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

Response to redstateblues (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 06:09 PM

38. It's a difficult thing, and comes down to the 'gut feel' of the individual viewer.

 

There was a time that Ronnie Raygun worried a lot of people about that sort of thing, but the Republicans ran with him anyway.
Later we all discovered the fears were correct, and the world a poorer place for it.

'old guy' and 'gaffes' together are always going to raise these questions, however fair or unfair.


With respect to the TOS, the subject of fitness for a candidate in all aspects, physical, character, political history, should all be vetted and at least understood/accepted, if not explicitly allowed or disqualifying. There's a material difference between a drive-by slam, and a genuine concern.

I've supported Bernie in the past. I would abandon him in favor of another candidate if needed on these grounds.
I support Warren now, I would abandon her for another candidate if needed on these grounds.

At least, insofar as all candidates for commander in chief should be held to the same standards for said fitness.

I don't think Biden is senile, or should be disqualified for his age, to state it plainly. The gaffes are problematic though, and will continue to raise the connotation in hostile press, for as long as he is the frontrunner.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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