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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Well, I can't vote Democrat, judging from our local Democratic party, which is corrupt, inept, bent on getting the County involved in expensive litigation by doing unlawful things, unwilling to govern, prefers to rule without consideration of the common good or considering the interests of anyone other than their supporters, anti-science, anti-technology, anti-good governance.

    And I can't vote Republican, judging from our local wack-a-doodle Republican party, which is even worse in some ways.

    Where's the party of boring reason, respect for all, and sound governance?
    But the local .democratic party isnt the national one.

    All of our city political positions are held by “Democrats” even though a few of them are conservative democrats, I.e. could be Republicans. It’s just that no one can run on a Republican ticket and win in my city. My own alderman is one of the more pro business, “conservative “ones. As a white man he’s probably serving his last term. He won’t be in the game long, Will likely lose the next election since they have consolidated aldermanic wards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I didnt ever think there was a chance you would vote Republican.
    What a nice compliment to start my day with! Thank You, IL.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    What a nice compliment to start my day with! Thank You, IL.

    Rob
    Haha Well you gotta take compliments where you can find them.

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    If Buttigieg's worst offense is his smirk, I can certainly live with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    If Buttigieg's worst offense is his smirk, I can certainly live with that.
    It's indicative of condescension. Others have mentioned Obama's lecturing and it could be a harbinger of that. He also wasn't real impressive as a mayor, and he worked as a consultant for some shady megacorps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I am hoping against hope that Joe Biden who is apparently saying heíll run again, is saying that for the good of the country. To keep it stable. To keep his presidency stable. To avoid the whole lame duck gestalt and all of the problems that generates.

    but then, if he was having thoughts of stepping down, wouldnít he be handing his vice president opportunities to shine? People donít like her. Could Joe repair her image in a year? Sure he could. But I donít think he has the brain power to do that.
    I've heard serious pundits opining that Biden is holding a place for the best candidate the Dems can run in the primary. Biden declares his candidacy, blocking VP Harris from running until the primary is well underway. At that point, Biden withdraws, leaving Best Candidate Whoever to win. The Dems, according to these pundits, don't want Kamala revived, rehabilitated, or running. Nor do they want to be seen as skipping over her.

    Sound like a plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone View Post
    I've heard serious pundits opining that Biden is holding a place for the best candidate the Dems can run in the primary. Biden declares his candidacy, blocking VP Harris from running until the primary is well underway. At that point, Biden withdraws, leaving Best Candidate Whoever to win. The Dems, according to these pundits, don't want Kamala revived, rehabilitated, or running. Nor do they want to be seen as skipping over her.

    Sound like a plan?
    As someone who hasn’t voted for the Democratic candidate in the presidential election in years, yes, I like that plan. It would be sweet, actually. Now, as to who is MYstery candidate is… Please let him be a viable realistic person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone View Post
    I've heard serious pundits opining that Biden is holding a place for the best candidate the Dems can run in the primary. Biden declares his candidacy, blocking VP Harris from running until the primary is well underway. At that point, Biden withdraws, leaving Best Candidate Whoever to win. The Dems, according to these pundits, don't want Kamala revived, rehabilitated, or running. Nor do they want to be seen as skipping over her.

    Sound like a plan?
    Let me also add that pundants were floating the idea,, before the last presidential election, that the party of Democrats was putting up Joe Biden to run for one term so that they could groom and position their young star, Whoever that was. If it was Kamala Harris then they are in trouble.

    The reality at this point is that it’s Joe Biden. Again. It is just wishful thinking to think otherwise.

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    I think it's a riot that Mayor Pete's smirk is even a thing, considering the behavior we put up with for 4 years with DJT.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    I think it's a riot that Mayor Pete's smirk is even a thing, considering the behavior we put up with for 4 years with DJT.
    I could not agree more, KayLR. Rob

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