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Who would you prefer as the Democratic presidential candidate in 2024?
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 33% (7 Votes)
Joe Biden
 9% (2 Votes)
Kamala Harris
 23% (5 Votes)
Pete Buttigieg
 4% (1 Vote)
Stacy Abrams
 28% (6 Votes)
someone else (who? Gov Inslee? Sen Klobuchar? Sen Booker?...)
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Katie Porter
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I love Katie, too, but her experience by 2024 consists of being a law professor and at most 6 years in the US House. Compare to recent presidents:

- Biden--8 yrs VP, 36 yrs US Senator including Chair of Foreign Relations and ranking member of Judiciary committee (Katie doesn't compare well based on experience)

- trump--conman and wealthy ne'er-do-well for decades (Katie compares extremely well!!)

- Obama--almost 4 years US Senator, almost 8 yrs state senator, law professor (Katie does not compare all that well)

- W--ne'er-do-well for decades, lousy businessman likewise, governor for 5 years (Katie compares well)

- Clinton--11 yrs governor, 2 yrs state attorney general (not well)

So...better prepared than recent Republican presidents, less well prepared than recent Democratic presidents.
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lol.

So typical
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I didn't realize the experience of Pete and Stacey.
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Pete--mayor for 8 years, will have been Secy of Transportation for 4 years, military service (naval intelligence)

Stacey--10 years as a GA House rep, including service as minority leader, significant work registering voters--bears major responsibility for the 2 Democratic senators elected in 2020, tax attorney

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I want Katie Porter to become DiFi's replacement as CA senator like yesterday--or Gov of California/Mayor of Ellay--and future president (although I think legislating is more likely her wheelhouse). Oh--I had forgotten to include that Katie was a state monitor of banks in CA.
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Sorry but this country will never elect Pete or Stacy president.
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I assumed it would be Kamala Harris but in talking with friends and relatives who are ardent progressives and joyously voted for her, she's been a disappointment to us all. I fear that she can't be a DeSantis or whatever other evil scum the GOP runs.

In her few appearances she always seems to be standing around with her arms dangling, waiting for someone to tell her what to do, instead of purposefully striding around with authority and leadership. Her public statements are canned and bland.

Where is the vehemence and leadership we need regarding vaccination, border issues, wealth/income inequality, the environment? She could be out there injecting some righteous anger into the public discourse and energizing her base instead of mincing about so timidly. She should be out there exhorting people to be vaccinated and riling up outrage about our treatment of migrants. And championing the cause of universal health insurance for ALL citizens.

As a childfree person, I'm really sick of the focus on more bennies for breeders instead of on significantly more pressing issues that affect everyone, plus other species.
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Orange County 45th never elected a democrat before. She wasn't the choice of the democratic establishment either before winning the primary. She is a single mom with three kids driving a 2008 minivan. She will win a national election.
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She will win a national election.

Despite being portrayed as a socialist, communist, Elizabeth Warren acolyte, and rabid feminazi who needs a man!? How much will women buy into that? Will she have the support of black & Hispanic Democrats? I think she can get black women if Kamala Harris and/or Stacey Abrams aren't running, but if they are, I don't think so. Getting the black male vote will be even harder.

If I can be convinced she's our best chance to win, she'll have my vote in the primary. I agree with her politics and especially appreciate her knowledge about banking from a legal and consumer perspective rather than from the profits for bankers perspective. But whoever's the D candidate will of course have my vote in the general--I like to win, not "make a point." Which is why I voted for Warren in the primary and Biden in the general. With enthusiasm both times.
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Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu was the 61st Mayor of New Orleans (2010-2018). When he took office, the city was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and in the midst of the BP Oil Spill. Under Landrieu's leadership, New Orleans is widely recognized as one of the nation’s great comeback stories.

In 2015, Landrieu was named “Public Official of the Year” by Governing, and in 2016 was voted “America’s top turnaround mayor” in a Politico survey of mayors. He gained national prominence for his powerful decision to take down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, which also earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. In his New York Times best-selling book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, Landrieu recounts his personal journey confronting racism, and tackles the broader history of slavery, race relations, and institutional inequalities that still plague America.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases...

Ahead of signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act tomorrow, President Biden is naming Mitch Landrieu as senior advisor responsible for coordinating for implementation of this historic bipartisan infrastructure law.

In this role, Landrieu will oversee the most significant and comprehensive investments in American infrastructure in generations—work that independent experts verify will create millions of high-paying, union jobs while boosting our economic competitiveness in the world, strengthening our supply chains, and acting against inflation for the long term.
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Seems a bit early to worry about this.
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