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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #45)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:27 PM

48. She was the overwhelming favorite this time in the 2008 cycle

ANYONE running will have a grueling time of it.

It is too early to even know the cast of characters - though we will begin to see within a year. Consider that in the 2008 cycle all the serious candidates announced by early 2007. It might be a little later this cycle though maybe not.

It will be interesting to see what Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden do. One thought I have is that if BOTH run, could it make it easier for a young fresh face - as yet not defined - to emerge as the alternative to them. Is it possible that HRC and JB could divide a pool of people who would pick the other as their first choice if the other wasn't there?

Also what are the interactions of either strongly signalling that they intend to run. I suspect that neither (if they wanted to run) would stand down to give the other a better chance. Both have LONG TIME Presidential ambitions. Both may take the positions that Obama gave them as reason that they could now get what they failed to get before.

If one, but not the other signaled, would that cause any of the younger possibilities (O'Malley, Castro etc ) to stay out thinking their best chance could be in the future? What if both were running?

My point - it will get interesting. Someone obviously will be the Democratic nominee. It will be interesting to see how it plays out - in both parties.

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