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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:36 PM

 

With Pete out I'm bummed as hell

I'm almost checked out. A forward looking party and we are going to left with over 70, white career politicians. I'm stunned our young, progressive candidates never caught traction. Americans are sick of life long politicians.
We win historically with young. DC outsiders. I'll support whoever but I'll be honest, and many of my under 45 friends say the same, the fire isn't there anymore.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Reply With Pete out I'm bummed as hell (Original post)
evertonfc Mar 2020 OP
unitedwethrive Mar 2020 #1
oldtime dfl_er Mar 2020 #2
FreeState Mar 2020 #3
Codeine Mar 2020 #4
Terry_M Mar 2020 #7
Ninga Mar 2020 #13
Codeine Mar 2020 #24
LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #5
Skidmore Mar 2020 #6
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #8
Retrograde Mar 2020 #9
Celerity Mar 2020 #16
bearsfootball516 Mar 2020 #10
AmericanGraffiti Mar 2020 #17
AmericanGraffiti Mar 2020 #11
Chainfire Mar 2020 #12
Siwsan Mar 2020 #14
still_one Mar 2020 #15
DanTex Mar 2020 #18
ehrnst Mar 2020 #39
defacto7 Mar 2020 #19
GaYellowDawg Mar 2020 #20
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #21
Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #22
nolabear Mar 2020 #23
Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #28
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #27
Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #29
boston bean Mar 2020 #25
barbtries Mar 2020 #26
Squinch Mar 2020 #30
robbedvoter Mar 2020 #31
Frasier Balzov Mar 2020 #32
Celerity Mar 2020 #33
Skya Rhen Mar 2020 #34
Celerity Mar 2020 #35
IndyOp Mar 2020 #36
Gothmog Mar 2020 #37
Stallion Mar 2020 #38

Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:37 PM

1. I'm right there with you.

 

I have spent my whole life looking out for others, maybe itís time to start looking inward and worry about myself and my family.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:38 PM

2. sorry

 

go read a few tweets from cheeto jesus and you'll get your fire back. ANYBODY is better than the orange vermin and what keeps me going is the hope we can oust him in 8 months.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:38 PM

3. +1 :( n/t

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:39 PM

4. If Americans are so sick of them

 

why do they keep winning primaries?
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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:42 PM

7. but then going on to lose elections...?

 

The boring middle-of the road candidates do keep doing that whether it's Kerry and Clinton or McCain and Romney. It's quite an interesting dilemma.
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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:46 PM

13. Please. A preponderance of the voting public do not invest their time into researching

 

and learning about candidates.

They get their info from TeeVee ads and drift in and out of the process just enough to keep themselves marginally informed. Thus earning the moniker of low information voters

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Response to Ninga (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:07 PM

24. If they were as mightily sick of them

 

as is claimed, then theyíd do something about it. I think itís more accurate to say that most people donít give two shits one way or the other.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:40 PM

5. I bought a bottle of Whiskey a week ago for just this occasion.

 

It is open.

F U C K

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:41 PM

6. Well, there's always Trump.

 

And he has red hats.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:43 PM

8. I'm sorry. I think most who see Pete recognize his time is coming and hope to see it soon.

 

I have nothing but positive impressions of him and he has had his definitive "break-out" moment. Sadly, the "stars are not aligned for him now." I hope they might be soon.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:44 PM

9. Most of my favorites are gone

 

I was hoping for a candidate in their 40s or 50s. Pete is young and could use some more real-world experience, but he was promising. I'd like to see him stay active politically.

What a way to pick a candidate!
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Response to Retrograde (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:50 PM

16. all 6 of my initial top choices are now gone

 

Pete
Inslee
Bullock
Harris
Swalwell
Booker

I am all in for Biden now.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:46 PM

10. Pete is a rising up and comer in the party.

 

And I have to believe that there will be a cabinet position for him, should the Democratic nominee win the presidency.

If not, Iíd like to see him challenge Todd Young for the open Indiana Senate seat in 2022, serve a term as senator then run again for president in 2028. I think the biggest problem he ran into was people were scared of his lack of experience, and 6 years as a senator would help that immensely.
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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:50 PM

17. I agree

 

Pete does have a bright future. He would be a welcome addition to Sanders' presidential cabinet or an administration position!

I'm thinking maybe Director of the CIA or UN Ambassador?
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:46 PM

11. I hate to see Pete drop out

 

I'm sure establishment Democrats pressured him to do this before Super Tuesday, but it sucks. Buttigieg performed better than Biden in every state but South Carolina.

I would have preferred Buttigieg over Biden as the nominee. Biden represents the past and Buttigieg gave us a view of the future!

Great campaign Pete! Nothing to be ashamed of.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:46 PM

12. He made amazing progress

 

And ran a good race. He may be gone, but not forgotten. He is young and has fine career ahead of him.

The next time it will be easier.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:47 PM

14. Take heart. I really do understand, bt a lot of us are looking for experience, right now.

 

Pete is a star, no doubt about that, and his time will come. But my concerns, right now, are that we need someone who will be up and running, who is already know, respected and with a recognized reputation for being capable, along with loads of national and international experience. We really can't afford any kind of a learning curve.

