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The 2020 Presidential Election - PRE Primaries

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5 hours ago, Danny Bateman said:

Tulsi announced she's not going to run for re-election to the House in 2020.


Lots of people wondering if she'll run as a third party candidate. I'm not entirely sure that wouldn't hurt Trump more than it would help him.

Yup - it's starting.  She's a scary candidate no matter how she runs.  The guy who was running against her in HI was gaining a lot of support (online and monetarily) since she came charging at Hilary on twitter and started appearing on Fox, so I think the liklihood of her getting re-elected there was slipping.

 

Her goal is to get out of politics into tv and Fox is the target. 

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4 hours ago, NM11046 said:

Yup - it's starting.  She's a scary candidate no matter how she runs.  The guy who was running against her in HI was gaining a lot of support (online and monetarily) since she came charging at Hilary on twitter and started appearing on Fox, so I think the liklihood of her getting re-elected there was slipping.

 

Her goal is to get out of politics into tv and Fox is the target. 

 

If nothing else going on Fox a ton (Tucker, Hannity, all the typical garbage shows) means she's going to be in front of a lot of a lot more Republican eyeballs than Dem ones. She's certainly got her own faction of what you could call Dem voters, but they're mostly anti-establishment ones that don't like any other Dems very much at all.

 

I like this take from Nate Silver quite a bit.

 

 

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7 hours ago, TGHusker said:

Interesting article on how Mayor Pete could become the Dem nominee.  Article lays out a roadmap that is plausible.

 

 

https://iowastartingline.com/2019/10/26/an-emerging-scenario-where-buttigieg-wins-the-nomination/


Hes about as corrupt as anyone could be. Just do a little research on the cop incident in his city. 
 

Id rather have Klobuchar. 

 

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16 minutes ago, Frott Scost said:

Hes about as corrupt as anyone could be.

 

So, like, Donald Trump corrupt?

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7 minutes ago, NebraskaHarry said:

So.. like Donald Trump corrupt?


I dont know, watch the video, do the research and decide for yourself if you want that guy in the white house. That along with changing his views on certain things so quickly when his donors tell him to and  taking money from the most billionaires in the primary should deter people from voting for him. But we have people in this country that care more about platitudes and people sounding like they know what they are talking about than actual policy and corruption so Im sure he will still get votes. 

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26 minutes ago, DevoHusker said:

 

and, from other's point of view, not much else...

 

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First, you'd need some sort of comparison of whether getting 7 bills passed as the primary sponsor was a lot. That actually seems like a decent number to me. Second from yet another perspective, he's done quite a lot, Sanders is called the Amendment King because of the large number of amendments he gets added to bills.

 

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But the sparse number of bills isn’t surprising. Volden and Vanderbilt University’s Alan Wiseman assess the legislative effectiveness of House members by comparing their records to a benchmark. According to this analysis, Sanders has either met or exceeded expectations during his tenure in the House

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Lawmakers who belong to the party in control are five times more likely to have their bills go anywhere than minority party members, according to Volden. So Sanders’ legislative approach may seem like fixating on small potatoes, but for an independent who caucuses with the minority party, it’s a smart strategy.

 

"He could have either resigned himself to that fate, changed the nature of his legislation and coalition-building strategy, or offered amendments on the floor," Volden said. "He chose the third of these paths, making him more influential in shaping policy than if he had taken the first path. Why he did not take the second path is an open question — likely linked to his ideological views."

 

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Thanks RedDenver. You may have guessed I am not a Sanders fan, and would only vote for him if he is the last candidate standing for the general election from the Dems (a result which I think would re-elect Trump)

 

I was pointing out that a career politician bragging about standing in more picket lines than anyone else, but not having much else to hang his hat on (3 of those 7 I attached, since 1991 btw, are re-naming post offices :blink: ) I think Bernie is too old, too socialist, and could play an extra in Grumpy Old Men the sequel. 

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12 minutes ago, BlitzFirst said:

Go to the source folks:

 

https://www.congress.gov/member/bernard-sanders/S000033?q={"bill-status"%3A"law"}

 

Over 200 for Sanders here.

 

A very misleading number...

 

I literally just counted from your link. On the 2nd and 3rd page alone, 65 entries to "designate such and such day"... including the massively popular one to designate October of 1991 as "Country Music Month" <_<

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