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(Slate)   Are you a Democrat but don't really want to vote for Hillary in 2016? Meet her most likely primary challenger   ( slate.com) divider line
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9148 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 Jan 2014 at 8:31 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-06 10:22:14 PM  
4 votes:
meanwhile, the republican contenders so far....
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2014-01-06 08:16:45 PM  
3 votes:

nekom: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Doesn't the VP always get the inside track?

I don't think anyone seriously thinks Biden is going to run.

I would be perfectly happy with VP-for-life Biden. Whoever wins the nomination just keeps choosing Joe for VP until he's 85.
2014-01-06 10:19:02 PM  
2 votes:
Should we be concerning ourselves with the 2017 Super Bowl, too?
2014-01-06 09:29:28 PM  
2 votes:
Schweitzer is farking awesome. When he was governor, here's how he vetoed stupid bills from Republicans:

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2014-01-06 06:27:28 PM  
2 votes:
If Edward Snowden is a criminal, then so are a lot of people that are working within the CIA and the NSA who have been spying illegally on American citizens. They ought to grant Snowden clemency.

On "blowback" upon leaving Afghanistan: If it all goes to hell in a handbasket, that's fine. That happened after Alexander the Great left; that happened after the Russians left. Who cares? They live in the Stone Age. If you ask generals whether we should stay in a war a little longer, that's like asking a barber whether you need a haircut.

Slate: when you ran in 2004, when you won the governor's race, there were gay marriage and marijuana issues on the ballot, and Republicans thought they'd set "family values" traps for you.

Schweitzer: Oh, yeah, name these Republicans. The ones cheating on their third wives while they're talking about traditional family values? Those ones?

What the hell ass balls - a politican who expresses an opinion?  When the hell did that happen??
2014-01-06 06:12:22 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Doesn't the VP always get the inside track?

2014-01-07 09:38:47 AM  
1 vote:

Pick: Benghazi

2014-01-07 09:22:58 AM  
1 vote:

Pick: Why anyone in their right mind would vote for Hillary for president of the United States is beyond me. After the way she handled Benghazi, would you want her handling the entire country that same way? I would not.

Because they are going to be confronted with the GOP's idea of an alternative - just like the last two times.
If they would knock it off with the preachers, inbred aristocrats, and deluded corporate pirates, a person in their right mind might consider NOT voting for Clinton in '16.
2014-01-07 03:28:59 AM  
1 vote:
The election is still MORE THAN TWO YEARS AWAY!
2014-01-07 01:45:12 AM  
1 vote:
Hitlery! Hitlery! Hitlery!
2014-01-07 12:37:13 AM  
1 vote:
Ah, the Biden haters are already here.

/Did he slap your baby?
//Attempt to import slave labor?
///Put up a Mission Accomplished banner?
2014-01-07 12:21:43 AM  
1 vote:

meat0918: Fark It: meat0918: I have a problem voting for her in the primary, mostly because she should have left her serial philandering husband decades ago. And I like Bill.

I don't understand the "Stand by your man" mindset from her generation.

You're naive if you think they had anything other than a political marriage, like the Underwoods in House of Cards.

Haven't seen it, but that's what it seemed like once their marriage was in the public eye.  I'm sure it started out well intentioned enough, and based on love rather than political ambitions, but I'm a bit of a dreamer.

I'm pretty sure this is not what a marriage for the purpose of political ambitions looks like.

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2014-01-06 11:44:34 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I'm a Democrat but I don't really want to vote for Hillary because I think us Democrats could find someone even more parasitic and psychotic than Hillary. And why are we even considering a Caucasoid for our Democrat nominee?
2014-01-06 10:50:27 PM  
1 vote:

DeaH: Weigel hopes this in much the same way certain Farkers hope Bachmann will run again.

A Schweitzer candidacy will give Slate a little Wiegel room.
2014-01-06 10:14:38 PM  
1 vote:
I'd like to see him debate Christie on the big stage.  Something about the way they both approach things makes me think it would be a popcorn-and-beer-required event.
2014-01-06 08:55:03 PM  
1 vote:
It's funny.  In 2008 I KNEWHilary would be our next president and I couldn't farking wait.  Well, that did not go at all like I expected or wanted it to.  It pissed me off to no end that Obama managed to project the fairy tale image of Hope and Change and yank the rug out from under her.  And now we have had 8 years of a great orator, but not a great doer.  He has some things to his credit but at times his actions are indistinguishable from his predecessor.

But now, I'm not sure HIlary is the one I want to see in 2016.  This guy seems kind of cool, and for that very reason probably will not get anywhere.  Ah well.

Fark it.  My state is probably going to re-elect Rick Scott so we are all screwed down here, more than normal.

/no point to all of this except I once loved HIlary and now I'm not so sure.
2014-01-06 08:32:24 PM  
1 vote:
A black guy? Sure.
A woman? Maybe.

But I'm not sure that America is ready to elect an actual liberal yet.
2014-01-06 08:08:28 PM  
1 vote:
So, I've been seeing this particular bit of concern trolling lately; the 'Democrats will call you misogynist if you don't vote for Hillary, just like they called you racist for to voting for Obama' bullshiat. I guess this is the new approved talking point from the right.
They're just very concerned.
2014-01-06 07:29:48 PM  
1 vote:

MrBallou: skinnycatullus: I love that guy. I hope Clinton doesn't even run (yeah, I know, no chance of that happening). But I do not look forward to being accused of misogyny when I don't support her in the primaries. And I'm afraid the fact that I can name half a dozen OTHER women I'd be delighted to support won't shield me from those accusations.

I think Hils would have been a good President, but 21 years of continuous character assignation by the Right has left her with way too much accumulated damage. I would dread a campaign season with her as the target. They've had decades to set up all sorts of anti-Hillary attacks. Better to start with somebody fresh.

They went nutballs with a black president. Electing a female Clinton president would cause absolute pandemonium for 4-8 years.
2014-01-06 07:19:52 PM  
1 vote:

Cagey B: Fark It: I hope the media doesn't Ron Paul him though, his centrist credentials and NRA endorsement could be used to Tea Party him in the primaries, and he's a white guy so he's not going to be able to really pander to the identity politics-minded Democrats.

I see. The Democrats should value the NRA more, and anything that might matter to those pesky minorities is "identity politics" and should be ignored. Thanks for your concern.

Also, Ron Paul was f*cking insane. That had nothing to do with the media.

Case in point.
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2014-01-06 06:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
Does anyone want to predict the inevitable date when someone on the lunatic right declares him to be "the most liberal governor in history"?
2014-01-06 06:42:25 PM  
1 vote:
I'd rather see a candidate that will speak up and say we should move to universal single payer healthcare, but otherwise his positions seem pretty good.

I'm hoping Warren runs.
2014-01-06 06:30:09 PM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Doesn't the VP always get the inside track?

I don't think anyone seriously thinks Biden is going to run.
2014-01-06 06:28:34 PM  
1 vote:
It's over two years away. Referring to any candidate as "most likely" is pretty well overstating it.
2014-01-06 06:22:18 PM  
1 vote:
That photo makes me want to vote for Hilary Clinton. I don't think they could have chosen a douchier looking screenshot.
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