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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The SS Hillary is now officially listing

Seriously, it makes me weepy. Honestly, I might even shed a tear over this, after I dance a jig on her political grave. Hillary's lead is officially shot to Hell in New Hampshire:

A new poll shows that while the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president holds a comfortable lead in New Hampshire, the Democratic race has tightened dramatically.

According to the latest WMUR/CNN poll, Hillary Clinton's 20-point lead has vanished. She now has 31 percent support, with Barack Obama in a statistical tie at 30 percent. John Edwards is third with 16 percent, and Bill Richardson has slipped slightly to 7 percent.

The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center over the weekend and has a has 5 percent margin of error for each party.

On the Republican side, Mitt Romney is leading with 32 percent support. Rudy Giuliani and John McCain both have 19 percent. Mike Huckabee has climbed slightly to 9 percent, and Ron Paul has 7 percent.

Clinton had a 20-point lead over her closest rival in the fall and was considered by some to be the presumptive nominee. But analysts said Obama's message of change could be attracting a critical group of voters in the final weeks before the primary -- independents.

The poll shows that Obama now leads Clinton among independent voters 36 to 26 percent.

Obama may have received a bump from Oprah Winfrey, who hosted a rally for Obama in Manchester on Sunday night. The event might symbolize Clinton's other problem -- her appeal to women.

"Turn out the lights, and say good night ..."

Forget her appeal to women. Her appeal to the electorate, as a whole, is pitiful. She's polarizing, demeaning, retributive, petty, and singularly focused on getting her butt back in the White House. I'm sorry, but even if we were Democrats (which we're not, thank God), we couldn't vote for her. Let me explain, and I'll use a quote from a White House advisor quoted in Bill Sammon's new book on President Bush to illustrate the point:

"This process is not going to serve her well," a senior White House official told me. "Think about it. she's going to be essentially saying, 'Elect me president after I've spent the last sixteen years in your face. And you didn't like me much when I was there last. Give me eight more years so I can be a presence in your life for twenty four years ..."

She simply won't do, folks. And it's not about her message not getting out there., It is out there, and voters are rejecting it. She's trying to play the triangulation game her husband used, and she's failing miserably at it. She's trying to portray herself as a centrist or a moderate, and the voting public already knows that's a lie. The Democrats tried to run on that in 2006, and successfully hornswaggled the public into buying the lie that they had changed their ways, and would govern as moderates. Instead the public has seen the same sol, same old that the Democrats have been for the better part of forty years -- liberals to the bone, and hard left ones at that.

People don't want to be taxed to death. They don't want government-run health care. (They have seen, as we all have seen, that if you put the government in charge of anything outside of it's enumerated purview, they screw it up.) What she stands for is a more socialistic version of the Clinton administration from '92-'00. Voters aren't fooled, and it's reflecting in the polls.

Publius II


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