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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:17 AM

Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man



BY AMIE PARNES AND ALEXANDER BOLTON - 11/17/18 06:10 PM EST

Democrats say Sen. Sherrod Brown is a potential 2020 candidate who could thread the needle and unite a party divided by people debating whether itís better to move to the left or the center to win back the White House.

Brown is the kind of politician who can appeal to both sides in that debate, which has defined the 2020 conversation in Democratic circles so far. Heís a progressive who has embraced progressive social views on gay rights and abortion, who just won reelection in Ohio ó which increasingly is seen as Trump territory.

Brown might be best known for his liberal economic views, including support for a higher minimum wage and opposition to the Trump tax law. But on trade, heís long espoused positions similar to Trumpís, which have been popular with his political base.

Heís got the image of a somewhat rumpled local politician who fits in well with the industrial Midwest, perhaps the key geographic area in the next presidential race.

If a Democratic candidate can take back Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the three states central to Trumpís victory in 2016, theyíd win back the White House assuming they carry the other states won by Hillary Clinton.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/417213-dems-wonder-if-sherrod-brown-could-be-their-magic-man

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Reply Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
peekaloo Nov 2018 #1
Demsrule86 Nov 2018 #4
peekaloo Nov 2018 #7
Mr. Quackers Nov 2018 #16
LisaL Nov 2018 #25
PubliusEnigma Nov 2018 #2
Demsrule86 Nov 2018 #3
PubliusEnigma Nov 2018 #19
Kahuna7 Nov 2018 #28
DonViejo Nov 2018 #6
Kahuna7 Nov 2018 #8
marylandblue Nov 2018 #9
whathehell Nov 2018 #11
manor321 Nov 2018 #5
marylandblue Nov 2018 #10
Loki Liesmith Nov 2018 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2018 #12
Kahuna7 Nov 2018 #13
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2018 #14
GreenEyedLefty Nov 2018 #17
beachbum bob Nov 2018 #18
PubliusEnigma Nov 2018 #20
tavernier Nov 2018 #21
blueinredohio Nov 2018 #22
LisaL Nov 2018 #24
DFW Nov 2018 #23
INdemo Nov 2018 #26
Cousin Dupree Nov 2018 #27
UniteFightBack Nov 2018 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:20 AM

1. A friend of mine floated a Brown/O'Rourke idea a couple of weeks ago.



We were trying to feel better after the election. (we're in Florida)

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Response to peekaloo (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:23 AM

4. I don't know about Beto...he needs to deliver Texas and not sure he could.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:37 AM

7. The general thinking was the political climate continues to sour for Reptilians

and an even more forceful GOTV campaign to bolster D's.

Wouldn't need Texas (when was the last time Texas went blue) but would need to recapture the Midwest and we weren't so sure about Florida either.

Like I said we were in a consoling mood.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:05 AM

16. What the hell did Trump ever deliver?

 

Sorry, once that numbskull ascended to the highest office in the land, ANYTHING is possible.

Why hold Democrats to higher standards than a republican?

A shameless grifter hucksters his way into the presidency, yet Beto has to "prove" himself "worthy" of presidential bid by winning a Senate race in Texas first?

Sorry, not buying it.

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Response to Mr. Quackers (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:07 PM

25. While that's true, Trump is an exception, not the rule.

At least I would hope so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:21 AM

2. No, we don't wonder that. Sorry.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:22 AM

3. Really? He is a progressive and a working man guy...will win Ohio....win-win.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:41 AM

19. We don't need Ohio that badly.

Florida will be blue in 2020.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:43 PM

28. Is that a promise?

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:29 AM

6. Speak for yourself. I know plenty of Dems that are wondering.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:41 AM

8. I do. I'm sure that many others do also. nt

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:43 AM

9. I wonder that, I watched him speak at a rally, he is very good.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:48 AM

11. Yes, many do wonder that. Sorry.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:25 AM

5. Are we really dumb enough to lose ANOTHER Ohio Senate seat?

 

Come on. He needs to stay where he is.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:44 AM

10. I'd rather have the White House than a Senate seat.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:03 AM

15. We lose a D seat in OH we ain't getting it back

Not saying youíre wrong but itís worth considering.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:53 AM

12. He's one of the several possible candidates that

I like a lot. But he doesn't really have a national profile, so if he actually wants to run, he needs to start getting out there now and raising his profile across the country.

However, I have the distinct impression he is not at all interested in running for President.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:58 AM

13. He says he's thinking about it. nt

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:01 AM

14. I agree. He needs to raise his profile

However, having a candidate from a swing sounds really appealing to me. I've always liked him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:06 AM

17. Sherrod Brown is brilliant

I have been a fan of his since he unseated Mike DeWine back in 2006. He's sharp, and easily underestimated.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:39 AM

18. uninspiring...not gonna happen

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:43 AM

20. Just another attempt to grovel to the old white male vote. We don't need to go backwards just to win

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:46 AM

21. I like him.

I like Joe better.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:49 AM

22. He needs to stay in Ohio.

We're so gerrymandered we need all the help we can get.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:07 PM

24. Gerrymandering shouldn't affect statewide elections.

There are might be other states where we can pick up senate seats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:04 PM

23. Did I just wander into a Republican National Committee meeting by mistake?

Newt Gingrich! Herman Cain! Michelle Bachman! Rick Perry (oops)!

Candidate of the week, people, git 'em while they're hot!

We shouldn't be focusing, much less obsessing, about our 2020 presidential candidate until six months from now at the earliest. All an early candidate does is present the Republicans with a long time to assemble their arsenal of dirty tricks, and a timetable of when to deploy them.

If we can't help ourselves, and absolutely MUST obsess about a presidential candidate at this point, I suggest John P. Wintergreen. Let the Republicans try to dig up dirt on him for six months.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:28 PM

26. Worried about winning a Seante seat. ...Democrats are on track to retake the

the Senate Majority in 2020.,,,Sherrod Brown a good choice
But I think Elizabeth Warren will be right there on top of the list when this 2020 primary begins.

You forgot to Mention Florida Ohio and now AZ which could be added to the battleground states.
Besides that I think Graham,McConnell and Rubio's involvement in the Russian money scheme will be brought to light.

Before 2020 though we need new DNC leadership and I believe a clear choice would be Stacy Abrams

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:41 PM

27. He's my Senator. He is a champion for the working class. Smart and sensible. Love him.

But heís not flashy at all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:48 PM

29. VP maybe but not at the top of the ticket. nt

 

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