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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:10 PM

 

Warren strategy?

She has finished like 4th in every race. Still spending time on Bloomberg. I mean, good point but the frontrunner isn't Bloomberg and you have a week until your finished
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evertonfc Feb 2020 OP
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2020 #1
Bucky Feb 2020 #15
Sympthsical Feb 2020 #53
Frasier Balzov Feb 2020 #2
blm Feb 2020 #12
Renew Deal Feb 2020 #3
Bradshaw3 Feb 2020 #21
Renew Deal Feb 2020 #22
JonLP24 Feb 2020 #27
BlueMTexpat Feb 2020 #24
JonLP24 Feb 2020 #25
BlueMTexpat Feb 2020 #35
Renew Deal Feb 2020 #38
BlueMTexpat Feb 2020 #39
MisterFred Feb 2020 #4
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #10
MisterFred Feb 2020 #16
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #18
Bucky Feb 2020 #17
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #20
hedda_foil Feb 2020 #11
Still Sensible Feb 2020 #5
George II Feb 2020 #6
JonLP24 Feb 2020 #26
dchill Feb 2020 #7
k2qb3 Feb 2020 #19
JonLP24 Feb 2020 #28
IronLionZion Feb 2020 #8
boston bean Feb 2020 #33
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IronLionZion Feb 2020 #41
boston bean Feb 2020 #46
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:13 PM

1. She thinks she will ingratiate herself with the Bernie folks by beating up Bloomberg.

 

IMO all beating up Bloomberg accomplishes is helping Joe Biden.
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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:07 PM

15. That makes sense. After all, Bloomberg is mostly helping Bernie

 

...by undermining Biden's appeal to the center.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 08:30 AM

53. And I'm here for it

 

Someone has to stop Bloomberg.

Biden is one of my last place preferences, but I will take him over Bloomberg any single day of the week.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:14 PM

2. Since she doesn't go after Bernie

 

I think she'd be willing to become his VP running mate.

Bash the billionaire in the meantime.
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Response to Frasier Balzov (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:36 PM

12. She contrasted herself with Bernie quite well tonight.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:14 PM

3. The more likable Bernie

 

But it's not enough.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:17 PM

21. Another shot at Warren

 

Not surprising; there have been so many. But no sexism here.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:27 PM

22. How is that an insult?

 

Since when is it an insult to say someone is more likable?
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:41 AM

27. She must be more likeable to you

 

Because Sanders has the highest net favorability ratings of all the candidates running. Personally I like them both.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:20 AM

24. "The more likable Bernie!"

 



There is no comparison. Elizabeth actually accomplishes things.

Bernie names post offices.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:29 AM

25. He got the McCain-Sanders VA bill signed which helped me personally as a veteran

 

He lead a bipartisan effort to end the war in Yemen which was vetoed by Trump.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/democratic-senators-pass-bills-rate/

Plus he was the amendment king in Congress. I think Sanders & Warren are the only ones on the stage that would make a good President. Most importantly they would both be ethical as President.
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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:23 AM

35. I agree wholeheartedly

 

with you about Warren.

But we'll have to agree to disagree about Bernie.

But we're on the same team. We're Dems!
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:27 AM

38. I think she's soft on Bernie to collect the voters that like his politics

 

But can’t stand him. She’s made almost no attempt to contrast herself with him.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:30 AM

39. True so far.

 

Unfortunately.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:15 PM

4. Three goals

 

First, get second place on Super Tues. If she can be the primary alternative to Sanders, this sets her up for the same long-shot one on one scenario both Warren and the moderates want (and she's more likely to win it, too, because she can crowd Sanders by winning a portion of people like me who like both of them). In that respect pulling Sanders down isn't as a big as pushing herself up & taking down a moderate competitor.

Second, set up for contested convention. To have a chance of winning a contested convention, she needs to be second in delegates and have Sanders slow down. It's easier/more likely to win to push for that second place & hope events take out Sanders on their own.

