Who will the Democrats Run in 2004?

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Even if somehow Gore does manage to get in it is a safe bet that he will not win the 2004 Democratic Nomination. Does anyone want to venture what SERIOUS candidates might seek the nomination?

-- ?Question Mark? (?@?.MARK), November 26, 2000


Al should he succeed in stealing this election and I believe he will unfortunately, will only be warming the seat for Hitlary. It does make one wonder about his excuse on how he will ultimately leave after his four year term..an illness, wanting to spend more time with Tipper and family..must be plenty of excuses to withdraw from the 2004 election nomination..

-- just ponderin (about Al's ch@nces.in 2004), November 26, 2000.

Does anyone want to venture what SERIOUS candidates might seek the nomination?

A serious candidate will probably seek it. But I'll lay you odds that a serious candidate won't get it.

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 27, 2000.

>> ...warming the seat for Hitlary. <<

Hillary Rodham Clinton has never before held public office. Although she has been an insider for a couple of decades, it is another matter altogether to be the one sitting in the hot seat.

I know she will learn - she's damn smart - but I very much doubt she will be up to running for President in 2004. To do that, she'd need to start lining up backers starting right after the 2002 election. Not enough people will owe her favors by then. She just plain won't have enough chits to cash in. She won't run in 2004.

She needs more time to age herself into the public conciousness as Senator Clinton (or as Senator Rodham??) before a presidential campaign makes any sense. AFAICS, 2008 is as soon as that could happen. By then she'll have a record to run on (or from).

-- Brian McLaughlin (brianm@ims.com), November 27, 2000.

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