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Clinton, Biden and a
post-Obama Democratic Party?

CNN, by Julian Zelizer

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Posted By:garnet, 2/18/2014 8:58:40 AM

With talk about the 2016 election heating up, most of the national media has turned the focus on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joseph Biden. Clinton and Biden would be formidable candidates. Either would be a logical successor to President Barack Obama as the leader of the Democratic Party. Yet if they are to be successful, they will need to look outside the beltway to learn about the kinds of issues that are animating voters outside of Washington. They would do well to draw on some of the ideas that have been percolating in recent months from newer

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/18/2014 9:06:22 AM     (No. 9736805)

The cat is finally out of the bag: Michelle in 2016.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/18/2014 9:15:13 AM     (No. 9736820)

Billery is not about to give up the post position to any of the liberal Democrats listed in the article. Those people may be able to win elections in their liberal home cities but would falter big time as national candidates, also amnesty for illegal aliens and treating future mass illegal immigration as a human rights issue, which would encourage much more of it on into the future may be a good Democrat talking point as it would assure a steady path of new foreign born Democrat voters in the years ahead, but is very low on the radar screen of most ordinary Americans who worry about getting a job and their economic future.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotcorner, 2/18/2014 9:32:59 AM     (No. 9736843)

A stunning article - these are the main issues as the nation is falling apart? How out of touch the establishment of both parties has become!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 2/18/2014 12:23:58 PM     (No. 9737116)

Democrat mayors are concentrating on penny-ante social issues. As far as jobs and the economy goes, the most they say is they are going to ´create jobs.´ They don´t say when or how, but just saying ´create jobs´ is apparently enough to get CNN excited.

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