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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:17 PM

How do people feel about Val Demmings? She could turn Florida in our favor.

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Reply How do people feel about Val Demmings? She could turn Florida in our favor. (Original post)
Raven Aug 2 OP
secondwind Aug 2 #1
CincyDem Aug 2 #2
ananda Aug 2 #22
rockfordfile Aug 2 #28
SharonClark Aug 2 #3
edhopper Aug 2 #5
qazplm135 Aug 2 #8
Baitball Blogger Aug 2 #13
edhopper Aug 2 #15
qazplm135 Aug 2 #26
edhopper Aug 2 #29
qazplm135 Aug 2 #31
edhopper Aug 3 #32
qazplm135 Aug 3 #33
edhopper Aug 3 #34
Trumpocalypse Aug 2 #4
d_r Aug 2 #12
Trumpocalypse Aug 2 #14
justhanginon Aug 2 #6
Miigwech Aug 2 #7
Pisces Aug 2 #9
FM123 Aug 2 #10
Fiendish Thingy Aug 2 #11
crickets Aug 2 #16
Frasier Balzov Aug 2 #20
bottomofthehill Aug 2 #17
Trumpocalypse Aug 2 #21
bottomofthehill Aug 2 #27
wishstar Aug 2 #18
wryter2000 Aug 2 #19
Progressive dog Aug 2 #23
FM123 Aug 2 #24
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2 #25
Awsi Dooger Aug 2 #30
jcgoldie Aug 3 #35
JonLP24 Aug 3 #36

Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:19 PM

1. I feel equally the same, more or less, about all our VP

contenders. They are all amazing, savvy, politically outstanding, etc.

I would be proud to vote for Demmings.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. I like her. I don't "love" her. And if Joe picks her, I work 10000% for her to be our VP !!!!! n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:47 PM

22. Yep !!!!!

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:32 PM

28. I agree

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. How do you know she would turn FL?

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:30 PM

5. Being a Congresswoman from Florida

might get a Biden/Demmings ticket some extra Home State votes.

Thereby swinging FL in a close vote.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:38 PM

8. Based on what?

She won a district, not statewide office.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:56 PM

13. She is an amazing rising star, but I agree with you.

In Florida people are going to remain skeptical. For example, her hubby, Jerry Demmings, Mayor or Orlando, ran to open up businesses too early. Which suggests that he's that kind of Democrat. The one that goes along to get along with Republicans in this State. That's very typical of Central Florida politicians.

Val Demmings has always impressed me because seems very independent-minded. But, there are so many qualified candidates.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:00 PM

15. Not saying she will carry the State

Just explaing the thinking behind it.
There is a certain Home State bump. But I wouldn't know if she would get enough to secure FL.
I am sure there are some internal polls that have some data.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:10 PM

26. Is there?

Just being from somewhere doesn't guarantee much at all.

I just see people pushing for her because it somehow gives us Florida and I see zero evidence that's true.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:06 PM

29. Johnson,Texas

Kaine, Virginia

There is some.

But I don't know why you are arguing. I explained the thought behind it, not that it will work.

That is why it is far from a sure thing.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:35 PM

31. there's no evidence Kaine was responsible for Virginia

which is already basically a blue state now.

And he was the Governor, not a representative of a single district.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:31 AM

32. Why are you arguing?

You wanting to know the thinking behind Demmings.

It was explained. No one is saying it is sure to happen.

No one is telling you you are wrong to say she won't help Biden win FL.

You were just told the case that would be made for Demmings.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #32)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:07 AM

33. Lol

Responding is not arguing and no one is forcing you to reply.

