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primitives discuss a possible 2020 Demo presidential candidate
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:17:20 PM »
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211632944

Oh my.

By the way, it looks as if Omaha Steven's favorite hangout did no one any favors by changing formats; it appears to have all but killed the site.....right when it's most needed.

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still_one (60,522 posts)     Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:11 PM

Vermont newspaper begs Bernie Sanders not to run for president: 'There is too much at stake to take

that gamble'

An op-ed published Saturday in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus, a Vermont daily morning newspaper, begged Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) not to run for president, citing the former Democratic candidate’s “abrasive” personality and the “need to know when to step out of the way and let others carry the water for you.”

“Bernie Sanders should not run for president,” the paper wrote. “In fact, we beg him not to.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/vermont-newspaper-begs-bernie-sanders-not-run-president-much-stake-take-gamble/

There's some contentious comments by the primitives wiggle-waggling their armpits at each other, which is predictable, so some of the more unusual and usually unrelated comments instead.

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FarPoint (7,523 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:05 PM

96. Exactly....

Ya know...a part of me senses many of his supporters were fake trolls....paid plants to be Party disruptors....Just a feeling...no facts.....

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kstewart33 (6,315 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:22 PM

90. Perhaps people in Vermont are tired of how he repeatedly wins his Senate seat.

Bernie declares as a Democratic candidate and beats any Democrat who's running in the primary.

Then after he wins, he declines the nomination and runs as an Independent in the general election.

Then in the general election, winning is easy because there is NO DEMOCRAT ON THE BALLOT. All of his opponents are independents.

That's how he wins.

He's been using our party for years.

Uh huh.  That's why it's a good thing Hilda beat him out for the Demo nomination in 2016.

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George II (33,273 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:31 PM

97. Perhaps a more telling statistic might be the people who backed him financially in his most recent..

...Senate election in 2018.

Only 3% ($118,000) of his contributions came from within Vermont, 97% came from out of state. If money talks, the people of Vermont are whispering.

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thesquanderer (6,590 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:47 PM

100. Interesting point, though it could use more context. Specifically...

...how did that $118k compare to how much his Republican opponent raised (from within Vermont)?

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George II (33,273 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:45 PM

124. His opponent raised a lot less than Sanders, but the money he raised from within Vermont...

...was 36% of his total receipts.

It's difficult to compare, however, since the republicans in Vermont have rarely put up a viable candidate against him. His opponent raised only $41,000.

Sanders raised $3.9M for his Senate campaign, that's $3.8M from out of state. He received about a half a million dollars from California alone!

What might be more important is why so much "outside" money was sent to a Senate candidate from Vermont, the second smallest in the country by population. What are all those people expecting in return?

We know.  Socialism for thee, but not for me.....

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erronis (5,505 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:29 PM

28. From what I've read, Bernie has also been very unapproachable to Vermont news outlets

Not sure exactly why but I'll guess they ask pointed questions about his commitment to Vermont versus to the US elections.

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deurbano (1,850 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:00 PM

42. He looked so grouchy.....

^^^there's more to the primitive's comment above, but one gets the idea.
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Re: primitives discuss a possible 2020 Demo presidential candidate
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 08:35:23 AM »
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still_one (60,522 posts)     Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:11 PM

Vermont newspaper begs Bernie Sanders not to run for president: 'There is too much at stake to take

that gamble'

An op-ed published Saturday in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus, a Vermont daily morning newspaper, begged Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) not to run for president, citing the former Democratic candidate’s “abrasive” personality and the “need to know when to step out of the way and let others carry the water for you.”

“Bernie Sanders should not run for president,” the paper wrote. “In fact, we beg him not to.”

Translation: We hate Trump as much as you do, Bern, but you're a loser. Don't hand Trump an easy second term.
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Re: primitives discuss a possible 2020 Demo presidential candidate
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 09:22:42 AM »
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FarPoint (7,523 posts)      Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:05 PM

96. Exactly....

Ya know...a part of me senses many of his supporters were fake trolls....paid plants to be Party disruptors....Just a feeling...no facts.....
Pretty much describes the leftists on any issue.
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