Third, not hurt the other progressive. She said it herself at the beginning of this debate - she agrees in a lot of ways on the issues. She thinks she'd be a more effective champion, but she may legitimately like Sanders more than the other candidates.
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Response to MisterFred (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:34 PM

10. I'm a joe biden moderate

 

actually, until this year, I thought I was left to center left but somehow the party moved away from me...

anyway, I would be happy with Warren. I'd still be happy with Amy but I think this is her last hurrah... and, of course, I'd be happy if Joe starts to do well.
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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:09 PM

16. I'd be happy with anyone but Bloomberg.

 

Happier with Warren or Sanders, but I don't have any serious issues with any of the candidates but Bloomberg.
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Response to MisterFred (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:14 PM

18. well, whoever is the nominee is getting my vote

 

but I hope its not Sanders... because I want to win and win back the Senate, and I hope it's not Bloomberg because eeww...

(that said, if Mike wants to drop a couple of B on the DNC or some super pacts... I'm good with that... not too proud to match the RNC in spending).
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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:11 PM

17. I thought Biden did pretty good tonight

 

I didn't see all of it. But there was no one true winner like with the Vegas debate. These debates are making everyone sharper. Even Bloomberg (tho it'd be hard for him not to improve over Vegas)
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Response to Bucky (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:16 PM

20. I think he shouldn't have hesitated to get into this

 

by now he would be much better in the debates (Bloomberg)... that said... he is my least favorite person from our side to actually be president, Bernie is my least favorite to RUN as our nominee.
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Response to MisterFred (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:34 PM

11. I think you're right.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:16 PM

5. I think she is so focused on Bloomberg that she

 

hasn't been able to maintain her momentum. She made some good points, of course, but she didn't have to keep trying to gut Bloomberg. She needs to start cutting into Bernie's lead on the progressive side and it doesn't look like she can at this point.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:17 PM

6. The NDA issue was the wrong hill to die on. I think she's finished. I thought so anyway....

 

....going into tonight, but she finished herself off.

My take on the others:

Sanders came off as bitter and angry.
Biden was the statesman, he almost looked like he was enjoying the in-fighting
Bloomberg held his own
Buttigieg did well, countered Sanders well
Klobuchar did well, but didn't get enough time
Steyer should pack it in, he's got good ideas but he's politically weak

Disclaimer - I turned it off after the first hour was almost over, the moderators were even worse than the NBC moderators last time, and they were horrible.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:33 AM

26. Reading Bloomberg lawsuits is worse than the Trump access Hollywood tape

 

Warren is right in calling him the weakest candidate. Did you know that Bloomberg said that Romney would have been a better President than Obama? I bet that doesn't bother you.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:20 PM

7. She just really doesn't want billionaires in politics.

 

Neither do I.
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Response to dchill (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:16 PM

19. I think it's a lot more substantive than that.

 

She doesn't like Bloomberg, and likes him even less as a nominee.

I agree with her. I'm impressed by the sacrifice too.
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Response to k2qb3 (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:46 AM

28. My trust in Warren went up a lot

 

She could have took out her knives on Bernie like all the other candidates but she choose to focus on the worst candidate in the race instead.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:21 PM

8. She has talked about her overlap with Bernie on policy

 

and that Dem voters want liberal policies so she's holding off on attacking him. Liberalism is having it's moment in the spotlight.
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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:01 AM

33. If that is true, why isn't she doing better?

 

You would figure she and Bernie would be running away with it.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:21 AM

34. Bernie has been winning states and delegates

 

Liberal voters have decided to pick one out of the two lefties. She chose not to attack him because she's in it to see liberal policies win. She made a strategic decision to take down Bloomberg instead.

The moderates in the race have split the moderate votes between them.
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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:25 AM

37. Is she running for Bernie or herself?

 

And your points also lead one to the conclusion that she is wrong about his policies.

