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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:45 PM

 

Unity Pledge

Due to some health reasons, I've been away from all news and political sites for about 6 weeks. I am playing a little catch up trying to figure out what's going on in the world now.

One thing that I'm picking up on is it seems that once again the Democratic party seems to be ripping itself apart in the primary and it upsets me enough to want to withdraw again.

In 2016 I voted for Bernie in the primaries and voted without reservations for Hillary Clinton in the general election.

This year, I'm not 100% sure who I'll vote for in the primaries, in part because my state goes so late in the season that candidates drop out by then, currently I'm fairly certain it isn't Bernie.

However, I pledge that if he gets the nomination I will wholeheartedly support him and work toward him being elected.

I'm begging others, please, no matter how fervently you support and campaign for your candidate in the primary and no matter how much you love them, if they do not get the nomination, please vote for the nominee in the general election. Be angry. Be upset. Hate the candidate if you want, but vote for them. We already know what the alternative will be.

Please, we cannot afford another 2016. We just can't.

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

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:46 PM

1. I pledge to vote blue, no matter who. n/t

 

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

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:49 PM

2. "...please vote for the nominee in the general election..."

 

...you've got my 100% guarantee and commitment on that...

...I just hope others do the same...
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:56 PM

3. We'll rip ourselves apart in the primaries, and show great strength and unity afterwards.

 

It's what we do, and it I've seen no data supporting the premise that doing as such works against Dems in the general.



As for voting blue no matter who... absolutely, I'll vote for any Democrat running against idiot-trump, even the guy who wears the label only when it conveniences his agenda.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:10 PM

4. I pledge..

 

To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Elizabeth Warren
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Joe Biden
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Pete Buttigieg
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Amy Klobuchar
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Andrew Yang
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Tulsi Gabbard
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Michael Bloomberg
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Tom Steyer
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Michael Bennet
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Deval Patrick
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate John Delaney
To vote for, volunteer canvass and phone bank for, and donate to Candidate Anyone else who is currently not in the run that joins in the race that manages to actually secure our Democratic Party Nomination!!

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

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 12:13 AM

5. I'm in pretty much the exact situation

 

I supported Bernie in the 2016 primaries, but wholeheartedly supported Hillary beginning the day the primaries were over. This time I am undecided, but not inclined to vote for Bernie this time, in large part because I was very disappointed by his refusal to concede for over a month after the primaries were over in 2016 and his half-hearted support of Hillary in the general election. It makes me angry because she was a class act after she conceded to Obama in 2008 and she deserved the same from Bernie in 2016.

Like you, I am in a late primary state so I may not get much of a vote, although the past two contested primary seasons (2008 and 2016) the late states have mattered more than they used to.

For the first time since I was old enough to vote, I am not getting invested in a candidate in the primaries this time (at least not yet), but I will definitely support the eventual nominee. Not that it will matter in a state where the Democratic nominee usually gets at least 60% or close to it.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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