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Swalwell holds presidential campaign rally in hometown at Dublin High

Original post made on Apr 15, 2019

After announcing his candidacy on the "Tonight Show with Stephen Colbert," Swalwell joined a deep field of Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring, and in order to help grow his recognition, the 38-year-old Dublin native held a hometown rally to drum up support on Sunday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10:26 PM

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18 people like this
Posted by zolli
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 15, 2019 at 9:44 am

Good Luck Swalwell….you won't make it to "first" base


17 people like this
Posted by Charlie Brown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 15, 2019 at 9:49 am

When odds are expressed in writing they will look, as an example, like "6 to 1". I know our revered Congressman, Eric Swalwell, does not want to hear about odds, but if I were to express the odds for his election to PPOTUS, it would be 0 to 0 (Zero to Zero).

My apology for broaching he odds issue


12 people like this
Posted by Constituent in Pleasanton
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

I was there. He was inspiring. He spoke of actual platform items and plans. He connected with the crowd. A longshot, maybe. But, I'm glad he jumped in. And, I hope he goes far.


22 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Pleasanton Parent is a registered user.

Constituent in Pleasanton,
What has he delivered on to date, that makes you think anything he discussed would come to reality?

I can accept a philosophical divide; thats to be expected. So even in the event he has delivered tangible benefits I don't agree with philosophically perhaps he's delivered on commitments..........what are they though? Have I missed what Swalwell has delivered on? I can think of nothing.

Can you point to anything he's actually delivered on to date, to make you think as a president he'd be effective?



18 people like this
Posted by Terry
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:35 pm

I wish the Democrats and Eric would spend time working on our Country's problems. We have immigration problems, we need new and better laws, and health laws that do mot give our Country away to the illegals.

I feel he has lost his way and running at this time is an example of youthful judgment. He is too close to Pelosi, and does not seem to be able to think clearly.
He is too much party line.


7 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

All any politician seems capable of is running to get elected so they can run to get re-elected.


10 people like this
Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Just about anyone looks good compared to the current President, whose bizarre narcissistic and immature comments and antics are an embarrassment on almost a daily basis. I would like to see a mature adult back as President of the United States.


1 person likes this
Posted by Junkerveld
a resident of Danville
on Apr 15, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Glad to see him running. He's outgrown the district and needs to raise his profile. I know, I know, what has he done, etc. That's not the right question, he or anyone, with big ideas need to find the position to make them happen.

Donald Trump didn't run for NYC City Council, then state office, then congress. He went for the position that would best allow him to realize his vision for the country.

Besides there is no downside to running. Witness Herman Cain, Mike Huckabee, and many others. They didn't even come close to winning the nomination, but are in the public lime light after the national exposure.


7 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm

....exactly what I thought. Nothing. And the desire for anyone other than trump from democrats will supersede the selection of someone of substance over trump. And Eric and others see this opportunity for a chance to be opportunistic. Vultures


21 people like this
Posted by Ridgerunner
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm

That’s just what we need: a Pelosi puppet running for President! Fortunately his opportunistic narcissist won’t go far...hope we at least get him out of Congress with this folly!


9 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 15, 2019 at 8:02 pm

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Did he bring nukes?


17 people like this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

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He's running on gun control as his top priority. I don't think it is the top priority of voters.


10 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm

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Great, a good cause.....what has he done in his current role to make actionable change in this area? Anything?


5 people like this
Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:20 am

No discussion of Swalwell’s Presidential ambitions is complete without also considering the person who he would ultimately be running against, the person who motivated Swalwell to run: The national embarrassment known as Donald Trump.

And, yup, he’s done it again. Hardly a day goes by without him making himself look like an idiot and embarrassing this country yet again:

. . . . . . .
“Donald Trump draws criticism over suggestion of fighting Notre Dame fire with 'flying water tankers'”

“President Donald Trump's suggestion for fighting the massive Notre Dame fire did not get good reviews. Tweeting that it was "so horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris," Trump added: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"“

“Professional firefighters called Trump's proposal impractical at best. Deploying the kinds of airplanes used to fight forest fires would be dangerous in an urban area, they said, noting that force of the water could knock the building down and threaten firefighters on the ground. "The drop of water by air on this type of building could indeed result in the collapse of the entire structure," the French government civil defense agency tweeted.“

“Wayne McPartland, a retired New York City Fire Department battalion chief, told CNBC that aerial tankers are not the answer at Notre Dame. “If you hit that with tons of water from above, that’s going to collapse the entire structure and make the situation worse,” McPartland said. “If you miss, you might hit civilians in the street.””

