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Just left our monthly Democratic Party meeting

I live in a rural area outside of Nashville. Trump stronghold. That said, we had a huge turnout. Young, old and pissed. We usually have 25-30. 90-100 attended tonight. I took a few things away. These people will support anyone. Literally anyone to defeat Trump. Consensus was not very excited about old, white people but they will support the nominee ( and this was a group of white people!). Everyone loved Pete, Bernie was a risk but they like him and Biden would probably get nomination but little real enthusiasm for him. A state party data guru was there and was very optimistic. He said Trump hasn't expanded base and He thinks a 1.5% increase in turnout will beat Trump. Just an observation from my small town.

Why doesn't our candidate's

call Trump a racist or a bigot every time they refer to him? Is it childish? Probably but Trump needs his ego bruised daily. He picks names for our candidates and belittles them daily. I get to hear Crazy Joe and Socialist Bernie on the bus daily. Why do we seem to play by rules that applied pre 2016. Beto called Trump out daily, to the camera and to his face. If you think civility will win the day in 2020, your mistaken. I would talk about his affairs, his racism, his pussy grabbing- every day. But we won't.

Debate

I'm just not sure what another debate can tell.us about these candidates. I just don't. It's like a broken record. We know where they stand, these get pathetically low viewership and it's probably not going to move the needle.

VP picks

If the primary ends up to be long and close, I could see a candidate choosing a VP early , in attempt to get some additional traction and attempt to possibly motivate a specific denographic- especially since our front runners are older and white

my fear is we have a candidate problem

Our candidates are superior but unlike Clinton or Obama, the average voter may see an election between two old white dudes. Most of the public isn't as engaged or informed as DU. Far from it. Think about 2008. Obama won in Indiana. That takes a transformative candidate to pull that off. We don't have that in 2020. We have old, career, Washington insiders. Fact. The fact that this race will be close is pretty damning. Im sorry but there is a lack of excitement about our candidates. I work in politics. A passion to beat Trump? Yes, amoung the engaged. I just don't see movement like I did with Clinton and Obama.

Census question 2020

What election cycle does the 2020 Census data effect? I've read 4 articles the last 48 hours that say states that Trump won will likely pick up 4-8 electoral votes due to population decreases in NY, CA, IL, RI and MN. Projections have TX, AZ, FL and NC all gaining. I was just curious. Upside is those states are trending Blue

Thanks Bloomberg

Trump is buying a 60 second ad during Superbowl. I want to thank Bloomberg for doing the same. Although expensive, the audience is massive. The DNC should buy one and call him a racist to his face.

Census

I read a piece where NY and California will lose seats and Florida, Arizona, Texas and NC will probably gain seats. For what its worth

My lifelong Republcan mother just called

She is 70. A lifelong Republican. Never voted for a Democrat. She's white, has a Master's in Nursing and an amazing grandmother to my 18 yo HS senior. She said she is so alarmed by this Iran conflict and her grandsons future that she is going to vote for Joe Biden. She said she couldn't support "any of the the rest of them because they are too far left". Now...she knows I supported Bernie in 2016 and I'm a pretty liberal guy but I told her that's ok, I understand and Joe will be alright.

Question on war declaration

As with Iraq does the entire Congress vote to declare war or simply one chamber?
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