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  •  In 2024 she'll be (6+ / 0-)

    74.

    Wanting to own a gun is an immediate indicator that you should be the last person to have one.

    by pollbuster on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 03:06:11 PM PST

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    •  Huh...you're right (3+ / 0-)
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      She looks younger than she is.

      Bottom line though, she's just not a very experienced politician and the Mass campaign is nothing at all like a presidential campaign.

      Yes, Obama managed to beat the odds, but he'd been a politician since the mid 90s and had had both ups and downs at various levels.  He was also frankly a phenomenon politically, who changed the electorate as a deliberate part of his plan.  

      Warren is an academic who has run only one campaign, ever.  Before being a senator her only political offices were appointed. People like that simply do not get nominated for president four years after their first experience in office.

      She might be seasoned enough by 2020, but she'd still be 70 (older than Reagan in his first term) and for her to run would require either a R to win in 2016, or for a D to win and die in office, neither of which I want to see.

      •  You've made some very (1+ / 0-)
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        good points, and I couldn't agree more.

        Wanting to own a gun is an immediate indicator that you should be the last person to have one.

        by pollbuster on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:29:37 PM PST

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      •  And Warren's initial campaign was frankly a mess (4+ / 0-)

        She was poorly advised, her campaign was badly run, and her initial roll-out was nearly as bad as Coakley's.  Fortunately she overcame all of this, but seriously, she is NOT ready for a presidential run, and I am really tired of people trying to bully her into it.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 05:04:43 PM PST

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