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On replacing Biden

2024-07-09 16:33:46.668709+02 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Mekka Okereke has an interesting thread on potential replacements for Biden, and how white voters vote for racism, so the Democrats win on Black voter turnout. This echoes other numbers I've seen for Harris as a potential replacement for Biden (the candidate who's as or more popular than Biden), but points out that she'd raise GOP turnout.

Also delves into Buttigieg's history in South Bend, replacing the Black police chief who was trying to reform the department, and works down the list.

[ related topics: Law Enforcement Race ]

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#Comment Re: On replacing Biden made: 2024-07-09 22:20:00.73814+02 by: spc476

1) The majority of white people in the US will vote for whichever of the two candidates is the most anti-Black. That's usually the GOP option. This has been true since the 1960s.

But then, how do you explain Obama? Twice!

#Comment Re: On replacing Biden made: 2024-07-10 15:21:42.629718+02 by: Definitely Not a Bot

I'm actually rather furious at the pundit class for pushing MAGA talking points.

Weakening Biden this way is a Democratic footgun.

This is "But Her Emails - 2024."

#Comment Re: On replacing Biden made: 2024-07-10 19:37:33.701817+02 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

He goes into why Obama twice: Black voter turnout. So the key (according to those models) is Biden getting Black voter turnout, which is also why Harris is the candidate who's polling better than Biden among Democrats, but who also increases GOP turnout.

And if Harris weren't a former DA, she'd probably be a much better candidate among Democrats.

And 100% agreement on playing into this is Democrats shooting themselves in the foot, and the NYT is a right wing rag.

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