President Jerry Brown?

President Jerry Brown?

Brown president 1976I think there’s a high chance Gov. Jerry Brown will run for president in 2016. He tried three times already, so you know he has “fire in the belly.” After November, he likely will be coming off an unprecedented election victory for his fourth four-year term as governor.

His campaign message — California is back, I fixed a state ruined by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’m solving pension and other problems and can do the same for America’s — could resonate in 2016 with Democratic primary voters.

The Washington Post just ran a humorous story on Brown’s feud with the Clintons going back to the 1992 primaries. So if Hillary runs, as seems likely, Brown would get another chance to tweak them by running in the primaries.

True, Brown today is 76. But Hillary is 66 and would be 69 if elected in Nov. 2016. That’s a year shy of how old Ronald Reagan, the oldest elected president, was when he entered the White House in 1981.

The Post on the 1992 campaign:

After Clinton locked up the nomination, Brown pushed for the ability to give a speech from the floor of the Democratic Convention, hosted that year in New York City. He wasn’t allowed to do so, but was eventually allowed to second his own nomination. He used the opportunity to launch into a restating of his campaign themes: fighting the “growing concentration of wealth” and banning “political action committees so people and corporations are on the same level.” (If he does run in 2016, he’s got his platform all-but-set.)

It used to be any prominent politician, Republican or Democrat, could get at least a few minutes to speak at his party’s convention. But the Clintons began the unfortunate policy of freezing out those they didn’t like. Also prevented from speaking at the 1992 Democratic National Convention was Pennsylvania Gov. Bob Casey (father of current U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.) because he wanted to give a pro-life speech.

In a similar fashion, after Pat Buchanan gave his infamous “Culture War” speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention — which didn’t “declare” a culture war, as it’s often portrayed, but only announced one already existed, which in 2014 is obviouis — the GOP shut down any dissenting voices beginning at their 1996 convention.

That’s why, except for Clint Eastwood’s extempore performance at the 2012 GOP Convention — you don’t tell Dirty Harry how to make his day — since 1996 both party conventions have been staged and boring.

Here’s some of the fireworks from the Brown vs. Clinton debate in 1992:

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  1. Ricky65
    Ricky65 30 May, 2014, 09:16

    Brown is still as flaky and erratic as ever and cannot survive politically outside nutty California.
    But you have to admit it would be a hoot to watch the fireworks between him and the Clintons once more.
    I think pure hatred is not a strong enough term to describe the feelings between this unholy trio.
    Brown in 2016!

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  2. Steele, Ted, When only the very best will do!
    Steele, Ted, When only the very best will do! 30 May, 2014, 09:26

    He would be a spectacular President—- JUST what we need!!

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  3. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 30 May, 2014, 17:20

    It could happen. The number ONE reason JB won the governors election was……Meg Whitman.

    And now Rick Perry wants to run again?

    President Brown!

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 30 May, 2014, 19:06

    I think there’s a high chance Gov. Jerry Brown will run for president in 2016.
    His chances in the 1970’s were his best and ONLY legit shot at the Presidency.

    I have a C-note that says he won’t. In fact he may die in office his second term, he aint no spring chicken 😉

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    • SkippingDog
      SkippingDog 30 May, 2014, 20:26

      Where are you going to get a C-note? Mom?

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      • Bud Led Ted S.
        Bud Led Ted S. 30 May, 2014, 21:22

        LMAO!!! Well said Skip— the Poodle has never seen a c note! Seriously

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        • Rex the Wonder Dog!
          Rex the Wonder Dog! 31 May, 2014, 11:07

          LOL…where are you skipping dork, gal pal???

          Now pay your lawyer. You’re going to need all the help you can get 🙂

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          • Rex the Wonder Dog!
            Rex the Wonder Dog! 31 May, 2014, 11:12

            Oh wait, you’re on a “pre-paid” legal plan, my bad.

          • Donkey
            Donkey 31 May, 2014, 13:31

            Watch out Rex, you know how those retired LE hero’s like to shoot people that annoy them. 🙂

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 15:15

            Poodle and Duncey still dreaming of a c note! LMAO still funny a day later!!!!!!!!!!

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 15:17

            LOL Duncey thinks I’m a retired cop! That’s right little buddy!!!!!! LMAO—- you wonder all day……mmmmm

          • Skippingdog
            Skippingdog 31 May, 2014, 16:22

            I recently heard that you’ve been declared a vexatious litigant by the Riverside Superior Court, Rex. Is that true? If so, you’re going to have a harder and harder time filing frivolous lawsuits. Given the staggering amount you now owe the lawyers for Freedom Communications and me, you’ll be lucky to ever rub two quarters together, much less bet a C-note on anything.

