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Sun Mar 5, 2017, 03:53 PM

The leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination based on high

name recognition, ability to energize the progressive Democratic base and win the November General Election are going to be Elizabeth Warren-MA and Martin OMalley-MD. The Democratic party establishment base headed by fellow Marylander Tom Perez-current DNC chair will in 2020 coalesce around Martin OMalley. Hillary Clinton,John Kerry,and Al Gore will be portrayed as losers, Losing a winnable Presidential race against a controversial Republican opponent Bush43 and Trump. Bernie Sanders is going to be in his late 70's. OMalley is the most experienced candidate for President, former Mayor of Baltimore-1999 to 2007, former Governor of Maryland-2007 to 2015. OMalley also ran for President in 2016, Losing in the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton who was the favored by the establishment wing of the Democratic Party and Bernie Sanders who was favored by the progressive base of the Democratic party. OMalley could then appoint Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro-TX as his Vice Presidential runningmate. Omalley/Castro ticket could carry the Clinton 2016 states 232ev plus pick up AZ,FL,and NC-287ev or pick up PA,MI,and WI-278ev.

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Reply The leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination based on high (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 OP
Chasstev365 Mar 2017 #1
MadBadger Mar 2017 #2
moonscape Mar 2017 #7
NNadir Mar 2017 #3
KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #10
NNadir Mar 2017 #16
citood Mar 2017 #4
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #6
citood Mar 2017 #18
loyalsister Mar 2017 #8
PhilosopherKing Mar 2017 #5
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #12
StevieM Mar 2017 #19
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #22
davsand Mar 2017 #9
OnDoutside Mar 2017 #14
Stinky The Clown Mar 2017 #11
CK_John Mar 2017 #13
longship Mar 2017 #15
dawg Mar 2017 #17
Thrill Mar 2017 #20
Hekate Mar 2017 #21

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 03:56 PM

1. I wouldn't rule out WA. Gov Jay Inslee!

 

Not well know yet, but a lot of time before 2020!

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:00 PM

2. Nobody is going to coalesce around O'Malley

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Response to MadBadger (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:51 PM

7. This! n/t

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:01 PM

3. I'd love to see Al Franken run. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:00 PM

10. Keep your eye on Kamala Harris. - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:11 PM

16. Don't know anything about her, never heard of her, in fact.

I googled her though, and see she's California's new Senator.

I do know who Al Franken is. He's out in front of the Senate, highly intelligent, tough, honest and fair, as fair as one can be under these awful circumstances.

After Obama, I'm not afraid to believe that a newcomer of whom I've not heard might be great, but right now, I'm hoping for a wide primary with excellent candidates, and I'm hoping Al Franken is one of them.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:04 PM

4. OMalley?

Sometimes a candidate just doesn't do well on a national stage.

How could HRC, Gore, and Kerry be thrown overboard as 'losers', and OMalley presumed a contender, after his primary performance?

Makes no sense.

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Response to citood (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:45 PM

6. HRC,Gore,and Kerry were the Democratic nominee for President in 2016,2000,and 2004 and they lost the

electoral college vote to Trump in 2016, and Bush43 in 2000 and 2004. We can legitimately argue that the state Governors in FL-Scott,MI-Snyder,and WI-Walker rigged the election for Trump in 2016, OH-Taft and FL-Jeb Bush rigged the election for Bush43 in 2000 and 2004. Democratic Party establishment is not going to recycle past nominees for President.
Martin OMALLEY lost because he did not energize the progressive base of the Democratic party like Obama did in 2008 when running against HRC, and Sanders did in 2016 against HRC. HRC and Sanders had much higher name recognition and endorsements than OMALLEY.
The advantage OMALLEY has is potential top tier Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election ie Booker-NJ,Brown-OH,Cuomo-NY,Franken-MN,Gillibrand-NY,Harris-CA,Hickenlooper-CO,Inslee-WA,Kaine-VA and McAullife-VA have said no to a 2020 Democratic Presidential run.
The remaining top tier candidate in 2020 besides OMALLEY and Warren is Julian Castro-TX.
Julian Castro-TX would be an excellent VP runningmate to either OMALLEY or Warren.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 07:52 PM

18. You just used several hundred words...

...to tell me OMalley's biggest selling point is the better candidates have already decided to sit the race out?

I will bet any takers a hundred gazillion dollars that OMalley will never be the nominee. I don't even know anything about him or his policies...which is precisely why I can make such a prediction, as his last run made that small an impression.

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Response to citood (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:56 PM

8. If the 16 election were driven by realistic political assessment of climate and candidates

Hillary and Bernie and others would have mentored and rallied behind O'Malley.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:36 PM

5. Jason Kander

Up and coming.

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Response to PhilosopherKing (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:17 PM

12. I like Jason Kander-MO but are recent losing US Senate nominees viable candidates. Kander/Feingold20

Kander-MO political experience is 2 terms as MO state Representative 2008-2012, 1 term as MO Secretary of State 2012-2016, He was the Democratic nominee for US Senate in MO in 2016 losing to Republican incumbent Roy Blunt by a narrow 3 percent margin outperforming Clinton who lost MO by a 19 percent margin.
If Kander were to be the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, he would need to appoint an experienced United States Senator as his runningmate.
former 3term US Senator Russ Feingold-WI.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 07:59 PM

19. For the record, Kander would have won the Senate seat had it not been for the Comey intervention.

He is one of four Comey Republicans, along with Toomey in PA, Johnson in WI, and Burr in NC.

I agree that Kander won't be the Democratic nominee in 2020.

But for the record, nobody would have guessed in November 2000 that the next president we elected would be a state senator who just got blown out in a Democratic primary for a House seat.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 08:27 PM

22. Kander would be a perfect Democratic Vice Presidential runningmate to whoever gets the Democratic

nomination for President in 2020.
Had Kander won the 2016 MO US Senate Race and the Democratic nominee for MO Governor won in 2016, Kander would be the top tier Democratic candidate for President in 2020.
Abraham Lincoln is the only POTUS that was elected POTUS right after losing a contested US Senate Race in IL.
Barack Obama gave the DNC keynote address in 2004 right before he became US Senator.
Julian Castro of Texas gave the DNC keynote address in 2012.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 04:58 PM

9. There's a fair amount that's gonna happen in the upcoming months.

Not picking a candidate yet and I'd hope to gawd nobody else does either. We cant afford to f*ck this one up.



Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:26 PM

14. Correct. In my mind no one has set themselves apart from the rest, apart from Franken, there's lots

of water to go under the bridge first.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:12 PM

11. O'Malley won't be able to win the primary let alone the national rave.

I live in Maryland. I know him well enough to know all his political flaws starting with the fact that he isn't nearly charismatic enough, his band notwithstanding.





(google "Martin O'Malley band" if you're interested)

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:21 PM

13. IMO, Oprah, Cuban should be added, not sure if they would be on a party. nt

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 05:44 PM

15. Hint: perpetual presidential campaigning utterly sucks and accomplishes nothing. nt

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:31 PM

17. I like O'Malley a lot.

I can't wrap my mind around the utter lack of enthusiasm people seem to have for this very capable, liberal two-term governor.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 08:01 PM

20. I think Howard Schultz is stepping down

To prepare to run

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 08:08 PM

21. Hmmmmm

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