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  •  I don't think that's the case. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ponder Stibbons, Portlaw
    But only she can break the thickest remaining glass ceiling in 2016, and she knows that. If she doesn't do it, it will mean another generation at least of second class citizenship for the majority gender.
    I don't think she's the only woman who could win in 2016, and I certainly don't think that if Hillary Clinton doesn't run in 2016 it'll be another generation before we see another viable female candidate.

    There are a lot of women on the Democratic bench who could make strong presidential bids in 2016, 2020, or 2024. Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Kathleen Sebelius, and Elizabeth Warren come to immediate mind, just to name a few... and I think we're going to hear a lot more out of currently lower-profile women like Kamala Harris (AG of California) in the next 4-8 years as well.

    "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 Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:20:48 PM PST

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    •  If one of those women were the clear front runner (3+ / 0-)
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      Jeremimi, InformedDiva, sukeyna

      we would be hearing all sorts of reasons why she didn't have to be the front runner :-)

      Hillary frightens certain people precisely because she can win and give us our first woman president.

    •  kamala harris is one to watch for sure (0+ / 0-)

      deb bowen's better at her job than the campaigning per se, and i would not be surprised to see one socal latina pol or another emerge pretty quickly in the next senate race cycle, should boxer hang up her gloves.

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