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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:24 PM

According to wikipedia, VA Governor Terry McAullife-D has publicly expressed interest in a

2020 Presidential run.
Terry McAullife's successor as VA Governor assuming he wins the Democratic primary and the November 2017 General Election- Tom Perriello-D would be the perfect Democratic nominee for President in 2020. He is a progressive Democrat who represented a conservative District while he served in the US House for 1 term from 2009-2011. He also served as US Ambassador to a region in Africa. Since VA Governorship is a 1term limit state and both VA US Senate seats are held by Democrats, Perriello could run for President in 2020.
If Perriello is the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, Julian Castro-TX would be the perfect VP runningmate.
If McAullife is the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris-CA would be the perfect VP runningmate.

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Reply According to wikipedia, VA Governor Terry McAullife-D has publicly expressed interest in a (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 OP
Trust Buster Mar 2017 #1
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2017 #2
karynnj Mar 2017 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #4
mvd Mar 2017 #17
brooklynite Mar 2017 #48
Wellstone ruled Mar 2017 #52
brooklynite Mar 2017 #57
BainsBane Mar 2017 #61
brooklynite Mar 2017 #47
Tatiana Mar 2017 #5
elfin Mar 2017 #6
Bleacher Creature Mar 2017 #7
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #14
Big Blue Marble Mar 2017 #8
emulatorloo Mar 2017 #37
Big Blue Marble Mar 2017 #40
emulatorloo Mar 2017 #44
Big Blue Marble Mar 2017 #50
emulatorloo Mar 2017 #53
dchill Mar 2017 #9
GP6971 Mar 2017 #10
spooky3 Mar 2017 #11
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #15
GWC58 Mar 2017 #19
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #20
GWC58 Mar 2017 #29
ileus Mar 2017 #18
elehhhhna Mar 2017 #12
BeyondGeography Mar 2017 #13
Blue_true Mar 2017 #16
Bettie Mar 2017 #21
KittyWampus Mar 2017 #22
JTFrog Mar 2017 #24
KittyWampus Mar 2017 #34
Post removed Mar 2017 #23
Blue Idaho Mar 2017 #25
TNLib Mar 2017 #26
Initech Mar 2017 #27
WhiteTara Mar 2017 #28
Va Lefty Mar 2017 #32
WhiteTara Mar 2017 #33
BannonsLiver Mar 2017 #30
hibbing Mar 2017 #31
delisen Mar 2017 #35
emulatorloo Mar 2017 #36
DefenseLawyer Mar 2017 #38
Hekate Mar 2017 #41
DefenseLawyer Mar 2017 #43
emulatorloo Mar 2017 #45
Hekate Mar 2017 #39
Horse with no Name Mar 2017 #42
AgadorSparticus Mar 2017 #46
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2017 #49
Tiggeroshii Mar 2017 #51
MyMission Mar 2017 #54
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #56
MyMission Mar 2017 #58
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #62
nkpolitics1212 Mar 2017 #63
58Sunliner Mar 2017 #55
Egnever Mar 2017 #59
BainsBane Mar 2017 #60

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:25 PM

1. As if we don't already have enough problems.

 

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:25 PM

2. God help us.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:26 PM

3. NO NO NO

Look up the 1996 election when he was involved -- consider that AL Gore was hurt 4 years later because of money given at a Buddhist temple.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:28 PM

4. McAuliffe? Haven't we learned anything?

Former DNC chair, Clinton colleague, FBI investigation over campaign contributions? No, no, no. Please, can't we have somebody who isn't part of the old DNC machine?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:56 PM

17. Agree

He would do nothing to inspire those who supported Sanders. What we need is someone who can bridge together the different factions of the party.

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Response to mvd (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:06 AM

48. Perhaps you could locate an acceptably progressive candidate who can run a national campaign?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #48)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:50 AM

52. Going to say,WHAT!!!!

 

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #52)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:02 AM

57. I was perfectly clear...

Whatever you think of Terry McAullife, he won an election in a Purple State. If you want more progressive options to run, make sure they can be equally competitive in States that aren't safely Blue.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #48)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 04:00 AM

61. Al Franken would be good

Sherrod Brown. I'm sure there are many more. Political parties never suffer from an absence of people with presidential ambitions.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:05 AM

47. Someone who got elected in 2013...

...Can't have people like THAT hanging around...

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:28 PM

5. Good Lord, no.

I'm sorry, but no. We'd run into another Kerry situation. Perfectly capable candidate, but difficult to sell to LIVs.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:29 PM

6. GoodGAWD NO! EOM

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

7. Wikipedia??

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:45 PM

14. Go to the wikipedia site, Type in 2020 united states presidential election

scroll down to the Democratic Party section and you'll see Terry McAullife's name on the candidates who publicly expressed interest section.
I agree that McAullife is a terrible Democratic Presidential nominee. We need to unite behind the progressive alternative whether it is Elizabeth Warren or Martin OMalley.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

8. No not McAwful

He is a Clintonian.

