Issues-- they will hopefully come up with the "how did we get here" question. I have my own opinions, starting with the bailouts that Obama took upon himself to own; then the Afghan debacle; and a terrible ongoing strategy around healthcare.
But yea, its clear that momentum follows issues, that's a great point. I will think about that some more because its clearly the trigger.
How are you so sure that Feingold is a probably not? Given he has the fire in the belly, they never get rid of it, and he's a maverick-- it seems right up the alley for what he would do next. Because if Russ loses, its 100% the fault of Obama.
Warner, Bayh, they both will likely sit on the sidelines until '16.
Dean hasn't made any indication, but I do believe he's thinking about it.
If Feingold loses, he may decide to run.
What about Brian Schweitzer? He's obvioulsy got '16 on the mind. He would likely blaze it up and could win too.
There are a lot of people with '16 on their mind, and that election likely begins the planning and scoping and all in a mere 26 months from now. The question is, does any of them want to move it up to being live and full-scale within about 8 months, at the latest, from today.
To me, its obvious that Obama is a one-termer. Ohio makes it plain to see. He's vulnerable from the left in a primary. I can't imagine that someone who wants the job doesn't take the opporunity, because at tle least it gives a leg up on '16.
Obviously, things are in bigger disarray with the Democratic Party than this blog. I don't really get the affront to opinions. So what if he's anonymous? Am looking forward to more of his rants, in fact, your best writing here has been the posts where you show some emotion.
That needs to come out on a much bigger display within the progressive circle if we are going to see anything change, and not just repeat the whole debacle of the latter part of the '90's when the progressives just checked out, which you shouldn't be doing.