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2010 Senate Race

May 01, 2008

Interesting list....

My thoughts on each:

1. I think he’s young enough to stay away from it and wait. He’s got the best future of any of Iowa’s Congressmen, so.

2. Not sure he can win a Senate election.

3. I like him, but I don’t think he’s a Senator.

4. I think he’s going to run, even if it means challenging Grassley. His Cabinet chances are gone with HRC fading, and he won two pretty strong (+5 points) victories statewide.

5. I think he could.

6. No way. She’ll be 67 in 2010, and I don’t think she has that great of political skills.

7. Does he have a machine in Des Moines at all?

8. I don’t disagree with anything you said.

9. I think he’s very ambitious and pretty sharp. If he’s not in the mix in 2010 he will be eventually.

10. I don’t disagree with anything you said.

2010 Senate Race

May 02, 2008

I imagine Vilsack had his eyes set higher...

I have to think Vilsack was practically a guarantee to have a Cabinet position in a Clinton administration. I think I’d rather be Secretary of Agriculture with considerable input to the presidency than freshman Senator.

I’d say that was his gambit, and it probably isn’t going to pay off.

2010 Senate Race

May 05, 2008

Fair points...

I was thinking of the degree to which Vilsack would have influence on a Clinton administration. It’s pretty obvious he would be a trusted adviser.

Not that it is likely to matter. I think Clinton is out of the mix, and I think Vilsack runs for Senate in 2010. I think he’d make a better Senator than Governor, personally. It’s more in line with his personality. And I thought he was a pretty decent governor.

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