Presidential Election 2020

  1. This thread will go slowly but we can resurrect it as time goes by.

    Interesting though......hmmmm....I like the guy...he's outspoken, fearless and smart.

    Why President Al Franken Isn’t a Joke | Vanity Fair
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  3. by   margin261
    That is actually a decent idea! The more I hear him on TV, during hearings & an occasional interview, the more I like him.
    I've not heard anything too extreme on any topic- reiterate, I'VE not heard, not saying it's not there! Feel free to inform me if I'm wrong. I welcome facts (not of the alternative variety though!) to form opinions & decisions.
    I'll start paying closer attention to Franken.
  4. by   Ted
    Following this thread will be interesting. . .

    Regarding Al Franken as a Presidential hopeful, I will "copy and paste" a comment I wrote on Facebook. LOL!

    To be honest, I'm skeptical. Our country has experienced its fair share of TV celebrities turned President: Reagan and Trump. Both sure worked (or, currently works) the television camera as any good TV celebrity knows how to do. Yet, both made (or is making) a poor President for our country. (The current "celebrity-turned-President" is a dangerous disaster by most people's standards!) It would be painful to see history repeat itself a third time with Al Franken as President. I'm just skeptical, that's all. . .
    To be honest, I am not aware of Al Franken's record as a Senator. I'm sure he'd make a better President than Trump.

    Others to consider. . .

    Bernie Sanders. But might he consider himself too old (and tired) for the job in 2020?

    Elizabeth Warren.

    Hillary Clinton. She did win the popular vote this time around, by a good margin! But might she consider herself too old (and tired) too?

    I'll offer more choices as time marches on. It'll be interesting to read other choices (from both sides of the political isle) of candidates for President.
    Last edit by Ted on Mar 3
  5. by   nursej22
    I am interested to see if Cory Booker or Joaquin Castro will run. Although I have a great deal of respect for Franken (age 65), Sanders (age 75), and Warren (age 67), I fear they their ages would looked up as a negative.
  6. by   PMFB-RN
    If the Democrats were smart (and I see no indication of that), they would run Tom Hanks in 2020.
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from Ted
    Following this thread will be interesting. . .

    Regarding Al Franken as a Presidential hopeful, I will "copy and paste" a comment I wrote on Facebook. LOL!



    To be honest, I am not aware of Al Franken's record as a Senator. I'm sure he'd make a better President than Trump.

    Others to consider. . .

    Bernie Sanders. But might he consider himself too old (and tired) for the job in 2020?

    Elizabeth Warren.

    Hillary Clinton. She did win the popular vote this time around, by a good margin! But might she consider herself too old (and tired) too?

    I'll offer more choices as time marches on. It'll be interesting to read other choices (from both sides of the political isle) of candidates for President.

    The difference between Franken and Reagan and our current "celebrity turned politician" is that they had (and in Franken's case currently has) a record of public service prior to the election. Trump, while perhaps generous to certain charities, held no public office that proved his ability to serve the public and lead. People would say his business leadership counted.
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    I'd like to see either Al Franken or Cory Booker run. I love Elizabeth Warren to death, but I'm not sure she's electable. She's a very polarizing senator. People either love her or hate her.
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'd like to see either Al Franken or Cory Booker run. I love Elizabeth Warren to death, but I'm not sure she's electable. She's a very polarizing senator. People either love her or hate her.

    I agree, she's too polarizing. She'll never live down the "Pocahontas" prejudice.
  10. by   Tweety
    Here's a celebrity that I wouldn't really want to see become President, but I do respect and admire her.

    Oprah for president? - CNNPolitics.com

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