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  •  She wasn't inevitable in 2008 (3+ / 0-)

    is what doomed her.

    That and Penn.

    •  Popkin states the label applied (1+ / 0-)
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      by the media--inevitable--revved up her opponents and made her campaign overconfident at the beginning.

      •  A few differences… (6+ / 0-)

        As far back as 2006, I wanted Obama to run, and he was my horse from the get go. At that time I was Clinton fatigued and I knew the right wing hate machine would come for her guns ablazing. Which they did. Throughout the Democratic nominating process (and I spent a lot of time listening to Rush and Hannity) they were talking up Obama, talking down Hillary, and not making a choice on the GOP side. Then they were left with their worst nightmare, McCain as their nominee. They had nothing to go at Obama at because during the campaign they were too wary to go with the racist stuff (of course that wariness ended the day Obama was inaugurated). But I digress…

        This time, after watching her work her ass off as Secretary of State, I want Hillary to be the nominee. I also want Biden, Cuomo, maybe Mark Warner, and a few others to toss their hats in the ring and make our nomination race interesting. But I can't picture any of them winning and I don't see a deep bench for us for 2016. Yes, Hillary could blow it again, but I see much of the enthusiastic Obama team, mostly, being enthusiastic for Hillary, and that bodes well. Plus after Bill's masterful showing at the DNC and on the campaign trail, no one has Clinton fatigue, all they remember was how good things were when Bill was the President, so Clinton nostalgia rules the day.

        After Hillary I see Texas Gov. Julian Castro (yes, I can tell your fortune too) being our next nominee.

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        by DemSign on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:35:26 PM PDT

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    •  That was the line (3+ / 0-)
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      She was "inevitable." It was a turnoff, and like you say, Penn, whom she has never renounced. She will turn non-inevitable too if she were to actually announce. I just thought of yet another reason today why she'd be a blah candidate and alienate a huge swath of people — if she ran. Look: right now, she's a name people know. Rubio and Bush are terrible candidates, like most of their GOP peers. Bush has consistently polled worse than anyone. People just aren't going to forget what the name "Bush" means in Jeb's lifetime. I wish people would stop pushing Hillary, who not only is not a savior, but will basically keep us stuck in our rut at a time when GOP insanity gives us a real opening to run a solid, forward-looking progressive. Could we please sideline the bandwagon for Hillary?

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:16:51 PM PDT

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