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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Elizabeth Warren officially took the plunge into 2020 waters. Julián Castro jumped in after. The Democrats' campaign for president is officially underway. This second installment of our Rolling Stone primary leaderboard finds Warren the big mover, surging six places to number two -- on the strength of a seamless rollout and a wide lead in a new straw poll of Democratic activists.

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"Dropping in our rankings this round: Joe Biden who declared he has "no empathy" for the struggle of the kids these days, and Bernie Sanders who responded unsteadily to revelations of pay discrimination and sexual harassment on his 2016 presidential campaign.

We wanted to dock Beto O'Rourke more for growing a goatee and livestreaming his trip to the dentist, but the Texas Democrat's decision to leave behind the dysfunction of Washington -- just as it's become gridlocked by an endless shutdown -- is looking like a minor stroke of genius.

1) Kamala Harris

Harris is set to announce her 2020 candidacy, reportedly over the Martin Luther King Day weekend in Oakland, California. The 54-year-old senator, who battled big banks and for-profit colleges as California's attorney general, stands astride the tectonic plates of the Democratic Party.

She's an establishment politician who has adopted a platform responsive to the passion of the grassroots, advocating for Medicare-for-All, free college and criminal justice reform."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-16 03:46 PM | Reply

"Bernie Sanders who responded unsteadily to revelations of pay discrimination and sexual harassment on his 2016 presidential campaign"

FYI, Bernie is holding a meeting today with ex-staffers who complained. He invited them to DC and is paying for their airfare and hotel expenses.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-16 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hopefully Bernie gets this story sorted out and gets on top of it, so to speak. He apparently already messed up getting ahead of it, though I haven't really read up on what happened.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-16 04:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"2) Elizabeth Warren

Unlike democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, who idolizes Eugene Debs, Warren is a capitalist at heart -- but has made a career of trying to make it less cruel for working people.

Warren ranked first in the DailyKos straw poll at 22 percent, with a seven point margin over Beto O'Rourke.
Previous Ranking: 8"

I wondered if that was true about Bernie and Debs, I found these but what do you guys, and Gals, think?

sites.psu.edu

lapostexaminer.com

Why Bernie Sanders Isn't Actually a Socialist

fortune.com

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-16 04:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Great. We're gonna have to listen to 23 months of this s&@$.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-16 09:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And so it begins :|

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-01-16 11:11 PM | Reply

Chachi will probably run as well.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-01-16 11:52 PM | Reply

Smoke-filled back rooms are looking better all the time... depending on what's being smoked.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-17 12:44 AM | Reply

Bernie Sanders who responded unsteadily to revelations of pay discrimination and sexual harassment on his 2016 presidential campaign.

WTF is the article talking about?

Bernie has literally taken all the steps required, gone above and beyond, to deal with the issue and make sure it's better dealt with in 2020.

DNC slander machine is on full force.

I hope Bernie runs 3rd party. If only to shut Democrats up.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 12:53 AM | Reply

1) Kamala Harris

She won't win the general election.

Conservatives will vote against her with the sole objective of preventing a Californian from becoming president.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 12:56 AM | Reply

2) Elizabeth Warren

Won't win either...

She's tainted.

You're worried about Bernie being labeled "Commie Bernie", the name "Pocahontas" will be echoing from sea to shining sea.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 12:57 AM | Reply

Joe Biden

Would get eaten alive.

There's already a lot of creepy stuff circulating about him.

Look up "Creepy Joe Biden" on google search to see what I mean.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 01:00 AM | Reply

7) Kirsten Gillibrand

F**K Her.

She's forever blacklisted for forcing Al Franken out of Congress over some joke pictures.

Has anyone heard a peep about those pics since? Nope.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 01:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Look up "Creepy Joe Biden"
~Clownshack

"Creepy Clownshack" gives you 14,100 hits:
search.yahoo.com

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-17 01:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

15) Eric Garcetti

17) John Kerry

27) Tulsi Gabbard

Nope, Nope and Nope.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 01:04 AM | Reply

"Creepy Clownshack" gives you 14,100 hits:
#14 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

That settles it, I'm not running for president.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 01:05 AM | Reply

WILD CARDS:

Hillary Clinton

Jesus, people have a hard time of letting her go.

