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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2020, 12:01:48 pm »
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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2020, 01:39:09 pm »
He was no Obama...   but the bar is set so, so low that anything other than drooling idiocy looks good.

I like his pocket square...   straight out of Mad Men!  Style points!

This wasn't just a good speech compared to the other guy.  This was a good speech, period.


edit to add: but, the Republicans have been pushing this "Sleepy Joe has dementia" theme so hard that it did become very easy for him to exceed expectations, especially the expectations they set for their supporters.  One comment I read this morning is that setting a low bar for your opponent is a dumb strategy.


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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2020, 03:54:44 pm »
This wasn't just a good speech compared to the other guy.  This was a good speech, period.


edit to add: but, the Republicans have been pushing this "Sleepy Joe has dementia" theme so hard that it did become very easy for him to exceed expectations, especially the expectations they set for their supporters.  One comment I read this morning is that setting a low bar for your opponent is a dumb strategy.


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I had tingles going down my spine. It went beyond good. He was the president during that speech.
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2020, 05:06:00 pm »
He doesn't have the oratory gift that Barack and Michelle Obama have.  But the content of the speech and the sincerity with which it was delivered were as good as anything I have seen in a very long time, and I think it has flipped me from being "I hope he wins because he's better than that other guy" to "I hope he wins because I think he will be really good."

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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2020, 06:07:56 pm »
Really hope he can be as articulate in the debates
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2020, 06:40:13 pm »
Really hope he can be as articulate in the debates

He'll be on the stage with a man who is bragging that he passed the test they give to people to see if they need to put into a care home.

Being on state with Trump will make Biden look brilliant by comparison.

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2020, 07:04:23 pm »
He'll be on the stage with a man who is bragging that he passed the test they give to people to see if they need to put into a care home.

Being on state with Trump will make Biden look brilliant by comparison.

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Of course but it doesn't seem to matter how bad Trump is.
On the other hand, setting such a low bar for Biden is probably not a good strategy for Trump. Biden just has to be better than the Republicans are painting him in order to look good.
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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2020, 10:59:05 pm »
Of course but it doesn't seem to matter how bad Trump is.
On the other hand, setting such a low bar for Biden is probably not a good strategy for Trump. Biden just has to be better than the Republicans are painting him in order to look good.

Well I don’t know about that anymore. According to most polls, Trump is losing badly.
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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2020, 12:07:36 pm »
Mark Hamill - of course!

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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2020, 08:09:29 pm »
Well I don’t know about that anymore. According to most polls, Trump is losing badly.

Was I meant was, it doesn't matter how awful Trump behaves, he can't make it worse. His faithful won't care.
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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2020, 11:08:15 pm »
Well I don’t know about that anymore. According to most polls, Trump is losing badly.


Biden will get more votes and more electoral college votes, without a doubt.  But the real question is whether the votes will be counted fairly and if so, will Trump accept the results. 

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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2020, 03:11:09 pm »
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-biden-gets-good-polls-in-arizona-and-wisconsin-and-a-bad-one-in-pennsylvania/

Swing state report... a 'bad one' in Penn means he's just trouncing Trump not decimating him.

Other two states are good...

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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2020, 03:13:44 pm »
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-biden-gets-good-polls-in-arizona-and-wisconsin-and-a-bad-one-in-pennsylvania/

Swing state report... a 'bad one' in Penn means he's just trouncing Trump not decimating him.

Other two states are good...

You call 49% to 45% “trouncing”?

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Re: The Joe Biden Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2020, 03:27:37 pm »
You call 49% to 45% “trouncing”?

OOPS.  I misread 'likelihood of winning' as polling I think.

Yeah, no.
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