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  •  I have to concur. (1+ / 0-)
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    joesig

    While I appreciate the enthusiasm for the Clintons, I think a lot of it is partly "Clintonostalgia."

    Hillary doesn't have Bill's patented "I feel your pain" empathy schtick. Nor does she share the Olympian ability to virtually shrug off misogynistic attacks that women like Warren and Klobuchar have in copious amounts. She's a passionate person who does not take criticism lightly and compounds that with very visible reactions when she is angry or offended.

    And I recognize it because I share those traits with her. It's why I don't see myself ever winning for President of the United States either.

    Frankly, it's no small part of why I think McCain did so poorly either. He's got a biting sense of humor, but when he's pissed or offended? He's about as subtle as a sledgehammer. His smart@$$ comebacks can indeed be entertaining, but unlike Christie neither McCain nor Hillary get a free pass when they lose their cool on camera.

    If it were up to me? It will be Elizabeth Warren in 2016. While I like and respect Hillary, I've never bought into the argument she was a good Presidential candidate. On paper? Yes. On the campaign trail? No.

    Having said all that, yes, of course I'll vote for her if she's the nominee. (I just hope & pray she's not...)

    •  I'm with you...and I'd vote you before her. (0+ / 0-)

      Christie will beat her....no question in my mind about it.  I'd like Warren, but it's not happening.  No strong Dem comes to mind, unfortunately.  Maybe Jerry Brown will run!  He'd actually be a great candidate with his CA results....but older than anyone.

      To avoid starting dumb wars, punish the dumb people who vote for them.

      by joesig on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 11:56:54 PM PDT

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