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« on: April 28, 2012, 11:03:35 pm »
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similar to Humphrey in 1970?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 11:05:43 pm »
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That would be epic, but the tradition is for presidents (more so than for vice presidents) to retire from the public spotlight after their term in office.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:48:41 pm »
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I doubt it. While John Q Adams, Andrew Johnson, and Taft had a future after being President, most just retire. Did any other Presidents run for office again (besides President)?
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 01:15:11 am »
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More than likely, if there's any position he gets after being president, it's going to be a seat on the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 01:20:04 am »
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I doubt it. I'd say Michelle Obama would more likely run for that seat.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 04:15:28 am »
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Hell no.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 06:50:06 am »
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I doubt it. I'd say Michelle Obama would more likely run for that seat.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 07:21:48 am »
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It would be too big a step down. Supreme court judge would be a more dignified position. Much will depend on Michelles ambitions.

It could be great if he got involved in humanitarian work in Africa. Maybe as head of a UN-agency, but unfortunately anti-Americanism in the UN-system might be too strong.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 07:39:51 am »
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Probably not; because Congress inaugurates before the Presidency, he'd either be forced to resign early and allow Biden to be President for the last two weeks of the 2013-2017 term, or enter later and be the least senior Senator. I can imagine Obama being appointed to the Supreme Court or even running for Governor, but I don't think he has a future in the legislative branch. Who knows, though; it isn't impossible.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 10:45:18 am »
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He'll only be 50 if he loses this year and 54 if he makes it to 2016, which means he'll still be younger than many politicians are at the start of their political careers, so there's definitely time. But yeah, I tend to agree that an appointment to the Supreme Court is more likely, though more likely he'll just write books, go on speaking tours, and do charity work.
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 11:15:07 am »
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No. It just wouldn't like right. Also, I don't understand this obsession with Michelle running for the seat. She isn't like Hillary, guys. She has made it known how much she dislikes the political arena.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 03:28:03 pm »
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No, Mike Quigley should run and would get Obama's full support.  He gonna endorse candidates and raise money for the rest of his career as a Dem since he is a good campaigner and donor based candidate.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 11:52:21 pm »
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I think he'll run in 2016, and he's a shoo-in to win.

Of course, it means Biden will end up being President for 17 days.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 12:43:35 am »
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I think he'll run in 2016, and he's a shoo-in to win.

Of course, it means Biden will end up being President for 17 days.

How will that be possible with Romney in the White House?
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 12:54:21 am »
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How will that be possible with Romney in the White House?

You're hilarious.
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 01:37:33 am »
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No, Mike Quigley should run and would get Obama's full support.  He gonna endorse candidates and raise money for the rest of his career as a Dem since he is a good campaigner and donor based candidate.
What about Tammy Duckworth or Brad Schneider?
Schneider is going to unseat Bob Dold -Kirk's successor in IL-10 get re-elected in 2014 by a wide margin perhaps in a rematch against Dold.
Duckworth is going to defeat Joe Walsh in IL-8 by a landslide margin and will get re-elected in 2014 against a sacrificial lamb GOP challenger.
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 07:42:04 am »
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No- he'll go make his hundreds of millions thru memoirs, speeches, think tanks, and businesses and head up his foundation
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 05:12:29 pm »
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Mike Quigley, Forrest Claypool and Rahm Emanual were the three reformers that stood up to the Strooger-Burris-Blago scandles I think Quigley who isn't reguarded as a tax raiser, which Ginnoulias was tagged with is gonna do well against Kirk. Tammy Duckworth is more like Melissa Bean she should stay in the house.
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 06:27:26 pm »
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Rahm Emanuel? You mean Mayor 1%?
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2012, 07:11:03 pm »
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Forget the senate. I'm not even sure this guy really wants to run for a second term.
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2012, 07:00:03 pm »
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Michelle Obama might, but not Barack.
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