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I'd love to see Biden run. He should have run in 2016 and I'm sure he regrets that decision now.
There is little to zero chance that Hillary will run again, so Bernie or busters can rest easy.
My hope is that Biden runs, but there are plenty of other people I'd love to see throw their hat in the ring.
I'm a fan of Senators Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Merkley, Ron Wydan (sorry - Oregon bias there), and Sheldon Whitehouse. I'm on the fence with Senator Warren because I can easily foresee another nasty "us vs them" battle if she ran and lost the nomination.
I also don't think that the only people we should be paying attention to are U.S. Senators.
There are numerous governors I like. California Governor Jerry Brown (although ageism would rear its ugly head with him) is one of my political heroes and a liberal icon who turned California into the progressive bastion it is today. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is another governor I look up to. I'm a huge fan of my current Governor, Kate Brown, but she's never once insinuated that she's interested in national politics.
We also shouldn't count mayors of some of our biggest cities out, either. Mayors are the most important position in our nations political structure. They are on the front lines and have a different perspective of how politics works than Senators and Governors do.
So I would pay attention to Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Bill deBlasio of New York City, and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago. Even if they don't run for President, I wouldn't be surprised if whoever the Democratic nominee gets creative in picking their running mate.
As you can see - there are plenty of supremely qualified Democratic politicians to run for President.
However, I'm more focused on November 6, 2018 right now. Let's start thinking about who can run against Donald after November. We need to be focusing all of our energy on retaking the House and Senate. Our next nominee can wait.