New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she will give “long, hard thought” to running for president in 2020.
Gillibrand’s comments on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” that she was considering a run, just days after being re-elected to the Senate, came with an opening campaign pitch of sorts where she said she felt compelled to right the “moral compass” of the country after the damage done by Donald Trump.
I’m surprised you have not heard of her because she’s been very outspoken about Trump; and has voted against his nominees more often than any other senator. She’s been a NY senator since 2009 and a House Rep for upstate NY before then. She was more conservative Democrat as a Rep but has become progressively more and more liberal as a Senator.
She’s my senator and I like her a lot and would vote for her. I think she’s intelligent, likable and would be a good candidate. However, I worry she would be associated too much with Hillary; and could be seen as an “East Coast Liberal” (even if not from a liberal area).
I'm not sure she is a great foil for the current administration. While Amy Klobuchar has that whole mom thing going on. How are people going to feel when Trump goes after your mom? They are going to feel protective.
Is that really what people want in a presidential candidate? aw shucks?
Adding a question @snoopy is that what you want, or are you making an assumption it is what some particular voters the Dems need to win want?
Since I live in a place that is unique, I don't have a sense of how people across the country decide their votes, at least not from real world experience. I figure I can't project who will do well so I just go for who I like and wait and see who the voters choose.
I think that Klobuchar is a harder target for trump to insult than Gillibrand. And her “niceness” compares favorably to trumps meanness. As I said, I think she is a good foil for trump and so would get more votes than Gillibrand.
Sorry, not to pick on you but I HATE HATE HATE this "coastal elitist" crap, as if Americans who live in big (liberal) cities are somehow lesser or don't face sociopolitical issues of their own or if our issues aren't valid. It drives me completely insane.
I really do not want Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris to run for the POTUS. Why? Because we need them in the senate especially Kamala Harris. Per her background we need her to ask the hard/good questions on the committee.
I don't know who will be the democratic party's nominee. I hope they do not chose anymore elderly persons nor centrist/moderate democrats. That's not to energize voters. There have to promote and believe in progressive issues if they want to energize voters who would not normally vote because they fell their vote does not matter.
I"m not a fan of Cory Booker, Tim Kaine and other centrist democrats. Biden is too old in my opinion.
Bernie is too old too.
Beto O'Roarke may decide to run. Maybe Ben Jealous or Zephyr Teachout could run. I am hoping it's a fresh face. I want someone to pledge to not to take corporation donor money, the wants medicare for all, minimum wage increase. Declassifying marijuana on a federal level and etc.