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2016 Postmortem

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Ken Burch

(50,254 posts)
Sun Dec 4, 2016, 08:03 PM Dec 2016

Agree or disagree with the following statement [View all]

"No one who sought the Democratic nomination in 2016 should seek it again in 2020."

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well guess I won't run again then :-) msongs Dec 2016 #1
If this is the first we'd heard of your 2016 candidacy, that's probably just as well. Ken Burch Dec 2016 #8
Martin O'Malley didn't seem too bad. putitinD Dec 2016 #2
That's why I voted Not Sure. TransitJohn Dec 2016 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Duckhunter935 Dec 2016 #3
Agreed Travis_0004 Dec 2016 #4
I agree bravenak Dec 2016 #47
O'Malley probably could. temporary311 Dec 2016 #5
whoever wants to run should do it. JI7 Dec 2016 #6
I think O'Malley should run again. SaschaHM Dec 2016 #9
I think Clinton and Sanders should not run. hrmjustin Dec 2016 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author Duckhunter935 Dec 2016 #13
Agree with above Kathy M Dec 2016 #17
If there's one thing this election proved, Bernie is a viable candidate ... Onlooker Dec 2016 #11
People won't want what Bernie is selling next time NoGoodNamesLeft Dec 2016 #15
Your example is ludicrous ms liberty Dec 2016 #18
VCRs first came to the US in 1977, not 1981 NoGoodNamesLeft Dec 2016 #23
Had one kinda like that. kerouac2 Dec 2016 #19
I remember the corded remotes, lol NoGoodNamesLeft Dec 2016 #24
Yep, everybody wants that $5 toaster. That's why Amazon & Wal*Mart are destroying business. TheBlackAdder Dec 2016 #41
That's exactly the case, and why everyone will hate the results of limiting trade NoGoodNamesLeft Dec 2016 #42
That's why the TPP really sucks. Free trade is not what you think it is. TheBlackAdder Dec 2016 #43
Trade is a very complicated issue that most people really don't understand fully NoGoodNamesLeft Dec 2016 #59
this. Joe941 Dec 2016 #49
Well, thankfully, almost NO ONE besides HRC sought the nomination. Gee, I wonder why that was? Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author Duckhunter935 Dec 2016 #14
Chafee and Webb ran. Biden might have had his son not died. Garrett78 Dec 2016 #20
You are kidding yourself if you think there wasnt a concerted deck-clearing by the party Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #22
I suspect Warren prefers being a Senator. 14 candidates is not something to aspire to. Garrett78 Dec 2016 #28
And all that would have been a convincing argument, had she actually won the electoral college. Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #29
So, you'd prefer the clusterfuck that was the GOP nominating process? TwilightZone Dec 2016 #33
You're kidding yourself if you believe there was field clearing metroins Dec 2016 #51
sure. Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #60
She was the heavy favorite in 2008, very popular in the party and served the sitting president. SaschaHM Dec 2016 #35
I understand, but there have been good arguments made that the "they waited their turn" approach Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #36
Thankfully, the party won't be doing that in 2020 for the folks that ran in 2016. SaschaHM Dec 2016 #37
True, and I said many times this past year that no matter what happens, we need to expand our bench Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #40
Nah. You should have to lose twice before you should be encouraged to sit down. FBaggins Dec 2016 #16
Why shouldn't Martin O'Malley run again? n/t tammywammy Dec 2016 #21
because he's kind of the candidate equivalent of the Dave Matthews Band? Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #30
None of the 3 candidates who ran in 2016 should think about seeking the 2020 nomination mtnsnake Dec 2016 #25
Dem nominee for 2020... True Dough Dec 2016 #26
You do know ol'Dwayne's a registered Rethug, right? Ken Burch Dec 2016 #32
He is! True Dough Dec 2016 #44
we need to make sure it's Democratic party Members only. stonecutter357 Dec 2016 #27
Nothing good would have come from barring Bernie. Ken Burch Dec 2016 #31
After spending decades bashing the Dem party, including during the primaries. TwilightZone Dec 2016 #34
3rd party run better to you? nt JCanete Dec 2016 #45
HA there it is. You totally denied pushing Sanders and yet..... bettyellen Dec 2016 #53
Not pushing him...just not accepting the idea that he should never have run. Ken Burch Dec 2016 #58
if they dont have the jacket, they can forget it NRQ891 Dec 2016 #38
Disagree... SidDithers Dec 2016 #39
wish I liked O'malley better. He came across as inauthentic to me, but that was the JCanete Dec 2016 #46
I'm good with O'Malley seeking it again BainsBane Dec 2016 #48
Disagree LP2K12 Dec 2016 #50
Too soon to tell... Mike Nelson Dec 2016 #52
Unsure: Depends on which candidate we're talking about CajunBlazer Dec 2016 #54
Not for POTUS jack69 Dec 2016 #55
dynamic new Dems jack69 Dec 2016 #57
I would support Hillary Clinton again Gothmog Dec 2016 #56
Martin o'malley should be able to seek it again. nt La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2016 #61
I don't think O'Malley did anything worthy of being ostracized Sen. Walter Sobchak Dec 2016 #62
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