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Undecided 36%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden13%
Bernie Sanders8%
Kamala Harris8%

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:43 PM

 

How is Joe faring?

I just want to beat Trump and put forward our strongest candidate. All other considerations are subsidiary. The debates will show if he still has his fastball. I hope so.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply How is Joe faring? (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2019 OP
MineralMan Jun 2019 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2019 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #5
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #11
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 #14
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #15
True Dough Jun 2019 #4
DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2019 #6
uawchild Jun 2019 #7
DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2019 #9
cwydro Jun 2019 #8
True Dough Jun 2019 #12
cwydro Jun 2019 #18
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #16
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #21
comradebillyboy Jun 2019 #10
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #22
aikoaiko Jun 2019 #13
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #17
cwydro Jun 2019 #19
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #20

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

1. Well, so far he's leading the polling by double digits nationally.

 

In a field of 24, that's significant. So, I'd say he's doing OK at the moment.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. Thankfully, spellcheck did not try to edit that headline. NT

 

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

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

3. Fearing?

 

He seems fearing to Trump.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

5. Noooooo. NT

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:01 PM

11. Farting?

 

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

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:08 PM

14. Yep. That's how I read it the first time. Disclaimer: I have nothing against Joe Biden.

 

It's spellcheck that I watch closely.
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

15. Everybody farts. My dog is awesome at it. 😷

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

4. I just watched a report on CNN

 

that showed likely Iowa caucus-goers were polled and indicated only a modest level of "extreme enthusiasm" for Biden (29 per cent, I believe) and younger voters had Biden in 4th place. It was voters 65 and older who had him as the overwhelming favorite.

Anyway, all this to say that, at least in Iowa, Biden is still the front-runner overall but he's not going to be able to coast at all. Mistakes or even being strongly outshone during the debates could make a serious dent in his early reign at the top.

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

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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

6. Mayor Pete is okay. I saw him on Desus and Mero.

 

I just want to beat Orange Man.
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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:53 PM

7. We will beat Trump

 

We have a very deep bench.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Cory Booker

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Response to uawchild (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:54 PM

9. That's all that matters to me.

 

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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:54 PM

8. What is a "modest level" of extreme enthusiasm?

 

That hits me funny for some reason.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:01 PM

12. Apparently it's a question they asked caucus-goers

 

Would you describe yourself as "extremely enthusiastic" about the candidate you support? And then probably a series of other options indicating lesser levels of enthusiasm.

It was 29% of Biden supporters who opted to describe their support for him as extremely enthusiastic. Among the other candidates it was 39%.

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

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Response to True Dough (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:44 PM

18. I gotcha.

 

That makes sense.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:28 PM

16. "at least in Iowa, Biden is still the front-runner"

 

Biden is leading polls in every state.
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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:51 PM

21. Although I agree that younger voters are important because yes, their numbers can help put a Dem

 

over, but more because we want them getting into the process as citizens, baby boomers represent
significant parts of the map, and strong numbers.
Also agree Biden can not coast to victory.
Enthusiasm builds over time and will attach to any candidate who wins the primaries as it will be driven by urgency. Most who won the midterms were not charismatic or progressive. Nonetheless, enthusiasm, excitement, urgency motivated a blue tide,
I remember talking to my students at a liberal arts college in a liberal urban environment about Obama. For some time they did not identify with him or care about the historic significance of his
running and then his nomination, despite that he represented a multi-cultural and bi-racial life experience/background as they did, and was young.
In time, with exposure, they began to notice.
Admittedly, Obamaís campaign was a strategic phenomenon. I do not expect it to be matched by any of the current candidates. He made a strong appeal through surrogates to the youth vote, as just one of the many constituencies and communities he focused on.
Still, itís not easy to read what personalities and approaches, people, young and old, will find inspiring. Sometimes itís rock and roll and sometimes itís standards.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

10. He's playing it safe right now. We'll have to wait and see if that's

 

a viable longer term strategy.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:54 PM

22. We will have to wait and see if that is the strategy he maintains. He has not always played for

 

safety. I expect him to fight hard once he fully enters the arena.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:04 PM

13. Life's Been Good

 


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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:32 PM

17. We'll know more

 

after the first debate. Joe may get lucky enough not to draw Pete Buttigieg as a direct opponent in the first one, but he's bound to face at least one female candidate who will go after him hard. The only practice Joe has debating a woman is Sarah Palin, and that was a cakewalk in comparison.
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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:46 PM

19. Lol, no kidding!

 

I hadnít thought about that.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to cwydro (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:49 PM

20. Yes, all Joe had to do

 

in 2008 was not look mean to some nitwit spouting right-wing talking points. He'll have a lot more serious work to do with a woman who comes at him from the left side. This Hyde Amendment thing is not over yet.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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