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- Sep 22, 2018
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Klobuchar, speaking to a crowd of more than 200 at Jasper’s Winery, said she sat next to McCain, one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the inaugural address, which became known for its blunt expression of Trump’s authoritarian populism and invocations of “American carnage.”
“I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said. “He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”
Then people ask why someone they have never heard of leapt to the top 3 among progressives. It is hard to tell right now if Pete, Warren, or Bernie will end up with the progressive vote, and the other two have WAY more national level stuff they can point to.The Buttigieg response is quite a contrast with the Republicans. Says it all.
I love Warren, but I don't think Pete is ready for the first chair yet. He has no large-scale executive experience. He's super smart and super likable, but I think he needs some national (or at least state) level and foreign policy experience before he takes the big chair. I also think that both of them are going to be easy targets for the foreign influence campaigns that are about to happen as the same people who love trump because they hate immigrants and non-Christians will believe pretty much any ugly rumor spread about them.Warren/Pete in either order please.
I could not agree more. I don’t feel like I have the luxury of supporting the candidate I like best. This is about survival.democracy in America is in terrible danger and almost anything necessary to save it is important - including choosing someone who has large scale appeal to crossover voters over someone I like better.
It frustrates and disgusts me that we have come to the point where we cannot have the candidate we want because we have to nominate the one who is most bulletproof against Trump instead. I mean, Trump is polling at around 40 percent favorability among Americans at best; yet, somehow, a successful re-election is a very real possibility! How the hell did this happen?I could not agree more. I don’t feel like I have the luxury of supporting the candidate I like best. This is about survival.