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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:29 AM
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25. I would suggest Howell Heflin, but his having expired casts a pall
over his chances at winning the nomination, IMO.

Heflin cut quite a swath through the upper chamber. Whether or not George Romero can be brought in on a consult to raise Howell zombie-like from the beyond and below, it's my guess that Barack Obama will be the party's nominee in 2012.

I see no one challenging him from the left, including Kucinich, who IMO would draw even fewer votes in a third presidential run than in either of the first two, and no one from the party's right, such as Evan Bayh for example, who has a buck or two stashed away but little appeal beyond the Hoosier State line. Kucinich at least sings well. Bayh can hardly talk. He's one of the dullest souls to ever open his mouth in any venue.

The Pukes are in a muddle. They are more or less leaderless, and their front-runner in Iowa is a Mormon. Second runner up in Iowa is a half-term half-wit ex-Governor. Whoever wins their nomination is likely to be a far-Right kook pandering to Bagger-types who show up in droves for Puke primaries.

The most disturbing potentiality out there is one in which Michael Bloomberg decides he will convert his considerable piggy bank to fuel his ascent as a political power-broker, choosing a ticket and then financing its independent presidential campaign. He's uniquely positioned to instigate just such mischief and as I've posted before, the poor fool doesn't have anything else to do anyway.

