HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » Democratic Primaries (Forum) » Bernie is electable. ALL ...
Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:32 PM

 

Bernie is electable. ALL of our Democrats are


By kos
Daily Kos Staff
Monday February 24, 2020 · 10:58 AM PST




The problem with “electability” as a measure is that it’s utter horseshit. No one can divine the twists and turns a campaign makes, the way public opinion can rise and fall, and the excitement that various candidates generate or don’t.

President Barack Obama won 69 million votes in 2008—the highest tally in American history—after a campaign in which Hillary Clinton, her campaign, much of the media, and heck, Democratic voters argued that she was more electable. Clinton literally took the race all the way to the national convention and, making this argument, tried to have the superdelegates overturn the will of the voters. (Bernie Sanders repaid that obnoxiousness by doing the exact same thing to Clinton eight years later.)

Yet nothing speaks to how ridiculous the “electability” notion is more than the way those numbers fluctuate over time.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/2/24/1921655/-Bernie-is-electable-ALL-of-our-Democrats-are

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

2 replies, 230 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Bernie is electable. ALL of our Democrats are (Original post)
Lotus54 Feb 2020 OP
uponit7771 Feb 2020 #1
Callado119 Feb 2020 #2

Response to Lotus54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:38 PM

1. Sanders has no historical swing state appeal outside of MOE or beating Biden. Also Obama had ...

 

... aspirational and inspirational appeal in swing stats along with a shock event before the election.

Sanders has neither.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lotus54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:47 PM

2. No, he isn't..and the small amount of vetting he's gotten in the last week proves last..

 

...just wait until republicans throw the kitchen sink at him...he’ll lose 40+ states
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread