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#1461 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:37 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 10 March 2019 - 08:41 AM, said:

Don't know that he will. Don't even know that he should.

Despite the current fashion for people who have little or none in the way of experience with running large organizations which have complex governing constraints (naming no names, mind) perhaps it would be better for Beto to check a few more boxes on his CV. Governor of Texas is fairly traditional, for instance. Maybe a Cabinet office or two.

Personally, I'm dreaming of Tammy Duckworth. If the Republicans aren't afraid of her, they certainly should be.
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:03 AM

Hey- this has nothing to do with Duckworth's (possible) chops, nor Beto. But sorry- if you're going to swing the experience club, she's out. Barely been there. She was a Rep for 4 years, a Senator for less than a year and a half. While she's been in "some rooms", she simply doesn't have it. And I think she knows it.
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:31 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 10 March 2019 - 10:03 AM, said:

Hey- this has nothing to do with Duckworth's (possible) chops, nor Beto. But sorry- if you're going to swing the experience club, she's out. Barely been there. She was a Rep for 4 years, a Senator for less than a year and a half. While she's been in "some rooms", she simply doesn't have it. And I think she knows it.

And she hasn't given any indications that she is thinking about it. She's smart enough to know that if she really wants it her chances would be greatly increased by "building her resume" first.
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Posted 10 March 2019 - 10:39 AM

Don't overlook her executive-branch experience. Not huge, but it does count.

However, we're in agreement that timing matters too, and ... baby. Mmmmm, baby.
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These days, "libertarian" is just a euphemism for a Nazi who's afraid to commit.
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"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." -- some RINO





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