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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:23 pm 
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So here in New Hampshire, we are in the thick of the NH Presidential Primary in the United States. We have candidates coming every day. Curious who here has researched who they might vote for. I'm all in for Buttigieg.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:52 am 
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Right now, any of them would be better than what we have.

I have a hard time with these kinds of questions, though, because I get caught between who I prefer and who I think will actually win the primary (and then the general election).

I like a lot of things about Mayor Pete, I'm just not sure how far he can go. I like his practicality, and I like that he recognizes you get things done a little bit at a time, through compromise, and I think a lot of Americans on both sides of the spectrum, have forgotten that.

My primary vote is almost always for the candidate I love, though. Last time, it was Bernie, even though I was pretty confident he wasn't going to win the primary. If the primary were held today, and the choices were Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Buttigieg, I'd vote for Pete, but I'm voting for whatever Dem wins the primary, even if it's that somewhat flaky Marianne Williamson. :)

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Right now, any of them would be better than what we have. I'd vote for Pete, but I'm voting for whatever Dem wins the primary, even if it's that somewhat flaky Marianne Williamson. :)
I affectionately call Williamson "Woo Woo Lady." She's been holding a lot of meetings here in NH at yoga studios. That's a first for the NH Primary, I believe.


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I'd take someone, anyone, without dementia at this point. It's amazing how many characteristics have become unimportant to me, based on our current situation.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:23 pm 
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The California primary is in March so they will probably start coming here soon. I'm leaning toward Elizabeth Warren with Bernie as a close second. Mayor Pete is my number 3.

I swear to God if the DNC shoves Joe Biden down our throats the way they did Hillary in 2016, we're done. That will get us four more years of Trump and I don't think our country can survive that.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:53 pm 
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This weekend Pete Buttigieg is coming to the state for his last swing before our primary in February. I am volunteering for the first time at two of his town halls. I am SOOOOOO excited. I've met him once. He's my total gay nerd presidential candidate crush.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:09 pm 
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At this point if my cat were on the ballot I'd vote for her over the current ethically bankrupt White House occupant.

I've been glad to see all these people trying to oust him, but at the same time I thought, "Why aren't some of you running for Senate? We need that desperately".


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 pm 
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So I volunteered at the Pete town hall last night and canvassed today for 4 hours in my town. OMG, I had SO much fun! It was sleeting/raining both days, but it didn't matter. The excitement was nutty. People really do love him. Many are still undecided here in NH, but Pete is very much in the top 3 (maybe top 2) of democrats and independents who are d-leaning. I've never done any of this before. If you've never been involved w/ a campaign, definitely try it out. For me, I was lifted up by Pete and the energy of the campaign. And I felt like I could exhale, just for a bit.


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My guess is we'll be in a war come election time, and people are reluctant to change leaders mid-year, historically speaking.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:15 am 
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Watching from Canada, all I can say is this.

The Dems had better find someone strong, charismatic and likeable - another Obama - if they want to win this election. Because if they don't, they're fucked for another four years. There is no excuse this time around to underestimate the numbers of crazy rednecks, or their slavish devotion to the idiot currently in charge. They're totally happy to have someone as ignorant and obnoxious as them in the White House, and the only way you're going to beat them is with numbers.

For all the furore about Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren, Bernie is right. A woman is not going to unseat Trump, and nor is a gay guy. Learn the lesson from last time. You can't afford to give away a single vote, so for this election at least, those options are off the table. Nobody gives a shit about Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders, as much as I'd love to see him as running mate, is too tarred with the "socialist" brush to be an option either.

Bloomberg isn't any better than Trump, but he's less of a douche at least, and he might be the best option you have of getting him out.

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