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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:39 PM

All Together Now

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As I wait for the results from New Hampshire, I find myself confidently thinking that any one of our candidates would kick Trump's fat, saggy ass. I watched some of Chris Hayes of MSNBC recently telling an audience not to fall for the republican attempt to make Trump appear impossible to beat. He noted that each of our candidates is beating Trump in current polls. Mr. Hayes is an intelligent man, who understands that by checking when Trump's popularity has dropped in past polls, we can identify the issues to campaign on.

Since I decided not to back any primary candidate, but to instead focus entirely on campaigning for whoever our party picks to head our ticket in November, I've found myself liking each of our candidates for many reasons. It's not just that anyone is better than Trump. Each one would make a solid president. I thought I'd take a minute to say something positive about each one.

Joe Biden: I first became aware of him in the mid-1970s. My extended family self-identified as “Kennedy Democrats.” An aunt and uncle from Scranton, both university professors, were keen on any Democrat that originally lived in Scranton. They told me that Biden was likely to become “the next RFK.” Biden is a good man, with great experience. Much of the world would be relieved to see him as president.

Michael Bloomberg: Back in the period where town of Sidney supervisor Bob McCarthy threatened to force a Sufi community to destroy its cemetery, I helped in organizing a united front to get him and his mutant tea party buddies out of office. Bloomberg sent representatives there, to watch how we accomplished that feat. His people were particularly impressed with my nephew. Though he had beliefs and practices that I disagreed with in the past, I recognize that people can change. Robert Kennedy is a great example.

Pete Buttigieg: Young, and creating excitement. He has military experience, and was in the Office pf Naval Intelligence. He is talking about our future in an understandable, intelligent way. He is a strong campaigner.

Amy Klobuchar: This lady has a lot of positives. Her record is impressive. She has shown the ability to work across the aisle to get results. She's popular in a region we need to win in November. I'd love to see her make Trump cry in a debate.

Bernie Sanders: I first met Bernie in 1983, when he was a mayor. His values and positions have been consistent since then. He has wide appeal among the “under 40” voters, and represents a significant segment of our party.

Tom Steyer: He has come across as a nice guy in the debates. He has an interesting history. His group NextGenAmerica has done good work on the environment, immigration, education, and health care. While fund-raising for President Obama in 2012, he expressed his strong opposition to the Keystone pipeline.

Elizabeth Warren: My great aunts were FDR Democrats, and union activists. Although I never met them, I do know a lot about them. Several times, I've found myself remembering them, when I listen to Senator Warren speak. I know that they'd love Elizabeth Warren, just as my daughters do.

Andrew Yang: Some time back, my youngest son stopped in to see me. I could see that he was excited. He said, “Patrick, I've got a guy you really have to listen to!” We watched Andrew talk about automation taking jobs, and how that impacted the 2016 elections. My son likes that Andrew Yang has helped create jobs, and understands what employment will be like in the future. I like how he communicates on important issues in a logical way that is easy to understand.


Good luck to each of the candidates who are participating in New Hampshire! And good luck to everyone's choice in the future primaries.

Peace,
H2O Man

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Reply All Together Now (Original post)
H2O Man Feb 2020 OP
blm Feb 2020 #1
H2O Man Feb 2020 #4
Kurt V. Feb 2020 #2
H2O Man Feb 2020 #5
malaise Feb 2020 #3
H2O Man Feb 2020 #7
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #6
H2O Man Feb 2020 #10
pwb Feb 2020 #8
H2O Man Feb 2020 #11
Liberal Jesus Freak Feb 2020 #9
H2O Man Feb 2020 #13
spanone Feb 2020 #12
H2O Man Feb 2020 #14
c-rational Feb 2020 #15
democrank Feb 2020 #16
world wide wally Feb 2020 #17
Omaha Steve Feb 2020 #18

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:41 PM

1. ((Waterman))

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:43 PM

4. Thank you!

I have been waiting for this time for so long ..... it seems a lot longer than three years.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:42 PM

2. you did them in alphabetical order. nice!

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:45 PM

5. Yep.

I figured that would be the best way to do it. So I wrote them down on a scrap paper, then wrote it up.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:43 PM

3. A lovely post

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:47 PM

7. Thank you!

I liked Joe Biden's comment today, that we could run Mickey Mouse against Trump. That was hilarious! When our candidates mock Trump, I am happy. Very happy!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:45 PM

6. Wonderful Post!

I agree with you on all of these assessments. We have a wealth of talent in our Democratic candidates.

I would love to see Amy debate Trump, although I bet he will try to weasel out of participating. I kinda think it would be fun to see Amy debate Mike Pants too in the VP debate. How would he survive?? What would Mother say?? Talking to a GIRL!!!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:56 PM

10. Thank you!

I've been watching our party's presidential primaries for a long, long time, and I'm really impressed with all of these candidates.

When I was writing this, at first I said I'd like to see Amy make Trump shit his pants in a debate. Then I changed it to "cry," although I suppose both would happen clse together. She could also be a highly qualified, capable VP, which would include the bonus of her debating Mike Pence. I suspect he would be more prone to avoiding that debate, than Trump would be ....unless they let Mother stand safely between them on stage.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

8. I agree they are all wonderful and any one of them will cream trump.

We are strong and focused and will Unite. Americas Blue tsunami is building more every day. Good one .

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Response to pwb (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:03 PM

11. Thanks!

I think we will hold the House, win the White House, and very possibly take the Senate. And I think we will regain control in a number of states. If we do that, we have a really solid foundation for the next decade or so, at least.

I want to see Trump humiliated. And his people be indicted, tried, and incarcerated.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

9. Really appreciate your positive analysis of our candidates!

Did I miss the paragraph on Tulsi though? 🤔😊

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:27 PM

13. Thank you!

There were many, many good people who entered the race. A number have either dropped out officially, suspended their campaigns, and/or are now below the radar. I liked all of them, too. I think they were all superior to Trump, or any other republican. But I thought it best to focus on those that I did.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:03 PM

12. ⭐️⭐️ K&R⭐️⭐️

Great summation

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Response to spanone (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:30 PM

14. Thanks!

To use an old primary line, it's great we have so many good choices, while the republicans are stuck with Trump.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:59 PM

15. Womderful post - Thank you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:02 PM

16. Just now, you extended your hand

we all grabbed it, then extended ours, others all grabbed it....extended theirs....more came....

~peace~

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:03 PM

17. I always loved that song

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:05 PM

18. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Per the decisions and instructions of the DU Admins, all OP's regarding Democratic candidates for the Party's nomination for President are to be posted in the Democratic Primaries Forum. Please post your OP there. Thanks

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