The democratic nominee



  • Trump will be in the debates. His campaign is always prepping.



  • @FarmerJayhawk I can’t wait!



  • Which of the candidates do you think would beat Trump most heartily in a debate?



  • @approxinfinity said in The democratic nominee:

    Which of the candidates do you think would beat Trump most heartily in a debate?

    Klobuchar. Pete and Warren are too canned, Biden forgets what day it is, and Bernie would lose his cool and have a coronary.



  • @FarmerJayhawk I was thinking pretty much the same. I also worry that Yang and Pete are too green and may not have the depth of knowledge you would want when off their message.



  • I think Klobuchar would beat the dirt out of his rug.



  • @approxinfinity Pete! Kamela would have killed him too



  • I don’t know. Kamala was too much about race. I don’t think he’d take the bait like she’d think he would. Kamala felt like her own brand of crazy narcissist.



  • She’s a tough prosecutor! Everyone of them excluding the old guys, would kill him! His vocabulary is limited and he can’t intimidate them! Maybe they could do maps, he could bring his sharpie and point out ks or mizzou! 🤣 what an idiot! I really did hear he won’t do a debate.



  • Trump debates aren’t even debates. The words out of his mouth are so meaningless at this point I don’t think that any Dem challenger should debate him either. How do you prep for a policy debate against a man who says one thing while actively doing the exact opposite?

    You can’t hit him on it because he just said that is what he supports. Or he’ll just say “WRONG” into the microphone with anything you say whether it’s true or not.

    So, what I think the Dem challenger should do is host a televised rally, townhall or interview every single night after they win the nomination. Stick to policy and hit him on his policy when he can’t spin it or lie about it. Do not give Trump a platform with independents where he can sell them snake oil. Force him to choose between campaigning and golf. Force him to try to keep up with you.

    But that’s just my opinion. I’m sure whoever the Dem candidate is will run another terrible campaign.



  • @Kcmatt7 said in The democratic nominee:

    But that’s just my opinion. I’m sure whoever the Dem candidate is will run another terrible campaign.

    “And by the way, I’ve got a plan for the Midwest — and we can include New Hampshire as well,” Klobuchar told Sunday’s middle school gym crowd. “We’re going to build a beautiful blue wall around these states, and we’re going to make Donald Trump pay for it.”

    … Amy needs Biden to fall apart, swallow his camp, then grab Warren’s supporters who are caught between 1) wanting a progressive and 2) wanting to vote for a woman who has people skills and is capable of compromise (i.e. not wanting to jump ship for Bernie when it’s clear he’s the progressive left standing). She has a path. Then if she can get Biden, Yang and Dave Chapelle to turn out the minority vote in the South she’d be alright!

    I think it’ll become more clear that Pete isn’t a moderate. He’s further left than Klobuchar. If she can paint that picture, I think he’ll get stuck between being not progressive enough for Bernie people and not moderate enough for everyone else… or he’ll beat them both by convincing the country that he’s positioned in the sweet spot between both @Crimsonorblue22



  • @approxinfinity Pete would be winning by a landslide if he wasn’t gay. I believe that.

    But he is. So I think Amy has the best chance of beating Trump. She’d secure MN, WI and MI. So she had the most room for error.

    I think Bernie will get the nomination and middle America will vote Trump again because once again they were given “two bad choices and they had to choose the lesser evil.”

    The only reason I’m not opposed to Bernie is because I think he could still win. He’s polled fine against Trump in swing states. He worries me in the WI, MN and MI area though… but even the most recent Florida poll has him beating Trump. I don’t mean to take that as gospel, but he’d at least compete is my point.

    I don’t want Biden. He would lose.

    I think Bloomberg would win because he’d spend $1B to win. I just think that’s a poor way to govern. I think the funny thing is his flaws are roughly the same as Trumps, only he has some semblance of integrity as evidence by how people trust Bloomberg as a news source.

    Warren would lose. She might be the smartest and most qualified out of the bunch. But there is just something there that people don’t like. She’d struggle to win, imo.



  • Amy holding strong at 20ish %. She is ramping up her efforts in Nevada and placed two ads there starting tomorrow.



  • @Kcmatt7 It looks like Warren and Biden won’t be an issue much longer. We will be left with only (legit) people that we can agree have a chance against Trump.



  • I wonder who is going to steal Biden’s thunder in SC. Could make things a lot easier if he underperforms there.



  • Pete has a minority voter and ground game problem. That campaing is well-organized in Iowa and NH, but not many other spots.

    D’s now have a fairly big problem with a split decision in Iowa/NH. Oddly enough, Biden still has a pretty strong argument to make he’s the most viable in swing states given his popularity with minority voters. I think his natural heir in the field if his collapse continues is Bloomberg. SC D voters are very non-ideological and transactional. I don’t think he’ll do great in SC since he’s not really playing there, but he certainly could get in late given his unlimited resources.

    Bernie is definitely the favorite at this point, but the narrative around his candidacy is taking on water. He isn’t bringing out new voters. Iowa turnout was about on par with 16 (way down from 08) and NH is down from 16. I don’t see his revolution schtick at all. But I will say he’s got a good ground game and will over perform his popular vote share in the delegate count, which is really all that matters.

