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It would turn the race on its head, but Sanders is not winning Michigan.

I'm holding you to do that guarantee. Otherwise your guarantee gets this status haha. . .

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Tater, I drove by the Bernie office this morning on my way to vote & it was bustling - were you in there this morning?

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Tater, I drove by the Bernie office this morning on my way to vote & it was bustling - were you in there this morning?

No, sadly I am at work. I was there last night from 5:30-7:30 after work making calls on the Bernie Dialer and then shot over to Crisler to watch Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie speak. I'll be there after work as we are having a big watch party tonight.

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I'm holding you to do that guarantee. Otherwise your guarantee gets this status haha. . .

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I couldn't bring myself to vote in the republican primary, so I voted for Bernie.

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http://fair.org/home/washington-post-ran-16-negative-stories-on-bernie-sanders-in-16-hours/

Holy corporate media Batman! WaPo has turned into a joke anyways. Someone in their editing room or on their executive board has it out for Bernie. I understand journalism and tough reporting, I'm all for that. But WaPo has been going after Bernie hard like this since he became a semi-serious candidate back in October.

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I couldn't bring myself to vote in the republican primary, so I voted for Bernie.

This will likely happen to me. I can't vote until this evening.

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I couldn't bring myself to vote in the republican primary, so I voted for Bernie.

Went the same way, not happy with having to choose a party at the polling place. If you are going to have an open primary have both parties on the ballot (like they did two years ago with the congressional and statewide primaries). Having to declare a party preference only insures robocalls from the party you selected. This may lessen with cell phones, but four years ago I was bombarded by the TParty candidate for congress, which only insured that I would not vote for him,

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It would turn the race on its head, but Sanders is not winning Michigan.

I'm not sure it would do much of anything, if it was a close win by Sanders, since the delegates are allocated proportionally. Hillary has a 200 pledged delegate lead currently, and to lose a few in Michigan wouldn't change much of anything.

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Also, I forgot to forget my ID, so I grudgingly handed over my ID when asked.

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I couldn't bring myself to vote in the republican primary, so I voted for Bernie.

Good man. I just did the same.

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I'm not sure it would do much of anything, if it was a close win by Sanders, since the delegates are allocated proportionally. Hillary has a 200 pledged delegate lead currently, and to lose a few in Michigan wouldn't change much of anything.

I thought in Michigan if you win 50% of the vote you get all the delegates? I find it hard to believe Hilary will win and not have 50%.

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I don't agree with everything Bernie says, especially the pandering that he does, but I feel he is the only candidate that actually does care about the small guy. And gal.

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I thought in Michigan if you win 50% of the vote you get all the delegates? I find it hard to believe Hilary will win and not have 50%.

That's the republican rule (in Michigan). The democrats award delegates proportionally, so the difference between Hillary winning 51% and Bernie winning 51% isn't likely to be more than a delegate or two.

The benefit of "winning" the democratic primary is more for the narrative. It could affect future voting in other states, or a decision of a superdelegate. It could inspire more investment. These indirect benefits aren't useless, but they are probably minor overall at this point.

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Disappointing that there is so little polling for Idaho, Mississippi, and Hawaii. It's almost as if they don't count. Trump seems to have a nice lead in Idaho and Mississippi, but the polls are quite stale. I would think that Rubio might do okay in Hawaii. Small caucus state, so I don't expect Trump to carry Hawaii.

Thresholds today:

Michigan: 15%

Mississippi: 15%

Idaho: 20% (Rubio may do okay here because of the Mormon vote and Romney's support)

Hawaii: Not sure, there may be none.

Edited by ballmich

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I don't agree with everything Bernie says, especially the pandering that he does, but I feel he is the only candidate that actually does care about the small guy. And gal.

That is where I am at. I've been a libertarian for the better part of 7 or 8 years. I've been on board with Friedman and Austrian economics. I've been on board with crazy ideas like "free market everything" and supported hyper-deregulation on the basis of "it isn't the governments right to do X or Y." I've laughed at Amtrak, wanted to deregulate corporate America from government action, railed against social security and dreamt about privatizing the transportations systems of this country. I thought that turning over everything to the magical, mythical wand of the free and unfettered market would solve everything.

