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It's time for the Democrats to have an old fashioned contested convention
By Curt_Anderson
June 27, 2024 8:53 pm
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Conventions before most states had primaries were dramatic and rowdy affairs. Now they are just boring coronations. It was at those old-style conventions that the parties' nominees were decided. The conventions were part survivor-style reality show and part American's Got Talent. They did and would make for good television.

The Democrats could put together a good line-up of contestants. It's time for Biden to pass the torch.

Incidentally, I have previously written here that debates are not especially indicative of the skills needed to be president. It's not a solo job like a lighthouse keeper. Unlike the debate tonight, they can refer to notes or any other resources. Presidents always have their advisors handy. But most of the public doesn't know that.

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  1. by oldedude on June 28, 2024 7:31 am
    First, I agree with the statement. I've been really scared about pedojoe being president. Most of the fears I've had have come true.

    That said. Do you have a laundry list of people you might consider? Being conservative, I've already thought of one for the other side but that doesn't do you any good at all.


  2. by HatetheSwamp on June 28, 2024 8:17 am

    This will be hard for the Dems. How many opponents did the Orange Turd have? The GOP is the home of openness and inclusion, acceptance, diversity, tolerance and freethinking.

    The Dems are the home of locksteppers... and the smoke-filled room.

    I agree with Curt, but it's gunna be difficult. And, I want to watch when the party bosses tell black women that the first African American Vice President isn't their choice.

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha haha ha.


  3. by Curt_Anderson on June 28, 2024 9:04 am
    My candidate list would start with popular governors who have been reelected. Especially governors in red states or swing states who are Democrats. I donít have any particular person in mind.

    I said here before that contrary to popular opinion primaries are not a very democratic way of choosing a presidential nominee. That decision is made by handful of people in early states like Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. For the rest of us, the decision has been made as we usually only offered one candidate for your parties nomination.

    I would like to see Joe Biden release all his delegates. Then have an online pre-convention in which the delegates would winnow down the field until one candidate remains. I say this because I believe the Democratic convention will be held in August and Iíd like to see a different nominee selected earlier.



  4. by HatetheSwamp on June 28, 2024 9:13 am

    I'm with you, Curt.

    Our governor, Josh Shapiro, is definitely a lib but even ole pb approves of his job performance. If he's the Dem nominee the Dems absolutely will win Pennsylvania. Gretchen Whitmer, I think would win Michigan... but...

    ... across the nation, if Kammy ain't the candidate, the Dems will take a huuuuuuuuuge hit with black voters.

    Rock and hard place, baby!


  5. by Indy! on June 28, 2024 10:58 am

    Honestly the Ds were handed a HUGE opportunity last night - IF (big one) - Joe is willing to step aside. That's the only way it happens and it needs to happen soon. Right now D operatives should be in a room with Joe strapped to a table browbeating him until he agrees to drop out. But this is actually a good thing because Joe was losing anyway. He was NOT going to bring out those same people who barely got him across the line last time. They should pick someone YOUNG with vigor who can hammer the crap out of the orange liar. The bar is so low with Trump - bringing in just about anyone NEW and REFRESHING to the eyes of every D out there will light a fire under them and get them to the polls.

    This is the Ds one chance to win.


  6. by Indy! on June 28, 2024 11:00 am

    Oh - and I heartily disagree with Curt's idea to bring in a red state D to play junior varsity Republican candidate to Trump's dictator candidate. The last thing the Ds need to win is to go fishing in the NASCAR pond again. There aren't any votes there and they don't need them to win. All they need to do is turn out the regulars - ALL of them.


  7. by Curt_Anderson on June 28, 2024 11:40 am
    Indy,
    A red state D governor doesn't have to be a JV Republican as you suggest. It could mean that they were effective in passing progressive legislation despite have a Republican legislature. There is something to be said for a politician who can get things done in the face of opposition.





  8. by HatetheSwamp on June 28, 2024 11:53 am

    Yeah, Curt, I agree. Our guy, Shapiro, is about as progressive as the string-pullers' version of Biden. He ain't AOC, but he's not chopped liver.


  9. by Indy! on June 28, 2024 12:06 pm

    PB is calling your guys "progressive", Curt. That's the reason why you DON'T do it. ALL Ds are JV Repubs- the ones who get elected in R states are actually Rs.


  10. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 4:58 pm
    God, reading these comments makes me miss the 1990ís and the 2000ís and Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as Presidents.

    I wish I was born in 1967 instead of 1994, so I could have came of age in a much more conservative time for America before mean braindead, tree-hugging, pride/lgbtq-loving liberals like the ones in this comment section turned this country into the shithole it is today.

    And kill yourself, Curt Anderson. You are a mean, ungodly, liberal piece of shit and if I ever met you in real lifeÖI wouldnít hesitate to choke living shit out of you.


  11. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 5:38 pm
    *I wouldnít hesitate to choke the living shit of you.


  12. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 5:43 pm
    *I wouldnít hesitate to choke the living shit out of you.


