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The anybody-but-Bernie comeback

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/4/2020 1:53:23 PM

For decades, the cliché about American political parties has gone that "Republicans fall in line, while Democrats fall in love." But for a significant portion of today's Democratic electorate, that is not the case. Joe Biden's campaign came back from the brink of death on Super Tuesday, on the winds of a sudden burst of coordinated support from the Democratic establishment. (Snip)But this flash coronation wasn't because Biden convinced his competitors that he had the best policies or the best temperament to take on Donald Trump. There is one reason and one reason alone the establishment has rallied around Biden: He is not Bernie Sanders.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/4/2020 2:14:12 PM (No. 336818)
Come the first pres debate between Biden and Trump I am buying a 10 pound bag of popcorn (un-popped).
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951 3/4/2020 2:18:23 PM (No. 336826)
Absolutely. This was the anti - Bernie vote. No matter who was left standing they would have voted for "them" over Bernie. While I am pleased that Americans have woke up to the threat of socialism I am hoping that they will then realize that Biden is still a circus clown and either not vote or vote for Pres. Trump.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/4/2020 2:26:36 PM (No. 336838)
"Biden is clearly suffering some kind of cognitive decline" The insanity of the dems that, in their blind hatred of Trump, they would inflict such a candidate on the Country. Do we want such a party, so desperate and so willing to play games with our future, in charge? As the establishment dems have, repulsed by the idea and unelectability of Bernie, chosen Biden, so I expect will voters in the general election be appalled by the idea of a confused and babbling Biden and strongly choose Trump. The only thing that the dem establishment may have accomplished is to defeat Bernie in a fair way through the voters. Maybe they have avoided having their party implode at the convention and after the election. They may have trouble reassembling themselves post 2020 but Bernie won't be running again so that will help. The Clintoons are a spent force and BO seems impotent, as usual. Maybe dems can start with a reasonably clean slate. It's just not clear WHO could do that? None of the senior leaders are viable.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/4/2020 2:28:16 PM (No. 336841)
Keep pounding on each other, Dems. Harder, meaner, nastier. The uglier that they get, the less likely they will be to "make nice" and vote for the other guy in November. This increases Trump's chances, a wonderful thing for America. More and more, looking like some help from above for our Best President.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/4/2020 9:57:35 PM (No. 337136)
I can't figure out why the Dims let Bernie run in their primaries, especially after his showing against Hillary! was much stronger than they anticipated in 2016. This is a problem they made themselves. But, far be it for me to question the political wisdom of the jackass party.
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