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« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2008, 02:59:34 pm »

Most likely: Huckabee
Romney
Jindal
Crist
Least likely: Biden
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« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2008, 06:33:53 pm »

This forum alone is starting to make me hate Mark Warner. Tongue
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« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2008, 11:07:03 pm »

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really don't think Mark Warner will ever be president.

Politicians don't just stay "fresh" for decades. People on this forum seem to always think that the major figures in 2020 are going to be the same people who are prominent today, as if they never age.

Maybe in India or France. Not in the U.S.

I wouldn't rule anything out, but it's more that likely that in 2016, most of the major prospective candidates on either side will be people who just won their first major race this year or are only going to win their first major race in two years, in 2010.

The 2010 class of governors may well supply some major candidates, especially from larger states: I plan to watch the governorships of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and California.
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2008, 05:16:41 am »

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really don't think Mark Warner will ever be president.

Politicians don't just stay "fresh" for decades. People on this forum seem to always think that the major figures in 2020 are going to be the same people who are prominent today, as if they never age.

Maybe in India or France. Not in the U.S.

I wouldn't rule anything out, but it's more that likely that in 2016, most of the major prospective candidates on either side will be people who just won their first major race this year or are only going to win their first major race in two years, in 2010.

The 2010 class of governors may well supply some major candidates, especially from larger states: I plan to watch the governorships of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and California.

Sadly, I agree with you. Warner is this generation's Reubin O'Donovan Askew.

Fortunately for Warner, I don't think he really wants it in the first place. Had he run this year, I am fairly confident he would have won both the nomination and the Presidency, yet he didn't even form an exploratory committee.

I think if the nomination were dropped in his lap, he'd take it, but generally he's content to be Mark Warner, Obsession of Atlasians Everywhere.
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« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2008, 11:23:19 pm »

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really don't think Mark Warner will ever be president.

Politicians don't just stay "fresh" for decades. People on this forum seem to always think that the major figures in 2020 are going to be the same people who are prominent today, as if they never age.

Maybe in India or France. Not in the U.S.

I wouldn't rule anything out, but it's more that likely that in 2016, most of the major prospective candidates on either side will be people who just won their first major race this year or are only going to win their first major race in two years, in 2010.


The 2010 class of governors may well supply some major candidates, especially from larger states: I plan to watch the governorships of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and California.

true, that is true. But Warner isn't exactly "Prominent" Only Political hacks like us and Virginians Know about him.
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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2008, 11:05:14 pm »

To continue the trend of not-so-obvious names, what about Beau Biden, presuming that he wins the 2010 DE special election and is subsequently reelected in 2014?
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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2008, 11:21:03 pm »

To continue the trend of not-so-obvious names, what about Beau Biden, presuming that he wins the 2010 DE special election and is subsequently reelected in 2014?

I could definitely see that.
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« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2008, 04:07:23 pm »

To continue the trend of not-so-obvious names, what about Beau Biden, presuming that he wins the 2010 DE special election and is subsequently reelected in 2014?


I forgot about that guy. Yes he could be president. Definitely.
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« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2008, 11:40:23 am »

1. Caroline Kennedy
2. Hilary Clinton
3. Joe Biden
4. Bobby Jindal
5. Lisa Madigan
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« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2008, 12:16:46 pm »

My gut tells me Romney for some reason.
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« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2008, 03:15:02 pm »

Isn't this a little early? Obama is only going to be the 43rd president so why speculation on 45?
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« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2008, 03:26:16 pm »

Isn't this a little early? Obama is only going to be the 43rd president so why speculation on 45?

44th
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« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2008, 04:06:34 pm »

Nope. 43rd.
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« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2008, 04:54:45 pm »

Let's just say... 44th president, but 43rd elected?
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« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2008, 04:59:32 pm »

Let's just say... 44th president, but 43rd elected?

Yeah, what are you getting at Donut?
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« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2008, 05:17:18 pm »

Any president selected by 9 justices and not the voters plus electoral college doesn't count.
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« Reply #66 on: December 17, 2008, 05:18:36 pm »

Any president selected by 9 justices and not the voters plus electoral college doesn't count.

So if someone fairly wins the electoral vote but loses the popular vote, they still aren't the rightful President (even though the Constitution states otherwise)?
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« Reply #67 on: December 17, 2008, 05:23:29 pm »

Yeah.
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« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2008, 06:05:56 pm »

Any president selected by 9 justices and not the voters plus electoral college doesn't count.

Bush would still count anyway, since he was elected in 2004.

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« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2008, 06:07:41 pm »

Any president selected by 9 justices and not the voters plus electoral college doesn't count.

So if someone fairly wins the electoral vote but loses the popular vote, they still aren't the rightful President (even though the Constitution states otherwise)?
Yeah.

John Quincy Adams won neither the popular nor electoral vote, yet you still count him as a legitimately elected President?
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« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2008, 06:15:51 pm »

That's debateable. Had bush after he seized power not been an atrocious leader, and instead done good things I'd be more willing to grant ex-post facto legitimacy to his reign.
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« Reply #71 on: December 17, 2008, 06:18:08 pm »

Any president selected by 9 justices and not the voters plus electoral college doesn't count.

So if someone fairly wins the electoral vote but loses the popular vote, they still aren't the rightful President (even though the Constitution states otherwise)?

I believe Straha views the Constitution as "unconstitutional" and "an illegal document."
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« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2008, 06:28:45 pm »

That one was a fakepost.
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« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2008, 09:56:38 pm »

Democratic:
Blanche Lincoln
Kay Hagan
Brad Henry
Phil Bredesen
Bill Nelson

Republican:
Haley Barbour
Mark Sanford
Pawlenty
The Republican that gets elected governor of Illinois in 2010
Tom Ridge
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« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2008, 10:00:48 pm »

The Republican that gets elected governor of Illinois in 2010

Not happening.
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