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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:39 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:19 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:38 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:10 pm 
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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.

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

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Johhny Electriglide wrote:


You are voting for water bears? :eh:

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