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BTRTN: 55 Ways the Dems Might Go in 2020: The Exhaustive List of Potential Nominees

Paul Simon said there must be 50 ways to leave your lover. The Democrats can do even better than that, with 55 potential presidential candidates who might vie to convince America to take leave of Donald Trump in 2020. Here they are, complete with thumbnail pros and cons:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-55-ways-dems-might-go-in-2020.html

"Traditionally, candidates make their launch announcements in the spring, roughly 18 months before Election Day, with many visits to Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, a team on board, and a few high money types in tow. But all that will be accelerated in 2019. With so many potentials afoot, few will have the luxury of waiting, and the battle for political talent (e.g., operatives to run campaigns, bundlers to raise money) is well underway. There has, indeed, already been one announcement, by Representative John Delaney of Maryland, who doubtless acted early precisely to get an extra mention in articles like these. And we suspect that more announcements will come – many more – right after the New Year.

And we’ll make another not-so-bold prediction: the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 will be one of the 55 names on the list below (and the Vice Presidential nominee as well). But which one?

One way to approach this challenge is to categorize the contenders based on a “theory” of the race. That is, what “type” of candidate should the Democrats put forward as the “best” way to be rid of Donald Trump? We’ll go through the various theories and list the potential candidates who meet the standard, and then we’ll come back with our own answer to the question..."

BTRTN: 55 Ways the Dems Might Go in 2020: The Exhaustive List of Potential Nominees

Paul Simon said there must be 50 ways to leave your lover. The Democrats can do even better than that, with 55 potential presidential candidates who might vie to convince America to take leave of Donald Trump in 2020. Here they are, complete with thumbnail pros and cons:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-55-ways-dems-might-go-in-2020.html

"Traditionally, candidates make their launch announcements in the spring, roughly 18 months before Election Day, with many visits to Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, a team on board, and a few high money types in tow. But all that will be accelerated in 2019. With so many potentials afoot, few will have the luxury of waiting, and the battle for political talent (e.g., operatives to run campaigns, bundlers to raise money) is well underway. There has, indeed, already been one announcement, by Representative John Delaney of Maryland, who doubtless acted early precisely to get an extra mention in articles like these. And we suspect that more announcements will come – many more – right after the New Year.

And we’ll make another not-so-bold prediction: the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 will be one of the 55 names on the list below (and the Vice Presidential nominee as well). But which one?

One way to approach this challenge is to categorize the contenders based on a “theory” of the race. That is, what “type” of candidate should the Democrats put forward as the “best” way to be rid of Donald Trump? We’ll go through the various theories and list the potential candidates who meet the standard, and then we’ll come back with our own answer to the question..."

BTRTN: 55 Ways the Dems Might Go in 2020: The Exhaustive List of Potential Nominees

Paul Simon said there must be 50 ways to leave your lover. The Democrats can do even better than that, with 55 potential presidential candidates who might vie to convince America to take leave of Donald Trump in 2020. Here they are, complete with thumbnail pros and cons:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-55-ways-dems-might-go-in-2020.html

"Traditionally, candidates make their launch announcements in the spring, roughly 18 months before Election Day, with many visits to Iowa and New Hampshire behind them, a team on board, and a few high money types in tow. But all that will be accelerated in 2019. With so many potentials afoot, few will have the luxury of waiting, and the battle for political talent (e.g., operatives to run campaigns, bundlers to raise money) is well underway. There has, indeed, already been one announcement, by Representative John Delaney of Maryland, who doubtless acted early precisely to get an extra mention in articles like these. And we suspect that more announcements will come – many more – right after the New Year.

And we’ll make another not-so-bold prediction: the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 will be one of the 55 names on the list below (and the Vice Presidential nominee as well). But which one?

One way to approach this challenge is to categorize the contenders based on a “theory” of the race. That is, what “type” of candidate should the Democrats put forward as the “best” way to be rid of Donald Trump? We’ll go through the various theories and list the potential candidates who meet the standard, and then we’ll come back with our own answer to the question..."

