US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby ftl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 pm

cmsellers wrote:Lawrence Lessig has an op-ed saying something somewhat similar to what I said about O'Rourke. Like me, he thinks that O'Rourke's uncompromisingly left-wing positions probably cost him the chance to unseat Cruz.


This is a double-edged sword. Beto was "charismatic" in part because he was straightforward and didn't mince words or play political games. If Beto decided to play the usual political games, to be more centrist and try to please everyone, it's hard to know whether that would have made him do better or worse.

It reminds me of the three takes that I heard about the 2016 election:

1) Democrats need to move left to energize their base
2) Democrats need to move right to go to the center, since the Republicans moved right and left it open
3) Doesn't matter what policy positions are chosen, Democrats need charismatic and inspiring candidates.

This seems like the same kind of discussion, with the same lack of conclusion.
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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby Crimson847 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:05 pm

Absentia wrote:My biggest disappointment from this election is how many "mainstream" Republicans are suggesting voter fraud in AZ and FL (not McSally, who conceded gracefully). At this point nobody can be surprised that Trump is beating that drum, but I had a higher opinion of Marco Rubio.


Et tu, Mia Love?
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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby JamishT » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:43 am

Crimson847 wrote:
Absentia wrote:My biggest disappointment from this election is how many "mainstream" Republicans are suggesting voter fraud in AZ and FL (not McSally, who conceded gracefully). At this point nobody can be surprised that Trump is beating that drum, but I had a higher opinion of Marco Rubio.


Et tu, Mia Love?


Don't link drop, Crim, come on.

I think it would be hilarious if Mia ended up winning after the President mocked her.
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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:14 am

You know what's even funnier than that scenario? The fact that Young Kim is at Freshman Orientation.
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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:13 am

Mississippi, I'm not mad, I'm just very disappointed.
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Re: US Midterms 2018: Can Team Blue take the Senate?

Postby Aquila89 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:07 pm

Forget it, Deathclaw. It's Mississippi.
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