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View Diary: Who's your second choice in 2008. Straw poll. (90 comments)

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  •  We've been there, done that n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  One reason I don't really want to see Edwards (2+ / 0-)
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      Elise, bleeding blue

      as the nominee is that he's old news.... ran before--couldn't even win the nomination. If I'm not mistaken he only won one or two primaries.... Then ran as Veep for Kerry.... didn't really help the ticket much.

      Sorry to seem critical, but I don't think he'll energize the general public the second time any more than he did the first...

      I'll vote for him if he is our nominee, but I'm not thrilled.

      •  And, conversely, one thing I very much like (2+ / 0-)
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        Elise, bleeding blue

        about Richardson is that he is a fresh face on the national scene... He's had enough exposure that people won't be like "who the hell is that" but he's not old news.

        Very important: He's a governor--and governors win the presidency.

        Also exciting: the first Hispanic candidate... watch the new voters being registered by the hundreds of thousands....

      •  so? (0+ / 0-)

        Plenty of modern presidents lost their first campaign.  Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton.  I don't think being the new kid on the block is all your wrap it up to be.

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