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43 minutes ago, SeanFKennedy said:

I got to meet Sherrod Brown last night. It was an amazing experience, who have you all met? If you wish to share a picture.

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You mean, "future President Brown!" Lol. Or in your case, you met someone who clearly might be a relative.

 

But my list of politicians I've met/seen:

 

When I was 4 in 96, I saw Bill Clinton speak.

In 2006, during the Governor race in Texas, I met Kinky Freedman. Not your typical definition of a politician, but still. If we ever get a 2006 Texas race, his charisma should easily be 5.

I was dragged out of school by my then boyfriend to see this no name Senator from Illinois give a speech during the 2008 primaries, and shook his hand. Not saying that my handshake played a role in his victory, but I haven't seen evidence arguing otherwise.

My history club in High school got to met the governor of Texas. It wasn't a Jewish cowboy, but Rick Perry. He's tall. Which surprised me at first, since I wasn't prepared for the height difference. 

But Speaking of no name senators, I got to meet another one- this time from Vermont. So sweet and down to earth, that he easily reminded me of my grandfather. 

 

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I ran into some Austrian politicians 

Franz Fischler, Eva Glawischnig, Alfred Gusenbauer

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I probably won't be able to remember all of them, but here goes:

2008 candidate Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. Joe Kennedy II, Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Gov. Jerry Brown, Former PM Gordon Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton (twice), Pres. GHW Bush, GW Bush when he owned the Texas Rangers, possibly Jimmy Carter when I was in infant (according to my parents. obviously I don't remember), Quite a few Texas US Reps, and State reps and senators. Fmr Att. Gen. Alberto Gonzales. Fmr Sen. Bob Kreuger. I know I'm probably missing some former senators, cabinet members, etc., that visited my school when I was a kid. I saw Obama and Ted Kennedy within 3 to 5 days of one another. Bill Clinton was also nearby, but he wasn't announced, so I didn't get to see him. 

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I'm going to mention this yet again, but when me and my parents were in London, we bumped into Tim Farron, carrying his desk in his box :P. I've met the following as well:

Jackson Carlaw (Deputy Tory Leader in Scotland)

Neil Bibby (Scottish Labour Chief Whip)

Tommy Sheridan (Former leader of the SSP, and my father's 'hero'

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I suppose there's a small chance that Sheldon Whitehouse might still recognize me if we crossed paths - I did a lot of volunteering for him in the early stages of his first Senate campaign, so I was there when it was just him, a handful of paid staffers, and a rotating cast of maybe 15-20 volunteers. He's a very down-to-earth, unpretentious person, and cracked a joke one day about the apparent contradiction when I walked in with a box full of donuts while wearing a "Rhode Island for Health Care" t-shirt. 

Other politicians I've briefly met / shaken hands with - John Kerry (during the primary for '04), David Cicilline, Jack Reed, and a few members of RI's state legislature. 

As far as seeing speeches goes, I actually got to attend a couple days of the 2004 Boston DNC - in a nutshell, Rhode Island's current state treasurer Seth Magaziner was, at the time, president of the Democrats club where I was in school and his dad used to be Bill Clinton's health care guru, so he had a bunch of unused tickets that he gave away to people. It was fun, though I was a little surprised at how much the attendees talk through the whole thing, almost like if you were at a sports event.

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1 hour ago, NYrepublican said:

The wannabe dictator of the phillipines:lol:

Notice how he doesn't say if it was good or bad lol. Cause Duterte sees everything. 

Also, for a forum based on an American/British political simulation game, it's pretty amazing how diverse (nationwise) our community is.

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Pictures with:

Presidents:

Carter

HW Bush

Clinton

W Bush

Obama

Presidential candidates:

Hillary

Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich

Senators:

Rand Paul

Ted Cruz

Mike Lee

Marco Rubio

Mitch McConnell

US Reps:

Andy Barr

Kevin Brady

Trey Gowdy

Governors:

Matt Bevin

George Allen

Lieutenant Governors:

Jenean Hampton

Statewide Officials:

Allison Ball (KY Treasurer)

Mike Harmon (KY Auditor)

Others:

Nigel "Mr. Brexit" Farage

Art Laffer

 

Seen:

Trump (twice)

Mike Pence

Ben Carson

McCain

Damon Thayer (majority leader of KY Senate)

Ryan Quarles (KY agriculture commissioner)

Rick Santorum

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4 hours ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

Notice how he doesn't say if it was good or bad lol. Cause Duterte sees everything. 

Also, for a forum based on an American/British political simulation game, it's pretty amazing how diverse (nationwise) our community is.

I have mixed opinion on duterte. 

His progressive stances appeal to me . Like his stance on homosexuals,  though he was and still is crticized for his inflammatory speeches on homosexuality, he believes in civil union for us which may rven be considered radical here in my country. 

 

Though I have mixed opinion on his war on drugs, lately the police have been abusing power more than they did before duterte. That doesn't personally affect me nor would I care if that were to affect them, but the image that presents in the international community is what worries me.

