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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 01:47 PM

 

Absolutely funniest thing in Democratic politics today...







I am of two minds on splitting the debate now. If it was 5-6 people on stage at a time, I think it would make for a better debate. But I would also like to see all the leading candidates on the same stage.

The random drawings for stage positions leave something to be desired.

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

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Reply Absolutely funniest thing in Democratic politics today... (Original post)
bluewater Aug 2019 OP
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #1
bluewater Aug 2019 #2
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #4
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #6
MontanaMama Aug 2019 #3
Mme. Defarge Aug 2019 #5
W_HAMILTON Aug 2019 #7
Mme. Defarge Aug 2019 #14
LincolnRossiter Aug 2019 #9
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #11
Hortensis Aug 2019 #15
LincolnRossiter Aug 2019 #8
bluewater Aug 2019 #10
LincolnRossiter Aug 2019 #12
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #13

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 01:49 PM

1. My biggest worry about Steyer

 

is that he will run as an independent.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. You actually think he's that egotistical?

 

I think he's more likely to stay in as a boutique Democratic candidate and try to get some convention face time.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 01:57 PM

4. I don't know, but I know he's that rich. n/t

 

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Response to bluewater (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:13 PM

6. I also know this.

 

I have a friend from my younger days in Silicon Valley. He started a company that he sold for a billion dollars. Other investors had to be paid, but his net worth is estimated to be in the upper hundreds of millions of dollars. He has spent over 50 million dollars running in elections he probably knows he cannot win.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 01:55 PM

3. Yikes.

 

I didn't think of that.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:04 PM

5. I worry that he's a Trump

 

sleeper-cell.
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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:16 PM

7. He's given hundreds of millions of dollars to get Democrats elected.

 

If he's a sleeper cell meant to destroy the Democratic party, he's a stupid one.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 04:22 PM

14. Good to know!

 

I just worry a lot these days.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:21 PM

9. Steyer's given something like $400M to democratic candidates and liberal causes...

 

He’s a party loyalist. He won’t go Indy when he doesn’t win.
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Response to LincolnRossiter (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:24 PM

11. I hope you are right.

 

It just worries me that he and many others have the money to do it if they wanted to.
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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

15. Yes. Steyer's done some good things, but trying to use

 

his money to buy a presidential nomination by hiring and turning professional manipulators on those who are easily manipulated isn't one of them.

Can't argue that some contempt for representative democracy isn't always justified, and some times more than others, but becoming part of what is contemptible and desperately needs to be fixed isn't.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:20 PM

8. I actually would like to see it broken up so that we have fewer people on stage...

 

But it shouldn’t be randomly broken out. There should be an upper group (Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Buttigieg) and a lower group (the other six). Watching guys polling 2% try to take shots at the expense of the leaders is annoying.
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Response to LincolnRossiter (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:24 PM

10. I believe the DNC is the one insisting any split be done randomly.

 

I would prefer, at this point, that they do it as you suggested, have a top tier debate and a lower tier debate.

But if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:28 PM

12. Yeah I thought I'd read that it's their rule, but I'd ask that the revisit if I were a hosting

 

network.
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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 03:02 PM

13. Any network hosting the debates

 

is interested in ratings. They will get more viewers (and more ad revenue) if they split the top tier people over the two nights.
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