posted on Oct, 23 2005 @ 12:49 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton
George F. Allen
for this list includes bios of these possible candidates and also
includes a list of posible independent candidates.
Other people that might be possible candidates include
Personally I think the most interesting possible candidate for the Democrats would be current New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. He's
running for Governor of New York in 2006. If he wins that it could be a launching pad for a presidential run in 2008 or 2012. Or a possible VP slot in
2008. He's developed a reputation for going after corporate corruption on Wall Street and protecting consumers. Very interesting guy and if the
Republicans continue to face scandals he could be an excellent candidate for pushing a anti-corruption reform agenda. While most pundits are saying
Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination in the bag if she choses to run I think the Democrats would be making a big mistake in nominating her. I
think she's to polarizing a figure and has to much political baggage to ever get more than 40-45% of the vote in a presidential election. I think the
Democrats need to go with a governor or another candidate from outside Washington to have a chance.
For the Republicans I think John McCain would be their best bet if it were not for his age. It might provide him problems as he would be the oldest
person elected president if he won in 2008. He's also got problems with the social conservative base. He might be able to overcome those problems by
selecting somebody like Mike Huckabee, the current Governor of Arkansas and a strong social conservative, for the VP slot.
Many analysts consider Senator George Allen the possible nominee but if scandals continue to plague the party a "maverick" like McCain might be the
Republicans best bet.
[edit on 23-10-2005 by Delta 38]