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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:20 PM

 

Who needs to drop out to keep the contest fair?

At this point we have a lot of people splitting vote of our main voting blocks. Who should drop out next?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Who needs to drop out to keep the contest fair? (Original post)
PTWB Feb 2020 OP
apcalc Feb 2020 #1
squirecam Feb 2020 #2
JustAnotherGen Feb 2020 #3
W_HAMILTON Feb 2020 #4
squirecam Feb 2020 #6
redstatebluegirl Feb 2020 #16
relayerbob Feb 2020 #5
Sherman A1 Feb 2020 #15
PTWB Feb 2020 #18
relayerbob Feb 2020 #19
rurallib Feb 2020 #7
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2020 #8
jmg257 Feb 2020 #9
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #10
2naSalit Feb 2020 #11
emmaverybo Feb 2020 #12
MoonlitKnight Feb 2020 #13
pinkstarburst Feb 2020 #14
VarryOn Feb 2020 #17

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:21 PM

1. Each candidate will decide what time is best.

 

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

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:23 PM

2. Anyone suggesting that some candidate needs to drop out

 

Should immediately call and text their own candidates HQ and tell them so.

And keep doing so until they drop out.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:23 PM

3. It's too soon

 

We've literally had ONE primary and one caucus.

I don't understand the rush to take the franchise away from late primary states?
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:23 PM

4. Klobuchar.

 

No offense to her, but she most likely is not going to gain enough traction to really have an impact on this race other than to play spoiler for someone like Buttigieg -- which I believe she already did (in New Hampshire) -- and Biden. I hope that if she is in ~5th place in Nevada and South Carolina that she will drop out before Super Tuesday and endorse someone, but I think Minnesota is on Super Tuesday and I imagine she wants to stay in for that, believing she can win her home state.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:28 PM

6. We will see

 

Where the race stands after Super Tuesday.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:45 PM

16. I don't agree, she had a good couple of weeks.

 

I don't want to see any of them drop out after only two white primaries.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:27 PM

5. Can we wait until after Super Tuesday at least?

 

Some of us who don't live in Iowa and New Hampshire would like to vote. Thanks
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:26 PM

15. Apparently the OP

 

Cannot. This perpetual campaign, is just tiresome.
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 08:17 PM

18. I feel like so many candidates will split the centrist vote on Super Tuesday ...

 

And that will give sanders an insurmountable lead.
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Response to PTWB (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 08:54 PM

19. And at some point, they will agree to consolidate

 

probably for the strongest person after Super Tuesday. I'm not too worried about it at this point. Sanders is at 30%. There is no combination that gives him >50% on the first ballot. There are many combinations that could provide one of the others with more
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:31 PM

7. Donald Trump

 

he's a Russian agent anyway.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:31 PM

8. Everyone but Bernie

 

Well you asked.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:32 PM

9. Seems fair to me, other then those who dropped out already even though rules were changed.

 

Give the voters a choice, and give candidates a chance to show they have what it takes to generate enough support.

All this vetting takes time, and every day we learn something new, see them in action, hear them speak, etc.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:32 PM

10. splitting voting blocks has nothing to do with keeping it fair

 

people are supporting who they are supporting. Should people who are splitting ideological allies get together and make some STRATEGIC decisions? that's probably going to need to happen very soon.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:39 PM

11. Bloomberg. ...nt

 

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:01 PM

12. Tom Steyer with all thanks to impeachment campaign and dedication to climate control. He is

 

not going to win the nomination or the White House. All that hes spending on primary campaign, he could spend educating about and lobbying for climate change.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:21 PM

13. Steyer

 

We need him fighting elsewhere.

And Bloomberg should have just stayed out and spent his money attacking trump and supporting Democratic senate candidates instead of Republicans.
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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:22 PM

14. All about strategy

 

The contest is perfectly fair. Voters are deciding who they want as the nominee.

But if the candidates wanted to change the rules of the game (I think they may realize soon they're stuck), I could see them making a move like combining to form VP tickets, maybe a Biden/Warren ticket, and a Bloomberg/Klobuchar ticket. That might uncrowd things enough to make a difference, because at this point, why would Warren or Klobuchar or Buttigieg drop out? They have delegates. They're getting to be in debates. They're going to wait for a really good offer because they have zero to gain by dropping out, and if they do, Biden or Bloomberg will just put Kamala Harris or Abrams on the ticket as VP.
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Response to pinkstarburst (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:55 PM

17. I agree...

 

While I don't like so many candidates, and some are thinking more about themselves than what's in the best interest of the country or party, I don't see the race as unfair.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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