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  •  I sent Howard Dean a letter about a month ago (2+ / 0-)
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    urging him to consider running in 2016.  The problem with Hillary Clinton is that she presents a perfect target for GOP smear tactics.  Does anybody think they junked their anti-Clinton machinery, or have they just kept it well oiled and under wraps since Bill has been out of office?  Also, lots of GOP pols have been expressing favorable views of her--a sure sign they would love nothing better than to run against Hillary Clinton.  She has also shown a very dangerous tendency to take the fake "Third Way" people, who falsely claim to be Democrats and strenuously urge the Democrats to be more conservative, seriously.

    If Howard Dean would announce his candidacy for 2016, we all could get a good idea of what Democrats in this country really want in the way of a candidate.  My guess is that Democratic enthusiasm would explode, and not in a bad way.  Dean would draw Democrats to the polls who have not voted for many years.  I for one have been plenty dismayed by Obama's belief that he could still work with Republicans when it was clear to EVERYBODY (specifically since Mitch McConnell said it out loud) that their only purpose was to destroy his presidency.

    You want same-old, same-old?  Nominate Hillary Clinton.  You want something different, a chance to light progressives on fire?  Get Howard Dean in the race.

    “When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” —Abraham Lincoln

    by Pragmatus on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:13:47 AM PDT

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