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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:36 AM

Since Obama has this in the bag, I was thinking about 2016...

Who do you think our nominee will be in 2016? - poll

I would love to see, more than anything, Howard Dean step back up. Why, oh why he isn't secretary of Health and Human Services makes no sense. Can you imagine how well he would've done with passing health care quickly?

Hillary seems like an obvious choice. I still sometimes wish she had got the nomination in 2008. Clinton's don't take shit from anyone. I think she could get a lot done quickly. She knows how to fight republicans.

Joe Biden is my boy. I worked for him in 2008, we lost. He gets characterized poorly, but he's the best man for the job.

And did John Kerry just throw his name in the right tonight? We haven't seen that Kerry since the 2004 primaries.

Edit - I forgot to mention I think our nominee will be Andrew Cuomo.

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Reply Since Obama has this in the bag, I was thinking about 2016... (Original post)
Zadoc Sep 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2012 #1
SunSeeker Sep 2012 #15
Booster Sep 2012 #17
sandyshoes17 Sep 2012 #54
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #18
Zadoc Sep 2012 #31
GObamaGO Sep 2012 #38
Blue Belle Sep 2012 #91
AsahinaKimi Sep 2012 #101
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #114
gateley Sep 2012 #2
Art_from_Ark Sep 2012 #32
gateley Sep 2012 #42
Missycim Sep 2012 #61
gateley Sep 2012 #75
catbyte Sep 2012 #3
ChoppinBroccoli Sep 2012 #4
Zadoc Sep 2012 #33
Zadoc Sep 2012 #36
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #67
JI7 Sep 2012 #5
Zadoc Sep 2012 #7
emilyg Sep 2012 #35
GObamaGO Sep 2012 #59
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #68
GObamaGO Sep 2012 #72
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #92
Zadoc Sep 2012 #6
Victor_c3 Sep 2012 #64
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Zadoc Sep 2012 #12
emulatorloo Sep 2012 #9
Zadoc Sep 2012 #10
longship Sep 2012 #28
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #30
CreekDog Sep 2012 #47
GObamaGO Sep 2012 #58
Whisp Sep 2012 #11
Zadoc Sep 2012 #19
Whisp Sep 2012 #27
Zadoc Sep 2012 #34
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Blue Belle Sep 2012 #111
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Zadoc Sep 2012 #20
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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:40 AM

1. Don't want to poop the party, but it's not in the bag yet.

It's looking good, but the GOPers have tons of money and voter suppression schemes, and are going to slam the airwaves with even more vicious ads. I'm not even going to think about 2016 right now. We have to concentrate on this election and do absolutely everything possible to be sure the GOPers don't win.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:51 AM

15. +10000000000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:52 AM

17. I'm concentrating on this one also. After tonight, I have faith that they won't be able to steal it

so easily. If Mittwit should win, I think everyone will know it was stolen and people will revolt. I also read that Mr. Obama has thousands of lawyers lined up in case it seems rigged. Good for him; he's not an idiot.

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Response to Booster (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:48 AM

54. I know

Watching these pundits, they act like its just about people voting. They don't take into consideration, voter suppression, dirty tricks, and the one that concerns me the most, hacking the vote. Remember fla and Ohio .

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:52 AM

18. You got dat right! n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:04 AM

31. So? Why can't we still have fun speculating on 2016?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:35 AM

38. ^THIS!!!!

We need to continue to fight for this election.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:30 PM

91. Absolutely...

I think we should wait to speculate about 2016 until after November 6th. We have too much work to do now to make sure we get Democrats elected.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

101. I totally agree 100%

As Yogi Beara once said, "It ain't over till its over.."

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #101)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:26 AM

114. +1

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:42 AM

2. I don't think Joe has made any secret that he might consider it if it seems right.

And the other day on MSNBC they were talking as though Hillary would be a given.

I'd live to see Dean, too, but Joe is my guy since 2008.

