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    that guy in AZ Wrote: The Washington Post advised this morning that Mike Bloomberg just transferred his campaign assets to the Democratic Party in order to fight Trump is key states. The historic donation exploits a loophole in campaign finance rules for candidate coordination.

    Yeah, the loop hole needs to fixed, but don't expect it anytime soon.

    Its a catch-22 for those candidates that want to get big money out of politics. Take the high road by refusing big money, but then significantly lower the chances of winning elections. This is akin to the problem professional cycling has had for that past 2 decades where the only way to stay competitive in pro cycling, cyclists were forced to make a choice, stay clean and loose, or use performance enhancing drugs and have a chance to win. Clean cyclists could not beat cyclists that used performance enhancing drugs. In politics, big money has the same impact, it gives a huge advantage to the candidates with the most money.

    Question: Where would Sanders be today, if he had chosen to accepted big money from the beginning; would he have beaten Hillary Clinton in 2016 for democratic nomination? Would he now be beating Biden in 2020 for the democratic nomination? ... We shall never know those answers, but its very likely having more money would have helped him to some degree, and he always been very close that tipping point, just not close enough.

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    I didn't like Sanders commercials that he ran. The Obama greatest hits / best Bernie comments in the last 12 years was distorted to appear to be an endorsement and the Biden attack ad was not good either. Maybe with more money he could have hired better advisors. At a young age Bernie read a book about Socialism. He was inspired and many of his ideas and plans were good. Problem is most under educated Americans fear that which is different. It's a common thing and better awareness of that could have taken him further. Say the same thing and have the same views without using the demonized tag words. Many better choices could have been and should have been made. When my children were young they loved to eat chicken. My mother made them breaded pork cutlets that they ate and loved. They told my wife that they loved that chicken. Bernie should have served chicken. We didn't correct the kids for a few years.
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    Biden's team just released a new ad that forcefully shows how incompetent Trump is:

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3/21/1929909/-Joe-Biden-Releases-Blistering-He-Knew-Digital-Ad-Hitting-Trump-For-F-ing-Up-Coronavirus-Response

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    Fabulous commercial. I look forward to seeing it on network television. I just saw Carl Bernstein and Dan Rather on CNN. They had a poignant message. The president is failing and it's on public display. He wants to help North Korea fight the Coronavirus. Maybe we could airlift masks, gloves and ventilators. What a crazy sideshow and with many millions at home they get an up close view. The truth is needed not attacks on the media and self aggrandizing rhetoric.
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    Luckily he's getting advice from Mr. Obama on a regular basis. He realizes he's 77 and that we all go eventually. He says his VP pick needs to be ready to step up as president immediately. I like the way he thinks and I am confident most Americans will as well in November.

    nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/bide...

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    The coronavirus outbreak has made it clear that Trump is totally incompetent, which definitely will help the Democratic nominee, who will likely be Biden.

    The crash of 2008 enabled Obama to achieve great things his first two years in office (included the Affordable Care Act) but the Tea Party revolution in 2010 made things a lot harder.

    Even if Bernie does not get elected, we are still going to have a revolution, and Al Jazeera explains why:

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/pandemic-opportunity-change-200319145424050.html

    European nations are struggling to respond to the crisis despite having relatively well-functioning social security systems and universal health coverage. The US, however, has neither. Neoliberal policies implemented by consecutive administrations, which prioritize maximisation of profit for corporations and the rich over the well being of ordinary citizens, have left the country completely unprepared to tackle a health crisis of this scale.

    45,000 Americans are dying each year because they do not have health coverage. 30 million people are living without medical insurance and a whopping 137 million are facing financial hardships due to medical debt. One in four US workers - more than 32 million - is not entitled to paid sick days.

    There has also been talk of bailing out airlines that are facing bankruptcy as a result of the pandemic. This approach, however, already caused a considerable backlash, with many pointing out that the bailout money could be better spent on other priorities, like student debt relief or universal healthcare.

    The coronavirus pandemic can be this century's Pearl Harbour moment for the US. In the face of this crisis, Washington can choose to acknowledge the threat neoliberal policies, growing inequalities and injustices pose to the nation and take action. Just like it made manufacturing of military equipment a priority all those decades ago, it can now shift its defense spending to public health as a matter of national security.

