Jackie Speier — The rookie Congresswoman would be a breath of fresh air to the race. Speier has a compelling personal story and a solid Bay Area base. She ruffled feathers of the special interests during her time in Sacramento but got results. She’s got some DC experience now too (helpful in the $ department and tapping federal dollars). With Barbara Boxer on the ticket (along with Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina), having Speier in the lineup would be a very good thing for Dems. Can she raise what she needs to win the primary? Possibly. She’s popular among the netroots and has valuable D.C. connections.
Speaking of the “netroots”, who would you like to see step into the race? Jackie?