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    Quote Originally Posted by poster View Post
    Speaking strictly on early impressions, I like Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris the most.
    Klobuchar signed a letter in 2011 urging Obama to go after adult porn producers.
    Obama's Porn Problem With Liberals Who Want Adult Obscenity Fought
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    At first, it all seemed like another formulaic episode in the culture war: the religious right crusading against smut peddlers in the name of “family values”; liberals rolling their eyes at puritanical Republicans and their censorship-happy agenda. But a closer look at the events reveals a kink in the common narrative—and a potential shift in culture-war battle lines.
    Earlier this month, 42 senators signed a letter urging Attorney General Eric Holder to step up enforcement of federal obscenity laws. Among the cast of mostly Republican signers, one name stood out: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a staunch liberal from California, the de-facto porn capital of America. (Feinstein wasn’t available to comment for this story.)
    She wasn’t alone: five other Senate Democrats, including Minnesota’s left-wing warrior, Amy Klobuchar, also signed the letter, and they were applauded by feminists, leftist lawyers, and liberal academics. Together, this increasingly vocal segment of progressives is making the case that hardcore porn flies in the face of cherished liberal causes—and that Democrats should be leading the charge to take down its distributors.
    And Kamila Harris has been fighting against sex work for years.
    Kamala Harris’ Whorephobia Is Sadly No Surprise
    Thanks, but no thanks. I would not vote for either of them.

    both handled themselves very well during the Kavanaugh hearings.
    Those were pretty much a failure for Democrats. Were they able to derail Kav's nomination, I could see it being a selling point in 2020, but not with him on the bench.

    They appear tough, decisive, intelligent and logical. This will, of course, shape out more roundly as time moves forward and more is learned about each person.
    What you have to consider is that if both of them run they will end up stealing votes from each other. After all, they are both female, leftist, feminist, sex negative lawyers. So I hope either both of them run, or that neither does.

    Who I absolutely do not like is Biden, Clinton, Avenatti, and McAuliffe.
    What about Sherrod Brown? I do not know much about him, but his name has surfaced every so often.

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    Jimmy Carter can run again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by untermensche View Post
    Jimmy Carter can run again.
    I like JC, but my guess is he will be dead within the next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by untermensche View Post
    Jimmy Carter can run again.
    I like JC, but my guess is he will be dead within the next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Klobuchar signed a letter in 2011 urging Obama to go after adult porn producers.
    Obama's Porn Problem With Liberals Who Want Adult Obscenity Fought

    And Kamila Harris has been fighting against sex work for years.
    Kamala Harris’ Whorephobia Is Sadly No Surprise
    Thanks, but no thanks. I would not vote for either of them.

    both handled themselves very well during the Kavanaugh hearings.
    Those were pretty much a failure for Democrats. Were they able to derail Kav's nomination, I could see it being a selling point in 2020, but not with him on the bench.

    They appear tough, decisive, intelligent and logical. This will, of course, shape out more roundly as time moves forward and more is learned about each person.
    What you have to consider is that if both of them run they will end up stealing votes from each other. After all, they are both female, leftist, feminist, sex negative lawyers. So I hope either both of them run, or that neither does.

    Who I absolutely do not like is Biden, Clinton, Avenatti, and McAuliffe.
    What about Sherrod Brown? I do not know much about him, but his name has surfaced every so often.
    Thanks. I'm not sure what I think of any of this info on Klobachur or Harris, but I'll look into it and what their arguments are.

    As for Brown, I'm not familiar enough with him yet.

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    I voted for Bernie in the primary and I voted for Hillary in the election. I have no idea whom I will support yet. But if it comes up as Hillary again, I'll vote for her.
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    I was firmly behind Warren before I ever heard of Bernie, but now I think she would fall easily to Trump. He already nailed her with the "Pocahontas" thing and her then showing herelf to have no native blood. She should have called it a stupid distraction and not go prove him right/wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly_Penguin View Post
    I was firmly behind Warren before I ever heard of Bernie, but now I think she would fall easily to Trump. He already nailed her with the "Pocahontas" thing and her then showing herelf to have no native blood. She should have called it a stupid distraction and not go prove him right/wrong.
    I think that she made it much worse by taking the DNA test, then trying to collect the million bucks from Trump. But even if this hadn't happened, I just don't find her to be inspiring or having charisma. I can't imagine her coming close to capturing any red or purple state. The next democrat is going to need at least 56 or 57% of the vote next time to beat Trump. That's going to take a transformative politician like Beto, possibly Harris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    From the article,
    • Senators
      • Cory Booker of New Jersey
      • Sherrod Brown of Ohio
      • Kamala Harris of California
      • Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
      • Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
      • Jeff Merkley of Oregon
      • Bernie Sanders of Vermont
      • Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
    • Representatives
      • John Delaney of Maryland (declared)
      • Beto O'Rourke of Texas
      • Eric Swalwell of California
    • Governors
      • Steve Bullock of Montana
      • John Hickenlooper of Colorado
      • Jay Inslee of Washington
      • Terry McAuliffe of Virginia (former)
      • Deval Patrick of Massachusetts (former)
    • Others
      • Former Vice President Joe Biden
      • Businessman and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City
      • Attorney Michael Avenatti
      • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles
      • State Sen. Richard Ojeda of West Virginia (declared)
      • Activist and philanthropist Tom Steyer
      • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (added by myself)

    That's 8 senators, 3 representatives, 5 governors, and 7 others, a total of 23 candidates. Who will survive?
    I like that you included Hillary Clinton. A lot of polls are leaving her out, even though it is pretty clear she wants to run again. It is possible she might be persuaded not to ... but that does remain to be seen.

    Of the rest of the list, only Biden and Sanders would be considered "big names" for those outside of Democratic Party circles. Not everyone is as involved in politics after all. So the rest do need to work on name recognition. Well, Warren also has name recognition, but not in a good way. Biden and Sanders are older than dirt. So is Trump, but he'd be an incumbent which has some advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Harvestdancer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    From the article,
    • Senators
      • Cory Booker of New Jersey
      • Sherrod Brown of Ohio
      • Kamala Harris of California
      • Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
      • Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
      • Jeff Merkley of Oregon
      • Bernie Sanders of Vermont
      • Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
    • Representatives
      • John Delaney of Maryland (declared)
      • Beto O'Rourke of Texas
      • Eric Swalwell of California
    • Governors
      • Steve Bullock of Montana
      • John Hickenlooper of Colorado
      • Jay Inslee of Washington
      • Terry McAuliffe of Virginia (former)
      • Deval Patrick of Massachusetts (former)
    • Others
      • Former Vice President Joe Biden
      • Businessman and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City
      • Attorney Michael Avenatti
      • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles
      • State Sen. Richard Ojeda of West Virginia (declared)
      • Activist and philanthropist Tom Steyer
      • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (added by myself)

    That's 8 senators, 3 representatives, 5 governors, and 7 others, a total of 23 candidates. Who will survive?
    I like that you included Hillary Clinton. A lot of polls are leaving her out, even though it is pretty clear she wants to run again. It is possible she might be persuaded not to ... but that does remain to be seen.

    Of the rest of the list, only Biden and Sanders would be considered "big names" for those outside of Democratic Party circles. Not everyone is as involved in politics after all. So the rest do need to work on name recognition. Well, Warren also has name recognition, but not in a good way. Biden and Sanders are older than dirt. So is Trump, but he'd be an incumbent which has some advantage.
    Well, Harris is my state senator, so perhaps there's some geographical difference here, but... wasn't everyone watching the Kavanaugh hearing? She cannot be criticized for failing to throw herself in front of a camera whenever possible.

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