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Response to betsuni (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 3, 2016, 08:40 PM

10. The Democratic message was lost in that the media ignored the message to focus on the optics of

Trump's rallies and the never-ending "issue" of the emails and candidate likeability.

When emails were an issue during the Bush Administration, the millions of deleted emails were only briefly considered newsworthy.

As to likeability, I do not know any of the candidates. I vote based on positions, not some type of likeability quotient. As if running for President is the equivalent of running for Prom Queen.

And I was a Sanders supporter, and voted for him in the Illinois primary. I made no secret of that, but in the general election Sanders was not a choice. So I voted, as I always have, for the better candidate. I have never voted for a perfect candidate because I have never been the candidate.

So if we are to come together, if we do not unite after this and work for 2018 no amount of discussion about changing demographics will help. Yes, younger people are generally more tolerant, but old racists were also young once. We cannot assume that every young voter is naturally going to be a Democrat. We really need to force the media to pay attention to what the GOP will do, or try to do, and let voters know how the Democrats would do it better.

And we must keep repeating that Clinton won the popular vote. There can be no GOP talk of a mandate without a Democratic rebuttal.

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