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82. Thanks. I'm sure everyone here will coalesce around whoever we nominate.
Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:14 PM
Feb 2020

Certainly nobody will cling to rigid ideology and mire themselves in the morass of dogmatism and allow the GOP to sweep all our progressive achievements into the dustbin of history?

Certainly nobody will be so in need of instant political gratification that they will ignore the fact that most of our progress has been achieved incrementally by long, united struggle?

Certainly nobody would allow their conception of the "perfect" to be the enemy of the good?


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
So, about Bloomberg. [View all] Squinch Feb 2020 OP
I'm way more impressed by what he's done calguy Feb 2020 #1
"Mike will get it done" is not just a slogan but a promise. patricia92243 Feb 2020 #6
Bloomberg also held up compensation PatSeg Feb 2020 #84
'spent $6 billion fighting the case'? denem Feb 2020 #96
As reported by CBS PatSeg Feb 2020 #97
Right. $6 million. denem Feb 2020 #98
Oh crap! PatSeg Feb 2020 #100
Not a fan of Mike... we can do better, as Bernie demonstrates everyday out on the campaign trail. InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2020 #102
Interesting post count PatSeg Feb 2020 #109
In the Primaries, I would vote for every other candidate before Bloomberg. bluewater Feb 2020 #2
A POWERFUL INDICTMENT of Bloomberg on Stop and Frisk. bluewater Feb 2020 #11
This is brilliant, bluewater. spicysista Feb 2020 #49
Skya posted it first as an OP. bluewater Feb 2020 #51
Me too blue... I would say, I'd take Joe over him. And, ur right again, Mayor Mike has ZERO chance InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2020 #104
He's not on the top of my list but I'll take him over Bernie. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #3
Me too. Squinch Feb 2020 #4
Me three empedocles Feb 2020 #10
Me four. nt Sloumeau Feb 2020 #19
Me five Happyhippychick Feb 2020 #46
Me six. Amaryllis Feb 2020 #62
Me seven. we can do it Feb 2020 #106
Me eight. Talitha Feb 2020 #113
Me nine! R B Garr Feb 2020 #118
Yep, count BigOleDummy Feb 2020 #60
you got that right Skittles Feb 2020 #64
Me too, but mostly because I have no faith in Bernie's ability to win ... mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #66
What you said. MH1 Feb 2020 #108
me too!!! Mars and Minerva Feb 2020 #73
Me too Progressive dog Feb 2020 #107
Me 8 Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #111
I can't argue with the logic. Money talks, bullshit walks. Walleye Feb 2020 #5
Mikey is running with Steve Ratner's Wellstone ruled Feb 2020 #7
President Obama hired Steve Rattner to overhaul the auto industry after the financial collapse. lapucelle Feb 2020 #13
Believe he is involved with Wellstone ruled Feb 2020 #18
Who is involved with the Biden campaign? N/T lapucelle Feb 2020 #23
Bloomberg is an interesting candidate who has maximal freedom to define his policies going forward andym Feb 2020 #8
He says a lot of things. I wonder if we can believe him given his past Amishman Feb 2020 #9
Here is why Bloomberg will never be our 2020 nominee bluewater Feb 2020 #12
Because a late night comedian says so? lapucelle Feb 2020 #15
When he speaks from the heart like that about this issue, Yes. bluewater Feb 2020 #17
I predict it wont stick. honest.abe Feb 2020 #44
Time will tell. bluewater Feb 2020 #47
Meanwhile he is blankenting the airwaves with ads pounding Trump. honest.abe Feb 2020 #52
This post was about things he has done as opposed to things he has said. Squinch Feb 2020 #20
Remember President Obama was not for marriage equality at first. People do evolve. Maraya1969 Feb 2020 #14
Exactly! Duppers Feb 2020 #43
Not good enough - TheCowsCameHome Feb 2020 #16
Thank you for pointing that out. Dem2theMax Feb 2020 #40
You know who is REALLY imperfect? Trump. BadgerMom Feb 2020 #55
I absolutely agree - there can be no second term for Trump. Period. TheCowsCameHome Feb 2020 #56
Thanks for the post. stopbush Feb 2020 #21
I would love BLoomberg/Harris. With Preet as AG and Liz as Treasury and Schiff wherever he can Squinch Feb 2020 #22
He's a Republican.. Sorry, No Sale... QualTest Feb 2020 #24
Yes. As I said, he did promote Republicans in order to get his gun legislations passed. I don't Squinch Feb 2020 #26
Sorry QualTest Feb 2020 #39
I haven't seen any polls that say BS will beat trump while the other candidates will not. Squinch Feb 2020 #42
OK QualTest Feb 2020 #53
I have used Google, and I have seen hundreds of polls, but I haven't seen any that show Squinch Feb 2020 #63
