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Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:54 PM

 

Sanders Surging?

Sanders is showing signs of surging in the Dem Primary, and so the knives are coming out. My question to DUers is- if by some chance Sanders is the Democratic Nominee, will you support his campaign in the General Election over Trump?

I myself will support whoever gets the nomination, even if it is someone like Bloomberg, who I despise. Bloomberg wants to bypass democracy and the primaries and use his money to get a brokered convention in his favor. As despicable as this is, it is still better than Trump. I would vote for Bloomberg over Trump. The lesser of two evils.

To those that despise Sanders, I would ask if you will support Sanders versus Trump, if it gets down to that? I will support whoever the Democratic Nominee is, even if I do not much like them, at all, like Bloomberg. Will you do the same with Sanders if by some chance he gets the nomination?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Progressive2020 Feb 2020 OP
JustAnotherGen Feb 2020 #1
relayerbob Feb 2020 #2
highplainsdem Feb 2020 #3
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #6
highplainsdem Feb 2020 #9
bearsfootball516 Feb 2020 #24
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #11
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #4
mopinko Feb 2020 #5
Dream Girl Feb 2020 #13
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #21
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #17
Hoyt Feb 2020 #7
W_HAMILTON Feb 2020 #8
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #19
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #10
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #14
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #18
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #20
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #22
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #23
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #30
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #31
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #32
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #34
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #35
Gravitycollapse Feb 2020 #36
TexasTowelie Feb 2020 #37
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brooklynite Feb 2020 #15
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #25
brooklynite Feb 2020 #26
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #28
Fresh_Start Feb 2020 #16
Squinch Feb 2020 #27
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #29
Kaleva Feb 2020 #33
showblue22 Feb 2020 #41

Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:55 PM

1. A lesser of two evil votes

 

Sadly - yes. Disheartening though - I've always voted FOR someone .
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:56 PM

2. Of course

 

Vote blue
and bring the Senate and Congress along too
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:57 PM

3. This question has been asked a lot of times before, and I've never seen anyone say they'd

 

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

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:58 PM

6. What about not voting at all?

 

I've seen that...
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:01 PM

9. I really can't recall seeing anyone on DU say they won't vote at all if the nominee is Sanders.

 

I have seen a lot of messages saying Sanders' base, especially the younger voters, won't vote unless he's the nominee. Those always seemed rather threatening. Nice party you have there, shame if anything happened to it...
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:20 PM

24. I've seen it a couple times recently. Both posters were banned almost immediately.

 

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

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:04 PM

11. Yes

 

That seems to be true, but there is a lot of animosity on the topic here anyway. For example, I personally am growing to really hate Bloomberg for his money and his arrogance. Still, if he wins the nomination, I will vote for him.

I have seen people on social media say that they will not vote for Bloomberg, no matter what. I think that you will not see that here on DU, since we are all supposedly Democrats here, and will vote Democratic no matter what.

I still think that it is worth restating that we will all vote blue, no matter who. I think that it is worth addressing the topic, as it is something discussed on other areas of the Internet that are not so reliably Blue as DU.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:58 PM

4. Yes.

 

Of course I'd vote for Bernie over Trump. In fact, I would be happy to (no "holding one's nose" nonsense).

I like all the candidates! Well, except:

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

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:58 PM

5. what is the point of this post?

 

beside shit stirring?
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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:04 PM

13. Getting their OP count up, establiishing themselves on DU

 

That's their modus operandi. It's a little formula I've noticed...asking "innocent" questions. I'll just say it right out there. They are all over this site.
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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:16 PM

21. No

 

I do not have a "modus operandi" and I do not care about "getting my OP count up". My original post was sincere. I am not trying to game the site somehow. I have seen a lot of people on other internet platforms (Facebook, Twitter) say that they will not vote for certain candidates no matter what. I was wondering of there was any of that sentiment here, and it seems not. So my OP was genuine. I really wanted to know.
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Undecided

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:08 PM

17. I Am Not Trying To Stir Things Up

 

