ISF Logo   IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » USA Politics
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Tags 2020 elections , political predictions , political speculation , prediction thread , vice presidential choices

Reply
Old 3rd March 2020, 01:37 PM   #41
grunion
Philosopher
 
grunion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,506
Cory Booker or Julian Castro.
__________________
“Of all the offspring of Time, Error is the most ancient, and is so old and familiar an acquaintance, that Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder's welcome.”
― Charles Mackay, 1841 - Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds
grunion is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 01:42 PM   #42
Childlike Empress
Ewige Blumenkraft
 
Childlike Empress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ivory Tower
Posts: 18,028
Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Keep in mind that Bernie is really old (79 on election day) and with his heart problems it seems quite possible that he will not even live out a first term. This means that he has to have somebody he's willing to hand the reins to. I just don't see him picking a moderate given those circumstances.

Yeah, the other way around, Bernie picking Tulsi as VP, could be fun as well. "Just that you know nobody will murder me, there is my insurance".
__________________
Audiatur et altera pars
Childlike Empress is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 02:01 PM   #43
Dr. Keith
Not a doctor.
 
Dr. Keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 20,103
Originally Posted by Beelzebuddy View Post
Why would he ever need to do that?
Eggsactly.
__________________
Suffering is not a punishment not a fruit of sin, it is a gift of God.
He allows us to share in His suffering and to make up for the sins of the world. -Mother Teresa

If I had a pet panda I would name it Snowflake.
Dr. Keith is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 02:04 PM   #44
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 47,891
Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Tulsi Gabbard might be in a grey area because people born in Somoa are not American Citizens, they are American Nationals which wouldn't be an issue exact that the distinction seems to be really, really ill-defined which leaves a lot of places for endless legal hairsplitting.
It depends on whether you parents were Amereican Citizens or not, not the place of birth. If you were born to an American Citizen who was living overseas, in a foregin country, you are eligible for the Presidency.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 02:08 PM   #45
Donal
Illuminator
 
Donal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,198
*sigh* Fine, I'll do it.
__________________
SuburbanNerd A blog for making tech make sense
Donal is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 02:22 PM   #46
DuvalHMFIC
Graduate Poster
 
DuvalHMFIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,516
VP is tricky. I can't really recall anyone ever placing their vote based on who the VP was. However, I know people can be turned OFF by a VP. Palin certainly comes to mind.
__________________
Ben is sick ladies and gentlemen, thats right, Ben is sick.
DuvalHMFIC is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 02:58 PM   #47
d4m10n
Illuminator
 
d4m10n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mounts Farm
Posts: 4,914
Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Tulsi Gabbard might be in a grey area because people born in Somoa are not American Citizens, they are American Nationals which wouldn't be an issue exact that the distinction seems to be really, really ill-defined which leaves a lot of places for endless legal hairsplitting.
She was a citizen at birth, though.

(That said, I wouldn't roll the dice on her, given the current composition of SCOTUS.)
__________________
I'm a happy SINner on the Skeptic Ink Network!
Background Probability: Against Irrationality, Innumeracy, and Ignobility
http://skepticink.com/backgroundprobability/
d4m10n is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 03:57 PM   #48
Galaxie
Muse
 
Galaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 502
Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Tammy: duckworth or Baldwin.
WI can't afford to lose Baldwin when we have so many Trump-kissers running around
Galaxie is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 07:04 PM   #49
Trebuchet
Penultimate Amazing
 
Trebuchet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Great Northwet
Posts: 26,027
Originally Posted by Galaxie View Post
WI can't afford to lose Baldwin when we have so many Trump-kissers running around
That's actually a good point. Whoever gets the nomination shouldn't pick ANY sitting US Senator as a running mate. Or put them in the cabinet, if he/she wins. We need them where they are.

Obama made that mistake.
__________________
Cum catapultae proscribeantur tum soli proscripti catapultas habeant.
Trebuchet is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 10:04 PM   #50
Bob001
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,933
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
It would be hilarious if it turns out Biden, Bloomberg, and Bernie each separately bribed Buttgieg to drop out in exchange for a promised VP position. Even funnier if none of them gets the nomination themselves...
.....
Mayor Pete has never displayed the lack of character that a stunt like that would require. And how would he enforce the deal anyway? Look for the nominee to pick a woman who did not run for President.
Bob001 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 11:31 PM   #51
angrysoba
Philosophile
 
angrysoba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 26,984
Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
It depends on whether you parents were Amereican Citizens or not, not the place of birth. If you were born to an American Citizen who was living overseas, in a foregin country, you are eligible for the Presidency.
Of course, all of this is presumably, because I don't think the Supreme Court has ruled on the meaning of "natural-born citizen" in relation to the US presidential eligibility.
__________________
"The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist. Cosmic evolution may teach us how the good and the evil tendencies of man may have come about; but, in itself, it is incompetent to furnish any better reason why what we call good is preferable to what we call evil than we had before."

