View Poll Results: Is Hillary the Democrats only REALISTICALLY PLAUSIBLE option?

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  • Yes. It's Hillary Or Bust for the Democrats.

    12 33.33%
  • No - there is at least one other possibility (name)

    13 36.11%
  • No - there are many other plausibly realistic possibilities

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Measured in terms of items like ability to build broad bases of support, national infrastructure, and the like. Are the Democrats stuck with a bench that is one-deep? Are all of their eggs really in the Hillary basket?
    Hilary is the CORPORATE/BANKING basket, same as the Republicans. Yes, there are lots of people who see the need for Big Change and Warren, Sanders, Gore, are examples.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Hillary is definitely it.

    Will be interesting to see what the country decides on. A Fat rich pudgy man or a fat rich pudgy woman.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It doesn't look like anyone else in the Democratic Party can win the nomination, let alone the General.
    Not that I disagree with you, but how can that be?? How can a major political party have but one person capable of winning a national election? If shes the nominee, shes not going to win. The woman has zero in the way of enthusiasm behind her candidacy. You need to look no farther than democrats here on DP to see that. To me, shes got that "next in line" quality that brought us such great presidents as Presidents Dole, McCain and Romney. From what I cant tell, she brings two things to the table: 1) shes a woman 2) nostalgia for her husband. That's not gonna cut it.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Been saying this for ages; that Hillary is the Romney of the Democrats. Given the ways in which the Dems are different from the Reps, there is basically no way she's getting nominated.

    At the end of the day, she has not said she's even going to run, and there will probably be half a dozen other serious Democrats in the running once the time gets a little closer. Hillary is not only not a guaranteed candidate, but she's almost a guaranteed non-candidate.

    I mean, the only reason Romney wound up picking up the nomination is because almost everyone else in the race was literally bat**** insane.

    That's not going to happen with the Democratic line-up. More likely, they'll all be unbearably boring and spineless. But Hillary is boring and spineless too, so she'll still lose, because she won't just be that. She'll also be an establishment flip-flopper that most Dems kind of dislike, in the same way most Reps kind of disliked Romney.

    The series of circumstances it would require for Hillary to get the nomination is so Rube Goldberg-esque it's barely worth thinking about.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Al Gore could mount a solid campaign for the nomination should Clinton decide in the next few months that she will stand down. Gore has experience, great name recognition and the best slogan anyone could have in 2016

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Al Gore could mount a solid campaign for the nomination should Clinton decide in the next few months that she will stand down. Gore has experience, great name recognition and the best slogan anyone could have in 2016

    He won the first time - now make it official!
    Hes been out of politics for 15 years. And even when he was in, he wasn't that good. Its hard to just jump in the middle of a debate when you are out of practice. Just ask Perry. But if a stiff, wooden, unlikeable candidate is what you are after, Gore is your man.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Measured in terms of items like ability to build broad bases of support, national infrastructure, and the like. Are the Democrats stuck with a bench that is one-deep?
    Are all of their eggs really in the Hillary basket?


    Who is going to beat Hillary Clinton?

    She may not be the best thing since sliced bread but she's way ahead of everyone else.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 03-17-15 at 01:40 PM.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Hes been out of politics for 15 years. And even when he was in, he wasn't that good. Its hard to just jump in the middle of a debate when you are out of practice. Just ask Perry. But if a stiff, wooden, unlikeable candidate is what you are after, Gore is your man.
    I thought Gore was much better on the stump when he ran in 2000 that some give him credit for. Yes - he has been away for a bit and that is a disadvantage coming out the gate IF the field were crowded. But the Dems have a different situation that could allow him to sweep in relatively unmolested or challenged should Clinton decide not to run. And I think that is the only way he would run.

    The next question then would be Biden and what he decides to do.
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Hes been out of politics for 15 years. And even when he was in, he wasn't that good. Its hard to just jump in the middle of a debate when you are out of practice. Just ask Perry. But if a stiff, wooden, unlikeable candidate is what you are after, Gore is your man.
    He had more popular vote than Bush received.


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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Measured in terms of items like ability to build broad bases of support, national infrastructure, and the like. Are the Democrats stuck with a bench that is one-deep? Are all of their eggs really in the Hillary basket?
    I went with "there are many plausible candidates". The fact is, in this election Hillary is able to raise tons of money and looks like she could beat anybody that wins the Republican primary.

    Corey Booker, Jim Web (one of my favs), Elizabeth Warren, Martin O'Malley to name a few. All would be good potential candidates.
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