          • Donkey
            Donkey 2 June, 2014, 20:41

            That’s what happens with a LE sociopath Skdog, you start hearing things, most of them lies. 🙂

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 4 June, 2014, 16:52

            you think I’m a cop?

          • Donkey
            Donkey 4 June, 2014, 17:09

            TCS, I think Skdog is a cop, because only an idiot would defend two men gunning down a teenage girl in the middle of a park. As for you, you do seem stupid enough to be one, but you are the type that would be happy sucking off any teat as long as it is free. 🙂

  5. Ken
    Ken 30 May, 2014, 19:34

    Brown is a disgrace to his family, his California heritage and his office, as are most of the legislature as well.

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  6. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 30 May, 2014, 21:31

    And, you base your disgraceful statement on what?

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  7. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 31 May, 2014, 10:48

    Gov Brown has turned California into a BOOMING economy again and has done everything right! Brown will be great in 2016!!!! First off,GUN CONTROL!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 31 May, 2014, 13:39

      Is there something you are afraid of Ntheoc? It is clear to this citizen that the fools seeking to disarm the citizen are intent on keeping their weapons to use against the citizens.

      I know this my be a little too much for your GED brain, but everything Hitler did in Germany was legal under the law. The more restrictions we place upon ourselves the less free we become. I find that cowards find solace in being watched over. 🙂

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      • NTHEOC
        NTHEOC 31 May, 2014, 19:13

        Donkey, you sound just like your hero “Joe the Plummer” ! I bet you have his pic on your screen saver. It must have really tickled your heart to hear his open letter to the loved one of a sandy hook victim. You know the one where he said the death of a loved one doesn’t trump his gun rights!!!!!! The hell it doesn’t donkey, what about the right for these kids to live? Or a college girls right? Or other innocent victims? The only thing that sounds like nazi germany is the NRA and the members are the Ss murderers!!!!

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 2 June, 2014, 03:33

          The LE murders have killed over 5,000 unarmed citizens since 7/11 ntheoc, all innocent victims of the state, where is their right to live?

          The 2nd Amendment is bigger than your feelings my cowardly hose-puller.

          While I am disgusted by the acts of these left-wing psychopaths I am much more concerned about a citizens right to defend themselves from the people of LE that would throw flash-bang grenades into the crib of an infant. 🙂

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          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 2 June, 2014, 10:07

            Nice RURG little buddy! Wish I had the curiosity to read it !!

          • Donkey
            Donkey 3 June, 2014, 08:20

            You read? 🙂

        • Bud Led Ted S.
          Bud Led Ted S. 4 June, 2014, 16:52

          Yes Doinkey– you should try it!

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          • Donkey
            Donkey 4 June, 2014, 17:14

            I read and write my little simpleton, all the time. 🙂

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 4 June, 2014, 20:19

            Well I am sure you do little buddy but your grammar and spelling are atrocious and what little passes for composition seems accidental.

    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 15:11

      Right on NTHEOC—- great budget and growing econ——- Brown is awesome!

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  8. Donkey
    Donkey 31 May, 2014, 13:41

    Jerry Brown is a RAGWUS feeding Doomer selling the Algorites whatever they want to hear, and draining the state of wealth. 🙂

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 31 May, 2014, 15:10

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzz– another dimwitted Duncey cry for attention.

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 2 June, 2014, 03:23

        TCS, the Doomer!!
        🙂

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        • Bud Led Ted S.
          Bud Led Ted S. 2 June, 2014, 10:06

          Poor Doinkey Doomer!

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 3 June, 2014, 08:25

          TCS, the Algorite doomer wishes to be a man but in his frustration has blamed his short comings on women, much in the same way the stabber/shooter did in Santa Barbara. Don’t be sad my little parrot doomer, when the RAGWUS falls the churches will feed you. 🙂

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          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 4 June, 2014, 16:51

            LOL— When did I blame women?

            LMAO— are you high again Dunce?

          • Donkey
            Donkey 4 June, 2014, 17:17

            No, not I my misogynist dolt, it is you that belittle the more deadly of the species, I love women, it would take hours for me to tell you how much I love them. 🙂

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 4 June, 2014, 20:22

            Where have I belittled women girlfriend? Show mw please.

  9. Queeg
    Queeg 31 May, 2014, 20:30

    Honorable Jerry Brown is your future…..get over it.

    He is the best governor in many years…..

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