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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:53 PM


Two SC voters make a decision - finally

Two months ago I had a Biden sticker on my car, and my wife had a Warren sticker. While I initially selected Biden as my DU preference, I have struggled with deciding who I would vote for when February 29 finally arrived.
My wife and I are both active in SC Democratic affairs, so we typically wait until the final debate before the primary to make our final decision, since by then we would have attended several events and met with or at least attended an event involving most of the candidates. As of this week we have both decided to support Bernie Sanders.
For anyone interested, we have two basic reasons:

1- For the past decade or so we have agreed with more of Sanders positions and basic ideology than any other candidate, but had never voted for him because of the "electability" issue. This was one factor in our active support for Hillary in 2016, and it kept leading us to Biden and/or Warren this time.
We now believe that Sanders is probably the candidate best poised to beat Trump. This is a result of talking to other Democrats from around the state, and from one poll (perhaps insignificant, I can't vouch for its methodology) that I came across a few weeks back. When asked whether Sanders could beat Trump, more than 60% said No. When these same people were asked who they intended to vote for, it came out 47-43 Sanders. More moderate candidates and their supporters, and the Trump/Russia efforts, would all naturally want to feed into this "Bernie can't win" narrative and establish it as a foregone conclusion.

2- I have three grown children, all married and ranging in age from 23 to 39. One intends to vote for Buttigieg, one for Warren and four for Sanders. They all say that most of their contemporaries who are Democrats are supporting Sanders. For the record, we are a white, middle class family that has been in SC for three generations, but are strong Democrats, probably because of my career in government service and work for the State Party.
Two core constituencies of the Democratic party are minority voters and young voters. These two groups are among the strongest natural supporters of Democrats, but they are also two groups that may not show up to vote unless they are motivated. When we have candidates that can appeal to these groups we outvote the shrinking pool of angry old white folks that put Trump in the White House.

So, my DU preference at the bottom of the page has gone from Biden to Warren to Klobuchar, with a couple of Undecideds mixed in. Today it turned to Sanders, and that is who we will proudly vote for this Saturday.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:54 PM

1. Welcome aboard. And thank you.


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