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(19,526 posts)
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:08 AM Apr 2023

What are your feelings for 2024?

11 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
It's in the bag
8 (73%)
We're doomed
2 (18%)
I'm vacationing in Phuket. Ask me later
1 (9%)
0 (0%)
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(17,288 posts)
1. I tend to be optimistic about our chances.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:17 AM
Apr 2023

There is much work to be done.

The message here for 2024 is simple...Do you want the RIGHTS and FREEDOM to decide your own destinies? Or do you want someone else to DECIDE for you which rights and freedoms you should have?


(58,785 posts)
2. +1,000 -- Optimistic with work to do.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:26 AM
Apr 2023

We're living through another big voter education period, those who lived through the last one this dangerous having died off.


(19,526 posts)
12. I have never believed anything
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:54 AM
Apr 2023

Except that Joe will run; no joke on him.

I have had people tell me many things are "in the bag". Sometimes they are, usually not.

One thing I have yet to see discussed is, given the ages of the presumptive nominees, there is a (small) chance neither may be alive come November 5, 2024....

marble falls

(58,886 posts)
13. There's no guarantee any particular one of us will be alive on any particular date in the future....
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:08 AM
Apr 2023

... regardless of our age. Seriously: stop that speculation, it is unhealthy.


(8,303 posts)
6. I will vote for the Democrat.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:35 AM
Apr 2023

Biden’s HISTORIC accomplishments

Here’s a partial list:

- Passed the Inflation Reduction Act

-Passed the CHIPS Act

-Passed the PACT Act

-Passed the Bipartisan Gun Law

-Al Qaeda leader eliminated

-Gas prices lowered

-Low unemployment

-Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

-Leading support for Ukraine

-Passed the American Rescue Plan

-Passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

-Electoral Count Act reform

-Passed the Respect for Marriage Act

-Better than expected Midterm results

-Created 12.6 million jobs - More jobs created average per month than any other President in history

-Returned normalcy to the White House

The undeniable fact is that President Biden has had historic achievements in the White House.


(62,608 posts)
7. While I believe we have it covered...
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:36 AM
Apr 2023

after 2016, i never discount the possibility of fuckery by the right wing.



(1,204 posts)
8. the "administrative resource"
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:47 AM
Apr 2023

If they can cause enough chaos at all level of the process, they'll kick the vote to the House and install whomever.

Happy Hoosier

(7,632 posts)
9. Too early to say
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:51 AM
Apr 2023

My feeling is that the GQP is near its ceiling. Joe being down right now is mostly an artifact of people epxressing an unfocused disatisfaction. I think he has the edge.

Good chance to retake the House. I am not super optimistic about the Senate. Bad map.

Fiendish Thingy

(15,891 posts)
10. Cautiously optimistic for WH and House, less so for the senate.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:51 AM
Apr 2023

The biggest obstacle for Biden winning re-election will be the intensely negative attacks on the statistical likelihood that there will be a President Harris before January 2029.

It will be brutal and disgusting, and I hope Dems and the Biden campaign (and VP Harris) are prepared for the nastiness to come, especially on social media. I expect The Republicans and their dark money supporters to make the likelihood of a President Harris (and their “concern” over her fitness for duty) the issue that overshadows everything else- abortion, the economy, immigration, crime, etc.

It will be the lazy option, since there aren’t likely to be debates leading up to the general election (the GOP has pulled out of the debate commission on Trump’s orders).

Hopefully, it will backfire big time, and increase turnout among WOC in particular.


(95,645 posts)
11. Anyone who thinks either that its hopeless or effortless isn't thinking clearly.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:53 AM
Apr 2023

Biden has the ability to win. But even if Trump is nominated, this will be a long, close and expensive election to run.


(4,799 posts)
15. If we slide into a recession or inflation reverses course all bets are off
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 12:01 PM
Apr 2023

but as of now I am feeling fairly comfortable especially if Trump is the nominee. If the economy or Ukraine collapses then it is "Katy bar the door".

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