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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:07 AM

34. True

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:30 PM

4. Maybe

She might help more than any of the other contenders who come from other states. My concern is will her police career work as a positive or negative.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:53 PM

12. Your concern is noted

She also has been a social worker. A fairly unique combination, police chief and social worker

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Response to d_r (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:57 PM

14. Thanks

I didn’t know that.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:31 PM

6. It would seem we are blessed with a plethora of riches

when it comes to our potential nominees for Vice President. I also think any one of them would represent our country well and be of great help to a President Biden.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:37 PM

7. Love them all. Love for Val, for a long time.

So hard to pick. but for me, either Susan Rice or Kamala Harris. Soooooo hard!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:39 PM

9. I love her

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:44 PM

10. As a Floridian, I am so proud of her and love her!

While many feel that a veep will not make a difference in carrying a whole state - she might be able to carry an essential region (I-4 Corridor encompasses six counties) that we really really need. I am from South FL where we are blue - but the rest of the state only has pockets of blue and possibilities of blue, we need to get that I-4 area to give us those 29 electoral votes. The only states that have more electoral votes than Florida are TX and CA , so this is a must win.

“To win in Florida, you’ve got to win the I-4 Corridor,” Dyer said. “Having Val on the ticket would give Biden a lot better chance in Florida. Not that he can’t win Florida without her, but I think Val would certainly energize the entire I-4 Corridor, would energize the entire African-American community to turn out, if nothing more than to turn out for her.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/17/val-demings-joe-biden-vice-president-shortlist-262066



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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:50 PM

11. Meh - she was a good impeachment manager, but this ain't the year for an ex-cop nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:05 PM

16. I have to agree with you there.

As much as I admire Val Demmings and as much as she rocked during the impeachment hearings, she's not my top pick mainly for that reason. But I'm not picking, Joe is. He has a great roster to choose from and I'll 100% support the VP candidate he wants.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:44 PM

20. Kamala Harris was a top law enforcement officer.

And I personally believe she is going to be Biden's pick.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:22 PM

17. I like her for a lot of positions

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And if she is selected by VP Biden I would happily vote for that ticket. That said, she is a second term Congresswoman with her main experience running a big city police department. Maybe rebuilding the reputation of Homeland Security if not VP.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:45 PM

21. No she's in her second term

She was elected in 16.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:27 PM

27. You are right, second term. I updated my post, thanks for the catch.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:42 PM

18. I will be pleased if she is chosen- she has gravitas, sensible instincts and not gaffe prone

She shares authenticity and moderate positions with Joe. Crime rate reportedly fell 40% during her tenure as police chief which helps blunt criticism over cases of excessive force with insufficient punishment of officers.

I admire her life story coming from extremely humble background, not privilege which gives her unique perspective.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:43 PM

19. Love her

But Kamala is still my first choice.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 03:13 PM

23. If Biden selects Val Demmings I will

enthusiastically support the ticket. If he selects someone else, I will enthusiastically support the ticket.

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 03:50 PM

24. My thoughts exactly!

While I love Val, and I think she would do a great job - she is not the only who can do a great job and I am ALL IN with who ever Joe picks.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 04:00 PM

25. I want her as our Senator in 2022. nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:13 PM

30. First we need to learn how to spell her name

It is one "m" not two

Val Demings

No big deal but I was surprised every spelling was wrong in the first 29 replies

She would be my choice after Rice

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:19 AM

35. Demings career in law enforcement cuts both ways

She undoubtedly has a unique and well informed perspective on police departments and potential reform.. but how much of an actual reformer she has been in her career seems debatable. She has been accused of standing by police officers who were ultimately judged to have performed some abusive actions when she was chief of police.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-val-demings-profile-biden-running-mate-20200605-zmgqqhgpxrbcbhws4l22b66uaa-story.html

She is a great speaker however who turned a lot of heads in the impeachment proceedings. She would perhaps undercut the Trump campaigns “law and order joe supports anarchy message.” To me she’s right there with Harris but her location in Florida probably makes her more geographically valuable to a ticket.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #35)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:54 AM

36. They don't need to undercut Trump on that issue

Don't let Trump define the terms of the debate. All these nationwide protests are not asking for "law & order". NBA players aren't wearing "Law & Order" on the back of their jerseys. I want the protestors to vote for the Democrats.

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