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Response to mykpart (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:58 PM

30. I think Howard Dean was right

The days when sixty- or seventy-somethings have a serious chance in the primaries and will be considered as having a chance to do a credible job as president are waning.

Hillary and Biden could do the job credibly right now--either one of them. I'm not sure either would do as well at a year of grueling, demeaning campaigning. Joe Biden was 70 years old last year, and Hillary will be 69 by the time the 2016 election rolls around.

I see someone like O'Malley as being the sort of candidate that could go the distance and have a chance at maintaining credibly with voters during a campaign. Plus, I hear his live Irish band is an absolute killer. Imagine Christie trying to do an Irish reel or a jig. He had better not try it in a area where there has been a lot of fracking. He'd open his very own sinkhole. If you see him with Obama on foreign trips a lot starting in 2015, you'll know something's in the wind.

Other than that, my eye is on the big unknown at this point, and that's about how much I'm concerned about it. I doubt our candidate will be Biden, Hillary, Elizabeth Warren, or any other first-time Congressional. And if it is, I'll support the hell out of them.

For now, we have a few midterms to worry about.

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