Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Vonnegut, Apr 8, 2020.
Bernie has officially dropped out of the race:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
To me it feels like it's been over for him for a few weeks. I have mixed feelings about Biden but his candidacy felt inevitable. In my mind the election is going to come down to the Democrats ability to "get out the vote" vs. Republican ability to suppress voting.
Certainly agree that it's been over for awhile for him. Also, hold similar mixed views on Biden as a candidate. They say that people are more prone to vote against something rather than for something/someone, but I just remain hesitant that he can draw out the voters in the key swing states.
I suspect the campaign did some polling after the Wisconsin vote on Tuesday and saw it wasn't worth going on.
Good. Now, will Bernie Bros support the Democratic Party's candidate? Or will they pull another 2016?
I suspect the answer will depend on one of those backroom deals. A few progressive planks in the party platform perhaps?
Fine by me. The parties--and the government--ran better with wheeling and dealing and with a little pork to spread around. Things got done--often in a non-partisan fashion. Now members of each party are like prize fighters, secluded in their corners and fed cash by outside interests. And with so much pork cut out, there is little incentive for anyone to work across the aisle.
I'm from California. Here's my favorite political quote of all time. This comes from the late, great Jesse Unruh, one of the most accomplished state-level politicians of all time:
About lobbyists: "If you can't eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them, you have no business being up here."
I'm betting that this story grows legs
Its good news for the Dems and the American people.
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