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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #150 on: February 21, 2019, 03:08:51 pm »
didn't he become a member before running?

I mean I get it...he was an independent his whole life and didn't have a single 'friend' in the democratic party (mostly his doing)
Still doesn't mean he can register as a Dem and run in their primary and let the voters decide
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hutch

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #151 on: February 21, 2019, 03:21:02 pm »

Still doesn't mean he can register as a Dem and run in their primary and let the voters decide


It doesnít?

Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2019, 03:25:57 pm »
what's your take on Bloomberg then...
he has been a life long republican (well, became an independent in 2007) but just joined the Dems in 2018
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2019, 11:59:45 am »
Yeah I know itís crazy for the Democratic Party to require people be - you know- members of the Democratic Party to run as its standard bearer for the highest office in the land...

They wanted to control the Senate and they need Bernie to increase the likelihood that they would.  Plus they didn't take him seriously

But in doing it, the Dems actually botched it both ways.  They let him run but tried to put their thumb on the scale for all to see.  Not a good look. 

Of course the party tries to put their thumb on the scale in races all the time.

How responsive they should be to voters versus well connected folks is a bigger discussion. Right now, the Party definitely tilts towards the donors.
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