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These are some campaign numbers that REALLY mean something!

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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: madenusa
a reply to: reldrawww.paddypower.com... this could be the only way I see getting anything out of my vote



I wonder if anyone here has put a stake in




posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: amazing

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: charolais

Yes, the conservative pundits know about it for all the MSM doesn't report it. They think Hillary is about to be Obamaed again like she was in 2008. At this same time back then, she had a 30 point lead she managed to blow, and this time her lead is only 20 points. The media is already starting to float some ominous signs around her campaign and questioning whether or not she'll go the distance.

Regardless, Bernie doesn't have quite the cult of personality that Obama did.



It's so hard to tell this time.

Last time, using CNN as one example, the media really didn't have a favorite...they liked Obama but Hillary had a lot of traction. This time CNN is blantanlty pro Hillary.

So the media isn't reporting real numbers or who's ahead. Unless all the voting machines are rigged, which is a real possibility, I think Sanders is going to hit Hillary like a Mack Truck in the first couple of primaries and CNN and Huff post will either blantanly lie or be as shocked as everyone except us on ATS.

I'm still not sure how FOX and Right wing media are playing the democrats. Yeah they hate Hillary, but they don't seem to be giving Sanders any solid coverage either.

Oh, it will be obvious to far more people than just here on ATS. There's been a huge battle between Hillary supporters & Bernie supporters for months now. Virtually every pro-left wing & pro-Democratic Party forum reflects this, too (at least on the ones I visit). We won't be shocked in the least bit if/when Bernie beats her.

Bernie's supporters are generally the same left wing people who supported Obama over Clinton in 2008. Like I try to remind people, Hillary & Bill have been in power since at least the late 1970s when they were Governor of Arkansas. The left wing knows them quite well; but we reject her. Unfortunately, many people in the Democratic establishment are center and center-right, and they heavily support her (like the Blue Dogs, Third Ways, and Neo-Liberals).



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: charolais

originally posted by: madenusa
a reply to: reldrawww.paddypower.com... this could be the only way I see getting anything out of my vote



I wonder if anyone here has put a stake in
I made a bet at work there's $500 in the pot everybody's betting on trump I put a $100 on Hillary even though I cant stand her, she's a Clinton and the electoral party will get her in
she's a cartel from the 90s



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: charolais

What worries me is that it costs that much to run a campaign. There is something wrong with that picture.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: enlightenedservant

originally posted by: amazing

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: charolais

Yes, the conservative pundits know about it for all the MSM doesn't report it. They think Hillary is about to be Obamaed again like she was in 2008. At this same time back then, she had a 30 point lead she managed to blow, and this time her lead is only 20 points. The media is already starting to float some ominous signs around her campaign and questioning whether or not she'll go the distance.

Regardless, Bernie doesn't have quite the cult of personality that Obama did.



It's so hard to tell this time.

Last time, using CNN as one example, the media really didn't have a favorite...they liked Obama but Hillary had a lot of traction. This time CNN is blantanlty pro Hillary.

So the media isn't reporting real numbers or who's ahead. Unless all the voting machines are rigged, which is a real possibility, I think Sanders is going to hit Hillary like a Mack Truck in the first couple of primaries and CNN and Huff post will either blantanly lie or be as shocked as everyone except us on ATS.

I'm still not sure how FOX and Right wing media are playing the democrats. Yeah they hate Hillary, but they don't seem to be giving Sanders any solid coverage either.

Oh, it will be obvious to far more people than just here on ATS. There's been a huge battle between Hillary supporters & Bernie supporters for months now. Virtually every pro-left wing & pro-Democratic Party forum reflects this, too (at least on the ones I visit). We won't be shocked in the least bit if/when Bernie beats her.

Bernie's supporters are generally the same left wing people who supported Obama over Clinton in 2008. Like I try to remind people, Hillary & Bill have been in power since at least the late 1970s when they were Governor of Arkansas. The left wing knows them quite well; but we reject her. Unfortunately, many people in the Democratic establishment are center and center-right, and they heavily support her (like the Blue Dogs, Third Ways, and Neo-Liberals).


You bring up some good points regarding Obama vs Clinton. Back in 2007 and late 2006 the media was talking about Clinton quite a bit coming into the 08 election season. Early on they were acting (like they are now) that she already had the election in the bag.

Once the dust settled she did deplorable in the primaries and barely put a dent on in the primaries compared to Obama. Interesting what will happen this time around.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: charolais

What worries me is that it costs that much to run a campaign. There is something wrong with that picture.


