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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Well, inasmuch as he is accumulating surplus wealth beyond that which he was accustomed to, by definition there is no reason for him to hang on to it. Substantively. Right?
    I mean I suppose. I don't think that will resonate with people though. The idea that one mans relatively modest book earnings somehow negate his critique of the systemic issues of Capitalism would be.....incredibly on brand for the voters. I think this is what worries me about both Sanders and Warren. They should attack Tump but not allow Trumps attacks on them undermine their narrative.

    Trump survives on the id. He taps into a base sense of fear and security which translates very well in the truncated and compressed way tv news and debates. The issue now is he has four years of baggage. His platitudes can be refuted by looking at the record. I don't think what was so powerful the first time around will be the second.

    I don't think the Democratic party needs to overthink this. Since the election Tumps approval has fallen
    -19 points in Michigan
    -18 points in Wisconsin
    -17 points in Pennsylvania

    He will not win these states again barring catastrophe. This means the nominee needs to pick up one more. Florida and Ohio are considered much harder roads to hoe and his support his fallen even farther in those.

    2020 will be an electoral landside for the Democratic candidate.

    Since I don't know much about Booker besides derogatory industrial-lobby connections and that he may be more bullish on criminal justice reform than Harris - what is his value added in your opinion?
    Booker has a strong reform bent (important to me) but also I think he would wipe the floor the Trump. He sort of sits in the middle of the likable/unflappable nexus. I think Buttigieg has the same quality, just less experience.

    As far as the lobbying connections go, meh. Same thing with Beto's oil connections. These connections are important in their respective states and sometimes a certain compromise is necessary. The voters believe that too. 538 had a great piece the other day where they took out Sanders in one poll and Biden in the other. Support went to the former and latter candidate and not on a gradient as one would expect.
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