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

    11 30.56%
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I disagree. As a person who sells insurance, there's times where I know that the only answer some people will accept are lies. Those people are idiots and I'm sure some of them vote.


    Half of the voters are dumber than the other half.Which half will vote in 2016?

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Heard a rumor that Al Gore was considering a run.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Well, now the Warren is out, no idea.

    If Bush and Clinton are the best the two parties can come up with...YIKES!!!

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Yep, pretty much what most of the experts are saying....

    The missing story of the 2014 election - GOPlifer
    Can a Republican Win 270 Electoral Votes in 2016...or Ever? - The Daily Beast
    The Democrats have a lock on the White House - MarketWatch

    The reason the Republicans are working so hard to roll back the Imperial presidency is their recognition that their chances of actually winning the White House for the foreseeable future are pretty slim. Its too bad they won't recognize what they need to do to win the White House is to actually recognize America's changing demographics and embrace it. The Dems learned a long time ago that the White House is won by appealing to the middle rather than the extremes of the party.
    The "experts"? Please tell what makes these 3 people "experts" on predicting Presidential elections.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Heard a rumor that Al Gore was considering a run.
    Why would Al Gore do that? He would be a viable candidate sure, after all he won in 2000 however, he is an easy target for naysayers in a way that they could sway the vote in there favor and not his. He's probably the easiest target out of all the potential runners.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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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?
    As a republican, I fear senator Webb running more than I do Hillary. Hillary is going to come across exactly like Kerry: a blue blood liberal elitist with very little personality. Webb would appeal to a far broader base.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I don't think so. Though she's probably one of the only Democrats I'd consider voting for (depending on the Republican nominee). But it seems like they have a fair amount of possibilities, for example what about Jim Webb, Joe Biden, Brian Schweitzer, Andrew Cuomo, and a few other names that I think would be viable options for a general election.
    Schweitzer would be viable as well, but I think he is too little known outside of Montana. Plus, I dont think he has Webb's Washington and military experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Jim Webb and Andrew Cuomo both have base problems. Unions loathe Cuomo, and Webb is a Reagan Democrat.
    Being a Reagan democrat can be an incredible asset.

    Sure, it is not going to excite the far left on the democratic party, but it allows him to appeal to business owners, gun owners who are not hardcore members of the NRA and GOA (that includes most gun owners), people for who are either pro choice, people who support the active defense of US interests abroad.

    Likewise, some people who dont prioritize religous views when voting can at least be assured that Webb is probably not going to try to coerce nuns into passing out BC.

    Webb should run and simply ignore the far left occupier activists, and Warren afficionados of the democratic party. Their views are becoming increasingly irrelevent anyways. Then again, I hope he does not run... .
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    As a republican, I fear senator Webb running more than I do Hillary. Hillary is going to come across exactly like Kerry: a blue blood liberal elitist with very little personality. Webb would appeal to a far broader base.


    Schweitzer would be viable as well, but I think he is too little known outside of Montana. Plus, I dont think he has Webb's Washington and military experience.



    Being a Reagan democrat can be an incredible asset.

    Sure, it is not going to excite the far left on the democratic party, but it allows him to appeal to business owners, gun owners who are not hardcore members of the NRA and GOA (that includes most gun owners), people for who are either pro choice, people who support the active defense of US interests abroad.

    Likewise, some people who dont prioritize religous views when voting can at least be assured that Webb is probably not going to try to coerce nuns into passing out BC.

    Webb should run and simply ignore the far left occupier activists, and Warren afficionados of the democratic party. Their views are becoming increasingly irrelevent anyways. Then again, I hope he does not run... .
    I think you are misreading the Democrat base, which has moved significantly leftward over the last few years.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Why would Al Gore do that? He would be a viable candidate sure, after all he won in 2000 however, he is an easy target for naysayers in a way that they could sway the vote in there favor and not his. He's probably the easiest target out of all the potential runners.
    Just something I heard, that as it stands right now, Hilary will be the nominee and she has the backing of the major donors.... however some in the democrat camp are nervous about potential dirt that may come up about the Clintons and those kingmakers are hedging their bets, looking around at other viable candidates in case Hilary should be deemed too toxic to run. Al Gore is said to be the most likely #2 as Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren aren't seen as having a wide enough appeal to carry the election.

    Take it for what it's worth. There's still a lot of time and a lot will happen between now and election day.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    I could see a Howard Dean comeback...
    Caitlyn Strong...

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Why would Al Gore do that? He would be a viable candidate sure, after all he won in 2000 however, he is an easy target for naysayers in a way that they could sway the vote in there favor and not his. He's probably the easiest target out of all the potential runners.
    If he " Won " in 2000, he would have become our Nation's President.

    He didn't, and he's no more viable than Bernie Sanders.

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