I'm sure Hillary would have beat McCain, so do we relegate ourselves to arguing over who would have won MORE popular votes or electoral votes?
Who. Gives. A. Damn.
Americans are soooo tired of divisiveness. They'd love to see Hillary and Obama united.
And so would I.
Regarding Hillary's "baggage": we're no longer in a campaign. If there are some questions about Bill's business dealings or alleged conflicts of interest, I'm sure we'd have some questions about Kerry/Heinz and Richardson too. The press will question any powerful candidate. That's their job. [My bad: their job is to report on Angelina and Brad. Their other, smaller job is to occasionally ask tough questions of cabinet picks, etc.]
I was out canvassing in Macon, Georgia today, and nearly all of the people I spoke to didn't plan on voting early because they were suspicious that their vote would be tampered with if they voted before the election day.
After a just a little discussion, I managed to persuade all but one to go to vote early.
I can't stress this enough: we must, must, must go out to canvas, particularly in early voting states, so that we can avoid the disasters in urban areas that we saw in 2004.
Bob Barr looks more attractive after McCain signs on to what some conservatives consider socialistic tampering with the markets.
Regardless, the economic news doesn't do wonders for him down here.
I'd also predict vast underpolling of poor voters, just as in 2000, when polls predicted Roy Barnes would handily win the Governor's race by double-digits. Perdue beat Barnes by double-digits. Why? New voters pissed off by the flag debacle. The new voters in this election are African Americans. I've worked down at Obama's office in Macon, and I can tell you this is happening.
I don't think it'll put us over the top, but who knows?
when they didn't. Had Palin been honest, she'd have said, "never heard of it," or something more aw shucks mainstream America. But she tried to fake her way through the question, and it came across as ludicrous and dishonest. . .
You're right that most Americans won't know either. It's that she tried to fake it so obviously. That dreadful pause, followed by my favorite lines spoken by a politician in awhile: "In what respect, Charlie?" A kid trying to fake her way past a tough question on an exam.