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Tue Feb 2, 2016, 02:23 AM

 

My apologies if this is too soon, but I just gotta know:

(And believe me, I've been there - had to switch from Kucinich to Edwards to Obama in 2008)

Whom are you leaning towards now, and why?
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Hillary
0 (0%)
Bernie
6 (75%)
Still undecided
2 (25%)
Probably won't vote
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)
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Reply My apologies if this is too soon, but I just gotta know: (Original post)
Flying Squirrel Feb 2016 OP
Lil Missy Feb 2016 #1
Lorien Feb 2016 #2
FSogol Feb 2016 #5
Andy823 Feb 2016 #11
MADem Feb 2016 #15
Lorien Feb 2016 #3
FSogol Feb 2016 #6
FSogol Feb 2016 #4
femmocrat Feb 2016 #7
Jim Lane Feb 2016 #8
DavidDvorkin Feb 2016 #9
Andy823 Feb 2016 #10
FSogol Feb 2016 #12
Andy823 Feb 2016 #13
DavidDvorkin Feb 2016 #14

Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 02:32 AM

1. my precinct,

O 'Malley votes went 4 for Sanders and 2 refused to Pick a side

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 02:46 AM

2. Bernie

Because I don't support a war with Iran, fracking, Wall street corruption, Monsanto, the TPP, favors for arms manufacturers, for-profit prisons and turning a blind eye to climate change. Hillary stands for all of those things. The planet can't survive for more years of conservative insanity! (And yes, she's solidly conservative on the political compass).

What I DO want is real action on climate change, universal health care, access to higher education for all students with above average GPAs, less student loan debt (I teach graduate level courses, and I worry about my students and their high interest loans). I want less corporate welfare and an end to wars for profit. I want our infrastructure fixed and investment in green renewable energy. I want our public lands, food, air, and water protected. I want to end Citizen's United and enact real campaign finance reform. I want pay equity for women, an end to for profit prisons and I want to see the police de-militarized. I want to see Saudi Arabia and other well armed Nations start to deal with their extremists on their own dimes! On these issues and so much more I agree with Bernie Sanders; the only truly progressive (and slightly left of center) candidate running!

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Response to Lorien (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 08:45 AM

5. Now you are pretending to be a O'Malley supporter who is switching to Sanders?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:57 PM

11. Seems like a lot of "pretending" is going on here

I looked at the names who have voted for Bernie, and I know damned well a lot of them were always for Bernie, not O'Malley. I don't know why they have to do shit like this, but it really pisses me off!

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 4, 2016, 01:26 AM

15. Ain't that the truth...!

It's like a Potemkin Village!! So obvious, too!!!

My apologies if this is too soon, but I just gotta know:

(And believe me, I've been there - had to switch from Kucinich to Edwards to Obama in 2008)

Whom are you leaning towards now, and why?
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Vote Hillary
4 (15%)
DavidDvorkin, patricia92243, NuclearDem, COLGATE4
Vote Bernie
18 (69%)
The River, elleng, Jim Lane, monmouth4, n2doc, LiberalElite, larkrake, jxla, CoffeeCat, gblady, yodermon, Voice for Peace, dchill, Kip Humphrey, Lorien, Out of Time Man, SheilaT, beveeheart
Vote Still undecided
4 (15%)
FSogol, femmocrat, 2naSalit, MH1
Vote Probably won't vote
0 (0%)
Vote Other
0 (0%)
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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 02:52 AM

3. Honestly; I don't know how "undecideds" still exist

Either you want progressive change that will benefit the 99% and the planet (Bernie), or you want to maintain the status quo and funnel trillions more taxpayer dollars to the 0.01%, start new wars, coddle big polluters, and watch the planet's ecosystems collapse while making short term financial gains for the super rich (Hillary). Neither will have the cooperation of the GOP (even if the GOP agrees with Hillary), so why even make that an issue? Shoot for the stars, and we may make it to the moon!

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Response to Lorien (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 08:49 AM

6. Usually, undecideds are people who want to be on the winning side but can't tell who is going to

win, therefore hesitate at choosing. I'd cut a break to people who are undecided since their candidate dropped out less than 24 hours ago. I plan on being undecided until the VA primary or GE and will see how the campaign goes before supporting a new candidate.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 07:15 AM

4. Sorry, but I have to laugh at your poll. It looks like Sanders is winning, but I only

see 1 O'Malley supporter who voted. The urge to clickety-click is strong, no?

As for me, I've often been on the wrong side of the primaries; Carter, Hart, Tsongas, Richardson, and now O'Malley. So, I'll take some time to decompress. There is no doubt that I'll pull the lever for the Democrat in the GE, but the VA primary isn't until March 1, so I don't have to make a decision until them (and could still vote O'Malley if I wanted, his name will be there). I'll wait and see how the campaigns are run and what the candidates say.

Prime motivating factors for me: The ability to win the GE and the ability to accomplish our party's goals.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 11:49 AM

7. I will let others decide for me and vote for the nominee.

I don't know yet who I will vote for in the primary, which isn't until the end of April. So it probably doesn't count.

I am kind of leaning toward Hillary, but she could always do something to change my mind.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 02:37 AM

8. I was sort of an O'Malley supporter

 

I thought that, of the two progressive candidates, O'Malley would be the stronger nominee in the general election. On that basis I favored him initially and so indicated in one or two DU polls.

As the campaign developed, however, it was clear that Sanders had the better chance of stopping Clinton. If I were voting in an early primary with both of them still in the race, that would have been a consideration.

I figured that, by the time my state voted in June, the race might be effectively over. There was, however, some chance that there would still be a race between Clinton and one of the two progressives, with the other having dropped out. I would of course vote for the surviving progressive. I hoped it would be O'Malley but I thought it more likely it would be Sanders.

The narrowing of the field has come earlier than I'd expected. In the two-person race, I'm for Sanders. I think either remaining Democrat would be a favorite in November but each gives me grounds for some trepidation. (In other words, for each I can see weaknesses that could conceivably hand the White House to a Republican.)

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 12:22 PM

9. Hillary, because holding onto the White House is #1

And taking back the Senate is #2.

Bernie as nominee would mean a landslide loss to the Republicans.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:56 PM

10. This is bullshit

I see numerous names in the "Bernie" choice that I know damned well have always claimed to be his supporters, now they are trying to pretend they "were" for O'Malley but now are for Bernie! What kind of crap is this?

This is one reason I have had a hard time with some of the so called Bernie supporters, pulling bull shit like this is uncalled for.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 09:09 PM

12. They obviously have little faith in their candidate. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 09:37 PM

13. I would agree

They also seem to not understand that we can see their names,

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 09:47 PM

14. That's disgusting behavior.

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