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:06 AM

32. I doubt that Biden will make a run in 2016

He'll be 74 then-- and 4 years in the White House tends to age the average (Democratic) President by 10 years. So I can't really see any way that Biden would make a Presidential run in 2016.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:53 AM

42. It probably seemed like a better idea in 2008 (or even now) than it might in 2016.

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Response to gateley (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:58 AM

61. No way in heck will he run

 

He probably will retire soon after The President wins reelection. So the VP has a head start for 2016, the economy will be better by then and the rethugs will be farther along the way down the toilet. Besides even if Biden was young enough I don't think he could win. He is regarded too much as a joker.

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Response to Missycim (Reply #61)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:45 PM

75. He's regarded as too much of a joker by those who don't pay attention to what

he's accomplished.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:44 AM

3. Don't jinx it. There's still an awful lot of hate out there. Like HuffPost. It'll bring you back to

Earth quickly. There is much work we still must do.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:45 AM

4. I Absolutely LOVE Howard Dean, But..............

..............he's going to be over 70 in 2016 (or pretty close to it), as will Biden, Hillary, and John Kerry. I think American voters have a real problem with voting for people who are that old for fear that they'll die in office. I've been an unrepentant Deaniac ever since I jumped aboard his bandwagon in 2003, but I'm afraid he's just going to be too old.

The guy I really want to run for President in 2016 is MY Senator, Sherrod Brown. He's a Democrat who isn't afraid to slug it out for his beliefs. I believe in this guy so much that I'd be willing to work for his campaign should he choose to run.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:09 AM

33. He'll be 67

That's not really too old. But it is the upper limit. Reagan was 69, Bush was 64, Ike 62.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:34 AM

36. Also, I'll point out that Romney is 65

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:14 AM

67. I love Sherrod Brown. He's one of my favorites. Wish he were MY senator! And what

a handsome man.

But he can never be President, IMO. It's his voice. (He's also not moderate, is he? A progressive has never been elected President.)

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:45 AM

5. He Doesn't have it in the Bag

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:47 AM

7. Does too.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:30 AM

35. Does not.

 

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:05 PM

59. Please post some evidence for Obama having this election in the bag

I will wait.

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #59)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:17 AM

68. You can view all the electoral vote projections going back a couple of months.

Every one of them has Obama as the winner of the EV vote, with most of them having him past the 270 needed EV count. Not even one of them has in recent months had Romney even ahead, much less reaching the 270 number.

I'm talking about nonpartisan EV prediction maps, of course.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #68)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:32 PM

72. Projections are not actual totals

We will not know until late at night on November 6th at the earliest if Obama will win.

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Response to GObamaGO (Reply #72)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:32 PM

92. Oh, I know. Stilll.......GOBAMA, GO! nt

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:47 AM

6. Forgot to mention, I think it'll be Andrew Cuomo.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:23 AM

64. Nice call. I wouldn't mind seeing him.

I don't know as much about this guy as I should, but the various news bits I hear about my governor make me very happy with him. He is willing to make tough decisions and he embraces the social issues that are important to me.

However, before I really support him for something like president, I'm going to have to educate myself more on this guy. But based on what I know about him, I like him. A lot.

Hillary Clinton would be my "wet dream". Assuming that she serves as secretary of state until 2016, she'd just be able to roll right in to being president. Stepping into the office of president after already having had built relationships with foreign heads of state for 8 years would make her "ready to roll" in the world of international relations. Not to mention how often former first spouses serve as figure-heads. Bill Clinton would be a great first spouse when it came to going abroud. I'd be proud of them, for sure.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #64)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:26 AM

65. did I mention that I don't think we're going to see the clinton name in 2016

Yup. As awesome as it would be, I just don't think it is going to happen

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:48 AM

8. Joe's a great guy and he was #2 on my list in 2008.

But tonight seemed like a farewell for him. I can't point to any one thing, but it just seemed so perfect--Beau calling his Dad a hero; Jill admitting that she loved him right from the start even though she didn't say "yes" until Joe's fifth try at asking.

