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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:05 AM

 

Question #1: When is it actually too late to jump into these primaries?

Question #2: Patrick and Bloomberg are considering throwing their hats in the ring. What do either of them bring that other candidates have not brought already?

Question #3: This is for the undecided among us (you can answer and have a stated preference, though - I'm not the DU police): Who might you want to see running that is not running now?

Question #4: What drives your thought process most on a candidate right now: a) My main priority is a candidate that holds policy positions that I share; b) My main priority is a candidate that will defeat Donald Trump

Apropos of nothing: I had occasion to drive from the Midwest to Florida and back last week. I'd observe the following: a) I saw towns (Cairo, IL sticks out in my mind) that are in economic wreckage against a backdrop of alleged expansion; b) I saw a lot of Trump 2020 bumper stickers in Florida, so there is clearly work to be done; c) I saw flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Whether you want to think of it in terms of climate change or infrastructure, there is work to be done; d) No matter where you travel, legacy radio (AM/FM) has become dominated not only by right wing talk, but also by Christian programming - both straight preaching and Christian themed music. I'm not sure what to make of all of it, but we seem oddly disconnected to one another in this nation.

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

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Reply Question #1: When is it actually too late to jump into these primaries? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2019 OP
totodeinhere Nov 2019 #1
left-of-center2012 Nov 2019 #2
padah513 Nov 2019 #4
padah513 Nov 2019 #3
33taw Nov 2019 #5
TexasTowelie Nov 2019 #6
33taw Nov 2019 #7
Demsrule86 Nov 2019 #10
33taw Nov 2019 #11
Demsrule86 Nov 2019 #13
Demsrule86 Nov 2019 #14
Dem4Life1102 Nov 2019 #8
Demsrule86 Nov 2019 #9
TCJ70 Nov 2019 #12
loyalsister Nov 2019 #15

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:10 AM

1. I don't think it's ever too late to jump in.

 

I doubt if any late entrants will make much of a splash unless Hillary Clinton jumps in. But in general I think our presidential campaigns are much too long and much too expensive requiring most candidates to spend too much of their time fund raising. Why can't we follow the British model? Their campaigns last about six weeks.
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:48 AM

2. Back in the day ...

 

The Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign began on March 16, 1968 for the '68 election.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:54 AM

3. John F Kennedy

 

Announced his candidacy on January 2, 1960, so who can say what's too late or what's not? All I know for an absolute is that the next presidential election is scheduled for November 3. 2020 and no matter who the Democratic nominee is, they have my vote.
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:58 AM

5. It doesn't matter. I'd like to see candidates visit states outside NH and Iowa.

 

Iowa doesn’t vote blue anymore, why give them 10 months of attention?
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Response to 33taw (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:35 AM

6. New Hampshire has a Republican governor.

 

I have similar sentiments.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

7. At least they vote blue in the presidential elections.

 

I’d like to see the candidates spend more time in MI, PA, WI, NC, and AZ.
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Response to 33taw (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:08 AM

10. We need a nominee for that. The sooner this primary is over the better.

 

We need to beginn taking Trump down.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:32 PM

11. Why do we need a nominee ?

 

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Response to 33taw (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:16 PM

13. so we can turn our attention to the general and work on getting Trump out...instead of

 

fighting with each other...Trump is already in general election mode...we need to move along. And candidates will campaign in states with upcoming primaries...when it is over and I hope it is sooner rather than later, we can go to areas important in the general.
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Response to 33taw (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:21 PM

14. It was so close...I wouldn't count on it next time. It has been trending GOP.

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

8. After the convention

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:07 AM

9. Now. Too late.

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:16 PM

12. When you're the first double digit numbered candidate to enter. Maybe sooner. n/t

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:31 PM

15. Technically

 

when the deadlines to get on the ballots in all 50 states have passed. In practical terms, when it is no longer possible to build a strong network of committed voters, campaign staff, and volunteers.
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