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  • Unity2020?

    Good Idea? Could it fly? Maybe not in this cycle, but...

    Candidates

    The Unity2020 leading ticket is Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw.

    Unity2020 is a plan to draft a pair of courageous and capable patriots to form a co-Presidency, with one member from the left and one member from the right. Our plan requires that our candidates agree to govern as a team, with the titles of President and Vice President determined by a coin flip.

    This is a draft in the traditional sense of the word. Instead of partisan candidates lobbying for our votes, we are calling upon our draft candidates to step up in service of our nation. At the time of writing, our candidates do not have an active 2020 presidential campaign. For this draft and our ballot access plan to work, we, the public, need to rally behind the Unity2020 ticket and make our voices heard.


    https://articlesofunity.org/candidates/
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

  • #2
    Considering the way that politics in the US is setup with a "winner takes all" approach to elections, I see little chance of this flying.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by seer View Post
      Good Idea? Could it fly? Maybe not in this cycle, but...

      Candidates

      The Unity2020 leading ticket is Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw.

      Unity2020 is a plan to draft a pair of courageous and capable patriots to form a co-Presidency, with one member from the left and one member from the right. Our plan requires that our candidates agree to govern as a team, with the titles of President and Vice President determined by a coin flip.

      This is a draft in the traditional sense of the word. Instead of partisan candidates lobbying for our votes, we are calling upon our draft candidates to step up in service of our nation. At the time of writing, our candidates do not have an active 2020 presidential campaign. For this draft and our ballot access plan to work, we, the public, need to rally behind the Unity2020 ticket and make our voices heard.


      https://articlesofunity.org/candidates/
      I'd vote it. Usually I go libertarian but the latest party leadership is a joke and pulling the party toward BLM garbage. I was thinking of writing in Justin Amash but I could definitely go Tulsi/Crenshaw.

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      • #4
        It would get far more support from Republicans than Democrats. The left hates Gabbard because they think she's a Putin puppet.
        "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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        • #5
          Why does anybody think Crenshaw would agree to it?
          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seanD View Post
            It would get far more support from Republicans than Democrats. The left hates Gabbard because they think she's a Putin puppet.
            I like the general idea though...I think you could draw a lot of Independents...
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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            • #7
              Originally posted by seer View Post
              I like the general idea though...I think you could draw a lot of Independents...
              They should just on the republican ticket 2024 in that case. Splitting votes can be dangerous business.
              "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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              • #8
                Sounds good in theory, but how would it really work in practice? Regardless of whatever handshake pledge they make to each other, one of them would still end up being president with far more power than the other.
                Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                Than a fool in the eyes of God


                From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seer View Post
                  Good Idea? Could it fly? Maybe not in this cycle, but...

                  Candidates

                  The Unity2020 leading ticket is Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw.

                  Unity2020 is a plan to draft a pair of courageous and capable patriots to form a co-Presidency, with one member from the left and one member from the right. Our plan requires that our candidates agree to govern as a team, with the titles of President and Vice President determined by a coin flip.

                  This is a draft in the traditional sense of the word. Instead of partisan candidates lobbying for our votes, we are calling upon our draft candidates to step up in service of our nation. At the time of writing, our candidates do not have an active 2020 presidential campaign. For this draft and our ballot access plan to work, we, the public, need to rally behind the Unity2020 ticket and make our voices heard.


                  https://articlesofunity.org/candidates/
                  I don't believe Crenshaw is eligible. He was born in England.

                  CORRECTION: Scotland, born to American citizens. Still - is he eligible?
                  Last edited by Ronson; 09-14-2020, 03:30 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                    I don't believe Crenshaw is eligible. He was born in England.

                    CORRECTION: Scotland, born to American citizens. Still - is he eligible?
                    He was born born to American parents...Like John McCain who wasn't born in the US.
                    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seer View Post
                      He was born born to American parents...Like John McCain who wasn't born in the US.
                      There was some controversy surrounding McCain too, IIRC.

                      https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/natural_born_citizen

                      The phrase "natural-born citizen" appears in the U.S. Constitution. In order to become the President or Vice President of the United States, a person must be a natural-born citizen. This "Natural-Born Citizen Clause" is located in Section 1 of Article 2 of the United States Constitution.

                      The constitution does not expressly define “natural born” nor has the Supreme Court ever ruled precisely upon its meaning. One can be a citizen while not being a "natural born" citizen if, for example, that person gained citizenship through the process of naturalization.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seer View Post

                        Unity2020 is a plan to draft a pair of courageous and capable patriots to form a co-Presidency, with one member from the left and one member from the right. Our plan requires that our candidates agree to govern as a team, with the titles of President and Vice President determined by a coin flip.
                        They stole that idea from me and rogue06. We are running as co-presidents!

                        Rogue-Sparko-POTUS.jpg

                        Our other slogan is:

                        BAGA.jpg

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                          There was some controversy surrounding McCain too, IIRC.

                          https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/natural_born_citizen

                          The phrase "natural-born citizen" appears in the U.S. Constitution. In order to become the President or Vice President of the United States, a person must be a natural-born citizen. This "Natural-Born Citizen Clause" is located in Section 1 of Article 2 of the United States Constitution.

                          The constitution does not expressly define “natural born” nor has the Supreme Court ever ruled precisely upon its meaning. One can be a citizen while not being a "natural born" citizen if, for example, that person gained citizenship through the process of naturalization.
                          The New York Times ran several articles and opinion pieces questioning McCain's eligibility right up to when people started questioning whether or not Obama was qualified. At that point "birtherism" was no longer cool any more and became the province of nutjobs

                          I'm always still in trouble again

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                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            The New York Times ran several articles and opinion pieces questioning McCain's eligibility right up to when people started questioning whether or not Obama was qualified. At that point "birtherism" was no longer cool any more and became the province of nutjobs
                            That wouldn't stop opponents from challenging it in court (assuming there was any chance they would win). It seems the debate was never completely exhausted, and probably never will be until the SCOTUS defines "natural-born citizen."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                              I don't believe Crenshaw is eligible. He was born in England.

                              CORRECTION: Scotland, born to American citizens. Still - is he eligible?
                              Was he born on a US Military Base?
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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