Thursday, May 04, 2006

Analysis: Who do you think will be the presidential nominee for each major poltical party? Who do you think will win in 2008?

I'm going to take an inverse look at that question and say that I don't think it's going to be Sen. Kerry for the Democrats. Although he has raised something like $10 million, I don't think that the Democrats will take the chance with him again. Who was the last multi-campaign candidate? Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan?

12 comments:

Jerry Christiansen said...

beautiful site, and beautiful ideas for civics classes! I could see your kids taking off with this. Personally being a fellow social studies teacher, I would think that John McCain will be the Republican candidate and maybe Jonathan Edwards as the Democrat. I think both sides want to get out of their 2004 ways and move away from Kerry and anyone associated with Bush.

harold olson said...

I see the Republicans are already trying to buy the public's vote. Was it Bill Frist who offered to send everyone a $100 check to help fray the cost of rising fuel prices instead of facing the issue head on? Please....

blue dog said...

The last multi campaign president was Richard Nixon.

trevorhguy said...

While there is no way to be certain of who will run in either party especially not the dysfunctional bunglers otherwise know as the Democrats. My personal hope is that Feingold is the nominee but at this point that is not looking very likely. I am willing to bet my piggy bank (life savings) that Hillary Rodham gets it for the Democrats. For the Republicans I would like to see Rudy Giuliani give it a go. Lastly, for the green party, I’m just gonna put this out there, Ralph Nader. He has waited long enough. Fingers crossed.

Dain said...

I think there is still too much time to be sure who will get the nominations. Right now, though, these are my thoughts.

For the Republicans, I belive that John McCain will get the nomination. He is excellently positioned; he is far away from Bush, has name reconignition, and has a positive reputation among voters. His term as a senator does not end until 2010, so everything he fundraises from now till the campain cycle can be used for a presidential campain, or at least the primary.

For the Democrats, it looks to me like Feingold will get the nomination. The other Dems that come to my mind are Edwards, Gore, and Clinton. I think Edwards is too closely linked to Kerry, and I think Clinton, in all honesty, is to polarizing a canidate to get the nomination. Gore is well-positioned for another presidential run, but he would first have to return to politics.

trevorhguy said...

Seeing as how there has been a long standing drought for questions to post blogs on and I was told that it was a requirement to post them, I have decided to post my own question: How do you think that the U.S. was perceived by its international peers at the recent G8 summit? I feel that the U.S. is turning into a joke among the worlds leading democracies, and there is only one person to blame for this, Bush. I fear that his bungling at the G8 showed the rest of the world how S.O.L. we are, when the leader of the free world goes around giving back rubs to German Ambassadors and flirting with Tony Blair you know the !@#$ hit the fan. The entire Middle East is a powder keg needing but a tiny spark to set it off, and what does our President elect think of this? I believe his exact words were, “See, the irony is, what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hizbollah to stop doing this s**t."(7/17/2006 G8 Summit) In his defense though, he did shove a roll into his mouth before speaking so there is no way to be 100% sure that he actually did say s**t. So all in all I feel that the U.S. didn’t have to great of a showing at the G8, and I for one am not surprised.

Mr. Bretzmann said...

People adapt to their environments, even during a drought. :) Everyone has adapted well to the limited number of questions. There have been some who have commented on other people's comments (like a discussion- very cool) Some have posted on several different questions, and it's great to see that you've even come up with your own question. Well done bloggers! Nevertheless, look for more frequent questions in August. I'm going to put my two cents worth in for this question. Although Dain suggested that Sen. McCain will be the nominee for the Republicans, I have heard some grumblings that he may not be conservative enough. Then again, what are the other options? Rudy Giuliani isn't that much more conservative and Condoleeza Rice says she's not interested in running (although she may not be very conservative either). I think the whole thing turns on whether the Republicans as a whole decide they want to win or they want to protect their ideological base. It's similar to the debate the Democrats had in 1992. Nominate a centrist or a liberal? They nominated the centrist and he served for eight years.

tonileep said...

There has been a lot of discussion on who has the experience to be the presidental nominees for each major poltical party. I believe that the presidential nominees for the democrats will be Hillary Clinton or Feingold. There has been discussion about Hillary being a nominee and her gender and I believe she will be the candidate. For the Repbulicans, I believe John McCain or Rudy Giuliani will be nominees.

tonileep said...

There has been a lot of discussion on who has the experience to be the presidental nominees for each major poltical party. I believe that the presidential nominees for the democrats will be Hillary Clinton or Feingold. There has been discussion about Hillary being a nominee and her gender and I believe she will be the candidate. For the Repbulicans, I believe John McCain or Rudy Giuliani will be nominees.

RPawlow said...

GREETINGS, FELLOW EARTHLINGS. My name is Robert Pawlow, and I am from the future. I predict Barack Obama will win the election in the great year two thousand and eight because, like I already said, I am from the future and witnessed it happen. How about them apples?

RPawlow said...

A side note: It is interesting to see this blog and all the responses. Not seeing Barack Obama's name mentioned once should indicate our upcoming 2012 election and its nominees might not be as predictable as we might like to think. Barack Obama running as an incumbent is obvious, but a dark horse candidate is not out of question.

dboyce said...

I'm pawlow's fellow companion from the future. It seems that a lot of you guys from the past got the republican candidate right, but you all failed miserably by not mentioning a barack obama for the democrat. in a few years America will have elected its first african-American president.