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Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:09 PM

Early picks for Dem nomination 2020

After watching politics closely this year, more so than ever since I deem a real thread is about, I think I determined my front runners for the 2020 Democratic Nomination. I know it is really early to be making these kinds of guesses since so much can happen over the next three years but here is who I want running. I will keep this in my journal and revisit it in late 2019.

1. Kamala Harris - Yes I am biased since I am in California and have watched her for years now. She will be attacked heavily from the right as they (will) see her to be as big a threat as Hillary. She should at least get her name out there for others to learn about this great woman so that if she doesn't make it, then she will be known for 2024.

2 - Al Franken - I have him pretty much tied with Kamala but I chose her because I think she is the future. Al is a very smart person who has balls and would do great things for this country. I am not sure how he plays with the no party crowd but I think they could go along with him.

3 - Adam Schiff - I really like this guy but I think he would be better for 2024 or 2028. If he continues as well as he has been lately, then maybe 2020 is his time.

4. - Michelle Obama - I doubt she will run but if she does, I would move her to the top of this list in a heartbeat.

Honor roll mentions:
-Cory Booker - He has been rising in my opinion but not quite there yet.
-Gavin Newsom - I like him and voted for him, but it might not quite be his time yet.
-Kirsten Gillibrand - The woman is tenacious and on the right path. She has a future.

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Reply Early picks for Dem nomination 2020 (Original post)
padfun Jul 2017 OP
Thrill Jul 2017 #1
Chasstev365 Jul 2017 #2
padfun Jul 2017 #4
StevieM Jul 2017 #6
leftstreet Jul 2017 #11
crazycatlady Jul 2017 #3
padfun Jul 2017 #7
crazycatlady Jul 2017 #9
Warpy Jul 2017 #30
world wide wally Jul 2017 #5
Chasstev365 Jul 2017 #8
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #18
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #26
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #38
Warpy Jul 2017 #31
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #39
LBM20 Jul 2017 #10
Stinky The Clown Jul 2017 #12
Stinky The Clown Jul 2017 #13
Wiseman32218 Jul 2017 #14
MiddleClass Jul 2017 #15
stevenleser Jul 2017 #16
MiniMe Jul 2017 #17
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #20
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 2017 #24
bathroommonkey76 Jul 2017 #32
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #37
XRubicon Jul 2017 #23
crazycatlady Jul 2017 #41
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #19
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #29
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #36
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #40
Warren DeMontague Jul 2017 #42
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #43
Foamfollower Jul 2017 #21
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #27
Foamfollower Jul 2017 #35
XRubicon Jul 2017 #22
Name removed Jul 2017 #25
Alice11111 Jul 2017 #28
get the red out Jul 2017 #33
Vinca Jul 2017 #34
Jim Lane Jul 2017 #44

Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:12 PM

1. Hearing Howard Schultz is planning to run

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:14 PM

2. Jay Inslee!

 

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:19 PM

4. I only know him recently

but he is someone who I will be looking at and will probably be on my list in the future.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:22 PM

6. Inslee is my pick as well.

He will prioritize climate change, something that absolutely must happen immediately, or it's game over for humanity.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:31 PM

11. +1

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:19 PM

3. As much as it pains me to say this

Our nominee will not be a woman (and should not). Last year taught us that we're just not yet ready to elect a woman as president. I'm fully convinced that we need a woman as VP first before we can even consider it.

(I'm female in case you can't tell by my screen name).

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:22 PM

7. I believe the country was ready

More people voted for her. I am one who truly believes that this election was stolen so I am not willing to say that the results say this or that. But you might be right and that is still a decade or so away.

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Response to padfun (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:35 PM

9. My mom doesn't see it happening in her lifetime

(She's 67)

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 02:08 AM

30. Not if she's running aginst the FSB (formerKGB) again

with a few domestic mobsters thrown in.

Don't forget that Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots. That is impressive.

The problem wasn't that she is a woman. The problem is that the fix was in between Republican racketeers and the Kremlin.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:21 PM

5. Joseph Kennedy III

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 07:24 PM

8. VP!

 

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:47 PM

18. Meh

No more east coast cannabis prohibitionists.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:22 AM

26. Is JKIII a cannabis prohibitionists??

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #26)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:04 PM

38. Given the way the voters of Mass. feel about it, maybe he will evolve soon.

His statements on the matter have been disappointing, to date, though.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/09/11/joe-kennedy-iii-interview/2/

"if marijuana is medicine it needs to be treated like medicine"

- great. So instead of a plant that sick people can grow in their backyard for free, we can give it to a pharma company to patent and process and turn into something they can sell back to those same people for $200 a pill.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 02:11 AM

31. No more dynasty candidates, period.

I want someone from out in left field, meaning no one has heard of him at this point.

And no, no antiabortionists and no drug warriors against cannabis. Enough is enough.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:07 PM

39. I agree. I don't swoon over the last name and the good hair.

If this kid is really all that, he's young, he's got plenty of time to win me over.



But I do think people on our side- especially the ones trying to build the "perfect winning candidate" by plugging things like family connections into the frankenstein machine-- forget that BOTH of our last two, successful, two term Democratic Presidents, came from humble middle class origins, no pedigree whatsoever.

