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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:40 PM

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

Source: Des Moines Register


Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register Published 4:54 p.m. CT Aug. 9, 2018 | Updated 7:50 p.m. CT Aug. 9, 2018

Michael Avenatti has arrived in Iowa. After three canceled flights and a 700-mile road trip, the lawyer known for representing adult film actress 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.

Avenatti, who rose to prominence as an outspoken critic of the president, toured the Iowa State Fair Thursday posing for selfies with fans. He is scheduled to speak at the Democratic Wing Ding fundraiser Friday night in Clear Lake.

That event, a celebrated platform for presidential hopefuls and rising stars alike, hosted Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2015. Then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama headlined the event during his first run for president in 2007.

Read more: 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)
DonViejo Aug 9 OP
Glamrock Aug 9 #1
flibbitygiblets Aug 9 #2
HopeAgain Aug 9 #3
tonyt53 Aug 9 #4
forgotmylogin Aug 9 #23
Shrike47 Aug 9 #5
csziggy Aug 10 #24
JonLP24 Aug 10 #39
bucolic_frolic Aug 9 #6
LuvLoogie Aug 9 #9
earthshine Aug 9 #11
SharonClark Aug 9 #16
earthshine Aug 9 #19
Marie Marie Aug 9 #7
jb5150 Aug 9 #8
marble falls Aug 9 #10
Corgigal Aug 9 #12
Oneironaut Aug 9 #13
LakeArenal Aug 9 #14
Duppers Aug 10 #36
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 9 #15
Pluvious Aug 9 #17
Heartstrings Aug 9 #18
mn9driver Aug 9 #20
pnwmom Aug 9 #21
pnwmom Aug 9 #22
onetexan Aug 10 #25
pnwmom Aug 10 #26
lunasun Aug 10 #27
pnwmom Aug 10 #35
Honeycombe8 Aug 10 #28
CTyankee Aug 10 #29
Vestigial_Sister Aug 10 #30
SomethingNew Aug 10 #31
jberryhill Aug 10 #32
Kahuna7 Aug 10 #33
Bengus81 Aug 10 #34
Devil Child Aug 10 #37
JonLP24 Aug 10 #38
joshcryer Aug 10 #42
healthnut7 Aug 10 #40
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:41 PM

1. Oh for fucks sake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:47 PM

2. Wasn't getting enough love on the nightly talking head circuit I guess

What is it with these people with ZERO public service experience looking at the hardest job on the planet and thinking "oh yeah, I can do that for sure!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:51 PM

3. Uh, no...

He`s not even that good of a trial attorney from what I have seen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:51 PM

4. Don't think he is serious. Likely having fun at the expense of trump and company.

 

Many, many more actually qualified people to run anyway.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:49 PM

23. I think he just REALLY likes trolling DJT!

Especially if it baits the Traitor Tot into calling him "unfit" somehow to be President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:52 PM

5. No politically inexperienced presidents. We've tried that, doesn't work.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:14 AM

24. Avenatti does have some political experience

<SNIP>
Avenatti attended Saint Louis University for a year before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a B.A. in political science in 1996. In 1999, he earned a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he worked with Professor Jonathan Turley on constitutional issues relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). He graduated Order of the Coif and first in his class.[8] In 2003, George Washington University Law School established the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy, an annual award given to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrates excellence in pre-trial and trial advocacy. Avenatti also received George Washington University's prestigious Alumni Recognition Award in 2010.[21]

Career

While in college and later in law school, Avenatti worked at The Research Group, a political opposition research and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and Mayor of Chicago).[22] Avenatti worked on over 150 Democratic and Republican campaigns in 42 states while studying at George Washington University.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avenatti#Early_life

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Response to csziggy (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:39 PM

39. The way he is hitting Trump

He definitely has political experience probably more than as an attorney which many Presidents in fact were.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:55 PM

6. He will run to snipe at Trump in ways other Democrats won't

Don't know why we lost our bark and bite, but you can count the zingers from Democrats on one hand over the last 38 years.

"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." --- Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, 1988

Were there others?

We need some growl. He knows he won't win. Just because he has no experience doesn't mean he would be as bad as Trump.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:21 PM

9. Uhmmm....



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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:29 PM

11. I think you're right. He can run to stick it to Trump. He doesn't actually want to be president.nt

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Response to earthshine (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:37 PM

16. Bingo

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:43 PM

19. Ironically, Trump ran to stick it to HRC and BO. He didn't actually want to be president.

But now, he loves it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:06 PM

7. I love ya Mr Avenatti but - NO.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:11 PM

8. Mr Avenatti, please stick to what you're doing,

and put the idea of running for President out of your head .... Please

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:25 PM

10. Congressman, yes. POTUS, ah ... no.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:31 PM

12. Give it a shot.

Let's see what you have to offer. At least you fight, you could take on Trump and piss him off. If he's still around at that time frame.

