I'll Say It Again
By: Mark W Adams

I love her, she'd make an historically great POTUS. There is little chance she'll get elected and zero probability the wingnuts will permit her to be effective whatsoever.
WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans say they wouldn't consider voting for Sen. Hillary Clinton for president if she becomes the Democratic nominee, according to a new national poll made available to McClatchy Newspapers and NBC News.
She's one tough broad -- and I mean that as a compliment. I admire her. But she's poison to the Democrat's opportunity to right all the wrongs we've witnessed under the Bush/Cheney regime.

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Ara said...

All in all, a badly written article and Mason-Dixon's web site doesn't give you access to the polling results.

That said, I cringed when I read that 60% of independents said "no."


Hey Mark: what do you make of the fact that Edwards handily beats all Republican candidates in national polls but doesn't do well against the other Dems?

Mark W Adams said...

Hillary's negatives have only grown. That has always been my problem with her. I have other issues, but no real deal-breakers. Not winning, however, is a real deal breaker. She unites the GOP better than a resurrected Gipper would.

As for Edwards vs. GOP vs. other Dems... Good stuff in the big picture way (if you're an Edwards supporter). He's very often the number 2 choice for supporters of any other candidate. He's a southern white male, so "safe" to so many, especially those who identify more with the GOP tribe.

I think he also has a legitimate strategy, emphasizing the early primary States despite the rev'd up calendar. Unlike Dean (who had similar netroots and liberal wing support) Edwards will leave Iowa perceived as a winner, not a 3rd place loon, going into NH. Edwards won S.C. last time and I have no reason to believe he won't again.

With two legit wins, and at least a close second in NV and NH, he goes into Super Duper Tuesday as the guy to beat. If he can pull out a win in NV or NH -- Katy bar the door.

You and I know polls are deceiving this early, and also a lot of folks (sadly) will tell a polster they'll vote for the black guy or the lady, but behind closed curtains they'll pull the trigger for the safe dude -- especially when they know he can beat the opposition and speaks to the real core of Dem values. That sucks, but neither Hillary or Barack ever thought this would be easy.