Now that the Democratic Presidential Primary field is starting to really take shape, I figure it’s time to get a real sense of what BMGers think about the presidential primary at this early date.
So, let’s have a straw-poll!
Pick one candidate who’s in the race or is considering entering the race, and reply with their names in a comment.
The candidates who are currently declared in the race, in alphabetical order, are Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. Others who have been pretty open about considering the race would include Lincoln Chaffee and Jim Webb, and Joe Biden hasn’t definitively ruled out a campaign. I’m sure there are others I’m missing (my apologies!).
Feel free to provide a few sentences on why you’re supporting a particular candidate, but let’s leave any heated debates for other threads.
If people don’t feel comfortable openly declaring their choices at this point, but would still like to contribute anonymously, email me your selection at Ryepower12ATaolDOTcom, along with your BMG handle, and I’ll record them for the tally.
I won’t share which BMGers email me answers anonymously with anyone, but I want to make sure there’s a BMG handle tied to the vote so we can be sure that this is representative of the BMG community.
I also won’t count any votes from handles created after the submission of this post towards the official count, to avoid any shenanigans.
I’m going to set a deadline for this Friday, June 5th, at 11:59PM for votes. Any votes made after, whether by reply or email, won’t count toward the “official” count to this very unofficial straw poll.