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By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  last year  •  47 comments

The Search Begins
"Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one." Monica Crowley

I have begun my research in earnest in regards to the candidates.  I like to gather as much information on all the contenders and pretenders. I still have not found anyone I can throw my support behind completely.  I am tired of the "lesser than 2 evils" approach that has become our Presidential Elections.

 What do you all think of Mike Bloomberg?  

Who is the front runner for you?

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TᵢG
Professor Principal
1  TᵢG    last year

I think Bloomberg is the only D candidate who has a chance to displace Trump in the general.    If the economy remains strong and people remain content (locally) history shows that the incumbent wins huge.   Simple fact is that voters tend to resist change when things seem to be working.

Bloomberg might be able to convince voters that electing him would not change the good times but would get the advantage of a PotUS who would act presidential.   Very tough gig, but I do not see anyone else having a chance to pull it off.

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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    last year

Anyone but Trump is the way to go. 

There is a group that has gained a modicum of publicity, called the Lincoln Project.  

It is a group of Republicans with relatively high profiles in the national media who are performing as activists against Trump's re-election. A specific part of their operation is the declaration that they, as Republicans, understand that the most important thing in 2020 is to remove Trump from office and end the daily damage he is doing to our national political and social institutions. Along those lines they urge people to vote for whoever the Democratic candidate is, in the recognition that four more years of Trump is worse than ANY of the Democrats, and they also urge that the Republican control of the US Senate come to an end in this election. 

If prominent long time republicans can go to these lengths, it is something every American should think about.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
3  Kathleen    last year

I guess Bloomberg would have a better chance then Sanders. Bloomberg’s biggest challenge will be the stop  and frisk that upset many minority’s. So he may have some trouble with those voters. He is moderate which is a must in the general election. Still, I would like to see him debate. Whether he can beat Trump, I honestly don’t know.

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Kathleen @3    last year
Still, I would like to see him debate. Whether he can beat Trump, I honestly don’t know.

Tonight we should get a look at him and see how the old people compare to each other.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    last year

Yeah really..

Most people are retired by then. I am very curious to see how all this plays out. I will come back on here after the debate and tell you who I would pick out of the Democrats.

 
 
 
katrix
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3.1.2  katrix  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.1    last year
Most people are retired by then

Quite a few of the candidates are just too old for my comfort. I guess I think it's even more important for them to select a good VP candidate since there is more chance that they won't complete their term.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kathleen @3    last year

Bloomberg has his stop and frisk where Trump has that bs Muslim ban.  I like that Bloomberg actually came out and said publicly that Trump is a pathological liar when no other candidate has had the brass cajones to do so even with the proof that he is.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    last year
Bloomberg has his stop and frisk

That's true. He also has those NDA's to worry about, and I don't think Warren will let that go.

Trump has that bs Muslim ban.

The correct part of that statement is the fact that it is bs. There was and is no Muslim ban--and never was.

I like that Bloomberg actually came out and said publicly that Trump is a pathological liar when no other candidate has had the brass cajones to do so even with the proof that he is.

Don't think that will drive Democrats to the polls. And if Bernie supporters feel as if they got screwed again, they won't vote for Bloomberg or any other Democratic nominee other than Bernie.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
4  Perrie Halpern R.A.    last year

My first choice is Bloomberg, second choice is Amy Klobuchar and then Mayor Pete. I am looking forward to this debate. Things should get very interesting. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
4.1  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4    last year

I thought Mayor Pete was a real dick to Senator Klobuchar over a Senate confirmation hearing vote.  She didn't handle it as well as she could have and almost lost it when he stupidly repeated it like it was important to anyone but him.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    last year

I have to agree with that, but on the dick scale, the front runners were the worst. 

 
 
 
PJ
Masters Participates
4.1.2  PJ  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    last year

Amy was a whiny bitch who tried to pull the gender card when Pete called her out on her voting record.  She became unhinged.   She was rude and obnoxious while he was calm and never once made it personal unlike her.  

Why would you think it's not important to discuss FACTS about someone's record?   

