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Subj: Re: Democrats concerned if Schultz runs as independent that Trump wins again
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 at 10:49:12 am EST (Viewed 84 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 129 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 would say so, but I find that to be all a hedging of bets anyway. Like I said below, conservatives and liberals will reach out to their bases in this.

And given Trump's approval rating with female voters, it is a pretty big block to just ignore. Seems like low hanging fruit. Should not matter too much if the candidate is a woman, but classically congress and government has not done a great job of listening to policy concerns for some of these groups.

Does not mean that policy should not be what we go for, but I think the last presidential election killed that sort of talk for a while. Trump will personally attack, make up stuff and so on. I feel the man did not have a policy position that was consistent outside of the wall and attacking various other groups.

Clinton had all manner of scandals too. Just probably marked where the country is. Not even sure that policy positions move most people.




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