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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 11:22 AM

30. Effie, you raise a good point.

To be competitive, he needs support from people who did not support him in 2016.

He's not getting it, largely because:

1) he's not a Democrat - he refuses to join the party he wants to lead;

2) too many Democrats believe he was a factor in Clinton's loss;

3) he's having trouble differentiating himself from some other candidates who share his views on some key issues;

4) this time around, the media won't give him the time and attention as they did in 2016 in part because there are so many candidates;

5) his problems with minorities continue;

6) his refusal to provide several years worth of income tax returns;

7) his past votes on gun control; and

8) his age.

We can debate the quality of straw polls, but so far, any substantial signs of a resurgence aren't there.

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