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Answer to a voting question from moderate who feels more aligned with progressives

Donald Trump has instigated a level of discussion of the upcoming presidential election that used to be relegated to just political junkies. People are starting to feel the existential nature of their vote in 2020. Progressives must capitalize on this reality.

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A few days ago I got a very long text message from a dear friend. He fits the demographic that is intent on voting for Joe Biden in 2020 for all the pseudo-practical reasons we have been force-fed explicitly or subliminally. Deep inside something had been nagging him about the 2020 election, and the arguments and choices.

Hello to my two most political astute friends. With another debate coming within hours, I woke up with a nagging questions. Do and should people vote for the candidate they think can be elected (considering the electoral process) and if elected can best serve them considering the constrains of a divided Houses of Congress and the conservative Supreme Court.

If I wanted to be entertained, Warren would be my choice. But I ask myself what are the chances her grand scheme will ever become law in a country that can’t pass regulations to block gun sales to insane people. I don’t understand how it can happen, but there are many things I don’t understand. What are the chances the revolutionary polices she espouses are vote getters for Donald Trump? I see as highly likely it will cause people who don’t like Trump to go vote for him.

Look at Beto’s gift to the NRA by yelling “we are coming to get your guns”. The NRA has spent millions trying to convince their constituents the Democrats will do that.

My two questions here. Do the progressives think things thru and believe a wealth tax will become law if Warren is elected? (Didn’t Washington just lower taxes on the rich?) Or, do they see it as ‘I will vote for the person who speaks things I feel in my heart are right even if it means reelecting Trump.’

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