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still_one

(92,776 posts)
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:33 AM Feb 2020

Do you think we will have an Open Convention?

By open convention, I mean that no candidate going into the Convention has sufficient delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot


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If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden
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Do you think we will have an Open Convention? (Original Post) still_one Feb 2020 OP
Thank God for Superdelegates. William769 Feb 2020 #1
Right you are William. Ironically, Tad Devine played a key role on the commission which resulted in still_one Feb 2020 #3
Poetic justice. William769 Feb 2020 #7
+++ still_one Feb 2020 #8
Indeed. NurseJackie Feb 2020 #6
As they should. William769 Feb 2020 #10
If we do, I am just about certain the party will nominate a strong candidate bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #2
Nothing but the best. democratisphere Feb 2020 #4
And I don't want any Fake Democrats bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #9
You and I have him and he is by far the most qualified. democratisphere Feb 2020 #11
Looks that way to me. n/t Laelth Feb 2020 #5
I think a lot of people are underestimating the odds of a brokered convention. The billionaires still_one Feb 2020 #12
If it keeps going the way it is now nevergiveup Feb 2020 #13
An open convention would have no choice but to compromise both sides Polybius Feb 2020 #14
You are not going to have two people pushing 80 as a compromise still_one Feb 2020 #15
But let's say Bernie gets 1,600 and Biden gets 1,400 Polybius Feb 2020 #16
It wouldn't make either side happy. Neither would want to be. VP. still_one Feb 2020 #17
Hmm, good points Polybius Feb 2020 #18
I agree, and like your choices. Unfortunately, i don't think that will happen still_one Feb 2020 #20
I'm hoping that the party has a powerful candidate in the wings Moderateguy Feb 2020 #19
He already trashes the party and hollers rigged. showblue22 Feb 2020 #21
 

William769

(55,360 posts)
1. Thank God for Superdelegates.
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:35 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

still_one

(92,776 posts)
3. Right you are William. Ironically, Tad Devine played a key role on the commission which resulted in
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:39 AM
Feb 2020

the creation of superdelegates




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

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
6. Indeed.
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:41 AM
Feb 2020

Superdelegates protect the party.

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

bucolic_frolic

(44,121 posts)
2. If we do, I am just about certain the party will nominate a strong candidate
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:37 AM
Feb 2020

that will carry our Democratic Party's banner and message proudly! They've been at this a long time.

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

bucolic_frolic

(44,121 posts)
9. And I don't want any Fake Democrats
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:42 AM
Feb 2020

No fringe or newbie Democratic candidates. Let's have someone real.

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

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
11. You and I have him and he is by far the most qualified.
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:48 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
5. Looks that way to me. n/t
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 10:39 AM
Feb 2020


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

still_one

(92,776 posts)
12. I think a lot of people are underestimating the odds of a brokered convention. The billionaires
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:06 AM
Feb 2020

Bloomberg and Steyer make it even more fragmented in the Amy, Pete, and Biden block, and the strong performance of Warren in the last debate, may add more fuel to that fragmentation



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

(4,799 posts)
13. If it keeps going the way it is now
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:51 AM
Feb 2020

this thing will be over by the 2nd week in March.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided
 

Polybius

(15,750 posts)
14. An open convention would have no choice but to compromise both sides
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:57 AM
Feb 2020

We'd see a Biden-Bernie ticket. That would be a huge mess imo.

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

still_one

(92,776 posts)
15. You are not going to have two people pushing 80 as a compromise
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 12:13 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Polybius

(15,750 posts)
16. But let's say Bernie gets 1,600 and Biden gets 1,400
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:11 PM
Feb 2020

You would have to make both sides happy or there will be all hell to pay.

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Undecided
 

still_one

(92,776 posts)
17. It wouldn't make either side happy. Neither would want to be. VP.
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:24 PM
Feb 2020

and like i said, two people as President and VP pushing 80 years old would be very reckless. If you have an older president, you need a younger VP

To be honest in a case like that it might be better to have two entirely different candidates

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Polybius

(15,750 posts)
18. Hmm, good points
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:28 PM
Feb 2020

If that's the case, might have to go with Warren Booker. Great compromise for the left and moderates.

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

still_one

(92,776 posts)
20. I agree, and like your choices. Unfortunately, i don't think that will happen
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:33 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Moderateguy

(945 posts)
19. I'm hoping that the party has a powerful candidate in the wings
Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:29 PM
Feb 2020

Who comes out and throws Trump and the Republicans for a loop. And I am not talking about Hillary

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

showblue22

(1,026 posts)
21. He already trashes the party and hollers rigged.
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:55 AM
Feb 2020

We have nothing to lose by following the rules.

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