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  •  Not for nothing, but... (7+ / 0-)
    Or for that matter, Franklin D. Roosevelt before 1932?
    FDR was the Democratic VP nominee in 1920, running-mate to Ohio governor James M. Cox. They were beaten by Harding and Coolidge.

    Also, he was governor of New York, which was the most populous state in the Union at the time.

    He also happened to be the cousin of a rather well-regarded former President who shared his last name, so there was some pretty significant name recognition there too.

    I don't think that necessarily detracts from your larger point, but FDR was a bit more well-known among Americans than Bill Clinton or Barack Obama before their respective campaigns.

    That said, though, Hillary's going to have a massive fundraising advantage over any potential Democratic challenger. If someone with a lower Q score (i.e., not Joe Biden) is going to run against her, they really would need to start laying the groundwork now.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 04:26:49 PM PDT

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