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  •  I like Schweitzer too (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr MadAsHell, high uintas, Matt Z

    and he would better serve the purpose of keeping Hillary from veering to far right than Warren would, but Hillary would be most likely to win.

    •  Yep. Schweitzer has even said that himself. (6+ / 0-)

      Last year:

      "If Hillary runs, she walks away with the nomination and then beats whichever Republican," Schweitzer said of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "It's lights out."
      But in the last month or so, he said this:
      Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he may run for president in 2016, taking a dig at possible candidates Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.

      "There’s a whole lot of America that looks at each other and says, 'Well, there are 340 million people living in America. Isn’t there somebody other than a Bush or a Clinton who can be president in these modern times?" Schweitzer, a Democrat, said in an interview with Real Clear Politics.

      "Isn’t there hope for somebody who’s running a business or who has served overseas or comes from a different occupation to become president? Are we now in the era of royalty again? So I think there’s some level of frustration about that," he said.

      Being an underdog in the race wouldn't hurt him, Schweitzer said.

      "Who would’ve thunk [Barack] Obama would come out of this thing [in 2008] when you had, my God, [Chris] Dodd, [Joe] Biden, Billy Richardson, Hillary Clinton," he asked.

      "So the nice thing about the people of Iowa is they ain’t going to let the rest of America make up their minds for them."
      On MSNBC last week when asked whether he will run in 2016, Schweitzer said that something he wished to do before he died was visit every county in Iowa - Iowa is the first and one of two key states in which prospective presidential candidates must win their party primary. No one really wants to visit every Iowa county for the hell of it.

      He is also on record saying, “I still hold the people of Iowa and New Hampshire in high regard… The people of Iowa are a whole lot like the people of Montana. And, of course, New Hampshire's a lot like Montana. We don’t have a sales tax. 'Live Free or Die' - we understand that notion in Montana.”


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