Cullen for governor

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby PaleoLiberal » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:03 am

Roy wrote:
PaleoLiberal wrote:Yes, he's older than Scott Walker.

I'd rather have a good governor who is elderly than the nation's third worst (soon to be second worst) governor who is young.

What isn't mentioned is that any republican would have the same fame. Only a Democrat can be a good governor. Just ask any liberal on this forum.


This does bring up something the great political scientist Adolph Reed, Jr. (*) said. Dr. Reed said that everyone thinks their state legislature is the worst in the nation.

And yes, Walker seems like the worst because he is our problem.

To be realistic. I never once thought that Tommy Thompson or Scott McCallum were particularly dreadful, although even my Republican friends thought the latter was truly mediocre.

As for Walker, I agree with Trump that Walker is a terrible governor. I think The Donald hit that one square on the head. No wonder Walker had poll numbers of about 0% when he dropped out of the race. So much for the GOP conservative rock star.



(*) Full disclosure -- Dr. Reed's father, Adolph Reed, Sr. was a close friend of my parents. Reed, Sr. and my mother were both political scientists, although Reed, Sr. was certainly a bigger star in the field. He and my father were both jazz lovers, with Wagstaff-like knowledge of arcane jazz. Imagine a white New York jazz lover who had founded the Columbia University radio station along with a black jazz lover from New Orleans, both incredibly knowledgeable. They had some interesting discussions that went WAY over my head.

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:45 am

I seldom vote Republican, but I did vote for Tommy once. It was the time Chuck Chvala ran against him. The thing about Tommy was that even if you disagreed with his policies, he acted like he realized he was everybody's governor, and he genuinely loved the state.
Scott Walker is all about himself and his donors. Both Republicans, but very different men.

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby PaleoLiberal » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:57 am

Interesting thing about Walker.
You can always predict what side of an issue he will take based on what his donors want. Never an exception. There are many times I have asked the Republicans on this forum to name even one time Walker took the side of the people of Wisconsin over what his donors wanted. I get crickets or "look a squirrel " type responses.

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby Shorty » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:18 pm

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby Roy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:20 pm

You can only chalk Sanders success as a socialist up to one thing. No viable Democratic candidate.

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby Shorty » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Decided he couldn't raise enough money.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/politic ... /422969294

"Former Democratic state Sen. Tim Cullen says he won't run for governor after all. Cullen told reporters Wednesday that there has been a "huge challenge" in raising money for his efforts to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the 2018 election."

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:18 pm

gargantua wrote:
Mad Howler wrote:
Madsci wrote:Seems to me like the common good is a dying breed. Makes me sad and angry.

I'm afraid you're correct.
P.S.- I expect Cullen (a nice'ish moderate) will have his ass handed to him even if wiscdems could get their shit together. I don't think nice'ish moderates are getting the votes of those who show up at the polls today.

Who, or what type of candidate do you think could win? I can't think of anyone offhand.

I don't see the democratic party attending to the concerns Trump rode to power.
Effective and less effective evil is a shit menu.
I see Cullen backed away.
We have a limited menu,

How do you think this happened?
->
http://washingtonbabylon.com/doug-valen ... fake-news/

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Re: Cullen for governor

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:01 pm

I think Walker, and the financing that will support his reelection, just looks too formidable.


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