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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:50 AM

 

Does anyone else like Pete Buttigieg the more he talks?


The more I hear Pete Buttigieg speak with his calm personality the more I like him.

He seems very knowledgeable and is very good at making his point. There is something about him that if he was President I would feel like we are in very safe hands.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:52 AM

1. He is impressive

 

I'm hoping for a Warren/Buttigieg ticket
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. Yeah, my ticket too.

 

Hes a good man with serious talent.
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

5. Totally agree.

 

You know, I cannot see a path to POTUS for him, but...I do expect the Dems to take the WH and I am hoping that someone with his outstanding thinking is appointed to a cabinet position in the new Dem Admin. He is a winner and a keeper!!!

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Joe Biden

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:51 AM

32. If he doesn't end up as VP

 

He should definitely be Sec. of State! He'd make a fabulous representative for our country.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:07 PM

35. That's been my thought from the start.

 

I think he'd make a phenomenal Secretary of State!
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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:57 PM

85. +10000

 

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:06 PM

59. I've often thought that a candidate could do worse than considering the whole....

 

....candidate field on the stage as potential cabinet members. Even the also rans who did not make the debate this time.
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:05 AM

15. YEP

 

I don't think he is going to make it to the top of the ticket this go round, but boy would he be a nice VP for EW - bring that midwest touch and military background.

IF this country could get past its DEFCON 1 stupidity, a 16 year run of EW and Pete might get things straightened out.
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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:31 PM

66. Straightened out? ;)

 

Just kidding. As my friends and I are fond of saying, "There's no way I can go straight, but I will go gayly forward!"
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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:48 PM

71. Would have to order extra popcorn

 

For when hed have debates with Pence. That alone would make him being a VP candidate golden imo.
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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #71)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:12 PM

90. lol

 

nm
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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:27 PM

91. I think he is going to surprise us all

 

Even some of my republican friends are impressed with him.
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:53 AM

33. Agree wholeheartedly!

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. YES! Fact, I like Pete so much I'm starting to question my orientation ... (nt)

 

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:38 AM

27. Bwahahahahaha!!!...

 

Come on in! The water's fine.

Ms. Lewbowski may be forgiving...

But seriously, I'm hoping he may be tapped for vp. Although he is certainly a long shot, he is certainly making sure people now know how to pronounce his name.

It would be a travesty for him to not be included in some capacity (not a dead-end position) in our new administration.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:55 AM

3. Yes, he is impressive and knowledgeable...

 

the kind of thinking man that for too many is unreachable.



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Amy Klobuchar

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:56 AM

6. Liked him from the start.

 

Just not for Prez....yet.

I can see him getting there tho.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:57 AM

7. Yes. No doubt that he is good for the country.

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:59 AM

8. I like him a lot.

 

His chances of getting the nomination are pretty slim, but I'd love to see him as WH communications director in the next Democratic administration.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:21 AM

22. That would work. He'd also make an excellent Secretary of State

 

or UN Ambassador. There are complex issues involved in those posts, and he seems like a quick study who would take his position seriously.
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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:38 PM

80. I think so too

 

I think there isn't a job he couldn't do well. He's phenomenal.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:01 PM

57. I'd like to see him in there, in any capacity

 

He's got what it takes. I don't see 2020 as the year he'll take the Oval Office, but that's not to say that it won't happen. His communication style and values would be a vitamin B-12 shot to a new administration.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:59 AM

9. He is impressive and very knowledgeable. And, he makes his points in a calm and intelligent way

 

without a bunch of screaming and insults. I think he would make an excellent president. As would some of the others. I want to see a democratic president in 2020!

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:59 AM

10. I do.

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. He is straight forward but knows

 

how to get it across without being abrasive. He is mild mannered but firm about his concerns and what he feels needs to be done for this country. In other words "yes" I was pretty impressed.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:00 AM

12. he has a real gift.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:01 AM

13. aye. confirmed. n/t

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:02 AM

14. Liked him the first time I heard him...

 

He has a bright political future. Im sorry he wont make it this time.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:06 AM

16. Yup. Very impressive and appealing. nt

 

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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:07 AM

17. Absolutely. The more he talks, the better he sounds. Most politicians are the opposite.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Amy Klobuchar

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:11 AM

18. The two candidates that I found most impressive last night

 

Were Buttigieg and Corey Booker.
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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:10 PM

95. Yas! 👍 eom

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:15 AM

19. +100!

