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Old 05-16-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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Amazingly, the far-left of the Democratic Party is now trying to prevent Julian Castro from being named as Clinton's VP because he isn't "progressive" enough for them.

Julian Castro moves to stop VP fire from the left - POLITICO

I guess the Democratic Party has moved even further to the left that I had imagined. In fact, I always thought that one of the reasons why Castro was the front-runner for the VP slot was because the far-left adored him. After all, he and his brother Joaquin were heavily influenced by their mother (who was one of the founders of La Raza).
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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Amazingly, the far-left of the Democratic Party is now trying to prevent Julian Castro from being named as Clinton's VP because he isn't "progressive" enough for them.

Julian Castro moves to stop VP fire from the left - POLITICO

I guess the Democratic Party has moved even further to the left that I had imagined. In fact, I always thought that one of the reasons why Castro was the front-runner for the VP slot was because the far-left adored him. After all, he and his brother Joaquin were heavily influenced by their mother (who was one of the founders of La Raza).
You can't even keep your own story straight. At first you said only the "far-left" section of the Democratic party is blocking Castro.

And then you proceed to somehow conclude that the entire Democratic party is behind it, which contradicted what you said just one sentence before.

I understand, it's hard to keep spin straight.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:26 PM
 
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The far-left wing of the Democratic Party seems to be supporting Bernie Sanders, and many of them apparently will not be voting for Hillary if she wins the nomination. While someone like Elizabeth Warren or Sherrod Brown would be a very solid VP candidate, I can see why the party might be weary of "demands" from that wing of the party.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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I think Stefonknee Wolscht Stefonknee Wolscht would be perfect for Hillary's VP. I mean if she was serious about being progressive. Or maybe Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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Neither was Joe Lieberman, or Bob Casey, or Sam Nunn. Hell, JFK would be kicked out of today's Democrat Party for being a "right wing nut job."

Today's Democrat Party is the party of freaks who boo the boy scouts, use abortion as birth control, and think grown men should have the right to ogle little girls in women's restrooms. Sad.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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Neither was Joe Lieberman, or Bob Casey, or Sam Nunn. Hell, JFK would be kicked out of today's Democrat Party for being a "right wing nut job."

Today's Democrat Party is the party of freaks who boo the boy scouts, use abortion as birth control, and think grown men should have the right to ogle little girls in women's restrooms. Sad.
Well said. Anyone slightly more conservative than Vladimir Lenin would be considered a right wing nut job by many of today's liberals. Of course if you ask them, they are centrists...LOL.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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I fully concur that JFK would be a pariah in today's Democratic Party.

In response to what Mick said, I don't think that Elizabeth Warren will be chosen, if only because Clinton will not want to be upstaged by her VP. (A GOP governor would also appoint an interim replacement were Warren to vacate her seat; however, a special election would soon be held, in which the Democratic candidate would be a strong favorite.) Choosing the extremely liberal Sherrod Brown would mollify the far-left, so I think that he is a distinct possibility. Of course, there is some resistance to Brown being on the ticket, because John Kasich would appoint a replacement (who would serve the remainder of Brown's term). If I were a Democrat, however, I wouldn't worry too much about this fact, because one Senate seat is not likely to make a decisive difference. (I am guessing that the Democrats will gain about seven to ten Senate seats this year, and that the GOP will probably net an equal amount of Senate seats in the 2018 elections.)
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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I think Hillary should go the route Obama did with the VP pick...

As of now, it seems she is trying to play a guessing game, in that which VP pick will solicit the most votes. I think she should understand who might be swayed, and who will actually be swayed enough to vote when the time comes to do so.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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Sherrod Brown make me vote for Hillary. So far not voting for Hillary, but it depends on two things if Bill is in charge of the Economy and who her VP is.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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As of now, it seems she is trying to play a guessing game, in that which VP pick will solicit the most votes. I think she should understand who might be swayed, and who will actually be swayed enough to vote when the time comes to do so.
She has been mostly mum on the subject so I don't where you get she is playing a game? It's true that every nominee considers votes first and foremost when choosing their VP, and she's no different.

Almost all the speculation about which VP pick will pull the most votes for her comes from the news and social media (including C-D posters), not from her or her campaign although she reportedly has said she does not feel any pressure to enthrall Sanders supporters.
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