2020 Democratic Candidate Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by NilesIrish, Mar 4, 2019.

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Who do you support

  1. Bernie Sanders

    41.7%
  2. Elizabeth Warren

    45.1%
  3. Kamala Harris

    2.0%
  4. Pete Buttigieg

    13.0%
  5. Corey Booker

    0.2%
  6. Beto O'Rourke

    1.0%
  7. Julian Casto

    0.2%
  8. Andrew Yang.

    10.0%
  9. Joe Biden

    8.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RavenNole

    RavenNole Well-Known Member
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    there’s no way biden serves one term and kamala Harris runs completely unopposed in 2024.
     
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  2. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales Well-Known Member
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    Karen Bass getting some run lately. The way I heard an NPR pod describe her made me say to myself—is she the female, person of color, Tim Kaine? “Steady. Won’t say anything controversial. Very careful.”

    Biden needs someone competent, who also has excitement around her. I’m ok with being called naive, but I trust “copmala” and Biden to be left enough to get realistic legislation passed if the Dems get the House and Senate.

    Warren would be my top pick, but I feel like she’d have to be a front runner to be senate leadership when the opportunity arises. She’d be great and effective in that role.

    Schumer is just 69, so odds are he runs for another term, but I imagine it’s going to be a helluva campaign against more progressive and younger challengers. AOC replacing him would be swell, but his war chest and her opposition to Wall Street makes me think that would be a very uphill battle.

    I need a drink.
     
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  3. Rothko

    Rothko The Grand Sachem
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    if you mean someone like Eric Swallwell might attempt a hail mary candidacy, then ok. But leaving aside the bad optics of trying to thwart a minority female, challenges usually happen bc you have profound policy differences with an incumbent (eg AOC vs. Crowley). In the run up to ‘24, Harris will pivot to protect her left flank by adopting a progressive platform (or at least profess to) and will have an enormous financial advantage. Those factors will likely scare away anyone serious.
     
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  4. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
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    People in Pete twitter think that's a real possibility. It isn't, Pete has taken on teaching a class at ND and written another book, so he is just waiting for something. I'm guessing something like Veteran's Affairs or Mission to the UN.
     
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  5. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    Pete Twitter :blech:
     
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  6. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Let's all take this moment to remember that Pete is fucking terrible. Pete is garbage. Pete fucking sucks
     
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  7. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
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    fify
     
  8. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    No I had it right the first time
     
  9. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    He was, after all, English.
     
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  10. chuckmasterflex

    chuckmasterflex Attack and dethrone God
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    I'm happy to honor Pete's contribution to the democratic party and make him ambassador to Malta.
     
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  11. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
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    Ag secretary, his name is literally father of poultry.
     
  12. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Head of CIA would be more appropriate
     
  13. TrustyPatches

    TrustyPatches Esteemed Internet friend
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  14. bwi2

    bwi2 Not affiliated with BWI
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    Think that job (and Ag Secretary) should go to someone more qualified
     
  15. duc15

    duc15 Hey Nong Man
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    Pete should just stay in South Bend
     
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  16. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Pete is certainly qualified he uhhhh has a failed run for Indiana state treasurer and a failed run for DNC chair and a failed run for President. And he wrote a book!
     
  17. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Secretary of the Navy.
     
  18. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    You know we’re going to be cursed with hearing his name for the next twenty years
     
  19. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    I'm sure there are more black people's houses he can tear down in Indiana
     
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  20. Tobias

    Tobias dan “the man qb1” jones fan account
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    its gonna be great when trump loses and refuses to leave and nancy and biden say "sir you can't do that you must leave sir" and don ignores them and we just move on to the next nightmare
     
  21. bwi2

    bwi2 Not affiliated with BWI
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    Don’t think you’re giving him enough credit for winning the hotly contested 2011 South Bend Democratic mayoral primary

    Even Trump’s SecNavs have been more qualified
     
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  22. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    We can create a new Department of Health Insurance profitability and name Pete Secretary
     
  23. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    cartoon man looking at butterfly

    “is this a gay joke?”
     
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  24. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    Is there a federal dogcatcher?
     
  25. RavenNole

    RavenNole Well-Known Member
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    Buttigieg dropped out at a very convenient time for Biden. As long as he does what biden wants, I’d imagine he will have a job waiting for him if biden wins. Could be an ambassador or a lower run job in Washington but I don’t think he dropped out without some assurances of having some role to play.
     
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  26. chuckmasterflex

    chuckmasterflex Attack and dethrone God
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    Jared Kushner
     
  27. Beeds07

    Beeds07 Bitch, it's Saturday
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    Displaced homeless people are our jam now...
     
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  28. Tobias

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    give pete some cushy board position for notre dame or something and get him out of my life forever
     
  29. NCHusker

    NCHusker We named our yam Pam. It rhymed.
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    I hope Pete transfers to hell
     
  30. Beeds07

    Beeds07 Bitch, it's Saturday
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    Its still a Catholic Unoversity and he is still gay
     
  31. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    I’m sure Klobuchar thought that too and lol oopsie daisy no vp for you
     
  32. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone deluxe member
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    I fell for the Pete grift at first

    doesnt feel good
     
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  33. RSK

    RSK Well-Known Member
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    Pete "won" Iowa got a call from Obama and dropped out before Super Tuesday. That was literally unprecedented. Yall are super naive if you don't think he wasn't promised some sort of cabinet position. He's not going anywhere.
     
  34. fsugrad99

    fsugrad99 I'm the victim here
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    Offensive coordinator
     
  35. Tobias

    Tobias dan “the man qb1” jones fan account
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    nice try don but you can't do that. justice has been served
     
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  36. Name P. Redacted

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    I think I sent him $5 at the very start.
     
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  37. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    ya but have you seen his hairline recently? He is paying the ultimate price.
     
  38. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Pete for head of the Boy Scouts imo
     
  39. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    "A merit badge is not just a badge. It defines the shape of our democracy, it's a defense against the divisiveness of our politics."
     
  40. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
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    Huh? Kamala was the favorite for 2020 and the party very quicker shifted against that female minority after getting to know her and letting her talk. Why would you think the party wouldn’t do the exact same thing again? Just because Biden picks Kamala doesn’t mean that the electorate did.

    Bad optics is picking a prosecutor famous for jailing black people at the high point of the BLM movement as VP.
     
  41. SugarShaun

    SugarShaun Was once confused for BuckeyeRiot
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    I’m still sending Pete weekly donations
     
  42. Rothko

    Rothko The Grand Sachem
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    Agree with your last sentence that she’s a bad pick. But you’re kidding yourself if you think her being one of 2 dozen ppl in an open primary vs being a sitting VP is the same dynamic. How do you think we got stuck with Biden?
     
  43. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    An outdated and ridiculous primary process combined with a global pandemic
     
  44. Rothko

    Rothko The Grand Sachem
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    The real answer is Obama not dropping him in ‘12, or even picking him to begin with.
     
  45. Tug

    Tug Well-Known Member
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    I mean, I did like the memes.

    But realistically, the DNC has generally failed
     
  46. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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  47. Fran Tarkenton

    Fran Tarkenton Well-Known Member
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    UK pollster taking a stab at USA elections for the first time I believe. Interesting to follow.
     
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  48. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Still concerning to have only 85-90% committed in each state with those MOEs
     
  49. HowdyHorns

    HowdyHorns Well-Known Member


    I would guess that a big portion of that undecided becomes part of those that end up not voting.
     
  50. All_Luck

    All_Luck OK. Cool Husk em!
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