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comment by OftenBen

Tulsi would be a good pick.

I used to think Elizabeth Warren would make a good president. Now I'm not so sure. I worry she would be Clinton 2.0 with slightly less baggage.




francopoli  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Warren won't win a general election. Keeping her in the Senate where she can build power and influence would do us better. I'd love to see her as Senate Majority Leader under a Democratic Administration.

Tulsi Gabbard has the disadvantage as well that she was only in Congress for four years and did not build the power and networking to move legislation. I'd love her as VP tho.

OftenBen  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And if Hilldawg runs again like the rumors suggest?

francopoli  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

She will lose in the Primaries. She is what in 2020? 73? 74? If the Democrats are insistent on running a woman for President, they have an embarrassment of talented women worthy of nominating and fighting for. Assuming that she stays healthy, sure, run again. Or instead she can be the deal maker and the fund raiser to rally the base and get someone who can beat Trump elected.

Two years is a long time, and she is not a young woman. A Campaign against a crowded Primary field will be brutal on her just based on her age.

OftenBen  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    She will lose in the Primaries.

That's what I thought this last time around, but they rigged the primary process in her favor and nothing is stopping that from happening again, in her favor or the favor of any other corporatist dem.

Hopefully you're right. I want to think like you think.

francopoli  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·  

She's lost two Presidential runs. And she's old. And if the Dem's want to run the first women to be President, there are multiple hardcore political wonks that are electable without the 30+ years of Right-Wing character assassination.

Clinton and Sanders really need to stand aside and let the people in their 50's move the party forward. One can hope.

tacocat  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cory Booker

francopoli  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In this climate I hate to say it but we are not going to get another black President. He needs to stay in the Senate and move the place to the middle. Booker, is a Clinton style Moderate Democrat and not my first choice. But I'd not be unhappy if he ran.