Democratic Presidential Candidate

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  1. Big Black Dog
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    My crystal ball says that Obama is not going to run for President in 2012. Forget my personal views concerning Obama but just for the sake of this conversation, if Obama did not run for President in 2012, who do you think the Democratic candidate for President would be?
     
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    Hillary. Hillary. Hillary.

    Unless something drastic happens to the economy in the next 8 months Obama will run for re-election. The disarray on the Republican side is helping to fortify his hold on the electorate but if the economy crashes because of high food and fuel prices and unemployment explodes (which is possible) the party faithfull will be pushing for another face.
     
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    Why isn't any Democrats running against him? I haven't seen any candidates for Dem's at all yet.
     
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    Not Hillary. She crashed and burned last time and has been the most feckless and useless Secretary of State since William Jennings Bryan. She gives William Christopher the patina of competence.

    How about Ron Wyden? Long term career with no major mis steps.
     
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    She still has a lot of political capitol in the party. If the Obama phenomena had not occurred she may very well have been Pres instead of Sec of State.
     
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    Can you picture the mad scramble that would take place if the Messiah called it the quits right before the election.
     
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    If you remember back in '68 (if you are that old) LBJ called it quits on March 31st. Of course he had an opponent RFK, who was later assassinated and HHH became the candidate.
     
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    If Obama called it quits, the Democratic Party would implode on itself.

    The only person I can imagine voting for personally would be Bill Richardson. Doubt he'd run though.
     
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    Not Hillary, she's a pathetic SOS and I think politically done.
     
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    Besides which the Left has made it perfectly clear that women will not be allowed to run
     

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