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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:23 AM Mar 2020

This morning, my wife took the Mike Bloomberg yard sign [View all]

out of our living room picture window and put it in the basement. She is switching to Joe Biden for her Super Tuesday vote. I never switched from Biden. I had zero input into her decision, since I don't presume to tell my wife how she should vote.

Based on her decision, I believe that Mike Bloomberg will withdraw from the primary race on March 4 or March 5, and announce his support for Joe Biden. I predict that he will continue to advertise against Donald Trump, even if he doesn't advertise directly for Joe Biden.

My wife, aside from being a wonderful person, is something of a bellwether for elections.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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"Bellwether"? PatSeg Mar 2020 #1
It's a kind of leading goat Bucky Mar 2020 #92
I started with Joe, switched to Pete, then Bloomberg briefly, then back to Pete, rzemanfl Mar 2020 #2
i have my ballot to mail in as well but I am going to wait until after SuperTuesday.... samnsara Mar 2020 #9
Michigan DownriverDem Mar 2020 #20
Switching JGug1 Mar 2020 #90
Nice that you settled on Joe. Now I have to see if the socks I hung rzemanfl Mar 2020 #91
I also think BB will probably withdraw and support Biden. TwilightZone Mar 2020 #3
Joe showed some fire in the debate and in campaigning in SC, Blue_true Mar 2020 #22
Bloomberg is a data guy. He's seriously worried about climate change. yardwork Mar 2020 #42
my grand dtr pre registered for her first vote in Nov shes all bernie bernie bernie.. samnsara Mar 2020 #4
My 19 year old can't stand him. xmas74 Mar 2020 #18
My 28 yo daughter can't stand Bernie either leftieNanner Mar 2020 #31
Mine is studying public relations xmas74 Mar 2020 #57
Alrighty now!!!!! Peacetrain Mar 2020 #5
I haven't seen many lawn signs for anybody. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #6
Ground's still frozen. MineralMan Mar 2020 #10
Until last week there was more than enough snow to stick them in. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #12
There is such a thing as an ice pick, they are not as common as they Blue_true Mar 2020 #25
I have one. I don't pick a lot of ice with it, but it's useful The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #41
You do know that at least half of the US has never even seen frozen ground, right. efhmc Mar 2020 #43
Two Trump flags flying form poles Progressive dog Mar 2020 #75
I've seen "Any Functioning Adult - 2020" redstateblues Mar 2020 #78
If you make it to my neighborhood, you'll see it in my front yard! 11 Bravo Mar 2020 #96
So, I told my wife about this thread. MineralMan Mar 2020 #7
MineralMan, thanks for the further elavboration on 'bellwether' My learning for today. iluvtennis Mar 2020 #26
I'm a word lover. MineralMan Mar 2020 #27
So the other sheep follow the lead and also got castrated? LiberalFighter Mar 2020 #61
No, probably they just got shorn. MineralMan Mar 2020 #71
Thanks MM and thank your wife for being one. emmaverybo Mar 2020 #76
Your lips to God's ears onetexan Mar 2020 #8
Bloomberg will do whatever it takes to defeat Trump bucolic_frolic Mar 2020 #11
I'm guessing there's something personal about Bloomberg vs. Trump. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #14
Yup. Lots of skeletons in NYC bucolic_frolic Mar 2020 #16
Agreed. He knows all the NYC dirt on dispicable donald and, IMO, feels... brush Mar 2020 #40
I imagine the scene where you slip YOUR Biden sign over her's each day and FailureToCommunicate Mar 2020 #13
Yeah, but I don't have a Biden sign. MineralMan Mar 2020 #15
Okay. Well, how about dragging the Bloomie sign out of the basement and FailureToCommunicate Mar 2020 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author democratisphere Mar 2020 #19
MineralMan, thanks for posting this! :) Sloumeau Mar 2020 #21
Bloomberg. Dios Mio Mar 2020 #23