  13. by HatetheSwamp on June 30, 2024 6:00 pm

    BionicleFan1994,

    Don't hold back. Tell us what you really think.


  14. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 6:04 pm
    Oh, trust me Iím not. I mean everything I said. I HATE liberals so much.


  15. by HatetheSwamp on June 30, 2024 6:07 pm

    BionicleFan1994,

    You're shaping up to be the inverse of our long-time poster Ponderer AKA po.

    Welcome!


  16. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 6:11 pm
    And I also feel much more like a Generation Xer than a Millennial. Generation X had Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

    Millennials and Generation Zers had fucking racist ass Barack Obama, fat ass Donald Trump and the senile pedo that is Joe Biden. And baby boomers had corrupt Richard Nixon and fucking lame ass Ronald Reagan.

    Baby Boomers, Millennials and Generation Zers fucking suck.


  17. by HatetheSwamp on June 30, 2024 6:37 pm

    Oy.

    Three f bombs in one post. You could teach even po some things...

    ...but, that language is not acceptable here.


  18. by Curt_Anderson on June 30, 2024 6:56 pm
    HtS,
    I love it when tough talking conservatives (at best a non-liberal) show their true colors and their innate hostility.


  19. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:07 pm
    Curt Anderson,

    And I love it when liberals or anti-conservatives claim to be all about love and acceptanceÖbut show their true colors as soon as someone opposes them in any shape or form.


  20. by Indy! on June 30, 2024 7:12 pm

    Bionic Woman is back? Most likely to tell us Def Leppard rules.


  21. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:22 pm
    The big difference between conservatives and liberals is us conservatives know we arenít perfect people and we donít act like we never make mistakes while all liberals think they are perfect little gods that donít make mistakes at all.

    That and we donít have a massive phobia against God, Christianity or religion of any kind.



  22. by Curt_Anderson on June 30, 2024 7:29 pm
    Bionical.
    Yes, we can all see you are devout Christian and a true believer in God.

    You said, "the big difference between conservatives and liberals is us conservatives know we arenít perfect people". Not true, we liberals also know you conservatives arenít perfect people.


  23. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:36 pm
    LOL, Iím not a Christian nor do I consider myself one. But I donít hate Christianity either and I donít completely doubt the existence of God either.

    And I also see you didnít deny what else I said about liberals. That all liberals think they are perfect little gods that never mistakes.


  24. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:38 pm
    * And I also see you didnít deny what else I said about liberals. That all liberals think they are perfect little gods that never make mistakes.


  25. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:46 pm
    Truthfully, I donít know what I am. But I know one thing for sureÖIím NOT a braindead, tree-hugging, pride/lgbtq-loving liberalÖthatís for sureÖand I NEVER EVER will be.


  26. by Curt_Anderson on June 30, 2024 7:57 pm
    Bionicle,
    You seem to be posting an oxymoron. You suggest that liberals are Christian-hating atheists, yet you say liberals think they are perfect little gods. Gods and those who think they are gods cannot by definition be atheists.

    There is no more evidence of God or gods than there is evidence of unicorns or fairies. Nor is there any evidence that I am a god. If you have any evidence of any, feel free to share it.

    I have never prohibited people from believing what they want nor expressing their beliefs, but I try to disabuse people of the mistaken notions here and elsewhere.


  27. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 7:57 pm
    Curt Anderson,

    Whatís the matter??? Are you crying like a little baby baby because of my last comment??? Have I invaded your liberal safespace enough for the day???


  28. by Curt_Anderson on June 30, 2024 8:03 pm
    "liberal safe space" 😁 🤣 Our resident conservatives would disagree with you on that and other points.


  29. by BionicleFan1994 on June 30, 2024 8:07 pm
    Look I really donít give a shit about talking about any of this with you any further.

    I donít care if you think Iím some goody-goody Christian (when Iím clearly not). I donít even go to Church (in factÖI HATE Church and the culture that surrounds it), I donít care if you think Iím a bigot (when I donít deny being one and Iím quite proud of it actually), I donít care what you or Indy think of the Bionicle franchise (something that all millennials grew up on and something you are probably too old to even know or remember what that even was) and I really donít give a shit what you think of me or my taste in music or my quizzes or whatever.

    Iím done with this site and the people that use it.


  30. by Indy! on July 1, 2024 12:35 am

    You said that last time, Barnacle.


  31. by HatetheSwamp on July 1, 2024 3:06 am

    HtS,
    I love it when tough talking conservatives (at best a non-liberal) show their true colors and their innate hostility.


    Honestly, Curt, I was only thinking of you. You told us in the past that you get in trouble with Google when po drops F bombs. If you're fine with it, it's okay by me.


  32. by Curt_Anderson on July 1, 2024 8:13 am
    Thanks, HtS. Google Adsense hasnít threatened me in some time, not that I like course language in a public forum. In that particular case, I allowed the potty-mouth offender to expose his true colors and punch himself out.


  33. by HatetheSwamp on July 1, 2024 9:42 am

    Good'nuff. You make the rules.


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