Yes I said Hillary.
I'm predicting that she will run in 2016 and I'm making the same $1000 bet that I did when I said Obama would defeat McCain and Romney, that if she wins the nomination she will defeat the republican in the general - barring some disaster.
Hillary will win in a landslide, probably getting more than 60% of the electoral vote.
In the 2012 election, Democrats lost half of the 10 million voters that voted in 2008 but republicans did far far worse, only gaining a million votes compared to McCain.
People will look at that and say Democrats really dropped the ball in 2012 by losing 5 million voters, but poll after poll shows the opposite is true, democrats didn't go far enough - as 72% of Americans support single payer.
Democrats were punished in 2012 not for passing healthcare, a historic achievement on its own, but because they didn't seize a huge opportunity for radical fundamental change.
So, does the GOP have bad candidates or just bad policies? Turns out its both.
The Republicans and their turncoat corporate backers have been spreading lies, holding the economy hostage, and undermining our democracy for years and the public has been paying attention, and are just waiting to send the GOP packing.
Americans are not going to stand by and allow the GOP to systematically dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and whatever else they get their hands on.
With those factors alone almost any Democrat will have an easy time routing any challenger, and Hillary already leads them all.
The only person, and I mean only, that could challenge Hillary would be Senator Warren or maybe another Democratic Senator that we know little about that could more appeal to liberals.
What would really do harm to the democratic party is if they excluded perceived threats to a Clinton candidacy.
The Obama-Clinton rivalry garnered 30 million votes in the 2008 primary alone, undoubtedly helping democrats in the general election that year.