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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:31 AM

 

To Change or Not to Change. That is the question.

Forgive me for that, it's more precise to say: to make perceived enormous changes for the sake of change and out of fear, or to largely stay the course and go with incremental change, that is the question.

Personality (yes, an election is always significantly about who we perceive a candidate to be) and the question above, are what I see the election coming down to.

And I suspect that the appetite for change, strong as it is, will diminish between now and then, and that Trump's personality issues will continue to grow (a bit) and become even more of an issue.

I am not saying HRC and democrats have this in the bag. I'd never say that. Current polling favors her, but that isn't factored in to my (overly simple, I'm sure) equation.

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Reply To Change or Not to Change. That is the question. (Original post)
cali Jun 2016 OP
Android3.14 Jun 2016 #1
cali Jun 2016 #2
Igel Jun 2016 #7
Adrahil Jun 2016 #5
Just reading posts Jun 2016 #8
redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #3
cali Jun 2016 #4
Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #6

Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:43 AM

1. Large turnout will favor Trump this cycle

 

This has become the most depressing election I've ever witnessed.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:46 AM

2. I'm finding it frightening.

 

Rough beasts slouching, dark falling and all that.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:08 PM

7. Depends if the center holds.

The center hasn't been holding, and everybody on the outer rim seems to be celebrating its lack of holding.

Both seem enamored of the their rough beast. The result may be like Venezuela, where every day the rough beast slouches and provides not lehem (bread) to each beth (house) but takes it away.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:57 AM

5. That depends...

 

On who turns out in big numbers.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:17 PM

8. I'm stumped on this one, I admit it freely.

 

I think Hillary has the advantage, but I can see it going the other way.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:49 AM

3. I am terrified that the nuts will show up and a lot of sane people will stay home

thinking it is in the bag. We have to keep working, in November we have to get people out to vote!

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:51 AM

4. On that topic, I think the dems have the far better mechanics of GOTV

 

but yeah, it's concerning to thing that the repubs might not need as much GOTV.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:01 AM

6. People who think any future thing is 'in the bag' are by definition not sane.

 

I celebrate when the check clears.

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