(The Guardian) -- Hillary Clinton is quite likely to be the Democratic candidate for president. But she has been plagued throughout this primary – as she was in 2008 – by a simple problem: many voters just don’t like her. Be it sexism, Clinton-family fatigue, or serious beef with her platform, a poll out this past week showed that 56% of registered voters expressed an aversion.
Though the same poll shows Donald Trump trailing Clinton in a hypothetical vote, simply being able to win isn’t enough. There must be people out there who can excite the Democratic electorate – as Trump does many Republicans, to the establishment’s chagrin – and beat the man, to boot.
Bernie Sanders might be able to beat Trump, and he’s definitely triggered a groundswell, but if he can’t win against Hillary then he simply won’t be around. So here are an assortment of alternative candidates for the democratic nomination. They are all theoretically eligible, they inspire devoted fandom, and their Oval Office presence would each be unparalleled. Dream on with us, and leave your own picks in the comments.
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