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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:00 PM

 

Hello DU ....yeah I'm new here.

Last edited Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:02 PM - Edit history (1)

(I posted this on another comment i made,but it represents my thoughts best)

My only concern for the upcoming election is still how fractured the left seems to be. There are way too many democrats running for president, and not enough running for the senate. I'm afraid that with this many candidates it only makes people who are undecided even less sure of themselves, and the overall effect will be that, when the field is narrowed, more voters on the left will become disenfranchised because their favorite candidate didn't make the ballot.

It's nice to have so many choices, but that only dilutes the pool right now on the democrat side, and serves to make Trump's 2020 campaign easier. In 2016 Trump voters were decided early on, and a large number of republicans who would have preferred not to vote for him threw their vote at him reluctantly anyway. By and large republican voters had decided very quickly who they'd be casting their vote for in in 2016.

One year and, eight months from now we must be united behind someone, even if that someone isn't our favorite. It would be great to have national ranked choice voting...wouldn't it... so let's role play it in our heads for a minute... It's 2020 primary election day... How would you rank them ? Who do you think is most likely to make the general election.... can you allow yourself to be objective and find the pro's and con's of that person ?

The obvious does not need to be stated that anyone on the left is better than the better than Donald Trump... because what are the odds (unless he's removed form office) that he won't be the unanimous champion of the far right, and a reluctant choice of a large mass of republican voters yet again. I'd say slim to none.

Peace.

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Reply Hello DU ....yeah I'm new here. (Original post)
UniteTheLeft Apr 2019 OP
JonLP24 Apr 2019 #1
empedocles Apr 2019 #2
vsrazdem Apr 2019 #3
TruckFump Apr 2019 #4
niyad Apr 2019 #5
UniteTheLeft Apr 2019 #6
watoos Apr 2019 #7
handmade34 Apr 2019 #8
True Blue American Apr 2019 #10
Kittycow Apr 2019 #9
SCVDem Apr 2019 #11
UniteTheLeft Apr 2019 #12
TeamPooka Apr 2019 #13
samnsara Apr 2019 #14
UniteTheLeft Apr 2019 #15
diva77 Apr 2019 #16
UniteTheLeft Apr 2019 #17
bluestarone Apr 2019 #18
marble falls Apr 2019 #19
Name removed Apr 2019 #20

Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:04 PM

1. Welcome to DU

This post may be a little too political for the Lounge but I would be happy to discuss this in General Discussion.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:06 PM

2. 2most electable candidates could split votes, making 'less electable' candidates more competitive.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:07 PM

3. Welcome.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:15 PM

4. Hi!

Welcome. I am a newbie, too!

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

5. welcome to du

in terms of too many candidates, you might want to listen to Rachel's segment on that very topic.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

6. oh ?

 

link me ?

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

7. I'm picking my candidate using only one ctiteria,

 

He/She must be as tough as nails, that's it. I don't even care about policy or agenda. Someone needs to stand toe to toe with Trump and knock him out.

I have 3 females and 1 male on my list so far. Way too early to commit.

Having 2 candidates or 22 doesn't make a bit of difference to me. If a Democrat votes for Trump or stays home and doesn't vote for our nominee then our country is doomed.

The only way we lose in 2020 is if we fight among ourselves.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:22 PM

8. Welcome...



what? no jokes for the lounge?? or a least a video of a cat chasing a dog? anything? the people here shy away from politics (some of us need a little reprieve once in awhile ) but sure enjoy a good laugh, but make it good or you will get blasted

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:38 PM

9. On a lighter note...

Watch for the Photography Contests! They are the best!

I actually lurked for years and finally registered so that I could vote in them

Also, discussions can get a little heated sometimes but don't take anything personally. Welcome!

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

11. The first candidate to tell

Dump to his face that he is a full of shit liar, gets my vote!

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:10 PM

13. thanks for your "concern." So new, so concerned.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:26 PM

14. welcome!!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:13 PM

15. hello

 

=)

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:34 PM

16. Welcome! I think it's great that so many Dems are running

--they're busy carpeting the US with democratic ideas and helping to offset the dire lack of media coverage of democratic ideas.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:41 PM

17. yes that's good...

 

...but IMO more of them should be considering the senate. We need more influence there. Gotta cover more bases than president to be truly back in form.

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:58 PM

18. Welcome

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Response to UniteTheLeft (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 10:50 AM

19. So you invite your alleged fracturing to take it up a notch and look to set if off early ...

I think your excuse only makes your bad idea even a worse idea.

I support no one until they reveal themselves. That holds true for the primaries as well as new members here. I can't support what you are revealing.

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