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June 26th, 2019 at 7:45:26 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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The participants in the debates are not supposed to be varsity and JV teams, but it sure looks like the JV is going first.

The first 10 candidates set to square off today are:
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio


Here are the candidates that will take the stage on night two (June 27):
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
California Sen. Kamala Harris
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
California Rep. Eric Swalwell
spiritual author Marianne Williamson
entrepreneur Andrew Yang


There are three declared candidates who will not appear on either stage, after failing to meet the DNC's qualification standards for the first debate: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam.
June 26th, 2019 at 7:48:39 AM permalink
ams288
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I'll wait for the highlight reel.
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June 26th, 2019 at 8:19:56 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
The participants in the debates are not supposed to be varsity and JV teams, but it sure looks like the JV is going first.


You forgot to mention the dog catcher in Racine, WI who just declared.

I will save all the trouble of watching.

First half will be about who hates Trump the most.

Second half will be about who wants to give away the most freebies.
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June 26th, 2019 at 9:34:47 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: AZDuffman
You forgot to mention the dog catcher in Racine, WI who just declared.

I will save all the trouble of watching.

First half will be about who hates Trump the most.

Second half will be about who wants to give away the most freebies.


If hating Trump were the key qualifier, Melania would be a shoo-in for the nomination.
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June 26th, 2019 at 11:06:37 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Hillary pushed back her June announcement
so she could avoid this clown show. She'll
announce when the field has been whittled
down to just a dozen or so Bozo's.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 26th, 2019 at 11:10:11 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
Hillary pushed back her June announcement
so she could avoid this clown show. She'll
announce when the field has been whittled
down to just a dozen or so Bozo's.


Oy vey. Just admit you were wrong about her running again and move on with life.
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June 26th, 2019 at 12:16:30 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Pacomartin
The participants in the debates are not supposed to be varsity and JV teams, but it sure looks like the JV is going first.


I plan to record and watch them. I'll be impressed with anyone who uses his/her time to explain why voters should vote for him/her in the primary as opposed to Trump bashing, which is the easy card to play.

Personally, I lean towards Bernie, but am open minded. I'll pretty much reject anyone who supports slavery reparations.
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June 26th, 2019 at 12:50:11 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
I'll pretty much reject anyone who supports slavery reparations.


I thought that was just one of those things that people have been talking about for half a century. You seem to think that actually has a chance of passing.

I thought that was settled with affirmative action.
Affirmative action is a policy used by colleges and universities to improve the educational opportunities for minority groups (including minority races, genders, and sexual orientations) that are commonly and historically discriminated against.
June 26th, 2019 at 1:06:58 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard

Personally, I lean towards Bernie, but am open minded. I'll pretty much reject anyone who supports slavery reparations.


I reject anyone pushing 80. We
don't want our doctor, lawyer,
banker, CEO, pushing 80, but
we want that for the hardest
job in the world? i don't get it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 26th, 2019 at 1:08:33 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
I plan to record and watch them. I'll be impressed with anyone who uses his/her time to explain why voters should vote for him/her in the primary as opposed to Trump bashing, which is the easy card to play.

Personally, I lean towards Bernie, but am open minded. I'll pretty much reject anyone who supports slavery reparations.


Limbaugh had a good point today. At most the average candidate has 7-8 minutes for the whole debate to make their case. So do not expect to see many taking the high road. I bet not 1 person in 50 could name everyone in the race at this point.

Slavery reparations might be the price of admission to the inner circle this season. Along with free college and forgiving student loans. Free abortions a given. Who knows what else.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
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