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  • A McGovern, and will lose.

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    2 13.33%
  • A McGovern, and will win

    1 6.67%
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    1 6.67%
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Thread: Will the Democrats nominate a George McGovern or a Bill Clinton in 2020?

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    Will the Democrats nominate a George McGovern or a Bill Clinton in 2020?

    Not literally of course, the one is dead and the other served two terms. No, the question is what type of candidate will emerge after Democratic Party spends 3 years in the wilderness. In 1972, after 1968 loss to Nixon, Democrats nominated a creature of the base who then lost everything but Massachusetts and DC. Except for the brief Carter intermezzo, that led to a 20 year wandering of the Democratic Party, until they nominated Bill Clinton who went on to serve two terms.
    Do Democrats need to spend a lot of time in the wilderness to make a smart choice or can they wise up after only three years?

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    Carlos Danger '20. Make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Not literally of course, the one is dead and the other served two terms. No, the question is what type of candidate will emerge after Democratic Party spends 3 years in the wilderness. In 1972, after 1968 loss to Nixon, Democrats nominated a creature of the base who then lost everything but Massachusetts and DC. Except for the brief Carter intermezzo, that led to a 20 year wandering of the Democratic Party, until they nominated Bill Clinton who went on to serve two terms.
    Do Democrats need to spend a lot of time in the wilderness to make a smart choice or can they wise up after only three years?
    It will depend greatly on the status of Congress after the 2018 elections. I suspect that there are up-and-comers on the progressive left who might have a bit more charisma than McGovern and less baggage than a Clinton. Don't know who they are, but I expect some to emerge over the coming years.

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    I think that they will nominate a centrist and they will lose. The reason that I think this is that we're a week from the election and zero heads have rolled over their performance. The leadership of the DNC have proven that they're incompetents who don't know what they're doing and yet they are, for the most part, going to remain in charge of the DNC.

    The base are talking angrily about how they're going to take over the party and primary anyone who compromises with Trump's agenda, but they haven't displayed an ability to translate their anger into actual votes, so I think that the DNC leadership will be able to sideline them for at least a couple more voting cycles and be able to fail miserably again.

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    Too early to tell, to hard to tell at this point.

    The Democratic Party needs to do its soul searching and self-analysis on the recent defeat. Some people are doing this, others are blaming everyone else. Remember, the first step in recovery is to admit that everyone else has a problem.

    Successful self-analysis will result in a strong candidate. Fixating on an external cause will result in a weak candidate.

    Also, who do the Democrats have? This is a serious question, and I know they have potential candidates, but it needs to be stated plainly. The Clinton machine spent the last 8 years working its hardest to make sure there was nobody who would or could run against Clinton. The in-party primary opponents were nobodies. Sanders wasn't supposed to happen, and even with the entire machine against him he did far better than expected. Sanders is old and probably won't run again, and Hillary won't be the 2020 candidate even if she does run again.

    Someone needs to be ready to step up to the role. Who would that be? Who is prominent enough, and undamaged by the Clinton machine? Of course I would like to see Schweitzer run, but my supporting him means he is very likely to not get the nod.

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    I think next time is designated to be a Black transgender woman's turn.

    Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner could probably be black by then, but zir is Republican.

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    Klobuchar 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    Klobuchar 2020.
    She wants federal government to crack down on porn. We do not need such progresso-authoritarians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    Klobuchar 2020.
    She wants federal government to crack down on porn. We do not need such progresso-authoritarians.
    That's not a big deal. Most of the good porn is German anyways.

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    Huh, I didn't know that. Will have to check.

    I was half joking anyway. I'm going to be focused on supporting my congressman becoming DNC chair, if he ever writes back. (I know he's busy, I can wait) I have no idea what an ordinary voter can do to affect that process. That's one of the things I hope he'll fix.

    We might just have to nominate another man next time to take the post and kill some time until enough of the blue dogs die off and we can have a woman candidate who they won't sabotage. So my vote is another Bill. Hopefully we can get a less handsy version. Ideally, we will find another Obama, but I know not where.

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