What's next for Democrats?

  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 07, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    How will the last 4 years differ from the next 4 years? Is Biden the frontrunner for 2016? Who replaces Hillary?
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidHow will the last 4 years differ from the next 4 years? Is Biden the frontrunner for 2016? Who replaces Hillary?


    I don't know about the next 4 years, but I expect the next 2 years to be the same. The GOP maintains control of the house, while Democrats have a majority in the Senate.
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    I really don't see Biden as POTUS material.

    He has the personality of a sea cucumber, and a bit of a checkered past (ESP. concerning his dealings with Amtrak).

    I expect that a suitable Democratic governor will be tapped for 2016, someone younger and with a certain telegenic charisma. Perhaps someone solidly within the Gen X demographic.

    I do foresee Chelsea Clinton groomed as a candidate down the road (probably too early for 2020, more likely 2024 or 202icon_cool.gif

    The worse news is House control by the GOP which will mean continuing clusterfuckery with the budget, and which may also factor to dampen attempts for Obama to tack significantly to the left per his core ideology.
  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 07, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    I hear John Kerry is the favorite to replace Hillary, that makes sense for a lot of different reasons
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    Nov 07, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidI hear John Kerry is the favorite to replace Hillary, that makes sense for a lot of different reasons

    Yeah, that's the word on the street, which would mean another special Senate election in Massachusetts. It's possible the Scott Brown could run for that seat, but I think he'll hold off and run for Governor in 2 years. Though Brown lost to Warren, he is still well respected up here.
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    Nov 07, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
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    ohioguy12 saidI hear John Kerry is the favorite to replace Hillary, that makes sense for a lot of different reasons

    Yeah, that's the word on the street, which would mean another special Senate election in Massachusetts. It's possible the Scott Brown could run for that seat, but I think he'll hold off and run for Governor in 2 years. Though Brown lost to Warren, he is still well respected up here.


    That could be interesting, especially if deval patrick ends up replacing eric holder like many believe is possible
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Governors in MA can only serve two terms, so 2014 is a wide-open election. If Deval decides to take a position in the Obama administration, the Lt. Governor would complete his term.
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    They will have their hands full. Have you seen the stock market today? Welcome to the 2nd term of Obama in which he can finish the job he started
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 07, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    The fiscal cliff is the next big hump. We have tough economic choices to make. The economy has to keep moving in the right direction. I think energy will be a huge part of that.

    One thing not talked much about in the election, which I think will nonetheless be an important issue over the next four years, will be a focus on carbon emissions. If the weather continues to change, we're going to have to come together in a global coalition to clean up the planet, and I think Obama will make inroads there.
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    Nov 07, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    " we're going to have to come together in a global coalition to clean up the planet, and I think Obama will make inroads there."

    ^^^^AND THAT IS WHERE WE'LL FIND OUR NEW ECONOMIC ENGINE !

    The world marketplace is hungry for green energy.

    We are going to lead.

    The Repubs have pushed hard on a NO You Can't agenda toward green energy.

    Yes, Solyndra failed-------BUT hundreds of other green investments have paid off. Repubs pretended that no ventures ever failed in the "real" business world.
    Hmmmm, ask Bain.

    NOW we are back on track to shut out the voices of mocking do-nothings....

    and it's TIME TO WORK TOGETHER.