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Can you point me to the perfect Democratic candidate?

The one that has never made a mistake? The one that has never needed to grow professionally ir personally throughout the years? The one whose past us so squeaky clean that we would all want to be this person?

What are we looking for as a society in these days? It seems we are too focused in finding the past flaws of people and trying to right all the social and economic wrongs of the past with out choice, and that's simply not the way life works. Our candidates will all be imperfect and should represent the progress we can have today, not the panacea of a distant future. Clinton was a philanderer and Obama used drugs in his youth. Still, they represented a step foward in our progress as a nation.

We got some progress and then we got W and Trump. Several steps backwards, but that's life right there. Don't expect ideological purity, perfection or incredible feats from the women and men running for the Dem nomination. They are all good, flawed people with their hearts in the right place, and they all want to get us out of the moral and spiritual shithole Trump got us into.

A black man was president. A woman is closer than ever to being so. An openly gay man is a top contender. There is an Asian-American in the mix as well. Progressive issues like universal health care and free college are on the table. Our representatives and senators reflectvthe diversity of America. We are on the right track, folks. Let's focus on our strengths, on developing and enhancing them... and let the best candidate win!

Our candidates need to all go after the cancerous tumor in the WH

and it's not Trump or Pence... it is this little man. Full of hate, ready to cause havoc. This is the mind behind Trump.

Stephen Miller. Our candidates need to pounce on him every day until he is gone from the WH.

By the way, ageism sucks.

People past 60 can be as intelligent, wise, capable, energetic, sexy, friendly, loving, caring, fit, healthy, productive, compassionate, committed, socially active, technologically savvy, great friends, great colleagues, great neighbors, great teachers great family members, great lovers and most importantly, great human beings with still A LOT TO GIVE.... as valuable as any young person.

Our older brothers and sisters are a reservoir of knowledge and perspective. The young have the clean slate and the energy of starting, and the old the medals of having fought the battle.

Look at Bernie, Biden, Liz Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine and all the other active and productive seniors we have fighting the fight for a better America instead of hiding in the retirement community. Be thankful for them, and mindful when you mock or insult an older person. We all will be that person one day, and hopefully society will always give us a chance to be helpful and worthy.

From an 30-something millenial who has a crush on Rita Moreno, a big hug for all of our older DUers!

Who do you think will be our top 5 candidates by the end of the year?

Here's my prediction, in no particular order:

A) Kamala
B) Warren
C) Sanders
D) Mayor Pete
E) Biden

Notice my favorite candidate is not there, at least from what I see today. However, I hope he can gain traction as he does have good ideas IMO.

Advice for men out there.

From a touchy feely huy myself:

If you wouldn't say that to a dude or touch a dude that way, at school, work or whatever, then apply the same standard to women. If you become friendly with co-workers or whatever, let your female co-worker dictate how they want to greet you. Many of them will initiate the hug themselves. Others won't and that's cool too.

If you feel that in order to comfort a person you need to go beyond a small pat on the shoulder, offer a hug. It might be taken or it might not. You are just there to help.

We all need kindness. It's just a matter of offering it in diverse ways, because that's the way humankind is: diverse.

Republicans nominated and elected a pervert.

For instance, don't tell me America would have a problem electing a fine public servant like Joe Biden!
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