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Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

DNC Chair: Super-delegates (as opposed to Pledged delegates) "exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists."

Currently, Clinton has a 577-394 lead in pledged delegates, mostly thanks to southern states. North Carolina has 107 pledged delegates, which would close that gab substantially. Get out there and vote. If we can get to Democratic convention with a draw in the popular vote, if nothing else we’ll have the ammunition needed to do away with the very un-democratic Super-delegate system.

News media keeps showing Clinton’s lead with the total delegate count, but super-delegates don’t vote until July. If they split it out the pledged count, it would actually help Sanders (which is likely the reason they don’t).

Go vote!

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Posted by Whatswrongwithyou on 03/03/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

At this point, perhaps Bernie should consider stooping to Hillary's level. She'll spend her first term much like her husband's last... defending one scandal after another. Bernie should mention this. Also, she's proven she's ready to play dirty. For example, in the last 10 days there have been articles, missing references, calling Sander's economic plan unworkable. However, an economist (and Clinton supporter) ran it through a standard economic model. The results? It would work. However, the press parroted the unfounded criticism verbatim. One of the critics actually recanted once he ran it through the economic modeling himself. Here is a good summary of the hit: http://billmoyers.com/story/the-sanders-economic-plan-controversy/

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Posted by Whatswrongwithyou on 03/03/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Extra Extra! The 'Indy' joins the #CorporateMedia with a stunning, super delegate-style endorsement of Clinton over Sanders. Disappointing to say the least.

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Posted by jamodei on 03/03/2016 at 2:18 PM

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Indy Week's tagline on google includes the word "progressive". Here in the Triangle, apparently even progressives are conservative. Sanders does well in actual progressive areas. Where does he struggle? The south. If you were truly progressive, you'd be for something other than a 1% deviation from the status quo. This endorsement is unfortunate and somewhat fearful.

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Posted by Whatswrongwithyou on 03/03/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

I've reflected on this for a day. With your two top line endorsements you've clearly soiled yourselves. People will put a lot less weight on your down ballot endorsements and people are much less likely to clip out your slate. Based on your analysis, your endorsement should have been to mark "no preference" which is s presidential ballot choice.


You have another week to rethink this prior to your next Wednesday issue. Please do

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Posted by gercohen1 on 03/03/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

wish you would make endorsements for Person County!

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Posted by Julie Nye on 03/03/2016 at 12:45 PM

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Thanks for the information and analysis. Don't know of anywhere else to look for such comprehensive treatment. BTW, Richard Burr makes the case for instituting term limits.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 03/03/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

“The greatest strategic screw-up since Hitler's invasion of Russia” is how David Kilcullen describes George W Bush's invasion of Iraq in his new book "Blood Year". Put simply, Kilcullen argues we should never have gone into Iraq, with the job still unfinished in Afghanistan after 9/11. ... Like many soldiers, Kilcullen does not do gore. So when he mentions, in the sparest of prose given the depravity of the sectarian bloodletting, the “commercial kidnapping gangs auctioning off terrified children for slaughter, in a makeshift night market that operated under lights near the soccer stadium”, it is a kick in the stomach."

Hillary Clinton voted for this war, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama voted against it. Yet, the INDY is endorsing Hillary Clinton (and Donald Trump) but leaves out Bernie Sanders. Apparently, the INDY does not feel this "kick in the stomach", it does not feel the enormous human tragedy that the war in Iraq has inflicted on hundred thousands of people to this day.. Choosing Hillary Clinton only for this edition's cover next to her endorsement casts doubt on the INDY's judgment and independence. Sad.

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Posted by Noah on 03/03/2016 at 10:36 AM

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This is appalling. I cannot believe a publication cheekily dubbed "the Indy" would endorse Hillary Clinton at this stage in the race. It may be unconscionable (if you want to argue this point with specifics, BY ALL MEANS, I would love to have a discussion about the concrete ethical implications at stake), as an editorial body that claims to serve the public and progressive causes, to endorse a candidate who has actively opposed progressive policy for much of her career. I am a progressive feminist (yes, a woman) who does not want to see Hillary Clinton in office. She does not represent me or the views and experiences of so many women I know. We deserve better, frankly. I am beyond disappointed in the content of this article as well as its flippant tone. Never stop fighting. I will no longer support your publication.

