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Greg Sargent: No one's heard of Nicole Shanahan, and few voters may hear a word she says. But her money is likely to do a whole lot of talking.



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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday announced that he's chosen a running mate for his third-party presidential run: Nicole Shanahan, a 38-year-old investor, Silicon Valley lawyer, and Democratic donor who was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

This might seem like a strange choice. Shanahan has no political experience or national name recognition. Her image as a wealthy dilettantish sort has no obvious appeal to the disaffected voters that Kennedy hopes to lure from President Biden and Donald Trump.

But if you want to understand this decision"and why Democrats believe it poses a potential problem for them"follow the money. To get on the ballot in numerous states, Kennedy will need to fund a large operation. Shanahan has already proven willing to bankroll Kennedy's efforts, shelling out $4 million to fund that 1960s nostalgia-themed ad about the Kennedy family during the Super Bowl, which the other Kennedys sharply criticized.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-26 04:44 PM | Reply

Brian O'Sullivan
RFK Jr.'s running mate is going to be Nicole Shanahan, who had an affair with Elon Musk, which ended her marriage.

And RFK Jr. kept a journal of the 37 women he cheated on with his 2nd wife, who then committed suicide.

Can't wait to hear these two talk about family values!

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-03-26 05:26 PM | Reply

RFK jr. and Nicole Shanahan. Two pigs.

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2024-03-26 05:30 PM | Reply


She paid millions in ad money for this job. Mike Pence wouldn't even soil the Constitution just a little for his guy.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2024-03-26 05:40 PM | Reply


It seems to me, if you're going to cover it at all, the headline is RFK Jr chose the donor who paid for his superbowl ad as his running mate. That ad exploited his murdered uncle's memory and he tried to disavow it, apparently facetiously.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-26 06:46 PM | Reply

Very young, very rich and very liberal... Sweet

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2024-03-26 06:55 PM | Reply

They are running on the promise to "end the chronic disease epidemic." The catch? All our health record databases will be accessed:

RFK Jr. VP candidate Nicole Shanahan: "Allergies, obesity, anxiety, depression, our children are not well. Our people are not well.

I've spoken to our government agencies. Trust me, I've tried.

It's not about a new pill or finding the cure.' We know the cure is cleaning up our environment and providing the basic public good that are the foundational conditions for health and healing.

Chronic disease, addiction, poverty, depression, this is where Americans are hurting the most. It's time for politicians to listen.

So here is how the Kennedy/Shanahan ticket is going to end the chronic disease epidemic:

While Bobby is focused on ending the corporate capture of our regulatory agencies, I am going to assemble the best technologists and scientists in the world, and we will use the latest in AI and computation to examine the health records databases of our nation and those other nations who are also on a quest to solve chronic disease.

We will find the answers to our most pressing health concerns within weeks, not decades, if we have access to those databases.

It is time to move out of the dark ages of medicine. We can solve the mysteries guarded by corporate influence. We can move from bandaid solutions and we can end this chronic disease epidemic once and for all."

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-26 07:06 PM | Reply

Kennedy and Shanahan!

"Because one incompetent leader isn't enough!!!"

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-03-26 07:13 PM | Reply

She's and avid surfer y'all!:

Here is the moment @RobertKennedyJr officially announced Nicole Shanahan as his VP running mate.

What do you think of this pick?

Here's how Kennedy describes her:

"I'm bringing on someone with a deep inside knowledge about how big tech uses AI to manipulate the public."

"I also wanted a vice president who shares my indignation about the participation of Big Tech as a partner in the censorship and their surveillance and the information warfare that our government is currently waging against the American people."

"She understands that the health of every American is a national security issue and a national security risk."

"My vice president is an avid surfer who attended school on a softball scholarship."

"I wanted someone who was battle-tested, able to withstand criticism and the controversy and all the defamations and slanders and perjuries that are thrown against anyone who embarks on a presidential campaign."

"I wanted an advocate who has seen corruption of our regulatory agencies firsthand, who shares my indignation about the way it allows regulated industries to commoditize our food, our wildlife, and our children."

"I wanted someone with a spiritual dimension and compassion and idealism, and above all, a deep love for the United States of America."

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-26 07:20 PM | Reply

He's boning her. Typical Kennedy.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-27 12:14 AM | Reply

So...this lady has agreed to bankroll a multi-million dollar effort to have hired canvassers get enough folks in EVERY state to sign petitions to get her and RFKJR on ballots across the country, and then travel around to speak in paneled basements from hither to yon, in front of 6-7 people at each stop, in an effort to convince them to buy into some hare-brained political campaign? OK then--almost as easy as robbing Terry Benedict or Willie Bank.