"Evolution and Ethics" T.H. Huxley (1893)
angrysoba is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 3rd March 2020, 11:33 PM   #52
Loss Leader
I would save the receptionist.
Moderator
 
Loss Leader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 27,399
Booker.

/end thread
__________________
I have the honor to be
Your Obdt. St

L. Leader
Loss Leader is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 05:34 AM   #53
BobTheCoward
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 18,666
Al Gore. He is younger than both of them.
BobTheCoward is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 05:55 AM   #54
alfaniner
Penultimate Amazing
 
alfaniner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 21,830
Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Beto, Booker.
Those names are all weirdly connected somehow. If (Elizabeth) Warren would suddenly start going by "Betty", she'd be a lock.
__________________
Science is self-correcting.
Woo is self-contradicting.
alfaniner is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 06:35 AM   #55
Distracted1
Illuminator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 3,729
Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Beto, Booker.
Those names are all weirdly connected somehow. If (Elizabeth) Warren would suddenly start going by "Betty", she'd be a lock.
She needs to run some ads thanking "The B Team" for getting us this far, but now its' time for the professionals to take over. Or something like that.
__________________
The man with one watch knows what time it is, the man with two watches is never sure.
Distracted1 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 06:47 AM   #56
newyorkguy
Penultimate Amazing
 
newyorkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 10,508
Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
Five if you count Tulsi Gabbard... who is still technically in the race, even though she seems to have missed out on the latest Democratic debates, and who's picture is more likely to show up on the back of a milk carton (with a "have you seen this missing person" message) than she is at any political function.
From Gibbard's campaign website:
Quote:
"When we stand united, motivated by our love for each other..."
Latest Tweet:
Quote:
Elizabeth Warren is a "fake indigenous woman of color."
Hey it's tough love. Tulsi just wants Warren to be a better Warren.
newyorkguy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 06:48 AM   #57
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 54,488
Originally Posted by Distracted1 View Post
She needs to run some ads thanking "The B Team" for getting us this far, but now its' time for the professionals to take over. Or something like that.
How about "that bunch of bastards"?
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 06:53 AM   #58
newyorkguy
Penultimate Amazing
 
newyorkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 10,508
Seriously, I think Tulsi Gabbard must have been advised, she could become the Trump of the Democratic Party if she'd take the kid gloves off and start speaking out. If she'd start 'telling it like it is,' rudely and crudely, she'd reap the same kind of ground swell of support Trump garnered from rank-and-file Republicans in 2016.

Hey she took her shot, I'll give her that. Anyone want to lay odds on how long it will be before she switches parties?
newyorkguy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 07:06 AM   #59
Bob001
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,933
Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Beto, Booker.
Those names are all weirdly connected somehow. If (Elizabeth) Warren would suddenly start going by "Betty", she'd be a lock.
I hadn't thought of it before, but considering how often politicians adopt nicknames -- Joe, Pete, Bernie, etc. -- I'm surprised she didn't become "Betty" when she first ran for office.
Bob001 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 08:21 AM   #60
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 11,468
I think it's obvious that what the Founders intended was to say that the average age of POTUS and VPOTUS has to be 35.
To boost his chances Biden should pick the cutest baby he can find as running mate.
__________________
ETTD
Everything Trump Touches Dies
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 4th March 2020, 08:33 AM   #61
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 54,488
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I think it's obvious that what the Founders intended was to say that the average age of POTUS and VPOTUS has to be 35.
To boost his chances Biden should pick the cutest baby he can find as running mate.
If he picks someone who won't be born until 2036 that'll bring their average age together down to a spry 75!
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 05:39 AM   #62
Drewbot
Philosopher
 
Drewbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 7,285
It's Kamala Harris for Biden, I'm thinking Warren if Sanders gets it.

Stacey Abrams is too unlikeable, when she wouldn't admit she lost the election, she really turned off a lot of national potential.
__________________
"I dont call that evolution, I call that the survival of the fittest." - Bulletmaker
"I thought skeptics would usually point towards a hoax rather than a group being duped." - makaya325
Kit is not a skeptic. He is a former Bigfoot believer that changed his position to that of non believer.- Crowlogic
Drewbot is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 06:34 AM   #63
JoeMorgue
Self Employed
Remittance Man
 
JoeMorgue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 23,817
I won't be 100% surprised if Trump, Biden, and Sanders all choose female running mates.