If he does retire in 2017, he'll have had an amazing political life, and will still be young enough to have plenty of time to enjoy his family.

If he wants to run, though, I'd have to put him atop my list.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:49 AM

12. He should've been your #1. ;)

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:48 AM

9. Nothing is in the bag. GOTV

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:48 AM

10. GOTV?

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:01 AM

28. Get Out The Vote. nt


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Response to Zadoc (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:02 AM

30. GET OUT THE VOTE

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:04 AM

47. Go on TV

like Honey Boo Boo.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #47)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

58. OMG

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:49 AM

11. you think the Clinton's could have done health care faster/better, in this climate

 

that is much worse than when they tried back in the 90's and couldn't do it?

How's that?

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Response to Whisp (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:53 AM

19. Because...

It was Hillary dangling her feet in the water. This time we had massive majorities in both houses of congress. Obama's greatest weakness is his belief that America can be post partisan. He spent months, and much of his political capital, on passing healthcare, which should've been popular. He gave republicans too many concessions and too much time to pick at it. And they only did it not because they don't like the bill, I suspect they do, but because they didn't want him to get a win. Obama won, and he tried to make it as if it were graceful.

That's bullshit.

A Clinton White House would've passed the bill, told the GOP to fuck right the fuck off at the first sign of trouble, and it would've been a more liberal package. There was NOTHING the GOP could've done to prevent the bill's passage.

So, how can you even ASK that question? I am dumbfounded by it.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:01 AM

27. this 'take no shit' attitude

 

you seem to think gets everything you want is beyond foolish.

I see you are new here and probably don't know that most of what you said about Obama having everything he needed to pass the Health Care Act any way he wanted but for some evil reason known only to him, he decided not to do it and settled for the ACA as it stands now - it's been talked about here many times and proven to not be true, many times.

I think that's all for now.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #27)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:15 AM

34. Whoa there, turbo, slow your roll...

Just because I don't post on this forum as often as you doesn't mean that I haven't been involved in democratic politics my entire life, and it doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about.

I didn't say there was some "evil reason known only to him." I said exactly what the reason was.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:38 AM

45. You are very wrong.


We did NOT have a super-majority in the Senate. We did NOT have 60 Democratic senators in The Senate.

It takes 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster in order to get cloture and bring a bill to the floor of the full senate.

Senator Franken was not sworn in until July 2009 and Senator Kennedy died in August 2009, and Kennedy did not come to the Senate the last few months of his life due to his illness.

Hillary would NOT have been able to any better than President Obama.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #45)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:45 PM

76. Exactly.

It is one thing when those idiot republicans speak of these "super majorities," but I shake my head at a dem using those BS talking points. There was NO super majority because of the blue dogs and fillibusters.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:19 AM

69. Wow. Talk about intense speculation. Fact is, when they tried to, they failed.

Facts are facts. Speculation and dreams are just that.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:40 PM

94. We didn't have a majority in congress...

The meme that the “Democrats had control of the House and Senate” is a myth and here’s why: people keep forgetting that you need 60 to have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

January 20, 2009 – Edward Kennedy suffered a seizure during Barack Obama's inaugural luncheon, and his health forced him to retreat to Massachusetts. Also, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota had not been seated because the previous Senator, Norm Coleman challenged the election results. So on his inauguration Obama had 57 elected Democratic Senators… 55 Democrats and 2 Independents.

April 28, 2009 – Arlan Specter switches parties from Republican to Democratic. This gives the Democrats 58… 56 seated Democrats, 2 Independents. Al Franken still hasn’t been sworn in and Kennedy is sick. Still no 60 member majority.

May 15, 2009 – Senator Robert Byrd is admitted to the hospital reducing the number of Democratic votes to 57… 55 Democrats, 2 Independents.

July 7, 2009 – Senator Al Franken is sworn in bringing the Democratic votes back up to 58… 56 sitting Democrats, 2 Independents. No Senator Kennedy or Byrd due to illness.

