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  •  They all have liabilities. (3+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, Mannie, mightymouse

    O'Malley is a northeastern liberal which hasn't worked out so well for Dems in the past.  His DNC speeches in 2008 and 2012 were a bit dry. And there were rumors of other women, but opponents tried to find evidence of it and didn't get anywhere with it.

    The primaries are where we find out all of the candidates liabilities. We didn't know until 2007 that Obama wasn't a great debater; that Hillary didn't respond well to setbacks/losses and that she has problems managing campaign spending; that John Edwards is a turd. If there is anything ugly on any of these candidates, we'll find out during the primaries unless Clinton chases away all opponents. Then, we'd better hope that Bill has been on his best behavior, because their new dirty laundry will come out in the general election.

    President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

    by askew on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:35:54 AM PST

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    •  I hope this doesn't happen (2+ / 0-)
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      unless Clinton chases away all opponents. Then, we'd better hope that Bill has been on his best behavior, because their new dirty laundry will come out in the general election.
      - Even if Bill's been a reformed husband all this time - yeah right! ; )

      We don't need dynasty families.  And we DO need Bill and Hill out there stumping and raising money for the next generation. And, as we saw for Obama, pulling them out in the home stretch can give a coalition some extra energy and peel away the other guy's votes.

    •  I'll be doing my part to research potential (1+ / 0-)
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      askew

      corruption as Hurricane Sandy money gets doled out.

      Upstate New York is pretty red. We don't need to be running a Cuomo and then end up losing House seats to GOP pols that were hard won in this cycle, after it comes out what a scandal LIPA is. (Probably no one goes to jail, but it's a big deal that lay squarely at Cuomo's feet.)

      Not repeat of New Orleans, if I can help it.

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