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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:51 PM

Personal declaration: I've found my 2020 candidate: Eric Michael GARCETTI

(Not that it matters beyond my small world. And this is for NOW, who knows.)



So I forsook almost all of the Sunday yak shows a few years ago (except for STELTER's Reliable Sources, half-hour of Fareed). But this morning I was too busy to change channels for a few minutes and TAPPER was interviewing Eric GARCETTI, and the dude was totally NO B.S., and was put through the paces of the big ticket issues - Saudis, SHITLER, immigration, what-matters-to-Hispanics, Hispanic turnout or no-turnout, and more - and ended with telling TAPPER he will make up his mind about running by the end of the year, no wishy washery on anything.

I knew nothing about him before, only vague and not-immediately-positive name associations about his (father?). I'm sure I will be brought up to speed on him, positives and especially negatives, here, so t.i.a. for that.

ON EDIT: And oh, look, same Feb. 4 birthday as my father, so I've got some insight into Aquarius.

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Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is an American politician serving as the 42nd and current Mayor of Los Angeles since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected in the 2013 election and won reelection in 2017. A former member of the Los Angeles City Council, Garcetti served as council president from 2006 to 2012. He is the city's first elected Jewish mayor, as well as its youngest, and the second Mexican American mayor in over a century.[1]

Garcetti was born on February 4, 1971 at Good Samaritan Hospital[2] in Los Angeles and was raised in Encino,[3] in the San Fernando Valley.[2] He is the son of Sukey (née Roth) and Gil Garcetti, a former Los Angeles County district attorney.

Garcetti's paternal grandfather, Salvador, was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. Salvador was brought by his family to the United States as a child after his father, Massimo "Max" Garcetti, was murdered by hanging during the Mexican Revolution. Max had immigrated to Mexico from Italy, where he married a Mexican woman and became a judge.[4][5][6] Garcetti's paternal grandmother, Juanita Iberri, was born in Arizona, one of 19 children born to an immigrant father from Sonora, Mexico and an Arizona-born mother whose father and mother were both Mexican.[3] He speaks fluent Spanish.

Garcetti majored in political science and urban planning and received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1992 as a John Jay Scholar.[8] During that time, he served on the student council, was president of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity and literary society, founded the Columbia Urban Experience, and co-wrote and performed in three years of the Varsity Show, a student-written musical, whose past co-writers include Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart. Garcetti also received a Masters of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, graduating in 1993.[8] He and his future wife studied as a Rhodes Scholar[9][10] at The Queen's College, Oxford[11] and also studied for a PhD in ethnicity and nationalism at the London School of Economics.[2] ....

Garcetti endorsed Barack Obama in early spring 2007 and was the southern California chairman and one of six state co-chairs for the Obama campaign. He traveled to Iowa, Nevada and six other states, and was a frequent surrogate (in English and Spanish) for the campaign. ....

On April 3, 2014, Garcetti was joined by former President Bill Clinton in hosting a half-day conference on alternate energy and improvements of infrastructure. It was the first time Garcetti and Clinton had appeared together since his run for mayor the previous year, in which Clinton had endorsed Wendy Greuel. The former president referenced the race but accidentally said that Garcetti had been elected president, not mayor. Clinton told Garcetti that he "may become president one day. ....

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Reply Personal declaration: I've found my 2020 candidate: Eric Michael GARCETTI (Original post)
UTUSN Oct 2018 OP
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #1
UTUSN Oct 2018 #2
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #7
UTUSN Oct 2018 #9
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #11
UTUSN Oct 2018 #16
RHMerriman Oct 2018 #3
UTUSN Oct 2018 #10
RHMerriman Oct 2018 #13
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #12
RHMerriman Oct 2018 #14
elleng Oct 2018 #4
Garrett78 Oct 2018 #6
libdem4life Oct 2018 #5
northoftheborder Oct 2018 #8
Sherman A1 Oct 2018 #15

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:55 PM

1. Attorney General in the Kamala Harris Administration, perhaps.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:57 PM

2. Or vice versa, who knows?!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:10 PM

7. Mayor to POTUS is quite a leap.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:21 PM

9. Not to turn this into a personal tug o'war, but it was quite a leap

* for a Senator of 3 yrs to POTUS,

* for a reality t.v. a-hole to POTUS.

So even though SHITLER will have to be GONE someday for whatever reason and by whatever means, after his demolition of "rules" we will never return entirely back to how "rules" were before.





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Response to UTUSN (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:32 PM

11. I like Garcetti. But state Senator to US Senator to POTUS isn't much of a leap.

Even if Obama had only been a US Senator for a few years.

As for Trump, that's not a model to follow. Ever again.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 02:06 PM

16. I didn't say SHITLER is a model to follow. I said he broke the system.

Look, we could do this back and forth forever, but I'm moving along, haha!1

My opinions have ZERO power and impact, not like I've got stone tablets or some such. But it's rare that one somebody will change another somebody's opinions, so... no use chipping and chipping and chipping away!1












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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:59 PM

3. Garcetti's also a Navy veteran...

Garcetti's also a Navy veteran...

I think he's enough of a political realist to understand he needs federal experience (elected or appointed) first, so my supposition is this is preparation for his endorsement in return for a Cabinet post, or possibly support for his run to replace Feinstein when she retires.

In any event, yes, he's someone to keep an eye on.

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Response to RHMerriman (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:22 PM

10. Thanks for the level headed insight.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:40 PM

13. Sure... pretty safe rule with electeds:

Sure... pretty safe rule with electeds:

Think TWO races ahead.

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Response to RHMerriman (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:34 PM

12. I can definitely see him running for Feinstein's seat in 2024.

Or him replacing her if she retires early.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:41 PM

14. Yep, same here.

Helps restore some balance between northern and southern California in the Senate, as well.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:00 PM

4. My birthday, too!

I like this, especially, such various interests: Garcetti majored in political science and urban planning and received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1992 as a John Jay Scholar.[8] During that time, he served on the student council, was president of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity and literary society, founded the Columbia Urban Experience, and co-wrote and performed in three years of the Varsity Show, a student-written musical, whose past co-writers include Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart. Garcetti also received a Masters of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, graduating in 1993.[8] He and his future wife studied as a Rhodes Scholar[9][10] at The Queen's College, Oxford[11] and also studied for a PhD in ethnicity and nationalism at the London School of Economics.[2] ....

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:09 PM

6. 3 days before mine.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:04 PM

5. I remember him. As I recall, had a flawless record. Good choice. n/t

 

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 01:16 PM

8. Thanks for this record. I'm impressed.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 02:02 PM

15. I'm looking at Andrew Yang

At this point.

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