 

He was so freaking genuine last night.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:18 AM

20. His debating style is like Bill Clinton

 

Calm, composed, articulate, speaks to the people at home rather than score a point among those on the stage. He'll never be a debate loser and quite often will be considered one of the winners, the question is can his campaigning kickstart?
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:19 AM

21. Absolutely.

 

Hes in my top three.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:21 AM

23. That's Been True For Awhile - I Was Also Impressed By Beto Last Night

 

I smiled to myself when I saw how many candidates I would be happy to vote for!

Both Pete and Beto hew closer to the center than me, but they seem to have an openness to ideas that I appreciate - probably has something to do with their age, in a very good way.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:22 AM

24. Yes! Yes! Yes!

 

As you can see, Im a Buttigieg supporter. I read his book and have been watching interviews every chance I get. He is genius level brilliant, decent, sensitive, thoughtful, mature and calm. Fox News recently admitted they feared he may be the next Obama. Dont let the single digits fool you. Hell gain steam.
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Response to pertello (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:36 AM

26. I felt that way when watching him

 

He seems like the next Obama.
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Response to pertello (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:37 PM

43. yes! Agreed on all points!

 

And, in answer to doubters upthread, he is a natural leader, he is ready to be president, and THIS is his time. I agree that he will gain steam, as he already is in Iowa and NH.

In addition to all the assets you noted, he has a broader, deeper, and fresher vision, than any other candidate. He also has an almost magical ability to present bold ideas in a way that is unifying rather than polarizing. He knows intuitively how to handle Trump. His deep industrial midwest connection, and his creative ideas for rural communities are additional assets. As are his youth, and a level of emotional maturity that to my mind outshines that of anyone else.

For these reasons, I believe that he is not only our best candidate: he is the most electable.
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Response to pertello (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 04:44 PM

87. +1

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:27 AM

25. He is, to some extent, holding back his best ideas and debating skills

 

until the debates get smaller. He expresses his ideas as complete thoughts - the tiny amount of time each candidate gets to address each question will not let him show himself at his best.

IMHO - the man is playing 4-dimensional chess. He adds the dimension of time to standard 3-dimensional chess to reach a depth of understanding and insight that he craves. Seriously - his thesis at Harvard was on expression of Puritan ideas in modern America - and ever since I learned that, I've been seeing the concept of predestination everywhere - the Netflix brief series "The Family" is a stunning example.
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Response to IndyOp (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:38 PM

44. excellent points, thanks. n/t

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:40 AM

28. Yes I do.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:45 AM

29. Pete Buttigieg has been a favorite of mine from the beginning.

 

The more he speaks, the more I like him.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:48 AM

30. I Hate To Say This, But I Think Pete Would Be Running Away With This........

 

..........if he weren't gay. There's are just too many bigots (oh wait, "religious zealots" in this country who will refuse to vote for a gay man. Oh, they'll seize on his lack of experience (he's "only" the mayor of a town in Indiana, and has no experience with foreign affairs, federal issues, etc.) as a reason not to vote for him, but deep down, they will all be voting against the gay man.

I think he's supremely qualified and talented in every way. He has great responses for every criticism leveled at him (if only the people who need to hear them would listen--which they won't). He's smart and well versed in policy. He has great ideas and policy positions. He's also attractive and charismatic (which never hurts). And every time I hear him speak I hear a guy who SHOULD be a major contender for President. I just wonder if he's electable.

I think he and Beto are prime candidates as running mates for whoever gets the nomination, but again, I'm worried that if you put Pete on the ticket, the religious wackos will mobilize in force to vote against the gay man (at a time when they might be getting a tad ambivalent about voting, or at least tired of defending the guy who clearly doesn't share their same values).

Maybe I'm wrong, but seeing all the bigotry in this country come out of the closet now that there's a white supremacist in the White House really has me feeling discouraged about the state of this country at the moment.
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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:33 PM

42. In a way I think you're wrong (as you stated)...compared to a Nazi in the WH now? To my ...

 

manner of thinking, Pete is hands down the winner in that contest. The country has been shown the faces of Bigotry and Hatred and everyone sees that it is not a pretty picture and is not what this country stands for.
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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:11 PM

61. I think (and hope) you're wrong

 

I think those who would vote against him because he's gay are those who love trump.
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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:18 PM

79. Sadly, I agree with you.

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:49 PM

82. I tend to agree

 

As a gay man, I hate to say this, but I realize that the general public is just not ready for a Gay President. Nor a gay vice-president for that matter. You'll never get the religious zealots to stand-down on this one. While most have at least one family member who is gay, or transgender, it just won't matter to some. I know it sure as hell doesn't matter to my GOP Parents who the fk they vote for. Even knowing that their votes could potentially harm their own flesh and blood, do you think they'd EVER give up on their 'precious' Republikkan party?

