An Early Eye On 2008

Among the earliest Democratic contenders: Wesley Clark, Joe Biden and John Kerry

The good news for John Kerry is that he didn't pull an Al Gore. Instead of moping around after the election, putting on weight and growing a beard, the 2004 Democratic nominee is back attacking Bush's health-care plan, skewering his nominee for Secretary of State during confirmation hearings, and booking a comeback interview on Meet the Press. The bad news for Kerry, if he wants to try again in '08, is that there's a boatful of other Democrats already testing the waters with the party's top fund raisers.

Among the earliest to start dialing around: Wesley Clark, who entered the '04...

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