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Undecided 44%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders8%
Pete Buttigieg6%

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:39 PM

 

I love all our candidates. Truly love cory booker and elizabeth warren,

but Mayor Pete has captured my enthusiasm. I don't know if he could win the primaries because of being gay and married, but I am sure he could beat Donald Trump in the general.

He is so authentic, real, honest, competent, intelligent, ethical and as far as we know, no skeletons in his closet.

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

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Reply I love all our candidates. Truly love cory booker and elizabeth warren, (Original post)
honeylady Apr 2019 OP
elleng Apr 2019 #1
Ohiogal Apr 2019 #2
True Dough Apr 2019 #3
msongs Apr 2019 #4
True Dough Apr 2019 #5
Celerity Apr 2019 #6
True Dough Apr 2019 #7
madville Apr 2019 #10
True Dough Apr 2019 #11
David__77 Apr 2019 #13
True Dough Apr 2019 #14
David__77 Apr 2019 #15
True Dough Apr 2019 #17
David__77 Apr 2019 #19
True Dough Apr 2019 #20
David__77 Apr 2019 #21
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #16
David__77 Apr 2019 #18
sandensea Apr 2019 #8
Kentonio Apr 2019 #12
Drunken Irishman Apr 2019 #9
Green Line Apr 2019 #22
Iggo Apr 2019 #24
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #25
Iggo Apr 2019 #23
katmondoo Apr 2019 #26

Response to honeylady (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:41 PM

1. I like Cory a lot too, and Pete a LOT!

 

and awaiting VP Biden.

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

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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:44 PM

2. I would be proud

 

to vote for any of them.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. "I don't know if he could win the primaries because of being gay and married"

 

Yet you know you find his words, ideas and demeanor compelling, right? That's what really counts! Look at how his popularity is growing. It's an incredible trajectory.

Many of his supporters express doubt based on how Mayor Pete's sexual orientation might be a point of attack for the evangelicals/bigots or because he doesn't have federal experience. And yet they know there's something special about this person who exudes leadership qualities.

Go with your instincts. You won't regret it!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:00 PM

4. lage chunks of the democratic coalition are not particularly gay - friendly ya know nt

 

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Undecided

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:10 PM

5. "large chunks"

 

Sounds rather alarmist. What do you figure constitutes "large chunks"? 10% maybe? I think that might be a little high. But, even so, it doesn't intimidate me and it's not stopping Mayor Pete's growing wave of support.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:16 PM

6. +1

 

He can overcome the casual homophobia. All he needs to do is be seen and heard and keep on being the brilliant person he is.
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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:19 PM

7. Without a doubt!

 

Pete for America!!!!
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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:54 AM

10. He'll have a tough time getting into double digits across the Southeast and up into Appalachia

 

South Carolina polling will be a good indicator as the primary goes on
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Joe Biden

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Response to madville (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:07 AM

11. That may be true

 

But each candidate will have pockets of the country where there's little support. We'll not be deterred!
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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:28 AM

13. I'd estimate that figure as 30%.

 

That doesn't include just those who are consciously opposed to anti-discrimination legislation, for instance. It includes those who have a significant level of discomfort with homosexuality - who might have a big problem should one of their children tell them that they're gay, for instance.

Marriage rights are great. I don't think that the culture has yet been basically transformed on the matter of heterosexism.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Tulsi Gabbard

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Response to David__77 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:37 AM

14. It's interesting that a Bernie supporter and a Biden supporter see homophobia as a big barrier

 

for Mayor Pete.

Meanwhile, I see Bernie as unable to win moderate/undecided voters due to the "socialism" label, which will haunt him among a much larger percentage of America's population, IMO. He's already divisive enough within the Democratic party, which is quite clear if you read many, many threads here on the DU.

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to True Dough (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:55 AM

15. I didn't say that.

 

And I certainly didn't mean to cite the influence of heterosexism as a reason not to support Buttigieg. I think that Buttigieg would win the votes of a lot of people who aren't comfortable with homosexuality. I'm certainly not anti-Buttigieg.
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Response to David__77 (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:09 AM

17. I wasn't suggesting that you're anti-Buttigieg

 

Just noting that people who support other candidates seem to perceive the homophobia backlash as a bigger obstacle nationally than people who are supporters of Mayor Pete.

I too believe Pete is more than capable of persuading many people who are uncertain of having a gay POTUS that he can do the job exceedingly well regardless.
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Response to True Dough (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:19 AM

19. Understood.

 

I don't know that the presence of antigay viewpoints is a big obstacle to winning votes.
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Response to David__77 (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:33 AM

20. It exists, but I believe it isn't significant enough

 

to cast aside Mayor Pete's numerous leadership qualities out of concern over it. The homophobes will only make up a relatively small fraction of voters, IMO.
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Response to True Dough (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:11 PM

21. That last part, I'm not sure about.

 

We've all got our own understandings of what constitutes antigay or homophobe, etc. I think that there are plenty of voters who would assert that "gay or lesbian relations" is "morally wrong" (http://www.gallup.com/file/poll/191909/160526MoralAcceptability.pdf?utm_source=link_newsv9&utm_campaign=item_191903&utm_medium=copy). I think that there are also many who might assert that they are "morally acceptable," and still be uncomfortable with homosexuality, or with the idea of their child being gay, for instance.

I think things are going in the right direction definitely. I also don't want to underestimate the extent of anti-homosexuality viewpoints. I've seen the evolution in viewpoints, including in my own mother who is a Democrat - I think that evolution is still playing out forcefully, and further transformation is occurring with new generations coming onto the stage.
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Response to David__77 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:05 AM

16. I just about agree with your assessment as outlined.

 

I might have even put a bit higher of a percentage on it.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:11 AM

18. I say that as a gay man in California.

 

Maybe if a I lived in a different part of the country, a different figure would have occurred to me.

That said, I don't think that the presence of heterosexism is a good reason not to vote for Buttigieg. I do think that some people might make the argument that it is a good reason.
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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:25 AM

8. It's good to support a party so many great choices

 

Beats the goose-stepping clown car our GOPee friends always have to sift through.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to sandensea (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:15 AM

12. Amen to that!

 

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

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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:49 AM

9. All but Tulsi.

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:25 PM

22. Just a reminder to Warren fans

 

Our governor is a Republican, he would appoint a new senator.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to Green Line (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:10 PM

24. Thanks for the reminder.

 

See you on the other side!

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Undecided

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Response to Green Line (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:37 PM

25. Interesting. I will wash socks and think about that. n/t

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:10 PM

23. I like 'em all.

 

I'm pro Dem-candidate this cycle.

Up the Dems.
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Response to honeylady (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:58 PM

26. They are all so good, I love everyone of them

 

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

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