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Undecided 37%
Elizabeth Warren19%
Joe Biden14%
Kamala Harris9%
Bernie Sanders8%

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:41 PM

 

BETO SURGES!

Poll Date Biden Warren Sanders Harris Buttigieg O'Rourke

Then:
Economist/YouGov 8/3 - 8/6 25 18 13 8 7 2

Now:
Economist/YouGov 8/10 - 8/13 23 20 16 8 6 5

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/2020_democratic_presidential_nomination-6730.html#polls

Look what can happen in a week! Expect Beto to have another surge in September after the debate where he will another take another opportunity to decimate Trump.

This poll should quiet the pundits that are spreading bullshit advising Beto to withdraw from the presidential race.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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TexasTowelie Aug 14 OP
bluewater Aug 14 #1
wildflower Aug 14 #9
dalton99a Aug 14 #21
cannabis_flower Aug 14 #18
backtoblue Aug 14 #42
at140 Aug 14 #52
bdamomma Aug 14 #2
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #5
bdamomma Aug 14 #6
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #11
bdamomma Aug 14 #12
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #13
busterbrown Aug 14 #15
bdamomma Aug 14 #17
TruthAlwaysWins Aug 14 #28
Skittles Aug 14 #43
redstateblues Aug 15 #55
JI7 Aug 15 #57
SouthernProgressive Aug 14 #3
tritsofme Aug 14 #4
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #10
lunamagica Aug 14 #7
wildflower Aug 14 #8
IronLionZion Aug 14 #14
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 14 #16
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #19
ucrdem Aug 14 #22
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #25
cwydro Aug 14 #45
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #46
cwydro Aug 14 #47
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #50
SCantiGOP Aug 14 #20
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #23
SCantiGOP Aug 14 #30
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #36
cwydro Aug 14 #48
RLG Aug 14 #35
andym Aug 14 #24
bronxiteforever Aug 14 #26
James48 Aug 14 #27
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #29
dalton99a Aug 14 #31
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TexasTowelie Aug 14 #32
Skittles Aug 14 #44
randr Aug 14 #33
JI7 Aug 15 #58
RLG Aug 14 #34
LiberalLovinLug Aug 14 #37
countryken Aug 14 #38
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #39
Nashtransplantdem Aug 14 #40
Eliot Rosewater Aug 14 #41
MustLoveBeagles Aug 14 #49
Tipperary Aug 14 #51
TexasTowelie Aug 14 #53
MustLoveBeagles Aug 14 #54
myohmy2 Aug 15 #56

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:42 PM

1. Beto on the ticket will deliver Texas to the blue column.

 

Boom. 2020 Presidential Election won!



And we won't need to pander to wavering Trump voters in the Rust Belt.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to bluewater (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:59 PM

9. Exactly!

 

He inspires intense enthusiasm in voters as well.
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Beto O'Rourke

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Response to wildflower (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:02 PM

21. He is the best retail campaigner in the bunch

 

and a powerful public speaker

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to bluewater (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:45 PM

18. I would love to see...

 

A Warren/O'Rourke ticket
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:18 PM

42. Me too

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:52 PM

52. I will drink to that!

 

greatly balanced ticket all around.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:44 PM

2. Nothing against Beto

 

but would he more effective as a Senator in the Congress.

https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/houston-chronicle-to-beto-orourke-drop-out-and-run-for-senate-in-texas/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1130&recip_id=21760&list_id=2

snip of article;

One of the largest newspapers in Texas issued a message over the weekend to Democratic presidential candidate and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke: Texas needs you.

In an editorial published Saturday, the Houston Chronicle urged O’Rourke to drop out of the 2020 presidential race and instead return to Texas to run for the Senate again — this time against Republican incumbent Sen. John Cornyn.


