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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:27 PM

 

name a candidate in the last 50 years, either party, who dropped out

2 days before a primary.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply name a candidate in the last 50 years, either party, who dropped out (Original post)
jg10003 Mar 2020 OP
griffi94 Mar 2020 #1
JustAnotherGen Mar 2020 #6
nsd Mar 2020 #22
JustAnotherGen Mar 2020 #2
OKNancy Mar 2020 #3
Amishman Mar 2020 #28
Siwsan Mar 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #5
Renew Deal Mar 2020 #7
George II Mar 2020 #8
relayerbob Mar 2020 #12
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #9
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #11
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #10
oasis Mar 2020 #20
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #21
relayerbob Mar 2020 #13
Fresh_Start Mar 2020 #14
zackymilly Mar 2020 #15
Scoopster Mar 2020 #16
StevieM Mar 2020 #30
Scoopster Mar 2020 #31
democrattotheend Mar 2020 #17
NurseJackie Mar 2020 #18
greenjar_01 Mar 2020 #19
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #23
we can do it Mar 2020 #24
MineralMan Mar 2020 #25
sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #26
CatMor Mar 2020 #27
AlexSFCA Mar 2020 #29

Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

1. Well, Buttigieg and Klobuchar just did.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to griffi94 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

6. That was Monday night though

 

I guessed Steyer but I'm pretty sure he dropped Saturday evening.

I don't think we've had two days ever.
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:07 PM

22. Buttigieg dropped out on Sunday.

 

On Monday, he endorsed Biden.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

2. Tom Steyer?

 

Saturday night - but post election. I'll give him the two days though.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

3. I can't off the top of my head, but plenty have dropped out

 

one or two days AFTER a primary.
Which is what happened this year.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to OKNancy (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:36 PM

28. Quiet with that logic!

 

Some are trying to build a conspiracy theory!
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

4. There is a first time for everything. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:30 PM

5. John Edwards dropped out about a week before a batch of primaries in 2008.

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:31 PM

7. Buttigieg

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:32 PM

8. With primaries every week, anyone who drops out will be a few days before the next.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:34 PM

12. Exactly

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:32 PM

9. candidates drop out all the time.....

 

There is nothing unusual or sinister in it. There is no blocking going on.

People are just being strategic. Does suck if you aren't part of the party though (pun absolutely intended).
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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:34 PM

11. Yep.

 

This line of reasoning is really getting silly.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:33 PM

10. Ben Carson dropped out in 2016 one day before a primary.

 

Is there a point to your query?
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:29 PM

20. If I recall correctly, Ted Cruz gave Ben a nudge before he was ready by

 

falsely claiming he was dropping out.
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Response to oasis (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:34 PM

21. He withdrew because he finished last in four Super Tuesday states

 

He had 9 delegates total.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. The will of the people demanded a consolidation of the race

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:39 PM

14. there is no "BAT SIGNAL" in the sky telling voters who to vote for to defeat Sanders

 

Bernie has just overstayed his welcome by being an irritating and complaining guest
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:40 PM

15. 16 candidates have dropped out before a single primary ever began. Does that count?

 

https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/blog-post/16-presidential-candidates-who-dropped-out-before-primaries-began
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:05 PM

16. Hmmm.. off the top of my head

 

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John Edwards (2008, dropped out days after the SC Primary)
Bob Kerrey (1992, withdrew several days before the first multi-state vote on 3/3)
Tom Harkin (1992, withdrew the day before the first multi-state vote on 3/3)
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided

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Response to Scoopster (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 03:07 PM

30. Edwards took part in the 2008 South Carolina primary.

 

He dropped out after the Florida primary. The media wasn't acknowledging Hillary's victory there, because the DNC stripped the state of its delegates for holding its contest too early. But Edwards indicated that he was motivated to drop out by his lackluster showing in Florida.

In 2008 the Florida primary was held on January 29. Super Tuesday was one week later on February 5. Edwards dropped out on January 30. So he left the race 6 days before Super Tuesday. But that also means that he left the race 1 day after the final primary before Super Tuesday. Similarly, Pete Buttigieg left the race 1 day after the final primary before Super Tuesday.

The South Carolina primary was on January 26 that year. So Edwards actually left the race 4 days after South Carolina voted.
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Response to StevieM (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 03:30 PM

31. Ahh I had the timeline mixed up.

 

Regardless of what his reason was, we learned soon after he dropped out the real reason - the thing where he couldn't keep it in his pants while his wife was sick with cancer.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:17 PM

17. Jeb Bush dropped out of the 2016 GOP primaries

 

3 days before the Nevada caucuses and a week before super Tuesday. He dropped out after losing South Carolina, just like Buttigieg and Klobuchar.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:19 PM

18. You're trying to say something.... come on... out with it!

 

What are you getting at? I'm eager to know.
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:23 PM

19. Are folks really going to go with the Trump-world inspired "Rigged Primary" nonsense again?

 

How often do people like getting conned by the same con and conman?
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:14 PM

23. Why is this important at all? tia

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:18 PM

24. Its a conspiracy!!!!!!

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:21 PM

25. So? It happened this year, didn't it?

 

What do you think that means? Why do you ask?
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:24 PM

26. Your point?

 

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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:33 PM

27. Quite a few have answered your question .....

 

so why did you ask?
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Response to jg10003 (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 02:47 PM

29. name someone as dangerous as trump

 

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