CAN HILLARY BE STOPPED?

It’s just nine weeks until voting in the American primaries begins. As of now, Hillary Clinton is sweeping the board. A national poll, just out, has her beating Rudy Guiliani in the general election by eight points. She has a double digit lead in most of the primary states. Only in Iowa are Obama and Edwards still competitive. In South Carolina she is 13 points ahead of Obama among black voters. She is leading among women voters and is catching up among men. In the last quarter she raised $27 million to Obama’s $20 million.

Edwards has to win Iowa or he’s a gonner. Obama probably has to win either Iowa or New Hampshire. Clinton could lose both and her organization is so strong that she could recover to win in the big primaries on February 5.

Can Hillary be stopped? Short of a gargantuan gaffe, it’s difficult to see how.

Would you like to see Hillary become the first woman president of the United States?

If your answer is no, whom would you like to see elected?

Off to Vermont. Back Sunday. Have a great weekend. Neil

11 Comments »

  1. 1
    Chimera Says:

    I don’t really care who wins the presidency. I don’t trust any of them. It would be really entertaining if Hilary got in, though. All those stuffed shirts in Congress and the Senate would all of a sudden start paying attention! It’s still, in a lot of ways, a man’s world and an old boys’ club down there.

    Vermont? *envy* Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. 2
    Barbara Says:

    And not up here?

  3. 3
    Chimera Says:

    “And not up here?”

    From what I hear from family and friends down there, we in Canada are not nearly as bad as the Americans when it comes to the old boys’ clubs. And we’ve already had a female PM, even if she only stayed long enough for a cuppa coffee.

  4. 4
    Barbara Says:

    She was a sacrificial lamb. How is that for an old boys’ technique?

  5. 5
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Our female PM was not elected by the populace but ascended to that position via the Progressive Conservative party leader selection process. One may argue that such a process is much, much closer to resembling an “old boys’ club” than a general election.

  6. 6
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    I’d like to see Hillary become president if her administration would operate as did Bill’s. As a conservative, I much appreciated Bill’s presidency, which oversaw more conservative policy implemented than even Ronald Reagan’s.

  7. 7

    Tony:

    Also as an intelligent conservative I expect you would find it difficult to understand how Bill Clinton left a large surplus and George Bush squandered it entirely.

  8. 8
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Yes. I find it very difficult to understand how Clinton, a supposed liberal, ends up being the posterboy for conservatives and Bush the supposed conservative, becomes a “tax and spend Republican”.

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  9. 9

    I’m of the opinion that the labels of “Left” and “Right,” “liberal” and “conservative” are no longer applicable to the current political landscape, at least in America.

  10. 10
    Paul Costopoulos Says:

    Indeed, the political parties in the US and Canada are shifting coalitions of special interest groups easily swung by the opinion surveys and have nothing to do with the ideologies associated with their labels. Reading on the BBC website, I notice the same tendancy in England. In Québec the only distinction is between federalists and separatists.
    How else could you have, in Québec, a former Federal Conservative minister as Liberal Premier, and, in Ottawa, a former Reform chief as Conservative Prime Minister as the result of the merger of the Reform and Progressive Conservative parties. And our Federal Transport Minister is a former Liberal Minister in a past Liberal Quebec government. Left, Right still mean something in the army. At ease!

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    retro Says:

    As much as I’d like to see a woman president, I don’t trust Hillary as far as I can throw her.


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