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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:46 PM

Russ Feingold for Secretary of State.

Former 2 term US Senator-member of the Foriegn Relations committee. Progressive but he is popular with his BFF, John McCain.

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Reply Russ Feingold for Secretary of State. (Original post)
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 OP
midnight Dec 2012 #1
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #2
postulater Dec 2012 #3
LTR Dec 2012 #4
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #5
Iwillnevergiveup Dec 2012 #6
NPolitics1979 Dec 2012 #7
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #8
BluegrassDem Dec 2012 #9
Texin Dec 2012 #17
quakerboy Dec 2012 #10
Ghost of Tom Joad Dec 2012 #11
Arkana Dec 2012 #12
Texin Dec 2012 #18
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #13
cascadiance Dec 2012 #14
zipplewrath Dec 2012 #15
Myrina Dec 2012 #16

Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. The best thing I've read all day.... K&R

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Response to midnight (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. Love it...

I would be a delightful "fuck you" to the Senate Republicans to know that they can't have Kerry's seat. And the can't keep objecting to every potential nominee until they get the one they want.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:11 PM

3. Now we're talking!

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:47 PM

4. I was hoping ...

...he'd run against Walker for governor in 2014.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:20 AM

5. SOS

 

or governor, his voice and influence would be welcome.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:28 AM

6. Yeah, I've missed him

SOS, Governor or Supreme Court. He could do any of it. This needs more recs!

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:41 AM

7. I also considered former VP Al Gore but Republicans in the US Senate will be

inclined to filibuster. John McCain is less likely to support a filibuster against Feingold than Gore.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:52 AM

8. Great suggestion!

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:06 AM

9. I don't think Obama and Feingold are best buddies

The 2 aren't close at all. No way that happens.

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Response to BluegrassDem (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:43 PM

17. I don't believe Obama and the Clintons were "best buddies" either.

This isn't a buddy movie. I think Feingold would be a good choice. But I've gotta agree with the person who said WI needs him to oppose Snot Walker though.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:47 AM

10. Not likely

But there are not many governmental positions that I wouldnt be ok with him taking on.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:53 AM

11. any reason he couldn't ask Bill Clinton?

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:02 AM

12. Russ couldn't be rousted out of Marquette

to run for governor in the recall.

I doubt he's going to want a job in DC.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:47 PM

18. The position of Secretary of State of the United States

isn't just some backwater post. I think Feingold knew that ousting Walker wasn't going to be a cakewalk and didn't want to become a political casualty to the Tea Party. I think the prestige of being the SOS would be too much for a person to just shrug his shoulders and say I think I'll stay in Marquette. Really? Seriously?

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

13. I'd prefer him than a current sitting US Senator whose seat MIGHT

be lost in a special election.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:27 PM

14. I was just thinking the same thing the other day...

Tell the Rethugs, that if you wanted to get a Republican senator in to congress, you already got yours when you replaced Feingold earlier. You don't get ANY more now!

And could set him up well to be a part of a ticket in 2016 too. Had earlier hoped he could be that person as a replacement for Scott Walker in the recall. But SoS will also do too!

Perhaps he just needs to get a decent wife soon kind of like Kucinich did earlier if he could be persuaded to be preparing for 2016...

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:30 PM

15. Good idea

And Russ might be able to leverage that position into a Presidential run. That'd blow the Third Way heads.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:53 PM

16. No, WI needs him to run against Snot Walker.

n/t

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