Tulsi Gabbard is IN for 2020
January 11, 2019 at 7:10 PM - Views: 79 #11247HubHeaverParticipant
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Came across Twitter a little bit ago. She says she will be making the formal announcement within a week.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat and Iraq War veteran told CNN's @VanJones68 https://t.co/5BzVi2JMFq pic.twitter.com/nNNmGCED5C
— CNN (@CNN) January 11, 2019
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January 11, 2019 at 8:21 PM #11292RufusTFireflyParticipant
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I like Tulsi, but as a Rep. she receives my stock response, namely that she needs to win a statewide election first. Right now in terms of electability, all we know is that she can win an election in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district. And although she won her last race with an impressive 77.4 percent, that’s only 153,271 votes.
That said, becoming a presidential candidate can be an excellent way to increase name recognition and earn national street cred. That can pave the way for a 2024 victory or maybe even a key spot in the Sanders White House.
January 11, 2019 at 8:43 PM #11299bazukhovParticipant
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It looks like it will be a crowded track in the primary horse race with a lot of runners from left to right.
Can she win the left and not scare off the center in the general?
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January 11, 2019 at 9:21 PM #11323
January 11, 2019 at 9:54 PM #11347ravensongParticipant
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I’m voting for Bernie if he runs, but I’d vote for Tulsi over any of the Establishment candidates.
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January 11, 2019 at 10:06 PM #11355Woman Hear Me Roar!!Participant
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I am in. I would vote for Tulsi above anyone else. Bernie will have betrayed his base by not building a third party if he runs as a democrat
Tulsi is forthright and focused. Plus a woman and ex-military.
Finally women are being heard...finally women are roaring.....
January 11, 2019 at 11:23 PM #11388David the GnomeParticipant
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Honestly, a choice between Sanders and Gabbard wont be an easy one for me. Bernie has some advantages – but so does she. Bernie has the wisdom of experience – decades of it, serving the right causes. Tulsi has military experience – and the passion of youth. She could do things simply because she didnt know they couldn’t be done.
Both will appeal strongly to progressives – and possibly libertarians (Tulsi likely has the edge there). She would, if elected, be the first female Preaident AND the youngest President in our history, I believe.
Experience isnt everything though. You need a solid platform – Bernie has one. Not sure what hers will look like, but I am eager to find out.
Overall, I prefer Bernie. Still… not as easy of a choice as it would have been before. In any event, she is someone I will be taking very seriously.
January 12, 2019 at 12:08 AM #11396Snort McDorkParticipant
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I kinda feel the same (after reading other comments) that she is running to position herself as a potential VP pick. Happy to see her in the race. I will still support and vote for Bernie. But I think she may have something up her sleeve as for increasing the exposure of policies that Bernie supports. I know she will be out on the trail with Medicare 4 All, forgiving student debt, and a Green New Deal. But I believe the more progressive policies out there, the better. And it will freak out the Joe Biden boot licker’s CNN, Cluster Faux, NY Times, and all the others. I am getting anxious to see how this plays out. I hope she is prepared for the smears that will certainly come her way.
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January 12, 2019 at 12:18 AM #11401doh1304Participant
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Like I said at c99 Tulsi could – would – be the 1st Green President,(after a guaranteed corruptocrat backstab) but she would need Bernie’s endorsement and Trump would have to run for reelection. If the Republicans run a candidate that the public doesn’t already loathe it (he? human?) could get enough “anything but a Democrat” votes. Also, her campaign must catch fire before Warren’s, or Warren will become the “assumed” successor to Bernie.
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January 12, 2019 at 2:53 PM #11568sadoldgirlParticipant
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I just received an e-mail from her. Her main issue turns about
war and PEACE. Considering that mine have been Climate Change
and peace, she will get my support. However, she claims to explain
more in the near future. Thus, I will wait until then. As I
have stated before: Bernie with his support of the Russia-gate
as well as for his demand that “our allies in the ME” should
carry more of the war burden, is far too wishy-washy for me.
January 12, 2019 at 3:24 PM #11579
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