Why Aren't the Democrats Nominating a Woman?

Oct 2014
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British expat in USA
#32
Here's MY thought, Madeline: I think Amy Klobuchar is the Democrats' BEST bet to beat Donald Trump, and not just beat him, but STOMP him, in the Electoral College, and I certainly hope that Democratic primary voters start taking a closer look at her.

Donald Trump dubbed her 'Snow-Woman', as he likes to give all his enemies nicknames, as you well know, and she should adopt that nickname with pride, because I think she would utterly SNOW him in the Electoral College. Especially if she picked the right running mate, maybe someone a little more progressive than she is------she's definitely in the 'moderate' wing of the party-----and maybe from a different geographic region of the country------and she could sweep the Midwestern states, the old Rust Belt states that Trump took from Hillary, and of course she would win the coastal states that are going to vote Democratic anyway. And poor Trump would be limited to the Bible Belt states of the Old Confederacy, plus the Great Plains states from Oklahoma north through the Dakotas, plus a few of the very conservative Rocky Mountain states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming). Amy might even be able to win Texas; she might even be able to win a state like Nebraska or South Dakota, because she's from nearby Minnesota, and they're familiar with her. She might win Indiana if she picked Pete Buttigieg as her running mate.

She looks like Betty Crocker, and Trump would have a DEVIL of a time trying to convince America that Amy Klobuchar/Betty Crocker is some kind of wild-eyed socialist out to turn America into Venezuela. That would get guffaws from Nome, Alaska, to Key West, Florida.

Those are my thoughts.
The Republicans spent eight years claiming with a collective straight face that Obama was a socialist. Of course they're going to claim that Amy Klobuchar is a wild-eyed socialist, and the base, who don't even know what socialism is, would swallow it whole. Then again, they'll be throwing that "insult" at any Democratic nominee with the possible exception of Biden.

I was always a bit concerned about Elizabeth Warren getting into the race because I thought she was too valuable in the Senate as one of the only people in that branch of government who could ask tough questions about financial issues in committees, and make herself understandable to laypeople in the process. But now we've got Katie Porter filling that role very capably in the House, I'd be a bit less worried about Warren ending up in the Executive Branch, in whatever capacity. At least her Senate seat would almost certainly go to another Democrat.
 
Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
#34
The Republicans spent eight years claiming with a collective straight face that Obama was a socialist. Of course they're going to claim that Amy Klobuchar is a wild-eyed socialist, and the base, who don't even know what socialism is, would swallow it whole. Then again, they'll be throwing that "insult" at any Democratic nominee with the possible exception of Biden.

I was always a bit concerned about Elizabeth Warren getting into the race because I thought she was too valuable in the Senate as one of the only people in that branch of government who could ask tough questions about financial issues in committees, and make herself understandable to laypeople in the process. But now we've got Katie Porter filling that role very capably in the House, I'd be a bit less worried about Warren ending up in the Executive Branch, in whatever capacity. At least her Senate seat would almost certainly go to another Democrat.
Possibly except that MA has an R governor. So its likely he would nominate an R candidate until the special election. Its probable it would go to a D but one never knows. Scott Brown won a special election there so its never guaranteed.
 
Mar 2012
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New Hampshire
#38
Choosing a president because of gender or colour would be a bad idea again. Do any of them have a strong enough character when faced opposite Trump?
Probably most of them do for sure. Trump wants Warren or Sanders though as he wants to pin them with the "socialist" label. They are probably the two further left ones running.
 

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