He may come off as a 'rude' and 'brash' person based on what you see in the news but when I met him he was very kind and down to earth. 

Duterte is a real progressive, he once said "I may not agree with what you say, but I'm willing to die to defend your right to say that" 

I suggest you read about what he did during his state of the nation, about what he did to the protestors and the way he did it. 

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One major politician I forgot that I met was Ron Paul. I went with some of my Libertarian friends. His speech was really misleading, as he kept calling specific Establishment Democrats as Progressives. If Ron Paul was a Texas Senator I'm wondering if he would have voted against federal emergency aid for Hurricane Harvey. All his language seems to imply that he would. 

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40 minutes ago, vcczar said:

One major politician I forgot that I met was Ron Paul. I went with some of my Libertarian friends. His speech was really misleading, as he kept calling specific Establishment Democrats as Progressives. If Ron Paul was a Texas Senator I'm wondering if he would have voted against federal emergency aid for Hurricane Harvey. All his language seems to imply that he would. 

At least he has principles which Cruz doesn't have 

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5 minutes ago, NYrepublican said:

At least he has principles which Cruz doesn't have 

I don't believe in principals for the sake of principals. It depends on what those principals are. A person with no clear set principals can often be better than someone with bad principals. Obviously, someone with good or mostly good principals is superior to both of these. To me Ron Paul and Ted Cruz are both terrible, but Cruz is definitely more unlikable, overtly ambitious, etc. I see Cruz as a calculating evil, and Paul as more delusional, than calculating or evil. His son, Rand Paul, is much more reasonable/rational than his father, who seems to not recognize the world outside himself. 

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I've met an two Alberta MLA's, Betty Hewes, who I met twice, who was quite colorful - even former Premier Ralph Klein called her the "most engaging and energetic member of the opposition benches" in his public statement when she passed away, and unfortunately, I also met Ted Morton - in an argument over him using the express copier at a Staples Office Supply store when I was lining up for a few copies I do was doing a mountain of them (express copiers have a limit), and when I tattled to the cashier, he arrogantly said, "do you know who I am." Morton was considered the most hard right member of the Alberta Progressive Conservative, and ran in two leadership races - but, I later learned he had immigrated from Wyoming (where his father was a candidate in a Republican gubernatorial election) and he started up with politics in Alberta as soon as he and his wife gained citizenship. I also used to work with son of a Lawrence Decore, a former Mayor and, later, Leader of the Opposition in the Alberta Legislative Assembly, and separately, worked with a guy who had worked on Reform/Canadian Alliance/Conservative land-standing (and only recently-retired) MP Peter Goldring for my Federal constituency. Although, this is second had, I knew someone, while stopping over in a Johannesburg Airport, met by chance and shook hands with and chatted with South African President Jacob Zuma, the most powerful man politically on the Continent of Africa.

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On 8/29/2017 at 6:00 PM, jvikings1 said:

Pictures with:

Presidents:

Carter

HW Bush

Clinton

W Bush

Obama

Presidential candidates:

Hillary

Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich

Senators:

Rand Paul

Ted Cruz

Mike Lee

Marco Rubio

Mitch McConnell

US Reps:

Andy Barr

Kevin Brady

Trey Gowdy

Governors:

Matt Bevin

George Allen

Lieutenant Governors:

Jenean Hampton

Statewide Officials:

Allison Ball (KY Treasurer)

Mike Harmon (KY Auditor)

Others:

Nigel "Mr. Brexit" Farage

Art Laffer

 

Seen:

Trump (twice)

Mike Pence

Ben Carson

McCain

Damon Thayer (majority leader of KY Senate)

Ryan Quarles (KY agriculture commissioner)

Rick Santorum

What have you been doing to meet all these people? I've never really made much effort to meet politicians. I sort of casually get invited to things. 

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Jimmy Carter has a Bible study which has already been discussed.  I wrote a letter to HW Bush.  My parents went to a W Bush rally when I was a baby and got him to hold me on stage.  I got Bill and Hillary in '08 when they were campaigning in Iowa.  I've met Obama many times since I'm originally from Illinois.  I've gotten Rand many times since he's my Senator.  McConnell was tougher, but I got him in '14 when he was running for re-election.  Bevin was pretty easy because he actively campaigned for (along with the other statewide officers) state house Republicans in order to flip the state house.  Trey Gowdy had an event with my Congressman (Andy Barr).  I participated in a student program with Andy Barr.  I got Cruz and Rubio in Iowa last year before the caucus.  Romney has many events in the Illinois area during the '12 primaries.  Art Laffer and my man, Nigel Farage, spoke at a conference that I was at this summer.

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-Mariano Rajoy(President of Spain)

-Pedro Sanchez(Leader of the  socialist  party)

-Albert Rivera(Leader of the centrist party of spain)

-Artur Mas(Former president of Catalonia)

-Ada Colau(Mayor of Barcelona)

-Felipe Gonzalez(Former president of Spain)

-Jose Maria Aznar(Former president  of Spain and a member of the azores club: Blair-Bush-Aznar-Azores-Irak_EDIIMA20150

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