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Daily Show debate recap analysis

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USA Today debate recap article-very different take than DU

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/06/26/democratic-debate-2019-top-moments-cory-booker-elizabeth-warren/1578101001/

USA today reaches millions of readers, many of whom may not have bothered to watch the debate. Beto actually got the most coverage and since the exchanges were quoted verbatim, he came across a lot better than his attackers did.

What song best fits your candidate?

I started a thread earlier today about Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods opened a Beto event this week and how I thought the lyrics (chorus especially) to "Get Together" were such a good fit for Beto.

I thought it would be fun to broaden this and bring some positive musical energy to our discussion of candidates. The last week has not always been so positive on DU so maybe this will give a lighthearted break to the other threads.

What song do you dream about playing in the background as your candidate takes the stage? What song would you like to rock out to on your headphones as you go house to house (far distance houses, lol) canvassing for your candidate?

Here are the lyrics to the chorus of "Get Together" that I mentioned as a good fit for Beto:

"Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now"

And of course I can't talk songs and Beto without mentioning the song Willie Nelson wrote for Beto, "Vote 'Em Out". Willie just recently confirmed his continued endorsement of Beto but these lyrics will apply to whoever ends up as the nominee against Trump and the Republicans:
"Vote 'Em Out"

If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start that show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

If it's a bunch of clowns you voted in
Election Day is comin' 'round again
If you don't like it now
If it's more than you'll allow
If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start the show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
If you don't like who's in there, well vote 'em out"

And a link to Willie's studio version of this song https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/willie-nelsons-studio-version-vote-em-out-736172/

Now let's hear from you about songs for your candidate ...

Jesse Collin Young sang his famous "Get Together" song at campaign event

He endorsed Beto this week and came to one of his campaign events to open the event. I always knew and liked the song, but didn't know the singer or his band, The Youngbloods. The chorus especially is a perfect fit for Beto and a good counter to Trump!

Lyrics:Get Together byThe Youngbloods

Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand (listen!)
You hold…

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

I said, come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
Right now
Right now
Source: LyricFind

Inspiring Drawings of Democratic Political Leaders and Others by Jon Lion--Wow!

Jon Lion just tweeted a compilation of his drawings of people who inspired him. Lots of Democratic political Leaders as well as others: Obama, John Lewis, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, RBG, Beto, Kamala, Stacy and lots of others

I was blown away by his talent

https://twitter.com/JonLionFineArt/status/1069246485747900417

edited to hopefully fix link

Harry Enten's statistical analysis of Iowa polls since'80.

Here is Harry Enten's tweet about his statistical analysis of Iowa caucus polls since 1980. More winners were polling <5% at this stage in the primary than between 10-30%

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Examined Iowa caucus polling at this point since 80. It's a rough analysis, but what stood out to me is how many people came from less than 5% to win IA. How few won IA when polling between 10%-30% (where frontrunners are right now). (1/?) <a href="https://t.co/snvPdmLJvX">https://t.co/snvPdmLJvX</a></p>— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) <a href="https://twitter.com/ForecasterEnten/status/1138805097968934917?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2019</a></blockquote>
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