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Cathie Fonz (formerly Cathie from Canada)

2016 was Hillary's year, and millions, particularly women but also black people, would not have forgiven the Democratic Party if Joe had tried to scoop it away from her. He might not have made it, either -- she had a lot of the super delegates wrapped up well in advance, and she was more popular than Joe would have been with many democratic voters. In a three-way primary -- Clinton, Biden and Saunders - I think Hillary likely would have taken it.
One thing that Democrats forget now is that Hillary won the popular vote -- she was not a "poor" candidate at all, she came up short in a few states. And in fact I think Jimmy Carter was right when he said that Russia stole the election for Trump.
I will never understand why Democrats are now so apologetic about Hillary -- they should have been shouting to the rooftops that she won the popular vote. Trump expected the Dems to do this, which is why he tried so hard to punch first, with that idiotic election commission he tried to assemble, and also why he was so afraid of Mueller, too.
I think Joe Biden is going to win the primaries -- his only competition really is Warren, and of course there is a chance she will come from behind, but its more likely that she and Saunders will split the "progressive" vote and neither will pick up enough delegates to challenge Biden at the convention.
Also, so many of the primaries are earlier in 2020 that I don't think there is going to be time for Warren to develop momentum the way Sanders did in 2016. Warren would have to win at least two of the February contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina to have a chance on Super Tuesday, which is now when California votes. I think it is more likely that Biden will win two or three of those contests and he will be unstoppable by then.
I liked his recent ad very much "Biden. President." That says what you were saying, basically, that he is coming across as a president compared to everyone else on the stage. And what he has going for him best now is his basic human decency -- his humanity shines through and nobody cares about his verbal gaffes. The media will likely still pounce on every mis-statement, of course, but if people can get over Trumps constant lies and flubs, they won't be holding Biden to a higher standard.

Chris the cop

Forget the politics - Biden's too old. So is Bernie. So is Trump. So was Hillary when she ran. Warren's about my limit age wise.

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