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Response to Treant (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 05:19 PM

15. This is the part that should allay any fears about primary turnout being lower than in '08.

•There is no correlation between primary turnout and general election performance. Fact is, Democrats have long assumed (correctly) that Clinton would be the nominee, so there has been less impetus to vote than in the GOP civil war. In fact, the lower-than-expected turnout is an indictment on the Sanders campaign, because despite all the talk of revolution, fact is, he hasn’t inspired casual Democrats to turn out in any real numbers.


I've heard a lot of "concern" by certain talking heads about lower turnout among Dems as opposed to record turnout for Repukes. This singular quote puts that all in perspective AFAIC. I'm not worried about GE turnout now.

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