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Polybius

(16,529 posts)
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:55 PM Jul 9

Democratic US Senator Michael Bennet says Biden cannot win against Trump

Source: Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado told CNN on Tuesday he thinks Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden cannot win against former Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2024 elections.

"Donald Trump is on track I think to win this election, and maybe win it by a landslide and take with it the Senate and the House," Bennet said in an interview on CNN.

Bennet, however, did not call on Biden to step aside as presidential candidate.

"We should be having a discussion about that," Bennet said when asked if Biden should step aside as candidate. "This is something for the president to consider."

Read more: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/democratic-us-senator-michael-bennet-014812783.html



Yikes. Video link here:

https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/09/politics/video/senator-bennet-biden-drop-out-intv-src-digvid


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Democratic US Senator Michael Bennet says Biden cannot win against Trump (Original Post) Polybius Jul 9 OP
Surprised to see this. His ignorance is showing. elleng Jul 9 #1
Yes, I'm surprised too PatSeg Jul 9 #16
Dude, you're not helping. TwilightZone Jul 9 #2
He is still not dropping out................... Lovie777 Jul 9 #3
Could all the so called "Dem" Faux pas Jul 9 #4
While joe manchin just sits back and smiles. Think. Again. Jul 9 #7
He's Faux pas Jul 10 #33
Takes guts. Hope they interview Tester and Brown. Silent Type Jul 9 #5
Okay, this is just getting stupid. Think. Again. Jul 9 #6
What are you going to do to work for us to win motherfucker? ZonkerHarris Jul 9 #8
Question GusBob Jul 9 #9
NEWS (noun): "newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events" brooklynite Jul 10 #24
Once an Anschutz boy, always an Anschutz boy, I reckon. N/t ZZenith Jul 9 #10
Fuck him. BigDemVoter Jul 9 #11
Yea, lets keep attacking our president, then we will lose the whole thing. LisaL Jul 9 #12
If anyone wins by a landslide it would be Biden. Not Trump. LiberalFighter Jul 9 #13
I know and they are not only making campaign commercials for Trump sunnybrook Jul 10 #29
This is my Senator and I always respect him mountain grammy Jul 9 #14
I hope you let him know it. Non constituent emails don't get through so I don't bother. Vinca Jul 10 #26
I did. mountain grammy Jul 10 #32
Good. I emailed my 2 senators (both Dems) this morning, too. Told them the chaos was Vinca Jul 10 #34
Pretty much what I said mountain grammy Jul 10 #35
Maybe the country deserves Trump 2.0 ramapo Jul 9 #15
Oh look who is supporting President Biden: Hassin Bin Sober Jul 9 #17
He's not going to like the response. 58Sunliner Jul 9 #18
What exactly do these people think they're accomplishing? Alice B. Jul 9 #19
this is why the repubican machine is so successful Conjuay Jul 10 #20
So tell us exactly what you want us to do about it dickthegrouch Jul 10 #21
Well we certainly can't win with that attitude nuxvomica Jul 10 #22
another halfwit back bencher. nt Javaman Jul 10 #23
Maybe he bears a grudge for not getting the support he needed in the primary for the presidency in 2019-20. Judi Lynn Jul 10 #25
It seems like the Senators who are spouting this stuff are frustrated POTUS candidates. marble falls Jul 10 #28
Who's going to primary him in his next run? marble falls Jul 10 #27
Tell us Mike, who do you nominate to replace Joe? If it's yourself, we'll lose for sure. Hotler Jul 10 #30
"Yikes" Prairie Gates Jul 10 #31

TwilightZone

(26,351 posts)
2. Dude, you're not helping.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:58 PM
Jul 9

As I've said in other threads, as much as I usually discourage acting like our opponents, this is one time that we Democrats should have followed the GOP playbook -- ignore the naysayers, move on from the debate, change the subject, and rally 100% behind the president.

Comments like his serve no purpose.

Lovie777

(13,480 posts)
3. He is still not dropping out...................
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:59 PM
Jul 9

but let's focus on project 2025 and Epstein..............

Think. Again.

(12,379 posts)
6. Okay, this is just getting stupid.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:06 PM
Jul 9

I'll keep it simple:

President Biden says he is running.

