Sal wrote:Hate to break it to ya'll, but Bernie is shaping up to be the nominee.
Biden is badly floundering, and Buttigeig gets zero support from the most important Democratic constituency.
Guiliani and pals are probably already digging and they won't have to dig far.
Maybe, Bloomberg will ride in at the last moment and save us, but it's hard to see the math.
At this moment in time, we're staring right down the barrel of four more years of rising fascism.
It's too early to really say yet, and Bernie always does well in caucus states, because they're a "fandom" thing and not very representative. But, yeah, I wish he was doing a lot worse than he is, because he's going to doom us if he's our nominee. The only good things about that are (A) his fanbase will finally
have to shut up, and (B) Trump won't have any Democrat to blame when the house-of-cards he turned Obama's strong economy into collapses. O' course, none of that'll matter because a Trump who feels like he has a "mandate" will go full-on dictator by then, and Republicans won't stop him because stopping tyranny ain't exactly their thing.
I like Buttigeig a lot, but yep, that lack of minority appeal is hurting him. I like Biden but it's hard to get excited about an old guy. I'm not sure why Warren's not doing better... she's got most of the same ideas as Bernie, but backed with actual plans (their degree of workability varies, but at least they're not just vague "revolution!" which ya don't even need a politician to do) and she'd have a hope of being electable.
If Bernie's the nominee I'll still crawl out of a flaming car wreck if I have to to vote for the sonofabitch, and I encourage everyone else to do the same, but, I still don't think it'll do much good. I really don't like Bloomberg much, but I'd take him over Bernie. Whoever we nominate I'll be voting for, though. Not gonna sour-grapes nothin'.
Thing is, without Bernie in there using up all the enthusiasm, I think Kamala Harris would've stayed in the race, and she may actually have been our best bet. She didn't get a fair look.
It's hard to defeat a cult that's not seeing reality, and that's what Trump has. They're like Scientologists... you're not gonna get 'em to admit there's no such thing as Xenu, no matter what you do.