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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:39 PM

Val Demings....

She's been one of my top choices ever since her name has been brought up as a possible running mate with Vice President Biden. I just saw her on The View and she's now my #1.

There's no link that I can post (probably too soon) of this specific appearance. Having said that, I encourage you guys to check her out if you haven't.

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Reply Val Demings.... (Original post)
Upthevibe Jun 2020 OP
Walleye Jun 2020 #1
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2020 #2
jcgoldie Jun 2020 #3
Iliyah Jun 2020 #4
zipplewrath Jun 2020 #5
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #15
zipplewrath Jun 2020 #21
msongs Jun 2020 #6
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #16
mopinko Jun 2020 #7
judeling Jun 2020 #8
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #17
judeling Jun 2020 #22
Bayard Jun 2020 #9
Duppers Jun 2020 #10
blueniteflower Jun 2020 #12
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #18
Trumpocalypse Jun 2020 #20
AwakeAtLast Jun 2020 #23
UTUSN Jun 2020 #11
Music Man Jun 2020 #13
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #19
Mosby Jun 2020 #14
Upthevibe Jun 2020 #24

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:42 PM

1. I was impressed, smart sensible and she listens

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:44 PM

2. Not sure about VP, but she would make a great Law Enforcement Czar

Charged with coming up with policies about police reform and combating police brutality and racism.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:45 PM

3. She's awesome

If Joe calls me, I'm telling him flip a coin between her or Kamala and I'm happy.

Being a Floridian may put her over the top for me...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:47 PM

4. Rep. Val Demings was one of the Impeachment Managers . . .

All the Democratic Impeachment Managers were excellent. She proved that she is qualified. She is also a veteran in Law Enforcement which is a plus.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:56 PM

5. I've known her

I live here where she was the top cop. I'm afraid she's got some baggage that might not work out so well. She's probably better where she is, or maybe as a cabinet member.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:23 PM

15. Zipplewrath....That was a concern of mine....

I've spent time doing my own vetting on the possible candidates. I want to see what's out that regarding the possibilities. I've read enough negative articles to leave me unimpressed with Klobuchar.

If I might ask, where did you meet Val Demings and what happened? Also, would you let me know where I can find the articles that are specific regarding what the baggage is.

Thanks...


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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:37 PM

21. Never met her personally

But she's been in local politics for years around here. Her husband still is. You can look in the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando weekly for articles about her. Most of it centers around discipline issues inside the sherrifs department.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-val-demings-profile-biden-running-mate-20200605-zmgqqhgpxrbcbhws4l22b66uaa-story.html

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:56 PM

6. orlando police officer for 27 yrs including yrs as chief. not a good look nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:26 PM

16. msongs.

Not a good look because she was a Police Chief or because of specifics? (I'm working on a project and doing my own vetting).

Thanks

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:03 PM

7. she would be perfect. just perfect.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:10 PM

8. The Orlando Cops were no saints

She has the same problem as Klobuchar, but with a more direct connection to the department.

There is some nasty stuff there under her term.

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Response to judeling (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:28 PM

17. Judeling....

Thanks for the feedback. What nasty stuff happened under her term>

Thanks for any info. you can give me.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:50 PM

22. The Orlando police are there to protect the tourists

So all the local communities are second and little things are stamped on hard. The issue came up when she first ran and her response that examples of bad policing are like finding prayer in a church was not a real excuse.
The most famous incident was her protection of the body slamming of an 83 year old that broke a vertebrae.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. She did work hard and made some real gains, but so did Klobuchar. The times just don't allow for a real explanation or defense.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:39 PM

9. I don't get this choice

She's a first time Rep! Not enough of the right kind of experience.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:51 PM

10. Yes! Agree.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 02:14 PM

12. Agreed

She would be a surprise pick

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:29 PM

18. Bayard!!!

Oh no! A "first time Rep"!! LOL! Sooo...who do you like?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:33 PM

20. She's not a first time rep

 

She won in 16, not 18.

And experience doesnít matter in elections. Never has.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 05:49 PM

23. Didn't that work for Obama?

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 02:10 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 02:17 PM

13. Val Demings is smart and an exciting up-and-comer, but I don't think so.

Two terms in her left-leaning district does not a seasoned politician make.

And as others have pointed out, her stint as police chief was not without controversy. There were many complaints about police brutality.

In the past, I have thought, "Oh, a black woman who has credibility with police--what a perfect balance to straddle the line for the election!" but I have come to fear that she may be the compromise that ends up pleasing no one.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:33 PM

19. Music Man....That had been my concern with her too.,....

In an initial search I didn't come up with all of the negatives that I'm hearing about on this post.

Thanks...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 02:19 PM

14. She's the best. nt

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 06:11 PM

24. Here's a couple of article I found online.....

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-val-demings-profile-biden-running-mate-20200605-zmgqqhgpxrbcbhws4l22b66uaa-story.html

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-val-demings-profile-biden-running-mate-20200605-zmgqqhgpxrbcbhws4l22b66uaa-story.html

I want to have the least amount of baggage, controversy, etc. as humanely possible! I DON'T want to be playing defense again (and we can't say but "Trump did this and Trump did that....)". Unfortunately, we have to play by different rules...

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