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Sat Mar 19, 2016, 11:35 AM

 

New Republic: Who is the Hillary voter?

https://newrepublic.com/article/131762/hillary-voter

So perhaps Clinton voters donít show up at rallies so much. Perhaps they are a bit less passionate on Facebook, share fewer articles, give less money to their candidate (she does have a super PAC, after all). But what they are doing is perhaps the only thing that actually matters in an election. They are showing up to vote. In numbers that no other candidate can boast.


"Momentum" and self-righteousness don't win elections. Voters do. I've said before that Clinton is running 2008 Obama's winning campaign, and by that I mean she has worked to maximize her strengths and limit her weaknesses, and has been very intelligent about where to invest time and resources. And it's paying off.

If anything, Clinton might need to thank the press for consistently underestimating her. Perhaps this is why her supporters are coming out for her in such strength: to assert their existence in the face of a narrative that both overlooks them and disparages their candidate.


I am constantly hearing about the "media bias" against Bernie Sanders. It seems he's getting a taste of what Hillary Clinton has been dealing with since at least 1993. Welcome to life outside the progressive bubble, Senator Sanders.

Clinton voters are in this all the way. Not just to elect Hillary Clinton, but to protect the legacy of President Obama. Maybe the difference is that we have something to defend, while other voters just want to go on the attack against anything and everyone that doesn't fit into their narrow worldview.

We've come a long way in this primary already, but let's not get complacent. There are still a lot of states left to vote, so let's do everything to help Hillary Clinton win them.

Clinton 2016.

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CalvinballPro Mar 2016 OP
Dustlawyer Mar 2016 #1
MariaThinks Mar 2016 #2
Basic LA Mar 2016 #3
GreatGazoo Mar 2016 #4
procon Mar 2016 #5
riversedge Mar 2016 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #6
TNProfessor Mar 2016 #7

Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 11:49 AM

1. Hillary will do the will of her Donors. If that is what you want, go for it!

I do not have a "narrow world view" I am just not looking at the world through rose colored glasses. Bernie supporters recognize and are tired of the corruption that allows our politicians to be bought. We know that real change, such as seriously addressing Climate Change, will not happen until it is illegal to bribe our politicians.

Hillary supporters have their own reasons why they vote for her, but they obviously believe that she will look out for them, despite being paid to look out for Wall Street, the MIC, Private Prisons, and all of the rest of the Special Interests.

I would rather vote for someone not beholden to these interests, and in fact has clearly opposed those interests, because they do not have my interests at heart!

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 11:59 AM

2. me

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:03 PM

3. Go Hillary.

I like the part about self-righteousness not winning elections.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:22 PM

4. Sanders will build on Obama's legacy, HRC will allow lobbyists back into the WH

Sanders will push again for Single Payer. HRC will not.

Sanders will bring new voters into the Democratic party. Team Hillary tells us those people want ponies or only show up at massive rallies and therefore don't count.

Obama ran on "Change" against HRC who ran on "experience." Change won.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:26 PM

5. I can understand that "Clinton voters donít show up at rallies so much."

A large percentage of women, especially older voters, just can't do rallies... been there, done that, 20-30 years ago. If we aren't as passionate, maybe it's because we know from our own youthful exuberance that passion, while hot and spectacularly satisfying, all too quickly burns itself out in a splutter, but that steady perseverance keeps going.

Admittedly, the social networking scene just isn't as enjoyable as facetime or a personal conversation among like minded friends, and my 'wall' is just something that needs painting. If we have less (or no) money to pump into the already insanely expensive political campaigns, our intentions are the same and we really do believe in the importance of voting.

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Response to procon (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 01:05 PM

8. I always enjoyed the rallies. and what you

say about 'older' is true. Not too long ago I would have rolled my eyes--but my knees now tell me to slow down. I can do walking canvassing with no problems--take a packet and meet new folks. Productive and fun.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:32 PM

6. There is a majority of voters who want reform, not revolution.

I want a government with a regulated market economy that is buttressed by a robust social welfare system and that protects everybody's rights. I am not a leveler because leveling doesn't work.

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Response to CalvinballPro (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:35 PM

7. Yup...

I could not make the rally in my town because I have two small children who would not have done well but I will vote as I always have. I am a middle class white woman working professional and I proudly support HRC.

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