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Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:10 AM

If one of these women from the Senate would run for President in 2020, who'd have your primary vote?

We have 16 women Democrats in the Senate- obviously I couldn't fit them all on the list. Unlike some other parties I could talk about....
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The one I didn't list (please respond in the thread)
0 (0%)
Kamala Harris
7 (15%)
Tammy Duckworth
4 (9%)
Elizabeth Warren
15 (32%)
Amy Klobuchar
19 (40%)
Catherine Cortez Masto
0 (0%)
Jeanne Shaheen
0 (0%)
Maggie Hassan
0 (0%)
Claire McCaskill
1 (2%)
Tammy Baldwin
1 (2%)
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Reply If one of these women from the Senate would run for President in 2020, who'd have your primary vote? (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 OP
4now Dec 2017 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2017 #2
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2017 #6
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #8
Ken Burch Dec 2017 #3
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2017 #7
Ken Burch Dec 2017 #12
Sen. Walter Sobchak Dec 2017 #10
JonLP24 Dec 2017 #11
irisblue Dec 2017 #9
leftstreet Dec 2017 #13
Awsi Dooger Dec 2017 #15
susanna Dec 2017 #17
CTyankee Dec 2017 #31
murielm99 Dec 2017 #14
LenaBaby61 Dec 2017 #26
SFnomad Dec 2017 #16
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #19
SFnomad Dec 2017 #23
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #24
SFnomad Dec 2017 #35
LenaBaby61 Dec 2017 #27
DFW Dec 2017 #18
flamingdem Dec 2017 #20
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #21
Iggo Dec 2017 #22
PragmaticLiberal Dec 2017 #25
murielm99 Dec 2017 #29
CTyankee Dec 2017 #32
brooklynite Dec 2017 #28
unblock Dec 2017 #30
Alice11111 Dec 2017 #33
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2017 #34
Bettie Dec 2017 #36

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:43 AM

1. They all sound good to me

It is much too soon to start arguing about primary candidates.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:50 AM

2. Most of them are too old.

At least Kamala Harris would still be under 60. Everyone else will be much older than that.

I also think that some three years before the next Presidential election we shouldn't be worried about this. Let's get past the mid terms first.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:45 AM

4. Duckworth is 49

e.t.a. Gillibrand (in case you were wondering) is 51
Kamala Harris is 53
Cortez-Masto is 53
Baldwin is 55

Klobuchar is 57, so she would be just over 60 in 2020
Hassan is 59, so she'd be over 60 in 2020

McCaskill is 64
Warren is 68
Shaheen is 70

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:06 AM

6. I'm a Baby Boomer myself,

and I do not want to see anyone over the age of 60 running for President in 2020. Which would for me eliminate all but Gillibrand (who'd tainted by her involvement in making Franken resign so I won't be voting for her) Cortez-Masto and Baldwin will be young enough. You and everyone else may disagree.

I also think it's totally stupid to be focussing at this point, some three years before the next Presidential election, on who our candidate will be. Especially as the 2018 mid term ought to be the only thing we are now paying attention to.

But every single election year cycle it's the same thing. Twenty minutes after the results are in, people here start promoting or quizzing as to who the next candidate should be.

I really, really wish people would instead look to the next election instead.

And maybe run for office themselves.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:09 AM

8. Actually, I'm hoping Tammy Duckworth will run, and she's the youngest of the bunch.

...and it's hardly focusing. It's just wondering what everyone else thinks a year and a month out. But (assuming we continue to have free elections) the 2020 election essentially begins in a year, whether or not one likes that fact,

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:51 AM

3. What would the case for Klobuchar be?

 

She has the lowest national profile of any. Have no idea what she's like as a stump speaker or on television.

Seems good on the issues, but it's weird that her big national issue would be restricting web streaming.

The question her supporters need to answer is this: what is it about her that would outweigh the fact that we'd have to work harder to establish her as a national political presence than any of the others in the poll?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:56 AM

5. Off the top of my head

1) She's very popular in her home state
2) She's from the Upper Midwest - a place where the Trump campaign successfully penetrated "the blue wall"
3) She's a former prosecutor - that might be handy in facing this President

I disagree that she has the lowest national profile on my list, but that's subjective .. so

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:07 AM

7. I think she does have a very low national profile.

I don't see her mentioned except here.