Sadly, our Country has reverted backwards in the past 2 1/2 years, further than I ever thought possible, and in so many ways than I even dare to consider, all because of one small-handed, small-minded, orange tinted azzhat.

Speaking with my neighbors (gay couple a few doors away) this past weekend, we agreed on the 'perfect' Democratic ticket. Joe Biden-Stacy Abrams. Once Joe is in office, watch for him to nominate Mayor Pete as his Secretary of State. Simply put, our Country deserves a Rhodes Scholar as our Secretary of State, not these 'best people' that have inhabited the SWAMP since January 2017.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:51 AM

31. Generally, yes

 

I've liked him since I first heard him speak. But, he didn't have a transcendent performance last night, and he needed one to make his third quarter fundraising keep up with his second quarter.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:04 PM

34. And the perfect conversation

 

is between him and Rachel Maddow. Super wow.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:18 PM

36. I think every single major candidate we have running is a genius when compared to the shit stain

 

that's defiling the White House right now.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:25 PM

37. He's the kudzu candidate

 

Hes going places.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:27 PM

38. He's astounding.

 

The first time I heard him (on satellite radio) was likely on MSNBC and I had to stop what I was doing and give him my full attention. I remember Tweeting a few minutes later that I thought he had that "Obama thing". He's an extraordinary speaker. There's much to like. He's a very stabilizing force and he knows what he believes so he rarely has to stumble over his ideas or walk anything back.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:28 PM

39. I've been a Pete fan since day 1

 

He won't be able to overcome the Warren/Sanders/Biden juggernaut this time around. But, he's so young that I hope he will be president some time in the coming 15 years.
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Response to SpankMe (Reply #39)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:40 PM

46. Actually, I think that he will.

 

I feel so strongly that THIS is his time. Certainly, from my POV, he is just the kind of president we need right now.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:30 PM

40. He is incredibly informed and honest

 

Like a young Barack Obama,he is gifted in using words to express opinions.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:32 PM

41. Raising my hand here. That's an emphatic and enthusiastic YES!

 

The more I see and hear Mayor Pete, the more impressed I am. I could definitely see him standing side by side in a debate with He Who Will Not Be named and besting him over the course of ninety minutes. tRump would look like a total stooge. Well.. more so than he does every day in every way.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:39 PM

45. I like Pete

 

And I think he has a very bright political future regardless of how this campaign ends.
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #45)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:00 PM

100. Yes I've posted the same thing

 

Mayor Pete may look like a long shot for this race, but he also looks to be the future of our Party. The more experience and chits he earns now will only help him in the future.


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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:45 PM

47. For so many reasons....

 

.....I love this guy!

He is definitely who I want to win....but not holding my breath yet.

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Pete Buttigieg

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:49 PM

48. yup. he had a good night last night

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:49 PM

49. I really like him!

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:49 PM

50. He is impressive.

 

I like him because he is the smartest of our candidates.

Let's see what happens.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:50 PM

51. Yes!

 

I just changed my choice from Harris to Buttigieg.
I think we need new blood in there. I really like him.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:52 PM

52. i love him and if he doesnt win I hope he gets a place in the admin!

 

....and I could definately see him as a veep candidate if a woman gets the first spot...
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:56 PM

53. He strikes me as brilliant!

 

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Joe Biden

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:58 PM

54. I think a Amy Klobuchar and Buttigieq would be the "Dream ticket"

 

Honestly, anybody on that stage, and most of them that weren't on that stage I am excited about. Anybody with a "D" after their name I would support above this pig soiling our White House presently.

