Even then there was a lot of speculation about whether or not he might end up on the Democratic ticket come 2016; he showed a lot of promise, not just due to his superb oratory skills but because of his remarkable life story and the accomplishments he had accrued in just a short amount of time.
Depending on your politics, Warren may seem shrill, effective or, well, too effective. By some estimations, she would overshadow Clinton if added to the presumptive nominee's ticket. But if she is picked, look for Trump to pick Warren's equal.
Core Democrats and the party establishment are solidly behind Clinton. That's the good news. The bad news is that this masks the weak enthusiasm or outright opposition that many Democrats and independents who backed Sanders have to a Clinton presidential bid. Warren will do much to dispel that.
Have you ever met an amazing recruiter? Perhaps you met one during an employment search or one who works for your organization and brings you top-flight talent. If it's the latter, hold on to him or her tightly because these people are hard to find.
I fondly recall learning to shoot a .22 rifle at Boy Scout camp oh those many years ago. I've had little direct experience with guns since then. But I do not write to you today as an anti-gun polemicist.
The Ryan selection is likely to motivate the conservative base and increase donations, much as the Palin selection did. But it is also likely to motivate the Democratic base that sees his Medicare and other proposals as an attempt to roll back Lyndon Johnson's Great Society.
He does after all have a lot of attributes that will appeal to Republican voters all over the country. He's white, male and middle aged, as well as white, male and middle aged, and actually white, male and middle aged.