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- Sep 19, 2018
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Ralph Nader?I would love to see Bernie endorse a younger candidate instead. The point is the ideas, not the person. If he still throws his hat in anyways, at the minimum state at the outset he will choose someone at least a decade younger than him as his running mate.
Ralph Nader Was Indispensable To The Republican Party | HuffPostActually, Nader took votes from both sides.
A post at Daily Kos. Oh well Imma must be so wrong that NO WAIT
The Florida exit poll had a sample size of 1,829. Nader’s support in Florida was 1.63 percent, meaning the pollsters only found approximately 30 Nader voters -- a sample too infinitesimal from which to extrapolate. (Consider that the official margin of victory was 0.009 percent. One voter in the Florida exit poll sample amounted to 0.055 percent, more than the margin.)
In fact, some argue that the national exit poll yielded too few Nader voters for the purposes of analysis. So in 2006, professors Michael C. Herron and Jeffrey B. Lewis conducted a granular “ballot-level” analysis of 3 million Florida ballots, because “ballot images directly reveal voting behavior in its most raw form, unmitigated by hindsight, social desirability, or other intervening affects.”
By looking at the partisan nature of the down-ballot choices made by Nader voters, the two scholars estimated that the Gore-Bush breakdown would have been about 60-40. That’s a slightly smaller ratio than found in the national exit poll, but nonetheless a clear lean toward Gore. Herron and Lewis note this means Nader voters were not all left-wing, yet they still conclude, “Nader spoiled Gore’s presidency only because the 2000 presidential race in Florida was unusually tight.”
I come from what the news described as Bernie Country (the western half of NH). I went to one of his rallies down here in DC. My sister and niece were at another in NH (and right behind him too, a nice vid because my niece is clearly too young to vote). Anyway, I have not talked to them yet but I would love to see Bernie endorse someone younger with his politics (Bento maybe) that can win against donnie in 2020. If he seriously feels he is the best person in the entire US to do that then he should make that young person his running mate to take care of the age issue.I was a Bernie supporter, like my whole family (only one of whom refused to vote for Hillary). His age was a problem two years ago, now it is insurmountable — no one in my family has even mentioned Bernie for 2020. That ship has sailed.