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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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