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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:36 PM

 

No one shows up to Joe Biden debate parties

From the Philadelphia Inquirer, in Biden's home state of Pennsylvania:
https://www.inquirer.com/news/joe-biden-enthusiasm-philadelphia-sad-watch-parties-elizabeth-warren-grassroots-fundraising-20191020.html


"The two men watched in silence and both left before the three-hour debate ended. A reporter turned off the TV on her way out. Bradford’s was one of three watch parties within a 20-mile radius of Center City registered with the campaign. None drew more than seven people."

“What surprises me is, Philly, you’d expect it to be Bidentown,” she said. “It really hasn’t felt like that.”

Enthusiasm matters when it comes to winning elections, whether some like to admit it or not.
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Reply No one shows up to Joe Biden debate parties (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Oct 2019 OP
Scurrilous Oct 2019 #1
Kahuna7 Oct 2019 #33
Bradshaw3 Oct 2019 #38
Blue_true Oct 2019 #48
crazytown Oct 2019 #53
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2019 #2
Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 #3
Raven123 Oct 2019 #45
Dennis Donovan Oct 2019 #47
thesquanderer Oct 2019 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2019 #8
cwydro Oct 2019 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2019 #24
redqueen Oct 2019 #32
jberryhill Oct 2019 #29
George II Oct 2019 #13
MarcA Oct 2019 #7
ritapria Oct 2019 #12
sacto95834 Oct 2019 #28
still_one Oct 2019 #36
Blue_true Oct 2019 #49
redstateblues Oct 2019 #4
Bradshaw3 Oct 2019 #39
Think-b4-U-act Oct 2019 #5
awesomerwb1 Oct 2019 #17
Think-b4-U-act Oct 2019 #26
awesomerwb1 Oct 2019 #35
Think-b4-U-act Oct 2019 #46
woodsprite Oct 2019 #9
jberryhill Oct 2019 #30
George II Oct 2019 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #11
LanternWaste Oct 2019 #14
LeftTurn3623 Oct 2019 #20
PhoenixDem Oct 2019 #15
Scurrilous Oct 2019 #22
redqueen Oct 2019 #25
Trenzalore Oct 2019 #42
LakeArenal Oct 2019 #16
Skya Rhen Oct 2019 #18
LeftTurn3623 Oct 2019 #19
redqueen Oct 2019 #21
InAbLuEsTaTe Oct 2019 #27
jberryhill Oct 2019 #31
Bradshaw3 Oct 2019 #40
janterry Oct 2019 #34
myohmy2 Oct 2019 #37
Trenzalore Oct 2019 #41
Otto Lidenbrock Oct 2019 #43
Kitchari Oct 2019 #44
redqueen Oct 2019 #50
PupCamo Oct 2019 #51
OhZone Oct 2019 #52

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:40 PM

1. There's no party like a debate party!

 

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:09 PM

33. Surely. nt

 

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:57 PM

38. True for Biden parties as the article showed

 

The other candidates had more people - and more fun!!
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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:01 PM

48. Are you serious?

 

Lots of beer and even soapboxes, if you can stand for long.

Gee, I live my life for the chance to attend debate parties.
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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:08 AM

53. Warren watch party

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:41 PM

2. I don't understand the attraction of debate parties at all,

 

no matter who your favorite candidate is. The debates aren't real debates and they don't give the candidates a reasonable chance to explain anything; they're just fluff for the networks. I'd rather stay home and watch Netflix with my cats than go to a debate party. Maybe the apparent lack of enthusiasm has more to do with the dumb debate format and the fact that there are too many debates and too many candidates.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:48 PM

3. 30 yrs ago, we had a lot of fun with them

 

We'd invite everyone over to the house and would hand each of them a rubber-suction-cupped-tipped dart pistol. Whenever Bush and / or Quayle came on the screen, I'd announce, "Ready! Aim! Fire!". My old TV (32" RCA XL-100) was covered in spittle!
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:19 PM

45. Were the debates as numerous, as long, and did they start 18 months before an election?

 

And were there as many candidates?

It is just a different time I imagine.
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Response to Raven123 (Reply #45)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:38 PM

47. This was Oct 1988 - campaigns *started* around Dec 87

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:52 PM

6. All your reasons to not go to a debate party are also valid for not watching the debate at all.

 

At least the debate party is a way to meet people and socially-network IRL.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:53 PM

8. But I hate meeting people and socially networking!

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:41 PM

23. Lol, I'm exactly the same way.

 

Rather be home with my critters any day of the week!
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Response to cwydro (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:46 PM

24. I am wondering whether debate parties are somewhat less of a thing now

 

because of so many ways of communicating in real time through social media. I certainly don't think they are useful as a measure of a candidate's support.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:07 PM

32. Yes they're still a thing.

 

But yeah, not exactly a measure of support. That's just the good old MSM doing what they do.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:01 PM

