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    "If Michelle did run, she'd walk it...."

    Why? What policies would she run on? Would those policies get the rust-belt voters back for instance?

    This is no longer about ticking the correct boxes. Being a likable black woman is nice, but that's all it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardbouvet View Post
    "If Michelle did run, she'd walk it...."

    Why? What policies would she run on? Would those policies get the rust-belt voters back for instance?

    This is no longer about ticking the correct boxes. Being a likable black woman is nice, but that's all it is.
    Seems to be a kind of wishful thinking that if the husband can do the job, the wife can too.

    Regards...jmcc

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    The first Democratic candidate for Prez in 2020 announced last month, a record 40 months ahead of the election.


    John Delaney is a 3 term Md Congressman in the Wash DC burbs. He would probably make a good Prez if he ever got elected.

    Everyone agrees that he's a real long shot, but no-one is willing to write him off because of his past accomplishments, combined with his substantive demeanor.
    Before age 40, he had founded and taken public two companies, that were highly regarded in their space, and voted among the best places to work.


    In his announcement speech he said all of the things, and pushed all the buttons you'd expect a D to to. He was expected to easily win reelection to Congress in 2018, but is giving up his seat to focus on 2020.


    His decision complicates matters for former MD Gov. Martin O'Malley, who despite his poor showing in 2016 was expected to run again. His early announcement may be an attempt to pre-empt an O'Malley decision.




    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign...rnd=1502359832



    https://www.johnkdelaney.com/#whats-next



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D...nd_politician)
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    When I posted immediately above the thread view count was at 1547, now 1886, so there's still interest here, and I'll add the piece below. Had Kasich won the R nomination in 2016, I'm on record in the 2016 thread as saying I'd have voted for him over Hillary. As Republicans go, he's about as progressive as they get. He was the last man standing before Trump clinched it.

    I disagree with the 2nd last graph, and agree with the last.



    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) — "the Johns," as insiders are calling them — have been making a flurry of joint appearances to talk about state-driven improvements to health care.
    But Axios has learned that their duet is part of an alliance that's gaining momentum toward a possible joint independent bid for president in 2020, likely with Kasich at the top of the ticket:

    • The two, who got to know each other at conferences, plan to extend their joint platform from health care to two other hot policy areas: immigration and job creation.
    • On health care (with a detailed plan to be released soon), the two have broadened their efforts to a bipartisan group that includes 11 governors.
    • The Johns' jobs plan will focus on the coming displacement from automation, with prescriptions that include trade, workforce training — and an optimistic and hopeful message, balanced with an honest admission that some jobs just aren't coming back.
    • The two are talking to major media companies about a possible podcast or cable show to continue cementing their brand. Their conversations would include politics, policy, and pop culture.
    • In D.C. in early September, the two will hold a health-care conference that includes policy input from the American Enterprise Institute on the right and the Center for American Progress on the left.
    • Kasich, who's being advised by veteran consultant John Weaver, is keeping open all his options, including the possibility of primarying Trump in 2020.
    • Nothing subtle about any of this: Kasich has urged Hickenlooper to visit New Hampshire.
    • Both are 65 and both were born in the crucial electoral state of Pennsylvania, Kasich from the Philly side and Hickenlooper from the Pittsburgh side.
    • Both are proud policy wonks, and their staffs are said to get along famously.

    Why it matters: National Dems so far haven't capitalized on Trump's record unpopularity and obsession with his base. But this is a creative coupling that'll get a ton of airtime, and maybe even traction.
    The pushback: Some establishment Dems are apoplectic about the idea of Hickenlooper teaming up with a Republican. One top strategist told me: "No Dem wants Kasich anywhere near our ticket. Sounds like a No Labels fantasy, but moderate Dems would hate it."

    • But a veteran operative emails: "Our political system is completely broken. Something big and historic needs to happen to break the logjam. I'm a big Dem but I'm for anything that ... does away with this hyper-partisanship on both sides that is paralyzing our government."
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    From one of today's political newsletters........


    1 big thing: Dems begin lining up 2020 staff
    A quiet but consequential battle for staff and cash has begun among ambitious Democrats with their eyes on the 2020 presidential race. The party is likely to start with a bigger field — perhaps much bigger — than the unwieldy Republican batch that produced Donald Trump as the nominee.
    Our conversations with well-wired Democrats produced a list of three dozen names that range from possible to plausible to probable. Other potential candidates seem certain to emerge, based on who looks strong after the 2018 midterms.

    • Several have begun to actively talk to potential staff members, and a few more have put out feelers, according to Democrats familiar with the conversations.
    • It's of course unlikely that whoever we're buzzing about 1,159 days before the election ("Bullish on Bullock!") will be the correct answer.

    Breaking the potential candidates into formal tiers at this point would be silly. But here are groupings that emerged with our conversations with veterans of past Democratic presidential campaigns, as well as younger operatives likely to be involved in the 2020 campaign:

    • Watched most closely: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
    • The classics: Joe Biden, John Kerry, Al Gore, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
    • Outsiders: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper
    • Has begun seeking staff: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.), Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio).
    • Many in Obamaworld like: former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.), former Missouri SecState Jason Kander.
    • Many in Clintonworld like: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, former Ag Secretary and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
    • Possible if wins reelection: Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio).
    • Wants to be mentioned: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.).
    • Wild cards: Sen. Al Franken (Minn.), Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. John Delaney (Md.).
    • Non-politicians: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Cuban, The Rock, Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Oprah, George Clooney.
    • Someone Trump would have no idea what to do with, and who'd win women with authenticity and Southern charm: Sally Yates, the acting attorney general fired by Trump.

    Be smart: A huge challenge for Democrats is that the energy, action and money are on the left (the Warren-Sanders wing). But winning in 2020 will require winning over working-class, more centrist voters who helped put Trump in office. Anybody who doesn't spend their weekdays in Washington is likely to have an advantage, so watch the governors and others who can run as outsiders against the incumbent GOP.
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    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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