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Old 04-22-2019, 07:21 PM   #21
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Buttigieg will be the nominee, I think. Heís great.
He's got that "Obama / Nenshi" feel to him. I could see him rallying the progressive masses if given a chance.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:50 PM   #22
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Bernie Sanders did an hour long townhall on fox news last week. Iím surprised they gave him that much air time.



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Old 04-22-2019, 08:13 PM   #23
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He's got that "Obama / Nenshi" feel to him. I could see him rallying the progressive masses if given a chance.
Heís definitely starting to capture more and more of the engaged folks in early primary states - strong in the latest polls in Iowa and New Hampshire and on an upward trajectory. Heíll start facing a lot more scrutiny as a top tier candidate, so weíll see how he handles that.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...es/democratic/
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:09 PM   #24
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Buttigieg will be the nominee, I think. Heís great.
Not with that name.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:10 PM   #25
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Pete Buttigieg was one of the candidates on CNN's Town Halls tonight and I thought he was, by far, the most well-spoken, intelligent and rational speaker out of any of them. Dude just gets it.

He has an awesome name too. Won't be a factor.
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Buttigieg is also openly gay.... Lol at the idea that America will elect a gay president.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:25 PM   #27
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I'd love to see Buttigieg be the nominee, which means it won't happen. He's just very smart, calm and reasonable. Makes too much sense.

I'm just assuming it's Biden until I hear otherwise.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:26 PM   #28
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There are some one-note candidates like Yang
If you did any research at all, you'd know that he isn't a one-note candidate. He's also every bit as intelligent and well spoken as anyone in the race.
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Buttigieg is also openly gay.... Lol at the idea that America will elect a gay president.
Dems love to make things hard for themselves...that is why Trump is president
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I think that no matter who is nominated by the Dems, that person will be the next President. The midterm results showed that Trump has re-energized the Democratic base exceptionally well, which was needed because HRC was a wet blanket for enthusiasm.

I'd give it 95% that the Democratic nominee wins going away.
oh god not this again
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I think Buttigieg will be the nominee and I think it'll be close (and a lot can happen before November 2020) but I think Trump will really latch onto the supposed (and inaccurate) exoneration provided by the Mueller report and it'll be enough to give him a second term.
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Buttigieg is also openly gay.... Lol at the idea that America will elect a gay president.
They elected a black guy with a middle eastern name twice, a women just won the popular vote and a jew may have won it all if given the chance.
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Bernie Sanders did an hour long townhall on fox news last week. Iím surprised they gave him that much air time.
My favourite part was when they asked Bernie why, despite earning millions since 2016, he only paid the minimum amount in income tax. Bernie scoffed and then asked why Trump hasn't released his tax returns. Just another socialist hypocrite.
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I could definitely see him winning. If he manages to appeal to the centre (which I would say he has done so far) then the Democratic nomination is his to lose since everyone else seems hell bent on moving even further to the left.
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really? how so?
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I could definitely see him winning. If he manages to appeal to the centre (which I would say he has done so far) then the Democratic nomination is his to lose since everyone else seems hell bent on moving even further to the left.
Biden is basically peak centrism and he has roughly 100 times more organization than Buttigieg. This is a two horse race between Biden and Bernie which is ironic for Bernie because the reason he's top two right now is "establishment", namely he has his ground game firmly established from last time, and Biden has the Clinton/Obama network to lean on. The intrigue of this primary is to see if anyone tries the Trump approach of being off the rails to attract maximum media attention.
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I donít see how this makes things hard for Dems. Pete is ex-military and comes with a decent amount of proven political experience. Those things play very well across the board.

Pete, to me, is a no-brainer. Incredibly well spoken and measured, and certainly says the right things to take the centre vote.
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If you did any research at all, you'd know that he isn't a one-note candidate. He's also every bit as intelligent and well spoken as anyone in the race.
I didn't say he wasn't intelligent and well spoken. He clearly is. I've watched plenty of interviews with him and the theme of his campaign is heavily weighted toward UBI. If you had done some research you'd know this.
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I donít see how this makes things hard for Dems. Pete is ex-military and comes with a decent amount of proven political experience. Those things play very well across the board.

Pete, to me, is a no-brainer. Incredibly well spoken and measured, and certainly says the right things to take the centre vote.
I agree. He is so calm and measured that I wonder if he is able to excite voters from the stump. He comes off a little bit like a policy wonk and as we know there is a large contingent of voters everywhere (particularly in the US) that zone out when a politicians answers exceeds 10 syllables.
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My favourite part was when they asked Bernie why, despite earning millions since 2016, he only paid the minimum amount in income tax. Bernie scoffed and then asked why Trump hasn't released his tax returns. Just another socialist hypocrite.
He said the increases heís looking to legislate would apply to him as well. How does him not currently paying additional taxes make him a hypocrite? Itís not as if him paying supplemental taxes will get everyone else to do so.
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