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52. I'm damned optimistic about '24.
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 08:11 PM
Feb 2024

That same optimism fuels my household to keep campaigning for our community's GOTV initiatives. I think it's a win, but maybe it won't be. Either way, I just kinda ignore the consistent 'woe-is-us' cries of anguish; from watching, reading, and observing my llittle part of America over the years, my guess is a third of it's just pretense, a third's trolling, and the last third are people more invested in fear than in hope.

Five rec's before a reply Maeve Feb 2024 #1
I'm with you PC. I don't think tsf has a chance of beating Biden. 1WorldHope Feb 2024 #2
In 2016 I didn't think he had COL Mustard Feb 2024 #22
He killed A LOT of people since, and literally millions will either not vote or not vote for president. onecaliberal Feb 2024 #37
I will vote straight Dem ticket like I always MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #3
All I want is 67 Senators and 400 Representatives to work with Joe. Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2024 #4
Except no more than once in the same election. soldierant Feb 2024 #50
People thought we had it in the bag in 2016. Demobrat Feb 2024 #5
Yes. I know this. PCIntern Feb 2024 #7
It's not the people here I'm talking about. Demobrat Feb 2024 #9
I think very much of 2016 was down to voter disenfranchisement and little prods and tweaks here and there. PTL_Mancuso Feb 2024 #39
Both 2016 and 2020 we had big lead in polls and Tribetime Feb 2024 #45
Kick and another Rec Hekate Feb 2024 #6
This one counts. Our democracy is on the line. Joinfortmill Feb 2024 #8
K & R Pototan Feb 2024 #10
PC, the only thing I worry a lot about is all the chicanery at the state level that can be pulled. CTyankee Feb 2024 #11
Thank you for your post it is right on target wendyb-NC Feb 2024 #12
I find optimism a road worth traveling on Blue Idaho Feb 2024 #13
There is no 'bag' for something to be in. Aussie105 Feb 2024 #14
Oh...ok... PCIntern Feb 2024 #16
lol orleans Feb 2024 #17
Better to be in the bag than be the bag.... littlemissmartypants Feb 2024 #32
The cat's in a bag and the bag's in the river PTL_Mancuso Feb 2024 #41
Or ... littlemissmartypants Feb 2024 #33
Our Call to Action email that my Indivisible group issues every week calimary Feb 2024 #15
"Do More - Worry Less". . . DinahMoeHum Feb 2024 #18
Happy 22nd DUnniversary. niyad Feb 2024 #21
This is our history. byronius Feb 2024 #19
Like you, I have been here on DU for over 20 years, and I am scared to death. niyad Feb 2024 #20
Are you in Ohio? TSExile Feb 2024 #42
Colorado niyad Feb 2024 #46
Ahhh!! TSExile Feb 2024 #49
March 5, Super Tuesday? niyad Feb 2024 #53
As long as we are NOT cheated again with EC BS, it's in the bag. czarjak Feb 2024 #23
Both 2016 & 2020 were decided by miniscule margins IbogaProject Feb 2024 #24
You are absolutely right. Battlegrounds are the bottom line. Right there is where our GE optimism must get real. ancianita Feb 2024 #25
Confidence and optimism are contagious BaronChocula Feb 2024 #26
My optimism is based on Joe Biden's optimism. Not because I worship him or I'm in a cult but because I know the man Walleye Feb 2024 #27
Amen. ancianita Feb 2024 #28
I truly enjoy reading BlueMTexpat Feb 2024 #29
I hate the word "complacent" because of 2016. Number of voters wasn't that different from 2012 betsuni Feb 2024 #30
Sunshine greblach Feb 2024 #31
K&R spanone Feb 2024 #34
Exactly birdographer Feb 2024 #35
I will proudly vote straight Dem like I always do. camartinwv Feb 2024 #36
All I know is the day I receive my mail in ballot for President Biden I will drop it off in person the next day. kimbutgar Feb 2024 #38
Are our posts being read on MSNBC nightly or something? Sympthsical Feb 2024 #40
Recommended. H2O Man Feb 2024 #43
Of course!!! I would as they say crawl through broken glass to vote. Demsrule86 Feb 2024 #44
Down here in Texas, we have this NVD problem: Non Voting Democrats. yellowdogintexas Feb 2024 #47
One thing about DU, DEMs are like cats.... you can only lead them where they want to go. TigressDem Feb 2024 #48
I need to do something other than post here. SarahD Feb 2024 #51
I'm damned optimistic about '24. Torchlight Feb 2024 #52
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