I just can't be a hyper-ideologue anymore. Far too many situational and circumstantial things have happened in my life over the past 3-4 years for me to keep breathing fire at the government and everything they do. And far too many situational, circumstantial and nuanced things occur in life not to have government action as a means to a solution. Being a hyper-ideologue solves or fixes nothing. Saying no to everything is not a concrete plan of action to solve problems.

Being against government action, executive orders and legislation is certainly an appropriate course of action if there is concrete evidence that what is being proposed or enacted will not work or is just a blatant ripoff perpetuated on the average citizen. I look at something like the TARP bailout and what the Fed did for corporate America as a perfect example a blatant con-job and ripoff. Clearly Bernie does too! But saying no to every single thing the government gets involved in can itself have an extreme negative impact on far too many people.

Bernie expands the scope and size of government probably bigger than I'd like it to be. I also hold skepticism over some of his ideas actually being pragmatic in the real world. But at the end of the day, I know who he is and where he stands on a series of important issues. I also know whose interests he has at heart and whose paying for his vote on the issues; the average American. I find myself agreeing with him more and more as I research and counter-balance all the libertarian research and Cato Institute white pages that I've looked at over the past half decade. Do I agree with Bernie on each and every issue, no? But do I trust that he'll surround himself with and appoint a highly educated, well verse policy/executive/regulatory team as President? A team who has the interests of all Americans at mind and heart? Yes! He'll be the first President we've had in a long, long time to end this con job perpetuated on us by the vary rich in this country. It's not about class warfare either, it's about finally being able to get s*** done that does the most amount of good for the largest number of people.

Edited by Mr.TaterSalad

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I don't agree with everything Bernie says, especially the pandering that he does, but I feel he is the only candidate that actually does care about the small guy. And gal.

He's the only candidate on either side that feels truly authentic to me.

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I will say that talk radio last night, and this morning, was heavily focused on the Bernie comment at the last debate where he said that White people don't understand what its like to be poor. The Tim Conway Jr show spent 30 minutes taking calls from White voters who are or were poor. That was actually kind of uplifting because there were a lot of feel good stories about people who were dirt poor and turned it around through hard work. It was really a thoughtless comment made by Bernie, in an effort to bend over backwards to kowtow for non-white votes. I don't think it will hurt him at the polls today, similar to how Trump's comments don't really hurt him either. But it was still thoughtless.

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I will say that talk radio last night, and this morning, was heavily focused on the Bernie comment at the last debate where he said that White people don't understand what its like to be poor. The Tim Conway Jr show spent 30 minutes taking calls from White voters who are or were poor. That was actually kind of uplifting because there were a lot of feel good stories about people who were dirt poor and turned it around through hard work. It was really a thoughtless comment made by Bernie, in an effort to bend over backwards to kowtow for non-white votes. I don't think it will hurt him at the polls today, similar to how Trump's comments don't really hurt him either. But it was still thoughtless.

To be fair he said whites didn't know what it is like to live in the ghetto. Having been a white person growing up on the east side of Detroit, I know what it's like. We were a unique situation because we weren't poor but my parents had their morals and didn't want to game the system and leave for the suburbs like a lot of whites did.

Edited by Motown Bombers

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I will say that talk radio last night, and this morning, was heavily focused on the Bernie comment at the last debate where he said that White people don't understand what its like to be poor. The Tim Conway Jr show spent 30 minutes taking calls from White voters who are or were poor. That was actually kind of uplifting because there were a lot of feel good stories about people who were dirt poor and turned it around through hard work. It was really a thoughtless comment made by Bernie, in an effort to bend over backwards to kowtow for non-white votes. I don't think it will hurt him at the polls today, similar to how Trump's comments don't really hurt him either. But it was still thoughtless.

Those comments are hurting him with non-whites as well.

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To be fair he said whites didn't know what it is like to live in the ghetto. Having been a white person growing up on the east side of Detroit, I know what it's like. We were a unique situation because we weren't poor but my parents had their morals and didn't want to game the system and leave for the suburbs like a lot of whites did.

Yes, I also grew up in Detroit. My family was so poor that at one point my dad was selling newspapers to make a living.

The 60's and especially the 70's were hard times for my clan.

Bad move there by the Bern. Part of that pandering I was talking about.

EDIT: And they moved to Detroit from Logan WV. One of the poorer sections of WV. And that's saying something.

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