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HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:49 PM Feb 2020

Politico: Bernie breaks out of the pack

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/17/bernie-sanders-nevada-breaks-pack-115450

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it.

Advisers to three rival campaigns privately conceded over the weekend that the best anyone else could hope for here is second or third. Some of them gape at the crowd sizes at Sanders' events — like the swarm of supporters who accompanied Sanders, his fist raised, to an early caucus site in Las Vegas on Saturday, the first day of early voting in the state.

While few expect that Sanders can carry more than a third of the vote in Nevada, nearly everyone believes that will be enough to win in a field where the moderate vote remains splintered. It is becoming a source of celebration for Sanders' supporters and an urgent problem for those who want to prevent him from claiming the nomination.

“He’s going to win with 28 percent of the vote. We’re not talking about him getting 50 percent of the vote,” said Andres Ramirez, a Nevada-based Democratic strategist and former vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee’s Hispanic Caucus. “But the rest of the field is so fragmented, and he has his base locked, that he can continue winning just by holding onto his base.”


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Politico: Bernie breaks out of the pack (Original Post) HerbChestnut Feb 2020 OP
Good news I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2020 #1
His base will hold. Autumn Feb 2020 #2
Hold! HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #3
LOL nt zackymilly Feb 2020 #5
K&R CentralMass Feb 2020 #4
Some of this whispering is deliberately building big expectations for Bernie and lowered BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #6
Amazing. Amazingly awesome. aikoaiko Feb 2020 #7
this is why Amy & Warren shouldnt even be in the race anymore LeftTurn3623 Feb 2020 #8
I don't see Bloomberg dropping out any time soon so you'll likely have your chance... HerbChestnut Feb 2020 #9
And mine will cancel that vote out. Butterflylady Feb 2020 #12
I want to go to one of the Sanders rallys! LeftTurn3623 Feb 2020 #14
No, no one really needs to drop out until after Super Tuesday. BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #11
what does 3rd place get you ? LeftTurn3623 Feb 2020 #13
I don't have a problem with most of them staying in if they BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #16
Solid analysis by Ramirez. k&r n/t Laelth Feb 2020 #10
A Nevada Latino community organizer was on msnbc yesterday Bumperstickers Feb 2020 #15
well if winning means 68% do NOT want you this bernie press release is accurate lol nt msongs Feb 2020 #17
At least 68% don't want any of our candidates, so what's your point? totodeinhere Feb 2020 #20
Joe Biden gave Bernie a free pass though out the campaign. denem Feb 2020 #18
Kick Quixote1818 Feb 2020 #19
 

BusyBeingBest

(8,052 posts)
6. Some of this whispering is deliberately building big expectations for Bernie and lowered
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:14 PM
Feb 2020

expectations for rival campaigns--that way they can either crow that Bernie has a "ceiling" to his movement or "look how good AmyPeteJoeElizabeth did against Bernie, beat expectations!" Grain of salt, and all that.

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aikoaiko

(34,163 posts)
7. Amazing. Amazingly awesome.
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:15 PM
Feb 2020


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LeftTurn3623

(628 posts)
8. this is why Amy & Warren shouldnt even be in the race anymore
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:20 PM
Feb 2020

The field needs to be more narrow.

I love Pete but after SC and Nevada if he does not do well he should also pull out of the race. The only thing they are doing is splinting the vote up too much.

We need to focus on Trump. It looks like Bernie could be the one to face him and all the Bernie bashing needs to stop.


I will say secretly I hope its still a contested primary when PA comes up so I can go to the campaign stops.

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HerbChestnut

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9. I don't see Bloomberg dropping out any time soon so you'll likely have your chance...
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:22 PM
Feb 2020

...to cast a meaningful vote.

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Butterflylady

(3,537 posts)
12. And mine will cancel that vote out.
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:37 PM
Feb 2020
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LeftTurn3623

(628 posts)
14. I want to go to one of the Sanders rallys!
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:52 PM
Feb 2020
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BusyBeingBest

(8,052 posts)
11. No, no one really needs to drop out until after Super Tuesday.
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:27 PM
Feb 2020

Amy finally got somewhere and got some $$$, Elizabeth is in third in polling in NV, why should they quit now?

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LeftTurn3623

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13. what does 3rd place get you ?
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:51 PM
Feb 2020

Not trying to be rude but show me a poll that has Amy winning a state or Warren?

All they are doing is taking away votes from other candidates. I actually dont mind that much. I mean it hurts Pete right now but I do not think he has a real shot. But if Pete cant break through Im starting to think I like Sanders as my next pick. So this helps keep Bloomberg from winning so thats a good thing I guess

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BusyBeingBest

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16. I don't have a problem with most of them staying in if they
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:54 PM
Feb 2020

have a reasonable chance. The realistic ones will look at their support, and money, and staffers who need to start finding other jobs, and do the right thing once it's obvious.

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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
10. Solid analysis by Ramirez. k&r n/t
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:26 PM
Feb 2020

-Laelth

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Bumperstickers

(199 posts)
15. A Nevada Latino community organizer was on msnbc yesterday
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:52 PM
Feb 2020

And said they had over 30,000 new latino voters register to vote in the caucus. So I would guess Sanders is gonna hit the mid to highs 30's in Nevada.

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msongs

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17. well if winning means 68% do NOT want you this bernie press release is accurate lol nt
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 03:04 PM
Feb 2020
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totodeinhere

(13,057 posts)
20. At least 68% don't want any of our candidates, so what's your point?
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:33 PM
Feb 2020

We have a fragmented field so of course no candidate can muster a majority right now.

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denem

(11,045 posts)
18. Joe Biden gave Bernie a free pass though out the campaign.
Mon Feb 17, 2020, 03:06 PM
Feb 2020
you're going to reap just what you sow

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