Is the 2020 Primary already down to a 6-person race

Dec 2018
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My original post wasn't too far off. I said back in May it was a race between:
Biden, Sanders, Warren, Pete, Harris and O'Rourke

It's now Nobemver and it seems the race is down to
Biden, Sanders, Warren, Pete, and a drop off to Harris, Klobuchar and Yang?
 
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The field is shrinking as the donors drop their first choice, and consolidate on the candidates who still have a chance.
 
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The field is shrinking as the donors drop their first choice, and consolidate on the candidates who still have a chance.
I'm totally fine with the field shrinking. I would have been fine with it being half the size months ago. I know Barack Obama was 3rd or 4th in Iowa this same time in 2007 so I don't want people to arbitrarily drop out, but there's at least half a dozen candidates we know are not going to make it to Super Tuesday.
 
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Biden sucks!

Joe Biden has jumped to a surprisingly large lead in the Democratic race. But in an era when Democrats are increasingly young, racially diverse, and socialist, are they really about to nominate a 76-year-old white male from the establishment wing of the party? The bigger problem with Biden of course is his political record — from his role in the Anita Hill hearings to his vote for the 1994 crime bill to his cozy relationship with the credit card industry. On this week’s Deconstructed, Mehdi Hasan is joined by author and political commentator Rebecca Traister to discuss the trouble with “Uncle Joe.”

Mehdi Hasan: Hello, it’s Mehdi here. This month we’re taking a minute or so before each show to invite you to become a member of our podcast. This is an era of unprecedented attacks on the freedom of the press from the commander-in-chief. The media is under assault from this president like never before.

At least this will be gone!

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Dec 2015
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The field is shrinking as the donors drop their first choice, and consolidate on the candidates who still have a chance.
YUPYUPYUP.
It all comes down to the war chest.
The third fundraising quarter of 2019 ended on September 30, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have reported how much they've brought in.
Out of the 12 Democrats who have announced their third-quarter fundraising totals, Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the pack with $25.3 million followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren with $24.6 million and Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $19.1 million.
Notably, Sanders and Warren are the only two candidates who have completely sworn off not just PAC money but all private, high-dollar fundraisers and are completely relying on grassroots donations, speaking to the power of the digitally-driven small-dollar model.
 
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Feb 2006
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YUPYUPYUP.
It all comes down to the war chest.
The third fundraising quarter of 2019 ended on September 30, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have reported how much they've brought in.
Out of the 12 Democrats who have announced their third-quarter fundraising totals, Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the pack with $25.3 million followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren with $24.6 million and Mayor Pete Buttigieg with $19.1 million.
Notably, Sanders and Warren are the only two candidates who have completely sworn off not just PAC money but all private, high-dollar fundraisers and are completely relying on grassroots donations, speaking to the power of the digitally-driven small-dollar model.
It's all good!

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... yea that's it. Everyone on the left huddled up and said "Look folks, Warren isn't cutting it. You know what we need to combat the asshole New York billionaire? We need an asshole New York billionaire."
Talk to any New Yorker, or at least some former New Yorkers who lived through Bloomberg's attempt to make himself 'Mayor For Life!' His game was all about cutting funding for education, transportation, increasing fees (taxes on working New Yorkers) while giving the Wall Street investors "incentives" in the form of tax cuts and multi-year deferments. So, if you're calling Michael Bloomberg a 'leftist', what the hell does rightwinger mean in your universe?
 
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