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18 Nov 2019, 3:27 pm

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"Mayor Pete" is definitely not cut out for national politics.


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18 Nov 2019, 3:43 pm

i couldn't make out what she was screaming about?



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18 Nov 2019, 4:06 pm

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i couldn't make out what she was screaming about?

Buttigieg claiming pretend black people endorse him.


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18 Nov 2019, 4:07 pm

^^^TY. old man ears not so sharp these days. or is it just AS-related auditory processing disorder at work here?



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18 Nov 2019, 4:57 pm

Darmok wrote:
"Mayor Pete" is definitely not cut out for national politics.


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Yes, but it is vitally important that we elect a gay president because it will cause a massive wave of reconciliation and healing just like when Obama was elected . . . . oh wait, never mind.



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23 Nov 2019, 10:51 am

Bloomberg makes ‘massive’ ad buy

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In the latest sign Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spend freely on a prospective presidential bid, the billionaire has begun booking a huge quantity of TV ad time in media markets across the country — including the one that’s home to President Donald Trump’s winter White House, Mar-a-Lago.

The ads will begin airing as soon as Monday. As of the close of business on Friday, Advertising Analytics tracked buys of around $34 million in reservations so far, touching parts of all but two of the lower 48 states.

This buy is MASSIVE,” Ben Taber, an analyst for the television ad tracking firm Advertising Analytics, said in an email to POLITICO earlier Friday. "I think it‘s going to be the biggest buy of all time," he wrote. Then-President Barack Obama had a $30 million, one-week long buy in 2012, Taber said.

Bloomberg could spend more in one day than other presidential candidates spend in an entire campaign’s lifespan," said Fernand Amandi, a Democratic consultant pollster who worked for President Obama’s campaigns. "What makes the Bloomberg campaign budget so amazing is that there is no budget. Everything is attainable....We haven’t seen a presidential campaign like one that Michael Bloomberg could run.”

A handful of television stations across the country have already filed reports with the Federal Communications Commission with more details on Bloomberg’s buy.

The buy is a minute-long spot, according numerous FCC filings, and will mention an opposing candidate. A filing from WFAA, a station based in Dallas, Texas, notes that the ad "mentions running against Trump 3x within creative," in a handwritten note. The Texas Tribune first spotted the Dallas filing. Assembly Media is Bloomberg’s media buyer.

The ad buy comes one day after Bloomberg filed a statement with the Federal Election Commission creating a presidential campaign committee. The former New York City mayor has plans to spend as much as $500 million this election.

To blunt that criticism, Bloomberg committed this past week to spending $100 million in digital ads aimed just at Trump and another $15 to $20 million to register half a million voters.

Bloomberg’s team calculates that, due to the size and instability of the Democratic field, no clear frontrunner may emerge after the run of the first four early states that ends with South Carolina voting Feb. 29. That could leave the billionaire in an ideal position to forcefully begin to compete on March 3 when 15 states plus American Samoa vote on Super Tuesday.

While some of Bloomberg’s opponents may be starved for cash at that time, he will have the unprecedented luxury of being able to advertise in all of the states, including mammoth Texas and California, the size and expense of which can easily bankrupt a campaign.

There’s already a billionaire in the race, Tom Steyer — whose consultant, Kevin Cate, cautioned on Twitter that ad money can only go so far.

“TV spending isn't everything,” Cate wrote. “Earned media is king in presidential campaigns. I ran a one week @criticalmention report on Elizabeth Warren's TV coverage — & it came out to about 3x the monetary value of this [Bloomberg] buy.”

Cate estimated that Warren’s earned media alone was the equivalent of about $80 million.


Sanders says he's 'disgusted' by Bloomberg's $30 million ad buy
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday over news of Bloomberg's $31.5 million ad buy as he mulls his own White House bid.

“I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy our elections. It’s just the latest example of a rigged political system that we are going to change when we’re in the White House,” Sanders said in a statement.

“If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. The American people are sick and tired of the power of billionaires, and I suspect they won’t react well to someone trying to buy an election.”


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24 Nov 2019, 12:35 pm

News from the Party of Old White People:


He's in: Bloomberg launches candidacy for president

Michael Bloomberg has entered the already-crowded Democratic presidential field.

Bloomberg, 77, had earlier in November filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and filed to appear on some state Democratic primary ballots that had early deadlines, but aides said at the time that the moves were formalities while he decided on launching a full campaign.


