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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:02 PM Feb 2019

Official Why I like Sherrod Brown thread.

I haven't seen anything posted on Brown here, so Brown fans, lets talk about why he should run and hope he listens to us.

Good things about Brown
- One of the most progressive voting records in the Senate.
-Working class appeal.
-Midwest appeal.
-No nonsense.
-Thoughtful yet passionate.
-Wears rumpled suits, just like me.
-Says we don't have to choose between supporting minorities and supporting the working class.
-Flat out called Trump a racist.

Please add your own.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Official Why I like Sherrod Brown thread. (Original Post) marylandblue Feb 2019 OP
I'd be happy to vote for Sherrod. A-Schwarzenegger Feb 2019 #1
You've pretty much summed it up! Ohiogal Feb 2019 #2
Even though he hasn't announced I think he could unite the country. kimbutgar Feb 2019 #3
I think he can unite us too. marylandblue Feb 2019 #5
I'm still uncommitted dflprincess Feb 2019 #4
Agree 100% Ohiogal Feb 2019 #6
100% Horizens Feb 2019 #7
+1,000,000 highplainsdem Feb 2019 #9
He's the only real progressive elected by a state that leans Republican. pnwmom Feb 2019 #8
Very likable Clash City Rocker Feb 2019 #10
Replacement would be a Mike Dewine decision zeusdogmom Feb 2019 #34
In addition to the great points already mention, he is exceptionally smart, and understands issues MH1 Feb 2019 #11
I am also leaning towards Sherrod Brown solara Feb 2019 #12
Need 1% in the polls or 65,000 donors marylandblue Feb 2019 #15
Ahh excellent, but has he declared? n/t solara Feb 2019 #17
No, but he's been touring early primary states marylandblue Feb 2019 #18
Cool... I'd sure like to see more of him N/T solara Feb 2019 #24
I like his voice. Qutzupalotl Feb 2019 #13
I'm with him all the way. It's all about the EC. He and Biden MaryMagdaline Feb 2019 #14
I like him too mvd Feb 2019 #16
He has a career's worth of credibility MontanaFarmer Feb 2019 #19
I would expect he could carry Ohio... VarryOn Feb 2019 #20
I can see it Generic Brad Feb 2019 #21
A Sherrod Brown - Frank Zappa connection. Imperialism Inc. Feb 2019 #22
He hasn't announced if he is running AlexSFCA Feb 2019 #23
I like a lot about him but what about health care? Medicare buy in at age 50 ooky Feb 2019 #25
I am not sure what else he plans besides that marylandblue Feb 2019 #30
You outlined very fine standout points in your OP sprinkleeninow Feb 2019 #31
I agree with you in that I worry about ooky Feb 2019 #40
I thought we were supposed to post in candidate forums only if we belonged to that forum. Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #26
I didn't see any forums for specific 2020 candidates, so I think it all goes here for now. marylandblue Feb 2019 #29
I guess I misunderstood. Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #32
This is just a post within the Primaries Forum - not a whole forum about such and such person. patricia92243 Feb 2019 #37
You mean candidate supporter groups. Those haven't been created yet for 2020 candidates. MH1 Feb 2019 #38
There are currently multiple posts about Sanders from candidates supporting Harris. nt jalan48 Feb 2019 #36
I've Lived in Ohio for Most of My Adult Life--Sherrod Is the Real Deal, plus: DoctorJoJo Feb 2019 #27
I really like him. williesgirl Feb 2019 #28
I like him a lot Freddie Feb 2019 #33
That would be a good ticket. Klobuchar/Brown or Brown/Klobuchar. IrishEyes Feb 2019 #41
He sounds like he could be a great candidate. jalan48 Feb 2019 #35
I'm here to learn. Politicub Feb 2019 #39
He and his wife Connie would bring back that quality to the WH that is missing with Trump. in2herbs Feb 2019 #42
 

A-Schwarzenegger

(15,596 posts)
1. I'd be happy to vote for Sherrod.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:04 PM
Feb 2019

I can see him as President.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Ohiogal

(31,191 posts)
2. You've pretty much summed it up!
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:07 PM
Feb 2019

I can add only one other thing ....

His wife is wonderful!

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kimbutgar

(20,528 posts)
3. Even though he hasn't announced I think he could unite the country.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:07 PM
Feb 2019

Joe Biden is my second choice but his age could be a hinderance.

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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
5. I think he can unite us too.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:10 PM
Feb 2019

He's a progressive, but moderates like him. I don't know why that is, but I'll take it.

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dflprincess

(27,980 posts)
4. I'm still uncommitted
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:09 PM
Feb 2019

but Brown is near the top of my list.

