Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What Hilary Has

What Hilary has is poll numbers. Everyone says her "negatives" are too high, but nobody appointed her the front runner. We're talking about Senator Clinton for one reason: polls of likely Democratic primary voters show her in the lead. In fact she does well in all kinds of polls, including match-up polls with likely Republican nominees. The only one who so far often edges her out is Senator McCain. The argument that people don't like her isn't persuasive when she rules at the polls. For myself, I'd be happy to get Bill back, and I doubt I'm alone on that. My likely-Democratic acquaintances who say nobody will vote for Hilary will all vote for her themselves if she's the nominee; at least, I haven't heard from any who wouldn't.

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