This woman will soon prove again that a fool and her money soon go separate ways...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2024-03-27 01:58 PM | Reply

LoL he picks a golddigger who bounces from billionaire to billionaire. Yeah that'll impress everyone.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-03-27 02:11 PM | Reply

If she poses for Playboy, then we'll be impressed.

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2024-03-27 02:21 PM | Reply

Is anyone actually worried? Or is this BS just meant to give a perception of drama where none exists?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2024-03-27 04:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social

RFK Jr. is the most Radical Left Candidate in the race, by far. He's a big fan of the Green New Scam, and other economy killing disasters. I guess this would mean he is going to be taking votes from Crooked Joe Biden, which would be a great service to America. His running mate, Nicole Shanahan, is even more "Liberal" than him, if that's possible. Kennedy is a Radical Left Democrat, and always will be!!! It's great for MAGA, but the Communists will make it very hard for him to get on the Ballot. Expect him, and her, to be indicted any day now, probably for Environmental Fraud! He is Crooked Joe Biden's Political Opponent, not mine. I love that he is running!

Donald Trump Truth Social 01:52 AM EST 3/26/24

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-27 05:05 PM | Reply

Lis Smith

@davidfrum lays out some facts about @RobertKennedyJr's spoiler candidacy:

1. RFK Jr. & Trump are longtime friends and allies. When was POTUS, Trump appointed him on a vaccine commission.

2. The Super PAC backing RFK Jr. is funded and staffed by GOP'ers who will use $ to attack

3. RFK Jr has made millions pushing anti-vaxx misinformation. He knows what he's doing here.

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-03-27 05:59 PM | Reply

Her inexperience and hubris will make her the metaphorical Love Child of Britt and Ramaswamy.

All aboard the Stupid Train to DumbF-Ville! This should be one fun flame-out to watch.

#17 | Posted by zarnon at 2024-03-27 09:27 PM | Reply

Steroids make you ---- stupid.

But vaccinations are bad.

Bwahaha. What a ------- tool.

#18 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-27 11:05 PM | Reply

S Rory that didn't make much sense, I just couldn't resist the pun. I don't like ANY of the Kennedys. They are American royalty and IMO royalty is never a good thing.

#19 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2024-03-28 01:34 AM | Reply

I only know one person, a former classmate from college, who supports RFKJr. She's granola through and through, good heart but scientifically illiterate and still prone to pot-addled paranoia

#20 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-03-28 06:19 AM | Reply

So predictable. Because he is a threat to their power the usual liberal posters here will and are calling her a ----, etc. Get ready RFK, Biden's justice dept. is coming after you!

#21 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-03-28 10:33 AM | Reply

Her inexperience and hubris will make her the metaphorical Love Child of Britt and Ramaswamy.

All aboard the Stupid Train to DumbF-Ville! This should be one fun flame-out to watch.

#17 | POSTED BY ZARNON AT 2024-03-27 09:27 PM | REPLY |

Then democrats should have no problem letting her do a televised debate with Kamala?


#22 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2024-03-28 01:13 PM | Reply

Why would anyone debate someone who will pull less than 3% of the vote?

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-28 09:39 PM | Reply

Why would anyone debate someone who will pull less than 3% of the vote?

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-28 09:39 PM | Reply | Flag

To show the country how intellectually superior she is to the alternative...... LMAO

Truthfully, I agree. Harris shouldn't be debating anyone, anywhere.

#24 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2024-03-28 09:51 PM | Reply

I think he picked her to look like less of a lunatic.

#25 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2024-03-29 06:07 AM | Reply

She is a complete nutter just like RFKJr. She is opposed to IVF and suggests that two hours of morning sunlight as the cure for infertility.

#26 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2024-03-29 08:40 AM | Reply

Yeah but Gunslinger, that won't matter to disaffected Independents.
All they will see is, 'pretty running mate'. Men tend to 'vote with
their loins'. It explains the whole attraction of Faux News and other
right wing News outlets. They are like, "just shove a big busted blonde
on there and they won't even know what we are shoveling them until they
are completely ours (brainwashed)'.

And they are NOT wrong. It works time after time on the weak minded male.

RFK is simply employing the same time-tested strategy.

#27 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-03-29 10:19 AM | Reply

Get ready RFK, Biden's justice dept. is coming after you!


Its almost as if you wake every morning with a mission to prove yourself an idiot.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2024-03-29 10:54 AM | Reply

Mission accomplished.

#29 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-03-29 11:07 AM | Reply

Dems have a team of Lawyers out there trying to keep RFK off of the ballots. some states are trying to keep Trump off of Ballots

now that's Democracy!

#30 | Posted by Maverick at 2024-03-29 12:31 PM | Reply

now that's Democracy!

#30 | Posted by Maverick

That's an effort to save democracy and follow the constitution.

Do you think the founders intended for someone to be able to run for president after already attempting a coup?

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-03-29 01:09 PM | Reply

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