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RF Caucus - Round 1

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by SoyLeche, Feb 3, 2020.

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  1. Joe Biden

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  2. Michael Bloomberg

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  3. Pete Buttigieg

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  4. Tulsi Gabbard

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  5. Amy Klobuchar

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  6. Deval Patrick

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  7. Bernie Sanders

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  8. Tom Steyer

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  9. Elizabeth Warren

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  10. Andrew Yang

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  1. SoyLeche

    SoyLeche meh...

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    It's here! Caucus day!

    This is the first in (probably) several rounds in the caucus. Go ahead and vote for your favorite candidate. At 10:00AM MST (12:00PM EST, 5:00PM GMT) the polling will close, which really just means that I'll check the results and act accordingly. Anyone with 12% or more of the vote will move on to Round 2.

    Feel free to campaign for your candidate, give speeches, throw mud, anything you want in the thread - but get your vote in on time if you want it to count!

    Have fun!

    (It's only letting me do 10 choices. Sorry Michael Bennet - you're out. I've never heard of you anyway...)
     
  2. Rival

    Rival Inodj har-ek Horu
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    Like this post to vote for me :p
     
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  3. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Klobuchar.

    Anyone who can announce their candidacy while standing in a snowstorm has my vote.

    :)
     
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  4. SoyLeche

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    Oh - if at the end of the time limit someone has more than 50% of the vote, they win and the caucus ends.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Yang.
     
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  6. SoyLeche

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    25 minutes left!

    Non-Americans are welcome to vote.
     
  7. Woberts

    Woberts The Perfumed Seneschal

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    I'm feeling the Bern today.
     
  8. SoyLeche

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    He might pull it off in the first round. What a nail biter!
     
  9. Heyo

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    The RF crowd may not be representative but if Iowa looks like this in the evening I'd call that a progressive landslide.
     
  10. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    I voted Elisabeth Warren bcos she's got a nice dog.
     
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    That dog may turn out to be a better campaigner than she is.
     
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  12. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Well apparently the dog is in charge of selfies as she's too busy,as it's a retriever maybe it can fetch some votes.
     
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  13. SoyLeche

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    5 minutes
     
  14. SoyLeche

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    All right, my clock says 10:00.

    Here are the results of round 1:
    This is what's known as a blood bath.

    I'll get Round 2 up with Sanders, Warren and Yang. In all likelihood, the official RF candidate will be decided in the next round.
     
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  15. Fool

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    I'll vote for anyone except trump. I'll even vote for any other republican contender vs trump
     
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    The question is, will the losers get behind the candidate or will they be pouting until Trump wins?
     
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    I remember last time there were just two players on the field - Clinton and Sanders. It made it significantly easier to decide who to throw one's lot in with, but it was still a tough call. They were both good candidates. I caucused for Sanders, who didn't get the nomination in the end.

    This time around? There are so many players on the field I just don't know who to stand for. They all have strengths and weaknesses as candidates. Honestly, I probably won't caucus this time around but I haven't decided for sure. There's just too many players on the field, I don't feel very strongly about any of them, and I have other things I usually do on Monday nights that are significantly more fun than caucusing. I went last time mainly because I wanted to experience caucusing.

    There is an issue I feel strongly about - the human/nature relationship and in particular the catastrophic mismanagement thereof that has brought us a sixth mass extinction event, planetary-scale ecocide, and climate change. There is nothing more important to address than this. Nothing else will matter if this isn't handled and it directly touches every other issue you can name from health care to economic prosperity. We should have been acting on this fifty-some years ago and the folks who are responsible for stymying action should be tried for crimes against the planet.
     
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  18. SoyLeche

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    We'll have to see. We had 15 votes in this round. Will there be more or less in the next?
     
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    2020 Green Party presidential primaries - Wikipedia
     
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