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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:21 AM

 

Am I the only person who thinks

that maybe, just maybe, in light of recent events, we should not be planning to nominate anyone over the age of 70?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply Am I the only person who thinks (Original post)
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 OP
Funtatlaguy Mar 31 #1
msongs Mar 31 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #5
Post removed Mar 31 #3
hlthe2b Mar 31 #8
RandySF Mar 31 #4
tirebiter Mar 31 #6
oldsoftie Mar 31 #7
rickyhall Mar 31 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #23
Hortensis Mar 31 #10
Locrian Mar 31 #11
DownriverDem Mar 31 #17
Demsrule86 Mar 31 #20
LakeArenal Mar 31 #27
Demsrule86 Apr 1 #38
Sunlei Mar 31 #12
we can do it Mar 31 #13
bronxiteforever Mar 31 #14
betsuni Mar 31 #15
DownriverDem Mar 31 #16
Cozmo Mar 31 #18
Demsrule86 Mar 31 #19
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #22
Demsrule86 Mar 31 #24
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #25
HarlanPepper Mar 31 #21
Happy Hoosier Mar 31 #26
LakeArenal Mar 31 #28
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #33
LakeArenal Mar 31 #37
DonaldsRump Mar 31 #29
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 31 #34
DonaldsRump Mar 31 #35
nolawarlock Mar 31 #30
lettucebe Mar 31 #31
treestar Mar 31 #32
Devil Child Mar 31 #36

Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:23 AM

1. A little late for that. Joe Biden will be our nominee.

 

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

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:25 AM

2. because nobody under 70 has died from this disease? nt

 

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:37 AM

5. Ahh, but the death toll for those over 70

 

is a fuck of a lot higher than for those younger.

Perhaps this election season will let us figure out what is to be done when a potential nominee . . .

Well, I won't go there.

But we really, really need to be looking at younger people here.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:07 AM

8. I think you may well have the "disruption failed" blues soon.

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:36 AM

4. Don't look at me, I started with Kamala.

 

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:50 AM

6. Joe will outlive us

 

Heís still got life in his face.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:06 AM

7. Yes. You're the only person.

 

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

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:02 AM

9. If he stays safe till the election & wins.

 

Then we'll have a younger female VP. After that, no worries.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:47 PM

23. I do not trust that he will actually select a younger female VP.

 

People here have been touting Chris Cuomo as a guarantee of 12 years of Democratic President. Great. Never have another President under the age of 65 ever again in my lifetime.

As a country we really should be looking to a younger generation to lead us.

Oh, I'll vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is, be sure of that. But I recall how a lot of people were bothered by the fact that Ronald Reagan was almost 70 when he became President. Both Biden and Sanders would be older at Inauguration than Reagan was when he left the Presidency.

And yeah, even though younger people have died, are dying from the virus, it hits older people much harder.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:16 AM

10. No. Biden was there when we fought off SARS and MERS

 

during the Obama administration. The H1N1 (Swine) flu got loose, but strong national response kept deaths far lower than they might have been.

That epidemic disease would show up again during Trump's administration was TOTALLY PREDICTABLE. This should never have happened. It should have been stopped cold like SARS and MERS.

As for age of our president, the MOST important thing to note is that the next epidemic disease to be fought off (next month? Next year?) might specialize in killing children and young people. Making sure it can't is why we need the president Biden will be.

Btw, regarding your original concern, the latest estimated death rate is 0.66% overall. It's several times that in septuagenarians, of course, but we're looking in the range of 3%-plus for people who have good surveillance and healthcare.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:45 AM

11. there's a min age - why not a max age? n/t

 

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Response to Locrian (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:25 AM

17. Why are you

 

undecided? It drives me crazy. How can that be true?
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:46 AM

20. They don't support Biden and it is a way to announce it safely on this site. Most if not all will

 

vote for Biden in November but just a bit of defiance until then.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:05 PM

27. Agreed.

 

(Just had to say that!) 😉
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:20 PM

38. It is not hard to see...and then we have the ones that pretend to be Biden supporters or

 

undecided.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:04 AM

12. you're only one, I think age* brings wisdom. Besides they will pick a VP ready to be president

 

and America has a chain of command just in case.