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    I think Obama and most responsible people know just how bad both Bernie & Biden would be as president. Other than Tuli I can’t think of a worst choice than Biden, actually but, yes, we will stick with him and hopefully he can beat Trump and choose a qualified VP to run with him so that when he does drop dead or fall asleep in office we can finally have a real, honest and qualified president.

    I ain’t keepin’ my hopes up but if I believed in prayer, I’d be looking to Andrew Cuomo to come out of the woodwork at the last moment and save us all!

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    I'm afraid none of that will be the case. Trump's approval ratings are sky high now (according to the "news"); the dumb masses here still think Jesus is helping him. However the "virus" does not know any of that and may win in the end. Especially if the "idiot" keeps working on getting re-elected (instead of helping the people with the virus) with the help of FOX and other idiots and refuses to use common sense in the time of need, then the end of this country is near.

    The 2 trillion "aid" never will be recovered (certainly not if he stays) the deficit will sky rocket and bankrupt this country, just like all his business adventures in the past. Amen

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    Here is reality. Biden is campaigning for votes that he already has. He needs to campaign for the margin that will make him president. Biden needs to talk to independents, undecided Trump supporters. That group is only vulnerable to Trumps promised but not delivered rhetoric. . They can only be reached by bringing up Trumps promises and explaining that the Democratic Party is historically the answer to their problems. They are aware of all of Trump’s lies and horrible behavior. Attacking Trump for what they already know is seen as an excuse for not helping them with their problems. Healthcare and living wages. Biden has to recognize what is hurting the votes he needs. If Biden focuses on all the lies, double talk, horrible behavior etc... then he only firms or gives support to Trump. There is a wealth of tantalizing behavior to show what a bum Trump is. Using that to campaign against Trump can cost an election.
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    Dutch said: “Trump's approval ratings are sky high now (according to the "news");”

    Dutch I told you 5 years ago that nothing effects him and that he was going to be a formidable candidate and could win the election. Attacking him doesn’t work on the people we need to get votes from. If Biden goes down the tempting route of attacking and campaigning all the horrible faults of Trump he will risk winning.
    I came from a small coal mining town in Appalachia. I guarantee you I can go into one of the bars up there a start a riot between two groups over something that happened before most of the rioters were born. That is the personality that has to be campaigned to. Showing the bad side of Trump will not effect his supporters or their friends or relatives. That didn’t work in 2016 and it won’t work now. I thought Trump was finished for sure when he mocked Serge Kovaleski. Didn’t happen. Why did Trump take these mean nasty shots that would have ended anybody else’s campaign? Because he didn’t care about winning. He probably doesn’t care about winning now but just the idea at winning when so many people are disgusted by him is probably a temptation he can’t resist.

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    Bernie is looking forward to the April debate while Joe says it's not necessary. Some would suggest that Bernie is grasping for a last second touchdown while Joe is saying the lead is substantial and there's a pandemic so logistics would be difficult at best. They have had 11 debates out of the 12 that were originally planned.

    thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489482-bi...

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Dutch said: “Trump's approval ratings are sky high now (according to the "news");”

    Dutch I told you 5 years ago that nothing effects him and that he was going to be a formidable candidate and could win the election. Attacking him doesn’t work on the people we need to get votes from. If Biden goes down the tempting route of attacking and campaigning all the horrible faults of Trump he will risk winning.
    I came from a small coal mining town in Appalachia. I guarantee you I can go into one of the bars up there a start a riot between two groups over something that happened before most of the rioters were born. That is the personality that has to be campaigned to. Showing the bad side of Trump will not effect his supporters or their friends or relatives. That didn’t work in 2016 and it won’t work now. I thought Trump was finished for sure when he mocked Serge Kovaleski. Didn’t happen. Why did Trump take these mean nasty shots that would have ended anybody else’s campaign? Because he didn’t care about winning. He probably doesn’t care about winning now but just the idea at winning when so many people are disgusted by him is probably a temptation he can’t resist.

    Chet, yes you got it right; weird times right now. Will the "virus" win, or Trump. I know the outcome.