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:16 PM

37. Ah yes, the EVIL HILLARY meme lives on.

Perhaps you have a fascinating Breitbart article to share with us.

As to McCaulliffe seriously doubt he will run. Certainly has no chance in hell of winning.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:37 PM

40. Wow just wow.

You sure read a lot in to a post. For God's sake, I voted for Hillary and for Bill twice.
Not to mention I voted, donated the max in the primaries, and volunteered for Obama.

I have personally met both Barack and Michelle Obama.

My point was that McAuliffe (you misspelled his name.) is from the past
and very much associated with the Clintons. We need fresh faces going forward.

And, by the way,, I have been here since July of 2004. You owe me an apology.

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:59 PM

44. Thanks for the clarification.

Your post reads as though anybody who likes the Clintons ought to be beheaded.

We heard a ton of that type of crap here from trolls during primary 2016.

I'm sorry if I am still a little touchy. I do appreciate the clarification, a lot..

I agree with you that McAulliffe is from the past. I don't think he has much to offer. To me that doesn't have anything to do w the Clintons.

I think I joined up in '04 as well, been a crazy ride.



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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #44)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:45 AM

50. Thanks!

We are all pretty sensitive these days.

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #50)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:53 AM

53. ...

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

9. Thank you, no.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:30 PM

10. One of the last

people I want to see running.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:32 PM

11. He's been a much better governor than I expected.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:48 PM

15. He also would be a much better Presidential candidate than Hillary Clinton.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:46 PM

19. Yeah, too bad Hillary didn't get the WH

We all know she'd be way, way better than the buffoon in there now. But, no to Terry. Also no Martin O' Malley.

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:12 PM

20. I am no fan of Terry but I believe we are underestimating his Presidential candidacy.

Terry's candidacy should not be judged based on his sleazy personal but based on his performance as Governor of VA, his last elected position. If a Democrat wins the 2017 VA Governors Race whether it is Northam or Perriello and either of them defeats GOP nominee Ed Gillespie by a 5 percent margin or greater, then Terry's Presidential candidacy will gain merit. If Progressives want to defeat Terry in the Democratic primary, we need to unite behind one candidate ie Elizabeth Warren, multiple progressive field will lead to Terry's winning the Democratic primary. If Terry wins the Democratic primary, he would need to appoint CA US Senator Kamala Harris as his VP runningmate, Harris is a strong progressive- she will help Terry appeal to the Obama wing of the Democratic party, she is a female, she would help Terry do well with female voters. Harris would increase voter turnout in the African American community allowing Terry to win all of the Clinton 2016 states plus MI,PA, and WI. Lastly I would like to see Trump lose re-election to an unpopular Democratic challenger like Terry, It will mean that Trump was a lousy President.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:58 PM

29. Was, and IS

a lousy president! I knew it was going to be bad, but this is a rediculously lousy, corrupt and totally inept administration. Any White House with the likes of Steve Bannon, well, says absolute corruption!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:10 PM

18. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:33 PM

12. Not on the democratic ticket.

 

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:40 PM

13. Yuck

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:52 PM

16. No. nt

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:17 PM

21. No. Not McAullife

Please.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:18 PM

22. Welcome to DU. How nice you start a thread to facilitate trashing

 

a Democrat.

The election is a long way in the future with midterms coming up close.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:32 PM

24. Just FYI, OP says wikipedia, not wikileaks.

 

Now I'm confused, lol.

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Response to JTFrog (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:27 PM

34. Thanks for the fact-check. I will edit. Much appreciated.

 

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:43 PM

25. This lifelong Democrat says...

No. Not then, not ever.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:49 PM

26. I don't think he'll win

N/t

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:51 PM

27. My response:

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:54 PM

28. Oh no! That would be a disaster

he has baggage. Isn't charismatic and a bit of a dufus.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:05 PM

32. That's our Governor!

Please no

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:15 PM

33. He's been a great governor and I have been

especially pleased because of his baggage. But to try for president would be the Peter Principle in real life.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:03 PM

30. Nyet. Nein. No.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:05 PM

31. Gawd no n/t

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:36 PM

35. Distraction The battle is today and it is not a sport. Dream-teaming about 2020 is a waste.


One reason we are in a mess is to many people thinking our country is a male team sport and we the people are fans.

This isn't about playing a game in some stadium with a corporate logo plastered on it.