He would be a great Senator. We need to clean out the Congress of the dead wood. Just my opinion.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

5. I can't decide whether the attack in the crappy Houston Chronicle editorial

 

is coming from the left or from the right. In either case, somebody is scared of Beto. So I hope that people will stop pushing Beto to withdraw and run for Senate. With Harris and Buttigieg sliding in the polls, Beto could be in fourth place soon and definitely be considered as a viable alternative to the more elderly candidates.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

6. He is a good guy

 

and he has a lot of potential but Congress can use someone good.
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Response to bdamomma (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:09 PM

11. Yes, the Senate can use someone good from Texas

 

and we now have six candidates that have declared for the race. I don't believe that it is appropriate on this Website to disparage those candidates and imply that they are not good, nor do I believe that was your intention.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:11 PM

12. I would not disparage any Democratic candidate.

 

I didn't want it to sound like that. We have such good people running.

Plus I didn't know Texas had candidates in the running, my bad.
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Response to bdamomma (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:15 PM

13. You are correct that we have good people running for Senate,

 

but pushing Beto to run for Senate could appear to outsiders as being dismissive of those campaigns. Beto has no intention of withdrawing from the presidential primary so all of this discussion needs to be dismissed and rejected for discussion.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to bdamomma (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:26 PM

15. Compared to the junk we have now..

 

Practically every Dem running is a gem next to our idiot pres.

I've always like Beto's energy.. So positive..
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:44 PM

17. too bad they all could represent us.

 

have a panel instead of one person (I know it doesn't work like that plus the forefathers did not intend that). Cause tRump is decimating the office of the presidency. And the Senate (Moscow Mitch) is doing crap.
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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:19 PM

28. I totally agree ....

 

I live in Texas and was a huge BETO supporter in his bid to take Ted Cruz's seat. I don't, however, have confidence in his readiness for the presidency. If he could unseat John Cornyn, and I believe that he could, we'd be able to make HUGE strides.

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primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:53 PM

43. Beto would be a great president

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:03 AM

55. He couldn't beat the unpopular Cruz. How can he beat Cornyn?

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #55)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:14 AM

57. Cruz wasn't that unpopular, he beat Trump in the Primary in Texas

 

Rubio lost to trump in Florida.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:45 PM

3. Seems pretty clear that Beto has held steady at around 3% for a couple of months.

 

He is still holding that position. Not much movement for him and down from his consistent five or so percent in the early months.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

4. Movement within the margin of error...congrats?

 

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Undecided

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:05 PM

10. Yet the YouGov poll is viewed more favorably than the Gravis Marketing poll touting Bernie's surge

 

that was posted three separate times yesterday. The Gravis Marketing poll also isn't well-respected (C+ by 538.com) and had a larger MOE (6.2%) compared to the YouGov poll which is rated as B by 538.com and has a 3.1% MOE.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

7. K&R for visibility

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

8. Great

 

Thanks for posting.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:25 PM

14. I'll advise Trump to withdraw from the presidential race

 

and run for a state or local office in Russia until he gets some experience.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:28 PM

16. Wow! All the way to 5!

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:57 PM

19. I remember when your preferred choice was considered an underdog

 

and that the supporters were complaining about his media coverage. Heck, they are still complaining about his media coverage now,

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:08 PM

22. ahem

 



If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:13 PM

45. You're clearly breaking that TOS rule.

 

Commenting on posts that were hidden is a no-no. Read it for yourself.

Smh.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cwydro (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:24 PM

46. Oh the irony.

 

You are also breaking that rule by posting a message about site rules.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #46)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:31 PM

47. We are allowed to point out the TOS.

 

But have fun with your whataboutism.

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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cwydro (Reply #47)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:44 PM

50. Link please?

 

Who allowed you? I don't recall any guidance from the administrators on this issue.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:02 PM

20. I fully, 100% support

 

Electing Beto as Texas US senator in 2020.
i
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Joe Biden

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:09 PM

23. Statistically,

 

Beto is in a three-way tie for fourth place. He also presents an attractive alternative to the generation of candidates that would be forced to retire if they were working in the private sector.