It's the weirdest love hate relationship I've ever seen.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 01:06 AM | Reply

Amy Klobuchar/Julian Castro!

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 09:25 AM | Reply

"She's forever blacklisted for forcing Al Franken out of Congress over some joke pictures. "

Rightly so.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 09:26 AM | Reply

"It's the weirdest love hate relationship I've ever seen."

It's a love relationship for those who respected her for attempting to bring national healthcare proposal while first lady
It/s a hate relationship for those who listened to right wing haters attack her for 30 years and believed the garbage they said about her.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 09:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All I have to say is the DNC needs to choose someone I can vote for or they will lose again.... To far left and the DNC is toast...

#21 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2019-01-17 09:38 AM | Reply

"2) Elizabeth Warren
Won't win either...
She's tainted.
You're worried about Bernie being labeled "Commie Bernie", the name "Pocahontas" will be echoing from sea to shining sea."

Ruling someone out and calling them tainted because Trump gives them a stupid nickname is stupid.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 09:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

From this list, the only people i really like are Sherrod Brown, Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and maybe Eric Holder. God help us if someone like Cory Booker gets nominated.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-17 10:22 AM | Reply

Sherrod Brown, even though the MIC has their talons in him, they might not be all the way in.

#24 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-17 10:47 AM | Reply

"All I have to say is the DNC needs to choose someone I can vote for or they will lose again.... To far left and the DNC is toast..."

So, calling all Democrats, our nominee must have Pinky's approval. It is so important to consider the preferences of those who would never vote Democrat anyway. Not.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-17 12:13 PM | Reply

All I have to say is the DNC needs to choose someone I can vote for or they will lose again.... To far left and the DNC is toast.

Yeah, picking a corporate centrist sure worked out great for the Dems in 2016.

#26 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-17 12:23 PM | Reply

7) Kirsten Gillibrand

She's a dirty conservative opportunist; She has no real political views and shouldn't be taken seriously as a potential democratic candidate.

#27 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-17 12:53 PM | Reply

#25 I'm not a partisan hack like you.... I have voted for plenty of Dems before... I vote for people that represent what I want... not lesser evil BS... so yea earn my vote this year dear

#28 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2019-01-17 03:21 PM | Reply

#26 I agree... so how about a non corporate puppet this time...

#29 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2019-01-17 03:23 PM | Reply

Brown-Klobuchar 2020

#30 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-17 07:13 PM | Reply

#26 you're seeing what you want in Hillary's loss without sufficient evidence to support it.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-17 08:42 PM | Reply

I'd add that it's showing your lack of political sense or observation as well.

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-17 08:43 PM | Reply

Is that why Bernie consistently polled better against Trump than Hillary did?

What "evidence" would suffice for you?

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-17 10:59 PM | Reply

Ruling someone out and calling them tainted because Trump gives them a stupid nickname is stupid.

Isn't that a concern about Bernie?

That Trump will label him a commie and the nickname will sink him?

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 11:14 PM | Reply

Trump will come up with a stupid nickname for anyone running against him. The trick is to nominate someone who can convincingly demonstrate how much of an imbecile Trump is while at the same time authentically expressing a countering political philosophy.

#35 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-17 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My point is that Trump will label everyone and give them a nickname. That's part of his game plan: Cryin' Chuck, Little Marco, Horse-faced Stormy, etc. If we eliminate everyone he does that to, there will be no one to run against him. Well, maybe Stein and Johnson, ,but if he had thought they were a threat, he would have given them nicknames too.

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 11:36 PM | Reply

The trick is to nominate someone who can convincingly demonstrate how much of an imbecile Trump is while at the same time authentically expressing a countering political philosophy.

Pretty sure you just described Bernie.

#37 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-17 11:36 PM | Reply

#37 ;)

#38 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-18 07:23 AM | Reply

AOC 2020...I want to see what full blow socialism looks like in the US...42 trillon in programs....bring it girl

#39 | Posted by scooter28054 at 2019-01-18 01:31 PM | Reply

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