Imagine that for whatever reason, Obama does not stand for re-election in 2012. He’ll serve out his term, but that’s it. He’s leaving with integrity, too: there are no shenanigans. (Scenarios as to why this should happen belong in another thread.)
So, which Democrats would stand, and which of them would have decent chances of being elected?
I think she would probably make an exception in this scenario. In the real world, most Secretaries of State serve one term and there’s no possibility of promotion for her. Cuomo is an interesting choice. He’s doing well and he does have a varied resume, but he only become governor of NY in January.
Hard to envision the catastrophe such he doesn’t run. Health problems? Dunno, I see him as a guy that if you told him he would drop dead on the last day of his next term, he’d still run.
But any of them. Hillary, sure, Dean, Hugh Bethca, who cares, the other side is offering a slate of flesh-eating zombies. I’m gonna try to be bit farther north if Perry is on the ticket, if he’s elected President the Canadians will be closing the border in a matter of hours.