Eric Swalwell Quits Running for President

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Eric Swalwell Quits Running for President

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Post by snapcap45 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:15 pm

All I have to say is good riddance.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-e ... e-n1027301


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Post by philip964 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Who?

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Post by tbrown » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:33 pm

philip964 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Who?
The nut job who wants to nuke Red States because the good guys are allowed to own guns.
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Post by oljames3 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:42 pm

tbrown wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:33 pm
philip964 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Who?
The nut job who wants to nuke Red States because the good guys are allowed to own guns.
Seems he nuked himself, instead.
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Post by Grayling813 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Now Irish Bob can quit and not be the first one out. He’s been polling about 1% as well I believe.
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Post by Chemist45 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:25 pm

So it seems that telling people you are going to take their guns and, if they resist, use nuclear weapons on them turned out to be a losing platform.
Who knew?

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:42 pm

He was never serious. The whole point of his run was to normalize the confiscation rhetoric and to push the field further anti-gun.

It’s called the long game.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:56 pm

I am thinking he was never serious about it. It was simply a chance to increase his name recognition.


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Post by chasfm11 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:27 am

Chemist45 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:25 pm
So it seems that telling people you are going to take their guns and, if they resist, use nuclear weapons on them turned out to be a losing platform.
Who knew?
I am concerned with the number of people for whom this approach is appealing. They at least verbalize support for eliminating anyone who opposes their ideas. Perhaps his time has not yet come to gather enough of those people together to pursue the Presidency but I agree that he has increased his name recognition and it might yet come to a point where he can press forward. He scares me a lot more than his stance on guns. He is a dictator in the making.
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Post by MaduroBU » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 am

Let's imagine that Trump threatened to nuke American citizens over non-compliance. Imagine the news media after that.

And Smalwell said afterwards "Oh, I was just kidding." Would they accept that defense from Trump? They might point out that Trump actually has the power to deploy nuclear weapons. Well they put this clown on a stage upon which he was actively campaigning for that office.


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Post by K.Mooneyham » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:09 am

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:42 pm
He was never serious. The whole point of his run was to normalize the confiscation rhetoric and to push the field further anti-gun.

It’s called the long game.
I think he ran so he could rake in some extra campaign money. It's not like he's going to give any of it back now that he dropped out. He'll use it toward his re-election for the House race, after taking some for "overhead and expenses", of course.

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Post by Pawpaw » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 pm

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