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    I think Catherine has really asked an important question. It leads me to wonder where the next female candidate for the Presidency will come from. In looking at the serious political landscape for women.....I’ve been impressed with and I highly respect the US Representative of Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District , Tulsi Gabbard (D).

    She has an interesting background and a progressive mindset. A unique combination of military veteran who is critical of the interventionist regime change activities the US continues to be involved with. She resigned as DNC vice chair and took on Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz over the rigging of the primaries for Hillary Clinton. Especially the lack of debates in order to favor Hillary.

    She’s in favor of a Medicare for all type health care fix, a transition to clean fuel from the petroleum fuels, opposes the TPP, wants closer ties to India, is open minded on Iran and wants an end to the 17 year war in Afghanistan, is enlightened as to the Saudi Arabian control of US foreign policy via their funding of our wars for their own means, is against taking military action to effect regime change in Syria at the risk of creating a conflict with Russia, sees the irony of the US creating and supporting terrorist groups in Syria, has a widely progressive view of many social issues and is a practicing Hindu.

    She checks off a lot of blocks for millenials and covers a few for many baby boomers. A dark horse without support from her own party but someone to keep an eye on,

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    I could see Nikki Haley becoming president. Domestic experience ✔ International experience ✔ Diverse and took down the Confederate flag ✔ Articulate ✔

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    I like Gabbard, too. I think we have a lot of smart, hard-working candidates, frankly. Hawaii does well in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I could see Nikki Haley becoming president. Domestic experience ✔ International experience ✔ Diverse and took down the Confederate flag ✔ Articulate ✔
    She managed to leave the Trump team on good terms, which is a brilliant feat in itself. I have also seen polls that rank her as the most popular politician in the country (although I’m not sure how high the bar is there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    She managed to leave the Trump team on good terms, which is a brilliant feat in itself. I have also seen polls that rank her as the most popular politician in the country (although I’m not sure how high the bar is there).
    Much of the voter block that elected Trump does not see eye to eye with her and frankly wouldn’t support any woman but I’m not sure that coalition still exists. That was a perfect storm that has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Progressivism is an undercurrent to be dealt with in the next two years.

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    I don't know WS. They seemed to like Sarah Palin well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I don't know WS. They seemed to like Sarah Palin well enough.
    The cast of deplorable I interact with thought and think Palin is a stupid Saturday morning comic character and refused to go vote when she was linked inexplicably to John McCain for President. I don’t believe a woman short of a Margaret Thatcher clone could get their support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    Much of the voter block that elected Trump does not see eye to eye with her and frankly wouldn’t support any woman but I’m not sure that coalition still exists. That was a perfect storm that has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Progressivism is an undercurrent to be dealt with in the next two years.
    I think Trump’s coalition of the irritated will continue to be a factor, although probably not the decisive one. Mutual provocation between them and the more hysterical elements of the “resistance” will see to that. I don’t share your belief that they would never support a woman.

    As to the prospect of a great progressive wave, the recent unpleasantness seems to have somewhat closed the “enthusiasm gap” in an unfavorable way for them. Should they take the House but not the Senate, it seems to me unlikely they could push through much on the big ticket wish list. Probably we’d see an endless round of House investigations on various officials going back to their Kindergarten deportment grades. An indecorous scramble for the Democratic presidential nomination might also tarnish the brand somewhat for 2020.

    I’m doubtful we will see a new dawn of a Democratic Socialist future in the next few years.

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    The news was interviewing past trump supporters like farmers who said they are done with him because he lied about helping them, etc. Hopefully enough people feel that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    The news was interviewing past trump supporters like farmers who said they are done with him because he lied about helping them, etc. Hopefully enough people feel that way.
    Reminds me of Caitlyn Jenner's surprise that Trump is against transgenders serving in the military. Surprised, really??
    Is this the time to say "LOL Republican tears" ??? /s

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