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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may be underestimated in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a flurry of new polling released in the last week.

The polls show Sanders is firmly entrenched in the race's top tier of candidates with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) " and that there is some distance between these three candidates and the rest of the field.

But the surveys give considerable hope to Sanders, who has been largely overshadowed over the past few months by Warren's buzzy campaign.

Given his grass-roots fundraising and his organization, the polling suggests Sanders will be in the race for the long haul and that he stands a good chance of winning.

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Per the article ...

Sanders will be in the race for the long haul and that he stands a good chance of winning.

Bernie is right on the issues ... the country is moving inexorably in his Bernie's direction.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-21 08:24 PM | Reply

Bernie's Biggest hurdle will be the primaries.

If he makes it into the general Election he'll sweep the floor with Trump.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-21 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The second worst thing about elections is that they are now a 365 day a year endeavour. The worst thing about elecgions ar the daily, every changing polls everyone posgs to prove "his guy" is going to beat everyone.

Polls this far out are meaningless. Hell, polls the day before the election are meaningles.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-21 08:47 PM | Reply

Politico Distorts Poll To Favor Warren Over Bernie
www.youtube.com
[14:12]

Bernie out-polls Warren with women

If Politico ever ran a true headline like that, they'd explode their own heads.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-21 08:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The second worst thing about elections is that they are now a 365 day a year endeavour.

It's an industry unto itself. I seem to recall that donald declared for 2020 the same day he was sworn in.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-21 08:51 PM | Reply

I agree with Goatman.

Politics has become Reality TV, with the extremely predictable outcome that a Reality TV star is now our President.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-21 08:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

Probably the best post you have ever made.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-21 09:09 PM | Reply

Ditto.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-21 09:11 PM | Reply

Goatman is wrong.

The issues roiling America's politics is not a left/Democrat/progressive vs right/Republican/conservative dynamic ...

It's a bottom vs up dynamic, mostly revolving around wealth inequality.

The haves vs the have-nots ...

And speaking of the have-nots, they cannot even afford a $400 emergency expense despite America being by far the richest country ever.

Do I have to re-post Hedrick Smith's 'Who Stole The American Dream?' again?

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-21 09:27 PM | Reply

"Goatman is wrong."

I don't think so. I think we should do as the UK does: 90 days campaigning before the election. I mean, really -- what does the public get out of 2 years of campaigning nonesense that can't be done in 90 days?

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-21 09:31 PM | Reply

I don't think so. I think we should do as the UK does: 90 days campaigning before the election. I mean, really -- what does the public get out of 2 years of campaigning nonesense that can't be done in 90 days?

#10 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

I don't disagree with re-doing structurally how elections are done -- and what you're saying makes allot of sense.

What I'm getting at is viewing the structure in the binary way that you're implying ...

Bernie continues to do well despite zero positive coverage. This isn't about fluffing the Dem/Repub candidate by the MSM. It's about why someone like Bernie Sanders continues to resonate.

And the reason for that is because Bernie is right on the issues.

The MSM has absolutely no interest (validated by their current business model) in telling it's audience that they've been getting economically screwed for 40 years -- everything Bernie has been saying, which is true, and which explains Bernie's sustained popularity.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-21 09:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I think we should do as the UK does"

The gag period.
Public funding for all paid political advertising.
Neither are possible under current interpretation of the First Amendment.

Now, is the interpretation wrong, or is the First Amendment itself the reason we have to have this ---- show that gets renewed every four years?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-21 11:05 PM | Reply

" I mean, really -- what does the public get out of 2 years of campaigning nonesense that can't be done in 90 days?"

Nothing.
Take a step back.
What makes you think the public is supposed to get anything out of our campaign finance regime?

Elections are where the public gets our say.
Spending money on the campaign is where moneyed interests get their say.
It's not about the public, it's about giving moneyed interests their say.
If you want to contribute to the conversation, your'e free to become a billionaire.

To deny moneyed interests their say runs afoul to their First Amendment right to freedom of speech -- even as the speech itself is costing millions of dollars in advertising fees. (This is the part where I think it's not so much the First Amendment that's the problem, it's the asinine interpretation that paid speech is free speech.)

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-22 01:31 AM | Reply

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