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Posted by olivbransc on 03/03/2016 at 9:54 AM

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You are mistaken about Hillary's ability to accomplish anything in the White House. Remember how much got accomplished in DC during the Lewinsky scandal? Yeah, me neither. Fair or not, she will be hamstrung by "investigation" after "investigation". As we know, it doesn't matter whether an accusation is grounded in fact or not. Just look at the "investigations" into Planned Parenthood using a piece that courts have stated are not accurate. No matter. Nothing will happen in a Clinton White House. Sad that the "Indy" wouldn't endorse the Indy candidate who is in fact more like a Democrat than Clinton.

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Posted by KWess on 03/03/2016 at 8:04 AM
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/03/2016 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

The URL you've listed in your INDY VOTING GUIDE flyer is incorrect. The CORRECT URL is www.wakegov.com/elections (NOT: wakecounty.gov/elections)

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Posted by sfivers on 03/02/2016 at 11:50 PM

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I believe everyone should take a good look at Andy Cagle for Orange County Commissioner at large. The big thing everyone is missing out on is that 3 of his ideas were adopted by the Sheriffs department. He is not even in a office position and his voice has been heard and they listened. He has the ability to affect change even though he's not in office just imagine all the greatness that could happen if he were in office. It's the ones you least expect that achieve the greatest things in life!

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Posted by OCresident on 03/02/2016 at 10:06 PM

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Hillary Clinton has studied harder--under the tutelage of Henry Kissinger.

In 2008, The Independent Weekly got it right when they rejected this war hawk, worrying about her belligerent threats against Iran and calling her "divisive, smug and, at times, even contradictory."

Very disappointing.

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Posted by Vuncannon on 03/02/2016 at 8:43 PM

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"And, yeah, while we think the world of Bernie, it's about time we had a woman in charge." This is exactly the sexist Gloria Steinem & Madeleine Albright attitude that is so upsetting for young people .. and me. On the range of "50 Shades of Gender" Mrs. Clinton is clearly gravitating towards the masculine character traits. I don't mind. I do mind that she has been constantly swaying with the wind during her political career. But what disqualifies her from becoming President is the fact that she caused death and anguish for hundred thousands of people when she voted for war when non-foreign-policy-experienced people like Obama and Sanders were brave and wise enough to vote against it.

And by the way, I find your sarcastic Donald Trump endorsement irresponsible and dangerous. Are you aware that Donald Trump would have been incarcerated in Germany after delivering his hate speeches?

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Posted by Noah on 03/02/2016 at 6:21 PM

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Spot on with the endorsement for Jay Chaudhuri!

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Posted by Apache101 on 03/02/2016 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Renee Price

Indy can endorse whomever they want: however, facts are important. The Rogers Road sewer project ( yet to be installed) was championed by Robert Campbell, David Caldwell, the Rogers road community. It moved forward because of their hard work and the help of Mark Dorosin, Pam Hemminger, Valerie Foushee, Bonnie Hauser and other members of Justice United. We worked together and wrote the mitigation plan. If not for Valerie and Pam, it would be nowhere. In all those meetings that I and Bonnie and Mark, Valerie met with minister Campbell, Renee was never there. Then the task force was formed and Mark , Bonnie Hauser and members of JU attended to make sure the plan that was agreed to moved forward. Renee was not the force behind the sewer plan as you indicate in your endorsement. Not sure how you could come to that conclusion. The difference between Renee and Bonnie is that Bonnie works to listen, research and takes action to get things done. She is the better candidate for Commissioner. Tish Galu

Posted by Tish on 03/02/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Just wondering why there were no endorsements for Secretary of Labor

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Posted by HarrietK on 03/02/2016 at 4:15 PM

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Really? This is all you can say about Bonnie Hauser: "Her challenger, Bonnie Hauser, is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and an engaged community activist. A regular presence at commission meetings, Hauser has a commitment to her community that is without question." You obviously have not done your homework on Bonnie Hauser. She is so much more than an engaged community activist, and a regular presence at commission meetings. You don’t seem to know the difference between sitting on committees and leadership that gets results for communities. Nor do you seem to care much about our schools or our local economy. Bonnie's skills in strategic management and fact based decision making position her to best serve as an Orange County Commissioner.

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Posted by BWC on 03/02/2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

ok, of the statewide races you are endorsing in 9 of the 16 candidates are black -- you endorse ONE. Definitely a winning slate in a primary where over a third of the voters likely to be Black.

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Posted by gercohen1 on 03/02/2016 at 2:19 PM

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