Bloomberg is probably helping Bernie more than himself...nt Wounded Bear Mar 2020 #24
Biden now officially has Teflon. You have to have Teflon to survive in presidential politics. McCamy Taylor Mar 2020 #28
I agree about Ukraine. Sogo Mar 2020 #35
Oh, they're still gathering ALL that information! Its been "just you wait" for months! oldsoftie Mar 2020 #37
Bravo! oasis Mar 2020 #29
First we vote with our heart randr Mar 2020 #30
I'm not a Biden fan, JenniferJuniper Mar 2020 #32
Thanks. Choosing a President often involves pragmatism. MineralMan Mar 2020 #33
So We Are Kissing Universal Health Care and Accessible University Goodbye? McKim Mar 2020 #34
Not at all. MineralMan Mar 2020 #36
What we're all trying to kiss goodbye is TRUMP. As nasty as that sounds...... oldsoftie Mar 2020 #39
No. We weren't going to get Medicare for All from Sanders or Warren either The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #46
MFA is not the same as Universal Health Coverage grantcart Mar 2020 #50
I have to ask McKim Mar 2020 #68
Get ready to tread water for four years hangaleft Mar 2020 #86
That's good to hear. yardwork Mar 2020 #38
Your OP made me smile peggysue2 Mar 2020 #44
I'm very glad it did! MineralMan Mar 2020 #45
I don't know where you are seeing an "enormous shift" to Biden. totodeinhere Mar 2020 #54
And, it was a record haul Of $25,000 in Jan. Bernie received. And, for Feb., it was Doitnow Mar 2020 #84
Doitnow, let me be the first to wish you Happy Birthday! nt Lucid Dreamer Mar 2020 #85
Thank you ever so much. I just had to put my 2 cents in. There are more than a few of us Doitnow Mar 2020 #93
If Biden is successful on Tuesday JustAnotherGen Mar 2020 #88
I am also an older Bernie supporter. totodeinhere Mar 2020 #89
We started musicman65 Mar 2020 #47
Well Mike said that he will be in it to the bitter end but that might just be campaign talk. totodeinhere Mar 2020 #48
Well, he wasn't necessarily talking about being a candidate until then. MineralMan Mar 2020 #51
Here in NC, many of us waited to early vote until Bloomberg's first debate wishstar Mar 2020 #49
Interesting. MineralMan Mar 2020 #52
A good friend of mine who gave up on Joe a few weeks ago is now back on board with him. cwydro Mar 2020 #53
We had the opposite reaction... Sancho Mar 2020 #55
Florida's problem isn't media cost HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #56
We've seen almost 3 decades of politics in Florida... Sancho Mar 2020 #63
Me too hbhall Mar 2020 #58
Think my husband is sticking with Bloomberg. He's Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2020 #59
My hope is ooky Mar 2020 #60
Sticking with Bloomberg unless he withdraws, then I'll go to Biden. Kaleva Mar 2020 #62
Same here.. Moderateguy Mar 2020 #74
Bloomberg is the backup to Biden for many. Kaleva Mar 2020 #79
Six of the Super Tuesday states customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #81
I agree with Mineralwoman's insight Pachamama Mar 2020 #64
A very good sign disndat Mar 2020 #65
I took the Biden plunge. gordianot Mar 2020 #66
I'm switching to Biden also vlyons Mar 2020 #67
I can relate. Until SC, I considered the possibility of voting Bloomberg robbedvoter Mar 2020 #69
There is unquestionably media manipulation DarthDem Mar 2020 #87
Fascinating. I've never cared much for Bloomberg. PatrickforO Mar 2020 #70
From your lips wryter2000 Mar 2020 #72
I hope you are right about Bloomberg. Chemisse Mar 2020 #73
Thank god! LaurenOlimina Mar 2020 #77
Bloomie's not going to spend good money after bad customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #80
I don't know the man personally, so I can't make a statement like that. MineralMan Mar 2020 #82
Only what I've seen customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #83
Bloomberg Is Counting On A Brokered Convention (His Own Words) corbettkroehler Mar 2020 #94
Maybe you need to find other sources for your predictions... ehrnst Mar 2020 #95
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