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ificandream

(9,562 posts)
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 10:57 AM Jan 2022

Poll: Who would you prefer to run for higher office -- Katie Porter or AOC?

A thread elsewhere here about Katie Porter's latest appearance on Laurence O'Donnell's show reminded me how much I like her style and how much I'd love to see her get elected to higher office. She is one kick-butt Democrat and a firebrand, of which we can use more. But so is AOC. So here's the question -- Who would you prefer to run for higher office -- Katie or AOC? (And to add a postcript to answer some of the comments, my inspiration for the thread was that the two have different styles.)


29 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Katie Porter
28 (97%)
AOC
1 (3%)
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Poll: Who would you prefer to run for higher office -- Katie Porter or AOC? (Original Post) ificandream Jan 2022 OP
... jcgoldie Jan 2022 #1
Why not both? Srkdqltr Jan 2022 #2
No problem there.. ificandream Jan 2022 #4
There is no "most" . they are both different. Highly competent women. Srkdqltr Jan 2022 #6
They are both right where they belong RainCaster Jan 2022 #3
She would make an excellent SCOTUS justice but I doubt she would ever be nominated for it. LonePirate Jan 2022 #10
Neither. They're both still newbies to government and would Hortensis Jan 2022 #5
I like them both! Emile Jan 2022 #7
Both are very effective communicators but the right only wages war on one of them. LonePirate Jan 2022 #8
If we are keeping it to members of the House JustAnotherGen Jan 2022 #9
Is this poll meant to divide us? gab13by13 Jan 2022 #11
That was my first thought too. Scrivener7 Jan 2022 #12
In answer to your question, not at all. ificandream Jan 2022 #13
That was my first instinct as well TheRealNorth Jan 2022 #14
Love them both, but Katie is more savvy. hamsterjill Jan 2022 #15
I kind of think that too,,, ificandream Jan 2022 #16
Great minds think alike!!! LOL hamsterjill Jan 2022 #19
Both are great mvd Jan 2022 #17
AOC is too hard-left to be successful statewide in NY brooklynite Jan 2022 #18
Both. ColinC Jan 2022 #20

Srkdqltr

(6,560 posts)
6. There is no "most" . they are both different. Highly competent women.
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:08 AM
Jan 2022

No choice unless they were up for the same position and I doubt they would go for that. Both are necessary to our country.

RainCaster

(11,042 posts)
3. They are both right where they belong
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:02 AM
Jan 2022

At some point Katie will be a great judge. She has a very analytical mind,and can pick her way through bullshit very easily.

LonePirate

(13,496 posts)
10. She would make an excellent SCOTUS justice but I doubt she would ever be nominated for it.
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:13 AM
Jan 2022

Other judgeships are simply too low profile for the massive good will she performs.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
5. Neither. They're both still newbies to government and would
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:04 AM
Jan 2022

benefit from more years learning the enormous and enormously complex world their job encompasses, or perhaps positions appropriate to their abilities in state government.

LonePirate

(13,496 posts)
8. Both are very effective communicators but the right only wages war on one of them.
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:08 AM
Jan 2022

AOC seems like she is headed to the Senate someday whereas Porter seems like she could either end up in the Senate or possibly being a Cabinet member heading up some federal Department. Both would make excellent an president, though.

JustAnotherGen

(32,293 posts)
9. If we are keeping it to members of the House
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:11 AM
Jan 2022

Lauren Underwood and Hakeem Jeffries.

I'm so impressed with their legislative records, and how they communicate in a way that bridges divides, speaks truth to power, and get things done in spite of deep rooted resistance to them even being 'Americans' (hat tip to #MitchPlease who told me what he thinks of me).

ificandream

(9,562 posts)
13. In answer to your question, not at all.
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 11:46 AM
Jan 2022

I really like both of them (honest!!), as many in this thread do. I just wondered who is your preference.

hamsterjill

(15,243 posts)
15. Love them both, but Katie is more savvy.
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 12:13 PM
Jan 2022

She navigates the political realm more effectively right now than AOC.

Give AOC a few years. She’s got plenty of time to do great things.

mvd

(65,202 posts)
17. Both are great
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 12:19 PM
Jan 2022

I have always been a big supporter of AOC, so I chose her, but Katie Porter isn’t far behind.

brooklynite

(95,550 posts)
18. AOC is too hard-left to be successful statewide in NY
Fri Jan 21, 2022, 12:24 PM
Jan 2022

She could take a stab a citywide office, but the results of the 2021 races wouldn't seem promising.

I don't know enough about Porter to make a judgement.

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