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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:21 AM
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I believe if Rachel Maddow wanted, she could be this country's first female President
In fact I would vote for her over Obama, but I doubt she would ever challenge him. She could throw her hat in the ring for 2016 though. She is special.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:23 AM
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1. You are not serious, are you?
You really think the country is going to elect an ultra liberal lesbian as president. I love her to but come on....aint going to happen ever!
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:28 AM
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2. She would be one of our best presidents ever!....
To bad it will never happen because she has teh gay.

It is this countries loss!
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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23. Assuming the repubs....
did not have enough votes to fillubuster all the time....if they do, she will have to act like an adult (like Obama) and give some to get alot....or else nothing will ever get done....why does anyone think that if the dems had anyone else as president the repubs would put down their guns and stop obstructing progress?
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:48 PM
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29. huh? I never even thought such things. Just happen to think RM would be
the best president of my life time.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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26. Her being gay wouldn't stop her from being President...
necessarily. After all, lots of people said the same about Obama being browner than the average white person, and he won by quite a bit.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:50 PM
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31. If I were a betting gal, I make a wager with you about that......
Sad & mad as it makes me, it's what I believe.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:46 PM
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48. Against this Republican field, as of now..
I'd take you up on it. If I were a betting man. :)
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:33 PM
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45. But at least he has
the proper anatomy with which to be able to think, and he is in an "opposite marriage". There is no way the country is will elect a lesbian president. Not yet, anyway. There are still too many misogynist, homophobic bigots. I do think it will happen some day, though.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:50 PM
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50. I think you'd be surprised...
I don't really think there are that many more homophobic bigots than racist bigots. Bigots usually cover a lot of bases. In other words, I can't see that many people voting for Obama but not a lesbian who held all the same positions.

Not to mention, and this is true, lesbians are a lot less controversial than gay men in the US. Hell, they're even celebrated by otherwise homophobic men.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:31 AM
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3. A liberal, agnostic lesbian?
Americans would vote for Ayatollah Khomeini first.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:32 AM
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4. +1. She has teh Gay, and she doesn't believe Jesus wrote the Constitution
I have to admit, I never thougth I would see a person of color in the White House in my time, but I just can't see the nation going to this point, yet. Maybe in another 20 or 30 years.
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:09 AM
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16. I think Obama shattered the ceiling for everybody.
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Nydari Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:38 AM
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19. You speak the truth
Americans can't handle gays much less agnostics. I would totally vote for her though. I love me some Maddow!
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:40 AM
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21. No shit.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:40 AM by cliffordu
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 AM
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5. So the one journo who is actually reporting stuff we need to know
You want them to stop doing that and run for political office?

:wow:

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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:35 AM
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6. I believe that's the most ridiculous thing I've seen posted on DU this week.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:36 AM
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7. the first... gay.... woman.
just wanted to point out that being a first would not only be woman, but gay, too.

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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:36 AM
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8. A theoretical hell would freeze over before that happened.
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Siouxmealso Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:48 AM
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9. The only people who can run for president
who haven't already served in congress or as a governor are billionaires like Perot or Trump. No one else either has the credibility to lead or the money to buy it.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:50 AM
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10. credibility? You think Trump has credibility? Do tell.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:32 AM
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18. I don't think that was what Sioux said
A. "who haven't already served in congress or as a governor" = "the credibility to lead"

B. "are billionaires like Perot or Trump" = "or the money to buy it"

Whaddya think, better?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:41 AM
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22. You missed the "or the money to buy it" part.
:shrug:
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marew Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:51 AM
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11. It would most likely never happen but...
I'd vote for her in a heartbeat. She is much too brilliant for rethugs to be able to follow her precise logic, her discovery of facts, and incredible reasoning skills. How I wish!
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:55 AM
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12. I don't think she'd do it.....
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:02 AM by CrownPrinceBandar
but I like the way you're thinking. I lurves me some Rachel.

edit: tried to rec for a good discussion, but the unrec squad is out in force.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:59 AM
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13. I wish
Honestly, I really do wish she would be. She'd get my vote. I don't agree with everything she says - I'm not one of her biggest fans. But I like her and respect her and think she has a first rate mind and a lot of intelligent things to say.

