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Democrats Want a Woman on the 2016 Ticket
New York Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kat Stoeffel

Posted on 01/07/2013 4:12:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Democratic strategists will not let Hillary Clinton or her blood clot stop them from getting a woman on the 2016 presidential ticket, Politico reports. Even if Clinton sticks to her word and does not run for president — something no one seemed to believe until her recent health scare — activists are still hoping to leverage the 2012 gender gap into a female nominee. “After the roles Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin played in the 2008 campaign,” Politico writes, “it would be hard for many to accept another cycle like the 2012 presidential race, which featured two all-male national tickets.”

Especially when one notes how many strong female contenders there have been in the Republican party, like South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, New Hampshire’s Kelley Ayotte, and former VP nominee Sarah Palin. The head of the Center or American Progress, Neera Tanden, told Politico:

“It’s critical that we have a woman on the ticket in some form or fashion. Given that the Republican Party has produced a woman VP candidate, I think it’s important that we ensure that the Democratic Party continues to lead.”

(Have we forgotten Geraldine Ferraro — to say nothing of the women of the Green and Socialist Workers Parties — so soon?)

But after Clinton, EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock admits, there’s “kind of a gap” before the next Democratic women in line, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, and just-sworn-in Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren...

(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016demprimary; democrats; gop; hillary; hillary2016; nikkihaley; palin; republicans; sarahpalin; womanpresident
Fauxcahontas? Seriously?
1 posted on 01/07/2013 4:12:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why? They re-elected one last time.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 4:13:57 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoever it is, they will be a member of the ‘protected class’ and immune from criticism or impeachment.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 4:14:40 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: unixfox

Obama’s Golfing Buddies
http://hillbuzz.org/is-barack-obama-gay/obamas-golfing-buddies


4 posted on 01/07/2013 4:16:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the more unknown the better I guess


5 posted on 01/07/2013 4:17:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m hoping for a diabetic and/or an octogenarian on the ticket in 2016.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 4:17:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheila Jackson Lee: female, black and stupid.

Hits every Dem demographic.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 4:18:09 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It’s critical that we have a woman on the ticket in some form or fashion. Given that the Republican Party has produced a woman VP candidate, I think it’s important that we ensure that the Democratic Party continues to lead.”

So who cares if they're qualified, moral and fit for the job, we MUST have a woman.
The only thing worse than progressive identity politics is when you hear Republicans and even some conservatives playing the same game.

8 posted on 01/07/2013 4:18:54 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is what I posted last Thursday. Politico is just getting around to it now.


You know what's really at stake, right? It's about the title of "First Woman President."

The Democrats wanted it to be Hillary, but Benghazi is threatening that if Hillary winds up with the blood of Chris Stevens on her hands.

The Democrats have a long history of doing whatever it takes to ensure that the claim to "First..." falls only to Democrats.


-PJ

9 posted on 01/07/2013 4:24:38 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: YankeeReb

“The only thing worse than progressive identity politics is when you hear Republicans and even some conservatives playing the same game.”

However, in our case we all know of a woman who is more qualified than the last 4 male candidates...


10 posted on 01/07/2013 4:26:17 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a hunch, but Hitlery is not a female.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 4:29:53 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

They deserve the Palin treatment no matter who they are.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 4:30:29 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: mrsmith
Hits every Dem demographic.dumb also meets the handicap check box too.
13 posted on 01/07/2013 4:31:11 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some political folks never learn. If both parties anoint women to run for the obvious reasons, the worst one will win—guaranteed. Go ahead. Pursue sexual confusion and other pathologies to the bottom. It’s only 20-30 million more middle class layoffs ahead of us.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 4:33:36 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 01/07/2013 4:35:41 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: mrsmith
Sheila Jackson Lee...Hits every Dem demographic

Rep. Barbara Jordan is better. All of the same attributes as Sheila Jackson Lee plus Jordan was lesbian, disabled, and is now deceased.



16 posted on 01/07/2013 4:36:40 PM PST by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not diverse or historic enough. They need a transgender albino atheist.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 4:37:30 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: peyton randolph

Sheila Jackson Lee...Hits every Dem demographic


Rep. Barbara Jordan is better. All of the same attributes as Sheila Jackson Lee plus Jordan was lesbian, disabled, and is now deceased.


Perfect, just perfect..Now I have coffee from my nose all over my desk.....HA!


18 posted on 01/07/2013 4:49:14 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmmkay ....Sarah Palin ...My choice ..


19 posted on 01/07/2013 4:55:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMO, this is so obvious it makes me nauseous. How long will it be before we see MS. Obama in a leadership role?


20 posted on 01/07/2013 4:56:51 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: AFret.; peyton randolph

Y’all are right. The Dems’ vitality-challenged voting bloc is long overdue representation.

