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Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:45 AM

Saying Everything While Saying Nothing: Kamala Harris, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln.

Joe Biden is our nominee; and if there is anything this country needs right now, it is decency, of which Biden is an avatar.

He is a fine statesman, but as everyone knows, an elder statesman, although, in contrast of that spoiled lump of putrescent lard in the White House, Biden shows no signs of senility and is in excellent health and possessed of clear thinking.

Nevertheless, it is certainly statistically possible that his Vice President will succeed him at some point.

It has been the good fortune of our country that two magnificent Presidencies followed disastrous Presidencies, the first of these disasters being the Presidency of James Buchanan - who has been rescued from the mantle of "worst President ever" by Donald Trump. Lincoln succeeded him.

The next was the Laissez-Faire Presidency of Herbert Hoover, who was succeeded by FDR.

If you read about the character and leadership qualities of both Lincoln and FDR, both men were characterized by the distinct and oft used ability to dodge the question as a means of gaining allies while making an understated point.

America has been severely damaged by the most corrupt, ignorant, vindictive, and manifestly childish President ever, and we will need greatness again. It is certainly true of Lincoln, and probably true of FDR as well, that what defined their greatness was the challenges they faced.

I just read this article on Kamala Harris, which points up her skill at not answering the question while making a point:

Kamala Harrisís Very Open Secret by Edward-Issac Dovere in The Atlantic.

This excerpt struck me:

With those who know her, she can be thoughtful, funny, engaging, and pragmatic, with little patience for grand theories of governance. Sheís focused on what will make a real difference in peopleís lives. But the version of Harris the public knows often comes off scripted and indirect, appearing mostly in sound bites and viral videos. Her instinct to parry rather than expound helps her avoid awkward questions, such as during a segment on The View earlier this month, when Meghan McCain asked her if she was in favor of defunding the police. Instead of answering directly, Harris asked what McCain meant, and McCain eventually admitted that she didnít know herself. Harris successfully avoided taking a potentially controversial position. But she also reinforced her preexisting reputation for evasiveness: I heard from several high-level Democratic operatives that the exchange reminded them of Harrisís habit of dodging critical questions during her presidential campaign.


Joe Biden could pick a can opener as his running mate and I would crawl on broken glass to vote for him.

This said, this skill of Harris's, should she be called to succeed President Biden speaks well to my sense of history.

I was disinterested in Harris during the campaign; I first supported Senator Warren, switching at some point to Mr. Yang, and buying in to Biden as soon as it was down to him and that "Bernie" guy.

I think Joe Biden is doing an outstanding job, and I think he has the right stuff to heal our country. But should his life end in office, Senator Harris, it seems to me has that magnificent quality that characterized two of our greatest Presidents, Lincoln and FDR.

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Reply Saying Everything While Saying Nothing: Kamala Harris, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln. (Original post)
NNadir Jun 2020 OP
htuttle Jun 2020 #1
beachbumbob Jun 2020 #3
quickesst Jun 2020 #2
MaryMagdaline Jun 2020 #4
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #5

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 12:57 AM

1. Same, same

Biden/Harris is exactly the ticket we need.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:34 AM

3. I first brought this up over a year ago that Biden-Harris is a combination that has nothing BUT

upsides. Still think this way.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 01:01 AM

2. Joe Biden is a compassionate and forgiving person...

.... and although I don't believe she is an ideal choice, you may well get your wish.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:03 AM

4. You're on to something here

Iíve come to the conclusion that Harris has what it takes to be president. This captures part of what Iím feeling are her strengths.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 27, 2020, 11:17 AM

5. Good write-up. Ms Harris would be a great pick for VP...

and a great candidate in '24.

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