Monthly Archives: February 2020

PetePost #8: Reading Pete

2020-02-26T19:11:33+00:00

Hello Everyone, So far, only 3 of the 57 constituencies (50 states, DC, 5 territories, and Democrats Abroad) have held nominating contests. Bernie Sanders has been breathlessly declared the “front-runner,” despite having won only 45 of the 2,268 Pledged Delegates that he would have to win to secure the nomination outright. That is a mere 2% of what is needed. That compares to Pete Buttigieg’s total of 25 Pledged Delegates, or 1.1% of the total needed. It seems awfully premature to declare that Bernie has the nomination in his grasp. Remember, it’s all about delegates, not about “states won” or any [...]

PetePost #8: Reading Pete2020-02-26T19:11:33+00:00

PetePost #7: Bernie vs. Bloomberg

2020-02-18T23:04:12+00:00

Hello Everyone, In my last Post, I wrote that it might be good that the press has anointed Bernie Sanders the “front-runner” for reasons relating to Michael Bloomberg. And, I said I might explain. Well, now I’ll try. This morning, an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist national poll hit the news, indicating that Sanders is in the lead, with Bloomberg and Biden in second and third places, respectively (remember, however, how unreliable polling can be – think about Biden’s big lead for months on end in this cycle and Hillary’s lead in late October 2016.) I have been expecting Bernie to take the lead [...]

PetePost #7: Bernie vs. Bloomberg2020-02-18T23:04:12+00:00

PetePost #6: Headline — Pete is the Real Front Runner

2020-02-13T22:16:18+00:00

Hello Everyone, Well, it happened again. This time, Pete and Bernie tied in New Hampshire, but Bernie and the press claim that he won. Each got 9 delegates. Just like in 2008, when Hillary and the press claimed she won New Hampshire, when she and Barack actually tied – each got 9 delegates. I warned about this in my last PetePost (#5).    https://peteposts.com/petepost-5-at-the-head-of-the-pack/ Admittedly by the slimmest of margins, Pete is actually the “front runner” – because he leads in cumulative delegates, 22 to 21. Pete got 13 of Iowa’s delegates, one more than Bernie did, with one originally awarded [...]

PetePost #6: Headline — Pete is the Real Front Runner2020-02-13T22:16:18+00:00

PetePost #5: At the Head of the Pack

2020-02-06T21:34:33+00:00

Hello Everyone, My wife, Penny Sebring, and I returned from Iowa late Tuesday, thrilled that Pete Buttigieg had established his position at the head of the pack of candidates that once totaled twenty-five or more. This trip was a reprise of a similarly exciting one we embarked upon on New Year’s Day in 2008. On January 4, Penny was driving us home to Evanston, IL, from Grinnell, IA, and I was actually writing my 11th Obamagram in the car about Barack’s equally unexpected victory. Penny is a Grinnell College alumna and was a long-time trustee, and it is one of my [...]

PetePost #5: At the Head of the Pack2020-02-06T21:34:33+00:00
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