Mitch Landrieu for president

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    There’s one guy on the Democratic side who’s been getting a lot of great press this past week. He’s not running for president, but he should be.


    My wife and I saw Mitch Landrieu on Real Time this weekend, and we both looked at each other and said, “This guy’s presidential material.”

    He’s not on the national stage yet — he’s mayor of New Orleans — but I think this guy needs to run for governor or senator in Louisiana. He needs to take that next step up. I’d like to see him run for president in 2020, but he’s not yet inclined that way, and I don’t know if a mayor can pull it off.
     
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    On one hand, it'd be cool to have a president from my home state. A southern Democrat could be a good bridging candidate. But I'm waiting to see how New Orleans shapes up. It's still quite a sh!thole of a city. Maybe he can turn it around, and then people can start talking presidential runs.
     
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    If the Democrats don’t want to become a party confined to the coasts, and regularly winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote they need to get some candidates from the south or the Midwest. That said I think we’ve had enough of inexperienced candidates, they need someone with more credentials than a mayor to run.
     
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    Agreed - both Obama and Trump did not have the requisite experience IMO and the country has suffered because of this. We need somebody experienced who has already been tested by the temptations and corruptions of power but has rejected them.
     
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    I wouldn't vote for him for the simple fact that he was on the Bill Maher show. Bill Maher is the far-left version of Rush Limbaugh. :eek:
     
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    I like him. He had a great back and forth with our mayor this year over the "rights to Mardi Gras." I don't see why you couldn't go directly from mayor to president. If you wanted to.
     
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    Good lord. I'll never understand why the endorsement of such surface level "liberals" like Maher is worth a damn to anyone.
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    Maher is not even remotely left. He's the perfect embodiment of the "know nothing" liberal that doesn't seem to give a **** about American actions around the world. He speaks out on behalf of the oppressed....but only those he deems worthy. Just a few months ago he called Palestinians snakes....as if Israel isn't running the worlds largest open air prison.

    He's a "hollywood" liberal. Good on social issues, just as bad as everyone else when it comes to foreign policy and economics.
     
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    You can go from mayor to president, our current one shows that you can get there with no experience. But if you want a president who will be a success then you need more experience. Running a city may be complex, but it is much less complex than running a country.
     
  9. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Uhhhh....sure. :rolleyes:
     
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    He does carry some baggage being Marie Landrieu's brother.
     
  11. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    He has terrible right-wing positions on a lot of issues. No thanks.
     
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    Annnnnnnd that's why we can't have nice (bipartisan) things.

    A Democrat who has right-wing positions? I like this concept. Position like what? Tell me more!
     
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    Like what? We need more people in each party that have some areas of crossover with the other party.
     
  14. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, that person doesn’t exist since all the politicians have long since been bought by big business and special interests.
     
  15. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Was Ron Paul that unicorn?
     
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    He was a nutcase, who likely was bought by big business.
     
  17. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    Not for president we don't.
     
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    I guess it depends if you want anything besides partisan posturing going on.
     
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    I grew up in Baton Rouge. I’m not sure I’d trust any politicians from NOLA :p
     
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    People won't be happy until we have Nazi's running against Marxists.
     
  21. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    OK - that's overly cynical.
     
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    No, it’s the truth.
     

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