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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:49 pm

I'm going to wait for the platform before I decide whether to vote for Biden or whoever the Greens run. New York is also a non-battleground state. Or to put it another way, if Biden is fighting for NY, then the election is definitely lost for him.
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:15 pm

Party platforms make good confetti, which is about as much attention as the candidate pays to them if they win. Their agenda is their priority, not whatever the "let's throw this into the platform to appease this group" ideas get added at conventions. Ever since we went to primaries conventions have been essentially meaningless. The 2020 platform is simple: "If we don't elect Biden, it's 4 more years of the Dumpster. All else is secondary."
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:29 pm

Name a Republican President in modern history whose defeat wasn't more important than anything else to the Democrats.
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:23 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:49 pm
I'm going to wait for the platform before I decide whether to vote for Biden or whoever the Greens run. New York is also a non-battleground state. Or to put it another way, if Biden is fighting for NY, then the election is definitely lost for him.
I'm hoping Wyoming is the battleground state. 49 or 50?
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:51 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Name a Republican President in modern history whose defeat wasn't more important than anything else to the Democrats.
Pretty much all of them, but Bush 41 was probably the least critical. I'd say this one's arguably more important than 2004 or 1972 for the country as a whole, not just Dems.

August 8th,1974 gave me one of the biggest senses of relief I've felt for the country, and I'm hoping Nov. 3rd, 2020 and Jan. 20th, 2021 will generate similar feelings.
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:11 pm

WetEV wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:23 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:49 pm
I'm going to wait for the platform before I decide whether to vote for Biden or whoever the Greens run. New York is also a non-battleground state. Or to put it another way, if Biden is fighting for NY, then the election is definitely lost for him.
I'm hoping Wyoming is the battleground state. 49 or 50?

The number I care about come November is 270 in the direction I want - everything else is gravy. But 500 - 38 or so would be nice, not that I'm expecting it. I'll be happy if, on Nov. 4th, I see the obvious New York tabloid headline I've been dreaming about for the past four years.
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:57 am

GRA wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:11 pm
The number I care about come November is 270 in the direction I want - everything else is gravy. But 500 - 38 or so would be nice, not that I'm expecting it. I'll be happy if, on Nov. 4th, I see the obvious New York tabloid headline I've been dreaming about for the past four years.
270 might not be enough.

Trump cheats.

535, that is probably enough. 538 might be better.
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Re: Does Trump's Election Spell the End for Federal EV Subsidies?

Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:05 pm

OT. For those who just can't get enough of anti-Trump rants (I'm personally waiting quietly to vote), Google "Irish times Fintan O'Toole Donald Trump has destroyed" from 4/25. I hope it makes you feel better, not that it will change anything.
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