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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:53 PM

McCaskill: Sanders has made Clinton a better candidate

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Monday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is molding front-runner Hillary Clinton into the best possible Democratic presidential candidate.

“Bernie’s challenge has made Hillary a better candidate,” she told host Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day.”

“It has made her stronger and more aggressive,” McCaskill added. "I have said an awful lot of good things about Bernie Sanders and the good work he is doing for America.”

McCaskill said she is endorsing Clinton rather than Sanders because the Vermont lawmaker "has not identified as a Democrat."

"He identifies as a socialist," she added. "The problem is in a state like mine it is very hard for voters to get past that."

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/259513-mccaskill-sanders-molds-clinton-to-be-better

I know the speech Bernie Sanders was going to give on Democratic Socialism has been pushed back. Now he "may" give it in Iowa after the next debate. His Strategist wants him to give the speech but what I've read is that Senator Sanders isn't too keen on it now, citing his busy schedule and not having the time to finish the speech.

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Reply McCaskill: Sanders has made Clinton a better candidate (Original post)
postatomic Nov 2015 OP
Aerows Nov 2015 #1
postatomic Nov 2015 #6
angrychair Nov 2015 #10
HerbChestnut Nov 2015 #2
postatomic Nov 2015 #7
tularetom Nov 2015 #3
aidbo Nov 2015 #4
postatomic Nov 2015 #8
Vattel Nov 2015 #5
postatomic Nov 2015 #9
Warren DeMontague Nov 2015 #11
ibegurpard Nov 2015 #12

Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:56 PM

1. I wish Clinton would make

 

Clinton a better candidate, because so far, she has been lackluster at best on policy.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:38 PM

6. Honestly

I haven't been involved actively that long. Started with Carter then got really involved with President Bill Clinton. But... I can honestly say I've never seen a candidate/campaign this aggressive.... ever. I think that Senator Sanders has had a positive influence on it, to his credit.

When all the smoke finally clears I think it will be a well-earned feather in the cap of Senator Sanders.

I'm done with this perpetual Snark Fest so you'll have to find someone else to fling shit at.

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Response to postatomic (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:57 PM

10. Hard to believe

Of all the things you could post you choose a comment from a decades long supporter of a candidate that is a back-handed slap with a comment dripping with "red scare" McCarthyism fearmongering "my voters fear the socialist devil come to steal their freedum!"

You may not have seen it that way but is the way she meant it.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:58 PM

2. Kind of like how a primary opponent would have made Obama a better candidate in 2012?

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:39 PM

7. Okay

Sure.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:04 PM

3. One of Clinton's biggest problems is her choice of spokespeople and surrogates

And McCaskill is one of the worst of a poor lot.

"In a state like mine it is very hard for voters to get past that". My ass. We've all learned what goes on in her state and it ain't pretty. I doubt that any Democrat has much of a chance there.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:23 PM

4. "I am not here to be critical of my colleague Bernie Sanders."

 

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:40 PM

8. Noted. n/t

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:33 PM

5. The repubs have a lock on missouri anyways.

 

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Response to Vattel (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:41 PM

9. Got it

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:59 PM

11. I said the very same thing yesterday and got a bucketful of "warrrrrrrggggghhlllllll" from Team HRC.

some people are mad mad MAD that he's dared to even run. How else to explain the flat-out, unhinged loathing of both him and his supporters?

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 12:34 AM

12. there's just no facepalm big enough for this one

They really think people are fucking stupid don't they?

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