Dem's Gearing Up Attacks for 2008
A couple of their memo's could have implications before 2008, specifically the one on John McCain, who has been a help to them of late. If he starts feeling like the Dem's are attacking him for thinking of running his cooperation level may drop considerably. That would hurt the Dem's in congress now, and running up to the election, when they'll need a couple of legislative victories to tout.
The same can be true of Chuck Hagel, who is more centrist than other possible candidates, and doesn't always agree with the president. If he were to quit being vocal about his opposition to some Bush initiatives it would remove a Democratic talking point of disunity.
While they have 11 potential candidates on the list, one notable exception is Condi Rice. While she has repeatedly said she isn't going to run, the draft Condi movement is fairly strong, and since she beats most Democrats in 1 on 1 polls, she could be a real threat. She's also a problem because one has to be careful how they attack her without sounding like Ted Rall.
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