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Has any candidate ever
imploded like Michael Bloomberg?

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/26/2020 4:53:27 AM

During the dog days of August way back in 2003, when even politics took a few days off, an upstart candidate began to make waves in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He was little known outside of Vermont, where he began his political career by spearheading a grassroots campaign to stop a condominium development on Lake Champlain, site of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ third home (he won, a bike path went in instead). The upstart went on to become the state’s five-time governor, the longest-serving in its history. His name was Howard Dean, and suddenly, he was all the rage. While rival John Kerry was windsurfing

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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer 2/26/2020 5:08:22 AM (No. 329896)
I guess voters aren't ready for a nanny President.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: walcb 2/26/2020 7:19:16 AM (No. 329968)
I never believed the scream was the downfall of Howard Dean, maybe part of it but not all. Going from 30+% lead to losing took more than a scream.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: starboard 2/26/2020 8:36:19 AM (No. 330044)
Great fun to read. My favorite line...Joe has fallen in the polls and he can’t get up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: msjena 2/26/2020 10:39:36 AM (No. 330146)
The DNC didn't want Dean as their candidate. They milked his scream for all it was worth and it worked. Unfortunately for them, Jean Fraud Kerry was not much better.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/26/2020 12:28:21 PM (No. 330277)
Ignoring creepy Joe Biden are we? You know, the dead man walking candidate. If that isn't an implosion, I don't know what is. As to a nanny for president, that pretty much is what Bernie would be.. But think Bette Davis in the role of the evil nanny, not Mary Poppins.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/26/2020 12:29:47 PM (No. 330279)
why did CBS allow Bloomberg to purchase ads run during the debate? Isn't that sort of crooked? Or misleading??
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