Agreed! It doesn't need to cost upwards of $1 Billion for a single presidential election, that's disturbing in of itself.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: charolais

Dosen't this kind of blow a hole in the the theory that 'big time socialists' are controlling the country? If they were, wouldn't one think that Sanders would be receiving boo coo big bucks from them? Less than a million in big donations. Where are all the big time power hungry socialist donations?

Then we look at the big donations to Hillery. Socialist donations? I think not. They are capitalist donations, which puts her closer to the Republican camp than socialist.



posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: charolais

I'll never understand how a libertarian and conservative can choose Clinton over Sanders. People really are afraid of that word socialism, I guess.
edit on 7-1-2016 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: charolais

what do they say? The numbers never lie something like that.

thanks for posting



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 04:50 AM
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originally posted by: charolais

originally posted by: enlightenedservant

originally posted by: amazing

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: charolais

Yes, the conservative pundits know about it for all the MSM doesn't report it. They think Hillary is about to be Obamaed again like she was in 2008. At this same time back then, she had a 30 point lead she managed to blow, and this time her lead is only 20 points. The media is already starting to float some ominous signs around her campaign and questioning whether or not she'll go the distance.

Regardless, Bernie doesn't have quite the cult of personality that Obama did.



It's so hard to tell this time.

Last time, using CNN as one example, the media really didn't have a favorite...they liked Obama but Hillary had a lot of traction. This time CNN is blantanlty pro Hillary.

So the media isn't reporting real numbers or who's ahead. Unless all the voting machines are rigged, which is a real possibility, I think Sanders is going to hit Hillary like a Mack Truck in the first couple of primaries and CNN and Huff post will either blantanly lie or be as shocked as everyone except us on ATS.

I'm still not sure how FOX and Right wing media are playing the democrats. Yeah they hate Hillary, but they don't seem to be giving Sanders any solid coverage either.

Oh, it will be obvious to far more people than just here on ATS. There's been a huge battle between Hillary supporters & Bernie supporters for months now. Virtually every pro-left wing & pro-Democratic Party forum reflects this, too (at least on the ones I visit). We won't be shocked in the least bit if/when Bernie beats her.

Bernie's supporters are generally the same left wing people who supported Obama over Clinton in 2008. Like I try to remind people, Hillary & Bill have been in power since at least the late 1970s when they were Governor of Arkansas. The left wing knows them quite well; but we reject her. Unfortunately, many people in the Democratic establishment are center and center-right, and they heavily support her (like the Blue Dogs, Third Ways, and Neo-Liberals).


You bring up some good points regarding Obama vs Clinton. Back in 2007 and late 2006 the media was talking about Clinton quite a bit coming into the 08 election season. Early on they were acting (like they are now) that she already had the election in the bag.

Once the dust settled she did deplorable in the primaries and barely put a dent on in the primaries compared to Obama. Interesting what will happen this time around.

I honestly believe that's one reason why the DNC is having so few televised debates & why it's choosing crappy timing for the ones it has. Name recognition is vital to Hillary's campaign, as is the narrative that she's the only realistic candidate. The absolute last thing they want is to give anyone a chance to build their brand against her & force her to defend her pro-Wall St and pro-war policies.

O'Malley is decent, but I'm almost guaranteed to vote for a 3rd party progressive if Hillary wins. Literally the only way I see myself ever voting for her is if Trump is the Repub candidate & she wins the Dem nomination. And even then, I'd probably 1) wait to see who Trump wants in his Cabinet and 2) vote for the most extreme left wingers I can in every other race, just to "even out" my disgust at picking the lesser of 2 evils.

I really wish more progressives were running for President, b/c Bernie's actually a Plan B for me. I respect a lot of his positions, but he doesn't excite me in the least. He's actually not left wing or socialist enough for me lol. He's just "really left wing" compared to the right wingers who get the most attention.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 04:53 AM
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I think Bernie is a good guy.. but he is still part of the system, get away from the two parties... 5% is all thats needed during a presidential election to take an obscure party from fringe to official party, stop feeding the two headed monster that has helped wreck our country.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 07:10 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
I think Bernie is a good guy.. but he is still part of the system, get away from the two parties... 5% is all thats needed during a presidential election to take an obscure party from fringe to official party, stop feeding the two headed monster that has helped wreck our country.


I agree 100%.

But even so, this is truly the first time we had a real large scale "grass roots" campaign. It's pretty astonishing.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: charolais

I'll never understand how a libertarian and conservative can choose Clinton over Sanders. People really are afraid of that word socialism, I guess.


If you're referring to my OP, I said I would choose Sanders over Clinton 100%


You are spot on about the word socialism. I have many "right winger" / establishment Republican type friends on FB & social media who are absolutely terrified of the word socialism. As soon as that word comes up in conversation or a post they are unable to use any logic beyond that point.




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