I don't think she could pull it off though. Too much hate on the right. Then again - I wasn't sure Obama could ever be elected in a Country that still struggles a great deal with racism.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:03 AM
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14. No -- But I would love to see her take Katie Couric's job or replace Oprah
I don't think she'd have a snowball's chance of being President (although maybe senator from Massachusetts).

But I would love to see her become more influential and visible in the MSM. She's great at laying things out in a progressive way, without being threatening or alienating.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:04 AM
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15. or, come to think of it -- I like the idea of her as Teddy K's successor in Mass
My state. The big Democrats here are shying away from challenging Scott Brown...But I think she'd have a good shot.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:17 AM
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17. She would make a great replacement for Katie ...
I don't watch Oprah but I suspect she's a bit snarky to replace Oprah.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:40 AM
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20. This must be a joke.
Besides the fact that she said she doesn't want to run for office, she doesn't have an ounce of governing experience.

And then there's the fact that you think you agree with her now. Wait till she takes positions on difficult issues. You won't agree with everything.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM
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24. she wouldn't make it out of the primaries. smart lady though. n/t.
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zorahopkins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:46 AM
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25. I Vote For Michelle Obama!
I hope Michelle Obama runs for President in 2016.

I think she would be a truly wonderful President!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 AM
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27. I'd be a tireless, hard core campaigner for her if she ran. nt
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oldlib Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:08 AM
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28. I agree.
Rachel would make an excellent president. She is forceful, and well organized as well of being pretty. I would go for her over Obama.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:49 PM
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30. Ummm, I love Rachel, but no.
She's too liberal, too lesbian, and too not-Jesusy to appeal to most voters.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:52 PM
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32. A lesbian?? a woman?? and a smart one??
not in his country. :-( I'd vote her but someone like her would never get in, unfortunately.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:54 PM
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33. Inconceivable. WAY too liberal nationally, no experience, and on and on.
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:54 PM
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34. She would have my vote.
Unfortunately, I doubt a majority of Americans would vote for an open lesbian. I hate to say it, but it's true.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:03 PM
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35. obviously completely unrealistic but rec'd just for a good thought
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:09 PM
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37. +1 Then again if she were to run in MA like Scott Brown has claimed I would vote for her.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:10 PM by Exultant Democracy
In a second.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:14 PM
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40. and i'm pretty sure she would've won in MA!
seriously! and maybe even here, in CA!

:fistbump:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 PM
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36. The Senate might be better...
but actually, there are many positions in the news world that I'd rather see her have. In charge of a news department for a hugely funded network sounds good to me.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:09 PM
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38. Her biggest issue is being an atheist. n-t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:27 PM
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43. When has she ever stated she was an atheist?
If so, I would vote for her in a New York minute.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:32 PM
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44. I am not 100% sure, just hoping! n-t
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:05 PM
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52. lol, glad i'm not the only one.
:fistbump:
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:10 PM
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39. when pigs fly.
The country is not ready, nor willing to vote for a real progressive.

It's more likely that Bill O'Reilly could get elected than Rachel Maddow.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:18 PM
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41. I don't know if she has the stomach for some of
the duties of the President like ordering the assassination of guys like Osama bin Laden, sending troops to war, or watching people die in a disaster while she tries to get Congress to act. I really wish we could have her or someone like her as our leader.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:23 PM
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42. Unfortunately. she is too young.
She would not be taken seriously unless she was in her 40s. Otherwise, I'd vote for her.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:43 PM
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46. She has my vote. - n/t
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:56 PM
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47. I so do too.
:patriot:
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:50 PM
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49. pigs will be flying out of my ass.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 PM
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51. She could start out by running for the Senate...
see how that works out. I'd be rooting for her, but I don't think she would win a national election.
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