View Poll Results: Is Hillary the Democrats only REALISTICALLY PLAUSIBLE option?

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  • Yes. It's Hillary Or Bust for the Democrats.

    12 33.33%
  • No - there is at least one other possibility (name)

    13 36.11%
  • No - there are many other plausibly realistic possibilities

    11 30.56%
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Measured in terms of items like ability to build broad bases of support, national infrastructure, and the like. Are the Democrats stuck with a bench that is one-deep? Are all of their eggs really in the Hillary basket?
    I don't think so. Though she's probably one of the only Democrats I'd consider voting for (depending on the Republican nominee). But it seems like they have a fair amount of possibilities, for example what about Jim Webb, Joe Biden, Brian Schweitzer, Andrew Cuomo, and a few other names that I think would be viable options for a general election.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I don't think so. Though she's probably one of the only Democrats I'd consider voting for (depending on the Republican nominee). But it seems like they have a fair amount of possibilities, for example what about Jim Webb, Joe Biden, Brian Schweitzer, Andrew Cuomo, and a few other names that I think would be viable options for a general election.
    Jim Webb and Andrew Cuomo both have base problems. Unions loathe Cuomo, and Webb is a Reagan Democrat. Biden is at least 50% likely to announce during a televised debate that he has decided that squirrels are literally the awesomest animals on the planet, despite the fact that they aren't really mammals, and Brian Schweitzer has so much name recognition that bona fida obsessives like myself would respond with "who?".

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Jim Webb and Andrew Cuomo both have base problems. Unions loathe Cuomo, and Webb is a Reagan Democrat. Biden is at least 50% likely to announce during a televised debate that he has decided that squirrels are literally the awesomest animals on the planet, despite the fact that they aren't really mammals, and Brian Schweitzer has so much name recognition that bona fida obsessives like myself would respond with "who?".
    That would be amazing. I would vote for a man that honest and uncensored.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It is a key, central and important factor in the election of the President. And to many Americans it means a great deal. To many Americans, they view Gore as the legitimate winner and Bush as the illegitimate interloper who became President and presided over 911.
    it's true, there are quite a few morons who don't know what the hell the electoral college is or how it works.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Hilary was the big candidate to beat last time she ran and Obama wasn't really well known until he started campaigning. Although at the time there are no candidates that stand out other than her because of the way the media makes it out.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    as to the topic.... it's a bit early, but it's looking like Hillary is being declared the winner already.

    none of the lefties can get the nomination or win the general ( sanders, warren).. ..I'm hopeful Webb can get in the hunt and be a contender, but I dunno.. the Clinton machine is awfully powerful .. and even the candidates themselves are scared of even talking about Hillary ( let along battling her)

    IMO, this is shaping up to be a race utterly bereft of good candidates.. neither Dems nor Reps have anyone worth getting excited over.
    hopefully that changes as the race really heats up, though.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    There doesn't need to be--except for GOPs trying to divide the DEMs.

    The GOP is simply Willie Horton on steroids and now to a higher exponent these days.

    Still the party of Nixon, driving up the negatives of a DEM and driving down voter participation by turning off voters and with voter suppression.

    While lying about Clinton's emails being equal to Nixon's 18-minute gap .
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Exactly--four times in our history the GOP has won the Electoral College and lost the popular vote.
    None for the DEMs .

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's true, there are quite a few morons who don't know what the hell the electoral college is or how it works.
    They don't even know that most states before the Civil War used the Congressional District method for allocating Electoral Votes .
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Mark my words, there's an Oprah looming on the horizon.
    I would love to see that but I want to see her political chops first.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    If the electorate are idiots and the opposing candidate's an idiot and you still can't win, maybe you're an idiot.
    I disagree. As a person who sells insurance, there's times where I know that the only answer some people will accept are lies. Those people are idiots and I'm sure some of them vote.

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