Why the Democrats’ bench is so weak

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and her unconvincing press conference at the United Nations have gotten many Democrats and others thinking the unthinkable: Clinton may not be the Democrats’ 2016 nominee for president.
    And it has many asking the question — scary for Democrats — of who else could be.
    It’s not a strong field. Vice President Joe Biden is 72 and has low poll ratings.
    Elizabeth Warren inspires the Democratic left, but says she’s not running — perhaps for fear of exposure of her dubious claim, when seeking prestigious law-school jobs, of Cherokee ancestry.
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    Others are even less likely. Bernie Sanders, age 73, is a self-described socialist. The interesting Jim Webb is out of sync with an increasingly leftist party.
    Martin O’Malley couldn’t get his lieutenant governor elected to succeed him in a 62 percent Obama state.
    California Gov. Jerry Brown turns 78 in 2016. Andrew Cuomo lives with a woman not his wife — not a problem in New York, but not helpful for a national candidate.
    Democrats have a weak field in part because of their poor showing in recent statewide elections. And there’s another problem.
    The geographically clustered Obama coalition — blacks, Hispanics (in some states), gentry liberals — tends to elect officeholders with little incentive to compile records that would make them competitive in target states and capable of winning crossover votes.
    That’s not just a problem facing contemporary Democrats. It has historic roots.

    http://nypost.com/2015/03/13/why-the-democrats-bench-is-so-weak/
     
  2. blessedwife318

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    Democrats have become the party that they always accuse Republicans of being, old white men. Its poetic justice.
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    <ding dong>

    "Hello?"

    "Hi Reverend Sharpton, it's me Hillary."

    "What's up?"

    "Can I borrow a cup of arson? I need to get rid of some stuff."

    --Jonah Goldberg tweet.
     
  4. kyredneck

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    "....A large crowd of candidates will likely compete for the Democratic and Republican nominations. Plus there are LOTS of likley third party and independent P2016 hopefuls. So, if a person is running, or thinking of running -- regardless of party, ballot status, or chances of winning -- we have him or her listed below....."

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  5. OldRegular

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    I think Jim Webb could make a formidable candidate if he could get the nomination. He is a very gifted person even if he did fall from grace!
     
  6. church mouse guy

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    It turns out that the Democrat Party is a party of old white men--we have a couple of those old white guys running the Democrat Party posting here, but I didn't name no names....
     

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