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Looking ahead: If Hillary doesn't run in 2016, just who could the Dems nominate?
one man's opinion...

Posted on 10/07/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by ken5050

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To: ken5050

Two “ifs” to start: 1) If Romney wins (I think he will) and 2) IF the economy has turned around by 2016 (I think it will), the Dems won’t have a prayer of winning. Romney will basically be in the same position Reagan was in ‘84. So who would the Dems run? Not sure who, only that it would be a sacrificial lamb.

Believe me, the Dems are TERRIFIED of Romney winning and the economy turning around, particularly if it turns around quickly. They’ll basically be locked out of major power for 8 years.


51 posted on 10/07/2012 11:24:24 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: ken5050

Al Franken ... already proven capable leader of stealing elections.


52 posted on 10/07/2012 11:24:47 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: granada

Is he eligible for the presidency?

I don’t think the Dems would want to throw out “President Castro”. There is a lot that could be done with that, seeing as how his policies align very closely with someone else who shares the same name.

The Dems won’t oust Mitt if he wins. The bench is too thin, as someone else said, and Clinton is too old now. Besides, I have faith Mitt will turn things around and put us back on the path to prosperity. When people are doing okay, will they really want to go back to the Hope and Change soda-size Nazis?? I think not, but that reminds me...

Michael Bloomberg?


53 posted on 10/07/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Liberty Valance

What about Corey Booker???


54 posted on 10/07/2012 11:26:49 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ken5050
I guarantee Deval Patrick will run. Axelrod will not want to be cut out of power.
55 posted on 10/07/2012 11:28:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: ken5050

Well, I never heard of him ‘til ‘08.


56 posted on 10/07/2012 11:30:46 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: ken5050

So how did Obama win?

“To win office...House, Senate, or state capitol, in any of these blue states requires a candidate who advocates a very liberal agenda; and that makes it near impossible for any of those Democrats above to win a national race.”


57 posted on 10/07/2012 11:48:57 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: hoosiermama

Not likely and impossible in any event. How could Dems not be associated with other Dems?


58 posted on 10/07/2012 11:50:53 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: ken5050

Can’t see how the hero of Benghazi will run.


59 posted on 10/07/2012 11:51:35 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: ken5050

Really? Is this what’s on your mind now? Wow...I just want to secure 2012.


60 posted on 10/07/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

The crooked Illinois mafia won’t be happy... look for little Dickie Durbin to run in 2016... The Dems really have no one... Cuomo is likely, I agree, but once Mitt wins we need to look at 2020 with Ryan/West ...


61 posted on 10/07/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: ken5050

Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio IF he survives a stiff challenge from Josh Mandel.


62 posted on 10/07/2012 12:19:40 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ken5050
...if Hillary doesn't run they can nominate their first choice:


63 posted on 10/07/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: ken5050; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Jesse, Jr. He’ll be all cleaned up out of mayo by then!


64 posted on 10/07/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: All; Proud2BeRight

I think we well see Obama run again if he loses, and he will make all kinds of trouble from his private former president briefings for the next four years, giving up lots of information to the Muslim Brotherhood.

He will try to torpedo everything about Romney’s term in office in foreign policy.

I hope we have a Republican House and Senate working together because it will take a lot to undo everything he did - even down to purging his cronies in office by appointment. I hope Romney has a list of everyone Obama appointed, and a replacement for each and every one whose positions are not eliminated (like all the czars).


65 posted on 10/07/2012 12:42:07 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Remember I am an exMasshole and grew up in Mass politics, if Obama makes noises about running again, if he looses, expect a whole lot of stuff, verifiable stuff, to come out about how his administration screwed the American people to presue an agenda.
66 posted on 10/07/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: randita

Villagarosa has all but run LA into the ground, and bankruptcy. God help California if he’s elected governor..OTOH..maybe it’s time to put Cal out of its misery..force the issue..let it implode...before it can be fixed..


67 posted on 10/07/2012 1:27:03 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Obama was a blank slate..at least that’s how the MSM sold him to the voters...and many were enthralled at the idea of electing the first black president..it was a national kumbayah moment...it won’t happen again..


68 posted on 10/07/2012 1:29:37 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Pharmboy

Dude, after 8 years of close proximity to the Clintons...they’e always on my mind...


69 posted on 10/07/2012 1:30:42 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: ken5050

About 70% of the population is more qualified to run than Hillary. If they could find Obama, the real question is who isn’t qualified to be President.


70 posted on 10/07/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: headstamp 2

Yup!

You Win!


71 posted on 10/07/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: ken5050

Barney Fa...sorry,Frank.He’s tanned,he’s rested,he’s...well,never mind.


72 posted on 10/07/2012 1:48:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Dick Armey bump!!!


73 posted on 10/07/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: ken5050

By 2028, after 8 years of Romney and 8 years of Ryan - half the country won’t even remember who Hitlery - or peelface of grungey were.


74 posted on 10/07/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: ken5050

You are absolutely right about Villagarosa, but it doesn’t matter a whit how he’s performed. No Republican is going to be elected governor in CA until it’s on its knees and maybe not even then. Look at what France has done in similar circumstances.


75 posted on 10/07/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

We’re both right..which is why I want Villagarose to win the state house..he’ll bankrupt Cal faster than anyone else..


76 posted on 10/07/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Tupelo
If Obama wins this year, he can have Michelle run in 2016 (the was Lurleen Wallace ran when George Wallace was ineligible).

If Hillary doesn't run in 2016, Chelsea will be old enough to run instead. Being (legally) the daughter of Bill Clinton should more than compensate for lack of any policial excperience.

And the Kennedys will never run out of potential candidates...if Teddy could run for President after killing Mary Jo, RFK Jr. could run despite driving his soon-to-be ex-wife to suicide.

77 posted on 10/07/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Little Bill

I would hope more so than this time around...

I keep thinking that the slain ambassador was reported to have been gay, and wonder if that is why Obama sent him there, knowing he wouldn’t last long...wonder if it was to get rid of a witness? or a former partner?


78 posted on 10/07/2012 8:10:40 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: ken5050

Sandra Fluke?


79 posted on 10/07/2012 8:11:23 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Pharmboy
Really? Is this what’s on your mind now? Wow...I just want to secure 2012.

I agree. Although this is a fascinating topic, it only appeals to "a minority of a minority of a minority." (Hat tip to another FReeper)

I'll focus on the 2014 mid-terms, AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, but after following politics since 1952, I'm tired.

It was an interesting read, though.

80 posted on 10/08/2012 1:18:31 AM PDT by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: LurkingSince1943
Thank you kind sir....After years of living next door to the Clintons in Chappaqua, my semi-morbid fascination with them continues to this day.

While I am working very hard to beat Obama next month, one can't ignore the fact that in this 24/7/365 media environment the 2016 election begins the day after election.

I'd wager that at least one major paper, likely the NY times will have a headline along these lines:

ROMNEY WINS SURPRISING, CONVINCING VICTORY; GOP TAKES CONTROL OF SENATE

SPECUALTION BEGINS ON CLINTON RUNNING IN 2016

BTW..we should get very excited about 2014. Take a look at rthe loist of senators up then. 20 Dems..many of whom are very vulnerable, and several will retire. I think the GOP ends up with 53 Senate seats this time, and we could hit 60+ in 2014..

81 posted on 10/08/2012 5:06:05 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Kharis13
Franken/Grayson 2016
“insanity you can believe in”
82 posted on 10/08/2012 5:19:22 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: ken5050; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Who says Hillary is looking ahead at anything?

Caption Hillary and Christina (Posted October 04, 2012)

83 posted on 10/08/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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