Kevin Drum at the Washington Monthly offers several reasons why he likes the presidential chances of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., including her ability to raise "insane amounts of money" and her strength in the black community.
He also makes an interesting point about her perceived negatives: "She has nowhere to go but up. Seriously. Every nasty thing that can possibly be said about her has already been said. Her negatives may be high, but that’s mostly among Republicans who won’t influence her primary chances and wouldn’t vote for a Democrat in the general election anyway. Rush Limbaugh will spew his usual swill to the dittoheads, but for the most part all the old attacks will seem, well, old."
Cal Thomas also noted in a column in Wednesday’s Eagle that women voters could be a powerful force. "Some conservative Web sites are already claiming Clinton will unite the Republican base like no other Democratic candidate," Thomas wrote. "Maybe, but that base is too small to counter what surely will be a surge in female voters. A recent USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll found that 6 out of 10 women were likely to support Clinton in her run for the White House."
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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