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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    Wait, Beto's not a centrist? I don't know what else you would call him. As one piece of evidence, I submit that he got 48.3% of the vote in the Senate race in Texas, hardly a liberal bastion.

    Which of the things here make you think he's liberal?
    https://betofortexas.com/issues/

    I honestly am worried that he's too centrist/conservative to get the Democratic nomination, so I find it a little stunning that you think he's a far left liberal.
    but he played in a punk band, he must be a lefty muppet!
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    I guess one litmus test would be whether you think Obama was a centrist or a far left liberal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    Wait, Beto's not a centrist? I don't know what else you would call him. As one piece of evidence, I submit that he got 48.3% of the vote in the Senate race in Texas, hardly a liberal bastion.
    (For reference, the previous four Democratic Senate candidates in Texas received 41%, 34%, 43%, and 36% of the vote.)

    Which of the things here make you think he's liberal?
    https://betofortexas.com/issues/

    I honestly am worried that he's too centrist/conservative to get the Democratic nomination, so I find it a little stunning that you think he's a far left liberal.
    My apologies - and thank you for the correction.... so your race in the conservative lane is Beto vs Biden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldgriff View Post
    My apologies - and thank you for the correction.... so your race in the conservative lane is Beto vs Biden?
    I don't think primaries actually work that way (candidates competing with others in their "lane"), although I know that's a popular way to think of them. (Edit to say--there's a kernel of truth to that way of looking at things, but I think it oversimplifies too much.)

    And I have barely begun to form my opinions of the Democratic primary field yet. I know Beto pretty well because he ran for office here in Texas. Sanders, sure, I know him fairly well, too, from the 2016 campaign.

    But a number of the others, I would want to get to know better. Biden I have a generally positive impression of him as a human being, based upon how he handled the death of his son and how he conducted himself as vice president. But I'm a long way from knowing where he stands on the issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Seitzer View Post
    Wait, Beto's not a centrist? I don't know what else you would call him. As one piece of evidence, I submit that he got 48.3% of the vote in the Senate race in Texas, hardly a liberal bastion.
    (For reference, the previous four Democratic Senate candidates in Texas received 41%, 34%, 43%, and 36% of the vote.)

    Which of the things here make you think he's liberal?
    https://betofortexas.com/issues/

    I honestly am worried that he's too centrist/conservative to get the Democratic nomination, so I find it a little stunning that you think he's a far left liberal.
    You can start with energy. It's all about climate change. Equality is about LGBTQIA. Immigration: pass the Dream Act friends and family version, with amnesty. Healthcare: Expand Medicare. Women's health: greater availability of abortion clinics using taxpayer funds.

    A lot of this is straight from the Democrat's national platform. you can say many things about it, but centrist is not one of them.

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    Looks like Amy Klobuchar is about the enter the race, she's got a big event planned for Sunday in Minneapolis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TS Garp View Post
    I'm very curious to see if Sherrod Brown enters the race.
    me too - I like what he has to say so far - he might enter this week and gain momentum

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    looks like a candidate to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    Well, we don't have to worry about Virginia Governor Ralph Northam entering the race any time soon, lol:

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam confirmed Friday evening his appearance in a picture that features a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood in a 1984 medical school yearbook page that also holds different pictures of the future governor.

    WTOP obtained a copy of the photo Friday from Eastern Virginia Medical School library, which Northam attended. The photos were first published by the conservative news site Big League Politics.
    https://wtop.com/virginia/2019/02/vi...reaking%20News
    Keeps getting more absurd down in Virginia.
    https://nypost.com/2019/02/06/blackf...nt-into-chaos/

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    1. white D Governor admits he wore blackface in the 1980s at a party*
    2. black D Lt Governor accused of sexual assault from 2004
    3. white D Attorney General admits he wore blackface in the 1980s at a party

    * - but now says he wasn't in the yearbook photo

    who would be next?

    "the third in line for the Virginia governorship if Northam, Fairfax and Herring all step down is state House Speaker Kirk Cox — a Republican, whose party gained its one-seat control of the Virginia House of Delegates by sheer chance in 2017. The election for the balance-tipping seat resulted in a tie — and the GOP candidate won when his name was drawn from a bowl."
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    Trump's upset that Virginia is stealing his headlines.

    There has to be a Santa Claus joke here but I can't find it.

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