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Well looks like we are going there tonight

Hope she is loaded for bear.

Any Whovians here?

I found the series 4 years ago and have started to delve into classic Doctor novels and Big Finnish audio plays when I work out. Just love the character so much. Really taking a liking to the 7th doctor.

Here is what I wrote to a friend who campaigned for Bernie tonight in PA

She was for Hillary in 08 in PA and I was for Obama. I'm for Hillary now.

"You stood up for what you believe in. Fought hard. Be proud. I lost in April 08 as well."

Snark and internet wars aside. Be proud of yourself if you campaigned in any of the states tonight.

Voted for Hillary Today

Beautiful day for an election. Was very happy to finally get to cast my 1st vote for Hillary Clinton and her slate of delegates for the convention in Philly. Hope to cast my second vote in November.

Doesn't feel like the primary is that competitive in PA

I remember in 2008 there were yard signs everywhere and I had been visited by a canvasser by both campaigns and been phone banked at least once by both as well. The only yard signs out in my neighborhood is my Hillary sign.

Obama opened up 3 offices in the Lehigh Valley and Hillary had opened up 2. There were competing rallies with both candidates locally.

This year Bernie has one office and the closest they have come is Reading and Philly burbs.

The only visibility yard signs are for Kasich on the highway and those were put up by my congressman's people.

Just doesn't feel like there is an election on Tuesday that matters.

Operation Chaos on Tuesday

Don't be surprised on Tuesday if Bernie doesn't send out swarms of voters his campaign knows are not registered to vote to argue with poll workers and to create long lines. Every time Bernie loses a primary his campaign needs a fraud narrative to raise money and I expect Tuesday to be no different.

My take on the Papal Meeting

I believe Bernie Sanders was given an "accidental meeting" which essentially is a situation where I can't formally meet with you but we can run into each other in a hallway. They said a few words and there were no photographs. I'm pretty sure this was pre-arranged with rules established otherwise someone on Sanders staff would have nabbed a photograph.

The Pope and Bernie agree on a few things economically so it makes sense the Pope would say hi but wouldn't want to seem like he is injecting himself into an election.

I also think Bernie's team inflated the meeting afterwards and got a literal Papal smack down with the Pope basically saying I didn't plan it he was just there.

I don't believe it was a true accident otherwise there would be pictures and I also don't believe he was granted a private audience.

I also think NY is a foregone conclusion by both campaigns with Hillary in California and Bernie in Italy.

At least 180K join GOP as Pa. primary nears

When Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Donald Trump square off in Pennsylvania's April 26 Republican presidential primary, they will find themselves competing for votes from a rapidly changing base.

At least 128,000 voters statewide have changed their registration since Jan. 1 to join the party. Nearly 85,000 of them had been Democrats; 42,000 were independents or third-party voters. The GOP has also racked up 55,468 more first-time registrants.

The changes reflect what experts are calling an unprecedented number of party switches before a primary election.

That raises questions: Are Democrats and other voters flocking to the GOP in support of one of its three candidates? Or could they be plotting to stuff the ballot boxes for a Republican they think their nominee can beat in November?


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160329_At_least_180K_join_GOP_as_Pa__primary_nears.html#KMjtdKWIUw3HF8pD.99

The new Debate meme

The two campaigns have been in negotiations the past few days about where to hold the final two debates. Negotiations must not be going in the direction that Team Sanders wants so he is taking the debate public and unleashing his internet crew on the world.

Here are the facts:

In February the campaigns agreed to add 3 debates to the calendar. One was to be held in Flint, Michigan March 6th and the other two debates would be determined at a later date.

At the time Bernie said he wanted the debates in NYC and LA however these locations were never agreed to.

Right now Hillary's campaign has stated they'd like the next debate to be in PA. At no time have they said there won't be another debate.

Bernie is using misinformation to try to bolster his position the debate should be in NYC and some of his supporters are lying about the agreement.

Below is a New York Times article that details the agreement between campaigns back in February.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/03/bernie-sanders-says-yes-to-debate-with-hillary-clinton-on-thursday-night/

The sudden virtues of Caucuses

I'm new to DU but my Facebook discussion group and Bernie friends on Facebook couldn't say how terrible and undemocratic caucuses were in January. They were the "worst" way to allocate delegates.

Suddenly now they are virtuous. For some reason they think they can't be tampered with.

I've always been happy in PA we have primaries. Caucuses disenfranchise working people, the elderly, and people with kids.
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