Who Won The Week? 10/20/19

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for this week is Tulsi Gabbard.

6D90784A-2497-459F-9202-27A806D9DF6ANever heard of her? She’s an American politician, serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. And she’s also a Democratic candidate vying to get the nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020.

Interestingly, most people, including many Americans, don’t know much about her. Or didn’t, anyway, until this week, when Hillary Clinton suggested that the Russians are currently “grooming” a Democrat running in the presidential primary to run as a third-party candidate and to champion their interests.

Hillary’s comment appears to be directed at Gabbard, who has been accused of being cozy with Russia in the past.

“I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Hillary said. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”

Clinton didn’t specifically name Gabbard, but there are only five women seeking the nomination — Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Marianne Williamson — and none of the other woman have been accused of being boosted by Russia.

Now everyone is talking about Tulsi Gabbard (including me), even though most Americans had never heard of her and she wasn’t generating much of a buzz. But, after Hillary‘s comments, people are googling her, reading up on her, and you can’t watch cable news over the past few days without hearing about her.

So thanks to Hillary Clinton, my pick for Who Won The Week this week is Tulsi Gabbard.

And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

13 thoughts on “Who Won The Week? 10/20/19

  1. Suze October 20, 2019 / 11:22 am

    i think it is williamson..simply because of her wierd “counseling” efforts that fly in the face of any rational or reasonable counselor. They tend to go after flakes. Gabbard is too much a vet to fall for anything Russian, I would think.

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    • Fandango October 20, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      I don’t think it’s Williamson. She’s too far out there on the astral fringe. Gabbard does have a history of pro-Russia positions and votes in Congress and she’s appearing on Fox News a lot. She’s would be more of a viable third party candidate than Williamson, in my opinion.

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  2. Stroke Survivor UK October 20, 2019 / 11:24 am

    There are a few further questions, though. Even if she were Russia’s protege, would that automatically make her unfit? And, that this analysis comes from Hillary, how objective is it? And also, how relevant?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 20, 2019 / 4:20 pm

      Our current president is a Russian puppet. We don’t need another one who will take orders from Moscow. Hillary is smart, although I wish she’d but out and stop creating doubts and divisiveness among Democrats.

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  3. Paula Light October 20, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I don’t trust Gabbard.

    Who won the week? Zuckerberg. He said he’s gonna keep shoveling fake crap in the newsfeed so he can make even huger piles of money and his subscribers said… okay, gimme.

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  4. Marleen October 20, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Hillary Clinton is a curiosity, at this point. I have to wonder what she’s really doing, now, when she speaks out as an ostensible authority figure or person in the know. I’m not sure it’s ever helpful, these days. TG did capitalize on the attention from the former candidate.

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    • Fandango October 20, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      “TG did capitalize on the attention from the former candidate.” Yes she did…and still is…big time!

      Like

  5. annieasksyou October 21, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    I’ve been wondering where Gabbard’s funding comes from. She’s a scary one who often makes no sense.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 21, 2019 / 7:18 pm

      Don’t underestimate her. She’s got some heavy duty backers and, while she’s not likely to get the Democratic nomination, if she does run as a third party candidate, she could siphon off enough Democratic votes to hand the election to Trump. 🤬

      Liked by 1 person

      • annieasksyou October 21, 2019 / 7:33 pm

        I know. She did say she wouldn’t do that, but I don’t trust her one whit.

        Liked by 1 person

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