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cali

(114,904 posts)
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:31 AM Jun 2016

To Change or Not to Change. That is the question.

Forgive me for that, it's more precise to say: to make perceived enormous changes for the sake of change and out of fear, or to largely stay the course and go with incremental change, that is the question.

Personality (yes, an election is always significantly about who we perceive a candidate to be) and the question above, are what I see the election coming down to.

And I suspect that the appetite for change, strong as it is, will diminish between now and then, and that Trump's personality issues will continue to grow (a bit) and become even more of an issue.

I am not saying HRC and democrats have this in the bag. I'd never say that. Current polling favors her, but that isn't factored in to my (overly simple, I'm sure) equation.

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To Change or Not to Change. That is the question. (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
Large turnout will favor Trump this cycle Android3.14 Jun 2016 #1
I'm finding it frightening. cali Jun 2016 #2
Depends if the center holds. Igel Jun 2016 #7
That depends... Adrahil Jun 2016 #5
I'm stumped on this one, I admit it freely. Just reading posts Jun 2016 #8
I am terrified that the nuts will show up and a lot of sane people will stay home redstatebluegirl Jun 2016 #3
On that topic, I think the dems have the far better mechanics of GOTV cali Jun 2016 #4
People who think any future thing is 'in the bag' are by definition not sane. Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #6
 

Android3.14

(5,402 posts)
1. Large turnout will favor Trump this cycle
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:43 AM
Jun 2016

This has become the most depressing election I've ever witnessed.

Igel

(35,253 posts)
7. Depends if the center holds.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:08 PM
Jun 2016

The center hasn't been holding, and everybody on the outer rim seems to be celebrating its lack of holding.

Both seem enamored of the their rough beast. The result may be like Venezuela, where every day the rough beast slouches and provides not lehem (bread) to each beth (house) but takes it away.

 

Just reading posts

(688 posts)
8. I'm stumped on this one, I admit it freely.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:17 PM
Jun 2016

I think Hillary has the advantage, but I can see it going the other way.

redstatebluegirl

(12,265 posts)
3. I am terrified that the nuts will show up and a lot of sane people will stay home
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:49 AM
Jun 2016

thinking it is in the bag. We have to keep working, in November we have to get people out to vote!

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
4. On that topic, I think the dems have the far better mechanics of GOTV
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 11:51 AM
Jun 2016

but yeah, it's concerning to thing that the repubs might not need as much GOTV.

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
6. People who think any future thing is 'in the bag' are by definition not sane.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:01 PM
Jun 2016

I celebrate when the check clears.

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