Wednesday, August 1, 2007

HRC Watch

I'm not gonna lie. I've been skeptical of the top Democrat contenders for the presidential nomination. Obviously, Clinton is a woman, Obama is not white, and well Edwards...he's sort of boring. Would American really vote for a female president or someone of a non-Caucasian appearance? It was always flash backs to the 2003 gubernatorial race between Jindal and Blanco - "Well, I'd vote for a woman over an Indian." Is that what it would come down to? Of course the Republicans don't even seem to have their stuff together, so this could really be anybody's ball game. Right?

The more I observe, the hotter HRC gets and despite the charisma he is so gallantly praised for, Senator Obama is getting out played. Today's Wallstreet Journal boasts "Clinton Widens Poll Lead By Using Experience Card", citing polls in which HRC's lead continues to increase. I know I'm not alone in my fears, but when you read it in a publication it makes you feel a little better:

Despite doubts even among Sens. Clinton's and Obama's supporters about whether Americans would elect a female or black candidate as president, the poll shows that either Democrat would defeat the Republican front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, if the election were held today.

Mrs. Clinton would beat Mr. Giuliani by six points, 47% to 41%; Mr. Obama would win by five, 45% to 40%. The results are nearly identical to those in the June poll. The latest poll, of 1,005 adults Friday to Monday, has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

In a three-way contest among Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Giuliani and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg running as an independent, the poll shows Mrs. Clinton winning with 42% of the vote to Mr. Giuliani's 34% and Mr. Bloomberg's 11%. That suggests Mr. Bloomberg -- who hasn't declared his candidacy -- would steal more support from the Republican than from the Democrat.

[h/t Jezebel]

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