I'm aware. Doesn't make it any less true. Satire comes from a place of truth.
artscallion said: "I'm aware. Doesn't make it any less true. Satire comes from a place of truth." So let's hear it, if Biden isn't the answer, who is?
LYLS3637 said: "So let's hear it, if Biden isn't the answer, who is?"I'm not convinced that Dems have the answer right now. I'm not convinced at all that Trump wont take a second term.My personal choice, at this point, is Warren/Buttigieg. But I'm pretty sure that if she wins the primary, all we'll hear for the next year is endless chants of "Pocahontas" from Trump's rallies. And it will dominate everything else so that nothing she's says will get any attention or traction.
2016 proved that whatever you thought about predictions was wrong. So I’m not going to predict anything, just give my gut feeling. And that is that of everyone who has announced their candidacy so far, Joe Biden is the only person who can stand next to Donald trump on a debate stage and walk away a champ. He is the only one who can look at trump on national television and tell him to shut the f*ck up. Trump is absolutely no match for Biden when they’re face to face and no matter what you think of him right now, 19 months before the election, is what can push him over the edge.It’s disheartening and SCARY that so many Dems and “Dems” are so focused on his age and his race and not his ability to save this country. These people would rather garner some meaningless “woke votes” via likes on social media for calling out his race, than actually work to keep this pseudo-dictator out of office for another four years and appointing AT LEAST one other seat to the SCOTUS, thereby changing America for the worse for at least the rest of their lifetimes. But hey, at least they got three likes on a post about white people running for President.
"A month ago I thought Biden was our best hope. What a difference a few weeks makes. I think the damage is already done with allegations of his violations of women’s personal boundaries. (I’ll save my very conflicted feelings about that for another day). Liberals will likely never vote en masse for a candidate with such accusations circling around him."What a difference a few decades make...lol. During the height of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, I vividly recall older men in my family and a few men much my senior at work suggesting that Anita Hill was simply "too unsightly" for a man of Thomas' stature to pursue. One even suggested that Hill should have been thankful that any male expressed interest in her because he didn't consider her a "looker". For the record, I always found her attractive and think that she's aged gracefully, not that their thoughts or mine on her looks matter much. There are a few women in my circle who've never forgiven Biden for what they characterize as his unbridled willingness to discredit Hill to take one for the team. How dare she upset the natural order. O tempora o mores Regarding the allegations of violation of personal space, blah, blah, blah...I'll wrap this up with javero's four maxims:(1) allegations are just that...allegations(2) there is no perfect person 35 years of age or above in the US(2) there is no Utopia on this earth, Bernie and AOC(3) politics is about compromise(4) Voters 50 years of age or older actually fuggin' vote Nota Bene: 2024 will be the year of Nimrata "Nikki" Haley so let's not fuggup this election!
Thanks to that video, I've shed a bucket of tears for two days now. I tend to choke up as soon as I hear the bit about "an aberrant moment in time". The video was all the affirmation I need. Thanks Uncle Joe for reassuring me at least that this too shall pass. May your days be many and your troubles be few!
LYLS3637 said: "You have the former Vice President and the runner up from the last cyclemustering (at most!) an average of 25% a piece in both national and early state polling. Granted, it's 10 months before a single vote is cast, but that's incredibly indicative of an engaged base of voters who want someone else.You do realize that 25% is a huge market share when consumers choose between that many options, right?For similar reasons, this would appear to have all the ingredients for a brokered convention.
javero said: "Thanks to that video, I've shed a bucket of tears for two days now. I tend to choke up as soon as I hear the bit about "an aberrant moment in time". The video was all the affirmation I need. Thanks Uncle Joe for reassuring me at least that this too shall pass. May your days be many and your troubles be few!" +1 for me! I was undecided up until his announcement, first leaning towards Mayor Pete but then going back to Warren (since she's the only outspoken candidate who is pushing for impeachment, and really understands what impeachment is and how important that T-rump gets impeached not matter the results). Then I saw Biden's announcement, and I know he's the one. I am very disappointed that not more Democratic candidates have stood with Warren for impeachment (Castro is with her, and Harris...most of the others - including Pete - won't commit to a 'yes'.
henrikegerman said: "LYLS3637 said: "You have the former Vice President and the runner up from the last cyclemustering (at most!) an average of 25% a piece in both national and early state polling. Granted, it's 10 months before a single vote is cast, but that's incredibly indicative of an engaged base of voters who want someone else.You do realize that 25% is a huge market sharewhen consumers choose between that many options, right?For similar reasons, this would appear to have all the ingredients for a brokered convention."Based on their positions within the Democratic Party nationally, Biden and Sanders should have at least 2/3 of the vote between them right now. It's telling that only a few months ago, an average of 55-59% of Democratic primary voters chose "Someone entirely new/different" as their preferred candidate. That's not a great sign for the former Vice President and the 2016 runner up, especially since they both have nearly 100% name ID.
Jordan Catalano said: "It’s way too early to read anything into polls about anyone. Just remember where Obama was at this point in 2007."Of course. Polling right now is largely based on name recognition. But the difference between now and 2007 is that in the 2008 cycle, there was no natural narrative of a candidate. Gore and Kerry slammed the door on any potential runs in late 2006 and the runner up in 2004 was Edwards who only received 13% of the delegates. With the former VP and the 2016 runner up who garnered 46% of the pledged delegates, a natural narrative exists around those two, and based on where they've been nationally, it should bother them that over half of Democratic voters want "someone new"... We'll see what happens when voters start paying attention this Fall. I'm hoping that helps Biden's cause...
"Joe Biden is the only person who can stand next to Donald trump on a debate stage and walk away a champ."Kamala Harris would DESTROY Trump on a debate stage.
ErikJ972 said: "Kamala Harris would DESTROY Trump on a debate stage."She would. However, Kamala reads very lawyerly and not personable. I think she's a very smart woman and am glad she's my Senator but I don't think she has the charisma to beat Trump . While that shouldn't matter in these things, the reality is it does.
I love Kamala but I do not think it will be a year for a woman, a gay man or a person of color. Trump has set us back too far. So Biden I believe is the only one who can beat him. I just want someone to beat Trump and then any great thing that happens after that will be gravy.
I'm with Wildcard & SmoothLover. I suspect that "optics" will play a huge role in the next general election. Trump must face an adversary who can square off against him eye-to-eye and exude strength on any debate stage. Trump's lurking behind Hillary on the debate stage the last time out was a deliberate attempt on his part to intimidate her. He was subliminally reminding her and his base that she couldn't escape his shadow. He was later captured looming over wife Melania as she cast her ballot at the polls. He is a man who expects women to serve him in some way and to always bring up the rear. Daughter Ivanka alone seems to be his point of vulnerability.Optically, only Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and possibly Bernie Sanders, are a good match up. They're his peers age-wise which works in their favor. Warren has reached the point in her career and personal life where she no longer gives a shaite what men like Trump think of her competence, appearance, or probity. In manner and demeanor, Trump will dismiss Mayor Pete, Beto, and Corey as his illegitimate kids and Kamala, Amy, and Kirsten as Miss Universe rejects who refused to allow him in their pants. That will likely be his base's take away at least.Perhaps a few of you will be disgusted by my post but it's Trump at issue here.
If there are any firsts this time around it will be a woman VP. Biden/Harris comes to mind.
Joe was at the Stonewall Inn today!
I think if you want a Democrat to beat Trump you have to look at the long game. And it really boils down to who can beat him.
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