29. Next thing you know, they are asking to borrow money and sleeping with your partner

 

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:58 PM

13. Who would want to sit in a room with a bunch of other people talking and cheering? I'd prefer....

 

...staying at home and actually hearing what the candidates say. When my wife and I watch a debate, neither of us talk much.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:53 PM

7. According to the article debate parties apparently aren't a thing for his supporters.

 

That said, these gatherings appear to be more of a social get-together for friends.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:56 PM

12. If they would hold a debate with no more than 6 candidates

 

It might be worth spending the time to go to a debate party …….I'm not interested in hearing anymore from candidates who have ZERO chance of being nominated …..The next debate will be in November .. Isn't it time to get serious ? ….
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:01 PM

28. Debate Parties can be fun...

 

with drinks. On certain words or phases everyone takes a drink.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:35 PM

36. +++++

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:02 PM

49. Yeah. They are one of those seriously in the weeds things. nt

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:48 PM

4. What an incredibly boring way to spend a night

 

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:58 PM

39. Certainly was at the Biden "parties"

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. It is things like this

 

that cause me to worry about Biden
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Response to Think-b4-U-act (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:09 PM

17. Riiiight

 

My main worry about him is....why on earth hasn't he revealed what his favorite brand of sneakers is??

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:56 PM

26. That too

 

But he gets no one excited, except for the fact he can beat and replace Trump.
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Response to Think-b4-U-act (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:27 PM

35. Which is exactly what the planet

 

is demanding from us?

If beating and replacing trump doesn't get you excited comrade.....
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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #35)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:45 PM

46. At the start of the campaign

 

I supported Biden, but as the campaign went on I Became convinced he can not beat Trump. I want S Brown from Ohio to re-enter the race. All of our present candidates have problems.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:53 PM

9. I've lived in northern DE for 56 years and I wouldn't think that Philly would be Bidentown.

 

Maybe Pittsburgh - MAYBE. I would think more likely Sanders, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, or O'Rourke.
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Response to woodsprite (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:04 PM

30. It's because of that Scranton thing he does whenever he runs nationally

 


If he's not running for president, then he's "Joe who went to school in Claymont" (albeit at Archmere), and not "Joe who grew up in Alapocas".

But when he's running for president, then it's "Joe from Scranton".

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:54 PM

10. He should drop out immediately!

 





Just in case:
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:55 PM

11. DU certainly has lively debate parties. . . . nt

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:00 PM

14. A neighborhood watch party as a measure of electability. That's what we're reduced to?

 

I guess when you got nothing, nothing is what you're gonna argue...
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:29 PM

20. more excuses

 

I guess not being able to raise money is no sign of alarm? Lets just keep pretending there is nothing wrong
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:04 PM

15. Unless the candidate induces a cult mentality

 

the supporters prefer to stay home.

Many candidates don't need a ritualistic pilgrimage.
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Response to PhoenixDem (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:36 PM

22. ...

 

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Response to PhoenixDem (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:47 PM

25. Why so hostile? nt

 

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Response to PhoenixDem (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:37 PM

42. The last guy who won had them nt.

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:08 PM

16. This Biden supporter is confident in my choice.

 

I don’t need validation from a bunch of partiers.
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:17 PM

18. +1000

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:27 PM

19. That is what I have been saying

 

he cant draw people or money. This could be trouble
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:32 PM

21. Just more standard political reporting

 

about things that don't really matter, which is nothing new.

Debate watch parties are a thing. Have been for years. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it allows supporters to network and have fun. More relaxed than the usual get togethers which are more strategy focused.

Maybe the campaign should stop listing them on their website if this kind of publicity is unwanted.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:58 PM

27. No real surprise there... oh well.

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:05 PM

31. How many were at the Warren debate party nearby?

 

C'mon
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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:00 PM

40. Read the artcle

 

It talks about other parties.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:22 PM

34. He doesn't inspire excitement

 

n/t
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:43 PM

37. sad...

 

...very sad...

...
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:36 PM

41. Biden is relying on traditional democratic party groups for support

 

A lot of the politicos and wannabe politicos in the area are behind him. I don't expect him to have much grass roots or youth support in a primary.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:45 PM

43. The counter to this is he's probably the candidate with the most entrenched support

 

He was leading the polls months before jumping in, and it's pretty much exactly six months since he has been in and the lead is still his.

I look at Yang's online support and can't see another candidate with better enthusiasm yet he's still in single digits.
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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:45 PM

44. Perhaps the people who don't have cable tv

 

Are the ones who like to go to debate parties
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Response to Kitchari (Reply #44)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:38 PM

50. Good observation, and that number is steadily increasing. nt

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:41 PM

51. glad someone had a hugely huge debate party turn out

 

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:44 PM

52. I didn't know there even was such a thing -

 

as a debate party!

I do my "debate party" here anyways.
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