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With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position (Jerry Brown)
The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa

Posted on 07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by Beave Meister

DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to the corner of the dining room, they cheered loudly. A moment later, more joined in the applause. Then one urged her, “Run for president!”

The next morning at Netroots Nation, where Warren (D-Mass.) gave a fiery sermon for economic populism — “The game is rigged, and it isn’t right!” — scores of swooning supporters wore faux-straw boater hats with “Warren for President” stickers and chanted, “Run, Liz, run!”

Even as Hillary Rodham Clinton looms as the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, the party’s base is stirring for a primary fight. There’s a pining for someone else, and a medley of ambitious Democrats are making moves — many of them previously unreported — to position themselves to perhaps be that someone.

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KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016election; californiauberalles; democrats; hillary2016; jerrybrown; liberals; presidentbrown
Gov. Moonbeam......Perfect.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

How about a Moonbeam/Liawatha ticket?


2 posted on 07/20/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Beave Meister

Please make him go away.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Beave Meister

Hilary is definitely toast. Every liberal woman I know is shocked that she is in favor of GMO crops and is aligned with Monsanto. “Traitor,” they call her.

The issue is larger than most people realize.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Beave Meister

Slow drumbeat to draft the fake indian has begun.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 5:55:08 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Veto!

What if HRC and Bloomberg run on a third-party ticket — who would win?


6 posted on 07/20/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Beave Meister

7 posted on 07/20/2014 5:56:42 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: aposiopetic

Note to self: I guess one of them would have to move from New York.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:10 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

Horrible thought, and I don’t have a clue whether they could win/


9 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:14 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Beave Meister

These people are literally insane.

They have Hillary Clinton who is a habitual liar and the worst Secretary of State if not the worst government employee in history. Then there’s Elizabeth Warren a women with no accomplishments and a career as an affirmative action fake American Indian. And Governor Moonbeam, a 76 year old eccentric child, and a California weirdo.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:30 PM PDT by detective
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To: Veto!

Clinton wins New York, Brown wins California and Cruz wins Texas and Florida. Could be interesting with a free-for-all for the other 46 (or the other 53 if you’re the Resident).


11 posted on 07/20/2014 6:00:37 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Beave Meister

He is 76 years old right now. He would be just shy of 79 in January 17. I thought the Democrats hated old white guys. Harry Reid, another old white guy, said so.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 6:04:26 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

An even more perfected yes-man pawn for the Stalinist Rat-union-industrial complex than the current Loser in office.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 6:10:15 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: Beave Meister

How fitting that they met in the compost arena of liberal/progressive implementation: Detroit.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 6:17:09 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: freeagle; windcliff

“I turned him into a jack-in-the-box with his own bad face.”

“Wish it to the cornfield, Son. Please?”


15 posted on 07/20/2014 6:20:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Beave Meister
Laugh at Warren all you want FReepers. The thing is, she is connecting with blue-collar and middle-class families who are being screwed by crony-capitalism and big government. Other than Palin, she is the only politician making this link.

If she runs for President, she's going to run as a classic lunchbox Democrat. Yes, I know she's an elitist snob and a hypocritical limousine liberal, but she'll have the media glossing over this and Republicans will be portrayed as the party of the rich.

This is another reason why Palin must run, so she can neutralize her.

16 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Veto!

Hillary got ambushed from the left in 2008 when an unknown guy from Kenya by way of Chicago snuck in an stole the kishka.

This time she knows it’s coming but will likely fail again.
I think the Chicago mob has mutually assured destruction with the Clinton Crime Family over Arkancides.

The Clintons can’t use their vaunted private detective op to trash the opposition.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 6:26:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: onedoug

Gosh, do you know where Anthony is? Maybe he could do it to Obama too. And Holder. And Reid. And Pelosi. And Kerry. And Warren. And Boehner...


18 posted on 07/20/2014 6:34:48 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Beave Meister

Bill better get his Arkancide folks into gear.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 6:35:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Bill better get his Arkancide folks into gear.

Bill just might be the next target if Hillary needs a boost.

She'd love to run as the First Widow to seek the office

20 posted on 07/20/2014 6:40:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: detective

These are the kinds of choices that warm the deluded hearts of the American people.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 6:43:58 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Laugh at Warren all you want FReepers. “

Agreed, Hillary got beaten by a nonentity last time out. Not really sure Warren could pull things off like Obama did, but you are right to be wary.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 6:51:11 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Laugh at Warren all you want FReepers.

