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The Democrat's roster for a Trump - beater in 2020

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Castro drops out of 2020 U.S. presidential race: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-castro/castro-drops-out-of-2020-u-s-presidential-race-idUSKBN1Z10ZE

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Julian Castro, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who became San Antonio mayor and a U.S. housing secretary, suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential run on Thursday after a candidacy overshadowed by more famous liberals.

The departure of the only Latino from the campaign, a month or so ahead of early nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, leaves 14 Democratic candidates tmsnrt.rs/2Ff62ZC in a still crowded field seeking the party's nomination to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November.

The charisma and assertiveness that helped make Castro, 45, a rising star in the Democratic Party did not translate into enough support to compete against better-known candidates, including progressive U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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And another one bites the dust.   

 

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Marianne Williamson Withdraws from the Presidential Race: https://reason.com/2020/01/12/marianne-williamson-withdraws-from-the-presidential-race/

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The most interesting thing about Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign may be that it did about as well as you'd ordinarily expect a Marianne Williamson campaign to do. The self-help writer and spiritual leader, who suspended her New Age quest for the Democratic nomination on Friday, made a splash in the press and the meme factories by sounding so different from the other candidates. But her poll numbers never climbed above the low single digits, and now she has withdrawn before the voting begins. Apparently, the Oprah constituency isn't enough to win a major party's presidential nod this year. Maybe Oprah herself could do it, but not a mere Oprah guest.

That should not be surprising. Major political parties do not usually hand their national tickets to celebrity candidates who don't have any elected experience. But one of them did just that last time around, and the guy they picked then got elected president. And that experience has thrust some traumatized analysts into a state of epistemic nihilism, as though they can't entirely rule out the possibility that the Democrats will nominate an AI and the Republicans will nominate Bernie Sanders.

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Another one bites the dust.

 

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34 minutes ago, swordfish said:

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I totally get the Alfred E. Neuman slant. 

But seriously has anyone ever seen Mayor Pete and Atticus Shaffer (Brick "In The Middle") in the same room. Dude even has the same haircut.

 

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Mr. Booker is out, they are now dropping like flies:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/politics/cory-booker-ends-presidential-race/index.html

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Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he will end his campaign after failing to qualify for the Democratic debate planned for Tuesday in Iowa.

"It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I've always said I wouldn't continue if there was no longer a path to victory," Booker said in an email to supporters Monday.
 
The New Jersey Democrat's announcement came a day before six presidential candidates will participate in the CNN/Des Moines Register's debate in Des Moines, Iowa. He did not qualify for the event. It also came as the Senate gears up for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
 
"Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win -- money we don't have, and money that is harder to raise because I won't be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington," Booker wrote.

 

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Sanders Wins Support of Crucial Nevada Teachers Union: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/sanders-wins-support-of-crucial-nevada-teachers-union/

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders picked up a coveted endorsement from the largest teacher’s union in Nevada on Tuesday, marking much-needed working class support for him in the early voting state.

The Clark County Education Association, representing 19,000 educators and other licensed professionals in the Las Vegas area, announced their support Tuesday for the Vermont senator in comments first reported by Buzzfeed News.

“Senator Sanders has a stellar record of supporting educators. His position on public education issues is second to none. He has always been a champion for educators and working class people,” union president Vikki Courtney in a statement.

“We appreciated that Sen. Sanders came to us, very much reached out to us, and wanted to speak to us,” Courtney added. “He is concerned about access to education for kids, for students themselves but also for the adults who are the educators. The student loan debt is part of that idea, it is hard to achieve when it costs so much to go to school. And that part is important because we’re lacking educators. We’re 1000 teachers short here in Nevada.”

The school district associated with the union, the Clark County School District, is the fifth-largest in the nation.

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So I guess we now know who @DanteEstonia is voting for..........................

 

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2 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

I would have voted for him without the endorsement.

Why?

 

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32 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Sanders Wins Support of Crucial Nevada Teachers Union: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/sanders-wins-support-of-crucial-nevada-teachers-union/

So I guess we now know who @DanteEstonia is voting for..........................

 

I would have voted for him without the endorsement. Double post

3 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Why?

 

Why not?

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Double post, please delete.

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9 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

I would have voted for him without the endorsement. Double post

Why not?

If "why not" (aka "not Trump")  is you and other socialists primary reason for voting for Mr. Sanders then I fear for the future of our country.

 

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3 hours ago, Muda69 said:

If "why not" (aka "not Trump")  is you and other socialists primary reason for voting for Mr. Sanders then I fear for the future of our country.

 

There’s always none of these candidates, finished mid pack in the five horse race in Nevada in 2016.

 

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4 hours ago, Muda69 said:

If "why not" (aka "not Trump")  is you and other socialists primary reason for voting for Mr. Sanders then I fear for the future of our country.

 

I view Senator Sanders to be the best option in 2020.

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6 hours ago, Muda69 said:

If "why not" (aka "not Trump")  is you and other socialists primary reason for voting for Mr. Sanders then I fear for the future of our country.

 

Why not, they seem like a reasonable group.

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/project-veritas-video-cops-will-be-beaten-if-bernie-doesn-t-get-nomination-Bc8QfUmU80qTEbz1j1-qFg?fbclid=IwAR1K-mU5R8o9_Nr34oQR5MoJ65x4daj2UIihWRv1pSwfFQGESUyRxJVSMrc

 

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12 hours ago, DanteEstonia said:

I view Senator Sanders to be the best option in 2020.

Why?  What kind of leadership qualities do you believe Mr. Sanders brings to the office of POTUS?  Or is it all about the "free stuff" he and the other socialists are promising to give to Americans?

 

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16 hours ago, Muda69 said:

If "why not" (aka "not Trump")  is you and other socialists primary reason for voting for Mr. Sanders then I fear for the future of our country.

 

Uni -Fear

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1 hour ago, Muda69 said:

Why?  What kind of leadership qualities do you believe Mr. Sanders brings to the office of POTUS?  Or is it all about the "free stuff" he and the other socialists are promising to give to Americans?

 

Senator Sanders is the same kind of leader as FDR and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Admittedly I saw very little of the debate last night, but one thing hit me, regardless of the topic, Joe Biden has already lead the charge on it, i.e., he authored and got passed the first peace of climate change (then global warming) legislation back in like 86 or 87. So if Biden has already done all this stuff, why is it still a problem? 

Nearly 100 years of service at the national level among the six candidates last night. Two of them have 0 experience at the national level. And all I hear from them is what's wrong with the country and they're solutions. So they get a pass on their collective nearly 100 years in creating this mess, and their answer is more of it? Tom Steyer doesn't get a pass either, from what I can gather rich folks are the biggest threat we face, aside from climate change of course, and Tom Steyer made his fortune running a hedge fund that caters to banks and in the words of his Wiki page, "high wealth individuals". So if we believe what we're being told, Steyer IS the problem. 

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32 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

Senator Sanders is the same kind of leader as FDR and Teddy Roosevelt.

FDR I can understand, but please expound on the shared leadership qualities and policy beliefs between Mr. Sanders and Teddy Roosevelt.

 

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