New Poll: Who Are You Supporting For President?

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Which Candidate Do You Support for President?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • Warren for President and Klobuchar for VP. The dynamic duo.
    Bullock for Senate vs Daines (please, please). He cannot lose.

  • Poorly worded poll question. Who do I support for President?? Anyone but trumpsky.

    The pertinent question at this point is who do I support for the Democratic nomination??
    My fantasy administration might list:
    President: Warren
    Veep: Booker
    AG: Harris
    SoS: Castro
    HHS: Sanders
    UN: Gillibrand
    Int: Klobuchar

    I remain convinced that Bullock and O’Rourke should be in the Senate races, and Buttigieg is a wild card who could fill any of several roles, but might be one of the most effective WH Chiefs of Staff in a century.

    • Iam 77 Years old and the Demos are full of BS.Every one of them Do not care what we need. Its always been RAISE TAXES SO THEY CAN GIVE THEM SELFS MORE MONEY.

      • I am sure not for Baby KillersAlso how much money did Warren cost us alot of money by saying she is indian We paid for most of her schooling, Has She tryed to make things Right.She should try to pay back. then she might be fit for office

    • Then don’t follow us.

      Before you go, though, that last sentence is a grammatical nightmare.

      Folks is a plural noun and “piece of crap” is singular. Basics, people. Basics.

      • Do you imagine that you’re persuading anyone with your combination of personal attacks and reliance on buzzwords like “neoliberal”? Why not advance a reasonable argument and let’s talk about it?

        It’s so exhausting that what you’re bringing to the table passes for political discourse these days.

          • I’m going to give you one more chance. I’ve asked you if you’d like to have a debate or discussion about an issue. You’ve refused, twice insulting my career and once insulting all the people who write here.

            Please explain how my poll is striking a blow for the neoliberal establishment. I’m all ears.

  • Please, commenters, take Booker out of the equation. He had a sketchy record as mayor of Newark, and opposed Obama’s attempts at reforming Wall Street, for which Booker was an unabashed shill.

  • What we should be looking at, is who is the most electable. In other words, who would be the most difficult for the right wing noise machine (RWNM)to eviscerate.
    Biden is too prone to word gaffs.
    Sanders and Warren are too far (at least to the RWNM) on healthcare. Not saying the they are wrong, but look at how the RWNM will color their positions.
    Harris will have problems with how she got to the top and her actions as AG in California.
    Bullock was right that they have to stop tearing each other apart. When one looks to their positions, they are very similar, with little distinction between them. So DON”T rip into another to make yourself better.
    I do like Gillibrand or Kochubar at the top. Hate to be sexist, but a female can draw a sharp distinction with Trump. Also, at each debate, the candidate should invite all those that have accused Trump of unwanted advances to drive home the point that he is a lecher.
    I do want Bullock as VP candidate as he has a powerful argument against “dark money” Tha will be a rallying cry for Democrats.
    But the most important action for all is to VOTE in 2020, even if the candidate is not your preferred individual.

    • @John Walters – It bothers me that you propose to allow the RWNM to have veto power over our choice of candidate, based on the virulence with which they’ll attack that person. If that were applied up and down the ballot, we wouldn’t see a Democratic candidate anywhere to the left of Art Wittich in the entire country.

      I think it’s worth the effort to nominate the candidate we believe will be the best President, and then fight to make that happen.

      • I am not proposing that we allow the RWNM have a veto power over our candiddates. I just want to point out that our primary and main goal is to win the presidency and take over the Senate while keeping the House.
        I am a strong believer in the Lyndon Johnson philosophy. You can get the whole loaf if you are satisfied with getting one slice at a time.
        There really is only minor differences between the candidates on the issues. I believe that the less ammunition that we give the RWNM to attack a candidate, the less successful they will be.
        We have to realize that they will be pulling out all the stops to maintain power. WQe have to be ready to counter all there arguments.
        I watched last night in PBE the Frontline show with Margaret Hoover and Pramila Jayapal. Pramila was able to destroy all the conservative talking points about Medicare for All. BUT, none of her facts easily fit on a bumper sticker. That is the name of the game. Avoid being cast in negative terms that fit on a bumper sticker.
        That is why I take issue with the candidates that I listed. They all can be made to look bad on a bumper sticker.
        A good example here in Montana is Daines bumper sticker “More Jobs – Less Government”. It can be demonstrated that it is completely false, but do so will not fit on a bumper sticker.
        We have to be prepared to fit a bumper sticker war (three – five words at most) against the conservatives.
        We have to remember that Trump is the master of the twitter lie and/or exaggeration.
        BUT, my main point is that Democrats have to vote, whether or not their favorite candidate is selected or not. We cannot do what some of the Sander’s supporters did in 22016, stay home because their candidate ws not selected. The stakes are too high.

        • @John – I understand what you’re saying, but I still disagree. There are more than minor differences between the candidates, and we could nominate Christ himself, with all the apostles slated for the Cabinet, and the rabid right would still call him Satan incarnate. O’Rourke observed that if we craft a platform with programs to address health care, immigration, gun violence, and political corruption – they’ll call us radical socialists. But if we craft a platform that is carefully moderate in every respect – they’ll STILL call us radical socialists. As you said, that’s the way the game is played now.

          Here’s a bumper sticker for you: DAINES VOTED OVER 50 TIMES TO KILL YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

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