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  •  O'Malley should just go for Mikulski's seat (0+ / 0-)

    Because I doubt he can pull the presidency yet (if at all).  As a senator though I think he'd be great.

    "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

    by xsonogall on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:25:06 AM PDT

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    •  I think Brown should go for the Senate seat (1+ / 0-)
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      I think he'll probably run for governor in 2014 and obviously win. But I think Sen. Barb will probably retire in 2016, at which point he could run for the seat. There would certainly be something attractive in finally having a black senator again.

      •  That's exactly why I didn't mention Brown... (1+ / 0-)
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        I like him, but I thought he'd likely run for governor next (and hopefully win). If he decided to run for senate in 2016, that would mean he'd have to start campaigning as soon as he takes office, which is never a great thing - he'd likely get pummeled for this in the primary.

        However if he doesn't run for governor in 2014, I definitely think a run for senate would be doable. Whoever wins the dem primary that year is likely a lock for that seat unless the Dems nominate someone terrible for prez.

        "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

        by xsonogall on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:01:28 AM PDT

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        •  Even then, it would take a miracle (0+ / 0-)

          There simply aren't any Republicans ready to run statewide in Maryland. Period. Eric Wargotz that ran against Mikulski in 2010 was a Queen Anne's County Commissioner. If that is the biggest name you can get, you have problems. And this year, Bongino or whatever his name is isn't even a politician. He was a secret service agent that got out last year and somehow got hooked up with the slot. I dont know who they could possibly run for governor even in 2014. No state senators or delegates want these slots because they know they'll lose.

          •  This is true (0+ / 0-)

            just hedged my bets since MD did elect Ehrlich... That said, I don't think Ehrlich would have won if he had to run during a presidential election year, so yeah, seat is probably safe in 2016.

            "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

            by xsonogall on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:25:41 AM PDT

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    •  O'Malley is not POTUS material, IMO (0+ / 0-)

      He is just not refined enough as a candidate.

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