*usually (Trump the toddler is the rare exception)
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:21 AM

13. WTF

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to we can do it (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:39 AM

14. +1

 

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

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Response to we can do it (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:48 AM

15. +2

 

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

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:23 AM

16. No I don't

 

That is why we have a VP. Why are you undecided? No way could that be true.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:38 AM

18. REALLY?

 

In the middle of a pandemic, you want to start a new democratic nomination process? What's your plan? Judging by your indecisiveness regarding a democratic candidate, I'd be surprised if you've got anything to recommend.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:40 AM

19. Yes...we nominate the winner of the primary period ...sorry it is not your guy Sanders...

 

Yes, I know you will come back with, he is over 70 also, but if the Sanders people can't have Sanders...destroying Biden as a nominee would be very satisfying for many of them... Only he already won...and he will beat Trump. So, no Joe works just fine for me and in the case he could not perform his duties as president...we have an elected Vice President...so get on the Biden train ; we are heading to the White House where it will take all of Biden's many years of acquired knowledge to fix what Trump has broken...hand waving and yelling just won't cut it in these perilous times.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

22. I did not support Sanders this year, so don't make ignorant assumptions.

 

The people I favored have dropped out and my state won't have its primary until June, if it even has one. Which means once again my vote doesn't matter.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:35 PM

24. Well let me say then you supported someone else, and your person didn't make it so now you feel the

 

procedure is flawed and you want a different nominee than Biden. Well the primary is done regardless of when you vote.Biden is leading by just under 30 points in every remaining state. Some primaries will happen in April at which point, Sanders' staying in becomes more silly...however that doesn't change the point...you simply can't change the rules at this point because you want a different nominee Biden will be the nominee and is beating Trump in the polls. We need Trump gone and that is what will happen with Biden.I understand the disappointment when your candidate loses the primary but time to move on. The choice is between Biden and Trump.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:03 PM

25. It's not that I think the procedure is flawed, although it is,

 

it's that not only will I not have any real say in who the nominee will be, but that I wish people would re-think electing yet another senior citizen to the Presidency.

Heck, we should be considering Jimmy Carter. He's a youthful 95 at this point, eligible to serve another four years, and was actually a far better President than he's ever been given credit for.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:32 PM

21. Yes.

 

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

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:04 PM

26. !!!??? NT

 

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:09 PM

28. Not his stuff again. But you are no ageist, right?

 

Every effin person in the US is making sacrifices during this season
You arenít the only one who will not have their vote.

Above all you sound like a sore loser with very sour grapes.
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:41 PM

33. I'm 71 myself. Not ageist. Just realistic.

 

And honestly, I don't know anyone even a decade younger who is as healthy as I am. I'm flabbergasted by all the people around me, and here on DU, who have multiple medical issues. And are a lot younger than me.

We do know that Sanders had a heart attack a few months ago.

Biden does seem to be very healthy, which is good. But still.

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

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:35 PM

37. No buts... just because you are 71 dies not preclude you from being an ageist.

 

Not sour grapes.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 02:10 PM

29. Odd suggestion

 

Amazing that you're still "undecided"!

Actually, it's a ridiculously odd suggestion.
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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:41 PM

34. I am not really undecided.

 

Just as I don't put bumper stickers on my car, I don't find it necessary to proclaim my favorite candidate here.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:46 PM

35. Fair enough n/t

 

Stay safe and well!
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:02 PM

30. What do you suggest we do?

 

Hit the beaches of Florida to find our next candidate? I supposed we'd have to lower the age of requirement. But alas, we got what we got. Everyone in this race is over 70. I was all in for Kamala but that's not what people wanted so now I'm all in for Joe.
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:21 PM

31. Age of the VP will be important

 

in this situation, eh?
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:22 PM

32. Not particularly

 

This is a particular issue, but hopefully will not be happening all the time.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:51 PM

36. You aren't alone

 

I feel the same about my (now)preferred candidateís age in addition to the presumptive nominee.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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