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Comrade Izaac

Secretary General of the Alt-Historians Union
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They/Them
A Trump rerun in a scenario where he lost in 2016 doesn't make a lot of sense to me. He wouldn't have nearly the same grip on the GOP if he was branded a loser.
i had this impulse as well but i think OTL has demonstrated that this isn't nesecarily true. even if Trump has created a mass fiction about the 2020 election where he won, he's still broadly seen as a loser, especially in media, which Trump has always cared about way more than the adoration of his base and he's still likely going to run in 2024. trump likely would still be well liked enough even after losing to win a primary re-run and would have his ego largely unbruised if he has a shot to prove that he was wronged in some way, which he could easily say if Sanders had defeated him in 16'.
 

Nyvis

Token Marxist
Location
Paris
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She/Her
i had this impulse as well but i think OTL has demonstrated that this isn't nesecarily true. even if Trump has created a mass fiction about the 2020 election where he won, he's still broadly seen as a loser, especially in media, which Trump has always cared about way more than the adoration of his base and he's still likely going to run in 2024. trump likely would still be well liked enough even after losing to win a primary re-run and would have his ego largely unbruised if he has a shot to prove that he was wronged in some way, which he could easily say if Sanders had defeated him in 16'.
I'm not sure that checks out. People can stomach the loss of 2020 because he delivered in 2016 against all predictions of the punditry. I don't think they'd get as invested if he lost and didn't have 4 years with a presidential platform to build upon.
 

Blackentheborg

Huey Long enjoyer
Location
the Blitz House
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He/Him
Trying out some positive affirmations, starting with the UK;

"The Green Party will get more than one MP"

"The tories can be beaten and won't stay in power forever."

"Labour will stop being incredibly shit and actually implement some socialist policies."

"All of the left-wing parties will stop bickering and work together to fight climate change, which is the biggest issue.."

"Centrism will die a quick death and fade from memory."

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Walpurgisnacht

The Empire Never Ended
Location
Banned from the forum
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He/Him
Surviving Paul Wellstone question -- mustache or clean shaven?
Mustache Wellstone looks like he fixes speedboats in Hastings but spends most of his time in pub-league darts and/or writing about local history, and Mustacheless Wellstone looks like a character from a media-based sitcom who Isn't Andrew Neill. So no contest.

More politicians should have facial hair in general.
 

Blackentheborg

Huey Long enjoyer
Location
the Blitz House
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He/Him
Mustache Wellstone looks like he fixes speedboats in Hastings but spends most of his time in pub-league darts and/or writing about local history, and Mustacheless Wellstone looks like a character from a media-based sitcom who Isn't Andrew Neill. So no contest.
...I...so is that a yes or a no to mustache wellstone or?
 
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