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Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:02 PM

How made up is your mind for the Democratic caucuses/primaries??

I'm not asking who you are voting for. I'm asking if there is any point in anyone (at DU or outside of DU) trying to sway you.
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I've already voted/caucused.
1 (4%)
My mind is 100% or more made up.
22 (96%)
I'm 75% or more certain who I'll vote for, but I still might change my mind
0 (0%)
I'm on the fence. I see the arguments for both sides. I could still be swayed.
0 (0%)
I'm really not paying attention. Who is running at this point?
0 (0%)
I can't vote
0 (0%)
I won't vote
0 (0%)
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Reply How made up is your mind for the Democratic caucuses/primaries?? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 OP
Punkingal Feb 2016 #1
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #3
liberal_at_heart Feb 2016 #14
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #16
Blue_In_AK Feb 2016 #2
djean111 Feb 2016 #4
bunnies Feb 2016 #5
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #6
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2016 #7
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #9
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2016 #10
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #12
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2016 #13
joshcryer Feb 2016 #8
Chichiri Feb 2016 #11
brooklynite Feb 2016 #15
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2016 #19
kerry-is-my-prez Feb 2016 #17
workinclasszero Feb 2016 #18

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:03 PM

1. No one can sway me.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:06 PM

3. You exhibit the kind of stubbornness that led pioneers across this nation in covered wagons

...instead of taking Southwest, which is what I would have done.

I suspect you are far from alone.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:44 PM

14. I've never liked caucuses. I much prefer primaries. I can do my own research. Give me a ballot

and let me vote. My vote is personal, and intimate and nobody's business but my own. What ever happened to a secret ballot? I will caucus but I am not there to listen to anybody. I have done my research and I know who I am voting for.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:47 AM

16. I'm Caucusing by absentee ballot...

...and frankly, I'm happy about it.

We need national primaries. We all vote on the same days. We all vote in secret. And we do away with delegates and conventions and spend that time in August grilling bratwurst and watching baseball.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:05 PM

2. 100%

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:13 PM

4. Since I hate war and fracking and the TPP and cluster bombs and increasing H-1B visas,

 

I will not be supporting any candidate who is FOR those things. There is no rational or moral way for me to change my mind, so I won't be changing my mind.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

5. I already voted in NH.

 

There's absolutely no swaying me.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:05 PM

6. Spoil sport

Next time I want to vote first

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:06 PM

7. By the time it reaches my state

 

meh... now care to talk about minimum wage?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:12 PM

9. Pay workers $15 or more

Pay less in taxes for social services.

What am I missing?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:15 PM

10. It will be on the June Ballot

 

what my city council passed oh last year. (Thanks Chamber) and nope, it does not go that far, 11.50

Now I don't know if the 15 did make it to the November ballot though.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:23 PM

12. 11.50 is a good start

I'd be open to some rational discussion of regional variance. $15 would actually be a pretty decent wage in much of Nebraska, while I'm not sure it's nearly enough in, say, Palo Alto.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:29 PM

13. Looking at the numbers put out by the policy wonks here

 

San Diego truly needs 17 to 18 depending on who you read.

But we will all take the pretty modest 11.50 I suppose.

Why for me the June ballot is truly not about the Primary... but Maria, and Jorge and John... who testified about their struggles to the city council. That increase might mean two jobs instead of three.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:08 PM

8. I have delegates to send to the DNC.

My departed friend RainDog would want me to send some stoners if possible. It's not all that hard.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:19 PM

11. Well, 99.5% is above 75 . . .

So yeah.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:47 PM

15. I would consider shifting to Sanders...

IF someone could give me a serious, hard thought explanation of how he wins the general Election.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:06 AM

19. Whether we nominate Bernie or Hillary, it will be a challenge.

I think it's fair to say the Tea Party is driving the GOP bus. White suburban and rural Americans are just angry. They have worked themselves up into a xenophobic frenzy; they want a quick solution to ISIS starring Chuck Norris and the Rock; they want a do-over on the past 8 years; they want Planned Parenthood defunded; and in BLM, they have found a lightning rod for a deep seeded hatred of hip-hop culture that has been building for 25 years. They hate the music; the jewelry; the cussing; the pants sagging; the hoodies -- all of it. So to recap: Law, Order, American Exceptionalism; 10 Commandments in front of courthouses; the gender you are born with is the gender you stay with; and all our kids will now be home schooled. Camping, drinking from garden hoses, owning a lot of firearms, hunting, riding without a helmet, and conforming are all good. Not doing these things is bad. That's pretty much their vision of America, and they see it within reach.

Bottom line: they will show up to vote.

With Bernie, the pros are his integrity; his uncompromising disdain for banks and wall street; and the enthusiasm he generates. The cons are his age; the socialist label, and the likelihood that Republicans would outspend him on an order of 8-1. Hillary's pros are unparalleled experience and her ability to raise money. Her cons are that not only do conservatives hate her, but so do a lot of progressives, her Wall Street connections, the E-Mail/Benghazi fallout, and baggage from her husband's administration.

Hillary's voters trend older. Historically, this means blunted enthusiasm, but they show up and vote. Sanders voters trend younger - historically, youth are flaky voters. For Bernie to win, he has to emphasize his integrity to independent voters, and hope that they will buy that over Marco Rubio's youth; Trump's entertainment value; or Cruz' forceful promises to undo everything Obama has done and send troops to go after ISIS.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:08 AM

17. They need an 85-95% mind made up. If one candidate all of a sudden does/says something

really crazy or unacceptable to me, I will change.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:15 AM

18. Hillary

 

is our next President.

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