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Guide to Dem Presidential Candidates. Too Many? Too Crazy?

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DROPPING Like Fliea now

Biden slips to fourth in Iowa...

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The end is near: Kamala abandons New Hampshire...

(Nasty woman set to go... good riddance! Go Walk in the woods, with the witch?)

The only thing that could make the schadenfreude here sweeter would be if Tulsi Gabbard suddenly announced that she’s opening offices in New Hampshire.

Preferably in the same buildings that Harris’s campaign is vacating, adds a Twitter pal.

BETO DROPS OUT...

MAG: How Mayor Pete Becomes President Pete...

Hillary laughs when asked how she killed Epstein...

Trevor Noah, the host of the Daily Show, asked Hillary Clinton in an interview about conspiracies that suggest the Clintons have murdered people.

"I have to ask you a question that has been plaguing me for a while, how did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?" Noah asked Thursday night, which prompted laughter from Clinton. "Because you're not in power, but you have all the power. I really need to understand how you do what you do, because you seem to be behind everything nefarious, and yet you do not use it to become president."

Noah, 35, did not give the former secretary of state a chance to answer and instead asked how Clinton felt being the "boogeyman of the Right."

"Well, it’s a constant surprise to me," the 2016 Democratic presidential said. "Because the things they say, and now, of course, it’s on steroids with being online, are so ridiculous, beyond any imagination that I could have. And yet they are so persistent in putting forth these crazy ideas and theories. Honestly, I don’t know what I ever did to get them so upset."

Conspiracy theories and jokes about the Clintons have become popular on the internet as the former president, Bill Clinton, was a friend of Epstein and flew around the world on his private jet.

The billionaire and sex trafficker was found dead three months ago in his New York jail cell. State officials determined he died by suicide, but others have questioned the autopsy and circumstances surrounding his death.

Rumors have been swirling that Clinton might mount a third run for the presidency. Clinton lost in 2008 in the Democratic primary to Barack Obama and 2016 to President Trump.

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illary Clinton keeps flirting with running for president again, and the Democrat Party keeps rejecting her advances. You cannot blame Democrats for dismissing a candidacy the only rationale for which is hubris. And you cannot blame Republicans for desiring a candidacy that would take Democrats’ current chaos to another level.

Welcome to the Clinton conundrum. On one hand, Hillary’s ominous omnipresence would signal an impending run if she were anyone else. On the other, Hillary’s two national election losses would signal a permanent retirement if she were anyone else.

As they have been for almost three decades, Democrats are still trying to solve the Clinton riddle. Currently, they have their hands full with a fractured field that refuses to yield clarity. Four months in, and no closer to choosing next year’s nominee, the nominee from three years ago resurfaces.

The current field’s split is frequently forgotten in the focus on a horse race. Biden holds just over one-quarter (27 percent) of Democrats and Warren just under one-quarter (22 percent). The remaining half of Democrats are split, with Sanders holding about 17 percent and the remaining one-third divided among the rest of the Left’s second-tier candidates.

 

Like Scrabble without vowels, it is hard to make much out of this. Enter Hillary Clinton. Suddenly, you can spell “Democrats lose,” but little else.

Clearly she would hurt Democrats in general and Biden in particular — both prospects that delight Republicans.

Just look at the foundation from which Clinton would start. In 2016, she lost 43 percent of Democrats — essentially the party’s entire Left, and at a time when they were much weaker and less agitated. She then went on to lose to Trump, which hardly endears her to the party establishment or the Left. She is far less to the left, which two-thirds of Democrats already support.

A Clinton candidacy would most closely resemble Biden’s. With Biden holding only about one-quarter of Democrats, Clinton would be fighting over a pronounced minority. Nor is Biden likely to drop out, having been running for months, leading now, and having deferred to her last time.

A Clinton candidacy would therefore split the Democrat establishment, putting it somewhere between Warren and Sanders. If you currently see the Democrat race as being among three people, Clinton would make it at least a four-person affair.

Clinton’s problem is that she is simply not good at politics, and she would be even worse for Democrats. Having lost the nomination to Obama in 2008 and the presidency to Trump in 2016, there is no scenario by which she wins the 2020 nomination. To do so, she would have to drive out Biden (the current front-runner), unite the establishment (whose candidate she just ousted), and then draw roughly one-third of the Democrat Left (who rejected her then and now). All that before again facing Trump, who this time will have the advantages of history, incumbency, economy, and money backing him.

 

The first problem with that tall order is that Biden will not leave. He has been there, is leading the field, and can argue plausibly that he is better positioned to beat Trump — after all, he has not already lost to him. Undoubtedly, Biden is the establishment’s best chance, which is why they are not clamoring for Hillary to run.

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Saving the Dem Party?

SERIOUS guy who is not a cartoon cutout may enter the Race

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BLOOMBERG PREPPING PRESIDENTIAL RUN
DEM SHAKEUP

Key Points
  • Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary, according to NBC News, which cited a Bloomberg advisor.
  • “He’s still not sure,” a source told CNBC. This source also said these are “unprecedented times” and that Bloomberg is concerned about what he’s seeing both from Democrats and President Donald Trump.
  • The New York Times reported Thursday, citing people briefed on the plans, that Bloomberg was working on entering at least one Democratic presidential primary and potentially the overall race for the chance to take on Trump.

Howard Wolfson, a top advisor to Bloomberg, released a statement acknowledging Bloomberg’s concern with the state of the race:

Mike believes that Donald Trump represents an unprecedented threat to our nation. In 2016, he spoke out at the Democratic Convention, warning against a Trump presidency. In 2018 he spent more than $100 million to help elect Democrats to ensure that Congress began to hold the President accountable. And this year he helped Democrats win control of both houses of the Virginia legislature. We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that. If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist. Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win.

Bloomberg has emerged as a force in Democratic politics, mostly because of his deep pockets. He spent more than $110 million backing Democrats during the 2018 congressional midterm elections. The gun control group he backs, Everytown for Gun Safety, spent $2.5 million in Virginia this year, helping the Democratic Party take control of the statehouse for the first time since 1994. Bloomberg earlier this year launched Beyond Carbon, a $500 million group that advocates for energy reform.

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Hey Mike, your real battle will be with clowns in the Dem party

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If Bloomberg does not enter, maybe a humorless Criminal will...

Hillary Clinton Dodges Questions About 2020 ‘Run’ with Jogging Jokes

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Will he come up short?

Here’s How Short Michael Bloomberg Is

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Michael Bloomberg could lower the bar for presidential height.

Bloomberg, a billionaire and former mayor of New York City, is reportedly preparing to jump into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Bloomberg stands at a full five feet, seven inches, though he once awarded himself an extra three inches on his driver’s license. If elected, he would be the shortest president in recent history.

 

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