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H2O Man

(74,054 posts)
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 02:53 PM Apr 2016

Bernie in Binghamton, NY

Senator Bernie Sanders will be speaking in Binghamton, NY, on Monday, April 11. This was announced in today’s edition of Binghamton’s daily newspaper, The Press & Sun-Bulletin:


In the past few days, I’ve posted on DU:GD about the murder trial of the thug who shot my cousin and his son in upstate New York in an October, 2014 “road rage” incident. It will be mighty nice to attend the Sanders’s rally with my cousin on Monday, and to then report on it here on DU:GDP.

H2O Man

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Bernie in Binghamton, NY (Original Post) H2O Man Apr 2016 OP
Very good! H2O Man Apr 2016 #1
Thanks! H2O Man Apr 2016 #2
I doubt you'll be talking to yourself here. SheilaT Apr 2016 #3
I think that H2O Man Apr 2016 #5
Oh, for some reason I was under the impression that Cuomo SheilaT Apr 2016 #7
Andrew is a strange man. H2O Man Apr 2016 #10
Supporting her because he thinks she'll lose? SheilaT Apr 2016 #16
I agree 100% H2O Man Apr 2016 #17
Do you live near Binghamton? Punkingal Apr 2016 #4
Yes. H2O Man Apr 2016 #6
I live in Buffalo, but I have visited and like that area very much, the people were nice Dragonfli Apr 2016 #8
It is a nice area. H2O Man Apr 2016 #11
I guess you showed him the "ropes" so to speak (or was it the canvass). LOL /nt Dragonfli Apr 2016 #14
Been there a few times...my hubby is from Saratoga Springs. Punkingal Apr 2016 #13
Bernie Sanders to visit Binghamton on Monday Wilms Apr 2016 #9
Thank you! H2O Man Apr 2016 #12
It brings a Southern Tier to my eye. Wilms Apr 2016 #15


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3. I doubt you'll be talking to yourself here.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:15 PM
Apr 2016

Now, what I want to know is if Hillary will be bothered to go to Binghamton.

I suspect she'll do a smattering of events in the NYC area, nothing north of Westchester County with the possible exception of something in Albany, given how the Governor is so keen on her. There will of course be high dollar fundraisers in the upscale parts of NYC and probably one or two in the Hamptons. Other than that?

H2O Man

(74,054 posts)
5. I think that
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:28 PM
Apr 2016

there is a lot of support in upstate New York for Bernie. I do not believe that any of the polls I've seen accurately reflect this. There are people who do not usually vote, because they view the system as so corrupt, who plan on voting for Sanders.

Clinton did do very well in NYS, especially in her re-election to the Senate. But a lot has changed since then.

I'm not certain if you are joking about Cuomo? While he's unlikely to be a Sanders's supporter, he does not like Bill or Hillary Clinton. As a politician, he smiles when he is around them. But I know from his (former) brother-in-law that Andrew had a committee preparing for him to run in 2016, so long as Clinton wasn't in the mix. He believes she is a flawed presidential candidate, with "negatives" that would make it difficult for her to win a national election. If not for Hillary, Andrew would not only have entered the Democratic Party's primaries, but might very well be the leading candidate. (I do not like him as a person, and that dislike influences my opinion of him as a politician.)



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7. Oh, for some reason I was under the impression that Cuomo
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:32 PM
Apr 2016

was a Hillary supporter. Thank you for correcting me on that.

He's a super delegate, yes? Do you know if he's indicated who he might support?

Added on edit: He's endorsed her.

H2O Man

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10. Andrew is a strange man.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:43 PM
Apr 2016

I don't know him personally, but I remember him from back when Mario was governor. I had a lot of respect for Mario Cuomo, and got along with him very well the times I met him or communicated on the phone or through the mail. I knew his personal attorney better, from my work on burial protection and repatriation with the Onondaga Nation.

Andrew always struck me as ambitious -- and I do not intend that as a compliment. When he was first running for governor, I was invited to a private dinner meeting with him and seven others. I passed on the invitation.

He is, to a large degree an establishment/ machine politician. Yet, I was pleased that, despite very real pressure from the Obama White House, he refused to okay hydro-fracking in our state. That's one of several important environmental issues that I've worked on with Robert, Jr. (Andrew pressured Robert to be on his fracking advisory committee.)

So, I wouldn't be surprised if he "supports" Hillary. But, from what I've been told, it is largely because he believes she will lose, thus creating an opening for him in 2020. Very ambitious.



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16. Supporting her because he thinks she'll lose?
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:34 PM
Apr 2016

If that's actually true, I'd say I couldn't possibly trust him farther than I can spit. That is NOT a man who will do what's best for anyone besides himself.


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8. I live in Buffalo, but I have visited and like that area very much, the people were nice
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:36 PM
Apr 2016

And there are beautiful skylines (and country) around the city, breathtaking in the fall.

H2O Man

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11. It is a nice area.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:46 PM
Apr 2016

Bernie will be speaking at the Arena, which is where I had my last boxing match many years ago. It was on the under-card of a good professional heavyweight fight. The guy I fought was a "golden boy," a popular, undefeated young man who I disliked. He was no longer undefeated when he left the ring, I should add!


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13. Been there a few times...my hubby is from Saratoga Springs.
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:49 PM
Apr 2016

Bernie will probably get PA people at that rally, too.



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9. Bernie Sanders to visit Binghamton on Monday
Fri Apr 8, 2016, 03:37 PM
Apr 2016
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be holding a rally at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday, April 11. Doors are set to open at 9 a.m., and Sanders is expected to arrive around 11 a.m.


Taylor also said that there will be an opportunity to canvas for Sanders at Citizen Action at 1 p.m. on Sunday, located on the North Side. Those who attend will receive a free V.I.P. pass to Monday’s rally.



Clark said people interested in attending the Sanders rally may obtain information at the “Binghamton for Bernie” Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Bing4Bernie page. They also may contact the local Citizen Action office at 607.723.0110.


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