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  •  2016 is a long way off (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Albanius

    We'll see.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 09:51:58 AM PDT

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    •  she's already committed to serving out her (3+ / 0-)
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      chicago minx, Penny GC, AlexDrew

      six year senate term and said multiple times that she isn't running. Plus she's signed a letter encouraging Clinton to run.

      •  This isn't 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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        elwior, cybrestrike

        DC Dems aren't going to be able to bludgeon the base into supporting their corporate backed candidates this time around.

        Ive worked on a lot of campaigns and Dems are going to have to deal with a contested primary this time around.  DNC has shat the bed with their top down coices of 2008, 2010 and 2012. They've steadfastly refused to try to fix the economy and have protected Wall Street and corporate criminals at the expense of the working class.

        All the money and marketing in the world isn't going to convince their deeply skeptical, jaded base to give up choosing a presidential candidate.

        Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

        by Betty Pinson on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:26:45 AM PDT

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    •  It's actually not that far off (2+ / 0-)
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      Dr Swig Mcjigger, AlexDrew

      If she wanted to run she should declare early next year, in January/February. That's only six months away. I've read that her staff are making no moves in any direction and that's telling.
          And if she wanted to run I would assume she would be serious about it and would want to win, because that's the kind of person she is.  So she would not wait and see or wait to get in the race later. That doesn't work anymore. It's not 1968 where Bobby Kennedy got in the race in, what, February or March of 68 (hard to believe).  Candidates have to start early, get money lined up, get the staffers, etc. They have to be in the Iowa caucuses.  In 2003-4 I volunteered for Wes Clark and he made the egregious error of sitting out the Iowa caucuses and beginning in NH. He never recovered; he wouldn't have won the nomination anyway but he might have competed far longer. Even somebody as flimsy as John Edwards competed early in 2004 and he ended up just behind Kerry. You have to.

      the woman who is easily irritated

      by chicago minx on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28:09 AM PDT

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