What potential Democrats are out there for President in 2016? Whether Obama wins in 2012 or not, what Democrats are potential up and comers? Anyone got any names? I know Andrew Cuomo is supposed to be a rising star. His father Mario was fantastic. I'd guess he's probably too far to the left to have a good chance of winning, but am not sure. Anyone else? Any women? Hillary could choose to run, 2016 is a long time off... Come on my Dem friends, help me out. Is 5 years too far off to even start thinking about it? I know, hardly any of us knew of Obama (as a potential contender at least) before his convention speech in 2004, and W. Bush wasn't really on the map in that way until about 1997.