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    I watched tonight's debate as well. I'm not impressed with the majority but I do like Mayor Pete, he seems to me to have more integrity than the rest of the field combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post

    I watched tonight's debate as well. I'm not impressed with the majority but I do like Mayor Pete, he seems to me to have more integrity than the rest of the field combined.
    You may not agree with Bernie Sanders, but I truly believe in his integrity. He has single-mindedly stayed on message for decades. You may not agree with the message, but you have to admit that he has never wavered. The positive effects of his leadership as mayor in Burlington, VT are still evident, and that town continues to thrive, providing high quality of life thanks to his policies. I truly believe that if the Clintons hadn't screwed him over in 2016, he'd be president today.

    BTW, I'm traveling and in Houston tonight and it killed me that I had to go to a client dinner instead of watching! I made DH tape it for me.
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    I totally agree Catherine.

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    I didnít see much that would be useful in culling the herd, except maybe Castroís attempt at calling Biden old. Warren seemed oddly quiet to me. Harris made points against Trump but not necessarily for herself. Beto took time from gazing at his reflection to talk tough about guns. Yangís game show gambit, while probably illegal, showed some imagination. Biden saved the worst gaffes for later in the evening when people pay less attention. Bernie once again played the role of angry socialist millionaire.

    No breakout performances that I could see.

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    I missed the debates and my scan of a couple reviews were mostly about back biting and one up man ship. I have wondered if any of the further left have backed off on some of the policies that are proving to be overwhelmingly unpopular. I think some versions of medicare for all, open borders, and allowing people here illegally into some government assistance programs might fall into that category. I can respect sticking to ones guns, but when a person is running for public office I think they should honor the desires of the electorate. Plus they need the votes to beat Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    You may not agree with Bernie Sanders, but I truly believe in his integrity. He has single-mindedly stayed on message for decades. You may not agree with the message, but you have to admit that he has never wavered.
    You're right, he continued to promote his desire to do away with the 1% and all our private insurance while assuring us he's not one of those Venezuela kind of socialists. When asked directly, he still refused to answer how he'd pay for his promises, although to be fair Senator Warren did the same, both speaking lots of words that somehow never answered the question, even indirectly. Bernie also pointed his finger a lot to accentuate his single-mindedness.

    I thought Biden did a pretty good job of deflecting attacks but I'm still confused about how not enough children are allowed to listen to the record player at night.

    Harris is coming after Trump, regardless of the question, that's her answer and Beto is coming after our guns, again regardless of the question. Yang reminded us that he'll eliminate our dire straits by giving us money for nothing. He also let us know that he's Asian so he knows lots of doctors.

    Boot-edge-edge seemed to be the one calm, rational voice in the crowd but that doesn't seem to be of much value in the race, at least not yet.
    Last edited by Alan; 9-13-19 at 11:51am.
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    I look at Trump and I look at the Democrats and I wonder if it isnít too late to draft Nikki Haley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I look at Trump and I look at the Democrats and I wonder if it isnít too late to draft Nikki Haley.
    I lived in SC when she was governor and I'd vote for her for president.

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    I though Butig??? came across as very sincere, practical-minded and intelligent. I think if he were just a wee tad older, things might go in his favor.

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    My son and husband think he's the greatest--but I just can't see being president after being mayor of a smallish city.

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