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Michael Bloomberg Says A Third-Party Candidate Would Help Re-elect Trump

Michael Bloomberg Says A Third-Party Candidate Would Help Re-elect Trump

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  • There’s no path to 270 for an independent. The trick would be winning in the House. Made some sense in 2016 with GOP control and polarizing alternatives in Trump and Hillary. Hard to see that path in 2020.

  • Howard Schultz is too sleepy sounding for a coffee CEO. I want my coffee CEO presidential candidate to be bouncing off the walls batshit insane or what are we even doing here.

  • This same debate plays out endlessly in our current voting system, and it’s sad. We should move to a ranked choice model for all elections so independent voices aren’t silenced. That would help reduce the extreme polarity we currently see and move us to a more moderate outcome.

  • To split anti-Trump votes will be very destructive

    and counter productive. It’s unconscionable to run as an Independent in 2020

  • It WOULD Split the people AGAINST TRUMP

  • This is why our founders warned against partisanship. We've regressed to team sports entertainment

  • Last night on 60 min Schulz wouldn’t answer a pointed Q about his candidacy electing trump for a second term, when we’re still not sure whether T got in the first time legally! Schultz’s finances need to be under a Microscope!

  • The only viable way to run as a legitimate 3rd party candidate is to fund your own campaign like Ross Perot did. 3rd party candidates are effectively kept out of primaries, which are run by D’s and R’s

  • But America does have a clear path for outsider "3rd party" candidates to get directly to the presidency - the primary system.

    For example, you could call Trump an outsider candidate. He didn't have strong ties to the Republican party before the election. Most observers had the opinion that a more

    But America does have a clear path for outsider "3rd party" candidates to get directly to the presidency - the primary system.

    For example, you could call Trump an outsider candidate. He didn't have strong ties to the Republican party before the election. Most observers had the opinion that a more conventional candidate would have won the primaries. But they didn't. Trump's secret sauce got him onto the big seat. Going forward, my guess is that one of two things will happen. Either the Republicans, wary of another Trump, work to make sure only party loyalist get put forward (similar to what the Democrats did to Bernie Sanders). Or, we will see more outsiders getting involved in primary races. Not necessarily winning, but stepping up and getting their voice put forward.

  • I think he means well but doesn't understand the US electorate.

  • Let's go Sanders!

  • Why is it the DNC expects the progressive democratic voters to bend to elect a corporate corrupt Democrat, rather than the party presenting a progressive candidate as their selection? The regular Democratic voters will vote for whichever DNC candidate get supported by the party, but some of the progressives

    Why is it the DNC expects the progressive democratic voters to bend to elect a corporate corrupt Democrat, rather than the party presenting a progressive candidate as their selection? The regular Democratic voters will vote for whichever DNC candidate get supported by the party, but some of the progressives won't. So any re-election of Trump is the responsibility of the DNC that prefers corrupt money over voters!