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  -So Who Else Could The Democrats Put Up In 2012.. rsmith6621  Jun-16-10 08:47 AM   #0 
  - IBTL----Your post gives me indigestion. n/t  vaberella   Jun-16-10 08:48 AM   #1 
  - Sorry. The notion that an incumbent President....  Davis_X_Machina   Jun-16-10 08:49 AM   #2 
  - Psst: Obama is going for a second term. And he is going to win it.  Skinner   Jun-16-10 08:49 AM   #3 
  - i saw it  NatBurner   Jun-16-10 08:54 AM   #7 
  - DU is not the only place where discontent is evident  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 08:55 AM   #8 
  - True enough.  Skinner   Jun-16-10 08:56 AM   #9 
  - Most likely  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 08:59 AM   # 
     - No, he won't. Labor is going to support Obama. You can take that to the bank.  Skinner   Jun-16-10 09:03 AM   #13 
     - I am labor. I'm very active in my union and with AFL CIO.  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 09:11 AM   #19 
        - I strongly suspect your backside will receive copious smooching.  Skinner   Jun-16-10 09:17 AM   #23 
        - Question is, will the smoochees buy the act. nt  tbyg52   Jun-16-10 01:50 PM   #56 
        - I so hope you are correct about this.  laughingliberal   Jun-16-10 02:47 PM   #64 
        - EFCA could't pass with 60 Democrats in the Senate  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-16-10 09:41 AM   #33 
        - Teachers are being thrown to the wolves by Obama and Duncan  adnelson60087   Jun-16-10 03:40 PM   #70 
     - Are you kidding? Organized Labor will strongly endorse President Obama  WI_DEM   Jun-16-10 10:23 AM   #45 
     - I disagree  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 10:56 AM   #50 
     - We'll see won't we.. my money is on President Obama.  Cha   Jun-16-10 10:59 AM   #52 
     - Leadership will be onboard but the membership is a horse of a different color  TheKentuckian   Jun-16-10 04:24 PM   #74 
     - If you mean he'll have to do it without working hard...  jefferson_dem   Jun-16-10 02:12 PM   #60 
  - Maybe not, but the 2008 is a big clue  ProSense   Jun-16-10 08:59 AM   #12 
  - Clinton and Reagan both had solid support within their party  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 09:03 AM   #14 
     - Really?  ProSense   Jun-16-10 09:14 AM   #20 
     - Where are you getting this stuff? Every poll shows rank and file Dems support Obama  WI_DEM   Jun-16-10 10:24 AM   #46 
     - pulling it right from ass  Uzybone   Jun-16-10 03:01 PM   #66 
     - Not sorry to disappoint you..President Obama has  Cha   Jun-16-10 10:57 AM   # 
  - DU is not the only place where the President is supported, either.  Cha   Jun-16-10 10:53 AM   #49 
  - conservatives like obama need a primary challenge from liberals/progressives nt  msongs   Jun-16-10 09:04 AM   #15 
     - "conservatives like obama"  Skinner   Jun-16-10 09:06 AM   #16 
     - uh huh.  dionysus   Jun-16-10 01:56 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-16-10 08:50 AM   #4 
  - Fer Gawd's Sake  sharp_stick   Jun-16-10 08:50 AM   #5 
  - Pssssst, 2008 was two years ago.  treestar   Jun-16-10 08:51 AM   #6 
  - Unless he tucks his tail between his legs like Johnson,...  Ozymanithrax   Jun-16-10 08:56 AM   #10 
  - You make me laugh. Give it a break, will ya sweetheart.  lamp_shade   Jun-16-10 08:57 AM   #11 
  - Obama will have more than enough funds and support  bigwillq   Jun-16-10 09:08 AM   #17 
  - Alvin Greene  alc   Jun-16-10 09:10 AM   #18 
  - LOL  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-16-10 09:15 AM   #21 
  - Dennis Kucinich! n/t  Fire1   Jun-16-10 09:16 AM   #22 
  - This is D(ennis) Underground!  Davis_X_Machina   Jun-16-10 09:35 AM   # 
     - LOL!!!  Fire1   Jun-16-10 09:38 AM   #31 
  - I nominate rsmith6621! nt  Clio the Leo   Jun-16-10 09:19 AM   #24 
  - I second your request.  lamp_shade   Jun-16-10 09:30 AM   #26 
  - Not till I see a birth certificate  sharp_stick   Jun-16-10 09:33 AM   #27 
     - ....  SunsetDreams   Jun-16-10 10:20 AM   #43 
  - I would suggest Howell Heflin, but his having expired casts a pall  saltpoint   Jun-16-10 09:29 AM   #25 
  - The Keepers of the Coffers must get sick to their stomachs knowing that the gazillions  lamp_shade   Jun-16-10 09:41 AM   #32 
     - Hi, lamp_shade. Yep -- he is in an enviable position.  saltpoint   Jun-16-10 09:45 AM   #35 
        - Michelle Obama in 2016! High Five OC... er... Saltpoint (I never forget an old friend).  lamp_shade   Jun-16-10 10:08 AM   #38 
  - No one can beat him during a Primary.  tekisui   Jun-16-10 09:35 AM   #28 
  - I can think of a number of DUers who should step up to the plate because they  kestrel91316   Jun-16-10 09:35 AM   #29 
  - You know people around here don't understand politics and have no sense of history  WI_DEM   Jun-16-10 09:36 AM   #30 
  - Obama will raise more money for 2012 than he did for 2008  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-16-10 09:44 AM   #34 
  - Of all the dumb things Ive heard on this site, wondering if he'll have the money is the dumbest  MadBadger   Jun-16-10 09:45 AM   #36 
  - Wanna bet - I'll give you ten to one odds on nomination. NT  dmallind   Jun-16-10 10:02 AM   #37 
  - Oh, we KNOW who the GOP will put up?? Do we??  Berry Cool   Jun-16-10 10:12 AM   #39 
  - Hopefully...King/ Bachmann will run against Obama/ Biden... n/t  xocet   Jun-16-10 11:22 AM   #55 
  - Oh please.  Phx_Dem   Jun-16-10 10:15 AM   #40 
  - what do you know? another anti-Obama bloviator  Aramchek   Jun-16-10 10:19 AM   #41 
  - "So Who Else Could The Democrats Put Up In 2012.."  kjackson227   Jun-16-10 10:20 AM   #42 
  - Obama will be the nominee.  Beacool   Jun-16-10 10:21 AM   #44 
  - And Bill!  MadBadger   Jun-16-10 10:52 AM   #48 
  - Yeah, like Clinton did too, right?  CakeGrrl   Jun-16-10 02:29 PM   #62 
  - hahahahahahaha  azmouse   Jun-16-10 10:34 AM   #47 
  - ...  vaberella   Jun-16-10 10:57 AM   #51 
     - ...  Tarheel_Dem   Jun-16-10 03:15 PM   #68 
  - So you can carp about them too?! LOFL!!! No thanks  uponit7771   Jun-16-10 11:00 AM   #53 
  - About half of the people on DU  AzNick   Jun-16-10 11:01 AM   #54 
  - he's here all week, tell your friends, and try the veal.  dionysus   Jun-16-10 01:51 PM   #57 
  - The Nominee in 2012 will be:  Ryano42   Jun-16-10 02:09 PM   #59 
  - Obama....  RichGirl   Jun-16-10 02:21 PM   #61 
  - Probably. n/t  vaberella   Jun-16-10 02:49 PM   #65 
  - Yay, another one of these posts  CakeGrrl   Jun-16-10 02:32 PM   #63 
  - I just realized s/he had two. n/t  vaberella   Jun-16-10 03:18 PM   #69 
  - wow. don't quit your day job. this is the most politically tone deaf  cali   Jun-16-10 03:15 PM   #67 
  - Not so far-fetched. Dems usually aren't in lockstep like repukes, I could see a primary challenger.  Skip Intro   Jun-16-10 03:57 PM   #71 
  - You idiots who think he won't run for reelection are so entertaining.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-16-10 03:57 PM   #72 
  - Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim bus stop F'tang F'tang Ol Biscuitbarrel.  AtomicKitten   Jun-16-10 04:12 PM   #73 

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