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2020 White House hopeful Bernie Sanders hospitalized after suffering chest pains
"'He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.' ...The medical issues led to the postponement of a $1.3 million television advertising buy in Iowa this week, the campaign's Midwest spokesman, Bill Neidhardt, said." Because dated?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 08:09:07 PM EST
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Because it makes no sense to advertise for an ill candidate. Best to wait and see.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 08:16:10 PM EST
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That is terribly bad news.

Even if he makes a full recovery, his campaign may be mortally wounded, and with it the best chance of ending the US empire in a somewhat peaceful way. Not that he intends to, but reforming an overstretched empire often leads to breaking it and the impulses of the person on the throne at that time has great importance.

Sanders winning the primary was always a long shot, and appearing on death's doorstep isn't a good sign.

by fjallstrom on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 09:49:14 PM EST
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Maybe, or maybe the Sanders supporters will move to Liz Warren.
by asdf on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:56:20 PM EST
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Right now the Progressive - such as it is - vote is split between Sanders and Warren giving Biden* a clear shot at the nomination.  

* Just Go Away, Joe

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 11:07:13 PM EST
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No, don't go away, we want a "Creepy Uncle Joe" vs "Grab'em By the P**" election!

Hilarity ensues!

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 11:20:52 AM EST
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It's gonna be Warren. Which is good.

Unless Trump gets impeached, during which process it appears that he intends to take Pence down with him, in which case the republicans might accidentally run somebody sensible which could be a close race.

by asdf on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 at 02:27:59 PM EST
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