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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:28 PM

How about a Joe Biden/Julian Castro ticket in 2016?

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Reply How about a Joe Biden/Julian Castro ticket in 2016? (Original post)
Ned_Devine Jan 2013 OP
aquart Jan 2013 #1
MADem Jan 2013 #2
Ned_Devine Jan 2013 #3
MADem Jan 2013 #6
Ned_Devine Jan 2013 #8
MADem Jan 2013 #10
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #9
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #14
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #21
graham4anything Jan 2013 #4
theKed Jan 2013 #13
graham4anything Jan 2013 #15
theKed Jan 2013 #17
graham4anything Jan 2013 #28
theKed Jan 2013 #29
graham4anything Jan 2013 #30
loyalsister Jan 2013 #35
Autumn Jan 2013 #5
Flashmann Jan 2013 #7
JI7 Jan 2013 #12
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #25
Flashmann Jan 2013 #39
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #27
JI7 Jan 2013 #11
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #16
libdem4life Jan 2013 #20
bajaman2013 Jan 2013 #18
graham4anything Jan 2013 #31
libdem4life Jan 2013 #19
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #23
libdem4life Jan 2013 #33
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #22
libdem4life Jan 2013 #34
ecstatic Jan 2013 #24
stlsaxman Jan 2013 #26
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #32
heather blossom Jan 2013 #36
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #37
Daemonaquila Jan 2013 #38

Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:30 PM

1. No.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:31 PM

2. No. Castro is insufficiently experienced. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. by 2016, Castro will have been in office for 7 years

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Response to Ned_Devine (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:41 PM

6. I don't care if he has been in office for twenty years.

San Antonio is a nice town, but it provides insufficient experience to someone seeking the second most important executive position in the land.

Lyin' Ryan, who served in the House, was regarded as insufficiently experienced. Even Obama had to overcome the accusation as a Senator--his inexperience was, to no small degree, mitigated by the presence of Biden on the ticket.

If Castro wants national office, he needs to come at it from the national legislature or a governorship.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:56 PM

8. I gotcha. I'm just hoping there's a place for him on the national stage soon

He's got a great presence about him

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Response to Ned_Devine (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:13 PM

10. He's young--he needs to move to national prominence.

I think if he does, and does well, either as a governor or legislator, he'd be a contender in 2024, easily.

I am assuming our team wins in 16 and does eight years, you see...

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Response to Ned_Devine (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:58 PM

9. San Antonio has a 2 term limit and we elect every two years

I do hope he seeks further office after he is done

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:35 PM

14. How about governor of Texas?? I think he would make a great governor of Texas, it would be good

experience for him and would finally great rid of the 20+ year dominance of Repukes in the governorship down there.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:46 PM

21. It would be nice

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. How about Hillary45/Joe Biden? We need a woman president to keep making history.

 

Vice President Joe Biden could set a record being VP for a third term.

Julian Castro should run for Gov. and turn Texas blue.

But we really need a woman President and it takes a Clinton to beat a Bush (Jeb).
Hillary45.
To create history again.

Biden can run and flank for Hillary to keep others out, finish second and it would be a natural.

And it would be a great continuation of what we have started.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:32 PM

13. A think a Clinton/Biden ticket would be

a bit too...geriatric? Not that I have any issues with older people, mind you. But for both on the ticket to be senior citizens is a bit hard to push on younger voters. Part of Obama's appeal is his relative youthful perception compared to other candidates. He surfs and rides bikes, he uses ipads and cell phones.

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Response to theKed (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:49 PM

15. Jeb is no younger, and well, Chris Christie doesn't surf or ride bikes, to the best of my knowledge

 

2008 was for change
2016 is for continuation

the VP can be different, but it needs to be Hillary.

someone too eager to be President as VP isn't a great idea in 2016. 2020 perhaps.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:55 PM

17. She might "need to be"

but she isn't going to be. She's not going to run.

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Response to theKed (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:23 PM

28. Hillary already is. You are thinking of Elizabeth Warren I guess.

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:50 PM

29. Must be thinking of someone else.

Hillary who? Cause Hillary Clinton has made no indication of a campaign, and has, in fact, been vocally against it.
Warren might, but she might be too old, too.
Why must we keep going back to the well? Time to nurture some of the other bright stars and national players of the Democratic Party.
Maybe it's time for President Cuomo, or Chuck Schumer. Maybe Tim Kaine should give it a shot. Let Hillary retire. She's given a lot to this party and this country.

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Response to theKed (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:12 PM

30. the democrats by demographics, will NEVER nominate a white male in 2016. Won't happen.