President Biden is completely healthy for his age.

President Biden has the support of the vast majority of the Democratic party.

President Biden was chosen as the nominee by primary voters.

trump is a 34 time convicted felon.

GusBob

(7,308 posts)
9. Question
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:25 PM
Jul 9

Aren’t these posts sorta kinda against DU rule about bashing the Dem candidate?

I mean if a random DU poster were to say “Joe needs to go” that post would be removed, er no.

But a Dem politician can say it I reckon

And the other layer of irony is: after he or she comes out and jumps the bandwagon, that Democratic pol, who may also be up for re-election is open for bashing now

Edit: not calling out the OP just the juxtaposition of rules

brooklynite

(96,735 posts)
24. NEWS (noun): "newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events"
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:59 AM
Jul 10

Being aware of facts is better than living in an information bubble.

LisaL

(46,005 posts)
12. Yea, lets keep attacking our president, then we will lose the whole thing.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:40 PM
Jul 9

Has he thought about that? What is he trying to accomplish?

sunnybrook

(1,186 posts)
29. I know and they are not only making campaign commercials for Trump
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:12 AM
Jul 10

But when Trump loses all of these comments will be part of their "proof" that they won and it was rigged and they need another Jan 6, etc.... I can imagine people like Rob Reiner and even Adam Schiff being quoted at their convention!

I understand the diversity of opinion from good democrats - my thinking on debategate has evolved. But this onslaught from our team is horrible as Joe is working his ass off to right the ship.

Vinca

(50,532 posts)
34. Good. I emailed my 2 senators (both Dems) this morning, too. Told them the chaos was
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:23 PM
Jul 10

a gift to Trump and if Washington keeps up this nonsense they're handing him the election.

Alice B.

(131 posts)
19. What exactly do these people think they're accomplishing?
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 11:38 PM
Jul 9

I know we're historically hard to get on the same page but JFC.

Do we not have anyone capable of taking these dissidents aside, grabbing them by an ear, pulling them into a corner, and telling them to, at bare minimum, stop undermining the president while he also has to do his day job?

Do they think they're being heroes? They're going to wind up on a unicorn ticket? Maybe be offered a cabinet position? Because they're totally looking like team players here.

And yeah, I've heard how the fact that we can disagree makes us "healthy" compared to the GOP..

But there's disagreeing and then there's trashing your leadership, broadcasting how weak you think your party's leader - your president - is. It's spiteful, unprofessional, disrespectful, and incredibly destructive.

I've been reading these stories about this minority saying this stuff for a week-plus now but this one, this one put me over the edge, I'm so angry.

So much for my resolutions to only look for productive things.

Conjuay

(1,605 posts)
20. this is why the repubican machine is so successful
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:05 AM
Jul 10

if a republican comes forward and says “trump should step aside”, that person would be ostracized, would get death threats, be doxed- his family threatened, all sorts of shit.

A dem? “oh why would you think that?” “What is it about him you don’t like?” THIS IS BULLSHIT!

YOU DON’T LIKE HIM?
-as the pukes would say-
FUCK YOUR FEELINGS!

dickthegrouch

(3,288 posts)
21. So tell us exactly what you want us to do about it
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:05 AM
Jul 10

I know you are not paid to do that, but VAST amounts of our hard earned money and retirement savings are going to people who ARE paid to help us elect our nominee.
MAKE the democratic operatives do their job. Tell them what you need from them instead of whining at us.
Then tell us what they told you so we can do it too.

nuxvomica

(12,643 posts)
22. Well we certainly can't win with that attitude
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:56 AM
Jul 10

Last edited Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:16 AM - Edit history (1)

People like Bennet don't seem to understand that however poor the optics at the debate were, these optics are worse, inviting a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Judi Lynn

(161,430 posts)
25. Maybe he bears a grudge for not getting the support he needed in the primary for the presidency in 2019-20.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:03 AM
Jul 10

Maybe he fantasizes some uninformed people would like him to step up now.

Hotler

(11,663 posts)
30. Tell us Mike, who do you nominate to replace Joe? If it's yourself, we'll lose for sure.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:59 AM
Jul 10

He's my Senator also. He just pissed me off.

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