As November’s election results sink in and the size of President Obama’s victory becomes clearer – he won 332 electoral votes and more than 51 percent of the popular vote — Democrats are uncharacteristically giddy about 2016. Not only is demography on the party’s side, with the share of the young, female and non-white vote rising almost every year, but destiny seems to be, too. Our first black president could be succeeded by our first female president, since the party’s star, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, would immediately become the frontrunner for the nomination, and for election, if she decides to run.
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Which Women Might Run In 2016?