July 21, 2009 – Senator Byrd Returns to the Senate making the count 59 seats – Still no Kennedy.

August 25, 2009 – Senator Kennedy dies and the seat remains vacant until…

September 24, 2009 – Interim Senator Paul Kirk is sworn in to fill Kennedy’s seat bringing the total Democratic votes to a filibuster proof majority of 60.

So really the Democrats only had 4 months of a majority in the Senate – not 2 years (even less when you consider that Senator Lieberman sided with the Republicans most of the time). Because they didn’t have a majority, nothing could be automatically pushed through the Senate and concessions had to be made on the healthcare legislation in order for the bill to pass.

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Response to Blue Belle (Reply #94)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:32 PM

98. And also Thanksgiving and Christmas/NewsYears recesses can be subtracted too.


Those totaled more than a month.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #98)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

111. Yep.

I forgot to add those.

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Response to Blue Belle (Reply #94)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:49 PM

115. This is as I remembered it, having followed it daily. Thanks, Blue Belle.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:48 AM

53. Yes. nt


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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:50 AM

14. It's NOT in the bag. Make sure you're still registered to vote. Also, Trumka/Warren 2016

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:54 AM

20. Trumka.... ya, right...

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:00 AM

26. For Secretary of Labor, maybe... if he's a good bundler... nt

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:51 AM

16. Cupmo is sure bucking for it.

And if we get him, we are in trouble.
He changed the state slogan from "I Love NY," to "NY is now open for business."
He's abandoning the people for the companies that want to destroy our water with their hydrofracking.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:55 AM

21. We need to work these next 2 months like Obama is 5 points behind

Else we'll get lazy and wonder how we ended up with President Romney.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:56 AM

22. Let's win 2012 first.

Then we can all vote for Elizabeth Warren in 2016.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:57 AM

23. I spent a good chunk of today driving people to the polls in a largely UNCONTESTED primary.

There were a few minor races with choices that most voters didn't recognize, but the Big Players were running unopposed in the primary.

"Big Picture"--if I didn't bother to do this, it wouldn't have mattered for Elizabeth Warren or the Dem State Senate candidates on the ballots in my community. Those races were not contested on the Dem side. A few local candidates were helped by my ferry service, I'm sure. November will be the showdown, not this primary.

Thing is, though, I did it anyway because we just can't assume anything and we should never rest on any laurels.

We have to fight this like we're behind by twenty and we will be shot at sunrise if we don't succeed. It's never to early to motivate a voter. Do it early and often.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:58 AM

24. yeah, not so much..

fuck these "we got it in the bag" posts!
I say we pretend the DNC convention was a flop and we have to work even harder now!

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:47 AM

52. Yeah, this fable comes to mind....

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:58 AM

25. Way too early to forget about 2012

and Cuomo would be a waste


Get out and work for 2012 and figure out 2016 in about the end of 2015

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:01 AM

29. Hillary - She and Bill were unable to get health care reform passed.

So...they may not really know how to get something done when Republicans in Congress don't want it done. Bill got things done because he was a centrist and went along with the Republicans a lot (NAFTA...which started the outsourcing problem, remember?), and the Repubicans weren't as far right as they are now.

Andrew Cuomo would be interesting, but most people in the country don't know him.

Dean - he's been a pundit on TV and he's far left. He's not a possibility.

Biden - I think he knows he will never be President, which is why he accepted teh VP slot, I thought.

Kerry? -- Hmmmm. Hadn't thought of that. He got pretty beaten up. I wonder if he'd want to. I was pretty angry at him after he failed to fight back, so I imagine others are, too.

I think Hillary is a possibility. But I don't know if she'd make another run. It's a pretty rough process. I don't see her doing that, personally.



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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:50 PM

78. Thank you!

This talk about the Clinton package being soooo much more liberal and easy to pass is crazy considering the political climate and the fact that President Clinton had to compromise on A LOT in order to get things done back then.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:35 AM

37. It's not in the bag

until we all vote (sorry to repeat what everyone else is saying).

