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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 03:59 PM
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22. Then there is the question of whether Obama would even consider tapping someone progressive
but that history was well worth mentioning. The earlier we start organizing a progressive base backing a small list of acceptable candidates, the better our chances will be that Obama would either lean left, or have his centrist pick rejected in favor of someone more progressive.
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  -Who should Progressives be Vetting Now for a 2016 Presidential Run? Tom Rinaldo  Apr-02-11 02:58 PM   #0 
  - Vetting is very important  Botany   Apr-02-11 03:02 PM   #1 
  - True. Maybe we should look for a military vet vetinarian :) n/t  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:05 PM   #3 
  - In addition to our "wishes" we have to be practical and put up somebody who could  gateley   Apr-02-11 03:03 PM   #2 
  - I'll admit it, I'm woefully unprepared right now  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:09 PM   #5 
     - Cory Booker, the mayor you mention may run for Governor in 2013  karynnj   Apr-02-11 05:41 PM   #28 
        - The way our media culture works, if Booker were to beat Christie in 2013  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 05:50 PM   #29 
  - Either Hillary or one of the western governors who won in '06.  craigmatic   Apr-02-11 03:07 PM   #4 
  - WTF  BlueJac   Apr-02-11 03:11 PM   #6 
  - I give two WTFs....  movonne   Apr-02-11 03:37 PM   #19 
  - what's with the wtfs?  craigmatic   Apr-02-11 08:01 PM   #31 
  - OK, so going with that premise...  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:12 PM   #7 
  - Well Tester seems likeable and progressive enough for the job.  craigmatic   Apr-02-11 08:02 PM   #32 
  - Hillary's retiring from politics, thankfully. Besides, neocons need not apply.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Apr-02-11 10:05 PM   #36 
  - Hillary???  NorthCarolina   Apr-03-11 07:31 AM   #46 
  - Who are progressives vetting  ProSense   Apr-02-11 03:13 PM   #8 
  - Good question  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:16 PM   #10 
  - Martin O'Malley has done pretty well in Maryland  dsc   Apr-02-11 03:14 PM   #9 
  - What I hope more of us do this time starts with the type list you threw out  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:25 PM   #16 
  - Why wait till 2016. The 2012 Primaries come well before that., and I don't think America  NorthCarolina   Apr-02-11 03:17 PM   #11 
  - I know opinions differ on this  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:20 PM   #12 
  - Please keep your feet on this planet. NO ultra leftie will EVER win. Obama will. Soundly.  RBInMaine   Apr-02-11 03:23 PM   #14 
  - Why wait?  jefferson_dem   Apr-02-11 04:10 PM   #23 
  - I agree - with the union busting and general over-reach of Republicans, NOW is the time...  polichick   Apr-02-11 04:29 PM   #25 
  - There will be no serious primary challange of Obama.  JoePhilly   Apr-02-11 05:31 PM   #27 
  - WAY too far out to be thinking like this, and no far-lefter will win the Presidency. So stay real.  RBInMaine   Apr-02-11 03:21 PM   #13 
  - not really  dsc   Apr-02-11 03:26 PM   #17 
  - Actually Obama has been planning since early 90's  Hawkowl   Apr-02-11 10:26 PM   #39 
  - Feingold has a real chance to follow in Obama's footsteps. Would make a fine president.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Apr-02-11 10:07 PM   #37 
     - I'd like to think Feingold would blaze his own trail  dflprincess   Apr-02-11 10:14 PM   #38 
  - Obama has got to tap a succesor the way FDR did.  Skink   Apr-02-11 03:23 PM   #15 
  - The problem is that the successor FDR tapped  Pab Sungenis   Apr-02-11 03:54 PM   #21 
  - Then there is the question of whether Obama would even consider tapping someone progressive  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:59 PM   #22 
  - Not quite correct. Byrnes was rejected primarily for being too conservative.  bornskeptic   Apr-02-11 10:42 PM   #40 
  - I wouldn't trust him to tap a progressive - his personnel choices mostly stink.  polichick   Apr-02-11 04:12 PM   #24 
  - Hopefully?  pmorlan1   Apr-03-11 10:47 PM   #56 
  - There was a time when I was interested in Montana's Governor  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:36 PM   #18 
  - Someone who has impressed me for his progressive values, guts and smarts  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-02-11 03:47 PM   #20 
  - I think you ask the right question, but Progressives don't seem to be willing  JoePhilly   Apr-02-11 05:27 PM   #26 
  - Democratic 2016 candidate  Democratic Purist   Apr-02-11 07:46 PM   #30 
  - Elizabeth Warren is an extremely interesting choice  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-03-11 10:07 AM   #49 
  - Russ  MadBadger   Apr-02-11 08:02 PM   #33 
  - He is my choice as well.  femmocrat   Apr-02-11 08:15 PM   #34 
  - Brian Switzer, Martin O'Malley, Andrew Cuomo. Those are the first Dems I can think of that may be  Pirate Smile   Apr-02-11 08:19 PM   #35 
  - A pointed unrec  Keith Bee   Apr-02-11 10:47 PM   #41 
  - Alan Grayson  cheri010353   Apr-02-11 11:25 PM   #42 
  - How about someone from labor  midnight armadillo   Apr-02-11 11:29 PM   #43 
  - Sherrod Brown. n/t  OhioBlue   Apr-03-11 12:52 AM   #44 
  - Sherrod would be my choice too.  Auntie Bush   Apr-03-11 09:58 PM   #53 
  - Very interesting question and thread. Thanks.  jaxx   Apr-03-11 04:53 AM   #45 
  - Progressives should quit worrying about this and get to work on  treestar   Apr-03-11 09:13 AM   #47 
  - Largely I agree with you  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-03-11 09:56 AM   #48 
  - +1  Lisa D   Apr-03-11 12:31 PM   #51 
  - Obama will win in 2012 handedly, but 2016 is probably a lost cause  Ter   Apr-03-11 11:50 AM   #50 
  - Wes Clark  thelordofhell   Apr-03-11 06:40 PM   #52 
  - I think Clark might be too old to consider the job in 2016 plus maybe 8 more.  Auntie Bush   Apr-03-11 10:02 PM   #54 
  - I like him as a person  ecstatic   Apr-04-11 04:00 PM   #59 
  - I can't help but notice that many of the most vocal anti-Obama folks ...  JoePhilly   Apr-03-11 10:09 PM   #55 
  - Most of those people are not truly on our side  ecstatic   Apr-04-11 03:56 PM   #58 
  - For 2016, I like Dean, Clinton (as long as she is still mentally  ecstatic   Apr-04-11 03:51 PM   #57 

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