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    Default Bernie Sanders will Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election, Democrats Say

    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists.

    The survey, conducted by The Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pac

    His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water.” Sanders is the most popular politician in America, with an approval rating of 75 percent, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.

    Since losing the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders has toured the U.S. to promote his political group, Our Revolution, and his Medicare-for-all bill. His frequent travel has led many to speculate that he’s drumming up support for another presidential run. Advisers to the Vermont senator also have indicated that he’s eyeing the top job. When one of Sanders' associates was asked if his team was thinking about another run, the associate simply said, "Yes, is the answer."

    Sanders considers himself a Democratic Socialist, and is registered as an Independent in the Senate but ran as a Democrat in the 2016 election. Bannon says that since 2016, Sanders far-left politics have been embraced by Democrats at large. “The Sanders wing is becoming the dominant wing of the party,” he said.

    Sanders’ Medicare For All Act of 2017, which promotes a single-payer healthcare plan, is now supported by a third of Senate Democrats. When Sanders presented a version of the bill in 2013, he was unable to garner any support at all.

    Other Democratic contenders for 2020 include former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
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    Sure thing. And low energy Jeb was for sure going to be the GOP candidate at this time in the last election cycle.

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    LOL. Pocahontas, Bernie, Hillary

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    How Dem insiders rank the 2020 contenders
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign...020-contenders
    he Hill interviewed nearly a dozen prominent Democrats to find out who has captured the party’s attention in recent months and who has fallen out of favor.

    Here’s how they see the field stacking up right now.

    1. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

    Advisers to the senator are telegraphing that Sanders is eyeing a 2020 run — and his network is already ready to go, with supporters convinced that he was the candidate who would have beaten President Trump in 2016.

    “His people have never gone away,” said Democratic strategist Brad Bannon. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water.”

    Also working in Sanders’s favor, Bannon said, is the leftward shift of the Democratic Party.

    “The Sanders wing is becoming the dominant wing of the party,” he said.

    Still, strategists note that Sanders would be 79 in 2020, which could work against him at a time when Democrats are hungry for change.

    2. Joe Biden

    The former vice president’s book tour has kept him in the spotlight at a time when Democrats are nostalgic for the Obama years.

    While playing it coy about his 2020 plans, Biden has consistently been talking about Democratic values and how the party can win back frustrated blue-collar workers who voted for Trump.

    “He’s the perfect antidote to Trump,” said former Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.). “And he has broad appeal in areas of the country we have to win.”

    Added Singer: “He probably has the best voice at this stage of the game.”

    With sexual harassment back in the headlines, however, Biden has faced new criticism recently for his treatment of Anita Hill, an attorney who accused her then-boss Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during hearings in 1991.

    Hill told The Washington Post this week that Biden has yet to take “ownership” for how she was treated during the hearings; at the time, Biden was the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman. Biden apologized recently, but Hill said it wasn’t enough.

    If he chooses to run, Biden will also have to contend with his age. He’ll turn 78 in 2020.

    3. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

    Many Democrats say women are having a moment — so why not nominate a woman who is wildly popular with the Democratic base?

    Every strategist and political observer interviewed by The Hill mentioned Warren consistently as a top contender for 2020. Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons was one of them; he said the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations makes it more likely that a woman wins the 2020 nomination.

    “I'm not sure a man can get nominated as the Democratic nominee right now,” Simmons said. “There are some who could and should, but the level of vetting on male candidates will be more intense than normal. Democrats should be looking for people to capture this energy that is out there right now and I think Elizabeth Warren belongs at the top of that list.”

    Two things not in Warren’s favor: There’s no love lost for her in Obama World, and she’d be 71 by the time 2020 rolls around.

    4. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

    When Democrats talk about “fresh blood” in the party, many point to Harris, the freshman senator who has proven time and again since arriving in the upper chamber that she’s not afraid to speak her mind.

    Harris gained national attention when she was twice shushed by Republican senators during Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

    Video of those moments went viral, boosting her presidential stock.

    “She is the real deal,” said one Democratic strategist. “She’s smart and unapologetic. Her biggest problem is that she likens herself to being the female Barack Obama and she should really just be herself.”

    Donors have taken note of her talent, as Harris made an appearance at a July event in the Hamptons surrounded by some of the party’s biggest financial powerbrokers.

    Still, Harris has yet to be tested in the national spotlight, and she’ll have to convince the party faithful that she has what it takes to win.

    5. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

    When Hillary Clinton was looking for a running mate, there was a growing consensus in the party that she should pick the Ohio senator.

    Besides the fact that he represents a key swing state, political observers think Brown is a Democrat who would appeal to both centrists and progressives.

    "He knows how to go into tough districts in a tough state and win," Israel said. "I think he blends populism with pragmatism. He's viewed as someone who has a pragmatic approach and populist values."

    The Democratic strategist added, "He's probably the one who Clinton should have picked. A lot of us have said that. And who knows? Maybe he could have tipped the scales."

    6. Deval Patrick

    The former Massachusetts governor caught the attention of some top Democratic donors after news reports surfaced this summer that Obama allies like Valerie Jarrett and David Simas were encouraging him to run.

    The report was seen by some as a "blatantly overt" attempt to lay the groundwork for Patrick, one fundraiser told The Hill in September.

    "A lot of people in our world see Deval as the one who will carry the Obama legacy."

    Another Democratic donor said in an interview that Patrick falls under "something different."

    "I think people are looking for someone outside D.C., outside the norm, and he fits the bill," the donor said. "The problem is, who knows. Maybe by then we won't want something different."

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise View Post
    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists.

    The survey, conducted by The Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pac

    His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water.” Sanders is the most popular politician in America, with an approval rating of 75 percent, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.

