The Next President

THE NEXT PRESIDENT….I haven’t been paying close enough attention to this, since the next presidential election is still 39 months away, but there sure are a lot of people who appear to be actively running for the Democratic nomination already. Off the top of my head, here are the people who have either said they’re considering a run or are routinely talked about by the press:

  • Joe Biden

  • Hillary Clinton

  • Bill Richardson

  • Evan Bayh

  • Wes Clark

  • John Kerry

  • John Edwards

Who have I missed? And is it my imagination, or is this awfully early for so many people to be in serious contention?

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