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« Reply #975 on: March 19, 2017, 12:24:15 pm »
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Kasich's posse is having a reunion:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170310/daily-briefing-kasich-and-friends-gathering-to-reminisce-on-presidential-run

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Ohio's governor will gather with the aides and volunteers for his unsuccessful presidential campaign for a "Team Kasich Appreciation Party" on Wednesday.

The day marks the one-year anniversary of Kasich's only win in the Republican primaries, a 47-percent to 36-percent win over now-President Donald Trump in his home state of Ohio.

The evening "thank you" event at Strongwater Food and Spirits in Franklinton is sponsored by the remnants of his presidential campaign committee, Kasich for America.


Here's the only other press I could find on this event:

http://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/for_one_night_only_john_kasich.html

I guess it was closed to the media, so we don't know if there was any talk about Kasich's future there, or whether he might run for president again.

But seriously, the guy runs for president and wins exactly one state primary: his home state.  This is such a great accomplishment that his team decides to have a party on the one year anniversary of said primary win, to pat themselves on the back for the tremendous job they did?  Sheesh.

But just so we can all bask in the glory, here is a shot of the confetti dropping on Kasich back on March 15th, 2016, when he gloriously scored a primary election victory in his home state of Ohio (his only win of the cycle):


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« Reply #976 on: March 20, 2017, 08:07:28 am »
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Did people see the Booker CNN interview? He spoke garbage & big lines all the time & was not making sense. He will probably turn out to be worse than Hillary & is possibly beyond repair at this point !

This is exactly why Donald Trump will win in 2020, and democrats will be destroyed in the Senate in 2018.
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« Reply #977 on: March 20, 2017, 08:43:34 am »
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So apparently Bob Iger was asked last week if he’d run for president, and he didn’t seem to rule it out, deflecting the question with “I have a full time job right now”:

http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=47c9040f6ff957a59bd88396e&id=593ac40feb

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Q: A lot of people think you should run for POTUS; would you consider it?

Iger: Well that's very nice of you. I have a full time job right now, it's called CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and I don't think the notion of running for president is something anyone considers either on a part time basis or a frivolous way.
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« Reply #978 on: March 20, 2017, 10:47:18 am »
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So apparently Bob Iger was asked last week if he’d run for president, and he didn’t seem to rule it out, deflecting the question with “I have a full time job right now”:

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Iger: Well that's very nice of you. I have a full time job right now, it's called CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and I don't think the notion of running for president is something anyone considers either on a part time basis or a frivolous way.


The optics of a media company executive running for the nomination of the Democratic Party are comically terrible.
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« Reply #979 on: March 20, 2017, 10:58:22 am »
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Who was the last business executive to run for the Democratic nomination for president?  We've certainly seen people run for the nomination from outside of politics (e.g., Clark and Sharpton in 2004), but they weren't coming from the business world.  It's the Republicans who typically get folks like Forbes, Fiorina, and Trump running for prez.
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« Reply #980 on: March 20, 2017, 11:53:54 am »
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Who was the last business executive to run for the Democratic nomination for president?  We've certainly seen people run for the nomination from outside of politics (e.g., Clark and Sharpton in 2004), but they weren't coming from the business world.  It's the Republicans who typically get folks like Forbes, Fiorina, and Trump running for prez.

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« Reply #981 on: March 20, 2017, 12:17:09 pm »
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Wasn't Harriman involved in WW2 diplomatic efforts and served in Truman's admin? There'd be little precedent for an Iger Democratic Party candidacy (or Schultz/Cuban as well).
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« Reply #982 on: March 20, 2017, 12:28:05 pm »
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So compared to other Democratic politicos no longer holding political office who’ve had their names floated as potential 2020 candidates (Castro and O’Malley), Joe Biden hasn’t been nearly so active on the political scene since Inauguration Day, and has only made public comments about Trump administration policy sparingly.  (He did criticize Trump at that Cuomo event last week, but did so without speaking Trump’s name.)

However, Biden will be joining House Dems on Wednesday in a rally to save Obamacare:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/joe-biden-obamacare-rally-dc-236253

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will join Democrats at the Capitol Wednesday as they rally to save Obamacare one day before House Republicans vote to dismantle the health law.

Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other House Democrats on the front steps of the Capitol at 10 a.m. Wednesday, making one of his first major appearances since leaving office in January.

The event, which also will feature Americans who have benefited from the law, is being billed as a celebration marking the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law March 23, 2010, according to a press advisory obtained by POLITICO.
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« Reply #983 on: March 20, 2017, 03:47:01 pm »
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Warren claims to be focused on 2017 and not thinking yet about 2020:

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/us_sen_elizabeth_warren_says_s_1.html

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Warren told reporters following a town hall-style event at CityStage in downtown Springfield that while the president may focus on things like the crowd size at his inauguration, she is concentrating on his policies and how they are impacting working class Americans.

"He wants to do his tweets, he wants to think about how big his crowd size was, he wants to think about what happens four years from now, what I'm thinking about is what Donald Trump is doing to this country today," she said. "That's what really, really has me up and working hard."
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Warren, however, largely dismissed the prospect of a White House run during her Monday morning appearance. She playfully hushed a group of supporters urging her to challenge Trump and asked them to "sit down."

Video clip of her responding to reporters’ questions about Trump’s boast that he’d beat her handily:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh-yKlwl_3g
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« Reply #984 on: March 20, 2017, 08:11:28 pm »
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Not that his run was ever all that likely, but Paul Ryan will not try to primary Trump:

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In the context of the article, "this" is referring to his current job - house speaker

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/paul-ryan-obamacare-repeal-trump-236229
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« Reply #985 on: March 21, 2017, 08:04:03 am »
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Booker asked about 2020 again.  He says “my focus is running again in 2020”, which presumably is intended to mean running for reelection for Senate, though I don’t think he’s announced yet whether he’s going to run for another term for Senate.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/03/20/at-nj-spotlight-newsmaker-u-s-sen-booker-meets-with-our-members/

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Q: Any best guesses about which Democrats will run for President in 2020, and is this something you’re considering?

Booker: I get this question all the time … and I tell people you’re crazy to be thinking 2020 with that specificity now. I am one who believes you are a bad senator if you are thinking about running for president three or four years out. You are shaping what you think to what Iowa might want, what New Hampshire might want.

Q: Wasn’t President Barack Obama as a senator thinking three or four years out?

Booker: I just want to say that I learned in Newark to focus on where you are... I am very happy where I am, and my focus is running again in 2020.

Seattle Times story on Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO, which mentions 2020:

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/starbucks/an-era-ends-for-starbucks-and-howard-schultz/

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On April 2, 63-year-old CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from his second stint at the helm of the company he built into a global empire. The first time he left, an overexpanding Starbucks crashed into a sharp recession, and he returned to put the company back on the rails.

This time, he leaves the CEO position as questions again loom about Starbucks’ growth prospects — and about his own future as an advocate for social causes and, perhaps, a political candidate.
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The New York Times recently quoted former presidential adviser David Gergen as saying “Howard Schultz is definitely being pursued” to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Starbucks would only say on the matter: “Howard is focused on Starbucks and our aspirations for the company, doing all he can from his position to create social impact and contribute to the greater good as a public company.”
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« Reply #986 on: March 21, 2017, 11:44:10 am »
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Cuomo is hiring a bunch of Obama, Biden, and Clinton veterans:

http://nypost.com/2017/03/21/cuomo-padding-his-staff-with-veteran-democrats/

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Cuomo announced 27 staff appointments on Tuesday and 12 either worked for the Obama White House, the federal government or in a presidential campaign.

“The governor is gearing up for re-election next year. And if he gets re-elected, he’ll be prepared if he wants to take the next step,” said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a reference to Cuomo’s possible presidential run in 2020.
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« Reply #988 on: March 21, 2017, 04:22:11 pm »
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The worst thing about a Cuomo run is it will probably dissuade Gillibrand from running.
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« Reply #989 on: March 21, 2017, 04:23:19 pm »
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The worst thing about a Cuomo run is it will probably dissuade Gillibrand from running.

