Originally Posted by cutthemdown
I agree that Clinton just seems too old and tired. i don't feel she wants to run but of course people get a 2nd wind sometimes and maybe 2 yrs off with Bill egging her on would get her fired up. i was just surprised someone told me Obama did better with women then Hilliary was doing and thats why she lost. Maybe that wasn't true. I believe most women like a man more just an opinion but politics is all about opinions and hunches, not everything is spelled out in a graph.
Clinton too old and couldnt get the nomination last time. She knows hell some young democrat with new ideas and less baggage could just come in and Obama her again. Also she barely got out of debt from the last campaign. Not sure she wants to go through it all again at 70, in fact i think its a huge long shot.
Biden.....he may be just stupid enough to run. I hope he does because it will make the whole thing funnier.
I don't think it's a longshot...if I were taking bets I'd say she's 70% likely to run. She won't likely get Obama'ed by some young guy because there's really no Obama to pull it off. We all knew after the 04 DNC speech Obama was going to be hard to bring down. IMO the democrats don't have someone like that yet. Julian Castro gave an amazing speech, but he's not quite big enough yet. When Clinton realizes that she's got an easy road to the nomination, it'll be hard to convince her NOT to run.
If I had to guess this far out the D nominee will go to Clinton and someone like Deval Patrick, someone else who shone at the DNC.
Another one that is getting buzz is Elizabeth Warren, but if Clinton were to run she wouldn't have a chance against her.