Don’t get me wrong; I will probably vote for Hillary – I think she would make an outstanding President.
The problem is that with only one viable Presidential contender on the Democratic ticket we are taking a large chance of a Republican candidate sweeping into office as the ‘only alternative.’
The voting public is fickle. It only takes one misstatement in front of the press (Romney’s 47%)
or one unfortunate photo op (Howard Dean) to turn off the voting public and doom a candidate.
If we run Hillary as the presumed winner nominee without a viable alternative and some scandal or questionable action occurs (and with Hillary she is even vulnerable if Bill is brought under the spotlight) it could sink her candidacy resulting in the voting public turning to Republicans.
Democrats need a viable alternative to Hillary running for the nomination in 2016.