With that being said, I was/am probably a strongest supporter of Biden or Warren. I love Bernie, but he's not as strong in my mind as he was last time around. But after watching the debates last night, and listening to the candidates respond to the shit-flinging fox trolls afterward, I think Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg would be the winning combination. Warren has TONS of great policies and ideas, and she has an abundance of energy to go with it. But the reality in this country is that even though she is intelligent, approachable and someone most Americans can identify with, I think the simple minded American might be swayed to actually fall for this "Pocahantas crap". It doesn't take much for the morons in our country to chase a shiny object. (just look at dRumpf)

Klobuchar would give us our FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT...she's strong, intelligent and she is willing to take on most of the ideas of the most progressive. We would lose a Senator from Minnesota is my only reservation. Pete Buttigieg would give us our first openly gay VP, and he could gain some experience and age while serving as the VP. His strong voice would still be present, and hopefully Klobuchar would give him a window to show his skills. Honestly, I think "youth" is a problem running for President, more than age is. It shouldn't be....but I believe it is.

Didn't have this idea until I saw this post and started thinking. Whoever gets the nod had better balance the ticket with minority representation, sexual preference and gender as well as ideas. My two cents worth.
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Response to Hulk (Reply #54)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 04:40 PM

86. Two white midwesterners? n/t

 

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #86)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:07 PM

102. Yup....oddly, I didn't even consider the lack of race on this one...

 

Could probably slip in Castro for Buttigieg....but I'm not sold on Harris or Booker. I am actually looking at their character minus color. I like Yang, and maybe he could be a sound VP as well. The choices are just so damned good.
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Response to Hulk (Reply #102)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:12 PM

103. So the Rhodes scholar who risked his life to carry his neighbor out of her burning building

 

because the fire dept wasn't there yet doesn't have a high enough character for you?

You'd rather the raffle guy?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #103)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:15 PM

104. Oh Jesus....I quit. You win.

 

I'm wasting my time responding to you. Good night ...adios.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:59 PM

55. I really like him until he goes all Jesus-y. It's a shame people can't run for office without

 

feeling the need to pander to the Bible thumpers.
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Response to Vinca (Reply #55)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:08 PM

60. Jesus-y? I have not felt or read that at all.

 

He has his faith and is not ashamed of it and does not feel the need to shove it down anyone's gullet.

I'm ok with that even if I don't share in his beliefs.

I imagine there are many people who might take comfort in the fact he is a man of faith.
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Response to Vinca (Reply #55)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:47 PM

70. He is not pandering to anyone.

 

His faith is integral to him. It's part of his DNA. He lives it.





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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #70)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:08 PM

75. Well, it's a real turn off to those of us who believe in a separation of church and state.

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:39 PM

81. He has clearly stated that he believes in the separation of church and state.

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #81)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:49 PM

83. I long for the day that whether a person is or is not religious is not even mentioned.

 

I'm not singling out Pete. They're pretty much all the same and they'll all turn up at the phony Family "Prayer Breakfast" once in office. But don't get me started. Look what's in office right now who beats his breast harder than anyone. At least I know a Democrat - any Democrat - will act in accordance with what they purport to believe.
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Response to Vinca (Reply #83)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:56 PM

84. I agree completely! n/t

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:00 PM

56. I first heard him when he was the guest on...

 

"Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" in February 2018. I was struck immediately by what an excellent speaker he is.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:05 PM

58. That's exactly how I feel

 

Not only that, but I appreciate him not sniping at the other candidates, something that really turns me off.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:14 PM

62. I like him a lot. He has, we hope, a place on the national..

 

...stage post Trump.
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Andrew Yang

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:16 PM

63. I still hold out hope that he may rise to the top of the ticket in 2020...

 

but I also agree with the sentiment that were he a straight man instead of openly gay, he would be much more likely to win the nomination.

There is a lot of residual hate in America - the white supremacists are only a portion of it, though very visible and dangerous. That prejudicial thinking and bigotry is enough to prevent Pete's election at this time, even though I firmly believe he is exactly the kind of leader and has exactly the kind of perspective on the future that this country (and the world) desperately needs.

We're reaching a tipping point in world history once more...every 70-80 years since the Revolution, we have gone through tumultuous times....Civil War, Depressions, World War, Revolutions from Industrial to Electronic, to the present. War is coming again on the current glide path...but a young, energetic, brilliant man - who has seen the face of war up close and personal, with no need for bone spur deferments - could be the kind of person to keep us out of it.

There are two young politicians in the Democratic Party that have my undying loyalty and support right now - they are Pete Buttigieg and Joseph Kennedy III. I would like nothing more than a 16 year span with either or both of them in the White House (as successor or running mate or both).
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:17 PM

64. I do. I post in a large FB group, majority gay, artists, entertainers, fashion,

 

writers, and various movers and trendsetters. Most of them believe it will be a Warren-Buttigieg ticket. This group was heavily pro-Hillary.