I just think it is a good idea to establish that we will all vote Blue No Matter Who. I think there are some people out there that will not vote in the General Election unless it is their own candidate, and it is a topic worth discussing. It was a sincere post.
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Undecided

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:59 PM

7. Will definitely support Sanders or Warren, although resigned to trump II.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:01 PM

8. Are you new here or have you overlooked the multiple other threads where this is discussed?

 

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

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:12 PM

19. I Am Not New Here

 

But there are literally thousands of posts on this Forum and I do not have the time to read all of them. Also, I have seen people make posts on subjects that have been discussed before elsewhere. Some topics bear repeating, I think. My OP was sincere in origin.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:01 PM

10. I'll vote for a Democrat. nt

 

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

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:06 PM

14. Sanders is a Democratic candidate. So you will vote for him.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:11 PM

18. You know what they say about people that assume things? nt

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:13 PM

20. So you're saying you won't vote for Sanders?

 

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

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:16 PM

22. Did I say that

 

or are you one of those people that insert words to fit your cognitive bias?
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:18 PM

23. Just want to make sure you're committed to voting for Sanders if he's nominated.

 

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

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:47 PM

30. Please refer to post #10. nt

 

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

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:52 PM

31. Sanders is running as a Democrat. So you will vote for him, yes?

 

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

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:54 PM

32. Not in the primary.

 

There are much better qualified candidates than Bernie.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:56 PM

34. And that's your prerogative. But I'm asking about if he wins the nomination.

 

Will you vote for him in the general?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:57 PM

35. Go fish. nt

 

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

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:57 PM

36. It's actually a really simple question anyone on here could answer directly.

 

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

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:00 PM

37. No, you are trying to bait me.

 

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

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:02 PM

38. Bait you with what? Asking you to support the Democratic nominee?

 

An oddly straightforward question on Democratic Underground.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:04 PM

39. This conversation has ended.

 

I am not going to respond to your questions.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:05 PM

40. Your lack of response speaks loudly.

 

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

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:09 PM

42. .

 



I can't keep you from thinking what you want to think to suit your confirmation bias so have at it. I know that I will be voting for a Democrat in November though.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:07 PM

15. The Boy Who Cried "Surge"!

 

It seems that Sanders has been "Surging" since December, and pretty much seems to be where he was last year.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:23 PM

25. Surge?

 

Sanders got the popular support (but not the state delegate lead) in Iowa and won the New Hampshire Primary. His poll numbers are looking pretty good, especially in the delegate rich state of California. We will see what happens in Nevada and then South Carolina, and then Super Tuesday. But right at this moment, it looks like Sanders is the one to beat. This might change after these upcoming contests, or Sanders might move ahead. Anyway, Sanders might be considered to be having a small moment where he is the leading candidate. So maybe at least a small surge.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided

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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:25 PM

26. SURGE (Verb): "a sudden powerful forward or upward movement,"

 

Not seeing it.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:35 PM

28. Yeah

 

That was why I put a question mark after the word "surge". Some people are claiming that Bernie is moving up, others are claiming that he is not so much. I am referencing people from other platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Those places are a bit more raucous and "wild west" than DU. So there are some people on the Internet that think Bernie is surging. I was curious what people here thought about that idea. So, thank you for your responses.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:33 PM

27. But now we really need to ask how much of the SuRgE was RuSsIa.

 

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:36 PM

29. Internet

 

Note- I am done with Internet for the night as I have social plans for the evening. So if more people post here on this Thread- I am not ignoring your posts. I am just off the Internet for the night. I will be back tomorrow and will respond to any additional comments then, if there are any.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:55 PM

33. To be able to post here at DU, supporting the nominee is a requirement.

 

On your My Accounts page, you selected "Yes" to the statement "I agree to the Terms of Service and privacy policy".

On the Terms of Service page it says this:

"but we do expect members to be generally progressive and to support Democrats at election time -- remember that and respect it when posting."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=termsofservice

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2020, 06:06 PM

41. Without a doubt

 

I don't like Sanders but our democracy is at stake so of course I am voting for him if he is the nominee.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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