All we can say is no.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:31 PM

13. Sorry, but I've always thought Michael Avenatti was a massive tool.

I've enjoyed his trolling of Trump, but let's not kid ourselves of what his real motives were / are. Michael Avenatti loves Michael Avenatti.

Luckily, I sincerely doubt our party would ever be that desperate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:33 PM

14. Too early for it but....

He did work with Joe Biden and thatís a lot more experience than Dump and not that much less than Obama.

If somehow he won the nomination I would vote for him.

Either way I find him articulate, quick witted, smart and pretty easy on the eyes to very many of us.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:34 PM

15. No more reality show...it's too real.

We all need a big break from all of you in Wash DC. Were going to hire some folks we trust to go to work without fanfare, and Id personally hope we can all get back to enjoying our lives. Politics 24/7 is ruining lives.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:38 PM

17. Bill Maher called it... Asked him back some time ago on his show. nt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:39 PM

18. We could do so much worse....

Who knows, with the right running mate.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:50 PM

20. He would probably be more competent than Trump, but....

Thatís an extremely low bar. I would be more competent than Trump and believe me when I say I should not be anyoneís first or 100th choice for President.

On edit, maybe 101st.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:34 PM

21. He was #1 in his class at George Washington University law school. There's no question

that he would be more competent by Trump. He also holds progressive positions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:45 PM

22. I thought this was quite a speech.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:55 AM

25. me 2 - he sounded like what i'd expect to be coming from a potential POTUS

so i'm not opposed to him running should he choose to do so. I'd actually prefer he be the US AG, then maybe run for prez after that.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:03 AM

26. Right. Or he could be Governor of California. Jerry Brown will have to retire someday. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:14 AM

27. He is retiring .Gavin Newsom will win in Nov

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Response to lunasun (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:04 PM

35. So, in 8 years Avenatti will still be young.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:57 AM

28. Told ya. I thought he had political aspirations. But the Presidency? That's the big time.

I marvel at how some don't realize how difficult it is to campaign for the Presidency, much less win it, in the U.S. You don't START in politics by running for President, and expect to win. So I guess he'll keep running until he wins. Or he will use it just to gain more fame and money...national fame opens the money gate. Contracts with networks as a pundit, books, guest speaker fees.

He's a unique person and is a decidedly attractive package in many ways. Easy on the eyes, articulate, passionate, smart, fast thinker, good debater on tv show, energetic. But....well, now that I think about it, the country could do worse. Much worse. Interesting. (But he's kind of not on the level in some ways. Which makes him....a politician?)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:59 AM

29. Oh, why not? I think the guy is super sexy and a great hound dog on Guiliani....

go for it Michael!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:09 AM

30. Showboat...

doan need no prez job. Showboat doan git my vote...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:18 AM

31. Pass.

He's a pretty good TV personality and from what I've seen, a mediocre lawyer. In what world does that qualify someone for the presidency?

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Response to SomethingNew (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:36 AM

32. In a world where media performances are taken as "accomplishments"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:56 AM

33. Oh! That's nice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:58 AM

34. No....not what we need. Thanks anyway

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:32 PM

37. Avenatti possesses no qualifications for POTUS

Iíll take a hard pass on his ambitions for the highest office in the land.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:37 PM

38. Oh god

Looks like we are heading to '16 Republican style primary with 18 candidates, the winner could get 20% of the vote. I have a feeling we're gonna be drowning in candidates.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:14 PM

42. Yeah it's going to be a wild one.

The debates are going to be a shitshow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:09 PM

40. I like him.

He's smart, witty, won't take any crap and he is a lawyer. One million times better that what is there now, mind you it doesn't take much to be better than Trump! Who ever it is that runs against the existing guy, he/she has to have no fear of telling it like it is! IMO!
A Trump kind of person that doesn't lie, isn't vain, very smart and actually knows his stuff and hasn't committed any crimes, oh, and is with the same woman he originally married!! Then I will be watching!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:13 PM

41. He's great.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 10:42 AM

43. Uh no.

But I would say that I think he'd make a great campaign manager and something as a Cabinet Secretary.

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