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    Thanks Rogar.

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    You can't win just being strong on environmental issues (and of course a D+ rating from Greenpeace on environmental issues and I'm not remotely convinced Bennet IS good on environmental issues - as that's really bottom of the pack).
    https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/climate2020/

    But anyway you can't win on just that even if he was the strongest person in the world on it, I think the evidence is pretty strong for that, Jay Inslee crashed and burned trying to run a whole campaign on climate change, Steyer is doing about as well as anyone can running on that, and he's a billionaire so he can outspend almost everyone. Oh I definitely think Sanders is strong on it though has too much on his plate, and it's where a lot of the actual energy of the environmental movement is going now - to Sanders, but it's pretty obviously not all he's running on (again a lot on his plate).

    But what is the one true road to victory over Trump? And yes Trump is as bad as one can get environmentally pretty much. Well that I couldn't possibly say, I've never claimed to know, it's possible even if we could play out all possible scenarios Trump wins, I don't know. But it's not just running on environmental issues I'm afraid, in fact you can't even achieve victory on environmental issues that way I suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I've noticed that in city council elections those who go door to door win. But you never see them again until the next election, and only then if they have a strong challenger.
    Yes to personal campaiging, but I still see them after they are elected.

    Years ago I was astonished when a candidate for our alderman seat called our household to ask what our concerns were. He asked an open end question. That he called directly, and then with a real question, was amazing. He worked hard in that campaign and won. He was running against others including a friend of ours. I probably voted for our friend but he was a weaker candidate for sure.

    He turned out to be a super strong alderman and we (our neighborhood) had a strong relationship with him for many hears.

    Anyway, the winning candidate went on to rise in city politics.I think he is a gifted politician. And he has the right credentials: he is black, his wife is white, he isnt an attorney, and his kids are bi racial.

    When he ran for mayor last time around he didnt do well from his sitting position of power and I was sad, because it seems his time has come and gone. The Mayorial field was all about women power.

    Soon after we bought our Hermann house the mayor of Hermann knocked on our door, campaigning during a contentious election. He has since talked to DH a couple of times and invited him to have a beer. This is of course tiny Hermann of population 2,500. It is cute.

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    I see Senator Spartacus ( D-Thrace) has dropped out.

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    Another one down for the count--Cory Booker.

    NOTE Yppej, I stalked you on C-Span . Very cool! The house party formats are great opportunities--sounds like you've taken advantage of many of them, and we are all the wiser for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Another one down for the count--Cory Booker.

    NOTE Yppej, I stalked you on C-Span . Very cool! The house party formats are great opportunities--sounds like you've taken advantage of many of them, and we are all the wiser for it!
    Wow, really liking this house party format thing on c-span--will have to look for others on there. Very impressed by Bennet, and thank you!

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    I read Bernie is pulling very slightly ahead in Iowa. But now there are claims being circulated that Sanders and Warren met in 2018 and he told her he didn’t think a woman could win.

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    Delaney is out.

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    I see the DNC is changing the rules for participation in debates going forward that will be good news for self-funded candidates like Bloomberg. I think it would be fun to see things come down to a contest between the socialist millionaire and the Big Gulp billionaire.

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    I heard John Kerry said he is “absolutely not running for President”. Is that a maybe?

    Apparently he was overheard considering a run to rescue the party from Bernie.

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