I'm not fully onboard with the "Trump is gonna dump Pence for Haley" theory, but it would be the most crazy thing Trump has done in the last 4 seconds. Sanders and Warren have run before and there doesn't seem to be any bad blood in their campaigns. Harris and Biden also just 'make sense' for som

Again none of this is for sure, but it wouldn't surprise me.
__________________
- "Ernest Hemingway once wrote that the world is a fine place and worth fighting for. I agree with the second part." - Detective Sommerset
- "Stupidity does not cancel out stupidity to yield genius. It breeds like a bucket-full of coked out hamsters." - The Oatmeal
- "To the best of my knowledge the only thing philosophy has ever proven is that Descartes could think." - SMBC
JoeMorgue is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 07:18 AM   #64
d4m10n
Illuminator
 
d4m10n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mounts Farm
Posts: 4,914
Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I won't be 100% surprised if Trump, Biden, and Sanders all choose female running mates.
I would be at least 99% surprised; only two of those guys will even need a running mate.
__________________
I'm a happy SINner on the Skeptic Ink Network!
Background Probability: Against Irrationality, Innumeracy, and Ignobility
http://skepticink.com/backgroundprobability/
d4m10n is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 07:22 AM   #65
JoeMorgue
Self Employed
Remittance Man
 
JoeMorgue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 23,817
Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
I would be at least 99% surprised; only two of those guys will even need a running mate.
If Biden and Sanders are both still fighting for the nomination for a significant period of time after Super Tuesday, they'll have to pick VPs sooner or later. It's possible one of them drops out before that point, but not for certain.

The "Trump is gonna drop Pence" thing is getting traction. Don't know if I personally buy it myself.
__________________
- "Ernest Hemingway once wrote that the world is a fine place and worth fighting for. I agree with the second part." - Detective Sommerset
- "Stupidity does not cancel out stupidity to yield genius. It breeds like a bucket-full of coked out hamsters." - The Oatmeal
- "To the best of my knowledge the only thing philosophy has ever proven is that Descartes could think." - SMBC
JoeMorgue is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 07:31 AM   #66
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 54,488
Maybe Sanders and Biden will blow everyone's minds by choosing each other as their VP candidate.
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 07:35 AM   #67
JoeMorgue
Self Employed
Remittance Man
 
JoeMorgue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 23,817
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Maybe Sanders and Biden will blow everyone's minds by choosing each other as their VP candidate.
But they won't tell us who the POTUS and who the VP is until we elect them...
__________________
- "Ernest Hemingway once wrote that the world is a fine place and worth fighting for. I agree with the second part." - Detective Sommerset
- "Stupidity does not cancel out stupidity to yield genius. It breeds like a bucket-full of coked out hamsters." - The Oatmeal
- "To the best of my knowledge the only thing philosophy has ever proven is that Descartes could think." - SMBC
JoeMorgue is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 07:47 AM   #68
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 54,488
Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
But they won't tell us who the POTUS and who the VP is until we elect them...
Shroedinger's presidency! They're each simultaneously president and vice president so long as they aren't observed! Then if someone sees them it collapses the probability and both whoosh out of existence, leaving President Warren standing there in quantum superposition! I knew she was smart, but I didn't realize she was such a genius as to manipulate causality itself to achieve her goals! That's well beyond even Time Lord stuff, she may be a demigod or an Gnostic Aeon! Has she ever been directly asked if she's an emanation from the Logos?
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 09:01 AM   #69
Segnosaur
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 15,158
Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
I would be at least 99% surprised; only two of those guys will even need a running mate.
True, usually presidential candidates do not pick their running mates until after they win the nomination.

But, its not unheard of to pick the running mate early. Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as running mate in the middle of the primaries. (At that point he was running behind, and probably did so as a hail mary.)
__________________
Trust me, I know what I'm doing. - Sledgehammer

I'm Mary Poppin's Y'all! - Yondu

We are Groot - Groot
Segnosaur is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 09:13 AM   #70
Trebuchet
Penultimate Amazing
 
Trebuchet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Great Northwet
Posts: 26,027
Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
It's Kamala Harris for Biden, I'm thinking Warren if Sanders gets it.