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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:11 PM

36. So what.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:21 PM

38. If the Democratic Party forces someone like McAullife on us

 

I'm seriously done. Because if that's the case it's clear that the only thing that matters is keeping control of the club, not winning elections.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:39 PM

41. You misunderstand the OP. The "Democratic Party" isn't "forcing" anyone on us....

Fantasy Football -- or rather, Fantasy Presidential Candidates -- is this poster's personal obsession. Day after day after day, sometimes more than once a day, he floats potential candidates for potus in 2020. No other office seems to interest him. 2018 holds no charm. Gerrymandering and voter suppression -- pft.

I'll give him this, though -- he always gets a lot of people to play along. Just don't think this is the Party talking, or even the individuals in question.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:49 PM

43. I understand that.

 

I guess in my mind the only way an guy like that would get the nomination would be if he were "forced" upon us by the party leaders, not because of some groundswell of support.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #43)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:02 AM

45. The only way he would get the nomination is if he got more votes in the primary.

In my view that's highly unlikely.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:24 PM

39. Oh *there* you are. A day without the office pool is like a day wihout sunshine.

Who ya got coming up for Senator in your state? Or Congressman?

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:45 PM

42. No fucking way. N/t

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:05 AM

46. No. We need Corey Booker or someone a bit younger and inspirational

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:48 AM

51. Almost as bad a DNC chair as DWS was

 

Except at least DWS won us an election.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 01:18 AM

54. Dems need a fresh, young, energizing candidate

Neither Hillary nor Bernie fit that description, nor does McAuliffe.Obama did, as did Bill Clinton in his day. I think the party should look at the younger candidates for the DNC chair, and some others that were discussed before the DNC election, as potential presidential candidates. I don't recall any names at the moment, but was interested in what I read about the "other" or potential candidates.

Both Hillary and Bernie were energizing to many, but for different reasons. And Bernie offered fresh ideas and a fresh face, even though he was an older candidate. Hillary would have been an amazing president, but she was too tied to the establishment for many, tainted rather than fresh for too many who didn't get out and vote.
If you want to get younger people(dems and independents) to vote, you need a younger, charismatic candidate, in my opinion

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Response to MyMission (Reply #54)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 07:29 AM

56. I agree with you that Democrats need a fresh young energizing candidate but who is that candidate?

Julian Castro-TX has not ran for or held any statewide elected positions. Running for the US Senate in 2018 and winning outright or losing by a narrow to high single digit margin would increase his chances of being a viable candidate. Castro would be an excellent VP candidate.
Cory Booker-NJ does not satisfy the progressive base.
Tom Perriello-VA if he wins the Democratic nomination for Governor of VA and the November General Election in 2017 would make him a viable candidate to stop Terry from winning the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Reply #56)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 02:40 AM

58. many names to watch over the next few years

Jason Kandler was mentioned during the DNC election.
Pete buttigieg was impressive, but will still be under 40 in 2020.
Jaime Harrison, another DNC chair candidate will be in his 40's, as will
Sally Boynton-Brown.
Who knows, Ellison or Perez, both in their 50's,could emerge as a potential candidates, but neither appears to be the best option at the moment.
As for women, Elizabeth Warren is amazing, but (forgive me) too old.
Kirsten Gillibrand,Kamala Greene, and Tammy Duckworth are 3 women who impress me.
There are many others, and time will tell. I just hope that the democratic powers that be will be open to a relative newcomer.

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Response to MyMission (Reply #58)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:28 PM

62. Jason Kander-MO would make an excellent VP runningmate.

He is under 40, too inexperienced to run in 2020 but could run in 2024 if Trump wins re-election or 2028 if the Democratic Presidential nominee defeats Trump in 2020.
A Kamala Harris/Jason Kander ticket would be an excellent ticket. Harris has 4 years service in the US Senate, is a former District Attorney and State Attorney General.

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Response to MyMission (Reply #58)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 07:22 PM

63. Another name to be mentioned is Martin Heinrich-NM

Heinrich is a current US Senator from NM-a battleground state in the Southwest, he is under 50 years old. Put Heinrich in the same ticket with Jason Kander-MO (Heinrich for President, Kander for Vice President) Democrats will hold onto all of the Clinton 2016 states 232ev plus AZ-11 (243ev),IA-6 (249ev),NC-15(264ev), and PA-20 (284ev)

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 02:40 AM

55. Decent enough as gov but has hoof in mouth disease.

Did you see him at the convention? Cringe-worthy.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:56 AM

59. Oh fuck no

 

Just what in the fuck

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:58 AM

60. No

I will say he has done some things as governor that have impressed me, but he is not what we need in a presidential candidate. Just no.

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