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Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:23 PM

 

Who has put out your favorite endorsement at this point in the primaries?

Not the actual words they used in their endorsement but the endorser themselves.

My favorite at this point is John Kerry. Not only has he endorsed Biden, he is working out in the field for him. That's a BFD.

John Kerry is simply at the top of my list when it comes to politicians. I could listen to the guy for hours. The manner in which he talks speaks directly to me. There is very little about the guy that doesn't impress me.




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My second favorite is Ayanna Pressley endorsing Elizabeth Warren. She forges her own path, speaks well to all that concerns us, and represents all we expect from elected officials.


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As I do in many of my OP's I'll add the opposite end of the spectrum as well. Who has been the worst endorsement of this cycle? By far.... There is simply no question about it.... Sanders fifteen minute endorsement of Cenk. Did no one google "Cenk"? No more would have been needed. Endorse someone down ticket just to have someone else google him for you so you are forced to rescind your down-ticket endorsement. Just wow.

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TidalWave46 Jan 2020 OP
Bummfuzzle Jan 2020 #1
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #2
at140 Jan 2020 #4
Sloumeau Jan 2020 #3
PatSeg Jan 2020 #13
relayerbob Jan 2020 #5
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #6
relayerbob Jan 2020 #7
PatSeg Jan 2020 #11
karynnj Jan 2020 #8
PatSeg Jan 2020 #12
redqueen Jan 2020 #9
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #14
redqueen Jan 2020 #15
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #16
Gothmog Jan 2020 #10
gibraltar72 Jan 2020 #17
sagesnow Jan 2020 #18
karynnj Jan 2020 #19
melman Jan 2020 #20
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #21

Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:29 PM

1. I am excited to see what Castro brings to Warrens campaign.

 

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Response to Bummfuzzle (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

2. I had written up something about Castro after Pressley in my op and then deleted it.

 

I really really like Castro and he is a great fit for Warren. Listening to Castro talk about real world problems and how people are systemically held back is a thing of beauty. He gets it like few others.
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Response to Bummfuzzle (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:34 PM

4. Both look happy in this picture!

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

3. Kerry endorsing Biden was awesome.

 

I am betting that Biden eventually will get endorsements from the Clintons.

Barack Obama is wisely hanging back and not making an official endorsement until he truly sees how the delegate count is going. There are rumors that he likes Elizabeth Warren, but I notice that he hasn't done anything official yet. I think he wants to wait and see what the voters truly want because he knows that his official endorsement will have great value.


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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:58 PM

13. You are probably right about

 

the Clintons eventually endorsing Biden. As for Obama, I think it is totally appropriate for him not to endorse until after a nominee is chosen. He is behaving like the statesman that he is.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. TBH

 

I pay virtually zero attention to endorsements. I care about a candidates actual words and actions, and some celebrity or pol saying I prefer so-and-so, doesn't impact that. But then, I've always moved opposite of hype. Likely, for me, the more endorsements someone gets, without their presenting clear leadership potential and plans, the less likely I'll even continue to look at that person. It's not a game show, it's a job interview, if the person can provide specific, personal examples as one would get in a reference call, than it just doesn't impact me. YMMV
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:41 PM

6. I don't think this requires one to not.....

 

"care about a candidates actual words and actions."

That said, they don't have a big influence on me, either. That doesn't mean it isn't a fun part of a team sport.

I don't know what TBH stands for.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:44 PM

7. Agreed

 

It's not mutually exclusive.

TBH = To Be Honest
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Response to TidalWave46 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:53 PM

11. Yes, it is rather fun

 

You know, I'm getting tired of looking of random acronyms. I'm still rather attached to actual words. I had no idea what TBH meant either, but I've seen so many lately that I don't know.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:46 PM

8. I comply agree with your choices

 

There is no statesman in my life time that impresses my more than John Kerry. He is genuinely a good person, brilliant and has lived his values. I like that, even as he has endorsed Biden, he has praised the others running.

Speaking of the Biden endorsement, he did a better job making the case for Biden than Biden has done for himself. Part of that is that there are things others can say that you really can not say for yourself. In 2004, Ted Kennedy did this for Kerry in the primaries.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:55 PM

12. Yes

 

If Biden were to elaborate on his accomplishments, it would have come across as kind of arrogant. Much better to let others sing your praises and accept them humbly.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:47 PM

9. I second relayerbob's take above. But, that said...

 

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:00 PM

14. I recall reading about said individual endorsing Yang....

 

I don't remember his name. I doubt most who see his photo will. Can you remind us. I remember reading about him and he was a pretty impressive individual.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:03 PM

15. Oops sorry - that's Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino

 

Writer, director, actor, producer, musician, rapper...
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Response to redqueen (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:12 PM

16. Thanks. I remember reading about him from a previous post of yours.

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287385779#post23

Solid.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 03:48 PM

10. John Kerry is by far the most important endorsement so far

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:11 PM

17. Castro.

 

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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:25 PM

18. Castro for Warren

 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B6-7B2FHFSN/?igshid=16q0zgwzooxar
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:34 PM

19. Did you see the CSPAN coverage of Kerry and Biden in NH?

 

https://www.c-span.org/video/?467143-1%2Fjoe-biden-campaigns-nashua-hampshire&fbclid=IwAR1IrG_rQq3vrT54Ufh2HEHO1KawuM8ItHMOzlci3EoAxcOrSm6wcrAgzuQ

Kerry's endorsement here is fantastic - I remember how surprised people were in 2008 at Obama's convention where Kerry made a brilliant speech that made the case for Obama over McCain. Many on this site were completely surprised - saying as they did at many times - that he would have won had he been this good in 2004. (It always surprised me as he initially gained fame with his eloquent and persuasive indictment of the Vietnam War.)
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Response to TidalWave46 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:39 PM

20. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

 




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Response to melman (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:41 PM

21. Solid endorsement.

 

She will have a GOTV impact for Sanders.
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