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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:02 PM

Half of the delegates are still up for grabs

So anyone who is saying that this primary race is over and Sanders needs to drop out are not only wrong, they are implying that the voters in the later primary states don't deserve to have a fair primary contest.

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Reply Half of the delegates are still up for grabs (Original post)
Odin2005 Mar 2016 OP
JaneyVee Mar 2016 #1
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #2
JaneyVee Mar 2016 #5
Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #12
Contrary1 Mar 2016 #23
lmbradford Mar 2016 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #4
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #7
hack89 Mar 2016 #9
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #14
hack89 Mar 2016 #15
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #16
hack89 Mar 2016 #17
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #6
brooklynite Mar 2016 #8
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #11
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #10
Odin2005 Mar 2016 #13
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #19
DCBob Mar 2016 #18
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #20
DCBob Mar 2016 #21
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #22

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:06 PM

1. This primary race is over and Sanders needs to drop out.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:09 PM

2. Not sure if serious or trolling...

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:11 PM

5. Both.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:16 PM

12. Translation: "Math is hard!"

 

ProTip: it's not over until the convention unless Bernie drops out or is mathematically eliminated.

You're welcome.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:26 PM

23. "He's taking the contest all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia."

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:10 PM

3. Amen

I totally agree. Nobody stops at halftime. Suit up!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:11 PM

4. The primary race is effectively over (but) Sanders has every right to continue running.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:12 PM

7. Not, it's not.

That's exactly my point.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:15 PM

9. He would have to win large states by large margins

he has not shown the ability to do that. What is going to change?

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Response to hack89 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:19 PM

14. We can't know that until the results come in.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:21 PM

15. We can look at state polls to get an idea, can't we? nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:24 PM

16. Polls can be wrong, often very wrong.

See Michigan.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:32 PM

17. MI was a true outlier. It was also a rare exception

the polls for the March 15 primaries were pretty accurate.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:12 PM

6. he shouldn't drop out, and everyone should get a chance to vote.

 

but he has zero shot at winning the delegate race.

well, maybe .001% of a shot.

He needs to win 55-60% in closed primaries in New York and Pennsylvania and New Jersey. That is just not happening.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:14 PM

8. Wasn't it thoughtless when Kucinich dropped out in 2008?

In January?

Didn't he know that millions of people hadn't voted yet?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:15 PM

11. Are you comparing Sanders to Kucinich? Seriously?

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:15 PM

10. imagine if every football game stopped at halftime

how many second half upsets would football fans have been denied?

except that this is the future of our country at stake

so naturally, we should just roll over

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:18 PM

13. The party elites don't like that pesky thing called DEMOCRACY.

They want to force Sanders out before states like California have a vote.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:12 PM

19. yup. someone keeps posting a quote

i dont know who said it


if voting actually made a difference they would have made illegal a long time ago


go california!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:52 PM

18. I am sure you know this but here's the problem.

Bernie would have to repeat what Hillary has done during that past several weeks. In other words he will need a bunch of blowouts in big states to match her blowouts in big states. There is simply no indication he can do that. He needs about 10 blowouts in large delegate states to catch up. I just dont see it.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:16 PM

20. so lets say for a minute that you are correct

and he doesnt get the wins to catch up. what is the harm? he has his own campaign money to spend, he has a national audience for his message, and he is bringing in new voters who are finally excited about politics.


if you truly believe he is no threat to your candidate, then what is the harm of him staying in until either the convention or until he runs out of money, (which will not be before the convention anyway)?

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:13 PM

21. I dont have a big problem with Bernie staying in.

He has a good message and we need his people. I hope though he begins to focus his ire more on the GOP rather than Hillary and Democrats.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 09:34 PM

22. oh ok. i have seen a few comments like

time to go bernie...of that variety.

i believe that a truly strong candidate can get through a long primary and be in good shape for a ge.

he has always had his biggest success when he stays on message....income inequlity, heath care, etc. i think he will continue to do that.

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