Who should the Democrats run in 2016

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Who should the Democrats Nominate in 2016?

  1. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Vice President Joe Biden

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer

    0 vote(s)
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  8. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  9. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Newark Mayor Cory Booker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. JoeB131
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    Poll to follow...
     
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    Hillary...
     
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    My own thoughts.

    Hillary would be the automatic frontrunner if she ran, but she was in 2008. The Democrats have more of a habit of picking someone from the back of the room instead of the person you'd expect. (As opposed to Republicans, who just keep recycling their past losers.) I think that she has done very well as Secretary of State.

    The downside- nothing to really do for the next four years until she decides to run. Also, she brings in all the Clinton Baggage.

    Biden is a strong possibility. Many argued that the tide turning against Romney after the first debate was started when he took Paul Ryan out to the woodshed.

    I do think it will be a lesser known, though. Just given Democratic history of going with younger candidates. Clinton will be 68, and Biden well into his 70's when 2016 rolls around.
     
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    Its almost no fun anymore to stomp the Righties like Mourdock & West :( :lol:
     
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    there would be nothing wrong with a clinton/booker ticket.
     
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    Being someone not quite entirely cured of Republicanism, not so much.

    I'm happy to stomp out a troll like West.

    A GOP guy who actually stands on principles and works hard for his district... that's a harder guy to vote against. For instance, Peter Roskam, who used to be my congressman before Redistricting, is a good guy. Don't agree with his politics that much anymore, but he works hard for the district.

    Taking down the good ones is hard, but sometimes they are easier to beat, and that's kind of the problem.
     
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    Biden. I'd pay to see that trainwreck of a campaign.
     
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    but those aren't going to be their presidential nominees next time. they'll have their A-Team out, unlike this year...

    Jeb Bush... Chris Christie (but only if he can lose 100 lbs and get healthy enough for the rigors of the campaign trail).... Marco Rubio (who i personally think would be a huge mistake, but their base will love him); and i wouldn't count out jon huntsman. he's got 4 years to sell himself... and they should have listened to him this time.
     
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    Really too soon to be picking anyone. There are obvious people with experiance and qualifications, but time and events can change the directions of those people.
     
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