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Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:07 PM

Roy Cooper-NC should be on the 2020 Democratic Ticket.

He is a one term Governor of a Southern state ie Jimmy Carter (Governor of GA from 1971 to 1975).
He has won 5 statewide elections in NC, a battleground state Democrats need to win in order to win, Cooper is likely to win NC and FL along with the Clinton 2016 states -276 evs.
He defeated a controversial Republican incumbent in his run for Governor, he is likely to defeat a controversial Republican incumbent in his run for President.

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Reply Roy Cooper-NC should be on the 2020 Democratic Ticket. (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 OP
DemocraticSocialist8 Mar 2017 #1
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #5
DemocraticSocialist8 Mar 2017 #8
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #13
DemocraticSocialist8 Mar 2017 #23
wishstar Mar 2017 #11
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2017 #2
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #3
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #9
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #10
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #16
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #17
SMC22307 Mar 2017 #4
bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #6
mnhtnbb Mar 2017 #7
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #12
dsc Mar 2017 #14
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #15
dsc Mar 2017 #21
fun n serious Mar 2017 #18
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #19
fun n serious Mar 2017 #20
tammywammy Mar 2017 #22

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:10 PM

1. I'm going to watch Cooper closely

With NC being a swing state, if he can maintain popularity until 2020, he'd be a strong choice. Depends on how Progressive he is. We need to be real about the fact that certain Dems have become toxic and shouldn't be anywhere near the 2020 ticket. New blood is good blood

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Response to DemocraticSocialist8 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:19 PM

5. Cooper's hands are tied

 

The NCGOP currently has a super-majority in the NC-House and Senate- his agenda will be shot down by Moore and Berger the next four years.

Cooper's definitely a progressive- As NC AG he stood up for trans-rights and the gerrymandering of NC districts.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:30 PM

8. Yea as a NC Progressive...taking over the state legislature

is the next agenda. Fortunate for us in NC, in both chambers of the General Assembly, members only serve 2 year terms. We can flip the NC General Assembly with organization. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part

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Response to DemocraticSocialist8 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:42 PM

13. NC Dem candidates need to have a blueprint for a takeover of the NCGA

 

Sadly, I haven't seen or heard anything from the Dem Party of NC. Why are the leaders of the Dem party so quiet here? They should be looking for qualified candidates in all of the districts to run against the RWNJs like Berger and Moore.



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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:20 PM

23. Good question. I'm looking to get more involved in local and state politics

Not as a candidate, but as an observer/activist/organizer. If the NC Dems are too incompetent, then they need to be replaced with people who will appeal to rural Whites and strengthen Black and Brown turnout in the cities.

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Response to DemocraticSocialist8 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:37 PM

11. He's very smart, progressive and ethical- strong environmentalist, pro LGBT, pro choice

But Repubs have a supermajority in the legislature and are determined to thwart him every step of the way and will override his every veto of their power grabs and misguided bills. He did well in an almost impossible task as Attorney General when NC had Repub governor and Repub legislature.

He is very experienced in state government and adept at using legal methods and courts to advance progressive policies. He has already had a couple of court victories over Repub overreaches in trying to limit his powers as governor. Thankfully voters also elected a new Democratic Attorney General and a Democratic NC Supreme Court judge to back him up. But he has a very difficult road because of the supermajority of Repubs.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:13 PM

2. How about a Kennedy-Cooper ticket ?

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:15 PM

3. I'm on the fence about Cooper

 

Personally, I don't see him at a national level-- but what do I know?!? If you go back and watch the debates with McCrory you'll see Cooper stumbling over easy questions. Basically, I'm trying to say he isn't a good public speaker.

I think he'd have a shot at winning Burr's seat in 2022. POTUS? Not a chance.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:30 PM

9. What about challenging Thillis-R in 2020? or

Do you think he will seek re-election as Governor in 2020, then run for the US Senate.
Being a good public speaker should not be a criteria, the current (DJT)and the previous former (GWB) were not great public speakers. Cooper could be a VP runningmate to either Harris-CA,Gillibrand-NY,or Warren-MA. These 3 potential Democratic Presidential nominees would need a white southern male as their VP runningmate.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:36 PM

10. I believe Cooper is committed to a 4 yr term as gov

 

He doesn't want to jump into another election in 2018-- I really don't see him on a national level-- someone in this thread talked about Roy's charisma and personality as being a hindrance to him-- I think they're right with that assessment.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:49 PM

16. Cooper was elected Governor in 2016.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:52 PM

17. Correct. lol

 

By 10,000 votes.

McCrory was very unpopular and the main reason he lost was b/c of HB2.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:16 PM

4. Let's see how he does as governor first.

He's only been in the Executive Mansion for three months.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:21 PM

6. My sleeper NC politician is Josh Stein

 

Josh has presidential potential.



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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:26 PM

7. I met Roy Cooper when he first started running for Governor

here. I don't think he has enough charisma or power of personality to be at the top of the ticket.

He might make a good VP, though. But I'd really like for the gerrymandering to be undone here
in NC and give him a chance to undo some of the major damage done by Republicans to this state.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:38 PM

12. I am in favor of Cooper being the 2020 VP runningmate especially the fact the 2020 Democratic

Presidential nominee will either be a
White female from the Northeast- Gillibrand-NY or Warren-MA.
Black female from the West-Harris-CA
Black male from the Northeast- Booker-NJ or Patrick-MA.
A Deval Patrick-Roy Cooper ticket would be winning ticket in 2020.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:43 PM

14. Cooper is going to have a hard time showing a record of accomplishment as governor

given the horrible General Assembly we have here. I would love to be wrong on this but I don't see him having any real accomplishments.

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Response to dsc (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:49 PM

15. Cooper-D has to deal with a Strong Republican majority in the State House and State Senate when he

proposed Medicaid Expansion.
Trump-R has a Republican controlled US House and US Senate and TrumpCare has been defeated.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:04 PM

21. strong is an understatement

Our best hope is getting redrawn districts before the next election and maybe getting some seats in that. We actually won a majority of the two party vote in 2012 and they still got a veto proof majority. We would have to win by a massive percentage to get a majority under these maps (like 15 pts)

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:52 PM

18. I disagree.

 

I think Dems need to look to their most loyal and head to the WEST COAST to look for a President

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Response to fun n serious (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:00 PM

19. How about Kamala Harris-CA or Jay Inslee-WA for President and

Roy Cooper-NC or Chris Van Hollen-MD for Vice President.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:01 PM

20. Sounds great to me

 

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 08:20 PM

22. We should be focusing on 2018.

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