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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:12 PM

I know 2016 is far ahead

but i was thinking of people likely to run for office and am having trouble finding women presidential candidates

I totally see Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Martin O'Malley & Antonio Villaraigosa as potentials

I really wished Gillibrand would do something that got her national attention

I sincerely don't think HRC will run

Does anyone have any female candidates on their radar?

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Reply I know 2016 is far ahead (Original post)
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2012 OP
graham4anything Dec 2012 #1
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #3
libdem4life Dec 2012 #5
yardwork Dec 2012 #13
libdem4life Dec 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #2
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2012 #4
graham4anything Dec 2012 #6
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #8
libodem Dec 2012 #7
Kath1 Dec 2012 #9
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #10
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #11
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #12
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #16
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #15

Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 PM

1. Hillary45 is running. Vs. Jeb Bush. It takes a Clinton to defeat a Bush

 

all the others are running for VP

Hillary45 will defeat Jeb

imho, but this is one I know I am 100% correct on

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. If JEB runs, they will beg Hillary to run against him

Because she would beat him.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

5. I agree, her lack of prolific nay saying is appropriately significating "Well, if I'm drafted...".

which she will be. They all say "no" for a predictable length of time.

Hillary has already had her "laundry" cleaned perhaps more than most politicians, through the national public cleaners. So, move on, nothing left to see here, and she's effectively shut the mouths of the Rabid Ones by putting in an extra four years as the SoS masterfully, and appropriately selflessly proving her abilities. To watch her evolve from a fierce and worthy competitor against Obama in a very tough primary fight, into his reliable negotiator to the world, was amazing. It's her turn because she has earned it, yeah, over-earned it.

Jeb, OTOH, has never been vetted publicly and personally. He carries way more baggage than Hillary with Bill, who left and still serves in an enormously popular international role. Far from the GWB hiding out in obscurity hoping nobody "notices" the connection with Jeb. It's going to take more than a Spanish-speaking wife to increase Jeb's ascendency in national politics.

I think Julian Castro as VP is qualified, timely, personable and represents the new political realities now called "demographics". This is my "Dream Team".

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:21 PM

13. Good analysis. Insightful.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

14. Thanks.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Hillary is teh main one, but she won't

Debbie Wasserman? She is quite yellow doggish, though.

I would like Pelosi too, but she won't.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. pelosi and clinton may also be just too old for what is needed in modern presidents

(the ability to appear extremely energetic and athletic)

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:28 PM

6. I hate to repeat myself but

 

Hillary has all the credentials, plus even more important
all of Hillary's baggage has been in the press for 20 years.
Hillary would have won in 2008 except for one thing- President Obama's voters voted for him.
With his 100% backing, they will back her enthusiastically

And she might just end up with the Noble Peace Prize next year


Credentials will carry the day in 2016. Different time than 2008 and different needs

2008 and 2012 was historic
2016 will be even more historic

(It is quite possible it might be two women on the ticket, but if Hillary runs from NY, then Kirsten cannot also under the rules, as then NY electoral votes would not count).(which also elminates Andrew as VP (I am NOT a fan of Andrew's, was a big fan of Mario but...).

But Hillary is by far the single best candidate, male female in the world credential wise.

(John McCain quickly found that out attempting to replace Hillary not being VP with Sarah (not being qualified) just thinking one is the same as the other, fool that McCain was.

and Hillary has what is needed to defeat Bush.

(and let's all be honest, Bill did not do what he did for nothing. He wants his legacy enhanced,
and Hillary will do it, and Hillary IMHO will be far left of Bill when her 8 years are up.

(also with the age thing-
Elizabeth Warren is just about the exact same age as Hillary, most do not realize that, and we need her and John Kerry to remain leading the liberals in the Senate)

and IMHO not relevant (Hillary is also younger than Biden.)

It would be interesting if it were a Hillary/Biden ticket, with both of them setting history as Biden would become the longest running vp ever and democratic people like him, but not to be the nominee as President.)

imho only.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:36 PM

8. I know

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Elizabeth Warren

Rocks my socks off!!!!

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:25 AM

9. Same here!

I am very impressed with her and think she would make an excellent President.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:41 PM

10. Depending on how she does in the Senate, Elizabeth Warren's a real possibility.

We don't have too many politicians who are good at communicating a brainy economic populism (as opposed to the dumbed down sort that gives populism a bad name) and I think that might really resonate with the electorate generally and especially the marginalized demographics who make up so much of the Democratic base.

But that's all potential at this point and potential doesn't always translate into action and effectiveness. We'll see how she does on the Banking Committee.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:09 PM

11. +1

My hope too. I know people are concerned about Scott Brown getting back into the Senate though.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:50 PM

12. I'm afraid she's TOO "brainy"

To get the nom. I mean how people may see her. Ugh.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:47 PM

16. 8 years ago, conventional wisdom was that an African American man w/a name that sounded like "Osama"

didn't stand a chance.

I remember seeing signs for his Senate run in Illinois; I was like "man. That's an unfortunate bummer about the name"

I am glad to have been proven wrong.

So who knows where we'll be in 2016.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:45 PM

15. Put me down for Elizabeth Warren, as well.

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