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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 03:15 PM

23. Agreed. But I don't see another female candidate with the kind of strength,

capability, or experience that Hillary had. And Hillary didnít lose. It was STOLEN from her.

I like Kamala Harris. Smart. Resilient. Brilliant! And young-ish. I just wish she had a few more years in the Senate first. But she does have a lot going for her. Including guts, and she remains cool under fire. VERY important. And she knows the law.

I like Elizabeth Warren, but sheís a one-trick pony so far. Her signature strength is in consumer protections - and thatís a very good thing. But her portfolio isnít wide or deep enough, IMO. And I canít forget how she sat things out and played coy all through the 2016 primary season, while EVERY OTHER Democratic woman in the U.S. Senate immediately stood up for Hillary. Where the fuck was she - until the very end when Clinton had clinched the nomination??? Thatís not showing courage! OR leadership! I was MASSIVELY disappointed in her for that reason, and I remain so. That said, she would absolutely have my vote if she becomes our nominee. (I feel the same reluctance for the same reason toward the still-underwhelming Jeff Merkley, btw, and heís my Senator now.)

Amy Klobuchar - I like her, too. A lot. But thereís not too much of a really high profile there, nor much pizazz. For those who must be ďexcitedĒ by the prospective nominee, seems to me she doesnít move the meter much. Sad but true, and superficial as hell, but having pizazz actually counts, and counts for a lot. Might make a terrific VP though!

Hillary remains the only one who had it all, at least to me. But as much as it hurts me to say it, and as much as we still need her, I hope she doesnít run. I hated seeing her battered like that. Just HATED it! And I donít want to see her tormented and persecuted anymore! She deserved - and still deserves - so much better.

I still want US DEMS to be the party that finally seats a female Chief executive behind that Resolute Desk. At least, before the bad guys can do it with Nikki Haley or some such. I want that epic a history-making achievement to be OURS!

But Job One is to WIN. Iíll vote, donate to, and work for WHOMEVER we wind up nominating. Male or female, young or old, white or not, Biden or Beto.

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