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Old 01-14-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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1. He's Black
2. Young
3. Became the first senator to testify against another's nomination to a cabinet post (also known as his 2020 "coming out" party for the nomination)
4. Very cozy with Obama

If there is one thing I have learned from House of Cards (I get it, its a TV show, but a pretty damn accurate one at that), establishment backed nominees are selected years in advance. And based on the fact that the Dems re-elected Pelosi as House Minority Leader because "Democrats arenít looking for a new direction," I could see the democrats continuing down the same path of identity politics (race in this case).

What do you think?

In my opinion, it could be genius or backfire. Part of why Trump won was because he wasn't an establishment backed candidate and he didn't play identity politics, where gender or race was considered a qualification. So I could see this backfiring, especially if Trump accomplishes what see says he will.

BUT, part of what killed Hillary was the fact that African Americans were not enthusiastic about her. That is part of why she lost PA and MI (black voters in Philly and Detroit didn't turn out in the same masses as they did for Obama).
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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I don't know or care enough to speculate, but I was kinda surprised either he or one of the Castro boys wasn't picked at least for Hillary's VP this go 'round. Nobody ever heard of that creepy guy she picked, and honestly, I can't think of his name now. He gave everyone the heebie jeebies.


You might be right, though. I really think they'll go with someone more volatile, such as Eliz Indian Chief Warren, but Cory might make a run for it.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I've always liked him when I've seen him interviewed, and thought he might run one day. I don't know enough about him and his policies to say more than that.

But I think it's going to be a while before a black candidate is elected again.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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Very little chance. Progressives hate him.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him as the candidate. Him being gay would be a real plus for the far left too.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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He's being groomed to be the next Obama. But with all this division Trump caused, I think Michelle Obama or a democrat will be in office by the summer. Trump isn't really the president.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him as the candidate. Him being gay would be a real plus for the far left too.
This is a joke, but he probably is gay. The first gay president of the modern era will NOT be single.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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He's being groomed to be the next Obama. But with all this division Trump caused, I think Michelle Obama or a democrat will be in office by the summer. Trump isn't really the president.



Lol
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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1. He's Black
2. Young
3. Became the first senator to testify against another's nomination to a cabinet post (also known as his 2020 "coming out" party for the nomination)
4. Very cozy with Obama

If there is one thing I have learned from House of Cards (I get it, its a TV show, but a pretty damn accurate one at that), establishment backed nominees are selected years in advance. And based on the fact that the Dems re-elected Pelosi as House Minority Leader because "Democrats arenít looking for a new direction," I could see the democrats continuing down the same path of identity politics (race in this case).

What do you think?

In my opinion, it could be genius or backfire. Part of why Trump won was because he wasn't an establishment backed candidate and he didn't play identity politics, where gender or race was considered a qualification. So I could see this backfiring, especially if Trump accomplishes what see says he will.

BUT, part of what killed Hillary was the fact that African Americans were not enthusiastic about her. That is part of why she lost PA and MI (black voters in Philly and Detroit didn't turn out in the same masses as they did for Obama).
He may run but he won't win.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Well, as they shown before and now that they're delusional enough to make such decisions, that might just happen.
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