There is a major chunk of the party who doesn’t agree with Bernie on how to get it done.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:36 AM

41. The moderates are divided. The liberals have united around Bernie

 

I like Warren since she wants good things for America, not for herself. She chose not to run in 2016 to avoid competing against Hillary and risk being a spoiler.

I also have my own ideas on what Dem primary voters have been thinking. It seems like they might want to correct some wrongs from 2016. Traditionally it's been the GOP who nominates their second place finisher the next time around.
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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:54 AM

46. Last nights performance led me to believe she was positioning for VP.

 

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Response to boston bean (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 08:07 AM

50. She'd be a spectacular VP

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:24 PM

9. My lady friend, "Give it up Elizabeth, it's not helping."

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:43 PM

13. Warren is in third place currently

 

She is projected to come in first or second in several Super Tuesday states.

She has enough money to last past Super Tuesday, which Amy, Pete and Joe do not.

If Warren drops out now, Sanders chances of getting 50+% of the delegates goes up dramatically.

So, what was your point again?
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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:47 AM

29. "She is projected to come in first or second"

 

Please tell me which states are those.
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Response to Gatuno (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 01:34 PM

55. MA, UT, CA nt

 

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 08:14 AM

51. "first or second" and "in third place"

 

I'm not sure what polls you're looking at, but she's not in first or second on average in any ST state other than Massachusetts and Utah.

That's not "several".

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/SuperTuesday.html

"Warren is in third place currently"

She's fourth in delegates.

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/10/799979293/how-many-delegates-do-the-2020-presidential-democratic-candidates-have

"She has enough money to last past Super Tuesday, which Amy, Pete and Joe do not."

Source?
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 01:32 PM

54. Several polls show Warren a strong 2nd place in California

 

She’s raised over $22 million in February- how much have Joe, Pete, and Amy each raised?
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:43 PM

14. Biden won tonight

 

Hopefully that translates to a big SC win.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:29 PM

23. Finaly decided to go after Sanders... sort of. Tiptoeing

 

Hoping to be in his cabinet in the unlikely event that he wins?

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:23 AM

30. Im trying to understand it as well, it makes no sence. Bernie is taking her space and delegates

 

not bloomberg.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:28 AM

31. If Warren can't

 

differentiate herself from Sanders, why is she running now?
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:33 AM

32. Her job is to take out Mike Bloomberg.

 

Looking down the road, they do not want him to be able to buy the election.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:24 AM

36. She is scared to engage Bernie, and it is too late now. nt

 

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:42 AM

42. I don't think that Elizabeth Warren is scared of anything.

 

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Response to yardwork (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:56 AM

47. She spent the last two debates going after the wrong guy. Her chances are zero now.

 

Perhaps she is angling to be work for Bernie as VP or some other cabinet position.
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Response to LexVegas (Reply #47)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

48. I disagree with your opinion. I think her strategy is sound.

 

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Response to yardwork (Reply #48)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 08:06 AM

49. Her strategy doesn't seem to be working

 

Everyone thought that she did great in the Nevada debate. But she won zero delegates in NV.
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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #49)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 08:18 AM

52. 75% of Nevada voted before the debate.

 

Warren got 12.9% first round - 1.4% behind Pete, who also got no delegates.

Why Biden supporters want to hand the lion share of Warren's ~15% to Sanders is beyond me.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:33 AM

40. No candidate will get a majority of delegates.

 

They will choose Warren at the Convention as the candidate most likely to unite the party.
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Response to denem (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:42 AM

43. I think that's possible.

 

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Response to yardwork (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:47 AM

44. It will come down to Biden and Warren.

 

and I think that decision will largely rest on how well Biden campaigns in the remainder of states. Bloomberg would be unacceptable to Sanders (to say the least), and the majority of delegates is likely to share my view that Sanders would lose the GE (badly).

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 07:48 AM

45. Weaken Bloomberg, strengthen Biden, strengthen herself, get some delegates, join unity ticket with

 

the most electable/less risky candidate, Biden.
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