I'm not laughing; she reminds me of the Eugene McCarthy campaign in early 1968, which at the time was seen as a quixotic attack from the left on LBJ, but which took him down, only to see RFK brush McCarthy aside. Whether Brown sees himself as the RFK of 2016, it's too soon to tell.

23 posted on 07/20/2014 6:57:23 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Veto!

I’m constantly amazed at the gullibility of the populace.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 7:00:20 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: aposiopetic

She wants it so bad, she probably would. Who would win? Ted Cruz!


25 posted on 07/20/2014 7:01:16 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: aposiopetic

Can you imagine a race with three women? Warren D, Hillary I, Palin R.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:09 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Beave Meister

The strategy is, by running left-wing nuts alongside Hillary, she looks to be almost acceptable in comparison. Young democrats have no interest in Mrs. Clinton after getting burned with Obama. They’ve learned their lesson about voting for someone just because they’re the first “fill in the blank” president.


27 posted on 07/20/2014 7:09:50 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: nascarnation

Interesting. I remember well the Texas primary, which was the end of Hitlery. The community organizers got to the caucus rooms early and wouldn’t let her supporters in. Amazed that someone was more crooked than she, she bowed out, but probably not until the SofS job was safely in her pocket.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 7:11:45 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Beave Meister

How can a president “overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby” decision, as the article states Elizabeth Warren vows to do? What is this, an autocracy?

How come no conservative president has “reversed” Roe vs. Wade, a law which has dismembered/executed 60 million little tykes?


29 posted on 07/20/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Beave Meister

Epic debate potential: Clinton vs Warren vs Biden vs Brown


30 posted on 07/20/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: FrdmLvr

I like that one!


31 posted on 07/20/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Beave Meister

Brown would be preferable to Clinton, Warren and Biden. There I’ve said it. Now I’ve got to go and wash my mouth out with soap . . . Followed by a good whiskey.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 7:20:42 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

One advantage of Moonbeam is that he would be stoned so much of the time that he might accidentally make a good decision now and then.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 7:25:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Beave Meister

If Jerry Brown had confronted Carter earlier in ‘76, I am confident he would have won the Democrat nomination. Like Frank Church and others, he misread the dynamic of the then new extensive primary system under the McGovern rule changes.

He ran again in ‘80, when Ted Kennedy sucked the air out of the room, and Brown going “moonbeam” after ‘76 made him seem less serious. By ‘92, he was back, and actually won as the anti-Bill Clinton candidate in a number of areas, including my then state of CT.

If he runs again, he is entering Harold Stassen territory. His old “Moonbeam” foibles seem rather staid compared to Obama and even WJC.

He is way too old now to be a force among the Dems. However, he could take some votes away from a would be insurgent.


34 posted on 07/20/2014 7:27:15 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Beave Meister
Gov. Moonbeam is 76, attended Yale the University of California at Bezerkeley, married former attorney and businesswoman, Anne Brown, in 2005 after a 15 year courtship. She is credited with keeping the looney-toon Brown on a more even keel in recent years. She is 20 years younger than he.

Leni

35 posted on 07/20/2014 7:38:05 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Beave Meister

I would love to see a true progressive, liberal, socialist, communist from MA run.


36 posted on 07/20/2014 7:43:01 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: freeagle; onedoug

37 posted on 07/20/2014 7:44:04 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Beave Meister

“the possibility of Brown running for the White House.”

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA............ catch breath.... HA HA HA HA HA HA.....

Please please let him win the nomination!!!!!!


38 posted on 07/20/2014 8:11:15 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Beave Meister

JERRY BROWN 2016!

39 posted on 07/20/2014 8:31:22 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hi. You should check out Ted Cruz’ speech from last night at Western Conservative Summit. He gave one of the best explanations of crony corporatism and why it is a very bad thing I have ever heard.


40 posted on 07/20/2014 10:21:47 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dizzy Lizzie’s hate for big business I get. I’ve heard her
rants about how the regular folks are getting screwed. But
what’s this about Warren vs. big government? I’d like to
hear about a minute of that schtick just to get my mind
around where she stands.


41 posted on 07/20/2014 10:41:08 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

LIBs are insane. Unfortunately, there are a considerable number of voters who also are insane.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 6:22:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: detective

Dem Dream Ticket material right there..................


43 posted on 07/21/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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