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There will be no brokered convention

The news media pushes this every 4 years but it never happens. The convention won't go beyond a first vote. None have since the 50s.

If Donald Trump is electable

then any of the candidates for the Democratic Party nomination is electable! Felt it needed to be said.

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing 'platform manipulation'

Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

By SUHAUNA HUSSAIN, JEFF BERCOVICI FEB. 21, 2020 9:40 PM

Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one.

But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired. On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.

“We have taken enforcement action on a group of accounts for violating our rules against platform manipulation and spam,” a Twitter spokesman said. Some of the suspensions will be permanent, while in other cases account owners will have to verify they have control of their accounts.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-21/twitter-suspends-bloomberg-accounts

I've been hearing for 40 years that there was going to be brokered convention.

Yet there never is. No political convention has gone to a second ballot since 1952.

I really loved Warren's take down of Bloomberg

She was great!

However, I really didn't like her when she went after Sanders, Klobuchar and Buttigieg. It seemed a bit mean spirited.

The VP nominee should be either Cory Booker or Stacey Abrams

Since the Presidential nominee is going to be white, there needs to be a person of color on the ticket to motivate minority voters.

If the nominee is Warren or Klobuchar the VP should be Booker.

If it is Sander, Biden or Buttigieg, then is needs to be Abrams.

Thoughts?

A Biden burn

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1230207883721179136

What role will Evangelicals play in the election?

We all know that white evangelicals love Trump. However, his support is weakening a bit. They won't vote for a Dem but some may stay home on election day. When Bush faced the same problem in 04, Karl Rove made sure same sex marriage initiatives were on the ballot in several key states to bring out white evangelicals to vote.

This year I wonder if some white evangelicals who are not too crazy about Trump might be driven to the polls to vote against a gay man or a Jewish man or a Catholic or any woman. Thoughts?

Some background on Bloomberg

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4853847/user-clip-bloomberg-supporting-bush-rnc-2004

https://www.democracynow.org/2004/9/2/guantanamo_on_the_hudson_detained_rnc

https://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/mayor-tax-break-net-gain-budget-plan-article-1.507707

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/bloombergs-disgraceful-eviction-of-occupy-wall-street/2011/11/15/gIQASRiqON_blog.html

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/in-an-imf-talk-bloomberg-criticized-notion-of-minimum-wage.html

Van Jones made a questionable claim on Real Time

that the DNC rigged the 2016 primary. While it was shown that some had a bias for Clinton, I don’t recall there ever being ever evidence of them taking any action to rig the outcome. Is there?

Here is a link to his comments:
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/van-jones-democratic-leaders-cannot-step-in-and-try-to-derail-bernie-this-time-let-our-voters-vote/

What is he talking about?
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