The love and admiration for Pete is strong.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:20 PM

65. I agree, he's very smart and calm. I like that. I'm hoping he's our Democratic candidate

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:35 PM

67. Yes. He is my candidate thus far.

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:36 PM

68. Tend to agree.

 

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Elizabeth Warren

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:38 PM

69. Refreshing

 

To see a pol actually think - on the fly - before one speaks.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:52 PM

72. I have loved hearing him talk since I first heard him on CNN's Town Hall last early spring.

 

I was struck by his thoughtfulness, his candor, his ability to truly answer questions!

I started sending him money even when he was still exploring whether or not to declare.

He is amazing.

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:55 PM

73. Mayor Pete: One of the smartest people in the room...

 

I chose him after the first time I heard him speak. Eloquent and thoughtful.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:59 PM

74. I like him a lot.

 

I think he'd make an excellent Vice-President.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

76. I've thought right along that Biden or Warren will be the candidate

 

and that either calls out for a younger candidate for VP. In addition to youth,the VP should add diversity to the ticket. So while it is not the perfect choice I would applaud Biden and Harris or Warren and either Buttigieg or O'Rourke. What I liked is pairing a centrist with a more more left leaning democrat. Biden would require a younger more liberal VP while Warren should choose a younger more centrist candidate. My favorite would be Warren/Buttigieg that would cover the moderate/liberal spread and also with a woman and a gay would be the most diverse slate ever presented. But that's just me and YMMV...
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:16 PM

77. Yep, beyond a doubt.

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:16 PM

78. I like him but not as president. Maybe VP

 

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Undecided

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 04:59 PM

88. I really like him

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:00 PM

89. He had me at, hello. He has a bright future ahead. nt

 

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Joe Biden

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:03 PM

92. He's pretty amazing. I like him very much. n/t

 

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:09 PM

93. he is VERY impressive

 

and THANK YOU for addressing him by his actual name
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:09 PM

94. I do. I do. 😁 eom

 

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:16 PM

96. no

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Bernie Sanders

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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:19 PM

97. I completely agree

 

He is fast on his feet and strong on the issues. I think he would do very well against dumpster in a debate. I still like E.W. as first choice but would definitely vote for Mayor Pete if he were the candidate and would love to see a Warren/Buttigieg ticket.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:19 PM

98. What I always say about him is

 

that I'd trust him to make great decisions with the advice of the remarkable and expert policy advisors he'd hire at every level of government. He doesn't claim to know it all. He's just steady, well-spoken, a bit careful, and smarter than anyone should be!
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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:30 PM

99. No, not really.

 

I have liked and admired him SO much for months that I can't think of just how happy I'd be if he were elected.

He is articulate, measured, calm, able to think on his feet and deliver cogent, rational, detailed answers to everything I've seen asked of him or hurled at him.

He is a star! I'm not 199% sure he's electable, though...or as electable as he needs to be, at this point.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:17 PM

101. EVERYONE does!

 

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:12 AM

105. He's got Obama's calm demeanor. Make him president please.

 

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 12:22 AM

106. I think he would be a great leader. Nt

 

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 03:05 AM

107. He's been a favorite

 

of mine since he's from my home town. He went to the best high school (St. Joe) and his father was a professor at Notre Dame. He's smart as a whip and a Rhodes Scholar after attending Harvard. Impressive! And I read his book and I could follow his writing like I lived in town (but left decades ago). I still have family there. He's got smart genes and has that calm demeanor.

I switched to Warren because his/our home town hates him. They really don't care for his style of leadership and that he's been on the stump for most of this year. They hate that he's not hovering over the town of South Bend every day and blame him for everything that goes wrong. I've read "why doesn't Mayor Pete stop these shootings?" A couple of my friends in South Bend have met him and are impressed with him. It gives me joy to see their facebook posts with them and Pete doing civic duties. I have high hopes for Pete and could kick myself for not meeting him when I was in town last March.

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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 06:51 AM

108. Seems to be the coolest candidate...

 

...and the best answers! He doesn't get rattled easily and you can understand and relate to him. I'm seriously considering him as my candidate. Still lots of time tho.
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Response to LeftTurn3623 (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:22 AM

109. I do.

 

He kind of reminds me of a recent President who was able to articulate his thoughts and positions clearly, without histrionics.
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