After Ted Kennedy passed on August 25th of ’09, we had primaries on December 9th, and the special election was on January 9th.
When would Warren vacate her seat? November 9th, should Clinton/Warren win? January 20th, 2017? Where does that put the primary and election?
When would the GOP have Baker move to name a replacement? Right after the Dem convention? Force/pressure her to resign? Who would he name? A placeholder like Kirk, who promises not to be noticed? The predetermined eventual GOP candidate, who will start campaigning from a bully pulpit before the primary?
What will the Dems do? We really, really, really need that seat. Who the heck do we have in the wings?