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« on: May 31, 2016, 01:04:05 pm »

I met Tom Cotton once or twice. He's "meaner than a snake and smarter than you are".
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 04:21:25 pm »

I met Tom Cotton once or twice. He's "meaner than a snake and smarter than you are".

So Ted Cruz but whiter?

Cotton is a neoconservative who supports/supported raising the minimum wage. A strange mixture of Huckabee, Cruz, and McCain.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 11:35:55 pm »

I just received an email from the O'Malley campaign thanking me for my financial support and it closed with a statement that we should "never stop fighting". It was signed "see you soon".

As if it wasn't completely obvious he was going to try again at some point.
Since you are a Marylander, do you think that means a statewide bid in 2018 or what? Dutch Ruppersburger will be 73 in 2019, too, and I think that's the district O'Malley lives in.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 07:17:22 pm »

I don't know why everyone assumes Ryan's running, considering that after 4 years of Hillary he's not gonna be in the best political shape. Plus he turned down 2 Senate runs & a POTUS run already.
I think the only way he will run is if he retires in 2018. Otherwise, he most assuredly either thinks he can become Speaker for, say, ten years(2015-2025), retire, and either then run for President in 2024 or 2028.

Why will he have to retire as Speaker two to eight years before running:
Speakers only get more and more unpopular as time goes on. 2020 may be his only shot.



In other news, www.Kasich2020.com is a thing. #BuckleUp
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 08:41:08 pm »

Funnily enough, I think Joaquin would be a better candidate. Maybe Julian runs in 2024 to pave the way for Joaquin in 2028?
Joaquin would be more likely to win any Senate races. He has four years under his belt in Congress already and twelve years in the State House before that.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 12:42:33 pm »

Cotton is attending a Heck fundraiser next week. He's also speaking at Laxalt's Basque Fry event.

Paul Laxalt will likely not be alive in 2020. No use courting his endorsement Tongue

I wasn't even invited to his Basque Fry event/funeral!

I mean, I probably wouldn't eat him, but still.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 09:41:39 pm »

Dispatch from the annual RedState Gathering a few days ago:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438980/five-observations-redstate-gathering

Sasse "stole the show", Fiorina also received well, Cory Gardner "had an uneven performance".

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In a sharp and confidently delivered speech, Sasse outlined his philosophical support for the government’s role in dealing with “small-ball policy issues” (biannual budgeting), and “epic policy issues” (cyber-warfare, entitlement reform), while entrusting the “foundational issues” (preserving and promoting “the American idea”) to families and communities.

Sasse, who cuts a unique profile as both an aw-shucks Midwesterner and an Ivy League-educated former college president, successfully came across as both intellectual and relatable. At one point, he touched on “Constitutional literalism” after sharing stories of his teenage daughter’s “icky” summer job at a Nebraska ranch. Striking this balance with the Republican base has proven exceedingly difficult for many talented politicians. But Sasse, in introducing himself to an influential constituency, pulled it off.

“@BenSasse just gave one of the most important speeches I’ve ever heard,” tweeted conservative commentator Guy Benson. “Let’s get this guy in front of a crowd.” (The only negative: Sasse’s presentation went 55 minutes, including Q&A time, inviting jokes about how senators love the sound of their own voice.)

Sasse would be the first President since Wilson to have a doctorate.

Well, I guess he has a low standard.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 07:07:34 pm »

Ryan's best hope is retiring now or in 2018, with Walker losing in 2018 and Ryan running for Governor in 2022.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 01:00:42 am »

Everyone is saying that Cuomo is too moderate to win a Democratic nomination, but he is literally the guy who said that pro-lifers have no place in New York.  How liberal does one have to go to win the nomination?
Corrupt social liberals =/= progressives/social democrats
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 04:39:18 pm »

If Joaquin Castro runs for Mayor, or becomes the VP nominee, couldn't Julian Castro run for Joaquin's House seat?
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 05:08:09 pm »

Franken says he will not run for president in 2020:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/sen-al-franken-rejects-2020-presidential-run-exclusive-221600004.html

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The office of the “Saturday Night Live” veteran-turned-Minnesota senator ruled out a presidential run in response to the creation of a Super PAC, Draft Al Franken 2020. It drew attention from the congressional newspaper The Hill, among other outlets.

“Sen. Franken is not going to run for President in 2020,” Franken’s office said in a statement. “He will, however, spend the next several years fighting on behalf of Minnesota families — working on issues like income inequality, education, college affordability, health care, equal rights, and on behalf of consumers and small businesses.”

I will continue to say I can't believe he would rule it out four years out. If anyone would get my vote who is a progressive, it would be him.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2016, 10:04:25 pm »

Franken says he will not run for president in 2020:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/sen-al-franken-rejects-2020-presidential-run-exclusive-221600004.html

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The office of the “Saturday Night Live” veteran-turned-Minnesota senator ruled out a presidential run in response to the creation of a Super PAC, Draft Al Franken 2020. It drew attention from the congressional newspaper The Hill, among other outlets.

“Sen. Franken is not going to run for President in 2020,” Franken’s office said in a statement. “He will, however, spend the next several years fighting on behalf of Minnesota families — working on issues like income inequality, education, college affordability, health care, equal rights, and on behalf of consumers and small businesses.”

I will continue to say I can't believe he would rule it out four years out. If anyone would get my vote who is a progressive, it would be him.

Requoting this so it isn't missed.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2016, 07:55:47 pm »

Biden is the only person Julian Castro would make sense for.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 10:57:32 pm »

One thing I missed was that in Evan McMullin's concession speech he mentioned 2020:

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/2020-evan-mcmullin-calls-conservative-movement.html

McMullin's continued to be critical of Trump since election day, so it wouldn't shock me if he ends up running again in 2020....but this time in the Republican primary.


I think he might win a state, but I have no idea which one. Maine? Arkansas? Huh

Utah??
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 07:23:31 pm »

Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, and Claire McCaskill are all asked about running for president in 2020:

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/313666-cory-booker-kicks-off-2020-maneuvering-in-the-senate

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When asked about her interest in running for president, Klobuchar on Tuesday quickly ducked into the Senate Democratic lunch, telling a reporter, “I’ve got to eat food.”

Later she said, “I’m representing Minnesota in the Senate, and we haven’t even sworn in this president.”

“I’m not thinking about that at all,” said Klobuchar, who recently decided against a run for governor.
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Brown on Tuesday said he is running for a full Senate term in 2018 and is not interested in vying for the Democratic presidential nomination two years later.

“I have no interest. I want to do this,” he told The Hill, referring to his Senate job.


McCaskill said she also plans to serve a full six-year term if reelected next year.

“Yeah, I don’t think that’s a problem,” she said. “I don’t think that’s an issue at all. I’d be more worried about a problem with my family’s health than I would be running for president.”


NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Don't worry. I'm sure McCaskill will run.
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2017, 02:16:23 pm »

Kasich in Munich talking to Poroshenko:

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Who speaks what language?
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 05:47:05 pm »

So apparently there’s a new conference for “progressive activists” that’s been announced for June 9-11 in Chicago called “People’s Summit 2.0”.  The 2.0 is because there was also one held last year.  Bernie Sanders will be the keynote speaker:

http://www.thepeoplessummit.org

And according to this flyer, Tulsi Gabbard will be speaking there as well:

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Literal socialists and communists? CPAC is looking better than this...
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2017, 06:08:22 pm »

Van Jones is a revolutionary, a possible 9/11 truther, a SJW, and a strong supporter of Occupy Wall Street.
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