.)  


Has a Dem Governor and Obama won it in 08. 
 

With growth in the research triangle, Dems need to be campaigning there a lot more. 

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Agree, @No Excuses. NC is much more in play than GA. 

Charlotte may depend on how much lobbying the banking industry does against Democrats, but my hope is that the electorate does some research on how we're getting screwed by unfettered capitalism. 

 

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3 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

Agree, @No Excuses. NC is much more in play than GA. 

Charlotte may depend on how much lobbying the banking industry does against Democrats, but my hope is that the electorate does some research on how we're getting screwed by unfettered capitalism. 

 

 

I keep thinking that having the Dems get behind some common sense consumer protection laws might really help them appeal to some of the folks who aren't swayed by "the government will completely take over health care".  Some of the ideas I'd love to see:  

 

1)  Any contract for, say, cell phone coverage or cable TV, that requires the consumer to sign a contract for (X time), must also guarantee the consumer that his price won't change for the length of that contract.  No more "you're locked into this contract for two years, but we're allowed to change our end any time we feel like."  

 

2)  The government will at least make an effort to really reduce telemarketers.  Starting, I suggest, with the ones that are outright frauds.  Rachael from cardmember services.  Windows technical support.  Your Google business listing.  Somewhere on the list, but maybe lower, would be "We're calling from Medicare to tell you about your eligibility for pain relieving knee braces."  

 

These aren't big grand issues like nationalizing health care.  But I assert that a lot of voters are nervous about big grand government programs.  

 

But everybody hates telemarketers.  They hate having to not answer their own phone unless someone leaves voice mail.  And, every time one of those voters gets a telemarketer call?  It's an advertisement to Vote Dem.  

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1 minute ago, StillUnknown said:

 

 

 

He's done.  This is irrecoverable.  (In fact, I'd say either of them is irrecoverable.)  

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Somewhere along the line it seems like Mayor Pete went from "small town Mayor, just happy to be here, getting his name out there for future reference in climbing the political ladder" to "I can win this, and win this now, whatever I have to do to win, do it now"

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3 hours ago, Larry said:

 

Trying to draw optimism for our country from the thought of a world where NC is actually in play.  

 

(But not sure I actually believe it.)  

2008????

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while i have plenty to criticize in kamala and corey and was disappointed in their performance so far---substance and style---they were early "on paper" faves of mine and i wouldn't mind seeing them make a comeback and i'd be hoping to see some more depth and detail on policy, esp. int'l/trade

 

i liked pete, but thought him too raw/green/developing in key ways to be solid final choice...sorry though to see him apparently flame out in such a manner over such an important issue if this turns out to be what it says

 

warren grew on me a lot more this last year, and i keep hoping if she's the eventual nominee that it works out, but consider it unlikely..i do see strategies where she could if she's willing to flex...but then even if she would adjust things a bit more center, her base would get mad maybe....and even now i can not confidently choose which premise is most likely to be true between "go big left with the nominee/platform to excite voter turnout" vs "tack center/moderate to get needed coalitions in key states for electoral college"...i know solid arguments and  quality supporting data exists for each....my take is up in the air on that

 

 

amy was ok at first but to me she's seemed really disappointing "live"...not on top of the material and smooth/collected like during the cavanaugh or other senate hearings i've seen her in.. ...oddly unsure in demeanor during her media appearances...i don't think it's misogyny-tinted on my end but i'd just say she often comes off as "beggy" and needy/somewhat desperate, with shaky voice and gestures (again, more than in pre-candidacy appearances)

 

 

so i wanna see harris and booker make another serious stab at it and see what they've got down deep, limited resources and all

 

biden holds zero excitement or even any real interest for me, but he doesn't worry me, gaffes and all, aging and slower and all, and i could deal with the idea of the boat just not rocking so much for a couple years as opposed to major revolutionary change...but that's fine too...anything but gopers....once they're extinct i can get the dems to hunt me down for regularly and harshly criticizing  them (i try to stick with things that are easy to do---builds my sense of efficacy)

 

 

 

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Bidens still the safe pick that gets the boomers vote. Warren is definitely the better pick we deserve (to non boomers) that may or may not win. I wonder if a ticket combining the two would end up being attractive to boomers and the more liberal portion of the party?

 

Wish Booker had made more inroads. Also really really wish Joe Kennedy III had run. 

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I actually felt a wee bit better about Biden after watching his town hall this past Monday. I'm still on Team Warren (although she's had a rocky couple weeks), firmly so, but Biden reminded audiences of his gravitas, and brought a real sense of moral seriousness to many of his answers. There was no casualness, no sense of entitlement to the nomination. I still expect him to get it, and if he makes a smart veep pick he could annihilate Dump.

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1 hour ago, Jumbo said:

i liked pete, but thought him too raw/green/developing in key ways to be solid final choice...sorry though to see him apparently flame out in such a manner over such an important issue if this turns out to be what it says

 

Yeah, I figured "small town mayor" was way too light a resume.  And figured that America would elect a socialist before they'd elect a gay named "Butt jug".  

 

But, the times I saw him on Meet the Press?  He looked impressive to me.  Seemed to take relatively tough questions, and to actually respond to them.  With confidence and the seriousness required.  

 

If he could have played this into a bigger job, and spent an election or two holding a clipboard, I wouldn't mind.  Wouldn't have minded seeing him as Veep.  

 

But I suspect this last one is going to be fatal.  Claiming endorsements from people who didn't endorse you?

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Mayor Pete kind of reminds a little of Obama in the sense that when he first started running he was mainly known as "that guy who gave a great speech at the 2014 convention" he was called inexperienced and not ready etc etc etc.....all the usual stuff. The difference is Obama is a once in a generation type of candidate, will be hard to replicate that moment.

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This Pete stuff looks bad.  On the other hand so far it all seems to be coming from leftist pro-bernie folks.  Has it been reported independently yet?  

 

 

Ugh.

 

 

 

 

 

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Every time I see Mayor Pete attacking M4A and making it sound like some radical crazy plan, I just remember 6 months or so ago when he was on twitter angrily going after people who dared to suggest he wasn't fully on board with it.

 

Politically it probably won't cost him much (as least not in the short term), but it really marks him as a disappointing candidate for me personally. 

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8 hours ago, visionary said:

 

 

8 hours ago, China said:

Wow!  3 whole percent?  Better stop now, we have our nominee.

 

Which would put him in front of how many others?  5?  

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Love the new thread title. 

 

I am not in favor of new people entering the Democratic race, especially if they aren't died in the wool Democrats and were something else for most of their lives. I am very suspicious of their motives. We have a big enough field now. 

 

If they want to financially support the party after we have a nominee I'm good with that.

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