Meritocracy in action.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:26 PM

10. Worry about 2017 and 2018 races right now at all levels of govt. Don't waste time on 2020 now.

 

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Response to LBM20 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:35 PM

12. Some people can actually walk and chew gum simultaneously

This thread is about 2020. The responders have chosen to be here to talk about that.

I'll be money every one of them is very aware of 2018, too. Watchya think?

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:35 PM

13. Amy Klobuhar

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:37 PM

14. Kamila Harris

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:38 PM

15. Remember Al Franklin reason Jeff sessions recused himself which led to Mueller investigan

Zeroed in on Russia and reported meetings,

and then asked the pivotal question, "with regard to your connections, don't you think it wise to recuse herself from an investigation." (I paraphrase, so I question my use of quotation marks).

I think that gives a major bunch of bonus points above everything else.

3 is perfect.

4. A pipe dream for anyone thinking we could happen

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 08:46 PM

16. Pete Buttigieg! nt

 

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:36 PM

17. I love Al Franken, but I think his SNL history would doom him

The Mick Jagger impression alone as awesome as it is, would do him in. Michelle won't run. I think I'd include Mark Warner in the mix. He managed to win in Virginia, which can swing either way, though it is turning bluer.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:49 PM

20. Not to mention, a history of dropping acid at Dead shows.

I mean, that's what keeps me from running.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 12:32 AM

24. Yeah, me too!


That's funny Warren!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 02:18 AM

32. I have a crazy video of him at a Dead show from the late 70s early 80s

 

It was a midnight show with Franken and some other SNL stars at the Filmore with Bill Graham- Pretty sure Franken is out of his mind in that vid. lol

I have thought about posting it on YT, but I don't want to hurt his chances for a potential POTUS run. But I'm sure others out there have it in their arsenal of tapes to hit him if he decided to run.

*Update*

It was a Winterland show for New Years 78- A local TV station recorded the pre-concert festivities and Franken was one of the announcers during the event.

The Blues Brothers opened for the Grateful Dead that night.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #32)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 04:58 PM

37. To Al's credit, he's been pretty up front about all that stuff.

Not that he has a lot of choice, given his history in the media and the public eye- as you say, there's a lot of evidence.

His last book is a great read; I'm about 2/3 of the way through it... As other people here have noted, make sure you read the footnotes, too.. they're a riot.

He also had an appearance in the 4 hour GD Documentary on Amazon- if you haven't watched that yet, it's great.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:55 PM

23. You're kidding right? Trump?

Trump?

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:20 PM

41. Our current POTUS has done much worse things than Al Franken

Granted I'm too young to be familiar with his SNL work, but is it any worse than 'grab her by the pussy?"

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:48 PM

19. I like Harris, Newsom, Inslee. Franken - love the guy - doesnt want to do it.

Dark horse? Butteigeig. One to watch.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:36 AM

29. Are you saying Al doesn't want to run?

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #29)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 04:54 PM

36. I believe he has made statements to that effect-- Doesn't want to put his family through that, etc

Of course, people do change their minds, so you never know.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #36)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:17 PM

40. I didn't know that. It is a meat grinder & he does have a

Past. Just write a book, like Obama, and put it out there.
He acts like he wants to run.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #40)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:23 PM

42. His latest book is a great read.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through.

To his credit, he's copped to pretty much anything they'll throw at him, publicly already.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #42)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:24 PM

43. Sounds like he's going for it. I have to read it.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:52 PM

21. Hillary Clinton for President 2020

 

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Response to Foamfollower (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:27 AM

27. Love her, wish she were Prez, but can't risk losing

Too, too much irrational Hillary Hate.

However, if she is the nominee, it's balls to the wall, baby

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #27)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 06:52 AM

35. I support her for nominee until she says she's out.

 

Nobody else but Hillary.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri Jul 21, 2017, 09:53 PM

22. Franken could win.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 01:34 AM

28. Franken, but we can only pull 1 Dem Senator. No blue Govs

from red states either. Obama made thst mistake. Kansas & AZ.

Franken will need to do what Obama did re his drug use. Franken will need to write a book and put it all out there...drug use, comedy... and 'plain it away. If he loses the election, he will still be rich.

Great if Michelle would be VP, but she won't.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:31 AM

33. I like these people

And others people have listed in the thread. There isn't much good to see in the democracy-threatening situation we find ourselves in now, but I only knew Kamala Harris as the new Senator from CA, and didn't have a clue who Adam Schaffer was, now I see people with serious leadership qualities that the party needs.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:37 AM

34. I like Kamala Harris. She can give as good as she takes and she's really smart.

But, I'm more concerned about 2018. No majority in the House, no impeachment of the orange traitor.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 05:27 PM

44. Gillibrand has already taken herself out of the race.

 

If your list is intended to be good candidates, I'd add Jeff Merkley.

If your list is intended to be likely candidates who would have a good chance of winning the nomination, I'd add Andrew Cuomo. He's from the more conservative wing of the party, and he'd attract a lot of the support (especially Wall Street donors) that Clinton got.

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