What I don't want him to do under any circumatances, is take the VP slot if offered. If he's not president, we need him in the senate.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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pnwmom

(108,861 posts)
8. He's the only real progressive elected by a state that leans Republican.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:21 PM
Feb 2019

According to Progressive Punch, of the 39 most progressive Senators, he's the only one who doesn't come from a blue state.

And he scores 8th most progressive.

http://www.progressivepunch.org/scores.htm?house=senate

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Clash City Rocker

(3,349 posts)
10. Very likable
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:26 PM
Feb 2019

It would be hard for Republicans to demonize him.

Really, the only significant downside is that his Senate seat would be replaced by a Republican. My top 3 right now would be Cory, him and Kamala.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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zeusdogmom

(970 posts)
34. Replacement would be a Mike Dewine decision
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 08:45 AM
Feb 2019

He would have a whole stable full of RWNJ to choose from. None of 'em good.

But that pain aside, Brown would make a great president (says she who currently has Amy at the top of her list followed by Kamala and most of the others, too).

If I were to vote in a presidential
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MH1

(17,483 posts)
11. In addition to the great points already mention, he is exceptionally smart, and understands issues
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:30 PM
Feb 2019

on a real level, that is including the complexity, not just the sound bite.

Whenever I hear him talk about something I feel like "he gets it". At the same time he can get to the core of an issue in a way that has allowed him to win in a republican state as a progressive.

And specifically, he and Bernie Sanders were the only 2020 candidates to co-sponsor a good bill in the last session that would have fixed some of the worst issues with the H-1B program. Of course the bill went nowhere. But he was smart enough to sign onto a very good bill on an issue that most Dems either ignore or are on the wrong side of. But it's an issue that is core to his platform of "the Dignity of Work" - and he gets it.

If he runs, barring some other major differentiator cropping up that puts another candidate ahead of him for me, he's going to get my vote.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

solara

(3,828 posts)
12. I am also leaning towards Sherrod Brown
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:36 PM
Feb 2019

for the reasons you have stated..and he is at a great age for those who think we need a younger person. He has a strong, mature, trustworthy and capable vibe. I am just worried that he is not dynamic enough, but really that remains to be seen on a national level.

I think pairing him with a dynamic, strong woman would be an excellent choice.. but we will see. I am still undecided until I see him in the debates.. hope he makes it onto that stage. The candidates need to have something like 65,000 signatures to be invited to the debates? Yes? Well, we will see soon enough I imagine.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
15. Need 1% in the polls or 65,000 donors
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:55 PM
Feb 2019

He's already met the percentage threshold.

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solara

(3,828 posts)
17. Ahh excellent, but has he declared? n/t
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:10 PM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
18. No, but he's been touring early primary states
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:20 PM
Feb 2019

So I'm guessing he will announce soon.

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solara

(3,828 posts)
24. Cool... I'd sure like to see more of him N/T
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:41 AM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Qutzupalotl

(14,101 posts)
13. I like his voice.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:37 PM
Feb 2019

I hope that’s not too shallow. It’s gravelly and makes you sit up and take notice. It makes him sound tough. That’s a quality lacking in some other potential candidates I won’t name; they use tough words but in the wrong voice it doesn’t sound convincing — it comes across as weakness. Not to me, but to what I imagine the other side is seeing.

That’s a roundabout way of saying I think Brown has great crossover appeal and could get moderate Republican votes, dooming Trump if that’s who we’re still running against. So Brown is definitely on my short list. The drawback as noted above is we’d lose a Senate seat in a year in which every seat counts.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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MaryMagdaline

(6,842 posts)
14. I'm with him all the way. It's all about the EC. He and Biden
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 10:50 PM
Feb 2019

Can get enough EC votes. I’ve always liked his pro-labor stances.

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mvd

(65,120 posts)
16. I like him too
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:05 PM
Feb 2019

I was a bit disappointed to learn of his current Medicare For All stance, and we'd be losing a valuable blue seat in Ohio. But he does have a message that plays very well with the working class.

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MontanaFarmer

(630 posts)
19. He has a career's worth of credibility
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:24 PM
Feb 2019

On issues relating to the treatment and care for working people in this country. His message of "the dignity of work" transcends race and class IMO. At the same time, being from a diverse state, he understands, I think, the social justice issues plaguing our minority communities. If/ when he runs, i'm all in with a ticket of Sherrod/ Kamala. I'd be happy Kamala/Sherrod also, but don't want him to give up his seat for VP.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

VarryOn

(2,343 posts)
20. I would expect he could carry Ohio...
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:31 PM
Feb 2019

We need to win it back in 2020. Brown has shown he can win in a reddish state.

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Generic Brad

(14,245 posts)
21. I can see it
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:34 PM
Feb 2019

No negatives for Sherrie Brown.

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Imperialism Inc.

