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Will Sanders run as a third party candidate if he doesn't win in the primaries? (Original Post) Mr.Bill Mar 2020 OP
No DrToast Mar 2020 #1
No. He has already said that he will support Biden if he is the nominee. Arkansas Granny Mar 2020 #2
I wonder what percent of his ardent (yet intensely anti-Trump) supporters would stay with him hlthe2b Mar 2020 #3
No, he's still beating his wife. hay rick Mar 2020 #4
No. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #5
lol RandiFan1290 Mar 2020 #6
Oh please. Jirel Mar 2020 #7
He knows he can't win as a third party candidate. W_HAMILTON Mar 2020 #8
It will be near impossible NCProgressive Mar 2020 #9
No. Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2020 #10
I honestly think Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #12
This Moderateguy Mar 2020 #16
No which undermines that Bernie is tearing down the Democratic party narrative. aikoaiko Mar 2020 #11
No but there are plenty of conservatives and Russians who will suggest that he might. pampango Mar 2020 #13
FFS demmiblue Mar 2020 #14
That would be an extraordinarily foolish thing to do. MineralMan Mar 2020 #15
I think it's a strong possibility. NurseJackie Mar 2020 #17
 

Arkansas Granny

(31,627 posts)
2. No. He has already said that he will support Biden if he is the nominee.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:13 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

hlthe2b

(103,645 posts)
3. I wonder what percent of his ardent (yet intensely anti-Trump) supporters would stay with him
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:14 AM
Mar 2020

if he did? I know there are the "my way or the highway and damn the consequences" voters, but surely not all are like Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore?

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

hay rick

(7,907 posts)
4. No, he's still beating his wife.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:14 AM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

TwilightZone

(26,304 posts)
5. No.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:16 AM
Mar 2020

It would look hypocritical to spend the entire campaign talking about the existential threat that Trump poses, then make it more difficult for us to get rid of him.

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

Jirel

(2,073 posts)
7. Oh please.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:42 AM
Mar 2020

Stop looking for silly things to worry about.

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

W_HAMILTON

(8,156 posts)
8. He knows he can't win as a third party candidate.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:44 AM
Mar 2020

Furthermore, his book sales would plummet if he were to do that.

If he wants to damage Democrats and the Democratic Party and usher in another four years of Trump, he's already shown that he and his supporters can do that just fine without him running as a third party candidate.

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

NCProgressive

(1,315 posts)
9. It will be near impossible
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:45 AM
Mar 2020

He signed an agreement that he won't do that

and

"sore loser" laws will preclude him from being on the ballot in a lot of states like Michigan. In other states, the deadline for filing as independent is the same as the deadline for filing in any party's primary. So Sanders would have missed the deadline to file as an independent.

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

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,346 posts)
10. No.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:47 AM
Mar 2020

But Tulsi Gabbard will.

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

Mr.Bill

(24,469 posts)
12. I honestly think
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:54 AM
Mar 2020

she would take more votes from Trump than from Biden.

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

Moderateguy

(945 posts)
16. This
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:23 PM
Mar 2020

At this point you pretty much have to be deaf and blind to not know what Tulsi stands for--she only appeals to Trump's base (and I do not see them abandoning him for her)

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

aikoaiko

(34,199 posts)
11. No which undermines that Bernie is tearing down the Democratic party narrative.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:49 AM
Mar 2020

He could devastate the GE if he wanted. No chance of winning, but all he would need is 10%.

And he won't do that.


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

pampango

(24,692 posts)
13. No but there are plenty of conservatives and Russians who will suggest that he might.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:58 AM
Mar 2020

Anything to create dissension within the Democratic Party thus weakening the opposition to Trump and the GOP. Trump's numerous tweets bemoaning the treatment of Sanders by the DP is another example of their goal of creating dissension. It's what conservatives do.

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

MineralMan

(146,620 posts)
15. That would be an extraordinarily foolish thing to do.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:14 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
17. I think it's a strong possibility.
Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:24 PM
Mar 2020

But it remains to be seen.

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