“Critics on Twitter called Trump's comment the epitome of second-guessing in the middle of a disaster.
"Thanks Fire Chief Bill," tweeted Michael Cohen, a Boston Globe columnist.”

USA Today: Web Link
. . . . . .

Wouldn’t it be great to have a respected, mature adult back in the White House?


10 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

It would. At this time, however, that isn’t Swalwell.


12 people like this
Posted by WOW
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 8:03 am

Doug, you have to get off your Trump obsession. Salwell is not yet running against Trump. He is running against almost 20 other morons in a clown car. One of them will eventually get to drive the car by themselves and then run against Trump. Until then simply bad theater.


9 people like this
Posted by Karl Aitken
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

To WOW and All -

He has been running against Trump since Trump has been in office.

Seems to me he started his bid to run the day Trump took office.


8 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

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I like how Swalwell running immediately brings out the Trump haters.

It will be a long second term for you folks, eh?

I'll enjoy reading your posts of complaints while he continues to dismantle every failed policy that was implemented during the Bush and Obama years.

Spectacular.


2 people like this
Posted by WOW
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 9:51 am

To Karl and all. All the clowns in the clown car are running against Trump, but first they have to beat each other to see who gets to drive the car. Running against Trump will not beat the rest of the clowns. They need to run against each other first. It is a tough concept for many of you but you may finally get it.


2 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 16, 2019 at 10:03 am

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I'm seriously concerned that no one can point to any tangible benefit Swalwell has delivered on in his current position.

Like Trump / hate Trump I'm indifferent for the purposes of discussing another candidates merits for president. And my disappointment with Trump is now more so as he's allowing people from the other side to lower their bar for the next presidential candidate to be "a respected, mature adult" - I personally don't think Swalwell meets that bar, but I can understand the perspective others have that he does.

And for those that hate trump for his lack of qualifications to be president, how can you support Swalwell for a change when he's in the same experience camp? From a maturity perspective I really see him as marginally different, less brash no doubt but he's hyper focused on a personal war to get Trump and his family (sound familiar????), not looking at better ways to achieve his goals, campaigning on divisiveness, and I'm convinced out to serve his own purpose only.

Again, I can understand those not likely Trump, but if you're going to call to replace Trump because he's inexperienced, has an agenda, immature, etc. you need to evaluate your replacements for the same behaviors and reset the bar where it rightfully should be for the most powerful office in the world.

The right candidate in my mind is actually one that can credit Trump with the intent behind some of his actions, and condemn him on the execution and manner in which he tried to achieve them. Not just run on the "Trump Sucks" platform. He clearly won for a reason, and failing to recognize why is a failure for any candidate running against him.


5 people like this
Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 12:02 pm

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Here we go again, another article to provide the Trump-haters their space to trash, defame, ridicule, label, defile, criticize, and more the day in and day out existence of Trump. Have you blamed him for the Norte Dame fire yet? I'm sure that is coming.

This space is about Eric Swalwell, but I guess we can run free. I am no fan or supporter of Swalwell, and haven't experienced anything he has accomplished for our district or California; however, compared to the rest of the Democratic congregation it appears that doesn't matter, because they haven't either. I'm surprised Liberals (if they exist anymore with the constant attacks on free speech) haven't screamed "we don't need another white male." Give it time, one of the others on the bus will broach it.

Since it is an open field here, is there anything good that has happened through Trump's actions that can be validated? I'm not here to defend the President, although it may appear so, but I think it has to do more with your personality, your hateful disposition, and your closed minded view of reality. I didn't care for Obama, but I would never allow myself to speak in a manner as many of you do about the President. Furthermore, all your criticisms are void of examples or definitions. I hear the eight labels thrown at him constantly and they are never defined and usually debunked.

