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  •  Oh course he wouldn't (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Neither would Brian Schweitzer, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't be great candidates.  One can always dream :)

    I do wish Schweitzer would send Baucus packing though, but that's probably very unlikely too.  I just don't see how a small state former governor like Schweitzer gets on the national ticket as anything other than VP and he'll have been out of office for 4 years by 2016.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:44:30 AM PST

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    •  Not impossible to imagine (5+ / 0-)

      1. He adopts an Iowa-first strategy, shakes every hand in the state. His populist, friendly style would fit well there.
      2. If he wins Iowa, he becomes a top-tier candidate. My guess is he bypasses NH (probably is won by Cuomo or O'Malley, or another technocratic type), and works hard in NV and SC. He wins either of those, he's a frontrunner. Both, and it's over.

      Definitely, this gets easier with Cuomo as a foil. But in today's Democratic Party, I think technocrat moderate vs. progressive populist is a battle we can win, and Cuomo will have a black mark with nearly every interest in the Democratic Party.

      •  Very true and if anyone is going to make history (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, GoUBears

        and become the first person from a 1 CD state to become president, my money would absolutely be on Schweitzer.

        I would love to see him stay involved in politics as he's the embodiment of what we should want in a populist Democrat (along with Ted Strickland as a close second).  His veto "branding" was all sorts of awesome.

        NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

        by sawolf on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:23:52 AM PST

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    •  I dream the same dream (1+ / 0-)
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      Crist would force Young into retirement for sure. History aside, he's also extremely ambitious and wouldn't do it...some unambitious governor might....like the govs in Alabama or Mississippi. Not saying that'll happen either...but they're more likely than Crist. On electability grounds, I am for Crist. But he is blatantly ambitious to a fault

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