    Amy has a ground game and money problem. She may surprise in Nevada, but she doesn’t have the capacity to move the metaphorical mountain on Super Tuesday. She hasn’t even polled above 2% in SC since October.

    My dark horse is Steyer. He’s going to do well in SC and has a massive war chest.

    Also, the knives will start to come out. Some R friends of mine gave me a preview of some of the oppo about to drop and it’s going to get really, really ugly.

    Everyone else might as well call it quits.



  • So Steyer is all over the airwaves in SC. The Biden spoiler. Interesting. Never considered that.



  • Oh yes. He’s polling a solid second behind Biden right now. The odds of a floor fight are growing.



  • @FarmerJayhawk how is Amy going to appeal to the black vote? What’s her best play there? Does it matter if she performs in SC right now? What does she need to show in SC?



  • I was impressed to see Klobuchar on Fox a few days ago and on The View. She’s trying to get exposure to moderate Republicans. Who else is doing that?



  • @approxinfinity said in The democratic nominee:

    @FarmerJayhawk how is Amy going to appeal to the black vote? What’s her best play there? Does it matter if she performs in SC right now? What does she need to show in SC?

    She has to over perform in Nevada (beat Pete and Biden) then maybe win South Carolina. At some point she has to win. She’s maybe the least ready to rumble on Super Tuesday. The only state she may win is Minnesota. Honestly I don’t really see a path for her. Seems very Kasich to me.



  • Then it’s probably Buttigieg. Bernie’s supporters are committed but he’s not going to get more votes unless Pete drops out.



  • I want to hear Buttigieg speak tonight. Klobuchars speech was essentially her stump speech, same jokes and turns of phrase. One of the voters in NH was talking about how Pete was a fast thinker and able to speak off the cuff eloquently. With that in mind I want see him speak off the cuff.



  • I don’t really see a path for Pete either. Not very organized in Super Tuesday states and not polling well at all in Nevada or SC. Has never clicked with minority voters. He’s probably toast if he gets 5th in NV and SC.

    If I had to put them in order of likelihood: Bernie, Biden, Bloomberg… Steyer… Pete, Amy



  • I’m no democrat, but if I was I’d vote Buttigieg. I think he is the best chance for the DNC. Only thing he doesn’t do well with the African American voters. Tough.



  • Watching Pete’s speech right now to his NH supporters. Excellent.



  • If my math is right (big if) Pete will come away with more delegates by a couple.



  • “And let me say that this victory right here, is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

    You’re a bad, bad man Bernie. Yeah @Kcmatt7, Bernie will beat Trump. @Crimsonorblue22 when you said “everyone besides the old guys” for who could out debate Trump, you were referring to Biden and… Sanders? The guy on my TV right now is going to beat the crap out of Trump in a debate.



  • Here comes the oppo… BTW, Culinary is basically Harry Reid’s political arm and supports Biden. https://twitter.com/ralstonreports/status/1227443066526687233?s=21



  • 1.6%, Pete really narrowed the gap.



  • Fun national poll result; 2nd choice of Biden supporters: Bernie 28%, Bloomberg 23%, Warren 16%. Voters tend to be less ideological than we assume.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in The democratic nominee:

    Fun national poll result; 2nd choice of Biden supporters: Bernie 28%, Bloomberg 23%, Warren 16%. Voters tend to be less ideological than we assume.

    Interesting. Part of that I think is that Bernie has been campaigning hard with minorities. Referred to as “Uncle Bernie” by his Hispanic supporters.

    Yeah, also the narrative that this is a race of moderates vs progressives is divisive, language that Fox is happy to chuck about. It’s more in the interest of unity to look at the field as multifarious



  • @approxinfinity said in The democratic nominee:

    @FarmerJayhawk said in The democratic nominee:

    Fun national poll result; 2nd choice of Biden supporters: Bernie 28%, Bloomberg 23%, Warren 16%. Voters tend to be less ideological than we assume.

    Interesting. Part of that I think is that Bernie has been campaigning hard with minorities. Referred to as “Uncle Bernie” by his Hispanic supporters.

    Yeah, also the narrative that this is a race of moderates vs progressives is divisive, language that Fox is happy to chuck about. It’s more in the interest of unity to look at the field as multifarious

    Nevada is going to be a fun stress test of that appeal. Been on MSNBC most of the night and they talk about it quite a lot as well. Easy shorthand for folks to wrap their heads around, but doesn’t really match most voters.



  • So Bloomberg presumably comes in with the attack ads on Trump en force. Because thats how he brands himself, like a rich cavalry swooping in over the hills to help the good guys in the skirmish. He can’t attack the Dems, at least at first, because he’ll be instantly hated.

    So does a prolonged attack campaign against Trump help the Democratic cause? My guess is yes? But I hope its done well, because for better or worse, it will be what determines if the Democrats can attract voters outside the party.