Beto will not be withdrawing to run for the Senate and everybody better become accustom to that fact. I know that many will be disappointed/concerned once they grasp that reality.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:26 PM

30. After Iowa, NH, SC and Nevada,

 

There will be two front-runners and maybe 2-3 others trying to hang in.
Beto will not perform well enough to be viable after those four contests.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:42 PM

36. Beto knew the schedule for the primary season

 

and that he probably wouldn't have a breakout moment in the early states. However, he will almost definitely be picking up delegates in Texas. Beto could easily become the anybody-but-? compromise in a brokered convention. However, at this point Beto seems just as viable as Buttigieg or Harris who will also likely have zero delegates going into Super Tuesday. In fact, it doesn't like any candidate will have an insurmountable delegate count lead before Super Tuesday.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:32 PM

48. Agree.

 

I really don’t get why people think he could beat Cornyn either.

He wasn’t able to beat Cruz, after all.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:39 PM

35. Why?

 

Your guy is so far ahead in the polls.

Do you consider him a threat?
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:10 PM

24. Beto is a viable candidate for President

 

I think he adds much to the national conversation and hope he does even better in the polls as the primaries approach. He is certainly on my list of candidates who if elected could effect positive change in the USA.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:18 PM

26. K&R.His response to the El Paso massacre was so righteous.

 

The man has passion and was a truth teller.
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Joe Biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:19 PM

27. --OR-- SANDERS SURGES

 

Both Candidates up 3% in your poll.

Except that Sanders has a LOT more strength that your guy.


It's still a LOOOONNNGGGG way before the first primary.

Good luck.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to James48 (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:22 PM

29. No thanks, you're welcome to start your own thread. nt

 

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Beto O'Rourke

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Response to James48 (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:26 PM

31. I agree Bernie is doing great for a part-time/seasonal Democrat

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:32 PM

32. !

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:54 PM

44. yup

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Beto O'Rourke

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:34 PM

33. I am begining to think he would make a great

 

running mate for Amy Klobuchar. If they could each carry their own states the victory is in the bag.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Amy Klobuchar

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Response to randr (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:00 AM

58. yes he would

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:38 PM

34. Keep it going, Beto!

 

Let's hope this shuts up those who say he should quit and run for the Texas Senate seat.

He has a platform and a voice. And he has a national stage.

He's running for President. Deal with it!
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:12 PM

37. I hope other candidates wake up and realize that taking the gloves off works!

 

No more Mr. Nice Guy! They are RACISTS, (not racially insensitive} they are LIARS (not misspoken), they are bigots, sexists, cruel, unAmerican, Nazi sympathizers, greedy, incompetent, and reckless with the countries finances.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:28 PM

38. Beto

 

I preferred this Beto, speaking with emotion from the heart, to the Beto that seemed so rehearsed at the first debate. I like the guy, but I'd sure like to seem him oust Cornyn.
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Response to countryken (Reply #38)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:41 PM

39. When the campaign began

 

I thought that had a better chance of ousting Trump than of ousting Cornyn. Nothing has changed my thinking during the intervening months.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:46 PM

40. Disapointing

 

First post - preface by saying I will vote for whomever the nominee is. However I would be very disheartened if I had to vote for either Biden or O'Rourke. Biden because I feel like he let us down in 2016 when he stepped aside for HC I believe our chances of winning would have better with him. O'Rourke lost in Texas to Ted Cruz, however unlike in the Ga Gov race where its obvious to anyone with sense to see was fixed, I did not hear of anything like that in Texas and I just never thought losing was the way to the presidency. Just my thought on those two but ultimately I will support either over 45.
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Response to Nashtransplantdem (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:01 PM

41. You didnt want Hillary to be the nominees? One of the most qualified people who ever

 

lived?

One of the most generous people who ever lived?

One who did more for women and others than most can ever dream of doing?

Why?
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:43 PM

49. Even a small bump is better than nothing

 

Thanks for the post TexasTowlie
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:48 PM

51. Lol.

 

Oh dear.
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Response to Tipperary (Reply #51)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:56 PM

53. There is still time for things to change.

 

There have been other candidates in other primaries that have risen and fallen. Considering that the top three candidates are in their 70s and Harris, Buttigieg are making the next group of three anything can happen.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #53)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:20 PM

54. This is true

 

I don't see any reason for him to drop out now. He's not in the top tier but he's doing okay. If he has a bad third debate or can't make it to the 4th one then I'll worry.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:08 AM

56. if...

 

...he does it again, he'll have to clean it up...

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Bernie Sanders

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