489 Days of Excitement (Democratic Party Presidential Candidates)



Three hundred and twenty-five days until the first chance Democratic electors have to select a candidate (beginning with the Iowa caucuses), plus the time between that caucus and the end of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee Wisconsin on July 16 2020.

I'll be using this topic thread to note various peaks of excitement between now and then.  I don't think there will be much excitement on the Republican side -- since barring unforeseen circumstances, President Trump is assured the nomination of his party. 

Ballotpedia has a good, clean, in depth section devoted to the exciting Democratic candidates ...



Americans will elect the next president of the United States on November 3, 2020. President Donald Trump(R) filed for re-election on January 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration. Sixteen U.S. presidents—approximately one-third—have won two consecutive elections. George H.W. Bush (R) was the last president to lose his re-election campaign in 1992.

Eighteen notable elected officials and public figures have entered the race:

The first two of 12 Democratic primary presidential debates will be held in June and July. NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo will host the first debate and CNN will host the second. As of March 2019, no information has been released regarding the timing of the Republican primary debates.

The Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to take place August 24-27, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ballotpedia has compiled the following resources on candidates running for president in 2020:

President Trump had the kindest words for one declared Democratic hopeful, Senator Kamala Harris. From an interview with the New York Times shortly after she declared:


BAKER: Who do you think is their toughest candidate?

TRUMP: So, you never know that answer. You — somebody that you think would be the least tough is the toughest. I would say, the best opening so far would be Kamala [pronouncing as Kameela] Harris. I would say, in terms of the opening act, I would say, would be her. I think she probably —

HABERMAN: What stood out to you about it?

TRUMP: I just think she seemed to have a little better opening act than others. I think.

BAKER: Incredible crowd.

TRUMP: A better crowd — better crowd, better enthusiasm. Some of the others were very flat. I do think Elizabeth Warren’s been hurt very badly with the Pocahontas trap. I think she’s been hurt badly. I may be wrong, but I think that was a big part of her credibility and now all of a sudden, it’s gone. And I may be wrong about that but, you know, I don’t see it. Some — you know, a lot of the folks have not decided to run yet. They might not run.

HABERMAN: Joe Biden?

TRUMP: I don’t — you know, I’d like to see him run. I’d like to see him run.

Michael has debuted a new topic, 2019 Dem Primary Watch [May 8 2019]



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You remind me of Juliet in Heavenly Creatures. In class at school she regaled the NZ students (and horrified the teacher)  with all the UK monarchy inside details. So cute.

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You lie around here talking about the crown with Peter when multiple sincere and polite OL members are waiting for you at your climate doom hysteria blog. You are a coward. (Rationally so as you hold a low assessment of your chances against them, given your ability and given that you’ve aligned with the pure emotion anti-science little Greta worldview.)

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Scott Adams uploaded a video today, part of which is devoted to a kind of 'handicapping' the Democratic candidates. Here is a fair-use excerpt for the delectation of Objectivist Living readers. From "Episode 677 Scott Adams China, Ukraine HOAXES, Climate Solutions and More" ...


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This may appeal to some OL readers and viewers:  Styx chats about the fans of the Democrats running for the presidential nomination.  

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When you are below Tulsi Gabbard in the polls. 

Later tonight, lots of Leftists yapping on a crowded TV stage. I do wonder how much of today's impeachment 'bombshells' will feature in that dreary drama ...

In unrelated news, have discovered just how much material can be crammed into one tweet, using the side-door Twitter Media Studio Library




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You've got a pretty good handle on your new vid toys there. Fun stuff.

But, ugh, please explore lighting. And you don't need to invest in soft boxes or umbrellas with modeling lights. Just consider turning your current light so that it's facing the other way (away from you), and not shining on you directly. Bounce the light off of a wall in front of you to diffuse and soften it. Wall not close enough? Then clamp a foam board to an old mic stand from back in your band days, and bounce the light off of it.

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Hey Fool,

Did you see this? You can’t support Bend Over Bernie anymore because he has been exposed as a Russian asset.


Hillary Casually Drops 'Russian Asset' Smear On Bernie Sanders In New Interview

Cheating Bernie right out in front of the whole nation in 2016 wasn’t enough abuse, looks like Bend Over Bernie; The Sequel, coming soon.

     “And iron my pantsuit while you take it, like Bill does.  Extra starch, my little proletarian bitch”

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On 9/22/2019 at 2:29 PM, william.scherk said:

"How many days?"  Plenty.  


Not mind reading, post reading, Fool.

But if you mean to offer no support to Bend Over Bernie, does that mean if it comes to Bend Over vs. President Donald J. Trump, then you will be staying quiet or supporting Trump? Please clarify, you always make it entertaining.

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Barring death or Clinton shenanigans (per HA Goodman's thought) or stepping/staggering out of contention, Joe Biden is the "presumptive" Democratic nominee.  Depending on America's future experience with COVID19, the Democratic national convention will be something of a 'virtual' affair, with no packed stadium full of trained seals and barking dogs.  We shall see. 

Which leaves only the choice of Biden's vice-president, presently unknown.  That is the remaining excitement.

My guesswork is that Biden has about five names on his short-list -- with Elizabeth Warren fans promoting her as the only prospective VP candidate that can appeal to young 'progressives'; Kamala Harris fans seem to be in a crossed-fingers stance, hoping that the developing personal relationship between Biden will add to her other possible attractions. 

The main objections to Warren seem to be based on her 'baggage' and the main objections to Harris seem to surround the the meme of "Kamala is a Cop."

Biden is supposedly going to announce his choice in a month or so ...


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