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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:24 PM

The next Democratic nominee for President will almost certainly be


one of our great Senators or Congresspersons that rise to the top in a Senate or Congressional hearing.

We are in the middle of a great turbulence and everything is about to change.

Those old enough to see it know how the Watergate hearings completely redefined the political landscape in1973.

The President with the greatest landslide in history, winning every state but Mass, lost his mandate when one Senator asked a simple question, "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

You got a little hint of it with the Kavanaugh hearings but hearings held by the Democratic House will be considerably different, they will be like the Watergate hearings and we are going to have a lot of them because Pelosi is a genius at defining a message and keeping on message.

There are likely to be many important hearings besides open and public hearings on Russian interference, including a possible House hearing to consider the impeachment of Kavanaugh for perjury.

We have many who rise in these circumstances. Booker, Harris or Schiff are obvious possibilities but it could be someone like Klobuchar who rises to the top unexpectedly.

We should not spend much time trying to project candidates based on current realities and project where we are going to be in a year from now because everything will be different in a year (just see how they change week by week) and it is likely that the clash of power will be played out live on TV before the nation and unscripted one on one confrontations will reveal the grit and brilliance of our Senators and Representatives and that will be the pool for our next nominee.


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Reply The next Democratic nominee for President will almost certainly be (Original post)
grantcart Nov 2018 OP
dem4decades Nov 2018 #1
catbyte Nov 2018 #2
dameatball Nov 2018 #3
Bfd Nov 2018 #4
democratisphere Nov 2018 #5
grantcart Nov 2018 #6
AwakeAtLast Nov 2018 #8
dweller Nov 2018 #7
Jim Lane Nov 2018 #9

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:27 PM

1. Biden- Harris, Harris-Brown, Harris-Beto

All good to me.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:29 PM

2. a Democrat



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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:30 PM

3. Point well made. Many ways this might go and plenty of time to decide.

Some people have made up their minds already, which is their prerogative, but I think most of us are still watching and gaining understanding of who the various people are.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:33 PM

4. Swalwell also just said he was in for the 2020 ticket.

 

Look at who we have. Schiff, Swalwell, Booker, Harris, Klobuchar etc.
We have had the priviledge of watching each one of these bright capable Dems perform in the televised hearings.

Any one of them will serve this country well.

All are gifted Leaders committed to their country, its govt, its Constitution & its people.

We are so fortunate to have such a seasoned group ready to lead us into the future.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:48 PM

5. ADAM SCHIFF.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:51 PM

6. I think he has a very good chance. He is going to get a lot of critical face time before the nation

in open hearings.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 01:31 PM

8. YES!!! n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:53 PM

7. the winner

n/t

✌🏼️

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 01:49 PM

9. After the highly publicized Watergate hearings in Congress, we nominated... a governor.

 

In the past several cycles, current or former governors have done well: Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush43. In that stretch, only one sitting member of Congress (Obama) has been elected.

The electorate seems to value executive experience. In that stretch, the other non-governors elected have been Bush41 (CIA head and Vice President) and Trump (conveyed an image of a successful business executive). Thus, 2008 was the only time that someone without that credential won -- and, in that year, both major parties nominated candidates with a strictly legislative background, so one of them was bound to win.

In 2020, alas, the unprincipled Andrew Cuomo will probably be a strong contender for the nomination.

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