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This is mainly directed at Democrats, but all views are welcome.

I’m not really thinking of the Dem primaries, but rather the kind of candidate they will have to run in 2020 to beat Trump. Let’s face it – 1/3rd of the electorate, Trump’s base, will vote for him for sure unless something cataclysmic happens. Dems will need someone who is everything that Trump is not, to have a realistic chance of carrying the majority of the remaining 2/3rd.

Which is why I’m not thrilled with the folks signed up so far. I think anyone too far left, the progressive bunch, will alienate the middle and turn off the moderates, with zero chance of attracting moderate republicans. You need somebody who’s a left leaning moderate to carry most of this spectrum.

Tulsi Gabbard – Almost a fruitcake, and I doubt America is ready for a Hindu president;

Kamala Harris – Probably a warm and engaging person, but her prosecutorial tone when talking of serious stuff is rather dismaying;

Elizabeth Harris – Cold, unlikable, shrill, far left, cannot relate to most folks. Definitely has a likeability problem, along with the ridiculous DNA test that did more damage than good;

Biden – Qualified, but unexciting to the point of being boring;

Bloomberg – Same as Biden. I doubt if his pet issues of gun control and the environment will be inspiring enough to get him elected. This election will be about kitchen-table issues.

Which brings us to Beto. He’s left of center, articulate, thoughtful, intellectual and inspiring.

Thoughts??

Deep

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Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 639 Deep1 28-Jan-19 15:18
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 69 Eddie Larry 28-Jan-19 15:34
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 58 Barbelo 28-Jan-19 21:19
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 53 Eddie Larry 28-Jan-19 22:43
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 64 Sirfiroth 28-Jan-19 17:36
Can you imagine Sirf...if Trump had a history like 'Beto'. ? 68 Racho 28-Jan-19 18:27
Re: Can you imagine Sirf...if Trump had a history like 'Beto'. ? 66 Deep1 28-Jan-19 18:55
Re: Can you imagine Sirf...if Trump had a history like 'Beto'. ? 64 Racho 28-Jan-19 18:57
Re: Can you imagine Sirf...if Trump had a history like 'Beto'. ? 59 WhoWeird 28-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Can you imagine Sirf...if Trump had a history like 'Beto'. ? 66 Racho 28-Jan-19 19:37
It's way too early 54 drrayeye 28-Jan-19 20:47
Re: It's way too early 55 Barbelo 28-Jan-19 21:16
Re: It's way too early 47 drrayeye 29-Jan-19 05:26
Re: It's way too early 62 Barbelo 29-Jan-19 06:52
Re: It's way too early 52 WhoWeird 28-Jan-19 22:06
A parallel question 60 drrayeye 02-Feb-19 23:39
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 39 Deep1 12-Feb-19 16:23
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 42 WhoWeird 12-Feb-19 17:35
He's Running! 26 Deep1 14-Mar-19 15:01
Re: He's Running! 24 eli stills 14-Mar-19 15:30
Re: He's Running! 29 WhoWeird 14-Mar-19 15:37
Re: He's Running! 15 Archaic 19-Mar-19 06:15
Yay...! ;) He can run but he can't hide... 22 Racho 15-Mar-19 20:39
Re: Yay...! ;) He can run but he can't hide... 22 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:01
Re: Yay...! ;) He can run but he can't hide... 17 WhoWeird 15-Mar-19 21:03
2 Minute Troll 23 Barbelo 15-Mar-19 21:07
Re: 2 Minute Troll 19 Eddie Larry 15-Mar-19 21:20
Re: 2 Minute Troll 22 WhoWeird 15-Mar-19 21:27
Re: Yay...! ;) He can run but he can't hide... 13 WhoWeird 15-Mar-19 21:04
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 20 WhoWeird 14-Mar-19 15:35
Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 23 WhoWeird 15-Mar-19 17:33
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 31 Aine 15-Mar-19 22:43
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 25 Brian Patterson 16-Mar-19 02:11
Looks Cool In A Dress 23 Barbelo 16-Mar-19 02:47
Re: Looks Cool In A Dress 19 WhoWeird 16-Mar-19 04:49
Wax My Ass & Scrub My Balls 32 Barbelo 16-Mar-19 06:11
Love the Oxen Dung: A Message To JFK 22 Barbelo 16-Mar-19 20:48
Nick Names 24 calisurfer30 19-Mar-19 00:17
Guess Who? 22 Barbelo 19-Mar-19 03:12
Re: Guess Who? 15 WhoWeird 19-Mar-19 11:32
Re: Guess Who? 13 Barbelo 19-Mar-19 19:53
Re: Guess Who? 13 WhoWeird 19-Mar-19 19:56
Me too 12 drrayeye 20-Mar-19 04:08
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 15 Racho 19-Mar-19 23:42
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 9 WhoWeird 19-Mar-19 23:58
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 12 Aine 19-Mar-19 23:58
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 16 Racho 20-Mar-19 02:08
Re: Beto Is Officially The Coolest Presidential Candidate Ever 14 Barbelo 20-Mar-19 02:22
You can't go after Beto . . . 14 drrayeye 20-Mar-19 04:12
I've said this before Ray... 18 Racho 20-Mar-19 06:24
superficial personalization 19 drrayeye 20-Mar-19 21:26
They're scared already 24 drrayeye 19-Mar-19 05:28
Re: They're scared already 19 Barbelo 19-Mar-19 11:17
Like I said 18 drrayeye 19-Mar-19 15:46
Re: Like I said 18 WhoWeird 19-Mar-19 16:05
Re: Like I said I Must Be Delusional 16 Barbelo 19-Mar-19 19:52
Re: Like I said I Must Be Delusional 18 Aine 19-Mar-19 22:40
Re: Like I said I Must Be Delusional 16 Barbelo 20-Mar-19 00:02
Re: Like I said I Must Be Delusional 18 Aine 20-Mar-19 00:42
Re: Like I said I Must Be Delusional 17 Barbelo 20-Mar-19 01:21
Lying Ted 14 drrayeye 20-Mar-19 04:49
Re: Lying Ted 21 Barbelo 20-Mar-19 06:47
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 33 Archaic 19-Mar-19 06:12
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 23 WhoWeird 19-Mar-19 11:34
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 32 Aine 19-Mar-19 13:24
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 23 WhoWeird 21-Mar-19 10:44
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 9 Aine 21-Mar-19 23:37
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 11 WhoWeird 21-Mar-19 23:41
Re: Should Beto O'Rourke run for President? 11 Brian Patterson 22-Mar-19 01:55


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