2020 Presidential Candidates

17 Feb 2020 06:21 #371 by ramage
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Bloomberg has so many ways to buy the democrat , it is amazing.

"Yet, endorsements are pouring in for Bloomberg mainly from mayors. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner lauded Bloomberg as someone who recognized the need to invest in people and places. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Bloomberg someone who wants to increase the quality of life for all and ex-Flint Mayor Karen Weaver suggested a potential Bloomberg presidency would focus on clean air and clean water. More than 100 other U.S mayors are part of Bloomberg’s Mayors for Mike campaign.

Why are all these endorsements rolling in? Graft or, at least, the appearance of it.

A search of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ annual report and the Mayors for Mike campaign finds a rather astonishing crossover between names. At least eight mayors endorsing Bloomberg’s run for president are from cities that received money from Bloomberg Philanthropies. These include the aforementioned Turner and Villaraigosa..." Hotair.com 2/17/2020

I am waiting for the first "superdelegate" to endorse Bloomberg. What might that price be?

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17 Feb 2020 15:33 #372 by FredHayek

Pony Soldier wrote: Steyer is also done. I think Bloomberg will be next.


There is a new poll out of Nevada, Steyr is leading there! But many are doubting the polls accuracy.

Bloomberg is paying his staff about twice as much as other candidates. The conservative press could have a lot of fun with this. "Bernie promises higher wages but his people earn half what Bloomberg's do!" "Sanders underpays his campaign workers while he has three homes."

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19 Feb 2020 10:20 - 19 Feb 2020 10:21 #373 by ramage
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Ponder this:

Tom Styer is on the democrat ballot in Nevada. He is not allowed to participate in the democrat debate in Las Vegas, 2 days before the caucusing.

Mike Bloomberg is NOT on the democrat ballot in Nevada. He is allowed to participate in the democrat debate in Las Vegas, 2 days before the caucusing.


Hey, that's okay. The democrat national committee has just exchanged one billionaire for a richer billionaire.

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19 Feb 2020 11:47 - 19 Feb 2020 11:48 #374 by ramage
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WashingtonPost.com 2/19/20 Op-Ed by Julia Azari, professor, political science Marquette University.
"A process in which intermediate representatives — elected delegates who understand the priorities of their constituents — can bargain without being bound to specific candidates might actually produce nominees that better reflect what voters want.

But the kinds of processes that we associate with more open and high-quality democracy may not actually help parties produce nominees that really reflect the party’s overall concerns. Democracy thrives on uncertainty — outcomes that are not known at the beginning of the process. But uncertainty doesn’t help parties strategize for the general election."

The Washington Post is behind a firewall, if you are subscriber you can access the entire article.
It seems to me that she is arguing for a representative democracy (Horrors! A Republic). Until I read this:
“better primary system would empower elites to bargain and make decisions, instructed by voters.”
The designation "ELITE" is decided by whom?

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19 Feb 2020 17:40 #375 by Rick
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ramage wrote: “ The designation "ELITE" is decided by whom?

By the elites! LOL

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23 Feb 2020 06:58 #376 by ramage
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The nypost.com 2/23/20
"It’s a very odd race, too. Neither Bloomberg nor Sanders was a registered Democrat until recently. Both are Jewish and white 78-year-old New Yorkers. One is a gruff billionaire mogul with a reported eight houses, the other a gruff socialist millionaire with three houses."

What's not to love above the democrat party?

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23 Feb 2020 07:08 - 23 Feb 2020 11:15 #377 by homeagain

ramage wrote: The nypost.com 2/23/20
"It’s a very odd race, too. Neither Bloomberg nor Sanders was a registered Democrat until recently. Both are Jewish and white 78-year-old New Yorkers. One is a gruff billionaire mogul with a reported eight houses, the other a gruff socialist millionaire with three houses."

What's not to love above the democrat party?


I find it ODD, that the ******* will accept a corrupt king and his henchmen to lead this country,
our intelligence dept is gutted like a carcass on a hook...WHO the hell is minding the store? IT
is vacant like the city of Wuhan.....THAT is surreal.

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25 Feb 2020 19:25 - 25 Feb 2020 19:26 #378 by ramage
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Bloomberg let's it out:


@RealSaavedra
Bloomberg: “Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought – I got them”

I cannot imagine spending the $$dollars that Bloomberg is spending.

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25 Feb 2020 19:31 #379 by Blazer Bob

homeagain wrote:

ramage wrote: The nypost.com 2/23/20
"It’s a very odd race, too. Neither Bloomberg nor Sanders was a registered Democrat until recently. Both are Jewish and white 78-year-old New Yorkers. One is a gruff billionaire mogul with a reported eight houses, the other a gruff socialist millionaire with three houses."

What's not to love above the democrat party?


I find it ODD, that the ******* will accept a corrupt king and his henchmen to lead this country,
our intelligence dept is gutted like a carcass on a hook...WHO the hell is minding the store? IT
is vacant like the city of Wuhan.....THAT is surreal.


As a corporate person, do you really think a committee of twenty-five in better than one of five?

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25 Feb 2020 19:47 #380 by homeagain
Guess I don't understand your question.....I have not followed the debates because I am waiting for the field to NARROW to two....

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