It's unfortunate QualTest Feb 2020 #69
Your contention was that BS can beat trump where the others can't. I asked for your source Squinch Feb 2020 #72
OK.. QualTest Feb 2020 #76
Thank you for the permission. Squinch Feb 2020 #80
Ffs, no. Duppers Feb 2020 #48
I never knew that about Jerry Brown! Squinch Feb 2020 #75
I didn't say once was... QualTest Feb 2020 #95
Yep, excuse me. Duppers Feb 2020 #99
Fine.. QualTest Feb 2020 #101
🤣 Remember Rachel Bitecofer.. Duppers Feb 2020 #105
She said Sanders "will likely become the nominee. " progressoid Feb 2020 #112
He pretty much is running to stop Warren MoonlitKnight Feb 2020 #115
This all just vetting, if he survives it we move forward ToxMarz Feb 2020 #25
Well, clearly that's happening. Squinch Feb 2020 #27
This makes me feel better. Thank you for putting this together Squinch. krissey Feb 2020 #28
Makes me feel better too. Especially the climate change and gun control and PP. Squinch Feb 2020 #29
Right? I had a young 20 something tell me he was interested in Bloomberg. I did not know krissey Feb 2020 #31
For Shame ... carlvsam Feb 2020 #50
He was first for Beta, then Buttigieg. Liked Yang. Was interested in Steyers. krissey Feb 2020 #88
Bloomberg is not my first choice ... not by a long shot. Laelth Feb 2020 #30
. Squinch Feb 2020 #34
Bloomberg And Hillary Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #32
Wouldn't that kick shitler in his tiny little 'nads. Duppers Feb 2020 #57
It's a trumpist meme - designed to scare rightwingers about Bloomberg. scarletwoman Feb 2020 #61
he is way more effective than bernie, I'd vote for bloomberg AlexSFCA Feb 2020 #33
Choosing Bloomberg is ignoring what's going on. He will never attract the #'s needed. floppyboo Feb 2020 #35
The Billionaire Versus The Social Democrat Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #36
I agree that it is ignoring the results of Iowa and New Hampshire, but I don't think they are Squinch Feb 2020 #37
For not even running yet, he is so kicking Sanders to the curb "showing the numbers", I think. krissey Feb 2020 #41
I was a Bernie gal. Duppers Feb 2020 #59
Duppers, the republican base isn't going to vote for a Democrat, no matter who floppyboo Feb 2020 #116
Rec. cwydro Feb 2020 #38
We don't need another billionaire. I will support him 100% of he gets the nod. marble falls Feb 2020 #45
Most of these stories are bs hit pieces DIVINEprividence Feb 2020 #54
Bloomberg is very very rich and can get under the Cons skin easily... pbmus Feb 2020 #58
My suspicion is that he will work with Republicans on legislation in a way that will sometimes Squinch Feb 2020 #65
Raising cspital gains to be the same as earned income would be a BIG deal. SunSeeker Feb 2020 #67
About damn time, too. Squinch Feb 2020 #68
The problem is virtually all of the candidates have some kind of skeleton in the closet. Vinca Feb 2020 #70
I live within 50 miles of NYC, so I am familiar with Mike Bloomberg. patphil Feb 2020 #71
Michael Bloomberg turned 78 yesterday... Mazeltov Cocktail Feb 2020 #74
that's all words. i judge a person by their actions. he said Obama divided the country for Kurt V. Feb 2020 #77
It's actually mostly about his actions as opposed to his words. Squinch Feb 2020 #81
BEAT. TRUMP. PERIOD. we cannot be hamstrung by any double-standard. nt EveHammond13 Feb 2020 #79
Thanks. I'm sure everyone here will coalesce around whoever we nominate. slumcamper Feb 2020 #82
I'm just praying no one "boos" at the convention. Squinch Feb 2020 #83
And let's not forget he won both the Democratic & republican primary in Dixville Notch 😁 catbyte Feb 2020 #85
Thanks for the post SCantiGOP Feb 2020 #86
THANK YOU, SQUINCH. I love fact-based reporting. nt Hekate Feb 2020 #87
Yes, I'm an ageist. moreland01 Feb 2020 #89
Excellent post! And more compelling given the end mdelaguna Feb 2020 #90
DU benefits from posts like this instead of so many attacks on opponents. Prof.Higgins Feb 2020 #91
His labor plan supports $15 minimum wage and paid family and sick leave, and strengthening unions. tulipsandroses Feb 2020 #92
It' about beating Trump. lynintenn Feb 2020 #93
He cannot defeat Trump. Money won't beat Trump. The 2016 campaign showed that. totodeinhere Feb 2020 #94
Hope he can be persuaded to change his mind on marijuana legalization, but... Miles Archer Feb 2020 #103
I really like what Bloomberg has done. Demsrule86 Feb 2020 #110
While I strongly disagree with the choice of the OP MoonlitKnight Feb 2020 #114
Liz is really my first choice but she isn't catching on. Squinch Feb 2020 #119
Excellent info! Thanks Squinch. R B Garr Feb 2020 #117
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