But I still go with Lee: stupid people are the largest Dem bloc and she has a near unique ability to showcase all their many facets.
Perhaps, just perhaps, even more than Obama.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 4:57:16 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
qualifications be damned...
22 posted on 01/07/2013 5:00:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MICHELLE! She is as much qualified as her husband and Hillary! :(


23 posted on 01/07/2013 5:01:24 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've got one:
24 posted on 01/07/2013 5:03:35 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hilarious, seeing as the Dems don’t have a deep bench with national appeal. Who they gonna call - Barbara Boxer? Mikulski? Nancy Pelosi? Mmmmm, I don’t think so.

Now contrast to the GOP bench - Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayote, etc.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 5:09:31 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moochelle v Hitlery... should be a great scrap.


26 posted on 01/07/2013 5:12:03 PM PST by deadrock
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To: KingofZion
Hilarious, seeing as the Dems don’t have a deep bench with national appeal. Who they gonna call - Barbara Boxer? Mikulski? Nancy Pelosi? Mmmmm, I don’t think so. Now contrast to the GOP bench - Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayote, etc.

C'mon. You know Haley and Ayotte because we talk about them. We don't talk about Democrat backbenchers, who are about as old and experienced as Haley or Ayotte, and that's who'll probably run.

27 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:47 PM PST by x
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To: KingofZion
Hilarious, seeing as the Dems don’t have a deep bench with national appeal. Who they gonna call - Barbara Boxer? Mikulski? Nancy Pelosi? Mmmmm, I don’t think so.

Yeah, seriously, who CAN the Democrats run?

Best choices are probably Janet Napolitano, Kathleen Sebelious, Mary Landrieu, Christine Gregoire, Patty Murray. I'm not suggesting that they have deep national appeal, but they won't get laughed off the stage at first thought.

-PJ

28 posted on 01/07/2013 5:24:20 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: x
Ping to my 28.

-PJ

29 posted on 01/07/2013 5:25:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I guess when Al Gore TV goes Al-Jazeera, Gregoire will have time on her hands.

Napolitano may run. She'd be reminiscent of some of the bad, futile candidates of years gone by, but she'll have her moment, as they did.

The name I've heard is Kirsten Gillibrand. It's sort of the Obama strategy. Find somebody who's gotten elected from a big state who doesn't have much experience or much of a record and hope that they don't make mistakes and can breeze in on a "historic first" campaign. She may well end up as the VP nominee. Blanche Lincoln might also be a possibility or Maria Cantwell.

I don't know much about any of these women. For all I know they are all awful (Democrats, after all), but my point is that we know mid-level or lower-level players on our own side, but don't have much knowledge of their counterparts on the other side (or at least I don't), so we think about Barbara Mikulski (who is still alive and in politics) or Geraldine Ferraro, or Bella Abzug, or Shirley Chisholm (who aren't), because we don't know who's actually out there and available today.

30 posted on 01/07/2013 5:45:17 PM PST by x
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My mistake, Jennifer Granholm is the Current TV lady. She was born in Canada, and (under the old rules) ineligible for the presidency. See, I really don’t know these players.


31 posted on 01/07/2013 5:48:51 PM PST by x
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To: mrsmith

But I still go with Lee: stupid people are the largest Dem bloc and she has a near unique ability to showcase all their many facets.
Perhaps, just perhaps, even more than Obama.


But..but..we must not omit the Distinguished Gentleman from Georgia..Rep. Hank Johnson. He’s the dim bulb that was wringing his hands worrying about Guam tipping over...He deserves a place at the table..right next to the mashed potatoes.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 5:49:06 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: AFret.

GOP needs to run Susanna Martinez!


33 posted on 01/07/2013 5:59:05 PM PST by princess leah
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To: KingofZion
I like this thread. Finally some sense.

Plus Republican Niki Haley and Republican Kelly Ayotte are conservative women and pretty too. We demand pics (there used to be rules on this site). who is hotter or more conservative?


34 posted on 01/07/2013 6:24:38 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: princess leah

Yes she is good too.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 6:25:19 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Hey, why not Sandra Fluke? Since Obama has been screwing the whole country with his marxist, redistributionist policies, why not have a woman who also wants to screw the whole country and have the country pay for it?

Gee, Barack and Sandra, aka “BS”. Heads of the USSA (United Screwed States of America).

Closer than you think!


36 posted on 01/07/2013 6:30:02 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

37 posted on 01/07/2013 6:34:00 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So you are saying no Hillary?


38 posted on 01/07/2013 6:52:33 PM PST by Cyman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Old lady Harry Reid would be perfect.


39 posted on 01/07/2013 6:55:25 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please put Elizabeth Warren on the ticket!


40 posted on 01/07/2013 6:59:23 PM PST by popdonnelly
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