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Sun Mar 3, 2019, 12:56 PM

 

Meet Pete Buttigieg.







If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Autumn Mar 3 OP
TCJ70 Mar 3 #1
patricia92243 Mar 3 #2
marylandblue Mar 3 #3
Autumn Mar 3 #6
Autumn Mar 3 #7
lapfog_1 Mar 3 #4
Autumn Mar 3 #5
marylandblue Mar 3 #9
Autumn Mar 3 #11
marylandblue Mar 3 #13
patricia92243 Mar 3 #12
crazycatlady Mar 3 #14
Autumn Mar 3 #15
Autumn Mar 4 #20
Bucky Mar 4 #16
lapfog_1 Mar 4 #18
TexasTowelie Mar 3 #8
Garrett78 Mar 3 #10
Name removed Mar 4 #17
Shrek Mar 4 #19
patricia92243 Mar 4 #21
Garrett78 Mar 5 #22
IrishEyes Mar 5 #23
ucrdem Mar 5 #24

Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 12:58 PM

1. His Pod Save America interview was great!

 

Definitely a good addition to the choices.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:01 PM

2. I think if he can get even a little bit of publicity (Rachel Maddow) he will go

 

places. He is the best communicator since Ronald Reagan. His message is right on target and he is young and attractive - and these things do matter.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:17 PM

3. I agree with you and I think he will get more coverage

 

The media loves a good storyteller. This was Obama's secret. Mayor Pete gets it.
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:30 PM

6. Yes he does get it.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:32 PM

7. I agree. His communication skills are amazing.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:19 PM

4. his biggest boat anchor

 

is that he is from or is located in Indiana.

He has to win a national office or at least a governorship... I don't think we are ready to nominate a small town mayor as President. The population of South Bend is roughly the same as the population of my little tiny suburb here in CA... my city is so small that many people that live and work in Silicon Valley haven't even heard of it. The only reason that people have heard of South Bend is that it is home of Notre Dame University and it is the 4th largest city in Indiana.

So he needs to be a Senator, Congressperson or Governor from Indiana.

And that is just going to be difficult for a Democrat. Much like Beto winning the Senate seat in Texas.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Kamala Harris

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:30 PM

5. I think it time to move past the thought that we can only elect a Senator, Congressperson

 

or Governor. If he can get on the national stage I think he would be fine. He's brilliant young man, very eloquent and insightful. He has a grasp on the problems we face and how we got in this mess that I have heard from no one else.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:28 PM

9. +1 Trump smashed through all the old gatekeepers.

 

Now anybody can be President if they can just grab the spotlight.
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Response to marylandblue (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

11. Not everybody is Trump. He was an aberration brought about and supported by the Republicans.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 05:50 PM

13. He's more than an aberration. He changed the rules.

 

In particular, he removed the power of gatekeepers like the media and party structures. No all by himself though. Sanders took on the Democratic Party establishment and got pretty far. He also took on the assumption that someone from the "crazy left" could never make it.


Before both of them Obama harnessed the internet to bypass the old fundraising and organizing gatekeepers.

So if Buttigieg gets enough exposure, money and volunteers will come pouring in. Although, O'Rourke is in a better position for this kind of campaign, since he already has done it once.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:45 PM

12. The rule used to be the less baggage they had the better candidate. Baggage

 

is usually accrued by being a senator, etc.

He has enough experience but with less baggage than most.
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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 07:26 PM

14. But we 'elected' a man with no government experience with more baggage than an airport

 

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 08:16 PM

15. No we didn't elect that man. We knew he had baggage and so did the republicans.

 

Someone with baggage like that in our party would never have been allowed on the stage.
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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 12:29 PM

20. What he has is a grasp on the problems we face and the will to tackle them. Without owing

 

anything to his "esteemed colleague" on the other side.
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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 09:32 AM

16. You're right. This Lincoln character actually LOST his senate bid. How can be president?

 

Sorry, but ONE TERM in Congress almost two decades in the past is not a serious qualification for the presidency, not these crises-bound times. We need a real leader, not a one-term loser whose main claim to fame is being a corporate lawyer for railroad interests and getting his ass handed to him by Stephan Douglass once already.
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Response to Bucky (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 09:46 AM

18. yes you certainly put me in my place

 

I remember those televised debates between Lincoln and Douglas!

It was something to behold. The handsome Mr. Lincoln did a great job.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:22 PM

8. K&R for Pete.

 

He is on my preferred list of candidates.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 03:28 PM

10. I hope he gets a cabinet post. He's very impressive.

 

I can see him being a contender in 2028.
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Mon Mar 4, 2019, 12:21 PM

19. As a slogan I think "Feel the Butt" has a lot going for it n/t

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Tulsi Gabbard

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Response to Shrek (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 06:58 PM

21. lol - might have to mull this one over before we decide :)

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:54 AM

22. Make him Secretary of Defense and watch Republican heads explode.

 

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Kamala Harris

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:39 AM

23. He might be a good choice for vice president or a cabinet position.

 

At 37 years old, his youth and energy could be a good match with an older more experienced presidential candidate. I really like him. I'm not sure if this is the right election for him to run for president. Of course, if he gets the nomination I will be happy to vote and campaign for him. I'm still undecided for the primary election.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:51 AM

24. He has a very musical name.

 

Okay I got it out of my system!

p.s. K'n'R
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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