    Since losing the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders has toured the U.S. to promote his political group, Our Revolution, and his Medicare-for-all bill. His frequent travel has led many to speculate that he’s drumming up support for another presidential run. Advisers to the Vermont senator also have indicated that he’s eyeing the top job. When one of Sanders' associates was asked if his team was thinking about another run, the associate simply said, "Yes, is the answer."

    Sanders considers himself a Democratic Socialist, and is registered as an Independent in the Senate but ran as a Democrat in the 2016 election. Bannon says that since 2016, Sanders far-left politics have been embraced by Democrats at large. “The Sanders wing is becoming the dominant wing of the party,” he said.

    Sanders’ Medicare For All Act of 2017, which promotes a single-payer healthcare plan, is now supported by a third of Senate Democrats. When Sanders presented a version of the bill in 2013, he was unable to garner any support at all.

    Other Democratic contenders for 2020 include former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sa...wer&soc_trk=fb
    Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.

    Page 173 V I: Ultimately, the investigation did not establish that the Campaign coordinated or conspired with the Russian government in its election-interference activities.


    Eric Holder: “I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done,” I’m still the President’s wing-man, so I’m there with my boy.”

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    Two and half years are a life time in politics, I remember after the 2008 election Sarah Palin was heralded as the leading GOP candidate for 2012.

    But Biden wouldn't be a bad candidate, least running against Donald the age thing wouldn't be a factor, and he knows how to campaign in the blue collar rust belt states Trump carried by the 70,000 votes

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Two and half years are a life time in politics, I remember after the 2008 election Sarah Palin was heralded as the leading GOP candidate for 2012.

    But Biden wouldn't be a bad candidate, least running against Donald the age thing wouldn't be a factor, and he knows how to campaign in the blue collar rust belt states Trump carried by the 70,000 votes
    Just days before, if not the day of, the 2016 election, many of the well known predictors said Hillary would win in a landslide. We all know how that ended.

    Why didn't the left put up Biden in 2016 if he's such a good candidate and can, as you claim, have a chance of beating Trump. Perhaps it was because Biden was an old, white guy instead of someone with a vagina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Two and half years are a life time in politics, I remember after the 2008 election Sarah Palin was heralded as the leading GOP candidate for 2012.
    I remember when Obama was elected liberals predicted the end of the republican party too; how did that work out under Obamunism?

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    But Biden wouldn't be a bad candidate, least running against Donald the age thing wouldn't be a factor, and he knows how to campaign in the blue collar rust belt states Trump carried by the 70,000 votes
    Biden would be a GREAT candidate for the Democratic Party of the Jackass. Good ole' dumb Joe!

    Joe Biden – Buy a shotgun
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    My only gripe with Senator Sanders is his use of the words "democratic socialist" when the term "social democrat" has already existed for decades.
    I consider myself to be a "social democrat," and either Senator Sanders or Senator Warren would be an excellent candidate in my eyes.

    As far as Medicare for all, however, I'm personally to the left of that. I favor full deprivatization in the form of a UK style National Health Service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiftyNiblick View Post
    My only gripe with Senator Sanders is his use of the words "democratic socialist" when the term "social democrat" has already existed for decades.
    I consider myself to be a "social democrat," and either Senator Sanders or Senator Warren would be an excellent candidate in my eyes.

    As far as Medicare for all, however, I'm personally to the left of that. I favor full deprivatization in the form of a UK style National Health Service.
    Thanks, Nifty. You've just given everyone a heart attack with that 'deprivatization' remark.

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    Keep dreaming. Terry McAuliff is the presumptive nominee. You heard it here first.

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    saweet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Keep dreaming. Terry McAuliff is the presumptive nominee. You heard it here first.
    I'll vote for a DINO over a real Republican in the general, but I wouldn't go near a guy like that in our primary.
    As I've said in other threads, moderation is only for the consumption of adult beverages. I want the real deal, not a Republican-Lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise View Post
    The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists.

    The survey, conducted by The Hill, reveals a Democratic field crowded with old faces. At a time when the party could use some fresh blood, most contenders for commander-in-chief have been around for decades. Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, currently leads the pac

    His people have never gone away,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Hill. “And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water.” Sanders is the most popular politician in America, with an approval rating of 75 percent, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll.

    Since losing the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders has toured the U.S. to promote his political group, Our Revolution, and his Medicare-for-all bill. His frequent travel has led many to speculate that he’s drumming up support for another presidential run. Advisers to the Vermont senator also have indicated that he’s eyeing the top job. When one of Sanders' associates was asked if his team was thinking about another run, the associate simply said, "Yes, is the answer."

    Sanders considers himself a Democratic Socialist, and is registered as an Independent in the Senate but ran as a Democrat in the 2016 election. Bannon says that since 2016, Sanders far-left politics have been embraced by Democrats at large. “The Sanders wing is becoming the dominant wing of the party,” he said.

    Sanders’ Medicare For All Act of 2017, which promotes a single-payer healthcare plan, is now supported by a third of Senate Democrats. When Sanders presented a version of the bill in 2013, he was unable to garner any support at all.

    Other Democratic contenders for 2020 include former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sa...wer&soc_trk=fb

    That would be great!

    He could run Che Guevara Barbie as his VP choice. I even have a slogan for them; "Make America Venezuela Again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiftyNiblick View Post
    My only gripe with Senator Sanders is his use of the words "democratic socialist" when the term "social democrat" has already existed for decades.
    I consider myself to be a "social democrat," and either Senator Sanders or Senator Warren would be an excellent candidate in my eyes.

    As far as Medicare for all, however, I'm personally to the left of that. I favor full deprivatization in the form of a UK style National Health Service.

    Why not just go with the tried and true, 100% accurate "Marxist" moniker?

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