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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:15 PM

 

How does Coronavirus factor into the primaries?

Obviously it is causing mild economic disruption as I write this. CDC is warning of other disruption. Does it change the discussion?
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Reply How does Coronavirus factor into the primaries? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2020 OP
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #1
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2020 #6
stopdiggin Feb 2020 #2
stopdiggin Feb 2020 #4
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2020 #5
Newest Reality Feb 2020 #3
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2020 #7

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:18 PM

1. Other than Trump may use it as an excuse to "delay" the national election

 

Democrats could always hold the primaries in a vote by mail.

More interesting is what does this mean for the conventions this summer... should the virus outbreak get worse and persist into the convention time... would we simply hold a virtual convention? What if the convention goes past a first vote...

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Joe Biden

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:44 PM

6. Could this be another angle Trump plays on "border security?"

 

Do camps and family separation return to the forefront of discussion?
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:24 PM

2. not sure where it fits in

 

There might be efforts to "umbrella" it in under a generalize health care issue.
Talk about proper government role in re-investment and funding in research and vaccines.
But all of our candidates are for a functioning and functional government ...

And the glaring issue here is that the Trump administration isn't!
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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:29 PM

4. guess I misread the thrust of the OP

 

I thought the topic was the outbreak or the virus as an "issue." If, and to what extent, it would enter into the debates .. or impact the primaries.
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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:42 PM

5. That is actually part of what I meant

 

But the other thoughts/answers are interesting and valid as well.
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:27 PM

3. That depends on...

 

That depends on if Trump decides to impose sanctions and tariffs on the virus to stop it. He may be able to negotiate with the virus and get it to stop.

More seriously, it is really too early to tell how much of an impact it will have here. I think we will know in about a month, all things considered. China is and will have disruptions that will certainly impact the global economy, though, IMHO.

If it turns into a major pandemic, then its going to be disruption city and I don't think the US is at all well prepared for it as per Trump's budget axe swinging everywhere.
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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:47 PM

7. In stock downturns, there is a concept known as "flight to quality"

 

Investors tend to turn to stodgy, steady, old companies that aren't spectacular, but sell staples - companies that make personal care items or foodstuffs.

Does the primary voter take a second look at Biden's "brand" and see him as steady and a known-quantity?

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