The field of Contenders vying to become the next President of the United States seems to grow every day. Big names like Clinton, McCain, Obama and Giuliani dominate the landscape right now but as we know, it's possible that an unknown can come out of the pack and become the Contender to beat. Questions surround the leading Contenders: Is America ready to elect a woman President? Has John McCain mended fences in the Republican Party? Is America ready to elect an African-American President? Can a pro gay rights, pro abortion and pro gun control Contender from New York City win the Republican nomination?
If any of these Contenders stumble, who in either Party can pick up the baton and race to the finish? And what about the Pretenders? While most of them have no chance to become President, they can make the race very difficult for the frontrunners. Will Governors continue their hold on the Presidency? Can a sitting Senator become President, the first one since John F. Kennedy?
Rey Thomas, political analyst and Editor-In-Chief of "The Thomas Political Report," examines the Democrat and Republican Contenders and Pretenders. Just one can win. Who will it be?