(2,495 posts)
22. A Sherrod Brown - Frank Zappa connection.
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 11:52 PM
Feb 2019

A few months before I turned 18 in 1988 I went to see Frank Zappa here in Ohio. Brown was, I think, Secretary of State of Ohio. Zappa had him briefly come out on stage , because he had authorized voter registration booths at the concert. That's where I registered to vote, at intermission.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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AlexSFCA

(6,137 posts)
23. He hasn't announced if he is running
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:20 AM
Feb 2019

If he does, he’ll be my first choice. I really like his Medicare buy-in option which will result in gradual and natural transisition to universal healthcare.

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ooky

(8,816 posts)
25. I like a lot about him but what about health care? Medicare buy in at age 50
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:54 AM
Feb 2019

leaves out a lot of chronically ill people under 50 that need help now. I think if he would offer a solution for all people who need affordable health care the most urgently, first, then follow up with the Medicare at age 50, then I could support him as a primary candidate.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
30. I am not sure what else he plans besides that
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:27 AM
Feb 2019

I am not a fan of Medicare-for-all. I don't think it's feasible. I'd like to see a public option with better coverage than what is on the exchanges. Klobuchar, who I also like, suggests expanding Medicaid.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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sprinkleeninow

(20,066 posts)
31. You outlined very fine standout points in your OP
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 02:01 AM
Feb 2019

as have others pointed out favorable qualities and stances.

I read up on him and just plain ol' like him!

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ooky

(8,816 posts)
40. I agree with you in that I worry about
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:02 PM
Feb 2019

"Medicare for All" not being feasible. Brown said that, and that's one of the things I like about him, is that he wants to go for something that we can actually run on and win and implement. I also agree with your comments about the public option, hopefully he would support that and I'm pretty sure he would, so would like to hear more detail from him on that. I'm hoping that by adding a public option it could be done in a way that encompasses the solution for people who can't afford the costs of their chronic illnesses. It's those people I believe should be first in line to benefit from our proposed changes to the health care system, and would expect it based on what we say we are for in our platform. So I am looking for more comments from our candidates that zero in on what they will do for the most chronically ill, and can say I am already that one point of clarification away from embracing Brown as my primary candidate.

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Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
26. I thought we were supposed to post in candidate forums only if we belonged to that forum.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:57 AM
Feb 2019

Sherrod Brown primary forum - only those who have decided on Brown post there. Harris - only those who have decided on Harris post there. And so on.

So this is in the "general" Primaries forum? So even those who have decided on a particular candidate can post there about his/her candidate?

Am I getting this right?

No? Yes?

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marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
29. I didn't see any forums for specific 2020 candidates, so I think it all goes here for now.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:21 AM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
32. I guess I misunderstood.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 02:09 AM
Feb 2019

I remembered the post as saying that people who support so-and-so can't post in a forum for a different candidate. That way, they're hoping to cut down on the arguing. Maybe I misunderstood, or maybe that's down the road.

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patricia92243

(12,571 posts)
37. This is just a post within the Primaries Forum - not a whole forum about such and such person.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:13 AM
Feb 2019
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MH1

(17,483 posts)
38. You mean candidate supporter groups. Those haven't been created yet for 2020 candidates.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:48 AM
Feb 2019

In Skinner's post announcing this forum (not group), he said they would be created soon but would have some new features over the old candidate supporter groups. I expect the rules for those groups will be tweaked accordingly.

For now, anything about the 2020 primaries is to be posted in this forum. That includes posts about specific candidates.

The usual DU rules apply. Within those rules, this forum is a free-for-all, at least for now.

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jalan48

(13,743 posts)
36. There are currently multiple posts about Sanders from candidates supporting Harris. nt
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:00 AM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
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DoctorJoJo

(1,134 posts)
27. I've Lived in Ohio for Most of My Adult Life--Sherrod Is the Real Deal, plus:
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:07 AM
Feb 2019

His wife, Connie Schultz, is an incredible asset! And Most of ALL: WE NEED OHIO!

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Freddie

(9,195 posts)
33. I like him a lot
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 05:59 AM
Feb 2019

Actually he’s tied with Amy for my #1 choice (or they’d be a great ticket together!)
He could win. That is all.

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IrishEyes

(3,275 posts)
41. That would be a good ticket. Klobuchar/Brown or Brown/Klobuchar.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:09 PM
Feb 2019

Either way works for me.

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jalan48

(13,743 posts)
35. He sounds like he could be a great candidate.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 08:56 AM
Feb 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Politicub

(12,158 posts)
39. I'm here to learn.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:13 AM
Feb 2019

Thanks for starting the thread! I didn't know that much about him.

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in2herbs

(2,937 posts)
42. He and his wife Connie would bring back that quality to the WH that is missing with Trump.
Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:55 PM
Feb 2019

Besides he is married to a woman who is a person in her own right and does not feel threatened by that.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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