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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:44 PM Feb 2020

'He's not going to be the nominee.' Miami's House Dems aren't considering Bernie

Bernie Sanders may have emerged with the most votes from the first two contests in the 2020 Democratic primary, but Miami’s House Democrats echoed many lawmakers in Washington this week when they said it’s far too soon to consider the prospect of a democratic socialist as the party’s nominee.

Sanders’ rise has set off alarm bells in the House of Representatives, where Democrats won a majority in 2018 in part by defeating Republicans in districts President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Even asking the question about whether they would support Sanders elicited eye rolls and stone-faced stares from three of Miami’s four congressional Democrats.

“He’s not going to be the nominee,” Rep. Donna Shalala said when asked if she would campaign for Sanders should he win the nomination. “That’s hypothetical question and since I don’t think he’s going to be the nominee I don’t have to answer the question.”

More: https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article240282441.html?__twitter_impression=true

If I were to vote in a presidential
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'He's not going to be the nominee.' Miami's House Dems aren't considering Bernie (Original Post) Jose Garcia Feb 2020 OP
Not my first choice, but every time I hear crap like this... TDale313 Feb 2020 #1
K&R Scurrilous Feb 2020 #2
''Donna Shalala under fire for backing Miami Republicans'' Donkees Feb 2020 #3
At least she wasn't supporting any marxist candidates Jose Garcia Feb 2020 #4
True that! Zolorp Feb 2020 #6
KR! Cha Feb 2020 #5
Does Donna Shalala have some inside information from corporate headquarters? LawnKorn Feb 2020 #7
Florida Autumn Feb 2020 #8
Don't know what's so funny about 29 electoral votes.. the most available singularly in 2020? Amimnoch Feb 2020 #9
This right here. Zolorp Feb 2020 #11
I'm laughing at the "He's not going to be the nominee,". That's funny Autumn Feb 2020 #12
I think we Bernie supporters NJCher Feb 2020 #13
I'm donating on attacks out of the blue by former office holders and Autumn Feb 2020 #15
ahh. Can't argue that. Amimnoch Feb 2020 #16
I sure hope he's not the nominee Zolorp Feb 2020 #10
That's shitty of them. BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #14
hey, Donna! NJCher Feb 2020 #17
 

TDale313

(7,820 posts)
1. Not my first choice, but every time I hear crap like this...
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:46 PM
Feb 2020

It makes warm more to the idea of him being the nominee. Just sayin’.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
4. At least she wasn't supporting any marxist candidates
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:10 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Zolorp

(1,115 posts)
6. True that!
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:44 PM
Feb 2020

I'll only ever vote for a Marxist against an out and out fascists.

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LawnKorn

(1,137 posts)
7. Does Donna Shalala have some inside information from corporate headquarters?
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:44 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided
 

Autumn

(45,481 posts)
8. Florida
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:46 PM
Feb 2020
To each their own.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
9. Don't know what's so funny about 29 electoral votes.. the most available singularly in 2020?
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:55 PM
Feb 2020

The MOST that are up for grabs in 2020. Sure there's other paths without Florida, but just laughing Florida off is downright stupid.

Florida is certainly a HELL of a lot more important in the GE than either Iowa or NH.

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Zolorp

(1,115 posts)
11. This right here.
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:58 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Autumn

(45,481 posts)
12. I'm laughing at the "He's not going to be the nominee,". That's funny
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:07 PM
Feb 2020
No one knows who the nominee will be. Until the nominee is chosen.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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NJCher

(36,516 posts)
13. I think we Bernie supporters
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:12 PM
Feb 2020

should donate a dollar every time we hear that phrase.

Just in this place alone it would generate all kinds of cash.

Except, urm, I'm not hearing it so much any more.

Maybe Donna ought to bring herself up to speed.

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Autumn

(45,481 posts)
15. I'm donating on attacks out of the blue by former office holders and
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:21 PM
Feb 2020

attacks by the "liberal media" talking heads

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Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
16. ahh. Can't argue that.
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:41 PM
Feb 2020

Personally, I think we're overestimating our chances at all. Just going over historics, the odds definitely don't favor us.

But no excuse for not doing everything we can. Personally, I'll be canvassing for 5 hours tomorrow, 5 hours Sunday, and 9 hours on Presidents day just to help drive that point.

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Zolorp

(1,115 posts)
10. I sure hope he's not the nominee
Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:58 PM
Feb 2020

I would prefer we actually defeat Trump and not hand him a unanimous electoral college win instead.

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

NJCher

(36,516 posts)
17. hey, Donna!
Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:21 PM
Feb 2020

You may want to take a look at the latest research as of Sat. a.m., 2/15:


Sanders Demolishes Bloomberg, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar Head-to-Head, Says New Poll
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287520306

On Values & Empathy: Sanders Outranks Other Democrats and Trump
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287520228


Poll: Sanders leads Dem field in Nevada
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287520206

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