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
4.1.3  Split Personality  replied to  PJ @4.1.2    last year
Why would you think it's not important to discuss FACTS about someone's record?   

It isn't personal when some young smug guy claims you are personally responsible for the mess at the border?

Why would do think that out of the 500 plus Senate confirmations Klobuchar was involved with, that she would be personally responsible for one of those appointments who followed heinous orders from Trump, Sessions, Nielsen  and others about separating the children from their families.

It was the cheapest lowest debate tactic I have seen on the Democratic debate platform in recent memory.

It knocked Pete off my list because it was cold, cheap, unfair and he did it twice to make sure

Amy looked like she was nearly out of control. 

I wouldn't vote for her either after her reaction.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.3    last year
  I wouldn't vote for her either after her reaction.

Vote for Trump then. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  PJ @4.1.2    last year

Vote for Trump then. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.1    last year

Vote for Trump then. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.9  Texan1211  replied to    last year

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PJ
Masters Participates
4.1.10  PJ  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.3    last year

Really?  Pete said she was personally the only one responsible for the mess at the border?   She went berserk and was basically a poster child for the stereotype about women who are often described as being unhinged.   She kept raising her voice, cutting him off, flailing her hands around, tossing out personal insults and ignoring the moderators.  It was embarrassing to watch.  

Apparently you missed it so here you go.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to    last year

Glad to help. Maybe you are each other's speed. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.12  JohnRussell  replied to  PJ @4.1.10    last year

She didnt raise her voice anymore than anyone else up there did all night.  Probably less actually. 

 
 
 
PJ
Masters Participates
4.1.13  PJ  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.12    last year

So says you.  I believe she did raise her voice.  I was waiting for her to start screeching like a banshee 

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
4.1.14  Split Personality  replied to  PJ @4.1.13    last year

But she did not.  Thanks for proving it with a video.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.15  JohnRussell  replied to  PJ @4.1.13    last year

I think you are exaggerating a tad this time PJ. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
4.1.16  Split Personality  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.7    last year

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2  Texan1211  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4    last year

I have to say that Bloomberg's ads are much, much better than his debate performance.

Do you think he won over any voters last night?

I will say he had a couple of good moments, but overall, disappointing.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
Professor Participates
6  Dean Moriarty    last year

Right now my favorite is Vermin Supreme but I also like John McAfee.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
7  Raven Wing    last year
Who is the front runner for you?

Bloomberg. None of the women have a chance in hell of winning no matter how qualified they may be. Unfortunately for our country, America is just not ready to elect a woman President. 

They would rather elect a mangy dog than a fully qualified woman candidate. Hopefully, one day that will change. However, I don't see it happening with this election.

JMOO

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @7    last year

I don't agree. Hillary almost won had she done her due diligence. It's these two women that I am not sure of. I do like Klobuchar because she is so normal, but that doesn't seem to sell. But only time will tell. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    last year
Hillary almost won had she done her due diligence.

I agree about Hillary. She and her supporters thought too highly of her winning hands down, thinking that since Trump was an outsider and not by any means Presidential material, she would have the election wrapped up. Thus, they were all much to lax to take the election that serious.

 
 
 
PJ
Masters Participates
9  PJ    last year

I would have backed Michael Bennet but I guess he was too much of a gentlemen to make it.  I won't vote for Warren, Sanders or Klobitchy.  I would hold my nose and vote for Biden or Pete.

I don't care if Putin re-elects Trump.  The power is in Congress.  Patriots need to vote out the republican traitors.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.1  Texan1211  replied to  PJ @9    last year
I don't care if Putin re-elects Trump.

Putin hasn't elected anyone.

The power is in Congress.  Patriots need to vote out the republican traitors.

Good luck with that.

Hasn't worked out too well so far.

And if Democrats nominate Bernie, you can probably forget about ousting very many Republicans--and probably will lose seats overall.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
9.2  charger 383  replied to  PJ @9    last year
Patriots need to vote out the republican traitors.

Starting with Mitt Romney

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
10  Kathleen    last year

After the debate last night, I was disappointed. Some things were said very well, but I still cannot pick anyone on that stage right now.