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What do you look for most in a Democratic candidate?

I'm trying to pose this question without getting into arguments that fall along parallel lines of the 2016 primary, though I understand some of that might be inevitable. I'm genuinely interested in hearing everyone's thoughts on what you look for most in a candidate--and I'm talking more about their character, guiding principle, or philosophical disposition--rather than a specific policy platform.

I personally think, that in this moment of radical right-wing dominance, I want Democratic nominees who acknowledge that the Republican party (not just Trump) has been becoming increasingly dangerous; not only in their policies, but their tactics in governance (i.e., blocking Garland). I'm all for reaching out to work on bipartisan legislation with the handful of Republicans who are reasonable on certain positions, but by and large I think we need Dems who are prepared to fight dirty--Obama (as much as I love him) tried playing nice, and in many instances it did not work too well.

Anyway, I'm curious to find out what everyone else thinks.
Posted by welivetotreadonkings | Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:54 PM (20 replies)
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