BTRTN Mississippi U.S. Senate Runoff Prediction and Call to Action: Last Chance to Make a Difference

Can Cindy Hyde-Smith hang on (no pub intended) despite her many racist gaffes? And will you make any calls to help Mike Espy win?
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-mississippi-us-senate-runoff.html

"In the post-Election Day period, she declared that if a supporter “invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the first row,” and then she expressed support, publicly, for voter suppression of activities targeting liberals. There is also a controversial picture of her from her younger days attending an all-white private school, a so-called “seg school,” created to allow parents to avoid sending their children to integrated schools. The picture shows her posing with her fellow cheerleaders, arrayed around a man dressed up as a Confederate general, holding a Dixie flag.

All of this has apparently tightened the race. Polling had shown Hyde-Smith ahead by double digits. But while there has been no public polling since the gaffes, there is a report of a private, internal GOP poll that has the margin at a mere five points..."

BTRTN Mississippi U.S. Senate Runoff Prediction and Call to Action: Last Chance to Make a Difference

Can Cindy Hyde-Smith hang on despite her many racist gaffes? And will you make any calls to help Mike Espy win?
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-mississippi-us-senate-runoff.html

"In the post-Election Day period, she declared that if a supporter “invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the first row,” and then she expressed support, publicly, for voter suppression of activities targeting liberals. There is also a controversial picture of her from her younger days attending an all-white private school, a so-called “seg school,” created to allow parents to avoid sending their children to integrated schools. The picture shows her posing with her fellow cheerleaders, arrayed around a man dressed up as a Confederate general, holding a Dixie flag.

All of this has apparently tightened the race. Polling had shown Hyde-Smith ahead by double digits. But while there has been no public polling since the gaffes, there is a report of a private, internal GOP poll that has the margin at a mere five points..."

BTRTN Mississippi U.S. Senate Runoff Prediction and Call to Action: Last Chance to Make a Difference

Can Cindy Hyde-Smith hang on despite her many racist gaffes? And will you make any calls to help Mike Espy win?
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-mississippi-us-senate-runoff.html

BTRTN Official 2018 Midterms Predictions: Trump Will Be Repudiated in a Great, If Not Perfect, Night

The election prediction site gives its final verdict on the midterms in race-by-race detail:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-official-2018-midterms.html

Normally we would include a snippet of the article but every snippet is a spoiler! Read on for a good analysis of what is to come!

BTRTN Official 2018 Midterms Predictions: Trump Will Be Repudiated in a Great, If Not Perfect, Night

The election prediction site gives its final verdict on the midterms in race-by-race detail:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-official-2018-midterms.html

BTRTN Official 2018 Midterms Predictions: Trump Will Be Repudiated in a Great, If Not Perfect, Night

The election prediction site gives its final verdict on the midterms in race-by-race detail:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-official-2018-midterms.html

BTRTN: So What is Canvassing Really Like? Going Door-to-Door in New York's 19th District

What it's like to be on the campaign trail in a hot race:
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/11/btrtn-so-what-is-canvassing-really-like.html

"We were amazed that the Metzger headquarters was teeming with fellow would-be canvassers, over 50 of us, everyone excited and ready to help. We had been told to download the “MiniVan” app which facilitates our canvassing, and the training session was basically to learn to navigate the app. The campaign people gave us a route number that defined several neighborhoods in New Paltz, and once we input the route number into the app, it displayed the addresses for our door-to-door visits. The lists were comprised of Democrats only -- our mission was to ensure they were planning to vote, and to confirm they knew their polling place location. We were not out there to change any minds. We were also told how to input the data, which would be invaluable on Election Day in following up with those who planned to vote for the Dems.

Armed with the app and some “door hangers” (campaign literature about Delgado, Metzger and Democratic Sheriff candidate Juan Figueroa that we would hang on the doorknob if no one was home), off we went..."
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