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  •  It depends on the Blue Dog. (2+ / 0-)
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    sboucher, Egalitare

    With Mayor Reed's statement of disinterest, I doubt that the eventual nominee will be acceptable to many here at DK. It is theoretically possible, but not at all probable.

    One intriguing name I read was former state Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears. People forget she handily beat the another well funded candidate for that office. I think President Obama would take an even greater interest if she decided to run.

    Jason Carter would probably lose, but in doing so he would raise his profile for some future higher state office.

    I would not be surprised if Johnny I. decided against another run when his time is up.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:36:26 PM PST

    •  I hadn't even thought about Jason (1+ / 0-)
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      fabucat

      The Carter name could be good news/bad news.  It'd provide talking points for the wingnuts, but could test progressive strength against the noise machine.

      I hadn't heard Reed was backing off.  I'd feel good about him as a candidate.  I'd campaign for a blue dog if that's who won the primary, but I think the 45% or so consistent Democratic vote here is largely progressive, and we need to start stretching our horizons a bit.

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