 

Cuomo? The one who ran his father's "vote for Cuomo not the homo" campaign against Ed Koch years ago. That Cuomo? His recent gay marriage view nowhere comes close to making anyone who was there forget about that.
and
What was the reason Mario refused to get on that plane awaiting him, and why did he TWICE
refuse Bill Clinton's offer to be nominated for the US Supreme Court?
Whatever is in the closet, those skeletons have not been vetted.

again, it won't be a white male. That is something the republicans have done 44 times
and will continue to do.

and it's simple raw number demographics that say so.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:39 PM

35. We shouldn't measure our candidates by theirs

For practical reasons, we should nominate someone younger. Bill Clinton was in his mid- forties and Obama was in his late 40s. It is a chronological fact that a younger candidate will be less vulnerable to illness and difficulties associated with aging.
Our nominee should be in a position where they are up to spending their next 8 years in a job of extremely high physical and mental stress.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:39 PM

5. Got any info on what Castro has done in the Senate or as a Governor

or just as a politician other than Mayor? Otherwise I'm just not interested.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:46 PM

7. Aren't both Biden and HRC

Going to be into their 70s,by then??...Not that that matters to me,but it may to others....Through the years,it seems I recall candidates being dismissed almost out of hand,as being too old......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:26 PM

12. yeah, but they are in pretty good shape and haven't gone senile like McCain and Reagan

and they would be in far better shape than Christie.

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:08 PM

25. Didn't Hillary's mother live into her 90s and her grandmother lived into her 90s.

Hillary will be 69 if she runs, one year younger than Reagan was when he ran in 80. Hillary's bloodline says that she will live well past her service as President. The only concern that I have is that she lose weight during her time out of government over the next year and a half.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:54 AM

39. Thanks....

I'd love to see HRC back in the White House........Or Joe Biden.......Or Elizabeth Warren.....Or Sherrod Brown....Or Alan Grayson......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:09 PM

27. Hil's mother and grandmother lived into their 90s.

Reagan was 70 years old when he ran in 80.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:24 PM

11. Castro needs to run for higher office first

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:53 PM

16. What's Joaquín Castro, chopped liver?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:14 PM

20. He's not interested. Julian is married with kids. Joaquin is single.

Saw them both together ... delightful senses of humor. Joaquin said best way to tell them apart is that Julian has on a wedding ring. Totally identical.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:56 PM

18. Michelle Obama!!!

 

I think seeing our first lady run in 2016, and win!!! would be a huge step forward for us as a progressive nation.

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Response to bajaman2013 (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:13 PM

31. Michelle 46 in 2024.

 

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:12 PM

19. Great politicians and Democrats. But, too old and too young.

And even though I hoped for it, Hillary not likely to run. Both she and Bill are having health issues...not going to happen. Castro for Governor of Texas and up next time...President. Top spot...no other favorites.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:03 PM

23. Does the Vice President have to meet the same age requirement as the President?

The Castro brothers are around 34 now. When 2016 comes around, they will be 37.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:21 PM

33. He needs more visibility...especially as the likely first Hispanic national family/candidate.

Just need to beef up his/their credentials...Jouaquin for anything else...family story is a wonderful Democratic story.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:00 PM

22. Biden/Joaquin Castro. Take the brother that is on the national stage already and will be in his

third term in Congress. I love that ticket because I think Biden has earned the props and can win. Castro will be the bridge to our nation's increasingly bright future, a place where we have racial harmony and everyone live good lives.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

34. Love Biden and I truly hope it's possible. He's make a great president and if anyone has "earned"

it, in any Universe, it is Joe. When I saw the Castros interviewed together, Joaquin, who is single, was clearly pointing to his brother, married with children, for the Big Stage. Also, the natural affection and comraderie...so healthy for our culture to see.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:04 PM

24. I like them, but no

Biden too old; Castro too young. Also, I don't think Castro has the x factor necessary to become president (at least, not from what I saw at the convention last fall).

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:08 PM

26. Biden/Dean or Biden/Warren or Warren/Dean or Dean/Warren...

i mean... as long as we're speculating.

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:20 PM

32. Nothing against Joe

but I'd like to see Elizabeth Warren at the top of the ticket in 2016.

As for her running mate, it would definitely have to be another progressive Dem. Maybe Alan Grayson?

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:51 PM

36. what about Amy Klobaucher

I think she would be a great candidate and President

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:03 PM

37. Brown/Gillibrand

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Response to Ned_Devine (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:48 PM

38. HELL no.

I live near San Antonio. Julian Castro is just another opportunist snake. We don't need yet another President or VP with poor ethics and, in his case, damned little experience.

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