Peter Daou, "described by The New York Times as "one of the most prominent political bloggers in the nation."" on Biden withdrawing
April 26, 2020 at 10:33 AM - Views: 129 #308284Babel 17Participant
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DIFFICULT THREAD — #BIDEN SHOULD WITHDRAW
1. I respect the will of the voters.
3. Credible rape accusations are disqualifying or we have NO moral standards.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 25, 2020
Daou was an online communications adviser to the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign. He led Hillary Clinton’s digital operation in her 2008 campaign and was an outspoken Clinton advocate in 2016.
During the 2020 primaries, Daou penned a widely-shared op-ed for The Nation in which he implored Democrats, progressives, and leftists to table their 2016 differences and avoid a fight over the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. In November 2019, he appeared on the Sanders campaign “Hear the Bern” podcast in support of the #NotMeUs movement. In March 2020 he explained on The Intercept his support for Bernie Sanders and insights gained from past experience working for the Democratic Party’s establishment.
In 2019, Daou and his wife, Leela, became advisors to the progressive congressional campaigns of Lindsey Boylan (NY-10), Lauren Ashcraft (NY-12), Rebecca Parson (WA-06), and Melanie D’Arrigo (NY-03).
April 26, 2020 at 10:46 AM #308287PunxsutawneyModerator
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When it comes to representing working people. But their desire to block Sanders sure has left them in a lousy spot. If Biden withdraws it leaves a lot of questions about their judgement, oh wait, those weren’t questions, just observations around here. Losing to the orange POS is still desirable to Sanders.
Seems to me like the second highest vote getter should get the nod.
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April 26, 2020 at 5:29 PM #308333djean111Participant
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withdrawals and such, and thus will not be joining those on the hate party train. still wonder what the other shoe to drop there is gonna be. Perhaps just splitting up progressives – that seems to be working well. Maybe revenge for Gabbard. Oh wait – she endorsed Biden, but that’s all right, it seems. I think hate is more logically expended on, say, the Clintons and the Vichy Dems. Silly me. I do think the DNC would do best for everybody by nominating Bernie. Yeppers. But – I do also think some younger, fresher, more evilly politically aware Vichy Dem is lurking in the shadows. So still – Bernie or Green or some other party if someone decent is nominated. But a Bern-less Democratic Party ballot – absolutely not. No revenge, no spite, just done voting for that shit.
At least that “rent is too damn high” guy was trying to help people; the Democratic Party is only helping itself and its owners at the grievous expense to the rest of us.
Daou is right.
April 27, 2020 at 6:44 AM #308564Babel 17Participant
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But some close to Sanders had declared Tulsi a non-person, so she had to just guess which way he was going.
Had she wanted to cackle an evil laugh, she could have stayed in, and after Bernie dropped out called on his supporters to back her. That would have possibly been disloyal to Sanders, and imo likely started a lot of nasty infighting, but her campaign would be rolling in the dough had she grabbed just half of Sanders most ardent supporters. Those were the ones donating the most.
She could have then wrote a book for even more $$$. Infamy also pays well, if it came to that, if you’re a famous enough, significant enough, anti-hero/person they love to hate.
Even now, running third party would see a flood of money to her, and only half would be from rich Republicans, lol. (Though ironically that could have come back to bite them in the ass)
But I don’t really know anything. Maybe some insiders from the campaign will eventually really dish about all of that, they seem headed towards not caring about hurting the feelings of the moderates that the Sanders campaign had as advisors. I’ve always said that I understood how there was a downside to having Gabbard as part of Team Bernie, but I thought that the positives outweighed that. And with 20-20 hindsight we see that the Obama-Clinton-Third Way wing had always been ready at a moment’s notice to stab Bernie in the back anyway, so playing nice was for naught.
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April 26, 2020 at 11:48 PM #308444Average GazooParticipant
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The insiders have to know that Biden is in no condition to campaign or debate so what is their plan?
Given how insular and predictable they are Plan B may be to wait a little longer and then say Biden has a “health issue” and then declare a crisis. eg “OMG! Who has a national campaign system in place and got more votes than Donald Trump?!”
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