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I like Warren. I like her as a scholar, administrator, and a senator. I don't think she has the personal magnetism on camera or in person to win a general election at the top of the ticket. She might be a fine president if she won, but first you've got to win. Maybe she can prove me wrong. Or maybe someone with a similar set of policy and ideological approaches will step up and take the mantle. I don't know who - I only read these days, and to really get a sense for charisma you have to watch a person and listen to them speak. I suppose I should educate myself, but I also try to stay sane and preserve my will to live.

Unfortunately, the talk about Joe Biden suggests that the establishment is once again reaching for a "safe" and "electable" conservadem.

by Zwackus on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 02:28:48 AM EST
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Feinstein signals 2020 support for Biden over Harris

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 05:28:59 AM EST
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Only to be expected.  Feinstein is the Democratic Senator from the California Board of Real Estate.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 11:07:25 PM EST
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be a strong contender from the left if she manages to not screw up anything in the next 18 months. Or maybe she will let Biden lose to Trump in 2020, then run in 2024.
by asdf on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 07:53:47 PM EST
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Birth date Oct. 13, 1989 ;)

She will be eligible to run for office P/VP in 2024.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 08:37:21 PM EST
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It's interesting that you have to be over 35 to run for President but there is nothing to stop a senile octogenarian from running...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 08:53:53 PM EST
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Fortunately, Italy has had several octogenarian or near-octogenarian presidents that have kept in line the excesses of Council Presidents. Sergio Mattarella, now 77, has to put up with a coalition of crypto-fascists and fruitcakes.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 09:12:02 PM EST
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Having a minimum age of 50 helps maintain the tradition.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 11:29:12 PM EST
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I do think de Gondi's description of fruitcakes is applicable for any septuagenarian U.S. President holding Office. Nancy Pelosi is 2nd in line to be President (POTUS) by a "calamity" of P/VP passing away. What's her age?

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 09:24:42 PM EST
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Nancy has always had an excellent mind and definitely keeps it finely tuned. She is 78. Either you've got it or don't, regardless age.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sat Jan 5th, 2019 at 12:45:31 AM EST
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For my money she is way too valuable in the Senate.  She's got at least another 20 years there and with the old white farts about ready to retire/croak she'd move up fast and considering her committee assignments: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, she'd be able to get some real reform done.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 11:10:51 PM EST
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