Democrats 2016!

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    Nov 07, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    I'm always intrigued way in advance about who the good potential nominees are four years in advance.

    I am excited about the possibilities. (in no particular order) Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Cuomo, Brian Schweitzer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, Deval Patrick.

    List some more names here!

    Of course, we've got one thread going for you-know-who already!

    I love Hillary, who has to be absolutely loving her fate as "not-the-president" right now, but I suspect she's going to be tuckered out four years from now. Maybe she'll step down from Sec'y of State just to rest up and prepare? I don't know! Plus I think the HillBuzz folks were kind of a KillBuzz for her.

    I like Cory Booker and Julian Castro, but I suspect any U.S. mayors will have to win a statewide or Congressional election by then in order to have enough heft to compete.

    Who else?
  • silverfox

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    Nov 07, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    I think Michelle Obama would be fantastic.
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    Nov 08, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    silverfox saidI think Michelle Obama would be fantastic.

    Of course, I love Michelle! I believe, though, she is living her presidency vicariously through Barack, and will be just fine with "former First Lady" by 2017.

    Unlike Hillary, I don't see Michelle as having held major political aspirations of her own. Rather, she saw Barack's potential firsthand, and helped keep him motivated enough to pursue the presidency even as people were suggesting it would be "too soon" to run.