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  2. Sunnymentoaddict

    How to win elections: Charisma, energy, authenticity, message. 

    I want to highlight that the southern primaries' main voting bloc is the black community that have had a long history of viewing the Clinton family in a positive light. In my state, during the 2016 primary, Sanders failed to win a single county because of the strong loyalty from the black community. And the counties that Sanders did well in, in that he got over 30% of the vote( Pickens, Oconee, Lexington, York, Greenville,Charleston, Anderson, and Horry) all have one common thread: young white college students.
  3. Today
  4. I don't know if this is the right thread for this, but I don't believe there's an obvious better. Although, in almost all cases, I'm personally loathe to suggest such a thing I believe in terms of 2020, assuming Trump is re-nominated, the best course of actions for most Democratic candidates who could be nominated would be a negative campaign (as in the classical usage of the term - that is, attacking one's opponent as a focus over - but not in exclusion - to promoting one's own platform and virtues - not referring to a campaign of negative subject matter, issue stances, tenor, and grim outlook and prognosis, of course). This may, in fact, in the current political and social zeitgeist, be the most pragmatic and strategic campaign style in 2020, especially if more criminal charges against Trump and his cronies come up, and the repercussions of Trump's arbitrary trade wars come back to hit American consumers hard on the prices of their favourite goods and commodities, both of which have very reasonable chances of occurring. As former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (who actually made one of the eulogies at George H.W. Bush's funeral) famously said, "In politics, you need two things, friends, yes, certainly, but most of all, you need an enemy."
  5. Also voter disenfranchisement, it was mainly the voter disenfranchisement.
  6. Don't forget one thing, ideology Sanders got crushed trough the whole South and Sun Belt in primaries because Democratic parties right there including your state are far more righter than his platform and this played in Hillary's victory Trump got a punch in the blue wall because he was lefter than his party's economic positions on trade, it played a lot in industrial states like Michigan and Pennsilvania + 8 years of democrats That's why I do believe that Biden is the best choice for Democrats in 2020 O Rourke comes second Why? Because Warren, Sanders, Booker and Harris are too much left Why Democrats failed in the gubernational election in Florida? Because Gillum, too much left. Same for Republicans, if they stay or choose too much right they will not win. Example : Arizona. They choosed a Trump supporter and Democrats won.
  7. Charisma, energy, authenticity, message. These might be the four things needed to win a general election, whomever has the most of these qualities will likely win. Trump had more energy, had a message (I thought it was awful, but he had one), and his bluntness could be passed off as "authentic." Clinton had none of these qualities. Bernie Sanders, a 70 year old Jewish Socialist arguably had a shot at defeating Clinton for the nomination because he had authenticity and a message, and arguably the other qualities as well. Who among the Democratic candidates has all or most of these qualities? Biden? Sanders? Warren? O'Rourke? Booker? Harris? Someone else?
  8. WVProgressive

    The FCC and text messages

    Government = Socialist = bad. No.
  9. Patine

    The FCC and text messages

    Yes, but here's the difference. Government - at least in theory, in First World Nations, if things are working at least a modicum or semblance of how they should - is bound by their national Constitutions (which in First World nations tend to restrict their power of legal overreach immensely - compared to Communist, Fascist, Theocratic, Militarist, tin-pot despotism, corrupt emerging Constitutional, and old-style Feudal, Monarchial, and Tribal governments) and by the limits of the upcoming ballot-box. Internationally-operating, mega-corporations, especially as they stand are today, and with the power and influence they wield and how they wield it, de facto do not suffer from those limitations, or any REAL analogously equally limiting ones.
  10. NYrepublican

    The FCC and text messages

    Please tell me how Government says not to prioritize certain traffic or charge fees to access certain websites = Government can censor unliked information.
  11. ThePotatoWalrus

    The FCC and text messages

    Isn't the alternative letting the government control the internet?
  12. Yesterday
  13. Patine

    The FCC and text messages

    I suppose @NYrepublican must be fully satisfied with these two answers and have found them completely to his acceptance, given his almost four-day lack of a response.
  14. LegolasRedbard

    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS - Thursday, 25th July 1968 Governor Ronald Reagan has suspended his bid for the presidency, leaving Nelson Rockefeller as the presumptive nominee
  15. LegolasRedbard

    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    ROMNEY WITHDRAWS, PUSHING ROCKEFELLER FURTHER TOWARDS NOMINATION George Romney, the Governor of Michigan, has withdrawn his presidential bid following the loss of his home state, leaving only two candidates, Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Governor Ronald Reagan of California.
  16. LegolasRedbard

    Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

    BREAKING NEWS President Robert Kennedy has secured the number of delegates required for re-nomination following the Texas primaries, and Vice President Hubert Humphrey has withdrawn his bid for president following this
  17. vcczar

    George H. W. Bush has died.

    I already did, and you gave a stunningly lame counter-response.
  18. Reagan04

    New Historical President RP

    We'd rather we not spend anything superfluously until the war ends.
  19. Edouard

    Quebec 2018

    Tomorrow 10th december By election for the seat of former PM Couillard : Roberval I think that CAQ is going to win the seat and pass to 75 seats in parliament.
  20. Patine

    George H. W. Bush has died.

    Well, I, for one, have no interest in further wading into, and subjecting myself to, this quagmire. Whatever @vcczar or any other poster wish to do is their decision. I am done with this thread, formally. I am making no concessions of any points-of-view I've stated, recognitions of any points I've debated against having merit, nor making (nor asking for) any apologies. I am just exiting this thread (I wish this forum allowed threads to be put on ignore like posters can be).
  21. ThePotatoWalrus

    Coin Flip Election

    I keep forgetting how close Georgia was. Wasn't it like 6%? Democrats could do well to have their convention in Atlanta.
  22. Patine

    Coin Flip Election

    You might as well just have the drawing of lots for Archons from the Athenian Democracy in this case.
  23. ThePotatoWalrus

    George H. W. Bush has died.

    If you'd like to refute anything I said go ahead.
  24. LokiLoki22

    Coin Flip Election

    Results gained by flipping a coin for every battleground state. We'll see if the humble penny can outdo political science majors everywhere.
  25. LokiLoki22

    I'm Back

    I confess, I am gone more than I'm active these days, still, I'm going to try to stay marginally active.
  26. Patine

    I'm Back

    You're becoming like a hip-hop/pop store. Long absences broken by "comeback" albums where "being back" or "returning to the fans" or such are a major part of album titles, song titles, and song lyrics within. Actually, though I won't things are entirely and totally banal and dull, things have definitely calmed down from the fiery debate and rhetoric (of which, I certainly admit, I had a big hand in) of last you were here.
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  28. LokiLoki22

    I'm Back

    I'm back, and I was completely isolated during basic, what did I miss?
  29. darkmoon72

    Defeating other party leaders

    This is a new scenario for PMI that was posted recently. Moahmed858585 is the creator. The description even admits there's some electoral tinkering to account for how difficult it is to create New Zealand's system in the game. http://campaigns.270soft.com/2018/11/18/new-zealand-election-2017/
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