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Old 01-08-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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That's true but it'd be hard to explain away certain things that we've been bitching about the other side.

If she was the nominee, I would vote for her. The bright side is that she would attract a competent team unlike Trump. The negative is that she hasn't had to work with teams for so long. She might be in the same quandary as Trump who doesn't understand why he can't do what he wants. I can imagine Oprah saying "what do you mean 'no', I'm Oprah" lol
I think she would be able to attract a competent team. She seems to be a curious person who obviously reads.

At this point, she doesn't owe any political favors and as far as we know, does not owe money to the Russians or the Chinese.

Lot of pluses.

We all knew Trump was not going to be a decent POTUS. It was no secret that he ran one business after another into the ground. He's had to rely on on Russian money launderers, Bank of China, and drug cartels for financing as American banks and financiers have had nothing to do with him for years.

Yet he squeaked out a win against a candidate with years of government experience, who was well known as a policy wonk. He's already campaigning for 2020 and as we can tell on this forum, despite demonstrating that he is simply not up to the job, still has plenty of dedicated supporters who will vote for him again in heartbeat.

Democrats have to come up with a candidate who is more popular, who can pull along down ballot candidates and then hope that person turns out to be a better POTUS.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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She is in no way qualified to be POTUS. I'm sick to death of super-rich celebrities, with no experience in governance whatsoever, thinking that they are qualified to be leader of the U.S. They are making a mockery of the government and the nation.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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We've tried the Grand Experiment of electing an inexperienced self-prompter and it's going badly. Don't need to do that again. Give me a person with some government experience.
Nothing spells success like the cookie cutters of the past. Is that the idea ?

It has been rejected and for good reason. Joe citizen has gotten the shaft with that model.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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She is not qualified to be POTUS. It would be as absurd as Trump being POTUS. Being rich and famous does not qualify one to be POTUS. Celebrities need to get a grip on their value, in real terms, and stop making a mockery of this nation.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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She is in no way qualified to be POTUS. I'm sick to death of super-rich celebrities, with no experience in governance whatsoever, thinking that they are qualified to be leader of the U.S. They are making a mockery of the government and the nation.
It's absolute madness. And I've also heard that Mark Zuckerberg is getting in on this freak show at this point. Not sure if he's just stumping for liberals or if he literally wants to be president but in this climate I'm leaning towards it wouldn't even surprise me if he thought he should be leader of the Free World.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:55 AM
 
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She's far more articulate, respectful, mature, rational, and level headed than Trump. But, I didn't like the idea of an a-hole lout ignorant con man celebrity being President, and I only like the idea of Oprah as President slightly less.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Social Engineer in Chief
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Qualifications for POTUS?

According to the Constitution, all she needs to be is 35 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident for 14 years.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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I agree that what with Trump and Reagan, electing billionaire celebrities doesn't really work out all that well for the nation.

Aside from that, do you think she could win?

Do you think she could pull down ballot Democrats along with her?



That's your opinion

Reagan was so popular even Democrats voted for him



Trump is doing well on all the things people care about
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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She's far more articulate, respectful, mature, rational, and level headed than Trump. But, I didn't like the idea of an a-hole lout ignorant con man celebrity being President, and I only like the idea of Oprah as President slightly less.
America has a long history of voting for the lesser of two evils.
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