Do We Have a Contender?

Senator John Edwards a Democrat from North Carolina announced he was forming an exploratory committee to run for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president. He joins Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Will only these three run? Probably not! Other possible candidates include: Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt, Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and South Dakota Senator Thomas Daschle. Oh yeah, and then there’s also Al Sharpton. But are any of them true contenders? It really is hard to gauge at this point. If I had to make a prediction, I’d say that Senator Kerry was leading the race for the nomination. Why not Senator Liberman? Let’s just say he’s got too much Gore baggage. Of course, I’m not counting out Senator Edwards. Afterall, the last three presidents have come from Southern states.
Whoever get it, I hope they study the first Clinton presidential campaign. He successfully demonstrated how to dethrone a popular Republican president!

3 Comments
  1. While I think you’re right that the Democratic contenders should all carefully examine the Clinton campaign, I must take issue with your description of President Bush as a popular president. Although Bush was quite popular immediately following the Gulf War, that popularity was long since gone by 1992. While studying Clinton’s campaign will certainly provide valuable lessons, it will not provide any help in unseating the current president _if_ his popularity is high in late 1996.

  2. True, Bush’s poll ratings had seriously declined by the time the 1992 Presidential election rolled around. But the drastic decline happened in a matter of months. Bush (42) just didn’t get it. And so if all Dudya (44) does is focus on war with Iraq, and does nothing to stimulate the economy, just like his daddy, he’ll be a one term president. We are already in a recession; starting a war is not going to help that.

  3. Actually I would vote for Senator Liberman over George Bush. I will not vote for Dean or Kerry.
    Instead of worrying about all this more immediate is our Homeland Security Officers on the boarders that have no accountablity on how they act on duty or in a community. It is a growing concern in States such as Montana, North Dakota and maybe others. Lets quit just throwing money at Homeland Security and screen those officers better. Two such are intiminating, threating and exchange identities, and their is no accountablility. The customs say the are on loan from their areas, and their police chiefs say they have nothing to do with them anymore. Just going to keep posting this everywhere till someone listens. Tks

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