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Can you name the next president?

If you could, who would you nominate to run against tRump in 2020, on both the Republican side (up to the primaries), and on the Dermocratic (or Green or .....) side, and be fairly confident of your candidate's victory over tRump? Assume for purpose of answering this question that we have a fair, participatory election process in which at least 60% of voting age citizens actually cast a ballot!

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Whoever runs against Trump will have my vote. I literally don't care if it's a bucket of rocks.

FreethoughtKaty Level 5 June 2, 2018
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What kind of rocks?

I would vote for a pot of paste with dog poo in it over Trump, but I really hope we can do a bit better than that.

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Bernie. If he had gotten the Dem nomination last time he would have beaten Trump. The only reason he didn't was Hillary illegally took over the DNC months before her nomination.

msar0414 Level 6 June 1, 2018
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I would have voted for Sanders if he'd run as an Independent. He screwed up and people had a pity party and we have Trump.

I argue with friends in regards to this often. He is an amazing man, and I loved the idea of him, but I refuse to repeat this mistake ever again.

@Zella789 it's not a mistake. The most common reason people don't vote for a candidate is because they don't think that candidate can win. If this attitude can be changed, guys like Bernie can win in a landslide

@msar0414 I agree with you whole heartedly about why people do not vote for someone. By that exact same reasoning, I can be said that if we do the exact same thing again, with the same or similar people, many will think we will achieve the same outcome. In other words, I think some will avoid Bernie because they will fear being stuck with tRump again. If we are split on someone because of factors like that, then it is less dangerous to pick a new candidate.

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I only hope it isn't Trump!

Bluewater88 Level 4 June 1, 2018
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Consider these facts about Bernie Sanders:
1) Entered the Democratic Primary with 3% in the polls, and ended with 43% of votes
2) Every poll with Sanders and Trump had Bernie winning (mostly with double digits).
3) Continues to be the most popular politician in America

Marz Level 7 June 1, 2018
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Bernie Sanders is a 76 year old socialist with a history of rape fantasies and whose wife is under criminal investigation. He's a dream opponent for Trump, but Trump won't be that lucky. Maybe he will have to run against someone like Amy Klobuchar, and she wouldn't be easy to attack.

I wonder about his age? He has the energy and the clout, but...

@doug6352 that's seriously your argument against Bernie?

@doug6352
" with a history of rape fantasies and whose wife is under criminal investigation."
Sounds a lot like our current president so.... smile009.gif

@TheMiddleWay I wasn't aware that Mrs. Trump is under criminal investigation. Is inventing facts to suit yourself the way you earned your PhDs? LOL

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@Marz Flashback: Bernie Sanders Praised Socialist Venezuela as Model for Ending Income Inequality [libertynewsdaily.com]

@doug6352
Seems I hit a nerve.. by pointing out the president also has sexual misconduct and many of his administration are under criminal investigation...
... and by having a PhD!!!! LOL

@TheMiddleWay You implied that Mrs Trump is under criminal investigation, which is not accurate. Mrs Sanders is. [foxnews.com]

@doug6352
I implied it sounded LIKE our president, given the allegations of sexual misconduct on his end and the criminal investigations of his administrations.

It was a simile not a direct comparison.

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anybody else. anybody else. anybody else. I've never been ashamed of America until they elected this fool. I knew exactly what I thought of him when he mocked that disabled journalist. that was all I needed to know about what kind of person he was. and the crowd cheered. if you're in that crowd I think the same of you. no excuses.

hankster Level 8 June 4, 2018
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@AmelieMatisse It's kind of awful to watch it from here in Canada. It affects our economy, our environment and our quality of life and there nothing we can do about it.

@RobRoseBC I'm sorry, it's embarrassing on this side.

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Rosanne Barr if recent experience is anything to go by. 😅

DaveMania Level 6 June 2, 2018
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I like Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth. Trump will, no doubt, run, but someone needs to beat him.

Wisewoman3 Level 7 June 1, 2018
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I would like to see a scientist as our next president. That way her or him can look at these climate change deniers in congress and say. Seriously are you kidding me?

Mikeb56 Level 6 June 1, 2018
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No one.
45 is going to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, disband Congress, and install himself as Emperor for life.

KKGator Level 9 June 1, 2018
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installing martial law is not that simple and will never happen. been thru the same stuff with Obama and now people are sayin Trump is gonna do it. martial law will never be installed unless a WW3 of epic proportions happens.

@jorj This kind of bullshit did not happen under Obama.

@KKGator conservatives talked about FEMA building concentration camps for when Obama claimed martial law all over the internet. i personally went thru the process of what it would take for a president to claim martial law for a guy and explained to him why its just not gonna happen. its not that simple for every branch of government to give up their power to one man.

@jorj Things are very different under 45. The "regular" rules don't seem to apply anymore. He doesn't give a rat's ass about the Rule of Law, or the Constitution.

