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  •  Remember that in 2004 (3+ / 0-)

    no one outside of Illinois had heard of Barack Obama.  Four years out, there are doubtless rising stars most of us would not think of.  

    None of the people on your list make me jump up and down right now -- but let's see what happens after we retake the House this year!

    "Where has Big Government ever gotten us?" " Mars."

    by On Puget Sound on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:41:49 AM PDT

    •  Obama is a once-in-a-generation type of... (0+ / 0-)

      ...politician. I wouldn't count on one of him appearing from out of nowhere again to save 2016 for us... Also note that if there was a hidden gem ready to shine for 2016, he or she would be appearing on the stage now (like Obama did in 2004).

       People mention Julian Castro, and while he is good, I don't think he can pull off a meteoric rise like that in 4 years given his head winds are stronger (coming from a red state) and IMO he does not strike me as strong an orator as Obama did when he first appeared in the national spotlight.

      If I were to pick a dark horse, my favorite would be Kristen Gillibrand as someone mentioned above... Though I think in 2016, the Dems will not be featuring a dark horse candidate in the general.

      "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

      by xsonogall on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:53:25 AM PDT

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    •  Always the way (0+ / 0-)

      People emerge you would never think of. That list leaves me cold. I don't necessarily see any rising stars there. Didn't Mark Warner give it a shot in 2008? Cuomo ugh.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 04:54:45 PM PDT

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