2020 Election Thread (formerly: 2020 Presidential Candidates Thread) (Part 1)

I think Rubio has been paid to support the Democrats.

It’s the only thing that makes sense, the way he keeps claiming how awesome they are.

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Even leaving aside the Texas/Arkansas factor…

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That is equally true of almost every politician in this country that supports gun control, though. Very few of them care enough to try to do anything about the cops. Some of them are even prosecutors.

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To quote from an old thread:

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THIIIISSSSSSSS:

Putting this in this thread, but I think it’s important, regardless of where any of us live. Politics literally determines who eats, where people sleep and what they are allowed to do with their own bodies. If you don’t think that’s important, I don’t know what to say.

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Also a killer band name

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I’m sorry - but it’s too expensive. It will cost several times the entire US GDP!

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If Rubio starts talking about taco trucks on every corner under the Dems it’s confirmed!

It belongs in this topic, as it’s apparent that some people do think the election is about entertaining them or about vindicating a personality cult.

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It would appear that contrary to statements about having moved on from previous attitudes regarding LGBT people - some sentiment remains.

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He’s Cuban-American. It will be cubano trucks. In which case, sign me up!

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in some states, for state office, there’s just one primary, open to everybody, it seems to work fine

party activists don’t like it, of course, because the stupid-crazy polarization-for-profit system that we mostly have now is mostly what they want

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We have this too, but not to determine a party’s nominee.

Sanders was taken out of context here. Her main point was that the amount of crossover voting for Bernie in open primaries proves his broad appeal.

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while unfortunately i do believe that to be true ( last election people in my family were undecided between trump and sanders during the primaries - white, male, anti-establishment ) – it pains me that the democrats are still thinking that they need to fight over republicans.

i think the real reason sanders has been doing well is that there are a lot of people who believe in his policies.

it’s like people have forgotten that an unpopular candidate, with meh policies beat trump by 3 million votes. and that while trump has gotten more popular with republicans he’s gotten less popular with everyone else

in my opinion, everyone needs to stop worrying about how trump’s supporters will vote - and start focusing on the rest of the country

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People who get all bothered by the “socialist” thing need to look at actual policies. Sanders is middle-of the road New Deal Democrat. It’s the party that’s shifted way to the right. He’s in line with crazy revolutionaries like these guys:

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Can I just give this a HUGE “Amen, and Preach ON!!”

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That interview was actually from last election. The point is still good: you prove electability by winning elections, and that’s the main benefit of a sequence of contested primaries. I hate that Bloomberg, Buttigieg, and yesterday even Warren are making “electability” attacks on Bernie. (I’m kind of impressed that Biden is still focusing on policy differences.) Also the press, but they always do that.

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