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Lucid Dreamer

(584 posts)
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:29 AM Oct 2019

Why is this upcoming 12 candidate primary NOT going to be a disaster?

I was looking forward to the debates getting CUT in size. The cuts should have been made by the support numbers to a decreasing number of participants each time.

That would give the surviving candidates more time to get their points out with more substance. The yelling and overtime speaking would be cut down and we could see more substance.

I'll bet preparation for this next "debate" will consist of each participant memorizing zingers to counter each opponents.

All of the viable runners will be wounded and there will be scabs that will be scraped open in the GE debates.

This stinks on ice. I would sure love to be wrong.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
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Why is this upcoming 12 candidate primary NOT going to be a disaster? (Original Post) Lucid Dreamer Oct 2019 OP
Too early for anyone to be cut, elleng Oct 2019 #1
Thanx for the link, ellen. Lucid Dreamer Oct 2019 #2
I have yet to see a real debate in over 40 years on our national stage. SterlingPound Oct 2019 #3
We can't DownriverDem Oct 2019 #4
Were June's debates disasters? thesquanderer Oct 2019 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author elocs Oct 2019 #6
Maybe this won't be so bad after all. Lucid Dreamer Oct 2019 #7
It's not going to be that big. boomer_wv Oct 2019 #8
My fears were realized. Lucid Dreamer Feb 2020 #9
 

elleng

(131,772 posts)
1. Too early for anyone to be cut,
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:34 AM
Oct 2019

but 'party' decided it doesn't mind 12 people up; silly, and nothing like a real debate, which we've never seen.

What More Than 40 Years Of Early Primary Polls Tell Us About 2020:
*The 1972 Democratic primary field

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016240912

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Lucid Dreamer

(584 posts)
2. Thanx for the link, ellen.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:45 AM
Oct 2019

That was very interesting history. That WAS a lot of names. The only one I couldn't remember was Fred Harris.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

SterlingPound

(428 posts)
3. I have yet to see a real debate in over 40 years on our national stage.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:45 AM
Oct 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

thesquanderer

(12,022 posts)
5. Were June's debates disasters?
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:11 AM
Oct 2019

The first pair each had 10 candidates speaking within a 2 hour slot. Tonight will be 12 candidates speaking within a 3 hour slot, so should at least be better than that.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Response to Lucid Dreamer (Original post)

 

Lucid Dreamer

(584 posts)
7. Maybe this won't be so bad after all.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:10 PM
Oct 2019

At least they haven't torn up the other candidates yet.

All 6 seem to dislike trump. Imagine all this agreement in a debate!

If I were to vote in a presidential
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boomer_wv

(673 posts)
8. It's not going to be that big.
Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:35 PM
Oct 2019

There are, being generous, 7ish candidates who have a chance. By the time that Iowa gets in sight, it's going to be even less as some of the low-probabiity candidates like Beto and Booker fail to move and become eliminated by default. It will be no bigger than the Republican Primary was in 2016.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Lucid Dreamer

(584 posts)
9. My fears were realized.
Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:46 PM
Feb 2020

4 months after I posted my concerns [above] about the candidates carving each other up
the Feb 19 2020 debate confirmed them.

Multiple hatchet jobs. These candidates are fools sacrificing the long term target of gaining the WH for a barrage of anti-Dem zingers that will make the next day's headlines.

Somebody in the party has got to guide this ship in the right direction... FAST!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
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