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2019-03-07 01:45:41 PM  
Ahh, that's too bad. He's really smart and is one of the good guys, which just might explain why he is bailing.
 
2019-03-07 01:48:18 PM  
Good man for a different age.
 
2019-03-07 05:03:16 PM  
You well-heeled big wheel...
 
2019-03-07 06:30:54 PM  
He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.
 
2019-03-07 06:32:19 PM  
Don't know whether he'd leave the Senate to do so, but he's basically the perfect VP pick for a fair amount of the field. Don't mind him staying in the Senate, though, he's a solid legislator.
 
2019-03-07 06:32:26 PM  

dodecahedron: Ahh, that's too bad. He's really smart and is one of the good guys, which just might explain why he is bailing.


Yep. He would have been high on my list though it's probably a prudent decision on his part.
 
2019-03-07 06:33:07 PM  
He didn't want to trigger some of my fellow lefties with his cisgendered white male arse.
 
2019-03-07 06:35:44 PM  
Probably a good idea, since finding a liberal replacement for the Senate in Ohio is like prospecting for hen's teeth.
 
2019-03-07 06:36:07 PM  
Sherrod Brown is the extremely rare example of a politician from Ohio that's not a complete piece of shiat.

Which you can't say about any other Ohio politicians that have been in the news recently, as they've all been absolute shiat bags full of shiatty shiat.
 
2019-03-07 06:38:13 PM  
Submitter is a low-information voter.
 
2019-03-07 06:40:16 PM  
Sherod Brown was the squirrel chosen
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2019-03-07 06:40:45 PM  
And he's smart, smart, Sherrod Brown. Smartest pol in the whole damn town. Smarter than Pinky the rat, wiser than a hosehold cat.
 
2019-03-07 06:41:49 PM  

Albino Squid: Don't know whether he'd leave the Senate to do so, but he's basically the perfect VP pick for a fair amount of the field. Don't mind him staying in the Senate, though, he's a solid legislator.

Constitutionally, the Vice President is President of the Senate, so he wouldn't technically be leaving it.

yequalsy: dodecahedron: Ahh, that's too bad. He's really smart and is one of the good guys, which just might explain why he is bailing.

Yep. He would have been high on my list though it's probably a prudent decision on his part.

Anyone who actually wants the job of President of the United States, especially nowadays, should be automatically disqualified on grounds of insanity.
 
2019-03-07 06:42:59 PM  
I'd have maybe voted with him. Just wasn't sure of his Medicare buy in at 55 stance.  

That said, if he wants to stay in the senate, that's good, because that seat may flip to republican in a special election. With Sherrod, it stays safely blue.
 
2019-03-07 06:43:21 PM  

gameshowhost: Submitter is a low-information voter.


Subby probably doesn't vote.
 
2019-03-07 06:45:12 PM  
He's the idiot that keeps harping on the "dignity of work" as if that ship didn't farking sail before he got into the Senate.
 
2019-03-07 06:51:55 PM  

lilistonic: He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.


Difficulty: costs the Democrats a Senate seat
 
2019-03-07 06:55:41 PM  
He's some uppity black guy, according to Rush Limbaugh.
 
2019-03-07 06:55:43 PM  

qorkfiend: lilistonic: He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.

Difficulty: costs the Democrats a Senate seat


Yes. And we won't get rid of Portman easily.

Oh, well, it was a nice thought.
 
2019-03-07 06:57:39 PM  
There are so many running, it seems it is news when someone decides NOT to run
 
2019-03-07 07:00:54 PM  

lilistonic: qorkfiend: lilistonic: He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.

Difficulty: costs the Democrats a Senate seat

Yes. And we won't get rid of Portman easily.

Oh, well, it was a nice thought.


Ohio: The Stockholm State.
 
2019-03-07 07:13:14 PM  
His brother Sherroom is a lot more fun at parties.
 
2019-03-07 07:13:35 PM  

whidbey: lilistonic: qorkfiend: lilistonic: He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.

Difficulty: costs the Democrats a Senate seat

Yes. And we won't get rid of Portman easily.

Oh, well, it was a nice thought.

Ohio: The Stockholm State.


"So goes the nation..."
 
2019-03-07 07:14:15 PM  

dodecahedron: Ahh, that's too bad. He's really smart and is one of the good guys, which just might explain why he is bailing.


Or it could be that he barely hung on to his Senate seat by the skin of his teeth, and his state was totally stagnant during the Blue Wave, so there's a reasonably good chance that he would not be able to win his own state in the general.
 
2019-03-07 07:16:04 PM  

lilistonic: He'd make a fine vice-president. Value added, I think.


For the reason I cited above, there's no way he could be vice president, especially since Ohio is governed by not just a Republican, but probably the sleaziest Republican to hold the mansion since at least Jim Rhodes...
 
