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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:37 PM

 

I think Sanders will surprise people tomorrow in SC

This is based on years of working campaigns here and conversations with Democrats all over the state.
Perhaps the strongest reason, and a significant factor in my final decision earlier this week to vote for Sanders, has to do with my kids.

I have three grown children, all married and ranging in age from 23 to 39. One intends to vote for Buttigieg, one for Warren and four for Sanders. They all say that a majority of their contemporaries who are Democrats are supporting Sanders. For the record, we are a white, middle class family that has been in SC for three generations, and there's not a Republican in the immediate family.

The strongest age demographic for Democrats are young voters. They are natural supporters of Democrats, but they are also not likely to show up to vote unless they are motivated. When we have candidates that can appeal to this group and to minorities we outvote the shrinking pool of angry old white folks that put Trump in the White House.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply I think Sanders will surprise people tomorrow in SC (Original post)
SCantiGOP Feb 2020 OP
snowybirdie Feb 2020 #1
emmaverybo Feb 2020 #27
brewens Feb 2020 #2
evertonfc Feb 2020 #3
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2020 #4
blm Feb 2020 #5
Squinch Feb 2020 #6
Codeine Feb 2020 #7
Shermann Feb 2020 #8
Name removed Feb 2020 #9
JudyM Feb 2020 #10
k2qb3 Feb 2020 #14
TTUBatfan2008 Feb 2020 #11
MineralMan Feb 2020 #29
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #12
highplainsdem Feb 2020 #13
Zeus69 Feb 2020 #15
BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #16
Gothmog Feb 2020 #17
tavernier Feb 2020 #18
SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #19
tavernier Feb 2020 #20
SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #22
tavernier Feb 2020 #24
SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #30
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #23
tritsofme Feb 2020 #21
showblue22 Feb 2020 #25
SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #32
lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #26
MineralMan Feb 2020 #28
cwydro Feb 2020 #31
Gothmog Feb 2020 #33
still_one Feb 2020 #34
NurseJackie Feb 2020 #35
Name removed Feb 2020 #36
NurseJackie Feb 2020 #37
GulfCoast66 Feb 2020 #38
Peacetrain Feb 2020 #39
NCProgressive Feb 2020 #40
Zeus69 Feb 2020 #41
HarlanPepper Feb 2020 #42
zackymilly Feb 2020 #43

Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:38 PM

1. Perhaps

 

Because republicans will cross over and vote for him. Dirty tricks
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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:19 PM

27. Yes. That will be the "surprise." Trump actually publicized the idea that he wants to run against

 

Bernie by exhorting an audience to pick the ‘best” candidate for him—i.e. the weakest. They picked Bernie. As usual, Trump was GLNG his orders in code.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:40 PM

2. I think we'll be surprised with once Bernie is the clear frontrunner, then nominee, how

 

much enthusiasm he can whip up. We have a lot of people desperately hoping we don't find out how popular a real liberal will be.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:41 PM

3. Maybe. He gets heavy GOP crossover

 

They are giddy about running agianst Sanders.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:41 PM

4. I agree.

 

With an open primary, the right will have a field day.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:45 PM

5. He'll have 100% of Limbaugh's Operation Chaos vote.

 

I think that will be a bigger factor than SC Dems are willing to admit.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:51 PM

6. Republicans are all being encouraged to vote for him. So you may be right.

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 08:55 PM

7. He's got Republicans voting for him.

 

If that’s what get your juices flowing enjoy, I guess.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:22 PM

8. I'm switching over to Team Bernie

 

...from Team Biden. I want to raise the priority of marijuana reform and lower the priority of gun control.

Biden needs to walk the tightrope around the gunners and he's not doing that.

