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Undecided 38%
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Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders8%
Kamala Harris7%

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:30 PM

 

"Michael's a solid guy"


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

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:36 PM

1. Biden's gracious, as always. A real statesman, and a great politician.

 

Bloomberg is no threat to him.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:38 PM

2. Did anyone see this pic on Fudgereport?

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EI3KCQlWsAAzxcV?format=png&name=small

Bloomberg is shorter than I thought.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:43 PM

6. You know height has no relation to a person's character. right?

 

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Response to Danmel (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:44 PM

7. the taller candidate has won 58 percent of U.S. presidential elections between 1789 and 2008.

 

https://www.voanews.com/usa/tallest-candidate-wins-majority-us-presidential-elections

When it comes to voter preference, a candidate's positions on the issues count. But some may check a name on a ballot for a more primal reason: the candidate?s stature.

Researchers at Texas Tech University suggest that height affects voters' preference in political leaders, possibly for instinctive reasons going back to caveman days.

The findings were published in the journal Social Science Quarterly by political science professor Gregg Murray and graduate student David Schmitz.

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The authors asked 467 American and foreign-born college students to draw a figure that represented their concept of a "typical citizen" and an "ideal national leader" before being asked to draw both figures together. Sixty-four percent drew the leader taller than the citizen.

The researchers then asked the students to assess themselves as leaders and potential political candidates. The results revealed a statistically significant association between height and the student' self-assessment as leaders.
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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:49 PM

8. Dubya was obviously shorter than both Gore and Kerry. Anyway, I hope that old "truism" about the

 

taller candidate winning is wrong, because we have a lot of shorter-than-average candidates this time.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 04:04 PM

14. It is not which candidate is "taller" by a few inches.....

 

Voters prefer a tall candidate, meaning men over 5'-10"
Very few presidents, if any, since WWII (modern era) have been shorter than 5'-10".
JFK, LBJ, IKE, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Dubya, Bush-41, Bush-43, Obama, Trump all pass that height measure.
May be even Carter, but I have not ascertained that.

Based on that history, odds are against Bloomberg.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Danmel (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:57 PM

13. Non-Sequitor on how people vote

 

of course height is not an indicator of character.
But voters like tall candidates for president based on historical data.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:08 AM

11. Oh brother.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:40 PM

3. Was He Asked?

 

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:52 PM

9. I'm assuming Biden was asked about this, since the news stories I saw about it said this was

 

what he "told reporters." Wouldn't be surprised if more than one reporter had been asking him about it at the same time.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:42 PM

4. Biden is gracious as always...me I would never vote for someone who approved of stop and frisk,

 

except of course in a general. But he won't get that far.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:43 PM

5. Looks like it's a done deal :(

 

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Response to crazytown (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:58 PM

10. with his unlimited resources...

 

...and today's technology, he could have AI, automation and surveillance capitalism all working strongly on his behalf...

...but if we stayed vigilant, if we stayed educated and if we stayed together, he wouldn't have the one thing he would desperately need,

...our Progressive vote...

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Bernie Sanders

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:35 AM

12. Remember that

 

Bloomberg was a Republican......
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 04:51 PM

15. c'mon Joe...

 

...we need to be winnowing the candidate field at this point, not adding to it...

...you'd have agree, as Dems, our message has been all over the place...how are voters going to ever focus and decide when we have so many moving targets?

...we may end up with a brokered Convention...

...and that's not a good place to be with trump out there throwing rocks...

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