Progressives launch campaign against Biden and Buttigieg

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Wise or not? Cant see it affecting Biden in SC.

A campaign spending group affiliated with Justice Democrats, an influential left-wing outfit, plans to spend more than half a million dollars on digital advertisements educating the public about elements of former Vice President Joe Biden’s and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s records that progressives consider disqualifying.

The ads will target Democrats in Iowa and South Carolina, appearing on social media and other internet platforms until voters head to the polls in each state.

“Americans need to know about Biden’s and Buttigieg’s records and their relationships with corporate executives and donors,” Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats and president of Organize for Justice’s board, said in a statement.
The group, Organize for Justice, will invest the money ― over half of which it has already raised ― in, among other things, Facebook ads that promote news articles highlighting negative aspects of the moderate candidates’ records and campaign decisions. To optimize its message against the two presidential hopefuls, the group teamed up with polling and public opinion firms.

A sample ad about Biden links to a Paste article from May about the former vice president’s past support for cutting Social Security. “Joe Biden agrees with Republicans that Social Security is too generous. Do you?”

The Biden-focused ads are also due to address his support for the Iraq War and the 2005 bankruptcy bill, his authorship of the 1994 crime bill and his management of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991. And the Buttigieg-focused ads will also focus on his work at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

 
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Will be curious to see just how forceful/negative this ad campaign turns out to be.

Keeping in mind that the audience won't only be the Democratic faithful. Also includes the moderates and independents who will be voting in the General Election come November.

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They are eating themselves, what little chance they had to beat trump is being whittled away by their infighting.
 

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Disagree with the second part of your comment. Believe Trump is very vulnerable for defeat. Which isn't to say that the Democrats won't/can't find a way to screw up what is being handed to them.

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I just don't see it when trumps rallies have almost the same number of viewers as the democrat debates. I don't see it where biden can only attract 40 people at a time to a rally. I don't see it where the platform is "trump bad". I think that trump has the momentum, and the enthusiasm. I think trump will win based on democrat lack of interest among other reasons.

if the stock market is rolling, unemployment low, and the economy doing well, no wars of choice, it will be very hard to convince people to change ships.
 
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Disagree with the second part of your comment. Believe Trump is very vulnerable for defeat. Which isn't to say that the Democrats won't/can't find a way to screw up what is being handed to them.

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Years ago when Bernie first ran for the House, there was sort of this saying that a socialist would never win. The saying was "Vermont only has one House seat and they surely would never allow a socialist to win." Well that worked out different than many establishment folks thought!
 
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I just don't see it when trumps rallies have almost the same number of viewers as the democrat debates. I don't see it where biden can only attract 40 people at a time to a rally. I don't see it where the platform is "trump bad". I think that trump has the momentum, and the enthusiasm. I think trump will win based on democrat lack of interest among other reasons.

if the stock market is rolling, unemployment low, and the economy doing well, no wars of choice, it will be very hard to convince people to change ships.
Maybe but Trump turns off a lot of people and Ds will come out in large numbers. We dont yet know where indies will go though. I think if its Warren or Sanders, it increases Trumps odds greatly. If it isnt, he is in trouble.
 
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Wise or not? Cant see it affecting Biden in SC.

A campaign spending group affiliated with Justice Democrats, an influential left-wing outfit, plans to spend more than half a million dollars on digital advertisements educating the public about elements of former Vice President Joe Biden’s and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s records that progressives consider disqualifying.

The ads will target Democrats in Iowa and South Carolina, appearing on social media and other internet platforms until voters head to the polls in each state.

“Americans need to know about Biden’s and Buttigieg’s records and their relationships with corporate executives and donors,” Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats and president of Organize for Justice’s board, said in a statement.
The group, Organize for Justice, will invest the money ― over half of which it has already raised ― in, among other things, Facebook ads that promote news articles highlighting negative aspects of the moderate candidates’ records and campaign decisions. To optimize its message against the two presidential hopefuls, the group teamed up with polling and public opinion firms.

A sample ad about Biden links to a Paste article from May about the former vice president’s past support for cutting Social Security. “Joe Biden agrees with Republicans that Social Security is too generous. Do you?”

The Biden-focused ads are also due to address his support for the Iraq War and the 2005 bankruptcy bill, his authorship of the 1994 crime bill and his management of the Anita Hill hearings in 1991. And the Buttigieg-focused ads will also focus on his work at the global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

YES, justice democrats

 

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Maybe but Trump turns off a lot of people and Ds will come out in large numbers. We dont yet know where indies will go though. I think if its Warren or Sanders, it increases Trumps odds greatly. If it isnt, he is in trouble.

that's just it, I don't see D's coming out that big.