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Old 03-02-2016, 03:19 PM   #31
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I despise Trump, but at some point reality has to set in. People have doubted him for months and months and months, but he keeps winning.
Here's what I want the republicans to do...
Rubio drops out, supports Cruz and becomes his VP. Kasich stays in long enough to beat Trump in Ohio. Carson drops out. Cruz vs Trump, Cruz wins.
Cruz/Rubio ticket in the general. Obviously, I'm the only Cruz supporter on FYM so you would all hate that. But that would be my dream scenario.
If your dream scenario doesn't work out and Trump is indeed the nominee, are you going to vote for him?
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I think anyone pretending they know how this will play out at this point is kidding themselves. We're no longer dealing with a situation that has a historical comparison. And plenty of people are going to claim they knew it the whole time if their prediction ends up being correct, but they're full of it. There is no script here. It's going to get weird.
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I think anyone pretending they know how this will play out at this point is kidding themselves. We're no longer dealing with a situation that has a historical comparison. And plenty of people are going to claim they knew it the whole time if their prediction ends up being correct, but they're full of it. There is no script here. It's going to get weird.

Remember in 2012 when you barked at me for voting third party, claiming it was "the most important election of our lifetime?"

See, now I think it's fair this time 'round to bark at someone who isn't willing to vote against Mein Drumpf.
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I think anyone pretending they know how this will play out at this point is kidding themselves. We're no longer dealing with a situation that has a historical comparison. And plenty of people are going to claim they knew it the whole time if their prediction ends up being correct, but they're full of it. There is no script here. It's going to get weird.
so.........Bernie has chance?

but seriously though, this Bernie/Clinton race is going different direction than I anticipated.
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Sanders' campaign effectively ended right around the time of Nevada when Super Tuesday state polls started coming out fairly often. It was clear that Sanders was going to do a lot worse than expected in those states (which already heavily favored Clinton).

In actuality, it was all over before it began. Black voters see Clinton as the continuation of Obama's legacy and clearly aren't willing to budge. Clinton gets dictator-type numbers with older blacks. Sanders never had a chance to change these people's minds.

With the extremely relevant issues he tackles, new voters he brings to the table and his truly progressive positions, Sanders has every reason to stay in the race until the convention. Not only will it help the Democratic Party in November (and shift their platform further left), but he can then have a case to be their fall-back option if Clinton has a major health scare or ends up being indicted. Having like 40% of the pledged delegates would make him a likely winner real quick at a contested convention.
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oh here's something that wouldn't surprise us: Carson: 'I do not see a political path forward' after Super Tuesday results | US news | The Guardian


but it's so sad that Clinton's appeal to black voters is so superficial and shallow, though.
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so nobody here talking about commotion Bill caused in Massachusetts in the polling station?
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Clinton gets dictator-type numbers with older blacks. Sanders never had a chance to change these people's minds.
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If your dream scenario doesn't work out and Trump is indeed the nominee, are you going to vote for him?

Right now, no. I don't know where things would stand 8 months from now. But if I the election were held today and Trump was the nominee, I would vote for Gary Johnson on the Libertarian ballot. I wish Biden would have ran for the DEM nominee. I wouldn't vote for him, but I could most definitely stomach him more than Hillary.


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so nobody here talking about commotion Bill caused in Massachusetts in the polling station?

- the Sanders campaign doesn't want to be whiners
- the Clinton campaign has no reason to talk about it
- the media clearly doesn't want to support the idea of dethroning Clinton
- the Republicans clearly want to face her, not Sanders

Nobody cares. He got away with whatever illegal shit he did.
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Remember in 2012 when you barked at me for voting third party, claiming it was "the most important election of our lifetime?"

See, now I think it's fair this time 'round to bark at someone who isn't willing to vote against Mein Drumpf.
I don't recall calling it the most important election of our lifetime and certainly don't feel that it was, but I do remember taking issue with voting third party once it was clear that no third party candidates had a chance in 2012. But yeah, the general election is pretty clearly structured as a one-or-the-other choice in the United States. I'm not a fan of getting cute with that, it's basically throwing your vote away.
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so.........Bernie has chance?

but seriously though, this Bernie/Clinton race is going different direction than I anticipated.
My point was that it's no longer the time to act like we're all sure Trump can't win. I don't trust the electorate enough for me to count him out.
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I would like to take this time to ask all of you to join me in a moment of silence for Dr. Ben Carson.

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I would like to take this time to ask all of you to join me in a moment of silence for Dr. Ben Carson.

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He had that claw hammer ready to go, too. (street cred)
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When he does drop out, I'm sure no one will even notice.
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