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GRtak

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The 2020 election is already underway. Elizabeth Warren announced her exploratory committee on New Year's Eve. A slew of candidates have followed her over the last month, including Cory Booker who is the latest. I will list them all here, along with an NPR list that is updated, and has other potential candidates.

Which Democrats Are Running In 2020 — And Which Still Might

Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Julián Castro, Former secretary of housing and urban development

John Delaney, Former representative from Maryland's 6th District

Tulsi Gabbard, Representative from Hawaii's 2nd District

Kirsten Gillibrand , Senator from New York

Kamala Harris, Senator from California

Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts

Marianne Williamson, Spiritual guru, entrepreneur

Andrew Yang, Founder of Venture for America


That is it for the Democrats for now, but I am sure the bus will be packed before to long. Many expect Bernie Sanders to run again, and Mike Bloomberg* sure seems to be running even though he has not announced. There is also the Starbucks guy who is not sure yet, but will probably run as an independent.


*EDIT: Not Bloomberg, Bill De Blasio seems to be running despite not announcing yet.
 
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Not only the democrats think this way ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-once-called-the-electoral-college-a-disaster-for-democracy-now-he-says-its-far-better-for-the-usa/2019/03/20/dc038b76-4af7-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html
[...] President Trump, who once called the electoral college “a disaster for a democracy,” defended it on Tuesday night as “far better for the U.S.A.” amid growing calls from Democratic presidential hopefuls to abolish it.
 

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Not only the democrats think this way ...
You mean he thought that way, in the past. Funny how politicians decide whether or not to support the electoral college based on whether it works to their advantage or to their disadvantage. Not that we needed the additional evidence to their almost complete absence of intellectual honesty.
 

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Well, Beto just smashed Bernie's single-day fundraising record, so there's hope.

But we know how slim the chances of beating any incumbent president are, so I do rather not think it is about "Trump" or how "good" the country is doing (which is very much dependent on point of view).
 

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The Democrats are pulling a GOP move by not finding any good candidates. I can already envision the nicknames too...

Who's going to be a serious Challenger to Trump?

Elizabeth "you were right, I did pretend to be an Indian" Warren?
Beto "The Creepy Poet" O'Rourke?
Cory "Spartacus" Booker?
Bernie "bread lines are good" Sanders?
Kamala "Queen of the Homeless" Harris?
 

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I mean, nobody at this stage last go round could have predicted Trump, so I’ll be the first to admit I’m just spitballing here, but..

Out of the current candidates, I think Bernie might have the most traction, even if his politics (like his contemporaries) are fraudulent and misguided (and that last word is being generous). However, IF Biden ran like a moderate and IF Obama came out to campaign for him, I could see that working as well.

Beto is milquetoast, and apparently wants to campaign like the Canadian Liberals traditionally do (no hard platforms, just moving targets desperate to please/lie to everybody).

The intersectionalists desperately want none of the above, so they’re all pushing hard for Kamala Harris. Booker’s a fucking joke. Warren has been caught lying in the intersectional jar, so she’s out.

Regardless, until one of them has the guts to condemn infanticide, Trump can, and should, pull that card from now until election night.
 
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Regardless, until one of them has the guts to condemn infanticide, Trump can, and should, pull that card from now until election night.
Good point. The left has gone wildly crazy with abortions now. I always considered myself to be pro-choice but they're taking this to such an extreme that I'm finding myself arguing against abortions for the first time ever.
 
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