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Title: Brianna Wu may be doing something actually clever
Post by: evensgrey on January 22, 2017, 05:38:16 AM
She's apparently decided to run for Congress!

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/311302-game-developer-brianna-wu-eyeing-run-for-congress-in-2018 (http://thehill.com/homenews/news/311302-game-developer-brianna-wu-eyeing-run-for-congress-in-2018)

(Yes, yes, ignore the ficiton backed into each of the (few and short) paragraphs.  Nobody sane is going to be paying her any attention at this stage.)

The clever part is this:  Where other than a legislature can you fail at everything in every possible way and still be lauded as a hero?
Title: Re: Brianna Wu may be doing something actually clever
Post by: Ibrahim90 on January 25, 2017, 12:38:10 AM
She's apparently decided to run for Congress!

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/311302-game-developer-brianna-wu-eyeing-run-for-congress-in-2018 (http://thehill.com/homenews/news/311302-game-developer-brianna-wu-eyeing-run-for-congress-in-2018)

(Yes, yes, ignore the ficiton backed into each of the (few and short) paragraphs.  Nobody sane is going to be paying her any attention at this stage.)

The clever part is this:  Where other than a legislature can you fail at everything in every possible way and still be lauded as a hero?

This assumes she even gets elected, and Congress remains GOP dominated. :shrug:
Title: Re: Brianna Wu may be doing something actually clever
Post by: evensgrey on January 25, 2017, 11:05:02 PM
This assumes she even gets elected, and Congress remains GOP dominated. :shrug:

She lives in Massachusetts, so she'll win if she gets nominated as a Democrat.  They'd elect a dead rat if it was running as a Democrat.

The way things are currently going in the Democratic party, however, it seems unlikely they're going to pose a credible threat to the Republican majority in only two years.  First, they have to realize they've alienated their own base.
Title: Re: Brianna Wu may be doing something actually clever
Post by: evensgrey on October 14, 2018, 01:20:56 PM
And a (month late) update on the primary:

Brianna Wu got crushed, at 16,766 votes to incumbent Stephen Lynch's 51,882, a margin of slightly better than 3:1.

https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts%27_8th_Congressional_District_election_(September_4,_2018_Democratic_primary) (https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts%27_8th_Congressional_District_election_(September_4,_2018_Democratic_primary))

And that's probably what comes of explicitly running against the party you're seeking the nomination from.