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Author:  Snowy123 [ Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Best Environmental Candidate?

Looking ahead to the 2020 election, was wondering what people thought as to who is currently the best candidate for the environment. Currently Greenpeace puts Bernie Sanders as the only candidate with an A+, but I was wondering if others had a different perspective on the environmental plans that have been put out thus far.

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

I think the environmental position is but one aspect to consider. You can support the best environmental candidate ever, but if there is not sufficient support for election it becomes a potential problem if the more electable but lesser environmental candidate losses to the worse environmental candidate. It will not be a problem as long as everyone supports the better environmental candidate after the primaries. I mention this because the "Bernie or None" approach by some in the 2016 election helped bring the worst environmental candidate into office.

As long as we can keep the worst candidate out we are making some improvement. A sad but true situation for us all.

Author:  Snowy123 [ Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

Wayne Stollings wrote:
I think the environmental position is but one aspect to consider. You can support the best environmental candidate ever, but if there is not sufficient support for election it becomes a potential problem if the more electable but lesser environmental candidate losses to the worse environmental candidate. It will not be a problem as long as everyone supports the better environmental candidate after the primaries. I mention this because the "Bernie or None" approach by some in the 2016 election helped bring the worst environmental candidate into office.

As long as we can keep the worst candidate out we are making some improvement. A sad but true situation for us all.


Agree. In the primary, a key focus should be getting the best environmental candidate that convincingly beats Trump in the polling numbers. But if the best environmental candidate does not make it through, a B ultimately is better than an F when the general election rolls around.

Author:  Bob-a-rama [ Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

I think a problem with Bernie is (1) he lost his momentum - even though it was unfair, he lost the nomination and thus in many people's minds he is a loser <not mine> (2) he has gotten too old and probably won't be able to do two terms.

So while he may be the best candidate for the ecology and although I do agree with a lot of what he says, I won't vote for him in the primary. If he gets the nomination though, I will vote for him in the General Election.

I haven't decided who I will vote for yet.

One thing I did learn is that in the general election, I will not vote for a third party. Voting against the mostly corporate lap-dog Republican party is too important and voting third party is not a vote against those like Trump and Moscow Mitch.

Bob

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

Here is my candidate!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I-PQxu ... DsW9RYCXiM

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

Johhny Electriglide wrote:


You are voting for water bears? :eh:

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:26 pm ]
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Well, finally a politician talks about overpopulation since Nixon in 1969. Both parties have no courage to face the elephant in the room, but Bernie finally did. I would like to see a Bernie/Tulsi ticket. It seems the powers that be and the too little too late crowd along with XR people ignorant of; ocean heat already melting the Arctic sea ice cover on ESAS's1400GTs of methane clathrate deposits at 50 m, which will take 3 years after a large enough area is opened, to begin mass methane blowouts, and exponential heat gain to near thermal max at near 100% global humidity and cloud cover.

Author:  Bob-a-rama [ Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

I like Bernie but fear he is too old to get a second term.

But basically, I'll vote for mostly and perhaps all Democrats right now. That is unless the GOP turns around and starts working for the people instead of the oligarchs.

And the Dems aren't innocent of that, but simply right now the lesser of the two evils.

Bob

Author:  Snowy123 [ Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Best Environmental Candidate?

Would have liked to see Bernie as the nominee, he would have been fantastic for environmental issues. At this point I'll vote for Biden come the general election, only real option and the only alternative to the absolute mess we have now.

Author:  Bob-a-rama [ Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:46 pm ]
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I agree. Voting for anybody but Biden helps Trump and we must get rid of him. He is the worst environmental candidate in modern times.

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