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Old 07-19-2020, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
if we had a politician who cared about the people (over but not exclusively over big donors) he or she would be vilified and ridiculed by both parties ...oh wait...
jimmy carter ...mitt romney...john mccain...aoc
Jimmy Carter was evidently a good human being--but a poor president, in my opinion.

Mitt Romney is not a Republican, in any meaningful sense of the word (even though he continues to carry an "R" next to his name); but he is really not in line with the Democrats, either. Probably the best way to describe him is to say that he is a RINO--and a transparent Trump hater.

John McCain (the late John McCain) was, in my opinion, a better man than many of my fellow conservatives credit him with having been. He was a genuine man of principle. (However, the one thing for which I have never been able to quite forgive him is his casting the deciding vote to retain ObamaCare.)

AOC, too, is principled enough; but it is really hard for me to give accolades to a socialist. (She may even be a bit to the left of Bernie Sanders; and that is particularly difficult--at least, in this country.)
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