To your question. I'd like to see our ticket be Michelle / Jill or Jill / Michelle.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:36 AM

39. I like Dean the best, but I think it's Hillary's by a landslide

and I would have no problem backing her at all.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:40 AM

40. Okay...

I'll skip the observation that thinking it is in the bag is the best way to lose it, and move on to this:

I think 2016 is wide open, and that it is possible that most of us are hardly even aware of the person who will be eventual nominee, right now.

It sounds silly when I say it to myself, but I swear it's the truth: there is a new path to the White House, and that path relies on doing one's fucking job well. Imagine that!

But seriously, the last nomination process, in 2008, came down to two people who did short but unusually effective stints in the Senate, which is where Presidential aspirations used to go to die. The commonality between them is that they both did their jobs exceptionally well, and then got out.

The next nominee may still be a state legislator, or thanklessly toiling elsewhere, with an eye to the 2014 mid-term elections as a short cut to the White House. Since this awesome President (and Hillary Clinton) knocked down the last of the old racial and gender prejudices, our side gets to pick from a much broader and deeper talent pool, as well.

So I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the nominee will be my sister.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #40)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:04 AM

43. OMG... you are freaking out over nothing... let's pretend we win. Okay?

Now can we have fun speculating on 2016?

It's not like talking about 2016 is going to take effort away from Obama. We're all on the internet right now. It's not like we're supposed to be out canvasing. Sheesh.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #43)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:50 AM

46. Let's not pretend we win

And work damned hard to make sure we win in 2012. 2016 will take care of itself ONCE we take care of the task at hand.

It is NOT in the bag. And your insistence that it is does not make it so.

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #43)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:05 AM

48. OMG?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #48)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

57. Right?

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Response to Zadoc (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:54 AM

60. Uh... I was pretending?

There were a couple of paragraphs up there other than the one where I said thinking it is in the bag is the best way to lose it. Follow these dots:
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I'll say it again: there is a really good chance that most of us here are not familiar with the person who is going to be the nominee in 2016. The dark horse route is suddenly viable again for Democrats, and that means younger candidates with high competence but low current visibility are out their right now making their plans.

It's not going to be Hillary, or Kerry or Gore. It is going to be someone new who doesn't have George Bush's shit all over him (or her), someone who didn't participate at all in the disastrous politics of the first decade of this millennium.

That is the candidate who is going to stand out distinctly from the corruption and deceit of Jeb Bush.

Oh, and while you're not asking, it will be Jeb Bush on the other side. There are no statutes of limitations on murder, treason, and conspiring against the government. Once President Obama's next term ends, the records of the Bush Administration can be released, and just like the Fool had to hide the records of his father's evil tenure, Jeb has to get in there and hide George's.

Or they're all going to jail.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:51 AM

41. Don't think about 2016.

We're being vastly outspent while battling a highly organized vote suppression effort. This election is not in the bag.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:26 AM

44. We thought 2004 was "in the bag" as well.

After four years of BushCo, how could anyone vote him back in office for a second term?

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #44)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:20 AM

70. I don't know anyone who thought 2004 was in the bag. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #70)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:53 PM

87. Early indicators said it would be Kerry. But then KKKarl Rove intervened...

and, well, you know the rest

Kerry did win Ohio

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #87)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:25 PM

89. No, the indicators did not clearly indicate Kerry would win. We just ignored the ones that

said he might not. I went back and looked at some of hte predictions, and it was all there. Kerry on top, then Bush on top, and all the while, a slight but consistent decline in Kerry's numbers, indicating a loss, if the trajectory continued. It was very slight, and only in some polls and EV predictions, but it was there.

Different from now.

