You dodged. Will you be voting for and supporting (including on this board) a communist over Trump this fall if Sanders gets the nomination? As for your diversionary list (that "deflection" we've discussed that you like so much)...
1. Ok, but Sanders is still the Democrat front runner and barring a massive upset appears to poised to wipe away the SC Biden narrative in a couple of days, making my question even more pertinent.
2. The presidential election IS a national race. It's just not a national popular vote, decided on by the states instead. And actually no one "won" the (nonexistent) popular vote as that would require over 50%. Right leaning presidential candidates received more "popular votes" than left leaning presidential candidates combined, indicating (to the extent that "popular vote" evidence means anything) that Trump would have won a run off.
3. Maybe. It's a classic question of base enthusiasm versus centrist appeal. They're both important. Some circumstances favor one and other times the other wins out. I happen to think by going "woke" and paying homage to the ist-phobe SJW identity politics garbage this time, and embracing gun control, Sanders improved his primary standing while hurting his general election appeal. He's the only Democrat with any enthusiastic support, but it could be a McGovern situation.
Don't be ridiculous. I've criticized Trump on a number of issues and more than anything else over the years I've always been an independent thinker. I’ve even been planning a thread on that score for after Super Tuesday.
Again, you're the one who's probably going to support a communist just because he's got the "D" label, moron. Ironically a lot like Mondale and the other national Democrats supported real cult leader Jim Jones (another communist Democrat).
PS - I've "become quiet", LOL? Actually I had better things to do on Saturday night than post here. Apparently you and your mindless butthurt cheerleader didn't. Tell poor doggie to run another defeat lap.
"2. The presidential election IS a national race."
Not really. Most states have already decided. For instance, Alabama will vote Republican while New York will Democrat. The red and blue states are almost equally divided. That leaves 10-15 swing states which will decide the outcome. Those states are where the focus should be.
"3. Maybe. It's a classic question of base enthusiasm versus centrist appeal."
The democratic "base" is centrist (moderate and traditional liberal) at 75%. Sanders' base is progressive.
"but it could be a McGovern situation. "
Of course, it's a McGovern situation! The swing states are more conservative than Sanders and his progressive supporters. Moderates are able to attract a wider range of supporters.
"I've criticized Trump on a number of issues and more than anything else over the years I've always been an independent thinker."
The democratic "base" is centrist
No it's not. That's why all the Democrats on stage, even the (not so) "moderates", were pushed by it into supporting open borders, racial "reparations", etc.. The truth is all the Democrats with a chance to get the nomination have extremist issue stances. They're also all "woke", spewing the sickening SJW drivel most Americans have long since been fed up with but that Democratic primary voters lap up and punish deviation from.
Not really. Most states have already decided.
That doesn't mean it's not a national race.
"No it's not."
Moderate Biden is in the lead. I told you so!
Biden isn't "moderate", LOL and he's only the front runner now because the DNC strong armed Pete and Amy into dropping out right before Super Tuesday (betraying their donors and volunteers), but not Warren. It was a cynical party big wig power play and it wasn't because they object to Sanders' ideology, it was because they were terrified about his electability given him openly branding himself as a "socialist" instead of being a stealth socialist like most of the rest of the party.
You didn't respond to anything I said about Biden adopting most of the same extreme positions as Sanders that would effectively end America in any meaningful sense of the word. Biden is even more extreme than Sanders on some issues, like gun control, and just told epic failure Beta, who infamously shouted threats to voters to send armed officers to their houses to take their legally purchased AR-15s from them that he would put him in charge of his gun control efforts if elected.
News flash! Warren dropped out!
After Super Tuesday. The results likely would have been a lot different if she had dropped out before like Pete and Amy, at least that's the conventional wisdom the DNC was no doubt operating by.
"but not Warren"
She still dropped out. Bite the bullet and admit you were wrong for a change.
Wrong about what? I said she didn't drop out before Super Tuesday like Buttigieg and Klobuchar did, what the whole discussion was about, and she didn't. I was right. After that night the damage was done and of course Warren was going to drop out. She finished third in her own state. Debate honestly for a change.
Try being honest with yourself. Nobody wants Sanders except a few progressives who don't vote.
Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Illinois vote on Tuesday.
Sanders has almost won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination twice despite being a laughable candidate on paper. Without those targeted pre election dropouts he probably would have sewn up the race on Super Tuesday. Even now Democrats don't oppose his policies but have focused criticism on his electability. They're afraid of the fact that he overtly (more honestly) described himself as a "socialist" and a communist sympathizer, something most of the Democrat establishment is still wary of doing in an America they disrespect and hate every bit as much as Sanders does.