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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:06 PM

Goodbye Mr. President


I'LL BE BACK!!

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Reply Goodbye Mr. President (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
Historic NY Jan 2013 #1
exboyfil Jan 2013 #2
Whisp Jan 2013 #4
cascadiance Jan 2013 #5
great white snark Jan 2013 #8
bigwillq Jan 2013 #9
nick of time Jan 2013 #3
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #6
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #7

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:15 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:34 PM

2. Which presents a problem for

Pres. Obama. I frankly think you back your loyal V.P. if he runs for President. I think both will have an age issue (how often do we return to a prior generation for our president).

Clinton will be 69 in Jan, 2017
Biden will be 74 in Jan, 2017

Reagan, the oldest was almost 70 and we know what problems he had
George H. W. Bush was almost 65 (4th oldest) and number 2 (Harrison) died in office after a month and number 5 died in office after a year (Taylor). Number 6 had a serious heart attack was out of commission for months (Eisenhower)

On the other hand

Clinton was 46 (2nd youngest elected)
Obama was 47 (3rd youngest elected)

and of course at 43 Kennedy was the youngest elected

I think the job calls for a younger person (someone in the 45-55 range). The Vice President can be older especially with a younger President.


FOI - I will back Hillary Clinton if she runs. I just think it will be difficult to go back a generation.

Jeb Bush will be almost 64
Marco Rubio will be almost 46
Paul Ryan will be 47
Chris Christie will be 56

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:38 PM

4. if Biden runs, Obama will support him.

 

That's a given. As far as my thrown chicken bones tell me.

As good a source as anything this early.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:49 PM

5. Want a good woman candidate? Elizabeth Warren then!

Though some argue that she won't have enough experience then for heading the ticket, I think she should at least be the VP selection then. Probably wouldn't work though with Hillary heading the ticket with having two women on it at this stage. Darn, I still wish that Russ Feingold had run in the Wisconsin recall election. Would probably have gotten Scott Walker booted out and would have set himself up to run for pres. in 2016 with both senate and gubernatorial experience then. Would have just needed a new wife Dennis Kucinich style to help close the deal.

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Response to cascadiance (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:47 PM

8. Oh hell yes.

I would LOVE to see Wall St. collectively crap themselves when Ms. Warren holds the presidency.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:51 PM

9. I hope Clinton doesn't run.

I hope Biden doesn't run.


I am sure several other fine candidates will emerge.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:36 PM

3. I love it.

 

And it's looking more and more likely to happen.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:45 PM

6. Hillary would likely win against anyone in the field. Biden, not so much

 

I really like the guy, everyone LIKES the guy, and I have a lot of respect for him. But I don't think he has what it takes to win. Hillary has an aura of seriousness that Joe lacks. And I think serious is what the country is going to be looking for.

However, a lot is going to depend upon which Obama we get this time around. Will he be playing the rational conservative and slamming through corporate legislation, or is he actually going to stand up for the people who elected him. Time will tell. If he does the former, which is what I expect, Joe can forget it.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:40 PM

7. cute

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