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  •  Fair point, although why make a statement (0+ / 0-)

    like that if you don't have the goods to back it up?

    "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

    by bjssp on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:23:35 AM PDT

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    •  It means (1+ / 0-)
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      someone is making sure the ducks are all in a row before announcing.

      Something could happen in the intervening period to make someone spike a candidacy (see Schweitzer who apparently would have been disastrous given one or two pieces of oppo out there).

      Or everything is good to go and then the person picks a time that's good to announce.


      Nancy Pelosi: "We have a Democratic president -- Thank God!"

      by Newsie8200 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 08:27:40 AM PDT

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      •  I don't buy (4+ / 0-)

        The Schweitzer oppo story. Was not peddled by anyone reliable.

        Maybe he was just telling the truth when he said he thought he wasn't senile enough for the Senate.

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        by David Nir on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:18:12 AM PDT

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        •  Or the oppo stuff is true. (0+ / 0-)

          Manu Raju is still one of the better reporters out there. Politico is Politico, but the line about existing oppo that is crippling doesn't get in there unless there are at least embers. It's not like James Hohmann wrote the story.

          For what it's worth, I think all the reasons for him not running are true -- that other MT Dems didn't want him to run, that he didn't think he was a good fit for the Senate and that the oppo stuff would have ended up badly damaging his candidacy.  I just think you don't even get as close to running for Senate as Schweitzer without working through the first two issues first.

          And crippling-oppo-you-find-out-your-opponents-know-about kills candidacies in the crib all the time. See Mitch Daniels.

          Nancy Pelosi: "We have a Democratic president -- Thank God!"

          by Newsie8200 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 04:18:19 PM PDT

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