I didn't recall that Kerry won Ohio. I thought Bush stole Ohio. There was that incident with the Republican Sec of State. Interesting. And kudos for Kerry. That was such a bummer, I can hardly bear to think of it.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #89)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

96. I know that the exit polls were clearly in favor of Kerry

Then, suddenly, the numbers flipped and people were wondering what the deal was.
Republican operative Mike Connell was busy changing the numbers.

http://archive.truthout.org/article/robert-f-kennedy-jr-was-2004-election-stolen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Connell

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #70)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:35 PM

99. You do now...

I really believed that Kerry was going to win it. That's why even now with as good as things look for Obama, I'm hopeful, but won't be convinced until election night and it's called for him.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:06 AM

49. you confidently say the election's in the bag, but don't know what GOTV is

very convincing.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #49)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

93. Yes, I noticed your comment

upthread...

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:37 AM

50. Complacency does not win the race. It's not over till it's over. ENCOURAGE ppl to vote ! GOTV.

It's not in the bag.

It should be, but it's not.


aA

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:40 AM

51. We need to focus on this CLOSE election

There is no way to speculate about 2016 until at least after this election is over.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:16 AM

55. It's not in the bag yet. Two months is a long time, and then there will be the court battles.

If you are in a "safe" blue state, work on down-ticket races to secure nominations to the SC via the Senate and the budge via the House.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:49 AM

56. If Hillary runs she'll get the nomination.

The only question will be who gets to be her VP. I'm thinking either O'Malley or Schwitzer.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:03 AM

62. What a strange post.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:12 AM

63. All these names you mention are from the previous generation of politicians. Re-runs.

As much as it pains some of you, we need to break cleanly with the past. New, fresh faces. New, fresh ideas.

Julian Castro and Jennifer Granholm would appeal to a lot more people than tired politicians who weren't able to pass muster the last time around.

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Response to randome (Reply #63)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:52 PM

79. Granholm was born in Canada...

however, I'd like to see her......birth certificate....

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #79)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:03 PM

84. Damn! I didn't know that.

But apparently she claims dual citizenship so maybe there is a way to finesse that. And could there be a loophole if she ran as vice-president?

Regardless, my point remains. We need newcomers, not re-runs, to galvanize the country.

Obama proved that we are hungry for new.

On edit: I take back what I said about Granholm's dual citizenship. It does not make her eligible.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:37 AM

66. It is leaning Obama, but it is not "in the bag"

I agree with all the others who already chimed in to say so.

Plus I want to add that the media here in Sweden is also saying "it is a close race". So it is not a matter of the American media drumming up a horse race scenario... it seems like it actually is fairly close, at this time.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #66)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:24 AM

71. It will be close. But every EV prediction for recent months has consistently

had Obama as the winner. Without exception. Even the couple that has Obama as not reaching the needed 270 EV count still has him as having more EVs than Romney.

It's not an absolute, I guess, but barring something earth shaking happening (like no early voting in Ohio, and voter suppression), Obama will almost certainly win.

An earth shattering thing CAN happen. Anything can happen.

Acknowledging that Obama will be the likely winner is not the same as complacency.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:34 PM

73. stop with this 'it's in the bag' garbage because it isn't.

Don't think about 2016--do something to help win in 2012.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:37 PM

74. I'm sorry, but anyone at all who thinks this is in the bag

is seriously out of fucking touch.

Posts like this are so dumb they make me see red.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:47 PM

77. What are you talking about? The polls indicate it is very uncertain. Better worry about now,

because unless Obama wins, four years from now will be a disaster

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:53 PM

80. OK, I'll play

Echoing that it's all about November 2012. But....2016 will be time for our first female President.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:53 PM

81. I want to throw up when I see threads like this. You weren't here in 2000 or 2004.

Never, ever, post anything like that before the votes are counted, and the election is certified. You do NOT want to know what it looked like here after those elections...

Ever.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #81)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:58 PM

82. Having been here for both, I'm in total agreement. n/t

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #81)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:09 PM

85. Slight correction:

I'm thinking you meant 2002 and 2004 instead of 2000 and 2004.

DU wasn't here in 2000.

