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(84,711 posts)
Fri May 20, 2016, 07:23 PM May 2016

Where is the JOY in Candidates in this Campaign?

Remember the Passion and Joy of the Obama Campaign?

Where is it in this Campaign following Obama?

The Only Joy I have seen is with Bernie Sanders. Others may differ...but, does anyone feel the Obama Momentum in this Campaign between Trump and Hillary/Bill ...WITHOUT Bernie Sanders in the race?

Moving Forward? Hillary/Bill vs Trump?

Some might trash me for including Bill in the equation. But just this past week, Hillary said he would be in charge of her Economic policy for American's who are Struggling! So...that puts Bill in as a Co-President taking care of Domestic Policy.

But...is it Joyful? It seems to me the Repubs are pretty Joyful over "Trump for Change" and as enthusiastic in voting as we all were for Obama.

How do we deal with that when there are so many on the Left of the Dem Party who voted for Obama because he was such an incredible Breaking of Barriers Candidate with odds against him more than any other Presidential Candidate that I can remember, since Kennedy had to explain WHY that "being a Catholic" wouldn't mean he would Govern by listening to The Pope! Obama had to deal with a "Birther" RW Movement trying to discredit him.

But, Obama broke all barriers against Racial discrimination and managed to be elected with JOY! Is it enough that Hillary/Bill would be the First Female President when we have examples of Female Government Leaders who've turned out to be nothing different than their Male counterparts when it comes to Governing. But, they ran on their own and not with their husbands in tow.

I always think of Margaret Thatcher as the Ultimate Feminist Success...but, there are so many more who have run into problems later on. Angela Merkle has so far survived...but, when one gets to the level of "Head of a Country"...then the Women and Men are judged by performance and Legacy is what goes down in the history books.

SO...Where is the JOY (without Bernie Sanders) in this Race for the 2016 Nomination?

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Where is the JOY in Candidates in this Campaign? (Original Post) KoKo May 2016 OP
No joy with them. A vote for her is a vote "against" and that's never fun Ned_Devine May 2016 #1
One thing I think we'll all miss... SpareribSP May 2016 #2
I have joy in my candidate--he probably won't make it, but I have panader0 May 2016 #3


(25,816 posts)
3. I have joy in my candidate--he probably won't make it, but I have
Fri May 20, 2016, 07:34 PM
May 2016

witnessed with joy that such a huge number of voters, especially younger voters, are seeking
a new direction in politics, in the goals of our country, in the morality of politics.
HRC and Trump are the two most unpopular candidates to face off in history.
Please note my concern.

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