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24 Nov 2019, 6:39 pm

Bloomberg's just another leftist. Different lipstick, but same old pig underneath ... He figures the current democrat field is a flaming clown car of failed mayors and senators ... How could he do worse?

I don't know why people think he's is a "moderate". Any one who advocates gun and sugar bans is NOT a moderate. And apologizing for stop and frisk alienated moderate GOPs and Independents, it didn't earn him one minority vote. Not a good start.
As far as supposed "executive business experience" that still doesn't change his leftist platform ... Though it will be interesting seeing Sanders and Warren go at it with Bloomberg, they abhor Billionaires ...



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26 Nov 2019, 1:15 am

Disaster Looms for Democrats as Trump Goes ‘Bigly’ With Blacks

While the media remains obsessed with an increasingly pointless impeachment by the House and the even more dubious removal of the president by the Senate, political news of genuine electoral importance has slipped in under the rug.

According to two new polls, Trump has now gained popularity with African Americans—and the numbers are significant, even “bigly.”

Both polls—Rasmussen, which usually tilts Republican, and Emerson, which is considered even-handed—came out almost exactly the same, putting Trump’s support among blacks at a surprising, almost astonishing, 34 percent and 34.5 percent, respectively. Typically, Republicans poll in the single digits among blacks.

“Game changer” may be one of the great clichés of our time, but this would actually be one. If even remotely true, Democrats should be having a nervous breakdown. They depend more than ever on African Americans for success in elections. If Trump were to garner even 18 percent of the black vote, he would easily win in 2020. If he had anything close to the 34 percent, it would be a runaway, a disaster for the Democrats.


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26 Nov 2019, 6:21 am

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Disaster Looms for Democrats as Trump Goes ‘Bigly’ With Blacks

While the media remains obsessed with an increasingly pointless impeachment by the House and the even more dubious removal of the president by the Senate, political news of genuine electoral importance has slipped in under the rug.

According to two new polls, Trump has now gained popularity with African Americans—and the numbers are significant, even “bigly.”

Both polls—Rasmussen, which usually tilts Republican, and Emerson, which is considered even-handed—came out almost exactly the same, putting Trump’s support among blacks at a surprising, almost astonishing, 34 percent and 34.5 percent, respectively. Typically, Republicans poll in the single digits among blacks.

“Game changer” may be one of the great clichés of our time, but this would actually be one. If even remotely true, Democrats should be having a nervous breakdown. They depend more than ever on African Americans for success in elections. If Trump were to garner even 18 percent of the black vote, he would easily win in 2020. If he had anything close to the 34 percent, it would be a runaway, a disaster for the Democrats.


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The support Biden has among blacks is the major reason he despite all of his unforced errors and predictions of his collapse remains the frontrunner for the nomination and is viewed by many as the Democrat most likely to beat Trump.

Blacks tend to be more conservative on some socio religious type issues. One should always be careful about proclaiming a trend based on one poll but if it is picking up something real the democrats race to the left on these issues could be a reason why.


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26 Nov 2019, 7:24 am

The message is very clear. African American voters can no longer be counted on to automatically vote democratic. Hillary proved this. Some may vote for Trump, some may simply stay home.



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26 Nov 2019, 5:09 pm

those that stay home rather than choose the lesser of two evils, have only themselves to blame when the greater of two evils is elected by default and there is nobody between the stay-homers and the disenfranchising right-wing machine robbing them all the more at the ballot box and elsewhere.



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30 Nov 2019, 2:29 pm

The media anointed her as the Chosen One at first. Now she's toast.


‘Flailing ... teetering’: New York Times and Washington Post declare Kamala Harris doomed

Both the New York Times and Washington Post published stories arguing that Sen. Kamala Harris's presidential campaign is on uneasy footing and nearing a collapse.

Harris, despite declaring her candidacy in front of over 20,000 people in January, has experienced a significant dip in the polls in recent months in part because voters still have questions about who she is and what she supports.

The Post reported, "As a result, her candidacy is now teetering, weighed down by indecision within her campaign, her limits as a candidate and dwindling funds that have forced her to retreat in some places at a moment she expected to be surging," and labled her campaign "flailing."


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01 Dec 2019, 10:56 pm

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02 Dec 2019, 11:39 am

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/02/steve-bullock-drops-out-of-the-democratic-presidential-race.html

I kinda liked that guy.

Dream race: Weld vs Klobuchar or Bennet


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