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    Bernie Sanders Is The Front-Runner

    Bernie Sanders Is The Front-Runner

    Put simply, the model now puts Sanders in a modestly stronger position across the board. His chances of winning rose in a bunch of states. As always in the wake of a caucus or primary, treat the forecast as a bit of an educated guess until we get more polls — the model will quickly update if new polling differs from what it expects. But the picture here isn’t all that fuzzy — Sanders is the front-runner in a race that remains extremely fluid.

    Recently demoted to second place, my popcorn money is on ...

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    It's way too early to say much, but there's one thing we can't say anymore. Bernie is not a fringe candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post

    It's way too early to say much, but there's one thing we can't say anymore. Bernie is not a fringe candidate.
    I didn't think he was fringe candidate in the last election cycle, he nearly brought Hillary down.
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    As said as it is to contemplate, America is at a point where a candidate who espouses a failed political ideology could actually become president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I didn't think he was fringe candidate in the last election cycle, he nearly brought Hillary down.
    I didn't think he had a serious chance of winning then, even before knowing what we know how about the deck being stacked.

    But I agree he was close enough that "fringe" wasn't an appropriate label then. Hillary's camp certainly took him seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    As said as it is to contemplate, America is at a point where a candidate who espouses a failed political ideology could actually become president.
    Tell that to Denmark. Democratic socialism is an economic policy, a market based economy, not a political ideology. Sort of like what we have here in the U.S. except that it takes the "general welfare" into more consideration than the U.S. currently does. Without such social policies the wealth gap will just continue to grow until you end up with an oligarchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Tell that to Denmark. Democratic socialism is an economic policy, a market based economy, not a political ideology. Sort of like what we have here in the U.S. except that it takes the "general welfare" into more consideration than the U.S. currently does. Without such social policies the wealth gap will just continue to grow until you end up with an oligarchy.
    the wealth gap will just increase as more people become poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Tell that to Denmark. Democratic socialism is an economic policy, a market based economy, not a political ideology. Sort of like what we have here in the U.S. except that it takes the "general welfare" into more consideration than the U.S. currently does. Without such social policies the wealth gap will just continue to grow until you end up with an oligarchy.
    Yes Western Europe can afford that since we, for decades, defended them from Soviet aggression. And in the future Russian aggression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I didn't think he had a serious chance of winning then, even before knowing what we know how about the deck being stacked.
    The claims of decks stacked against Bernie didn't withstand scrutiny. There were a couple of disapproving emails, without linkage to any disadvantageous action. To the contrary, he was the recipient of highly biased support from the Russians. We wouldn't be talking about those DNC emails if the Russians hadn't hacked them.

    They're supporting him again, as well as Trump, in 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post
    The claims of decks stacked against Bernie didn't withstand scrutiny. There were a couple of disapproving emails, without linkage to any disadvantageous action. To the contrary, he was the recipient of highly biased support from the Russians. We wouldn't be talking about those DNC emails if the Russians hadn't hacked them.

    They're supporting him again, as well as Trump, in 2020.
    Sanders, I can see. Trump, not so much; Russians like to support the underdog, and that's not especially Trump this time around. His energy policy is doing the Russian economy no favors, as heavily dependent as it is on oil revenue, and there's no anti-Hillary grudge to further this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Tell that to Denmark. Democratic socialism is an economic policy, a market based economy, not a political ideology. Sort of like what we have here in the U.S. except that it takes the "general welfare" into more consideration than the U.S. currently does. Without such social policies the wealth gap will just continue to grow until you end up with an oligarchy.
    a Denmark citizen begs to differ with you JimL it may be a welfare state but it is not socialist.
    Last edited by RumTumTugger; 02-24-2020 at 10:56 AM.

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