Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by aaronvan, Mar 21, 2016.
It ain't over until it's over!
WAIT - I thought the meme on the Right was that support for Donald Trump is growing.
Now Right-wingers are very concerned this year that Donald Trump cannot beat Hillary Clinton or Socialist Bernie Sanders in a general election.
The Republican Party is a disaster. Complete disarray. WOW.
I think he means Bernie is Reagan.
The problem is Reagan appealed to Democrats especially after Carter hence the term "Reagan Democrats"
I'd probably be thrown into that category had Clinton not been my first election. There are no Republican candidates I would vote for.
A couple of problems with this analogy:
In 1980 Latinos were 3.7% of the electorate. In 2016 they'll be at least 15% and maybe higher, since Trump is a motivator. Given Latino antipathy toward Trump, Clinton will likely better Obama's 71% of the Latino vote.
Note that Carter's percentage in March is identical to his November actual result. Reagan's entire gain was at the expense of third-party candidate Anderson. In 2016 there is no such third party 21% of the electorate for Trump to poach.
Finally, the GOP emerged from their convention unified with the two major primary candidates together on the ticket. The 2016 GOP convention is shaping up as a major cluster****.
In reality, the 2016 election bears no resemblance to what occurred in 1980.
Right-wingers keep forgetting that it's not all about the White male anymore.
Lots of women vote, lots of "The Blacks" vote, and, of course, "Brown People" will be out in large numbers.
This election is driven by white folks in both the Sanders and Trump camps
No, not really so much anymore.
If any one candidate can lock up the white male and female vote, they have the election, regardless if everyone else votes for the other guy.
That's one of the nice things about being in a majority. The other is the free cheese dip.
OK if you believe that then I won't argue
--- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2016 ---
If that cheese dip has some pico in it I want to join that side
--- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2016 ---
Are you talking about pico de gallo, or actual beaks?
...both can be provided if you ask.
pico de gallo with extra cilantro please that's enough to make any man abandon his values
I dunno, man. Queso with anything in it but queso is weird...
Why white voters won’t be enough to put Donald Trump in the White House
Former Mitt Romney strategist (and avowed Trump opponent) Stuart Stevens looked at the math for the Daily Beast last week. "In 1980, Ronald Reagan won 56 percent of white voters and won a landslide victory of 44 states. In 2012, Mitt Romney won 59 percent of whites and lost with 24 states," Stevens wrote. He continued: "The simple truth is that there simply aren’t enough white voters in the America of 2016 to win a national election without also getting a substantial share of the non-white vote."
Nice try, but Bernie says he is in for the long haul.
This is good, he's sucking the small donations away from Hillary by the truck load.
I heard on NPR today that 36% of Bernie supporters say they will not vote for Hillary under any circumstances. That number will change, of course, but man there is a lot of anger out there.
This is why Hillary's unfavorable rating is artificially high. By November that 36% will be a very low single digit number.
That'll send a chilling message to Hillary and Washington.
If nothing else, at least Washington is getting an idea of how pissed off we are.
Personally, I'd be at least as interested in what the nearly 2/3 majority of Bernie's supporters said.
"...eh, Hillary. I GUESS. WHATEVER.