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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 04:52 PM
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I'd love to see Michelle Obama run for office in 2016

Madame President, perhaps?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 04:56 PM
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1. I'd LOVE it.
She would seriously kick some ass.

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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:01 PM
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2. God, she is one fabulous woman!
:loveya:
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:01 PM
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3. I thnk she is awesome. nt
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:07 PM
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4. That's a great photo. n/t
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Dr Morbius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:12 PM
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5. She can do whatever she wants to do. I'll support her no matter what. (nt)
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:19 PM
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6. I wouldn't wish it on her - she's enjoying her life! nt
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Wildewolfe Donating Member (470 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:19 PM
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7. She seems a wonderful woman
and from my understanding as qualified as most and more than quite a few.

But I really don't want to see any more dynasties within the same family. Theirs or ours. Maybe that's just Bush burn sitting in, but I'd like to see us continue to move left rather than keeping status quo or having the definition of center change. Mr. Obama was the right first step to that, I think after his two terms, it's time to get someone to the left of him and continue to reverse the trends of the last 30 years.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:38 PM
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10. Michelle was Barack's boss and that's how they met. He's said
she's smarter than he is. I think she's brilliant and would make and excellent President. However, after seeing what it's really like, I'm afraid that she wouldn't want it.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:36 PM
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8. Damn...
I already thought she was hot... but wow!!!

:loveya:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:36 PM
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9. She'd do an awesome job- but no more family dynasties.
The whole Bill Clinton/Hillary Clinton, Bush Senior/Bush Junior thing strikes me as a few sidesteps away from an informal heredetary line. Still, she would rock I'm sure.

PB
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:44 PM
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11. huge Michelle admirerer here
she's awesome :thumbsup:
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:54 PM
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13. +1,000,000
I STILL get chills looking at her.
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Tailormyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 05:47 PM
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12. I like her
But think her running for president is unlikely.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:09 PM
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14. What are the positions she supports that make her someone that should be President?
What will she fight to the wall for?

What kind of economic policies does she have?

Is she a civil libertarian?

Where does she stand on equality?

Is she an unshakable friend of labor?

How aggressive will she be on regulation?

What would her foreign policy outlook be?

Is she big on conservation?

What type of education policy would she push?

How important is renewable energy to her?

Is she a strong free speech advocate?

What sort of people would she place in her cabinet?

What does she bring to the table?

Will the poor and homeless be a priority?

Where is she on capital punishment?

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Spike89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:11 PM
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15. She's admirable, but I'd like to see a politician
If we can hold the presidency until 2016, and I think we will, hopefully there will be some progress made. Bringing in another "outsider" probably isn't the way to go about consolidating gains. I think Obama is the right kind of politician for now--he is much better at steering the general opinion than he is at herding the senate and house. We need to get people not only leaning to the left, but firmly in the left mindset and I think Obama can get us there. But, but 2016 we are going to need someone that can "LBJ" congress and force through the long-lasting reforms that Obama prepped the public for. Michelle simply doesn't have the backroom political brawler experience.

It'll probably be too soon for Al Franken, and it might be too late for Hillary, but I'm confident that over the next 6 years someone will rise to the top.
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Dr Morbius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:18 PM
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16. Two names come to mind immediately.
The first is Alan Grayson, who certainly has the moxie if nothing else. The second is Hillary Clinton. I read today, on DU as opposed to a legit source so take it with however much salt you like, that she plans on being SecState for one term, and that's it. This would free her up to campaign for 2016, and I don't see anyone in the party denying her if she's healthy and that's what she wants. Of course, in 2002 few of us had heard of a state Senator named Barack Obama. Someone could rise up.

Alan Grayson would be the choice of the left wing of the party, I suspect, whereas Mrs. Clinton would appeal to Democrats within the established circles of power (read, blue-dog Democrats). But it's awfully early for such supposition.
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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:21 PM
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17. Obama - Kucinich team then it would be the O-K ticket.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:28 PM
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18. Wall Street would never allow it. You know it and I know it.
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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 07:13 PM
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23. of course not, but it would be nice if citizens could select candidates...
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:44 PM
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28. it'll take a bloody revolution first.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:31 PM
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19. I agree. And, by temperament, she's not as accommodating as her husband.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:57 PM
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20. Me too! I love Michelle. I think she would have been better than her husband with the spill.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 07:06 PM
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21. I've said that 3 times in the last week and got no responses.
Hmmmm...


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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 07:09 PM
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22. Well, just for that, I'm going to respond to your post....
... :)
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 07:19 PM
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24. Thank you... very much.
:hi:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:17 PM
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25. Dynasty? No, I don't think so. nt
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ProgressIn2008 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:20 PM
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26. So much for "no more dynasties." nt
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jazzelle Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:40 PM
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27. Works for me.
Edited on Fri Jun-18-10 08:43 PM by jazzelle
:woohoo:
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