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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    Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    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?

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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?
    Mark my words, there's an Oprah looming on the horizon.
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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?
    Of course not. She just has the highest name recognition for the pundits at the moment.
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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Mark my words, there's an Oprah looming on the horizon.
    I'd vote for Oprah.
    If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then we've had it. We shan't keep the fire going. We'll be like animals. We'll never be rescued.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Why Won't Anyone Challenge Hillary

    ...It’s nearly unthinkable that after all this time, work, and scheming, Hillary would simply abandon her quest — unless some unforeseen wrongdoing emerges that makes her unpalatable for Democrats. But if we suspend our disbelief for a moment and imagine that unethical behavior could catch up with her, the result would hardly be the tragedy many liberals would envision or the boon many conservatives would anticipate. Many Democrats probably feel as if there’s no other viable choice. But despite the generous treatment she’s received from the media, Hillary has never been an especially electrifying or potent political power. She badly fumbled away her first preordained presidential nomination to Barack Obama — falling into every trap imaginable along the way. Nearly every high-profile project she took on during her husband’s administration turned into a disaster. Her time as secretary of state is now riddled with questions. And she has never effectively rallied grass-roots activists to her cause — probably because her only real cause is Hillary. Or put it this way: Even Martin O’Malley would be a better candidate than Hillary Clinton.... In some ways, Hillary is the Mitt Romney of the Democratic party.

    Just as in 2008, activists and donors wouldn’t find it difficult to support and fund more idealistic or competent alternatives if they emerged. There are many ambitious senators and governors in this country. November 2016 is a long way off.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    It doesn't look like anyone else in the Democratic Party can win the nomination, let alone the General.

    We'll see if this email thing may hold water but latest polls have hillary 35+ points ahead of all other potential candidates (Warren, Biden etc.).

    Whereas on the Republican end we'll see interesting primaries, Bush and Walker within a few points of eachother holding the lead at this time.

    Doesn't mean anything til we get properly started though.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Of course not. She just has the highest name recognition for the pundits at the moment.
    ....and will they survive a primary against the Clinton Machine? Hillary's not going to bow out or go quietly into that good night.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ....and will they survive a primary against the Clinton Machine? Hillary's not going to bow out or go quietly into that good night.
    Perhaps if she chooses to run. It might just very well come to whoever else tries to run. What works in New Hampshire might not work in South Carolina might not work on Super Tuesday states. If Warren ran, she would have the same appeal as Hillary without the baggage. I would not be surprised to see a no-named current or former governor come in with some momentum. If you can get good showings early on, you will likely pick up a lot more money to keep you going. It is still a myth that you would need $100M before you announce in your war chest to have a shot.
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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?
    Jim Webb for me & others if Bush is the R nominee

    Fauxahontas for the flaming libs.

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    Re: Are there any realistic Democrat Alternatives to Hillary

    What about Martin O'Malley?

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