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  •  She seems to be the first Hawaiian pol (0+ / 0-)

    to be a potential presidential contender, at least. Inouye came in at the wrong time, unfortunately.

    But thanks for the analysis; I meant "relatively" as in "closest state that could provide her with the connections and cash she needs".

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 11:14:55 AM PDT

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    •  Not quite - Patsy Mink ran for President in 1972 (3+ / 0-)
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      It was a short-lived bid, mind you, and she only got 8,000 or so votes in the Democratic primary (before jumping back to her House reelection campaign).

      There's also U.S. Senator Hiram Fong, who was a Republican candidate in 1964 and received votes at the RNC later that year.

      Inouye, incidentally, was briefly considered as a possible running mate for Hubert Humphrey in 1968, along with New Jersey Governor Richard Hughes and Ed Muskie.

      Gabbard's background, and the fact that we have a President born in Hawaii now, means that the obstacles that essentially ruled out Mink and Fong as plausible nominees aren't as formidable. It's no different than, say, a former Governor of Vermont becoming a formidable candidate. ;)

      "We are the leaders we've been waiting for." - Paul Wellstone

      by MrLiberal on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 02:53:45 PM PDT

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      •  Also, if Gabbard ran (1+ / 0-)
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        She'd be the first Hindu candidate for US President, I believe. It would be good to see that not be a bar to winning a presidential election, but I am sorry to say that not "believing in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior" is a voting issue for a lot of Americans.

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 08:20:56 PM PDT

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