Who are your top three candidates?

Blueneck

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I honestly don't have a top three. The only ones I dislike and will not vote for in the primary are Gabbard, Sanders and Steyer.

I like a lot of Warren's policies but I think some are too pie-in-the-sky.

I just don't know yet.
That's about where I am, except I would vote for any of them with Biden and Bernie being the two I have the most reservations about, both due to age and Biden's "work with the Republicans" crap. I've seen that in action enough times to consider it just giving the private sector large enough payouts to get legislation passed that has a minute benefit for everyday Americans in it. In the past 30 years the worst legislation we have had passed was bipartisan. Crime bill, deregulation, Iraq War Authorization, all forms of corporate welfare, trade agreements, WTO, media consolidation, prescription drug legislation, war on drugs, Patriot Act, there's more but you get the gist.

I like Warren a lot because she's got plans instead of platitudes, but in reality, she won't be able to enact a whole lot of stuff. However I think we have to try on some issues to go as far left as possible, and if compromise comes in the form of lowering expectations without budget busting payoffs to the private sector and sacrificing quality of services for we the people, I'll be happy for that.

However, I consider both Klobuchar & Buttigieg moderates without a pro-big business agenda so I'd be fine with either or both on the ticket.

Harris is okay, but I worry about her tendency to appeal to people from the heart instead of her intellect but she'd be a great VP for any of the candidates, and most of the candidates I'd love to see in cabinet positions. Despite the fact we have almost too many people running this time, I see it as a good thing because then diversity in tone and policy leaves the door open to new ideas instead of the same old Democratic politics which I feel Hillary Clinton represented and many people are sick of.
 

CtC

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I do believe I have my final answer.

1. Pete Buttigieg
2. Amy Klobuchar
3. Kamala Harris

I adjusted those standings over the past several months based on what was possible, in my estimation. Pete is doing very well in Iowa, and Iowa really does matter. Time will tell as to the rest of it.

I will vote for anyone who wins the nomination. Even if at least three of them make my skin crawl.

And if it’s not Pete, I strongly hope that he is either the VP or the secretary of state.

Donald Trump , Pence ,and Ivanka.
 
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That's about where I am, except I would vote for any of them with Biden and Bernie being the two I have the most reservations about, both due to age and Biden's "work with the Republicans" crap. I've seen that in action enough times to consider it just giving the private sector large enough payouts to get legislation passed that has a minute benefit for everyday Americans in it. In the past 30 years the worst legislation we have had passed was bipartisan. Crime bill, deregulation, Iraq War Authorization, all forms of corporate welfare, trade agreements, WTO, media consolidation, prescription drug legislation, war on drugs, Patriot Act, there's more but you get the gist.

I like Warren a lot because she's got plans instead of platitudes, but in reality, she won't be able to enact a whole lot of stuff. However I think we have to try on some issues to go as far left as possible, and if compromise comes in the form of lowering expectations without budget busting payoffs to the private sector and sacrificing quality of services for we the people, I'll be happy for that.

However, I consider both Klobuchar & Buttigieg moderates without a pro-big business agenda so I'd be fine with either or both on the ticket.

Harris is okay, but I worry about her tendency to appeal to people from the heart instead of her intellect but she'd be a great VP for any of the candidates, and most of the candidates I'd love to see in cabinet positions. Despite the fact we have almost too many people running this time, I see it as a good thing because then diversity in tone and policy leaves the door open to new ideas instead of the same old Democratic politics which I feel Hillary Clinton represented and many people are sick of.
I can see Harris as AG cleaning up the stench of Barr and actually prosecuting him and his henchmen.
 

BDBoop

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I honestly don't have a top three. The only ones I dislike and will not vote for in the primary are Gabbard, Sanders and Steyer.

I like a lot of Warren's policies but I think some are too pie-in-the-sky.

I just don't know yet.
Oh, Steyer. Steyer, Steyer, Steyer.


COLUMBIA — A South Carolina aide for Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign stole valuable volunteer data collected by Kamala Harris’ campaign using an account from when he worked with the S.C. Democratic Party, according to multiple state and national party officials.

The Steyer campaign said that it does not have possession of the data and that Democratic officials were only aware of the download, which they said was inadvertent, because they proactively notified them. Both the Democratic National Committee and S.C. Democratic Party denied that.

The Democratic National Committee said they quickly caught the attempt on Friday by Steyer’s deputy S.C. state director Dwane Sims to export Harris’ data, which contained thousands of volunteer contacts collected over the course of the campaign in this critical early-voting primary state.
He should drop out. Now.
 
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I do realize the members of the GOP stopped being members of the GOP and started being members of trump a couple years back. And I would like to think that some of them still honor and respect the laws of the land and the constitution. However that would allow people to run against him within his own party, and apparently that won’t be allowed.
Democrats couldn't respect the outcome of the election. His take down was in motion before he was sworn in. Not even knowing what his results would be as president.
He was prejudged.
 
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There is no need for the split. In a few more years, the elders in the party will be retiring and the more progressives will just take over naturally. Justice Democrats are running almost 80 new candidates in 2020 for House seats. They are making inroads and almost all of them are in their 20s and 30s.
Bring on the socialism.
 
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I can see Harris as AG cleaning up the stench of Barr and actually prosecuting him and his henchmen.
While she's at it can she still do a little cleaning a little further back. I think Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld are worthy of a look see, don't you? I'm pretty sure they personally did a thing or two that could be criminal and if it isn't it criminal it should be.
 
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