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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:32 PM

Michael Avenatti in Iowa: 'I'm exploring a run for the presidency of the United States'

Michael Avenatti has arrived in Iowa.

After three canceled flights and a 700-mile road trip, the lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, in her case against Republican President Donald Trump, is ready to put his stake in the ground in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

"Iím exploring a run for the presidency of the United States, and I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people and learn about some issues that are facing the citizens of Iowa and do my homework," Avenatti told the Des Moines Register in an interview Thursday.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/09/michael-avenatti-iowa-wing-ding-president-exploring-run-caucus-2020-stormy-daniels/935636002/

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Reply Michael Avenatti in Iowa: 'I'm exploring a run for the presidency of the United States' (Original post)
oberliner Aug 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #1
manor321 Aug 2018 #2
SHRED Aug 2018 #3
janterry Aug 2018 #4
Blue_true Aug 2018 #6
cilla4progress Aug 2018 #5
renate Aug 2018 #7
Ccarmona Aug 2018 #8
samnsara Aug 2018 #9
mucifer Aug 2018 #10
Tracyjo Aug 2018 #17
Kilgore Aug 2018 #11
Hekate Aug 2018 #23
Trust Buster Aug 2018 #12
NCTraveler Aug 2018 #29
PSPS Aug 2018 #13
Downtown Hound Aug 2018 #14
PubliusEnigma Aug 2018 #15
Hekate Aug 2018 #16
oberliner Aug 2018 #19
procon Aug 2018 #18
highplainsdem Aug 2018 #20
oberliner Aug 2018 #21
Raine Aug 2018 #22
GulfCoast66 Aug 2018 #24
Initech Aug 2018 #25
Mr. Ected Aug 2018 #26
raging moderate Aug 2018 #27
BlueSpot Aug 2018 #28

Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:34 PM

1. Try running for a state representative seat first.

Get some experience. Come back in 8 years.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:34 PM

2. I will vote first for people with government experience

I will vote first for people who have had to withstand an election cycle and have experience in government.

I don't want an outsider, just like Trump was.

I want someone who, if elected, feels an obligation to the Democratic party.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:36 PM

3. Nah

I want someone with public employment experience.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:41 PM

4. Seems like his head got big pretty fast

I suppose he's better than Trump....and he could debate him with ease.....but before he finds a hat to toss in the ring, I'd rather nominate a few other 'party' favorites....

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Response to janterry (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:44 PM

6. It will get brought down to size after the first primary.

He is a sharp lawyer who is in line to make many tens of millions and can have a big impact on society spending on worthy causes. He should stay in law.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:42 PM

5. Hopefully it's putting some pressure on trump

time to start fighting dirty.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:48 PM

7. you're awesome, Michael, but please don't

I hope he stays as he is, a thorn in Republicans' sides and a big fan favorite among liberals, instead of doing a Trump and starting his political life by aiming at the top job. A lack of humility is not appealing.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:48 PM

8. Mr Avenatti, what's your Platform?

Iíll hear him out, then decide.
Iíve also seen reports that Rep Eric Swalwell (D-Castro Valley, CA) is exploring a run.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:49 PM

9. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:53 PM

10. Something about him just isn't right. He is very smarmy

I would vote for him if he won the primary. But, I don't want to vote for him and I don't want to vote for Oprah. I would like to vote for someone I want to vote for. But, desperate times, desperate measures.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:33 PM

17. I think you're right

I like the guy, but there's something about him that's...smarmy. I don't quite trust him. It's like he's hiding something.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:09 PM

11. I dont beleive representing a limber public fornicator

Qualifies you to lead a nation.

Please go away.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:17 PM

23. True enough, but her occupation is not the issue, tho the Trump side would like it to be about...

...the naughty lady of shady lane who's no better than she should be and deserves what she gets.

As Stormy herself has pointed out: her career is legal.

The thing that flipped my opinion of Stormy's case was the way Trump's minions tried to shut her up. When she describes her daughter as being in a "backward facing car seat" she is specifically referring to an infant in the first few months of life.

"That's your little girl? Be a shame if anything happened to her mother," said the stranger in the parking lot. Like, I don't know, being forced off the road while both of them were in the car. Doesn't take much imagination, does it?

She deserves decent legal representation. Avenatti's showboating was useful for awhile, but seems to have gone to his head.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:15 PM

12. He will slash and burn any Democrat in the primary. This would be a disaster.

 

How have so many been fooled by him ?

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:35 PM

29. I'm kind of with you on this.

 

A month ago I was saying the same thing. But he has been really consistent for a period of time and has to know damn near everyone on the left cheers him in one way or another. The second he entered he would lose a lot of love. He is really into the love.

I think Iím watching a guy who understands the media like Trump with the difference being intelligence. He isnít running. He is building a bigger fan base. Iím ok with it.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:18 PM

13. Just another grifter looking to fleece "donors."

I hope I live long enough to see a time when we stop electing fictional cartoon characters, which is really what every "media personality" is.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:18 PM

14. Dumb.

Stick to being a lawyer. If you want to run for office start with something smaller. Enough of this celebrity president crap. I want someone who actually knows how to do the job.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:20 PM

15. Nope.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:26 PM

16. Uhhhh, has he completed his lawyerin' on behalf of the woman whose actual baby was threatened ...

...by an actual thug in an attempt to shut her up? It seems to me he owes his client that much before running for elective office.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:38 PM

19. It is sort of surreal that he is talking about soybeans and China with farmers in Iowa right now

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:37 PM

18. If he really wants to do his homework then he should first run for a national office

and learn how government works at the federal level before he makes a presidential run. He also needs to build the network of political relationships with congress members and party leaders that he will need to be an effective president. A little humility would be a bad thing either.

I'm disappointed, he has a lot of potential, but what happened to his critical thinking ability? If he thinks the job of president can be so easily handled without any prior experience, then he's doomed. The country cannot afford another egotistical fool who thinks he can bluster his way through by OTJ alone.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:41 PM

20. He has no real chance, and this undercuts his credibility as an attorney and as a Trump critic.

At the very least, it would have been much smarter for him to wait till next year, and until after the court cases against Trump are over, before announcing any political plans.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:44 PM

21. Striking while the iron is hot, perhaps?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:55 PM

22. UGH , absolutely NO

this country can't take another unqualified president!

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:35 PM

24. Well bless his heart.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:46 PM

25. ...

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:48 PM

26. Too soon, Michael, too soon

You had one job to do. Seems you've gotten distracted by the fame and attention. Please return to Earth as soon as possible and resume your honorable mission.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:50 PM

27. Michael Avenatti: Try a lesser office first.

Yes, he does seem very smart and good. But he needs to start with a lesser office to gain experience and knowledge in the actual operation of government.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:19 PM

28. Saw this coming

His ego expands daily. We've got a president now who loves the spotlight and attention. Not voting for the same thing on the Dem side.

I don't see a resolution to the Stormy Daniels thing yet. And that's lawyer shit, not president shit. What's the basis for this other than TV time and saying clever things? That doesn't meet my standards for qualification. Ask me tomorrow (Friday) who needs to fall back and it just might be him. Serious overreach, saying that.

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