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#303802 - 11/09/17 05:30 AM Al Franken 2020
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Al Franken for President.
Look, we have witnessed a reality TV show host as president, so knock off all the hand wringing about a former SNL comedy writer running for office because if you've bothered to watch even five minutes of Senator Franken in action, you should already agree that he is one dead serious mofo when it comes to doing the job for the country.
And he's DAMN GOOD at it, too.
Sell me on why he's a bad choice, I'm all ears.
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#303809 - 11/09/17 03:05 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I could go with Franken.
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#303838 - 11/10/17 09:29 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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He is a very intelligent person. He's written several books and unlike our glorious leader, he actually wrote them! I think Clooney has a better chance at winning, just because of America's current infatuation with celebrities. But Franken would probably do a better job as President, just because of his Senate experience and knowledge about how government works. He's not a lawyer, but I'm sure he would hire the very best and actually take their advice. He'd probably be on the phone with Bill Clinton and Obama every night, too.

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#303849 - 11/11/17 03:41 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Joe Biden would be the better candidate. Look all of you HClinton supporters, you should have listened to me and supported Bernie, but....noooooooooooooooo - you didn't. rolleyes

Will you heed my advice THiS time? Hmm
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#303850 - 11/11/17 06:01 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Biden is 74. He'll be 77 in 2020, and 85 by the end of an eight year term. I think it might be a little too late. Al Franken is 66.

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#303856 - 11/11/17 09:04 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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I like Biden, but in addition to his age, I don't think he gets the deeper issues needing change, nor would be an activist for change (changing back to Blue for a while is not the change we need). Like Hillary, he would be a calm and rational captain of the ship of government, but not a leader into a regenerative way forward.

Franken, on the other hand, is strong and deep, and seems to have acquired the skills of managing a government. (I wonder if he ever masturbated in front of captive audiences or diddled liddle girls?)
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#303857 - 11/11/17 11:50 AM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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While Senator Franken would be an interesting choice. I think we need to look to someone younger. Maybe Senator Corry Booker; he certainly has the energy and is a social activist, was the Mayor of Newark NJ during a real bad time in that city's history. Or Senator Duckworth; has experience at many levels of government, understands war like no other president since President Bush (41), if only she were a natural born citizen...

I'm sure we can find many more potential candidates.
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#303860 - 11/11/17 01:56 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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The problem with Franken is, he's just too intelligent. He knows when to be funny, and when to be serious. He's a deep, deep thinker and loves the Constitution too much. He respects his office, the responsibility it requires, and the people he represents. He'd do what's best for the country rather than himself or his party. And he's humble. In other words, he's just not suitable.
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#303862 - 11/11/17 02:21 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I loved his books. They were very well researched and still entertaining. He hired a staff of college students to check and double check everything he said. He definitely knows how to get all his ducks in a row and water tight.
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#303869 - 11/11/17 04:46 PM Re: Al Franken 2020 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Biden is 74. He'll be 77 in 2020, and 85 by the end of an eight year term. I think it might be a little too late. Al Franken is 66.

Ruth Ginsburg is 85 and doing a fantastic job.

Make Biden top of the ticket and Franken the VP. smile
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