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Any exit poll tidbits yet?

It's 5 pm. Isn't this the time when they share little hints from the exit polls?
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:02 PM (5 replies)

My dad and his girlfriend (previously undecided) voted for Bernie today in PA!

A couple weeks ago when they visited they were both undecided, but my dad just responded to my text and said they both voted for Bernie. Hopefully more undecideds will do the same. The fact that Bernie is considered to have almost no chance of being the nominee at this point might actually help him. People whose hearts are with Bernie but heads are with Hillary (I met a lot of people like that when I canvassed for Bernie in New York) may feel freer now to follow their heart since they don't think he has much chance to win. That may have been part of what happened in Michigan as well.
Posted by democrattotheend | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:49 PM (3 replies)

Some (hopefully balanced) thoughts on Hillary Clinton, from a Bernie supporter

Yesterday, I proudly cast my vote for Bernie Sanders in the New York primary. I remain committed to supporting him until the primaries are over and everyone has had the chance to vote.

That said, I acknowledge that there is a very high chance that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. So as I come to terms with that, I am going to lay out how I feel about her, why she wasn’t my first choice now or in 2008, and why I won’t have trouble voting for her in November.

I will start with the negatives and then do the positives:

Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:43 PM (10 replies)

Sanders to "step back" after big Clinton win

A senior strategist for Democrat Bernie Sanders says the campaign will "take a step back and then decide publicly what his intentions are."

But strategist Tad Devine also says Sanders is still making a contribution by "bringing independents and young people into the process."


I'm not sure exactly what this means. He still has events scheduled for tomorrow in PA, so if he doesn't cancel them I assume he is still in.

Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:49 PM (124 replies)

As a New York resident, I'm sorry

Sorry we couldn't do better for Bernie. I really didn't want New York to be his Waterloo.

It was great to feel like we actually mattered in the presidential election, which is rare for New York. I really hope people in California get the same opportunity.
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:31 PM (20 replies)

POLL: If we could vote for Obama again...

If they repealed the term limits and Obama could run for a third term, would you prefer that over the candidate you support now, or would you stick by your current candidate?

Hopefully this poll will be a little break from the regularly scheduled fighting on here.
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:38 PM (22 replies)

In 2008, did Hillary ease up her attacks on Obama after she lost North Carolina?

I saw this quote in the Washington Post and I was curious about it:
“In 2008 after Hillary lost North Carolina, she made it clear that our days of attacking Obama were behind us and that we were not to do anything that would make it more difficult for Obama to win a general election,” said Democratic pollster Geoff Garin, who was then a member of Clinton’s campaign team and now serves as an adviser to Priorities USA, the pro-Clinton super PAC. “She saw the thing through but refrained from criticisms of Obama that would leave a lasting mark.”

I don't recall her easing up on the attacks in the last month of the primaries, but I can't recall a particularly vicious attack made during that time either.

I am curious if this is legit or a bit of revisionist history to encourage Sanders to tone it down now.

Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:57 PM (3 replies)

WashTimes: Sanders adds more campaign stops in Pennsylvania

Not a big fan of the Wash Times, but for what it's worth, Bernie added more campaign stops in PA, starting with a forum with labor leaders tonight in Pittsburgh. I guess that answers our questions about whether he is dropping out now.

Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:57 PM (2 replies)

Hillary in 08: "Obama's supporters want to end this race b/cthey don't want people to keep voting"

In April of 2008, she said this:

"My take on it is a lot of Senator Obama's supporters want to end this race because they don't want people to keep voting," (Clinton) told CBS affiliate KTVQ in Billings, Mont. "That's just the opposite of what I believe. We want people to vote. I want the people of Montana to vote, don't you?"

I agreed with her then and I agree with her now. Everyone should get the chance to vote. It's kind of strange that many of her supporters don't share that sentiment.
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:42 AM (25 replies)

Hillary Supporters: What are you still doing on GDP?

Clearly most of you believe the primaries are over. So why continue to post on GDP?

From a Sanders supporter who plans to vote for Hillary in the admittedly likely event she is the nominee, you are not doing your candidate any favors by gloating or calling for Sanders to drop out.

You say the primaries are over and we need to focus on defeating the Republicans, so go out and do so. Or at the very least, post positive threads about your candidate in an effort to win over those who say they won't vote for her. Why focus your energy on attacking Bernie or calling for him to drop out at this point?
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:19 AM (67 replies)
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