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Name: Peg
Gender: Female
Hometown: New Jersey
Home country: USA
Current location: Tennessee
Member since: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:31 PM
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Another Day, Another Challenge

Of course, as Joe Biden supporters we should be accustomed to the next challenge and those to follow.

Still, it's an ants in the pants day as we watch the Biden upswing, the endorsements pouring in and Super Tuesday ready to take off. What appeared 'maybe' doable last week, seems well within the realm of possibility: Joe Biden holds his own tomorrow, shaves off Sanders' support and ends up within striking distance of the nomination, even without a majority at the convention. Right now, Nate Silver sees the possibly that no one has a majority at the end of the primary as the most likely outcome. That could change, of course, but if that happens we'll see the true strength of what coalition building and nurturing professional relationships over a career is all about. Being the perennial maverick/outsider by choice might have a romantic spin to it for some. But come the nitty-gritty of choosing sides, making one of the most important decisions affecting not simply the Democratic Party but the entire country, I know where I'd put my money. And it's not with Bernie.

So good luck to us all tomorrow. The anticipation is a thing of wonder.

and, of course:

Third Challenge, a Home Run

Joe Biden projected winner barely after the polls closed.

It's a home run, folks. A remarkable blowout. And Terry McAuliffe just endorsed.

AGO4JOE2020

Third Challenge Coming Up!

I'm feeling really optimistic about Saturday's South Carolina results. This will be the 3rd challenge Biden needs to meet in a convincing way to keep his campaign rolling forward. Polls indicate he'll win in SC. The question is the margin. We've read that the Trumpers have called on supporters to vote for Sanders, anything to screw the vote.

Will the MAGAs come out in substantial numbers, enough to affect the numbers?

We don't know. But I've read the Trumpers and Trumpettes are getting nervous about COVID-19, the way Trump and his gang of incompetents are handling the virus threat. Maybe it's sinking in that viruses have no political affiliation.

Whatever.

This I do know, the polls are fluid right now. In North Carolina, for instance, the early vote is down. The politicos on the ground claim it's because voters are waiting, they simply have not made up their minds. I'm predicting that if Biden blows out South Carolina, states like NC will cast their votes for Joe. Biden's numbers are back up in Florida (party-hearty for Castro is proving unpopular in the Sunshine State. Shocker). Texas also looks promising. As for the others? Biden has a good shot of racking up the southern sector and with a decisive win, more money will pour into campaign coffers equaling more ads and staff on the ground for future state-by-state competitions. The money has already started flowing since the last debate with Joe's strongest performance to date. At the moment, Bloomberg has stalled. His ads and his in-the-flesh debates are a 'can't compute' for many voters. That could change but right now it works to Biden's advantage. As for Sanders? He's getting whacked with is own personal history, the vetting that never happened in 2016.

We're definitely in turnaround country. Nothing is sure but possibility abounds.

Saturday night can't come quick enough!



Two Challenges Met With An Extra Debate For a WIN

Joe gave a good showing at last week's debate. He took 2nd place in Nevada despite the headwinds.. Tonight he clearly won the debate bringing his A game to the stage. Tomorrow Clyburn is expected to endorse Joe--a BFD--and a boost heading into South Carolina.

We're almost there, gang. The turnaround is in motion.

First of Three Challenges Met

Joe had a strong debate performance, sounded and looked presidential. Second challenge for Joe will be Nevada's results, and then onto South Carolina.

But tonight? Team Joe should be happy and proud. Joe Biden rose to the occasion!

GOJOE2020

Btw, I think Bloomberg was brought down to earth this evening. He may have more money than God but he has neither the presence nor delivery.

Tales from Tennessee

Sadly, the storyline is short and bland. Voted today at my regular polling place. The weather down here is miserable, gray and rainy, a continuation of a very wet winter. The traffic was nonexistent and the conversation nil.

But I voted for Joe and left with a smile. So, it wasn't completely shabby.

Joe Biden's comments on US strike and killing of Qassem Soleimani

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1212954848666234880


This is right in Joe Biden's wheelhouse. Biden is right to point out that the unintended consequences of this action could be explosive. For the entire region and beyond. Including the United States.

Trump may have thought this was an ideal distraction from his impeachment/criminal woes as well as payback: you hit me, I hit you back 10x harder. Only schoolyard bullies have no place on the world stage because the consequences of thoughtless action can be catastrophic. For everyone.

Donald Trump may have inadvertently just handed Joe Biden the White House. Because no one is looking to start WWIII and the Democratic candidate most solidly rooted in foreign affairs, diplomacy and geopolitics is the former Vice President.

Incredibly dangerous moment.

Okay, I'd like to know why I'm suddenly receiving contribution pleas from Bernie Sanders

Never voted for the man, never made a contribution to his campaign. I donated to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and have donated to Joe Biden this cycle.

That's it.

Yet today, I received another plea for money with the enticement that any contribution entitles the contributor to a copy of "Our Revolution."

No, thank you.

I've been sending my donations through ACTBLUE. Is there some sort of connection there because if there is I'm going to be pissed that my email address has been handed out.

Btw, I've received no donation plea from any other candidate. Biden's inquiries I expect. Bernie Sanders? Not so much.

A Telling Reminder from October

https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1190966317718921221

Yes, the numbers can always turn but from last month the headlines do not reflect the numbers.

Refereeing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren on Public Support for Medicare for All

Interesting article on the very subject we've all been 'discussing' of late--the popularity of Medicare 4 All vs a Medicare Who Want It (public option) Program. This is provided through Kaiser Healthcare News and Politifact.

According to the polls, choice in healthcare decisions wins the day as opposed to a single national healthcare system where everyone is required to join and private insurance goes bye-bye. Interestingly, the preference to open Medicare to those between the ages of 50-64 pulls the largest support (77%) crossing partisan lines where Democrats, Independents and Republicans actually agree on something. If I remember correctly this was, in fact, Elizabeth Warren's position a few short years ago.

The conclusion?

Buttigieg said that Americans “say that what they want is a choice” to join a single-payer system like Medicare rather than ending private insurance.

Polling on this question shows higher levels of support for an opt-in approach to expanding Medicare than for a required switch away from private insurance. We rate the statement True.



https://khn.org/news/refereeing-pete-buttigieg-elizabeth-warren-on-public-support-for-medicare-for-all/
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