I met with a Pete supporter, yesterday. I told her that if things weren't in such a nightmarish mode, there's a good chance I would have thrown my support behind Pete.

Your time will come, but only if we can save the nation. I'm hoping Pete will be a part of the administration that does just that.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stay involved!
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:47 PM

15. Unfortunately we lost some good ones early in the process. However, one would hope, that whoever

 

the nominee is, the VP choice would be the young progressive person you are looking for



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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:57 PM

18. Young people are behind Bernie in huge numbers.

 

Itís not the age of the candidate that determines whether they are forward looking. Itís the ideas.
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Response to DanTex (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 08:08 PM

39. When they have a cardiac arrest, then backpedal on a promise to release records

 

that's cause for concern.



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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:57 PM

19. Me too.

 

But I can't wait to see where he goes from here!
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:59 PM

20. The most important line to me was this:

 

I'll support whoever but I'll be honest, and many of my under 45 friends say the same, the fire isn't there anymore.


THANK YOU for your example. In the midst of your disappointment, you still expressed your support for someone else to beat Trump. I have a tremendous amount of respect for that. Youíre a damn good American and a damn good Democrat. Chances are looking slim for my candidate and if she has to drop out, I hope I can follow your lead. As a college teacher, I keep telling people that millennials and Gen Z are, by and large, good generations, and thatís borne out here,

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:59 PM

21. No more old people in politics! What do they know? They're old and washed up.

 

Put them out on an ice floe. Nobody over 45 should be allowed to run for president.



Yet strangely, people keep voting for them... Could it be because this isn't their first rodeo and they've faced serious crises before?

Seriously, I love Buttigieg. He has a great future ahead of him and I hope he goes for it. But there is something to be said for experience, too, especially when the country is in the multiple messes it's in now on account of being run by an idiot with no experience at all (the reason Trump sucks has little to do with his age and everything to do with his total ignorance of how government works, plus whatever it is that's been wrong with him since he was a teenager).

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:04 PM

22. I'm not "bummed." I'm sitting here bawling.

 

I canít hardly see the screen.

I thought he still had a chance in Super Tuesday. Thatís only a few days away! Why now!
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Response to Kerrycrat (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:06 PM

23. Look to the future. He's got a bright one.

 

I think Joe will bring him along.
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Response to nolabear (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:15 PM

28. From your mouth to God's ear

 

Leaning Biden now. But Iíll have to give him a look.

This is like when I was a Wesley Clark person, I had to check out Kerry. I was not enthusiastic. At all.

But if you will note my handle, I rather fell in love with the guy. Maybe the same will happen with everyoneís favorite crazy uncle
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Response to Kerrycrat (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:15 PM

27. He's trying to stop Bernie from getting more delegates.

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:16 PM

29. So he's doing a selfless thing.

 

I hope it is appreciated
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:08 PM

25. I like him a lot. Brought a lot to the race and party!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:13 PM

26. i'm 64

 

and was sad to see them go, starting with Inslee, Kamala, then Beto and Castro. When Cory Booker left the race I hardly heard a word about it but it saddens me as well.

Take heart. I lost any doubt about Elizabeth Warren's fitness when I saw a video of her outracing a news crew at a train station. She is older, but in great shape for her age! And she is progressive and in my opinion really cares about the people. So does Biden, but imo Bernie is much more concerned for himself and his ego. never should have run again if you ask me.

please don't check out. we need a massive turnout in November. massive.

I, too, am really sick of old white men. Why is everyone else erased, especially the women?
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:17 PM

30. I'm sorry. I know how this feels. I wanted Kamala, and since then I have just been

 

trying to figure out who will best send Filthy Donnie packing.

Neither you nor I will get our heart's desire, but we can still get something very, very good out of this election.

The fire is nice. But it isn't always going to be there. And when it isn't, we pick the best of the available options. And there is a lot of value in that.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:22 PM

31. I know the feeling (I was a Kamala supporter)

 

Pete started to grow on me in recent debates. I think his timing is impeccable tho. That's why he'll be missed.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:23 PM

32. Secretary of State!

 

Pete is among the best our country has to offer.

With his poise, I think he would be a great face and mind for our foreign relations.
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Response to Frasier Balzov (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:24 PM

33. +100000000 or UN ambassador or Biden's Chief of Staff

 

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Response to Celerity (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:28 PM

34. Pete will be duly rewarded. He is very deserving and extremely competent. Much respect.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #34)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:28 PM

35. thank you for the kind words nt

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:34 PM

36. What Pete did was impossible and amazing - I donated $$$$ - he thinks in 4 dimensions

 

stunning intellect. Pete will do great and good things. He is doing that now.

I changed my avatar from Pete this morning because I knew he would do the right thing.

It wasnít his time - Barack Obama ran at exactly the right time. Brilliance and timing matter.

I think Elizabeth is younger than Joe - I still hold out hope for her.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:50 PM

37. Pete Buttigieg & Joe Biden have exchanged voicemails about consolidating support

 


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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:51 PM

38. Focus on Voting AGAINST the JACK-ASS in the White House

 

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