Also we don't need marijuana studies. Humans have been smoking it since 2000 BC.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:02 PM

10. I think it'll be a surprise if he gets within 9, the way Clyburne and everyone is coming out.

 

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

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Response to JudyM (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:18 AM

14. Statewide yeah. Outside Clyburne's district it'll be really close.

 

I won't be surprised if Sanders wins more districts than Biden does and the delegate split is way closer than anyone expects.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:08 PM

11. I'll be very surprised

 

...if Sanders is able to stay within 15% of Biden in South Carolina. I think this is the turning point of the campaign and we are going to see a bandwagon effect for Biden pretty soon. I am wondering when some of the other candidates such as Pete, Amy, and Elizabeth will drop out. I would guess many of their supporters will go to Biden instead of Bernie. Bloomberg is a wild card here. Will he drop out? He obviously has the money to stay involved all the way to the convention if he wants.
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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:23 PM

29. There will be dropouts on March 4 or March 5.

 

Indeed there will.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:09 PM

12. You mean all the rat-fucking Trump wants Republicans to do?

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 10:10 PM

13. How much of the vote for Sanders tomorrow will be from Republicans trying to help Trump

 

by voting for the Democratic candidate they believe will be easiest for Trump to beat?
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:30 AM

15. Thankfully

 

The unpledged delegates can right the distortions caused by Operation Chaos.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 01:39 AM

16. He might, I don't think so, but who knows. That said,

 

I think Bernie will ultimately be the nominee barring something dramatic happening. Those are my tea leaves. He is probably going to have an insurmountable lead in delegates and I don't think the DNC is going to go through with their threats of denying him. With that, having made my choice and voted, I think I will back out of the DU primary forum for a while, it's going to be an ever-whirling shitstorm starting tomorrow through Super Tuesday and beyond and I don't think I want to be around.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

17. trump and Russia are doing their best to help sanders

 


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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 12:43 PM

18. Probably since Lindsay is sending out emails to repubs

 

to vote for Sanders.
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Response to tavernier (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:27 PM

19. No he's not

 

I live in SC.
No emails, and he actually said in an interview last night that he disagreed with crossing over to vote in the other party's primary.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:48 PM

20. I just read it in DU earlier today from a SC member

 

who received it. And I darn sure believe our member over LG’s bullshite!
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Response to tavernier (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:02 PM

22. Absolutely didn't happen

 

I'm at Democratic HQ today and no one has even heard this as a rumor.
But, if you prefer to accept an anonymous assertion that you read somewhere on DU.........
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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:07 PM

24. He wasn't anonymous... he wrote a long post about it.

 

Why would he lie? Makes no sense.
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Response to tavernier (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:30 PM

30. Why would nobody in the state know about it?

 

Makes no sense
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Response to tavernier (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:05 PM

23. Only the gullible would believe such a clear lie.

 

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Undecided

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 02:52 PM

21. Especially if Republicans vote for him in large numbers.

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:17 PM

25. We need closed primaries!

 

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Response to showblue22 (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:35 PM

32. I kind of agree

 

But it has been the republicans who have filed bills the last 3 or 4 sessions to go to party registration and closed primaries, and the Democrats have managed to block the bills. They - at least the Dem House members - feel the current open primaries are overall in our favor.
Explanations I have heard is that more independents would register as Rs instead of Ds if forced to make a decision.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 03:19 PM

26. he might surprise everyone

 

by returning to the state to see the results and hold a "victory rally"

or not.
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:20 PM

28. Hmm...is he going to withdraw from the race or something?

 

Now that would surprise me...
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 04:32 PM

31. Time will tell.

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 05:22 PM

33. Operation chaos is working hard for sanders

 


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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:10 PM

34. Excellent call

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to still_one (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:30 PM

35. ...

 

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Response to Name removed (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:52 PM

37. Oh my ...

 

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:06 PM

38. Yeah. That aged poorly. How have you been? I've been away a while.

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:08 PM

39. All I can say is

 

Well you looks like a blow out for Joe right now at 8:08 PM Saturday
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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:11 PM

40. He will endorse Biden?

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:13 PM

41. Derp

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:31 PM

42. Survey says!

 




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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

43. Yep! I was surprised he did so poorly. n/t

 

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