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

    17.6%
  2. Elizabeth Warren

    76.9%
  3. Kamala Harris

    1.9%
  4. Pete Buttigieg

    29.6%
  5. Corey Booker

    0.9%
  6. Beto O'Rourke

    0.9%
  7. Julian Casto

    0.9%
  8. Andrew Yang.

    7.4%
  9. Joe Biden

    4.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. AlternativeFactsRule

    AlternativeFactsRule Mmm ... Coconuts
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    What the centrist/moderate/“never trumpers” are really pushing for is a candidate that they won’t feel too bad about being president if their vote for Donald doesn’t turn out to be enough to get him a second term. They aren’t voting for the Dem. Don’t chase those votes.
     
  2. AlternativeFactsRule

    AlternativeFactsRule Mmm ... Coconuts
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    I’m choosing to be offended by this post.
     
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  3. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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  4. AIOLICOCK

    AIOLICOCK Well-Known Member
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    Lmfao can we dispense with this clown?
     
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  5. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    I think all bets are off in Michigan if Trump proposes auto tariffs in early 2020.
     
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  6. Tobias

    Tobias dan “the man qb1” jones fan account
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    the exact thought i have every time you post, ale
     
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  7. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    R.I.P AIOLICOCK
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    "He wasn't a great poster."
     
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  8. AlternativeFactsRule

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    His administration’s strong anti-union positioning should undermine that attempt.
     
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  9. Rothko

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    Love you guys, but no matter who is elected—whether it be Biden or Warren—they won’t be able to deliver much if anything in this current climate. The GOP will be holding the Senate til ‘22, and due to gerrymandering, probably the House thereafter. They are not going to:

    -advance any HC legislation that expands govt.
    -repeal their beloved tax bill
    -advance GND legislation or anything climate related.

    The system that undermined Obama’s presidency is alive and well...
     
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  10. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone deluxe member
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    Gtfo with the anti-Pete rhetoric.

    I think he and Bernie are the best bets in the Midwest as well. He won't ever win over the black parish and evangelical vote(no one will) individually, but the Midwestern protestant/catholic vote can be had with someone that appeals to rural religious values. He's fluent in that language. It's complete filler but that's what that regional swing vote likes. His policy is progressive enough for me, and he would actually make me proud to be an American citizen again.

    Team Pete if not Liz
     
    #10660 Vito Corleone, Aug 13, 2019
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  11. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Reagan fired the air traffic controllers and the Teamsters still endorsed him. I think most of the rank and file are more concerned about free trade than they are about anything else.
     
  12. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
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    You're on your bullshit-horse again. 1) Kill the filibuster. 2) the Senate can definitely flip blue. The republican party is over. Gay space communism is coming and you need to fall in line. All I have to say to you.
     
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  13. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    i dont want gay space communism if it isnt fully automated luxury gay space communism sorry

    yell at me for purity tests all you want
     
  14. Rothko

    Rothko YYUUUU
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    It’s sad we don’t get to argue as much as we use to :tebow:...

    A loving rebuttal:
    -there’s still too many “traditionalists” in the Senate who wont be down for getting rid of the filibuster. This straight up ain’t happening.
    -sadly the GOP will definitely hold until ‘22 when Johnson and Toomey come up
    -I will continue to pray for their destruction
     
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  15. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
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    Yang has infected you if you're this invested in the automation part. You hate to see it.
     
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  16. dump

    dump #YangGang2020
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  17. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    Team Warren/Pete

    She locks up the coasts, he competes in the heartland
     
  18. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    Yeah a gay Rhodes scholar McKinsey consultant is really who bubba is gonna turn on Trump for.
     
  19. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    I mean, he was literally elected in a red state in the heartland. Twice. The second time whilst out. I know it's only a Mayor job but he appeals to a lot of people.
     
  20. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    He's the mayor of a college town who's demographics are radically different than the surrounding areas.

    He's the poor man's Andrew gillum right down to being the mayor of a poor man's Tallahassee
     
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  21. The Banks

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    Or Warren. You keep leaving out Warren despite her policies being far better for midwesterners than Biden (and on par with Bernie).
     
  22. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    Nobody is going to turn on Trump. It's all about motivating your people to get to the voting booth
     
  23. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    1. VP candidates have no impact outside of a small home state bump.
    2. His bump won't be nearly enough to flip Indiana
     
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  24. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Don't know how accurate these are. Still, more than 80% of the vote means he pulled in people, statistically, that absolutely voted for Donald Trump.

     
  25. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    It's cute that you think the old rules still apply
     
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  26. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Wow, his age and senility are showing.
     
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  27. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
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    Uhhh ND has its own zip code. People really misunderstand what South Bend is. His parents worked there yes. But South Bend and it’s surrounding areas are far from a almost Ivy school.
     
  28. NCHusker88

    NCHusker88 We named our yam Pam. It rhymed.
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    If Biden gets elected we'll just be right back here in five year
     
  29. naganole

    naganole Vox Populi Vox Dei
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    Something to watch will be southern suburban voters. If they trend as hard for Dems in 2020 as they did in 2018, woooo boy.
     
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  30. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    Good Lord, it's going to be a long year ahead. How has not everyone learned it's all about turning out/energizing your base, not expanding it with a mythical majority of swing voters?
     
  31. dome foam

    dome foam ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    This guy has the duopoly figured out.
     
  32. Rothko

    Rothko YYUUUU
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    What do you see Warren/Bernie passing that Biden won’t?
     
  33. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Just a reminder, Obama was fucking awesome. Can you imagine him running against this clown?


     
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  34. Lyrtch

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    if you read about the history of the filibuster this is the only reasonable conclusion

    its moronic it exists or anyone pretends it's intentional or important
     
  35. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    Also a big reason why Liz > Bern

    The MFA nuance (Bern being more thorough/unapologetic) is meaningless with his caping for the filibuster.
     
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  36. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    jesus christ yall have brain aids with the talk of the midwestern rural catholic vote or whatever the fuck
     
  37. NilesIrish

    NilesIrish Not a master fisher but I know bait when I see it
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  38. indeed

    indeed DMV
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    That is technically correct.
     
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  39. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    this is so pollyannaish
     
  40. Lol this guy thinks Midwesterners care about policies
     
  41. Matt Foley

    Matt Foley Well-Known Member
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    I am 100% Team Warren.

    But if it has to be Biden, he should be BEGGING Stacey Abrams to be his VP.
     
  42. Drunkle Tom

    Drunkle Tom Well-Known Member
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    Like I asked earlier, is there any signal from the DNC as to what happens if he and Castro both hit and make it 11? Do they split nights again or do they tell Steyer to fuck himself because he's polling lower and/or has fewer donors?
     
  43. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    They’re going to let everyone on stage.
     
  44. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    they're using facebook to manufacture donors

    ads with donate a $1 get swag is doing just that
     
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  45. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    Yeah, the whole donor thing was idiotic. Should be based on polling and polling alone. Democratic Party, right?
     
  46. The Banks

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    Bae wants to get rid of the filibuster. Biden doesn’t.
     
  47. The Banks

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    Herb won’t say that midwesterners vote against their interest

    #slugsforsalt
     
  48. Rothko

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    I feel ya. And I respect Warren a lot for having the guts to acknowledge the obstacle it represents unlike others. But none of this matters if she falls short. I genuinely believe there’s a block inside the establishment that are trying to warm to her candidacy, given the concerns over Biden. I realize it’s her passionate advocacy for progressive ideas that draw her supporters, but a primary is different from a general. If she could learn to streamline those ideas a bit more and articulate a vision that doesn’t come off as being too radical, then there’s is absolutely a path to take her to the Oval.