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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:30 PM

Scuttlebutt from around town about the debate

I went to breakfast this morning at McDonald's. In this town, if I want to touch base with homeless people I go to Burger King but if I want to overhear Trumpsters I go to McDonald's. Well today I hit the jackpot.

There were these two Trump supporters talking their usual BS, and one says, "Hey did you hear the democrat (sic) debate last night? I bet the Democrats are going to put all their money behind Biden. What a way to go. That's why we have who we have now." (That comment surprised me.) Then he said something totally unexpected, "None of those candidates were any good... except one. It was... the one I can't pronounce... you know that... gay guy. He was really good... the only one who looked and sounded like a president. I liked what he said."

I'm just passing this along. The comment about Biden is not my sentiment. But for these Trump supporters to say something that sounds like they are done with Trump and actually liked Pete just blew me away.

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Reply Scuttlebutt from around town about the debate (Original post)
defacto7 Jun 2019 OP
True Dough Jun 2019 #1
madaboutharry Jun 2019 #2
defacto7 Jun 2019 #3
marylandblue Jun 2019 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #5
defacto7 Jun 2019 #8
MBS Jun 2019 #6
leftofcool Jun 2019 #7

Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:39 PM

1. I've read plenty of discussion forum posts just like yours

Republicans, particularly veterans, respect Mayor Pete's background and his message. Conversely, the homophobic Republicans want him to go away.

But, if Pete is part of the 2020 Democratic ticket, there's a possibility he could help bring some voters over from the center-right.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:41 PM

2. I know a couple of Trump voters who

have turned against him and swear they will vote for whoever the Democrats nominate.

I guess will find out on election day if people are speaking truthfully.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:43 PM

3. Here's hoping

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. Buttigieg puts progressive values in a center-right wrapping.

Good to know it is getting through to some of them.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 02:06 PM

5. That's good to hear! Thanks for reporting it.

I don't know if you saw this thread:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1293585

We know they're out there........and if they join us, all the better.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 08:17 PM

8. Thank you for that, Peggy. I had missed it.

He is the real thing.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 05:59 PM

6. Granted that I'm already sold on Mayor Pete,

but I was struck by this comment from the McDonald's guy about Pete:
"He was really good... the only one who looked and sounded like a president. I liked what he said"

I've gotten so stressed out by all the speculation and the talking-head chatter that I've deliberately stayed away from MCNBC, CNN, "live commentary," and all the rest for more than a week now, and I just watched the debates as is, with no one telling me what I should "watch for," who was up, who was down, who dissed whom, who Trump's supposedly scared of, etc.

And watching Pete last night, I had the same reaction as the guy from McDonald's. Yes, several candidates had their "breakout moments" and got media attention the last two nights, but it was only when watching Mayor Pete that I had the feeling that I was listening to, and watching, a president.
He's the real thing.

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 06:50 PM

7. He had me at hello

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