  • From living in NC, Bloomberg is EVERYWHERE on TV. Big sporting event, news event, local newscast, you name it. He’s on the air. I’ve seen ads from 3 candidates so far: Trump, Bloomberg, and Steyer.

    My theory is Bloomberg is running for POTUS in part because candidates get all the best advertising rates from TV stations, where Super PACs get much higher rates. He can act as a D Super PAC and carpet bomb Trump at about a third the cost of a real Super PAC.



  • NH is Bernie’s backyard. For Pete to come into New England and nearly match him is saying something. But yes – it is a predominately white state and things may change in other states.



  • @FarmerJayhawk I have seen not a single political ad in Virginia save Trump during the Superbowl yet. Hadn’t occurred to me about the ad rates. Very interesting.

    Bloomberg prefers Bernie to Trump, right? (I admittedly know very little about Bloomberg)

    What grade would you give Bloomberg’s ads? What is the content like? What do you think the impact of the ads you’ve seen thus far would be?



  • While you are talking political advertising… this was interesting to me… https://www.wired.com/story/right-left-news-site-ad-tracking/

    Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

    One analysis of news outlets found that the median popular right-wing site planted 73 percent more cookies than its left-wing counterpart.



  • @bskeet hmm! I knew I shouldn’t have read those Fox News articles… I get texted by Republican groups all the time. Annoys the hell out of me.



  • @approxinfinity you know… that’s a really great question. I bet both give him the willies for different reasons (Trump is just an awful person/POTUS and Bernie loathes people like Bloomberg) but I think he’d probably vote for Bernie over Trump.

    I think they’re good. He has an A+ media team, in part because he’s paying well above market for great staff. Very non-ideological, get stuff done kind of ads. His ad about getting fired then starting Bloomberg media is really good. I don’t care for Bloomberg the politician but his campaign is solid.

    Hmmm… would be interesting to figure out how you got on their text list. Most times campaigns buy, sell, and lease lists like Hertz



  • It’s crazy that they said something like 31% of people who voted in the NH primary weren’t decided before the last debate. It make the case that it doesn’t matter if Bloomberg gets in late or even advertises in markets other than the ones in the next couple primaries.

    I responded to conservative tweets and posted on comment threads on conservative news sources, stuff like that. I’m assuming that is how they got me.



  • @approxinfinity

    I get at least 2 phone calls per day from “re-elect Trump” with a recording of him screaming about something and begging for money. Have no idea how my phone number ended up on their call list… could be they just robo call every land line in red states. Hope it costs him a dime every time. LOL



  • @DanR that’s hilarious because of how much you dislike him. I swear they target those people on purpose



  • @kjayhawks Is it hilarious or is it harassment… a fine line… Just like talking about federal judges disparagingly right before they’re about to sentence your buddies. Only, that’s not funny at all.



  • @approxinfinity I don’t know anything about the judge deal. But if you can get harassment charges on automated calls let me know because I get those all the dang time. I’d be a millionaire pretty quick, the call about my cars warranty happened about every day for 6 months to me last year. I’d be fine if all of those calls stopped but I’d bet good money democratic nominees are calling people that don’t want it either. If you don’t want it you should be consistent with it, not just for the people you don’t like.



  • @kjayhawks It is actually s big disparity between the amount of texts i get from republican causes vs democratic, way way more from the republicans. And I have never gotten a robo call from a democratic and have gotten many from republicans.

    To your point, the car warranty calls i would absolutely call harassment. They’re trying to sell me a bs ancillary warranty, completely ignore my requests to cease and desist, and when I question their reps about what company they belong to, they either hang up or tell me that their company is named Warranty Department. no shit. That’s what one told me when I grilled her.



  • @approxinfinity It wouldn’t surprise me if they call people registered in the opposing party. I against any of these type of phone calls personally. I actually haven’t got calls from any political party yet, I did last election season from both so I’d be shocked if it ain’t coming unfortunately.



  • There is a reason the establishment including the DNC is so afraid of Bernie. I can’t see him getting the nomination despite winning primaries.

    He would be the first actual liberal president since…well in a long damn time? Obama was basically a Republican if you really think about it. On material grounds, he’s as pro-capitalist right wing as they come. His niche exists solely to placate the working class into feeling like they’re not losing as much ground as they could be. (So the bottom 80% of households can feel grateful they’ve only lost like 20% to 40% of their net worth instead of more.) On empty symbolic grounds he’s cosmetically different, but that only matters if one is a race-brain justice lord that cares about platitudes and cliches more than who gets a pay raise and who gets a pay cut.

    I could go on about Obama with more examples, but I think the point is made. I kinda wonder what Bernie would really be able to do. God forbid there be less profit off of human suffering and basic human rights.

    The worst candidate is Bloomberg. He was a long term Republican and now since he put the D next to his name we are supposed to believe he is a liberal? Lol…

    Ultimately it doesn’t matter who is president*, but I’m still voting and encourage others to do the same.

    *in name, since the real presidents are Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Lockheed Martin.



  • I’d like to rewrite the constitution.



  • @mayjay you could do the legal terms for me and @justanotherfan


Log in to reply