Sorry, no one convinced gay and trans men they deserved to have AIDS at any point in time.Cocoa wrote: ↑August 29th, 2019, 10:26 pmKamala Harris is genuine to me. Her platforms appeal to me. She's an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, she has tackled on big banks during her time as California Attorney General and getting results, she's good on gun safety, she has a healthcare platform that I agree enough with, she wants to raise the pay for teachers, she has good platforms for those living in apartments and her LIFT Act would give people a tax cut who don't make a certain amount of money, today she released a good disability platform, etc. Also, she's a former prosecutor. I would love for her to make great DoJ picks that result in her administration sending Trump to prison after he's out of office.XxXApathy420XxX wrote: ↑August 29th, 2019, 12:23 pmNo offense Cocoa but you confuse me. You praised Kamala for her left wing views but you seem to hate the more left candidates. Kamala is the worst in that regard as her opinion and policies depend on who she's talking to. Amy is one of the most centrist/right-wing candidates. Beto is a laughing stock and I don't think he expressed an opinion yet except wanting everything to work for everyone.
None of the candidates are perfect. There are people who are absolute nos for me, there are people who I'm okay with but they don't inspire me, and then there are candidates I support because I share enough of their beliefs and I know they would get stuff done as president. I support Amy primarily because of the amount of legislation she got passed in Congress. I would love someone more liberal than her but I don't see a liberal candidate that appeals to me besides Harris and Castro (and Beto who appears to be more liberal now than how he was while in Congress). Beto is a candidate that is good on gun control and frequently references the need for paid family leave. I share enough common ground with both of them. When Beto first entered the race, he wasn't even in my top five, but Warren fell out of grace with me due to certain things she has said and proposed during the campaign cycle and she moved to my no category (although I would vote for her in the primary if it was between her, Biden, and Sanders but I doubt it will be a three-person race between only them).
I don't hate the more left wing candidates. There aren't many people in the race that are to the left of Kamala. There are lots of reasons why I don't support Sanders and it's not because he's left-wing. Warren is the only other off the top of my head that can be considered more left wing than Kamala, but I don't hate her. I love that she wants to tax the rich and I'm fine with her college loan debt plan.
Out of the remaining people who made it to the next DNC debate: I already stated that Booker is my fifth (but his rhetoric on certain topics is too weak for me and he's a strong supporter of charter schools and charters schools has had harmful impacts in the state I grew up in),Biden is not left wing, Buttigieg is not left wing. and... Yang has no legislative or executive experience working in government so I'm not going to refer to him as left or right wing. Out of those that didn't qualify that haven't dropped out yet: Michael Bennet is not left wing based off what I've seen in the debates, Steve Bullock is someone I would not consider left wing based off his debate performance, Bill de Blasio is... more left wing than those already mentioned in this paragraph but he has issues like how he handles police misconduct which was evident in the last debate, Tulsi Gabbard is right wing in my eyes and I am rooting for her primary opponent to win her House seat, Wayne Messam is someone who I know nothing of his policies but he's somehow in this race, Tim Ryan is not left wing, Joe Sestek from what I've heard of him doesn't appear to be left wing, Tom Steyer is in the Andrew Yang category of lacking legislative/executive experience (and he wants Trump impeached but he jumped in the race so late and spent millions of dollars he could have used on flipping the Senate and state legislative seats), Marianne Williamson is in the Andrew Yang category of lacking legislative/executive experience (she lacks a lot of policies and she has done a lot of harmful stuff in the past like how she convinced gay people they deserve to have AIDS during the 1980s).
Maybe you could find a better way to phrase that.