We have only about 60 days until the November election, and I know that many of you are fed up with all the charges, counter-charges, innuendo, smarmy compliments, and incessant back-stabbing. So it's time to look beyond the 2008 election, and begin consideration of the possible field in 2012. Yes, it's only 60 days until the next election cycle begins!
On the Democratic side, an early favorite has to be New York Senator Hilary Clinton, although it's entirely possible that they could steal a page from the McCain playbook and offer up Chelsea as a surprise candidate. She has more domestic and international experience than Governor Palin, after all. Her age could be a factor in bringing in the youth vote. Her sex of course would help to get the women's vote. On the other hand, her age could likewise be a disqualifier since the Constitution requires that the president be no younger than 35 years. Maybe the Chinese would fix her up with a fresh passport too.
One as yet unanswered question is whether Clinton would have the brass to challenge a sitting president from her own party – assuming that Obama wins – and the unequivocal answer to that is yes, she would.
I really have to discount any possibility of Senator Joe Lieberman becoming anybody's nominee given his penchant for following up on putting his foot in his mouth by putting his other foot in his mouth. Maybe he's swallow them both and disappear entirely.
Oklahoma's own Senator Tom Coburn.....
AHHHHHH! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! MY BRAIN IS GONNA EXPLODE!