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    I think Warren might happen (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by ruffian on Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 02:07:58 PM EST
    I'm warming to the idea. Hillary is pretty sure of winning anyway...but I think she'd like some of that excitement and energy on the ticket.  I don't know anyone else that can deliver it.

    Warren Should Stay in the Senate (none / 0) (#1)
    by Michael Masinter on Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 12:55:26 PM EST
    We don't need another republican senator from MA, but that's exactly what we'll get if Senator Warren resigns her seat (she can't be both a senator and a VP). Gov. Baker will appoint a placeholder, then run for the seat and win. If the republicans retain control of the Senate, President Clinton will never be able to have a SCOTUS nominee confirmed.  Losing the MA seat makes that outcome more likely.  

    You think Baker (none / 0) (#2)
    by CST on Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 12:59:38 PM EST
    Is gonna run for senate?  I don't.  If he did he would automatically lose a lot of the good will he has by leaving for national politics midway through his first term.  A lot of his support stems from the fact that he actually seems engaged and interested in doing his job rather than just using it as a stepping stone to something else.

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    Also (none / 0) (#3)
    by CST on Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 01:01:33 PM EST
    given that the last guy tried to make the jump from gov to pres - I think senate might be aiming a bit low.

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    Besides (none / 0) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 03:07:20 PM EST
    They have figured this whole thing out so even if a republican was appointed they would only serve for a short time.  Special election.

    There has been a ton written about this so I'm not even going to link.

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