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    Bernie top progressive candidate for 2020

    Bernie top progressive candidate for 2020

    Bernie is the leading progressive candidate, but will he live that long? The younger generations seem to want to move on from the Boomer and older generations, yet Bernie has captured their hearts.

    The progressive wing of the Democratic Party, vying to control the 2020 presidential primaries, wants Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by a country mile.

    A survey of over 94,000 self-identified progressives, provided to Secrets, has Sanders with 36 percent support, nearly three times his closest competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden.


    The poll was the first on 2020 from Democracy for America, which has promised to pressure Democrats to adopt progressive stands and policies.
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    That's gonna be hard on them when they find out the rest of the Democrats know how to do math from managing their donation finances.

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    I still have my doubts whether a self-identified Socialist is electable in a national election in America. I understand the Progressives' concerns, but practically speaking - Sanders will be 79 years old in 2020, among other considerations. A younger, less controversial alternative is bound to emerge in the next year or so. But what Progressives need to understand and appreciate is that getting out the vote for whoever the Democratic candidate eventually turns out to be needs to be the Number One priority, even if he or she wasn't their first choice.

    Assuming that Trump is still in office in November of 2020 and is the Republican candidate - neither of which is a given, at this point - every level-headed American of voting age, regardless of their political beliefs or affiliations, will need to take a good, hard look at what they have and what they want in a President and make their selection based on what is best for the country as a whole...not on who shouts the loudest, provides a good laugh, makes dumb promises or appeals to their worse natures. The Democratic candidate in 2020 is going to have to appeal to Independent voters - even right-leaning ones - and Republicans who are sufficiently embarrassed and disappointed by Trump that they will cross Party lines for a better alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I still have my doubts whether a self-identified Socialist is electable in a national election in America. I understand the Progressives' concerns, but practically speaking - Sanders will be 79 years old in 2020, among other considerations. A younger, less controversial alternative is bound to emerge in the next year or so. But what Progressives need to understand and appreciate is that getting out the vote for whoever the Democratic candidate eventually turns out to be needs to be the Number One priority, even if he or she wasn't their first choice.

    Assuming that Trump is still in office in November of 2020 and is the Republican candidate - neither of which is a given, at this point - every level-headed American of voting age, regardless of their political beliefs or affiliations, will need to take a good, hard look at what they have and what they want in a President and make their selection based on what is best for the country as a whole...not on who shouts the loudest, provides a good laugh, makes dumb promises or appeals to their worse natures. The Democratic candidate in 2020 is going to have to appeal to Independent voters - even right-leaning ones - and Republicans who are sufficiently embarrassed and disappointed by Trump that they will cross Party lines for a better alternative.
    There is little to no chance that any democrat on the ticket will be deemed a better alternative by right leaning independents. Democrats are vigorously opposed to small government and any reading of the Constitution that is not as a "living" document. Hopefully one of the Constitution-based 3rd parties can select a good candidate.
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    Im betting the democrat nomination will be Biden/Orourke ticket
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    Biden can likely capture a good bit of the progressive left.
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    Bernie and Warren are dead in the water, the democrats are going to experience the purge just like republicans. The babyboomers are coming to an end and there will be another wave of younger politicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Bernie and Warren are dead in the water, the democrats are going to experience the purge just like republicans. The babyboomers are coming to an end and there will be another wave of younger politicians.
    Yes, that is the way it goes. Hopefully the ones who come next haven't tossed their copy of the Constitution into the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I still have my doubts whether a self-identified Socialist is electable in a national election in America. I understand the Progressives' concerns, but practically speaking - Sanders will be 79 years old in 2020, among other considerations. A younger, less controversial alternative is bound to emerge in the next year or so. But what Progressives need to understand and appreciate is that getting out the vote for whoever the Democratic candidate eventually turns out to be needs to be the Number One priority, even if he or she wasn't their first choice.

    Assuming that Trump is still in office in November of 2020 and is the Republican candidate - neither of which is a given, at this point - every level-headed American of voting age, regardless of their political beliefs or affiliations, will need to take a good, hard look at what they have and what they want in a President and make their selection based on what is best for the country as a whole...not on who shouts the loudest, provides a good laugh, makes dumb promises or appeals to their worse natures. The Democratic candidate in 2020 is going to have to appeal to Independent voters - even right-leaning ones - and Republicans who are sufficiently embarrassed and disappointed by Trump that they will cross Party lines for a better alternative.
    Very humorous. Republicans are going to vote for Trump. He has an approval among them running at 90%. He will get the majority of the Independents who won't ever vote for a socialist. That's all the Democrats will nominate.

    Trump will be President for six more years. Hate to burst your bubble but reality is a heartless $#@!.
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    Bernie top progressive candidate for 2020

    I thought we've been told that most want younger people representing them in high positions of authority?

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