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Tue Jan 20, 2015, 11:58 PM

 

Had you the power, which non-pol would be POTUS two years from now?

I'm for Colbert, but I've tried to think of other (generally-liberal) people. I've probably missed some obvious choices, but you can blame the Jameson for that!

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Stephen Colbert
2 (13%)
Jon Stewart
0 (0%)
Bill Maher
0 (0%)
Oprah Winfrey
1 (7%)
Jeremy Scahill
1 (7%)
Glenn Greenwald
0 (0%)
Rachel Maddow
7 (47%)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
3 (20%)
James Hansen
0 (0%)
Other (please specify)
1 (7%)
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Stephen Retired Jan 2015 OP
elleng Jan 2015 #1
Stephen Retired Jan 2015 #15
elleng Jan 2015 #16
joshcryer Jan 2015 #2
Stephen Retired Jan 2015 #6
joshcryer Jan 2015 #7
Stephen Retired Jan 2015 #12
shenmue Jan 2015 #3
trueblue2007 Jan 2015 #9
Jamastiene Jan 2015 #24
1000words Jan 2015 #4
Ineeda Jan 2015 #5
taught_me_patience Jan 2015 #8
bettyellen Jan 2015 #19
JaneyVee Jan 2015 #10
BlueJazz Jan 2015 #11
Sancho Jan 2015 #13
Recursion Jan 2015 #14
1000words Jan 2015 #18
Stephen Retired Jan 2015 #20
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2015 #26
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2015 #17
Stephen Retired Jan 2015 #23
lovemydog Jan 2015 #21
First Speaker Jan 2015 #22
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2015 #25
TheKentuckian Jan 2015 #27

Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Tue Jan 20, 2015, 11:59 PM

1. Wes Clark

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:41 AM

15. Didn't he already run briefly?

 

I think it was 2008 (though it might have been 2004).

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Response to Stephen Retired (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:44 AM

16. Yes,

a bunch of us drafted him in 2004, but it's not a major part of him even tho he would have been and should have been elected.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:01 AM

2. You mispelled James Hansen.

Nice poll!

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:12 AM

6. Did naught!

 

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Response to Stephen Retired (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:13 AM

7. In your poll it's "James Hensen"!



I think he'd be awesome to avert climate change.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:20 AM

12. I LOVE THE MUPPETS, OKAY???

 

Actually, I've corrected my mistake.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:03 AM

3. These cats:

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Response to shenmue (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:14 AM

9. i would vote for them

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Response to shenmue (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:46 AM

24. I'm voting for the cats.

That is all I need to know. They are cats. I can't think of anything I don't love about cats, including their attitude. I can see the Republicans trying to backtalk a cat. They would be too afraid to do that, actually. I, for one, welcome our feline overlords. I'd love to see it.

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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:11 AM

5. Rachel because she's so darned well-rounded

and well-informed. Also, she's a woman and a lesbian. If she were a person of color, she'd hit all the marks! This would force all the RWNJs into looney bins. Win-win. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant, progressive scientist but might be limited in scope to be POTUS.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:13 AM

8. George Clooney n/t

 

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:21 AM

19. Clooney as VP under Rachel Maddow!

 

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:14 AM

10. Richard Trumka.

 

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:17 AM

11. I went with Bill Maher. He gets pretty pissed sometimes and lays down the law.

 

Wouldn't take any crap from anybody.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:22 AM

13. Thomas Hartmann

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:26 AM

14. Which non-athlete would you have quarterback the superbowl?

it's a political job; being right isn't what makes an effective President (lots of DU doesn't seem to grasp this... I call it the Sorkin Complex).

If "lobbyist" doesn't count as a politician, maybe Chad Griffin.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:24 AM

20. Cory Booker

 

He could rescue his team from a 20-point halftime deficit!

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Response to Recursion (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 03:05 AM

26. George Washington, Zachary Taylor, U.S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Dwight Eisenhower

 

All non-politicians.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:50 AM

17. I wouldn't trust most of those people to run a bake sale, let alone the executive branch

"comedian" and "public intellectual" and "TV personality" seem like fundamentally different skillsets to those required in high-level politics.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:31 AM

23. As opposed to the dedicated professionals we have now?

 

I voted for Obama twice, and I don't regret it. The subversive suggestion of this thread is that maybe, just maybe, we could benefit from an iconoclastic President who takes a dim view of our current set-up.

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:26 AM

21. Angela Davis

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:28 AM

22. Will Pitt

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 02:59 AM

25. Susan Sarandon or Joan Baez

 

"History has tried to teach us that we can't have good government under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of government couldn't be wise." Mark Twain

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Response to Stephen Retired (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 07:56 AM

27. Michio Kaku

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