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Yes, indeed! 

Joni Ernst is running for re-election in 2020. 

No wonder her voice box just started working!

She and her campaign have been paying attention to polls and results from the mid-term election.

So, very sad it takes an election for her to utilize her voice.

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I'm absolutely disgusted that the RNC has backed Trump.

If the Democrats don't come up with some very strong leadership with broad appeal, they are going to lose again.

There is still so much sexism in the USA right now (and some of the worse offenders are women), I'm not sure any female candidate could win the Presidential election right now. The Democrats may be shooting themselves in the foot if they put forward a female or far left liberal candidate of either gender.

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5 minutes ago, Horseshoe said:

I'm absolutely disgusted that the RNC has backed Trump.

If the Democrats don't come up with some very strong leadership with broad appeal, they are going to lose again.

There is still so much sexism in the USA right now (and some of the worse offenders are women), I'm not sure any female candidate could win the Presidential election right now. The Democrats may be shooting themselves in the foot if they put forward a female or far left liberal candidate of either gender.

While I generally agree with your posts, Horseshoe, this time, I'm not in complete agreement.

Yes, I agree there is still so much sexism in the political spectrum.

But we see how well female candidates and progressive candidates did in the midterms.

So that gives me hope for 2020.

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3 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

While I generally agree with your posts, Horseshoe, this time, I'm not in complete agreement.

Yes, I agree there is still so much sexism in the political spectrum.

But we see how well female candidates and progressive candidates did in the midterms.

So that gives me hope for 2020.

Yeah, I acknowledge that women did well in the midterms, a very encouraging thing. But I don't know that the country is ready to give the BIG JOB to a female. I hope if there is a qualified moderate female candidate (party no longer that relevant to me given what's gone down and/or been revealed in the last two years), I will be shown to be mistaken. But I'm not as optimistic as you are.

This is one of the rare times I would love to be proven wrong. 🙂

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1 minute ago, Horseshoe said:

Yeah, I acknowledge that women did well in the midterms, a very encouraging thing. But I don't know that the country is ready to give the BIG JOB to a female. I hope if there is a qualified moderate female candidate (party no longer that relevant to me given what's gone down and/or been revealed in the last two years), I will be shown to be mistaken. But I'm not as optimistic as you are.

This is one of the rare times I would love to be proven wrong. 🙂

I try and remain optimistic because life in this country is too bleak without it.

But I understand where you are coming from.

Completely understand.

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A female candidate won the popular vote against Trump.  I totally agree a lot of sexism is out there but I too remain hopeful if a female candidate is the best qualified and people elect her that she could win.  

I totally agree that the right candidate has to be chosen to beat Trump.  Many people disapprove of him and would never vote for him if someone had the guts to run against him, but they would never vote for a democrat.  The candidate must not have too much baggage like her emails, or be too far on the left where they can instill fears of open borders, destroying the 2nd amendment, murdering the unborn,  and taxing us into bankruptcy.  People actually believe that about some Democrats

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Anyone see Howard Schultz on 60 Minutes?  He is a intriguing possible candidate.  

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I don't consider the presidency to be a entry level political position. I don't consider Schultz to be a reasonable or qualified candidate for that office. 

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5 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Anyone see Howard Schultz on 60 Minutes?  He is a intriguing possible candidate.  

What did you find intriguing about him?

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2 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

I don't consider the presidency to be a entry level political position. I don't consider Schultz to be a reasonable or qualified candidate for that office. 

Yeah, I think we have already seen, via Trump, what happens when it is used as an entry-level position.

Failure.

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So far what Fox News can dig up on him is he sold a Seattle Sports team to another city.  Which is better than coming up with a tape that shows him saying "grab 'em by the ***" or paying off porn stars he's committed adultery with, but I'm sure they'll keep digging.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/howard-schultz-expresses-regret-over-selling-seattle-supersonics-to-okc-group

He's taking heat for proposing "Medicare For All" so if someone like him runs he will be called a socialist wanting "government controlled medicine", blah blah blah.  Plus there's the outrage that Starbucks is not Christian enough for people and they say "Happy Holidays".

He has a brain and he's successful and his business practices such as making sure his employees have health care, providing opportunities for education, etc. give him some respect in my book.  

But I do understand that the Presidency shouldn't be an entry level position for a rich businessperson.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/politics/howard-schultz-medicare-for-all-cnntv/index.html

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58 minutes ago, Tweety said:

So far what Fox News can dig up on him is he sold a Seattle Sports team to another city.  Which is better than coming up with a tape that shows him saying "grab 'em by the ***" or paying off porn stars he's committed adultery with, but I'm sure they'll keep digging.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/howard-schultz-expresses-regret-over-selling-seattle-supersonics-to-okc-group

He's taking heat for proposing "Medicare For All" so if someone like him runs he will be called a socialist wanting "government controlled medicine", blah blah blah.  Plus there's the outrage that Starbucks is not Christian enough for people and they say "Happy Holidays".

He has a brain and he's successful and his business practices such as making sure his employees have health care, providing opportunities for education, etc. give him some respect in my book.  

But I do understand that the Presidency shouldn't be an entry level position for a rich businessperson.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/politics/howard-schultz-medicare-for-all-cnntv/index.html

Agreed.  I watched the interview and liked some of his ideas.  He seems to be a smart man who has done well with his businesses.  However, we've already seen what happens when an allegedly brilliant businessperson gets the top jobs as first foray into public service.  Let's not make the same mistake twice.

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