The main reason I'm aware of her is that I used to live in Minnesota and so I tend to pay attention to the politics of that state.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:33 AM

12. Thanks for the info.

 

I asked what I asked simply because I don't know as much about her as some of the others.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:29 AM

10. I'm not really a fan...

 

But most of the contenders who have national profiles aren't going to be nationally competitive. An inoffensive Midwesterner is our best hope.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:32 AM

11. She was in the CNN debate

She is good & warm on television.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 02:14 AM

9. No flippin way on Sen Mc Caskill

Too red for me. Smart though, moving Todd Akin out is a happy memory of 2012.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:07 AM

13. No senators. No women

I'm sure all the female Senators you've listed would be just fine as Presidents.

But they'll never beat Trump in 2020

It has to be a young relatively unknown male with charisma and an authoritative truth-to-power presence. Bank on it

A governor, or maybe even a new house rep

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:03 AM

15. I agree with you

Our bench is terrible right now due to weakness in the governorships recently.

If we nominate a female in 2020 she will lose the electoral vote and popular vote. People here are underestimating how much benefit of a doubt Trump will receive. Incumbents whose party has been in power only one term simply do not lose.

To defeat an incumbent like that you need a charismatic ideal nominee.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:27 AM

17. Oddly, to me, all of these posts seem to assume "normal" politics.

We left "normal" a year or so back.

Rethink your baselines.

Just saying.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:31 PM

31. HRC won the popular vote. That suggests to me that the right female candidate could

very well, with a good strategy that includes heavy campaigning in the states that Trump won, would probably work. The voters are hating Trump now and that number is growing daily as his sanity is questioned. Maybe some folks didn't know it then but they know it now.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:18 AM

14. It is too early to begin speculating about 2020.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:54 PM

26. It is too early to begin speculating about 2020.

THIS ^^^

And especially if/WHEN Mall Rat Moore wins a Senate seat

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:04 AM

16. omg, seriously ... we haven't even started the 2018 mid-terms season yet. Way. Too. Early. n/t

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:55 PM

19. Never too early

And the 2020 cycle begins in less than one year

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:56 PM

23. No. It. Does. Not. n/t

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:18 PM

24. Sorry. It does

It's the new reality, no matter how you punctuate.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:43 PM

35. No. It. Does. Not. It's only the "new reality" if you allow it.

 

We talk about how there is too much money in politics and then we have people like you pushing to extend the political season to ridiculous extremes. It wasn't that long ago that the presidential political season was 6-9 months. Then states started one up'ing each other to be earlier in the primary season to have "influence", which pushed it to a year. Last season, it pushed to about 18-24 months, which in itself is ludicrous.

And now you seem to think 36 months is the new normal. Well, if you want money out of politics, you need to push back from it, rather than be an instigator of it.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:55 PM

27. We haven't even started the 2018 mid-terms season yet. Way. Too. Early.

Assuming our votes COUNT in 2018.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 05:03 AM

18. Incomplete question

It depends, just like last time, which men are running.

My preference for a presidential candidate is not gender-specific.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:00 PM

20. I don't want to vote based on gender

n/t

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:05 PM

21. You apparently missed the word "if" in the OP

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 01:07 PM

22. The most progressive one of the bunch always gets my primary vote and always will.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:49 PM

25. I voted for Harris but it's a tie between her and Duckworth.

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Response to PragmaticLiberal (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:09 PM

29. I like Tammy Duckworth

and she is my Senator. But we don't know how she feels about things, and how she will feel by 2020. Her health is always a factor, and we need her quite badly in the Senate.

A lot can happen before 2020.

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Response to PragmaticLiberal (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:35 PM

32. Duckworth was born in Thailand.

I love her background and greatly admire her sacrifice in the service. But do we want to a fight on our hands on the issue that she was not born in the U.S.?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 03:55 PM

28. None of them.....

...until I think about the Presidential Election, which I won't do until after the Mid-Term election.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:12 PM

30. not sure, but i'm not thrilled with losing good senators to presidential ambitions.

not that i have anyone in mind, but in terms of general strategy, i'd rather see a governor run.

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Response to unblock (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 04:47 PM

33. !!!

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Response to unblock (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:46 PM

34. It's hypothetical

My first choice is Tammy Duckworth

My second choice is Jimmy Kimmel ( no - I'm not kidding)

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:55 PM

36. I don't think our candidate has to be a sitting senator

There are a lot of talented, smart people out there, the senate isn't the only place to draw from.

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