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  •  Obama was clearly the up and coming superstar (0+ / 0-)

    in the Democratic party.  I don't see who this new rising star is supposed to be, swooping in within a year's time (say, by mid 2015) and take over.  A Democratic governor?  Cuomo?  Patrick?  Beshear?  O' Malley?  Just not seeing it.  Amongst Senators we are looking at who?  Warner, Booker, Heitkamp?  Aside from the fact that none of them rise to the "upcoming" star level that Obama enjoyed, the most touted stars are those who manage to be successful in "hostile territory", typically red states like Heitkamp, Bullock, Beshear, but they do so by adopting a centrist posture, typically opposing any gun control measures, iffy on marriage equality, etc.    

    Clinton has a stint as a very popular Secretary of State under her belt, her credentials are hard to beat at this point, by anyone in our party or the GOP.  She is also extremely popular personally (65% to 69% personal popularity when asked in any poll, highest for any politician, active or inactive, alive.)

    In 2008 the country was ready for a change, having had their fill of W and his GOP cohorts amidst the greatest recession of our lifetimes.  This time we are trying to continue party control of the presidency when that is usually not how voters go after two terms in one party's hands (poppy Bush right after two Reagan terms was is an exception, not the norm,) which is different from where we were when Obama took the presidency.

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