That's what everyone said about Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.  Tongue
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« Reply #990 on: March 21, 2017, 04:52:22 pm »
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Klobuchar, in questioning Gorsuch says “It’s pretty important to me” that it’s constitutional for a woman to be president of the United States.  Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to13izMf5rE&t=1m16s

I guess she just wants to be sure that if she’s elected president, the Roberts Court won’t rule her ineligible.  Tongue
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« Reply #991 on: March 22, 2017, 08:41:50 am »
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Warren to give keynote address at Emily’s List gala:

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-22/warren-to-speak-at-emily-s-list-gala-as-she-considers-campaigns

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will raise her profile as a leader among President Donald Trump’s opposition -- and a potential re-election opponent -- with a major speech at the Democratic women’s group Emily’s List’s annual gala in May.
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In 2013, Emily’s List started a “Madam President” project to work toward putting a woman in the White House in 2016. Though it was not officially tied to any one candidate, the project was seen as an attempt to shape public attitudes before Clinton entered the race.
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« Reply #992 on: March 22, 2017, 09:55:59 am »
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Biden on Capitol Hill, speaking at rally to save Obamacare:

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/844558875403730945
https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/844559274500116480
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After Pelosi thanks Biden for showing up, he leans back into mic: "I ain't goin' anywhere. This is not gonna pass."

Biden, asked if the Obama WH wiretapped Trump: "Yeah, five or six times. Are you serious, man?"

Asked fmr VP Biden if Trump owes Obama an apology on wiretapping charge and he replied "any gentleman would"


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« Reply #993 on: March 22, 2017, 04:52:25 pm »
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Keith Ellison is doing an event in New Hampshire on Saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/NHDems/photos/a.10150541483732785.460841.205826147784/10155887206582785/?type=3&theater

And speaking of New Hampshire, the annual McIntyre-Shaheen fundraising dinner is now scheduled for April 30th:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/mcintyreshaheen2017?mc_cid=815014d106&mc_eid=

In past years, it’s drawn Democratic presidential candidates, though no national headliners are being mentioned for it this time.  But maybe they’ll be able to snag one of the prospective 2020ers.  It’s still more than a month away, so there’s plenty of time for them to find someone.
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« Reply #994 on: March 22, 2017, 05:46:43 pm »
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« Reply #995 on: March 23, 2017, 02:26:39 pm »
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Bob Iger's contract at Disney has been extended until July 2, 2019, perfect timing for him to launch his presidential campaign.  Tongue

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/money/bob-iger-extends-contract-at-disney/411049502
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« Reply #996 on: March 23, 2017, 10:14:40 pm »
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Robby Mook was asked a few days ago if Hillary Clinton would run for president again:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/robby-mook-wont-rule-out-hillary-clinton-running-again-in-2020/article/2617982

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Host Greta Van Susteren pointed out to Mook that people are "buzzing" because Clinton was in Scranton, Pennsylvania on St. Patrick's Day.

"I think what happens right now, we've got to get to the bottom of what happened in 2016 then we can start worrying about the next cycle," Mook said, referring to the FBI investigation into Russia's attempted meddling in the election. "But we've got to make sure that this cannot happen again in two years or four years to anybody else."
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« Reply #997 on: March 25, 2017, 07:37:44 am »
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Sunday morning talk show watch: Kasich and Sanders will both be on CNN’s “State of the Union” tomorrow:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEWS_SHOWS?SITE=AP

In other news, Biden says he regrets “not being president” by sitting out the 2016 race:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-biden-gop-health-care_us_58d58b51e4b03692bea610cc

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But the former vice president said he “lost a part of [his] soul” when his son, former Delaware attorney general Beau Biden, died in 2015 of brain cancer. Beau, the former vice president said, had urged his father to run, but the elder Biden felt it would be too much of a strain on the rest of his family. He ultimately decided against running roughly five months after his son’s death.
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Most of us rarely post, but this thread is obviously not only a project of love, but also contributes to the overall "Body of Knowledge" on Atlas, as well as all of the lurkers that monitor this thread, and share your current updates on many other forums on the Blogosphere (Did I just date myself)   Sad    Smiley
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