My suggestion for all of you Democrats would be pick a lane of the 40+ candidates that will probably end up running (LOL), and go for it. Your problem is that you have all solidified Trump's re-election, and most likely will be making arrangements to leave the country, again.


7 people like this
Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

@Jake Waters

Of course Donald Trump and his unfitness for the Office of the Presidency is relevant to any discussion about Swalwell's or any other candidate's Presidential bid for the 2020 election. Why do you think that candidates like Swalwell are coming out of the woodwork in a virtual stampede to run for President? It's because they sense weakness in the current President and there is a popular perception that he is unfit for Office. To try to ignore Donald Trump and the unprecedented immaturity and lack of judgement he brings to the Presidency of the United States is like trying to ignore the "Elephant in the room".

I've said the following before and I'll say it again:
There are Pleasanton elementary school students who are more mature than the current President of the United States.

Of all the times that I've repeated the sentence above no one - not even a single Trump supporter - has ever even tried to claim that the sentence is untrue.

. . . . .
""Elephant in the room" is a metaphorical idiom in American English for an obvious problem or risk that no one wants to discuss." - (Wikipedia: Web Link )
. . . . .


10 people like this
Posted by jaqe_waters@yahoo.com
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

jaqe_waters@yahoo.com is a registered user.

@Doug

Doug, you make my point. I've read your comments a number of times when the discussion of Trump comes up, or you manufacture your way into bringing him into the conversation. First off, you are entitled to your opinions and I am entitled to express mine. I would say to you: stop sounding like sound-bits from CNN and MSNBC. Your kind seem to be given the script from the DNC. The leaks proved that back in 2016. You use these adjectives that you can't define or provide example. I could apply those to everyone in the Democratic Party back to Obama, and how the two of them behave on Twitter today.

Trump Tweets, Trump boasts, Trump fights, Trump calls all your Democrats and the Mainstream Media out for what they are, Trump says what he wants and doesn't apologize (as the Democrats don't either), he's human, he's from Queens, on and on and on. I will take a fighter for President every day of the week. I despise the weakness, hypocrisy, the hatred the Left spews, the violence they project through their KKK (antifa), and their arrogance to want to take our freedoms away.

Doug, have at me and you will. I give you the last word, because I don't need it. Trump is President now, and will be again in 2020, and that makes me smile.


3 people like this
Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 3:25 pm

"There are Pleasanton elementary school students who are more mature than the current President of the United States."

Jake Waters launches into a long attack against me, CNN, MSNBC, Democrats, the "Mainstream Media", etc.. But did he even try to dispute the sentence above that I've repeatedly posted on these forums? Nope. He didn't even want to touch it.

Point made.


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Posted by Karl Aitken
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm

My only point is that he has been "campaigning" since Trump got into office. It's no big surprise he's running.

WOW - I do recall my Civics class at Amador and understand how our primary system works. No need to explain the "concept", but thanks for your concern.


4 people like this
Posted by Enough
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Doug, your statement concerning elementary students and Trump is so blatantly stupid there is no response. It is nonsensical as your constant Trump bashing. He may be all the things you say but your constant haranguing is actually belittling your own points. Give it a rest. I am out of here. Hope you seek help.


5 people like this
Posted by Doug
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

@Enough

You seriously don’t believe that there exist Pleasanton elementary school students who are more mature than Donald Trump? I’m prepared to back up my assertion with actual, true quotes by Donald Trump. Would you like for me to list some of them? Oh, it looks like you don’t.

Point made.

Game over. Done.


6 people like this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:37 pm

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It is scary that Trump is president. So far he hasn't been nearly as bad as he could have been.


2 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 16, 2019 at 7:39 pm

Doug is just a "nomenclature".


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Posted by Arroyo2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
4 hours ago

My problem with Swalwell is that he carried the water for Nancy Pelosi from the beginning. It was obvious that he was being groomed by Pelosi, or the DNC, for a higher office than representing our little District. Since taking office nothing bipartisen has passed Swalwell's lips, regardless of the topic.

More gun control is an easy topic for him to support -it's the Democrat's perpetual position. If that's the best he can do to invigorate his voters, how is he going to set himself apart from this group of dysfunctional President wannabes?


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