This was a Washington Monthly article a few months back but I wanted to link to it again because while I gather the article was intended half in jest, I am of the opinion the Democrats need to reach beyond the normal list of suspects for returning the party to the presidency.
I'm particularly intrigued by the idea of having a major CEO running for the job. Ultimately, Democrats need someone media savy, not necessarily policy wonkish to run for the top job. Presidents are decision makers and responsibility delegators. Democrats will also need someone who can transcend the current political climate.
I would have added someone like Bill Moyers to this list. But we can work on that.