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Old 01-09-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Uh, Trump was a celebrity.
True, except President Trump employs thousands of people and builds skyscrapers. Oprah's accomplishments can be viewed only on media. Nothing of substance there.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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True, except President Trump employs thousands of people and builds skyscrapers. Oprah's accomplishments can be viewed only on media. Nothing of substance there.
Oprah never declared bankruptcy multiple times as Trump has either.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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I think Oprah Winfrey is a fabulous person, but I would not want to see her run for president in 2020. If she wants to enter public service, she needs to start with running for lower office first.

Why would you consider a black racist as a fabulous person? Take a look at the photos of her school for girls and see how many girls are of another race.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Why would you consider a black racist as a fabulous person? Take a look at the photos of her school for girls and see how many girls are of another race.
Think about what you've written here for a moment and see if you can figure out what might be behind the demographics of the school.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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I agree that celebrities should not be president unless they follow the Reagan model.

Trump should forever dispel the notion that a celebrity with no experience can be president. Trump's whole presidency has been a cluster..you know what.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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Really, Trump is a celebrity. Are you for getting rid of him?

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No. I'm not part of the not my president crowd desperate to remove Trump from the presidency.

So, you acknowledge that Donald Trump is a celebrity, in your own thread titled "celebrities should not be president."

What?
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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No. I'm not part of the not my president crowd desperate to remove Trump from the presidency.
I prefer the label "not my choice" crowd.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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The celebrity for POTUS shows the American public needs a class in civics.

A segment of our population has spent years raising money and winning elections by using the government is the problem mantra.

Had those politicians and their funders spent as much time improving the government, maybe we would not be in as bad a shape.

Rather than draining the swamp we should find the best swamp creature there is to fix the problems.

I would start with limited fund raising and the use of public forums and PBS to get their message out. Consider the time wasted raising money is time taken away from monitoring the government the politicians are supposed to be running.

Appears to me that the people running for office seldom understand what the job entails.

No novices are needed. And no business men whose conflicts of interest cannot be monitored.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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I think it fine if they start modestly and move up like most politicians. Reagan is a fine example of this. He did not just jump into the White House.

Steve Largent, Heath Schuler, Jack Kemp, and Tom McMillian were athletes who made good Congressmen. Bill Bradley was an outstanding Senator.

Sonny Bono was a well respected Mayor and then Congressman.

Until he was revealed to be horned dog, Al Franken was a well-respected Senator.

Oprah would probably resemble Arnold as Governor. Not a good idea.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Having celebrities run for President is not good, turns the whole thing into a popularity contest (well more so than it is already) when what is needed is a President that is experienced politically, intelligent, sensible, and knows what they are doing.
You say experienced... how about successful at something?

You can have experience running entities into the ground. Hilary Clinton wasn't successful with much at all.
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