@KKGator it doesnt matter what Trump cares about, the rest of the government is not gonna lay down for him to that level.

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Anyone Else

lerlo Level 7 June 1, 2018
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Nobody. The country will implode.

memorylikeasieve Level 7 June 1, 2018
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I am definitely rooting for bernie sanders, his policy substance and overall outlook on the direction america needs to go in i believe is definitely the right direction, with medicare for all and tuition free college i believe bernie will do it 👌

JamieSmith73 Level 3 June 1, 2018
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I fear he may be too old, and tired, to try again.

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I unrealistically hope there isn't one as we come together to make things better for the 99%. F the 1.

mt49er Level 7 June 1, 2018
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President RuPaul.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 June 1, 2018
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Anything is possible now, and I bet he would do a better job than most lol

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Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty against tRump in the Republican primaries. That will take about 2/3 of tRump's base right out from under his fat ass. Lol.

Yogisan Level 6 June 1, 2018
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I'm fine with Trump winning again.

repubatheists Level 6 June 2, 2018
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Poor Dems, can't find a single candidate

gater Level 7 June 1, 2018
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We don't need much of one to do better than Trump smile008.gif)

@SassyLady He spanked your Hillary didn't he?

@gater actually know he didn't.

@gater he is a serial sexual predator, you can love him if you like Gator but I find him repulsive at best and if you want to crow about his "victory" you go right ahead. He would never have gotten where he is without being morally corrupt. If you think he is doing a good job for you, more power to you. He got elected because of a "perfect shit storm" of occurrences over the last 20 years and because most voters have given up on their civic duties. So, if you want to celebrate the destruction of our democracy, have at it...you are being manipulated by the news media, the GOP and the wealthy are so happy you are falling prey to it. Knock yourself out bud....

@SassyLady Sexual predator? you have any evidence? - Trump is a genius and is repairing this country - you need to grow up

@gater
He made it easy and confessed

@CallMeDave Source?

@gater Seriously? It's on audio and video tape and was broadcast on every news outlet for a week. He acknowledged he said it.

@CallMeDave you might as well give up. that horse will die from thirst before it drinks any Kool-Aid that's not Trump flavored.

@CallMeDave So it shouldn't be hard for you to provide a link

@gater She got over 3 million more votes than he did so, no he didn’t.

@Woolncathairs Of course he did - what? Hillary didn't know it was the electoral college that mattered? You all should be so happy that Trump won - hes repairing this fucked up country!

@gater How is it fucked up? Be specific and give credible answers. In my opinion, he is the reason this country is fucked up. In fact, I would be willing to say that’s his forte. He fucks things up faster than anyone I’ve ever seen. When it comes to fucking things up, he’s a winner!

@gater, @Woolncathairs Illegal votes most likely

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I am not a Republican, but I do admire Jeff Flake...as for Democrat, I will have to wait and see, the people that have something to offer...may be keeping a low profile! I almost...for the first time in my life am tired of hearing about any US President! I am exhausted from keeping tabs on this one! Like it matters...

Freedompath Level 8 June 1, 2018
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Bernie and tulsi.

Buddha Level 7 June 1, 2018
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Tulsi is too good for our political system

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Carter was an anti-Nixon/Ford, Reagan/Bush was an anti-Carter. Clinton was an anti-Bush. Bush was an anti-Clinton. Obama was an anti-Bush. Trump is an anti-Obama. The next one will be an anti-Trump. The pendulum swings...

RobRoseBC Level 4 June 1, 2018
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So we're made to believe.

Well, this is actually what happened... If you think something else happened, enlighten us.

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Its impossible this far out to speculate about the presidential race. At this point in 2006 we didn't know who Obama was.....midterms first then we'll see who can galvanize people out of that.

Timmythinks Level 4 June 1, 2018
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That isn’t exactly true, Obama was a three term senator and gave the 2004 Democratic keynote speech which put him on the market for the next president. I remember seeing the speech and I remember all the hype that came afterwards. Also I live in Idaho which is far from a hotbed of democratic activity and there was attention about it here. If you didn’t notice at all, you must have barely been paying attention.

Agree. It is too far into the future. Although I was a Hillary voter in 2016, I believe that the "she was owed" or "she is inevitable" mindset around her candidacy may have kept some other newer voices from coming to the fore. And no, NOT Bernie. and NOT Biden. Nothing against them, but they are both TOO OLD.

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No Spoilers. I will accept any none celebrity.

GipsyOfNewSpain Level 8 June 1, 2018
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Emperor Trump there won't be another election ....

Simon1 Level 7 June 1, 2018
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I'm still having issues naming the one we have.

MartinG Level 6 June 1, 2018
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It's really early but I like Kamala Harris.

gearl Level 7 June 9, 2018
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