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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 04:36 PM
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17. she will have to run for it in two years.
Someone is going to get appointed. Why exactly does it matter whether that person has run for anything before? Should someone be disqualified from getting the nomination to run for senate without a primary challenge if they've never run for anything before? That was the situation with HRC when she catapaulted over the putative candidates for the Democratic senate nomination in 2000 and those other candidates -- experienced, elected officials with far greater ties to NY than HRC -- were essentially told to get over it. And you know what? I agreed with the party leaders that made the decision to elevate HRC over more experienced candidates and to basically hand her the nomination because I thought she'd make the stronger candidate in the general. And I feel the same way with respect to Caroline Kennedy -- that she'd be the strongest candidate in the general in 2010.

Indeed, unlike HRC, Kennedy has no guarantee that when 2010 rolls around she won't face a primary challenge. If she's the strong candidate I expect her to be, she'll persevere. If not, she'll lose. Getting the appointment is by no means the same as handing her the seat in 2010.
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  -Caroline Kennedy = JLo??????? rvablue  Dec-11-08 06:52 PM   #0 
  - They cherry pick, don't they?  Juniperx   Dec-11-08 07:04 PM   #1 
  - Compared to the ex-teacher, Caroline's law degree gives her a good foundation for making laws.  8_year_nightmare   Dec-11-08 07:10 PM   #2 
  - That's why they hire lawyers to write the language...  JackRiddler   Dec-11-08 07:42 PM   #6 
     - Please. Don't turn this into an aggrandizing debate.  8_year_nightmare   Dec-12-08 01:30 PM   #15 
        - I'm sure she's intellectually qualified...  JackRiddler   Dec-12-08 05:25 PM   #20 
           - Hahaaa! Isn't that the truth -- I totally agree. And Caroline would be among those 17 good ones,  8_year_nightmare   Dec-12-08 05:36 PM   #21 
  - We've seen a lot of J-Lo's great qualifications  DavidD   Dec-11-08 07:18 PM   #3 
  - I wonder what Gary Ackerman's  stillcool47   Dec-11-08 07:26 PM   #4 
  - That's not bad...  JackRiddler   Dec-11-08 07:40 PM   #5 
  - No it isn't.. he's got a great record!  stillcool47   Dec-11-08 08:38 PM   #7 
     - Again, if she wants to run for it...  JackRiddler   Dec-11-08 11:31 PM   #12 
     - what qualifications are you looking for?  stillcool47   Dec-12-08 04:27 PM   #16 
     - she will have to run for it in two years.  onenote   Dec-12-08 04:36 PM   #17 
        - HRC won it by vote...  JackRiddler   Dec-12-08 05:17 PM   #18 
           - no one is going to win the "appointment" by a vote.  onenote   Dec-12-08 05:44 PM   #22 
              - Oh, I get it...  JackRiddler   Dec-12-08 06:33 PM   #24 
     - Cuomo is a statewide elected official in New York  gmudem   Dec-12-08 05:22 PM   #19 
        - how does either of those positions make him more "qualified"?  onenote   Dec-12-08 05:51 PM   #23 
           - Those comparisons don't work.  gmudem   Dec-13-08 04:02 PM   #26 
  - Take a peak at journalist classifieds, the Queen Tribune can't hang on to a reporter  rvablue   Dec-11-08 10:46 PM   #9 
  - I bet j-lo would be a great senator.  deaniac21   Dec-11-08 08:43 PM   #8 
  - I hope that you've simply neglected a sarcasm tag in your post. n/t  rvablue   Dec-11-08 10:48 PM   #10 
     - Better than Larry Summers and Robert Rubin as economic "advisers"...  JackRiddler   Dec-12-08 07:44 AM   #13 
  - JLo for President 2016  whippo   Dec-11-08 10:48 PM   #11 
  - Lil Kim for VP  Tutonic   Dec-12-08 07:48 AM   #14 
  - Three qualifications for Senator  kskiska   Dec-12-08 07:09 PM   #25 
  - If Caroline is J-Lo, Sarah Palin is Paula Abdul.  elehhhhna   Dec-13-08 04:17 PM   #27 

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