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  •  I've taken it for granted that HC gets it if.... (9+ / 0-)

    She runs.

    And I'd have to support her.  And I like a lot about her.

    But she is not that compelling or charismatic as a candidate.

    Schweitzer has done good things as governor and I'm curious about him.

    I think 2016 is going to be a big fight....very winnable, but only with the right candidate.

    Agree entirely with ban nock.

    •  PPP has Hillary over Schweitzer -- in Montana (5+ / 0-)


      Even with home state candidate Brian Schweitzer in the mix, Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming pick of Montana Democrats. She gets 47% to 26% for Schweitzer, 8% for Elizabeth Warren, 6% for Joe Biden, and 3% for Andrew Cuomo with everyone else at 1% or less.
    •  Off the top of my head I can't think of one (0+ / 0-)

      candidate from 08 that I didn't like, or that I didn't think would make a good president, on the Dem side anyway. I knew nothing of Obama, only that he had the charisma to win. He's much more liberal than I imagined.

      “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

      by ban nock on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:55:49 AM PST

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    •  Can Hillary capture more swing-state women (2+ / 0-)
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      than other potential nominees (and have any coat-tails)?

      That seems to be the key to the question of whether she is the most electable.

      She could try to demonstrate this by campaigning in 2014 elections in Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia and (if Grimes wants her) Kentucky.

      •  A lot of states are in play (4+ / 0-)
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        if Clinton is at the top of the ticket.

        One of the most important demographic for the Democrats are single women.

        If Clinton is at the top of the ticket a number of states Obama could not win are in play, for example, Missouri.

        It could be a wave election on many levels, especially if the Republican Party continues its insanity.

        [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

        by MoDem on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:44:46 AM PST

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        •  Clinton's certainly still are popular here in MO. (0+ / 0-)

          Obama didn't contest in 2008 and only lost by 5000, whereas Bill Clinton won the state both elections.  Politicians that are perceived to be progressive (Obama) don't seem to gain the traction in the rural areas similar to 3rd way (Clintons) or conservadems (Nixon).  Starting to get curious about who is on the 2016 ticket, and the Nixon's plans, but that would be a topic for a different diary I suppose.

          I'd actually think Schweitzer would be very popular here in Missouri.  He'd certainly attract the in the bag Democratic voters, but I think his populist ideas would attract the old Dixiecrats, while his libertarian leanings would resonate with a lot of our younger Republican males.  The only demo I really don't see him doing well with in the state is the religious right, which seems to like a certain type of crazy.

          •  2008 not true (1+ / 0-)
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            Obama did contest MO in 2008. I saw it in my town.

            In 2012, there was nothing.

            [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

            by MoDem on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 12:57:19 PM PST

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