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Thursday, August 28, 2003

 

Yikes! Is Hillary In? http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=123&ncid=742&e=10&u=/030826/79/52zn5.html

posted by Trammell at Thursday, August 28, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Op-ed by Robert Reeves on Hillary Clinton's possible entry into the race for the Dem nod:
Not for the record, though, Hillary and her advisers, including her husband the ex-president, her money men and pollsters, will meet shortly after Labor Day -- Sept. 6, I hear -- to discuss whether she should go for it. It is a decision that has to be made earlier rather than later because of November and December filing deadlines for the early primary elections that will almost certainly (and very quickly) identify the 2004 Democratic nominee. [...]

And polling could drive Hillary's decision, beginning with Bush's popularity ratings. On her own side, Democratic polls right now show Kerry, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, former House majority leader Richard Gephardt and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as the Democratic leaders, each of them with 15 or 20 percent of the Democratic vote nationally. Throw Hillary's name into those polls and she gets between 37 percent of the vote (ABC News poll) and 48 percent (Quinnipac Institute).

Kerry and the rest drop to single digits. Unfair? Of course. If Bush is in trouble, Kerry and Dean could be the Gene McCarthys of their generation if Hillary decides to be Bobby.
All I can say is hmmm. (Thanks to Dean National Wayne Alvarez for the link!)


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