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Old 01-08-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The train has left the station over whether it's a good idea to have a President with no government experience. We all know the answer to that.

But unless we want to stand by and watch the rule of law go down the tubes, Democrats need to run someone who can win and who can pull the down ballot Democrats along to tip the scales in Congress.

What Democrat with government experience can beat the Republican machine and their Russian troll farms?

Anyone come to mind?
I think we'll have to wait and see until the primaries. It might be better to go into the primary season without a media frontrunner the way we did in 2016. 2016 didn't really feel like an open and competitive primary process.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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There are any number of democrats in governorships, representatives and senators who would make competent presidents. John Hickenlooper, for example, is sometimes mentioned.
Any chance John Hichenlooper could win?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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You are aware that Oprah has made no secret of her efforts to address her weight issues, aren't you? Unlike someone else I could name...
Then it shows lack of will power, and character on her part. If she is so smart, and powerful, you'd think she could stop herself from eating too much. It's called personal discipline.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Guessing you're mixing the US up with Iran
You are so funny. The power structure between genders is world-wide and differs between cultures. I shouldn't have to explain this to anyone over the age of ten.

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And people criticize, and poke fun at Trump for being fat. But it's OK Oprah is a fat ***.

For the record, I don't care, but the double standard is obvious.
That's all you've got against an Oprah run for president? I wasn't looking forward to the 2020 elections but this could be fun.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Any chance John Hichenlooper could win?
Have no idea.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Only Democrats would think that Oprah is qualified to run this country.
Only Republicans want someone like Oprah to run. I haven't heard of one Democrat who wants Oprah to run, not one. But I have heard of numerous Republicans who want her to run.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:40 AM
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What became of the current thread about Oprah's potential candidacy? This thread started last June - the newer, now apparently vanished thread, began as a result of Oprah's speech at last night's Golden Globes awards show. While posters there were largely pro-Oprah, it contained some very thoughtful points and should still be around for those wanting to discuss pros and cons rather than cast politically based aspersions on any party or individual.

What's up, mods??
This is what I HATE about the way these mods operate. The recent news is Current Events. Why in all things holy is it masked by a thread created in 2017. We are in 2018 the parent thread should have been archived.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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At this point a doorstop could run against Trump and probably muster folks to the polls.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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No. I said that this country should have standards of at least a high school diploma and perhaps a record of gainful employment to VOTE.


That's what I said.
No, you did not make it clear that you were talking about voting instead of running. I took it as the latter.

You just said standards and did not specify and I talked about both voting and running in my post (that you were resonding to).

It doesn't matter now, because you've made your intentions clearer.

And for the record I thnk those voting standards would be a very bad idea.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Donald Trump's election has shown anyone, I MEAN ANYONE, can be elected President.

At any rate, by the time Trump's administration has run its course, the electorate will want someone who is nothing like Trump. The Anti-Trump. That is who will win.
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