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Subj: Re: Democrats concerned if Schultz runs as independent that Trump wins again
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 at 02:13:53 pm EST (Viewed 104 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Democrats concerned if Schultz runs as independent that Trump wins again
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 at 08:00:05 am EST (Viewed 113 times)

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            https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/howard-schultz-independent-trump_us_5c4dc3cee4b06ba6d3bdf921

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              Looks like we have another Ralph Nader type (former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz) who may be running as an independent, haha. Julian Castro, democratic hopeful, seems kind of depressed with early pleads for him to not enter the race, as it would likely siphon votes away from the democrats.

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          Schultz will announce plans on 60 Minutes tonight. Come on down, Harold! The water is warm.

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          Assume the Dems are just testing the water for now.
          They don't seem to really have a strong candidate yet.
          I am curious though...why focus on them being women or gay?
          I'd focus more on what their record shows them to be...as far as agenda etc.



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    I'm guessing they think women might want someone who better represents their (womens) interest. It's really no different than for any other demographic or class of people.


True...but then the Democrats just increase the strength of the argument that all they are is identity politics. That it doesn't matter about qualifications...just that you check the appropriate politically correct check box.

I want to know what their qualifications are...not who they find sexually attractive. And if they are skilled and qualified...THEN they make great candidates. (They may be...but once again the news does a disservice by not talking about that aspect).

I suppose so. It is a problem on the left, but given the gender split for a guy like Trump (like 60% of women do not like him), it is not a bad card to play.

I still would not say identity politics are unique to Democrats. It is human nature. Evangelicals tend to always vote Republican for instance. The GOPs primary voting block are white men. By no means all, but it is what they draw heaviest from.

It would be nice to see reach out to as many as possible. It is hard to have the umbrella that large though. It is very much a focus on who got you there situation. Always has been. And I imagine react out has minimal impact, except at the margins.




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