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welivetotreadonkings

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How is everyone feeling about the midterms?

I'm in a big, blue city of a fairly blue state, and most of my friends are on the left, so I feel like I live in a bubble. Naturally, I check the respected election ratings websites daily, and keep my eyes on the polls, but I'm interested in hearing about folks' gut feeling. Are people in your community talking about the election? Do they seem excited to vote? Think the House is guaranteed or are there doubts? Etc, etc...

Not gonna lie, I'm nervous.
Posted by welivetotreadonkings | Tue Oct 23, 2018, 09:59 PM (38 replies)

Anybody familiar with any election apps?

Tried searching online but can't really find anything. Anybody aware of an election app?

Would love to have an app that sends a notification when a new poll is released, sets reminders for upcoming debates and primary election nights, aggregates race ratings from 538, Cook, Sabato, etc.
Posted by welivetotreadonkings | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:49 PM (0 replies)

What do you look for most in a Democratic candidate?

I'm trying to pose this question without getting into arguments that fall along parallel lines of the 2016 primary, though I understand some of that might be inevitable. I'm genuinely interested in hearing everyone's thoughts on what you look for most in a candidate--and I'm talking more about their character, guiding principle, or philosophical disposition--rather than a specific policy platform.

I personally think, that in this moment of radical right-wing dominance, I want Democratic nominees who acknowledge that the Republican party (not just Trump) has been becoming increasingly dangerous; not only in their policies, but their tactics in governance (i.e., blocking Garland). I'm all for reaching out to work on bipartisan legislation with the handful of Republicans who are reasonable on certain positions, but by and large I think we need Dems who are prepared to fight dirty--Obama (as much as I love him) tried playing nice, and in many instances it did not work too well.

Anyway, I'm curious to find out what everyone else thinks.
Posted by welivetotreadonkings | Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:54 PM (20 replies)
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