“Where I am right now in the mix is roughly where the eventual nominee almost always has been in the year before the vote, if history is any guide. And I think where this is going to shake out is, if you really do want the candidate with the most years of Washington experience, the most familiar face possible, then you’ve got your choice. And, if you want the most ideologically conventionally left candidate you can get, then you’ve got your choice. Most Democrats I talk to are looking for something else, and that’s where I come in.”

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