Unless you're talking strictly about the aftermath.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:02 PM

83. You're wrong

 

It's not in the bag.it's your way of thinking that leads to defeats.obama it's up only by a couple of points, maybe.we need to have the mindset that it's gonna take up to the last vote to win this.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:45 PM

86. NEVER underestimate the Republicans, a party that has stolen 4 presidential elections in the past

1968, Nixon made a secret deal with the North Vietnamese so that they wouldn't negotiate with the LBJ Administration to an end to the war, harming Humphrey's chances and leading to Nixon's win. If LBJ were able to end the war, it's very likely that Humphrey would have won.

1980, Reagan made a secret deal with Iran to not let the hostages out until after the election. Carter was harmed by the Iran Hostage Crisis as a result and lost the election. Reagan fulfilled his part in the deal by selling Iran weapons secretly. Before the Iran Hostage Crisis' affects on Carter, Reagan was seen as a fringe candidate without much of a chance of winning.

2000: The massive voter purge that Katherine Harris did in Florida, as well as the Republican Majority Supreme Court basically stopping the recount and handing the election over to Bush. The election was too close.

2004: you all know what happened, the election fraud that happened in Ohio with electronic voting machines that handed Bush a second term, as well as the Osama Bin Laden tape surprise a few days before election day. The election was too close, so the Republicans got away with stealing it.


Remember everyone how active Karl Rove is during this election, and how active so many billionaires are, and how already they are trying to steal this election by making sure the economy is weak and by disenfranchising Democratic voters in many states. Do NOT underestimate the Republicans, they are like a lion ready to pounce on any opportunity they can get. Don't ever get overconfident, there's TOO MUCH at stake during this election!!! And a close election gives them a chance to steal it!

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:28 PM

90. Un-jinx Un-jinx

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #90)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 04:49 PM

95. nice!

Now go outside, turn around three times, spit, and throw salt over your shoulder.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:20 PM

97. Kerry, Biden, are too old.

 

Hillary may be as well. Dean? g
Great choice but it will never happen.

look for someone younger like Andrew Cuomo.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:38 PM

100. This election is not "in the bag"

There is massive voter suppression happening. Some we know about and some we won't learn about until after the election.

I know you mean well, but don't think for a moment that the GOP and the uber-rich won't steal this election. They are already trying to do it.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:45 PM

102. Don't hatchet your counts before thy chicken nt

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

103. No thinking person takes your view seriously. You come across as overconfident and naive.

But I strongly suspect you know that.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

104. Any non-centrist, non-neoliberal, non-corporate Democrat

will get my support.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #104)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

108. being that it has been decades since any non-centrist, non-neoliberal, non-corporate Democrat

was even in serious contention for the Democratic nomination - I'm not sure if they ever nominated a non-corporate Democrat, perhaps McGovern in 72 would come the closest. It would be an incredible turn of events if they did nominate such a candidate in 2016. Perhaps a modified-centrist, modified-neoliberl and modified-corporate Democrat who is marginally more progressive than the more recent ones is the best we can expect .I've learned not to expect such things so as to avoid crushing disappointment. I would not expect it to happen by 2016. If events started to develop that it actually became possible - I would be shouting from the mountain tops with joy and working every waking hour for such a candidate.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #108)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:15 PM

112. Likely or not,

that's who can get my support.

Who I want, who I will support, work for, donate to, is not the same as who I can expect.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:47 PM

105. f

whoever they nominate will get my support

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:59 PM

106. it is entirely possible that come January 20, 2013 they will be inaugurating President Romney

The consensus of expert opinion suggest that President Obama does hold a modest advantage at this point. But it could very well go the other way. This is reality.

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:03 PM

107. I don't count my chickens EVER

Not after Florida and Ohio and the voter suppression efforts going on right now. We look good right now, but I take nothing for granted, When you are 5 points ahead you campaign like you are 10 points behind (or something like that)

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

109. Cuomo versus Clinton in the primaries. Cuomo wins, Hillary will be VP (nt)

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 06:15 PM

110. Please, let's concentrate on this election!

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Response to Zadoc (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:29 PM

113. Do a write in of Michelle Obama

and really mess with the Freepers heads

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