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  •  It took $100mm to be a viable '08 candidate (3+ / 0-)
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    ScienceMom, kck, bronte17

    Any candidate will have to have raised more than that ($200 mm ?) by end of 2015 in order to be a viable candidate in 2016.  The 2 viable 2008 candidates raised large chunks of their initial ante from FIRE, and the same precept will hold for 2016.

    FIRE dictated our primary choices last time we had a contested nomination, and they'll have the same privilege next time.  I was out there for Carter in '76, Ted K in '80, Mondale in '84, Paul Simon in '88, Harkin in '92, Bradley in '00, Dean in '04, and Edwards then Obama in '08.  I am under no illusions as to how the game is played at this point.  

    In '08 we had a choice between a W/F Yale Law grad who grew up in Chicagoland and raised big $ from FIRE and a B/M Harvard Law grad who spent his adulthood in Chicagoland and raised big $ from FIRE.  I expect to see us offered similar options in '16.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 06:22:02 AM PDT

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