izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2019 04:47 am
@Lash,
You asked a question, I gave you an honest answer, albeit not straight away I waited until you posted something that would prove my point, and I didn't have to wait long.
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hightor
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2019 04:56 am
@Lash,
Quote:
Gee, I wonder if resident democrats and / or liberals will care about this information?


No more than they cared about Sanders sticking up for gun manufacturers. It's called representative democracy. Candidates' votes often represent the preferences of those who elect them. This type of provincialism is usually dropped when a candidate runs for a nationwide office.
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maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2019 08:48 am
I heard on Morning Joe this morning that Biden may announce his candidacy and name Stacey Abram’s as his running mate at the same time. Also some talk about him announcing himself as a one-term president.

Could be an interesting approach.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2019 09:05 am
@maporsche,
Interesting in that it would cost him my vote in the primary. I like Biden, I don't hold his positions from 30 years ago against him because I don't hold my own positions from 30 years ago against me and I think his proximity to President Obama taught him a lot. (Obama's relationship with him raises reflects well on him IMO.) His age is an issue because I expect a candidate to be running for eight years, not four. Him announcing he is running only for four would be a non starter in the primary for me.
maporsche
 
  2  
Reply Thu 21 Mar, 2019 09:59 am
@engineer,
I think the Abrams thing was the only rumor that they thought had any truth to it.

The single term was what the hosts thought may need to be offered to appeal to progressives.
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engineer
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2019 06:33 am
Fivethirtyeight.com has defined some rules they are going to use to determine who is a major candidate. Interesting read - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/heres-how-were-defining-a-major-presidential-candidate/
jespah
 
  2  
Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2019 06:50 am
@engineer,
That seems very fair. Certainly it's well thought-out. Thank you.
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 07:30 am
More from fivethirtyeight.com.

Who is getting the mentions on cable news? Sanders and Buttigieg.

Unlike before the 2018 election where special elections were tilting heavily Democratic, more recent ones are a mixed bag.
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Lash
 
  0  
Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2019 09:16 am
Unfortunately, Stacey Abrams has been pulled under the desiccated wing of CAP, the most despicable corrupt mouthpiece of establishment hate. (I’m a little biased against them, huh?)

Anyway, CAP and its evil queen Neera Tanden and her prince consort David Brock are being eviscerated on Twitter due to very damning leaks.

Reason for all my splendid adjectives?

This hurts Stacey. She was a darling of progressives. She just lost a lot of them. Ipsofacto, what Biden wanted her for no longer exists.
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engineer
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 08:08 am
Listened to a podcast on the opening arguments from several candidates. I thought Andrew Yang really stood out, especially with his catch phrase MATH and his take on our economic cycle.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 08:40 am
@engineer,
I listened to that same podcast (I've subscribed to the NPR Politics podcast since its inception). I had the opposite effect from hearing him. I don't have any confidence in his ability to pass any legislation (regardless of how practical and efficient his agenda maybe).
engineer
 
  2  
Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 08:48 am
@tsarstepan,
Love that podcast. Maybe we should start an A2K "Can't let it go" thread.

What I liked was his views on the current economic revolution we are in. I like that framework because it matches what I see in real life (where jobs are being outsourced to automation instead of other countries) and new jobs are being created by innovation.

I also like what I hear from Buttigeg. I wrote him off prematurely but am reconsidering. I like his thoughts on infrastructure and that he has been pretty effective in driving change. I might have to start a separate thread on him (but all my threads tend to get five posts and then die, so maybe not.)
maporsche
 
  1  
Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 09:12 am
@engineer,
It’s one of the 12-15 political podcasts I listen to on a regular basis.
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tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 09:22 am
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

Love that podcast. Maybe we should start an A2K "Can't let it go" thread.

Yes please.

Quote:
What I liked was his views on the current economic revolution we are in. I like that framework because it matches what I see in real life (where jobs are being outsourced to automation instead of other countries) and new jobs are being created by innovation.

He definitely knows what he's talking about. I like many of his ideas. The VAT tax is slightly above my head (in potential practice) and the universal income is a fascinating direction.

Quote:
I also like what I hear from Buttigeg.

He's my current political frontrunner (personal favorite for now... taking over Elizabeth Warren's spot by a nanohair's width). Just donated to Warren's campaign minutes ago (a first for this political season).
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maporsche
 
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Reply Wed 17 Apr, 2019 09:24 am
I started a political podcasting thread. I like the can’t let it go idea for a different thread.

https://able2know.org/topic/507254-1
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 3 May, 2019 02:45 pm
In more insane news, as if 22 (at least) contenders for the Democratic nomination weren't enough, the ego-driven mayor of New York City, is now expected to swirl into the arena within the next several days.

www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-de-blasio-2020-president-white-house-campaign-announcement-20190503-xsjuocb7zfhqxhh5vmoi3dup5q-story.html

Some believe Wednesday might be when he does this, as it will be his birthday.
hightor
 
  2  
Reply Fri 3 May, 2019 06:32 pm
@Sturgis,
The ego thing with all these charlatans makes my skin crawl.
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Sep, 2019 03:04 pm
@ehBeth,
Http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/is-impeachment-the-end-of-the-road-for-most-2020-democrats.html
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