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    Kamala Harris for 2020??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    It seems to depend on who you are.
    For instance, our local state representative, the golden-haired saviour of the state's progressives, resigned this weekend after some quite egregious behaviour directed towards women. Many of the local progressives are busy lining up behind him with "but, but, he did so much *good*, surely we can forgive this decade+ history of harassment and abuse of power to gain sexual access to women under him..."

    By next year, who knows, he may be Governor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyHiker View Post
    Kamala Harris for 2020??
    Finally someone with the courage to take on dangerous extremist groups like the Knights of Columbus.

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    I like Tulsi Gabbard, a lot really. Elizabeth Warren is in, Bernie Sanders probably is but that's not official, it's becoming interesting.
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    I’m interested in seeing just how long it takes the banished moderate wing of the Republican Party to fawn over Mitt Romney’s positioning for a challenge to the nomination in 2020. I’m sure they could talk themselves into thinking he could actually push the President aside. Even though, Mitt himself publicly proclaimed Trump will cruise to a second term victory. A Mitt candidacy would be entertaining and a probable third strike to a political career with a trifecta rejection to the executive office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    I’m interested in seeing just how long it takes the banished moderate wing of the Republican Party to fawn over Mitt Romney’s positioning for a challenge to the nomination in 2020. I’m sure they could talk themselves into thinking he could actually push the President aside. Even though, Mitt himself publicly proclaimed Trump will cruise to a second term victory. A Mitt candidacy would be entertaining and a probable third strike to a political career with a trifecta rejection to the executive office.
    I donít think that will happen, although it would be nice to see. Any truly effective challenge to Trump would need to come from the right.

    If the current Pandoraís boxload of potential Democrat candidates compete with each other by taking positions attractive to the more extreme elements of their base, Trump can only benefit.

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    On the other hand, if they do like the majority of Dem candidates did in the midterms, and focus on issues that actually matter to people , like healthcare and taxes, they will do just fine.

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    The mobbed field we can expect on the Dem side this go-round, just like the mob of Republicans last time, confirms that if you can find a few backers, there's very little downside to a run for president. No matter how ridiculous or far-fetched your candidacy, thereafter you are forever remembered as a "former presidential candidate," rather than a Senator who was walloped in his re-election campaign (Santorum) or a CEO who ran a once-proud company into the ground (Fiorina).

    Or, if you are a failed casino mogul and reality TV star with shady connections to Russia, there's really no downside.

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    I think the Dems will probably go with Beto ORourke although they should go with Bernie. I don't think O'Rourke or Gabbard have enough experience and seasoning. Lots of people think Elizabeth Warren has a good chance but strikes me as kind of a Jeb Bush campaigner, sort of tone deaf. And I loved her budget book, and am not against her or anything.

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    If Joe Biden wants the nomination, it’s his. Bernie had his one and only chance blocked by Hillary. There is no way to spark the same rock star interest again. Amy Klobuchar is an interesting possibility.

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