Dems: If the primary were today, who would get your vote?

Wonderer

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May 2014
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I am not a supporter of Elizabeth Warren in any sense, and think she would be a weak candidate in the general election. As I've said before, "she just doesn't play well in Peoria".

But I always wonder about the folks who call her a 'Proven faker'. She said her family heritage told her that she had some Native American ancestry. The DNA test showed that, in FACT, she DID. The DNA test showed that she COULD have as much as 1/64 th Native American ancestry. If anything, the DNA test vindicated her claims.

And here is the definition of a 'Clown': a person who calls John Hickenlooper a 'Communist', as you have done, even though he spent his precious few debate moments criticizing 'socialism'.

One senses that you simply don't understand such terms as 'Communism' and 'socialism'.
Not to run too far down the rabbit hole but the problem with the "COULD have as much as 1/64th Native American ancestry" thing is that it's so tenuous. Don't know if you've taken any DNA tests yourself (Ancestry or 23 & Me), but I have. And do you know what it shows? I COULD have as much as 1/32nd Native American ancestry (double (3%) the percentage of Warren (1.5%), or within the 5th to 8th generation back, rather than 10th.) I also have the same percentage of the following: Iberian, Scandinavian, Coastal West African, and Ashkenazi Jewish. Which is neat. But if I were to attempt to claim minority status on the basis of any of those -- for any purpose -- I'd rightly be laughed out of the room.
 

Macduff

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Not to run too far down the rabbit hole but the problem with the "COULD have as much as 1/64th Native American ancestry" thing is that it's so tenuous. Don't know if you've taken any DNA tests yourself (Ancestry or 23 & Me), but I have. And do you know what it shows? I COULD have as much as 1/32nd Native American ancestry (double (3%) the percentage of Warren (1.5%), or within the 5th to 8th generation back, rather than 10th.) I also have the same percentage of the following: Iberian, Scandinavian, Coastal West African, and Ashkenazi Jewish. Which is neat. But if I were to attempt to claim minority status on the basis of any of those -- for any purpose -- I'd rightly be laughed out of the room.
In fact, that DNA test showed that she had less Native American ancestry than the average American of European descent. Most of whom do not then claim it for professional advantage and woke points.
 
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HayJenn

Former Staff
Jul 2014
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Still early but anybody changing their minds? Or found someone they really love?
Not really, although I do know who I don't want to see win (course still have a few "favs")

Gabbard
Gillibrand
Williams
Deblasio

Off the top of my head.
 
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Not really, although I do know who I don't want to see win (course still have a few "favs")

Gabbard
Gillibrand
Williams
Deblasio

Off the top of my head.
Its funny some of them I figure they must realize they cant be President but maybe VP for some or a cabinet position. But DeBlasio? Gillibrand? Williams? Odds are nothing for them.
 
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HCProf

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Sep 2014
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Still early but anybody changing their minds? Or found someone they really love?
I am still pretty much still with Mayor Pete. If it is not him, I probably won't vote. Biden is not the answer for the Country....he doesn't have any fresh or new ideas. I predict it will come down to Biden, Harris and Warren as the final 3.