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Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:07 PM

Well, group, it's been a great ride

And I know we haven't seen the last of O'Malley. Thanks so much to everybody!

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Reply Well, group, it's been a great ride (Original post)
Recursion Feb 2016 OP
JonLeibowitz Feb 2016 #1
rpannier Feb 2016 #2
Jim Lane Feb 2016 #7
Liberty Belle Feb 2016 #3
Recursion Feb 2016 #4
sheshe2 Feb 2016 #5
murielm99 Feb 2016 #6

Response to Recursion (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:09 PM

1. I want to let you know, I have read all your candidate's materials and he is darn impressive.

I hope very much to vote for him in a future election.

Thanks to elleng for her fierce advocacy. i learned quite a bit reading O'Malleys policy positions.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:10 PM

2. It's sad.

I had pretty much written it all down to, 'There was something special we weren't seeing just yet.'
Last fall it seemed like he was finally catching on
He seemed to be everywhere at once
I thought in December he was going to reach at least 15% in Iowa
I had hoped for a strong 3rd place finish (even dared hope for a weak 2nd)
I was shocked when he announced he was suspending his campaign
Then I saw the numbers.

I'm confused at what happened

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 10:41 PM

7. About the numbers

 

I assume that the reported numbers reflect the totals AFTER the viability weeding-out. If anyone tabulated the expressed initial preferences, I think O'Malley would have done much better. What kneecapped his showing was that, in many precincts, he failed to reach 15% and so was recorded at zero for that precinct. His actual supporters just went home or were counted as supporting their second choice.

He would certainly have done much better in New Hampshire, a straightforward primary without these arcane caucus complications. For that reason, I too was surprised that he suspended. I thought he would at least hang on for eight days to see how New Hampshire went.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:10 PM

3. I really liked him.

If Bernie wasn't in the race, who knows how well he might have done? I hope there will be a place for him in the cabinet of whichever cabinet wins, if he wants one.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:10 PM

4. I think he'd be amazing at VA or HHS, or the VP (nt)

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:22 PM

5. I am sorry to see him go.

Kudos to your candidate, Recursion.

He is a good man.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 11:44 PM

6. I have nothing but respect for your candidate.

We better not have seen the last of him! We need him, and a few more just like him.

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