Stacey Abrams is too unlikeable, when she wouldn't admit she lost the election, she really turned off a lot of national potential.
Warren's too old. But she'll be in the Cabinet if Biden wins. AG or Treasury.
__________________
Cum catapultae proscribeantur tum soli proscripti catapultas habeant.
Trebuchet is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 12:31 PM   #71
Stacyhs
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 11,539
Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
It's Kamala Harris for Biden, I'm thinking Warren if Sanders gets it.

Stacey Abrams is too unlikeable, when she wouldn't admit she lost the election, she really turned off a lot of national potential.
Whether she's not likeable is an opinion. I like her and so do many others. I also disagree that she "turned off a lot of national potential."

Her challenge to the integrity of the election has merit.
Stacyhs is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 02:24 PM   #72
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 47,891
Originally Posted by angrysoba View Post
Of course, all of this is presumably, because I don't think the Supreme Court has ruled on the meaning of "natural-born citizen" in relation to the US presidential eligibility.
The laws on US Citizenship are quite clear;If one of your parents is a legal US Citizen, you are a natural born US Citizen regardless of where you were born.
The Natural BOrn kerfulfle is over somebody who is born in the US but whose citizens are NOT US Citizens. The COnsitutiion is vague on that point.
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 02:26 PM   #73
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 47,891
Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
Seriously, I think Tulsi Gabbard must have been advised, she could become the Trump of the Democratic Party if she'd take the kid gloves off and start speaking out. If she'd start 'telling it like it is,' rudely and crudely, she'd reap the same kind of ground swell of support Trump garnered from rank-and-file Republicans in 2016.

Hey she took her shot, I'll give her that. Anyone want to lay odds on how long it will be before she switches parties?
I don't think the GOP wants her.....
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 02:32 PM   #74
Galaxie
Muse
 
Galaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 502
I would gladly vote for a ticket with Abrams as the VP. (Especially with Sanders' and Biden's ages.) How many voters will even remember that she challenged the 2018 election results? If anything, what will turn them off, sad to say, is the fact that she is a liberal black woman.
Galaxie is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 03:02 PM   #75
newyorkguy
Penultimate Amazing
 
newyorkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 10,508
Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I don't think the GOP wants her.....
It just feels like there's something going on. As Business Insider describes her:
Quote:
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has spent much of the 2020 election cycle on Fox News bashing the Democratic party and in some cases defending President Donald Trump as she runs for the Democratic nomination for president. link
Either she is so far out in front of the rest of us that we fail to see the brilliance in her strategy or she's possibly suffering from PTSD.
newyorkguy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 03:12 PM   #76
Segnosaur
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 15,158
Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
...Tulsi Gabbard...

Hey she took her shot, I'll give her that. Anyone want to lay odds on how long it will be before she switches parties?
I doubt it. While she has been critical of fellow democrats in the past, she :

- is in favor of federal funding for abortons
- Is currently in favor of LGBTQ rights
- Wants to implement universal health care
- Wants more gun control
- Wants added financial regulations

None of that is likely to earn her any friends in the republican party, regardless of how much of a stink she makes among the Democrats.
__________________
Trust me, I know what I'm doing. - Sledgehammer

I'm Mary Poppin's Y'all! - Yondu

We are Groot - Groot
Segnosaur is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 04:00 PM   #77
Trebuchet
Penultimate Amazing
 
Trebuchet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Great Northwet
Posts: 26,027
Originally Posted by Galaxie View Post
I would gladly vote for a ticket with Abrams as the VP. (Especially with Sanders' and Biden's ages.) How many voters will even remember that she challenged the 2018 election results? If anything, what will turn them off, sad to say, is the fact that she is a liberal black woman.
I would gladly vote for a ticket with Mr. Ed as VP, as long as it wasn't Trump's ticket. But that doesn't apply to everyone.
__________________
Cum catapultae proscribeantur tum soli proscripti catapultas habeant.
Trebuchet is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 04:28 PM   #78
newyorkguy
Penultimate Amazing
 
newyorkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 10,508
They would make a great and dynamic team, get this country moving again in the right direction. It may be a long shot but remember, they laughed when Donald Trump announced his candidacy. I like Ed's odds.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg I'm Mr Ed.jpg (54.6 KB, 10 views)
newyorkguy is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 04:30 PM   #79
Stacyhs
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 11,539
Mr Ed could do well. After all, Trump has already proved a horse's ass can be elected.
Stacyhs is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th March 2020, 04:40 PM   #80
dudalb
Penultimate Amazing
 
dudalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 47,891
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course"


WIILLLLBBURR
__________________
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
dudalb is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » USA Politics

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:29 PM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.