2019-03-07 07:20:47 PM  
Sherrod Brown is a white guy I'd happily vote for.  He is the real deal.
 
2019-03-07 07:23:41 PM  
Ha ha, Sharrod you are!
 
2019-03-07 08:28:02 PM  
I'm shocked actually, all his stuff pointed to a run.

I would have voted for him in the primary
 
2019-03-07 08:30:52 PM  
If Election Betting Odds is any guide, Brown's support (and probability of victory in the primary) will go to the other two white guys in the race, viz. Sanders and Biden. Good for them both, I guess.
 
2019-03-07 08:44:18 PM  

MikeyFuccon: If Election Betting Odds is any guide, Brown's support (and probability of victory in the primary) will go to the other two white guys in the race, viz. Sanders and Biden. Good for them both, I guess.


Yeah, I think Biden running made him reconsider.
 
2019-03-07 09:10:37 PM  
I think Sherrod Brown is the author of romance novels. Sounds like one, any way. Or maybe he is a brand of sherry. Sherrod & Brown.
 
2019-03-07 09:21:35 PM  

dodecahedron: MikeyFuccon: If Election Betting Odds is any guide, Brown's support (and probability of victory in the primary) will go to the other two white guys in the race, viz. Sanders and Biden. Good for them both, I guess.

Yeah, I think Biden running made him reconsider.


More likely that he had a sit-down with other Dem senators, and they mutually agreed that they couldn't afford to lose that Senate seat.  Too bad the Dems are too knuckleheaded to run wayyyy more candidates on populist economic policy, so they wouldn't be in this sort of conundrum, but hey, gotta keep the donor class happy.
 
2019-03-07 09:32:23 PM  

whidbey: Probably a good idea, since finding a liberal replacement for the Senate in Ohio is like prospecting for hen's teeth.


This. Ohio has gone farking stupid over the last 6 years since we voted to re-elect Obama. I was extremely disappointed that the republicans won the governorship again in 2018, especially by the margin they did. Yet in spite of potato votes, brown still won re-election by a fair margin the same year. I'd love him as president but if he did run and win we'd be hard pressed to find another democrat, especially one as liberal as brown to be competitive in Ohio... far far to many idiots here, honestly sort of confused how he remains so popular here all things considered but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth.

We have plenty of solid choices to pick from for a democratic nominee for president but the pickings are pretty slim for competitive liberal democrats for Ohios senate seats. The senate needs every democratic seat it can get, we can't afford to trade out any current seat that isn't a lock for a replacement.
 
2019-03-07 09:54:00 PM  

IlGreven: dodecahedron: Ahh, that's too bad. He's really smart and is one of the good guys, which just might explain why he is bailing.

Or it could be that he barely hung on to his Senate seat by the skin of his teeth, and his state was totally stagnant during the Blue Wave, so there's a reasonably good chance that he would not be able to win his own state in the general.


Um, there's this thing called Google you might want to check before posting. Brown won his last re-election campaign by a margin of 53 to 46 percent. Hardly holding on to his seat by the skin of his teeth. That being said, we have enough other senators running for president already.
 
2019-03-07 10:17:11 PM  
Someone I've gotten unsolicited emails from, for 100 Alex.

/But he's not a bad guy.
//He's not the only one either, that I've had to "unsubscribe" myself from.
 
2019-03-07 10:17:14 PM  

Philimus: Um, there's this thing called Google you might want to check before posting. Brown won his last re-election campaign by a margin of 53 to 46 percent. Hardly holding on to his seat by the skin of his teeth.


He was the only Democrat to win statewide.  Every other one went down in flames. No challenger to a Republican Houses seat won (though thankfully, no Dem lost their seat...but then given the way Ohio's gerrymandered, that was all by design).
 
2019-03-07 10:22:50 PM  
I like him in the Senate.
 
2019-03-07 11:40:57 PM  
He was my first choice, but I knew he didn't stand a chance.
 
2019-03-07 11:46:27 PM  
It's a shame he's not running.  I didn't see him winning the nomination, but his ideas need to be put out there.  I agree, he'd make a solid VP pick.  He'd also be a solid addition to any administration, or I'd happily see him stay in the Senate.
 
2019-03-08 08:37:56 AM  

IlGreven: Philimus: Um, there's this thing called Google you might want to check before posting. Brown won his last re-election campaign by a margin of 53 to 46 percent. Hardly holding on to his seat by the skin of his teeth.

He was the only Democrat to win statewide.  Every other one went down in flames. No challenger to a Republican Houses seat won (though thankfully, no Dem lost their seat...but then given the way Ohio's gerrymandered, that was all by design).


Fair enough. Got to do something about the gerrymandering there. It's as bad or worse than anywhere else in the country.
 
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