Friday, January 4, 2008

Is Hillary Still The One To Beat?

Hillary Clinton took a hit in Iowa, but she still leads in the overall race for the nomination, with 175 delegates, including superdelegates, followed by Obama with 75 and Edwards with 46. The next caucus in New Hampshire should be very interesting. What do you think?


Tami January 4, 2008 at 7:42 AM  

While listening to various political and news radio stations yesterday, I sensed that the electorate is growing weary of being told who we are voting for before we ever enter the ballot booth:

- Clinton is the Democratic candidate for president.

- Black women must vote for either Clinton or Obama.

- White folks won't vote for Obama.

I say, "says who?" Look what happened in Iowa last night. This is the curse of today's 24-hour news cycle. It forces pundits to stretch 10-minutes of facts through opinion and conjecture. And many voters are then led by those opinions.

Now, here is MY conjecture:

I think that on both sides, this is anybody's race, which is so exciting. I think Huckabee was carried to victory last night by the Evangelical base in Iowa. He's going to have a hard time repeating that in New Hampshire, where I think the Republicans are more of the Romney or McCain mold. I think New Hampshire will be another horse race for the Dems. I've heard that the Dems in New Hampshire are of the liberal/independent variety, which may bode well for Obama and Edwards.

Randi523 January 4, 2008 at 2:02 PM  

Interesting, it will be. I'm still not convinced...

tasha212 January 4, 2008 at 6:51 PM  

I think it's an interesting race. Have to see what's gonna happen in New Hampshire.

Mes Deux Cents January 4, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

Professor Tracey,

I think Sen Obama has the momentum. New Hampshire is his to lose or win.

I think Hill was over confident in Iowa, partly due to the media, as Tami points out.

I'm really looking forward to New Hampshire. After months and months of blah, blah, blah, now we are seeing some real action!

Professor Tracey January 4, 2008 at 7:35 PM  

Tami - You are so right, I am sick and tired of the media deciding for the public. They need to tone is down!

MDC - I agree, I do have the feeling that ole Hils is in trouble a bit here.

I agree with everyone that New Hampshire will be extremely interesting!

Candy January 5, 2008 at 12:29 AM  

Since I don't totally get the whole caucus hoopla, my reaction to the whole thing is bitterness. Has been since the beginning.

I was raised in Missouri and now live in Indiana. You mean to tell me that my primary vote won't make a difference in who becomes the Dem or Repub candidate, and it never has? It's just the votes of these certain states - most of which don't have enough of a mix to represent me at all - that make the decision?

See? I'm still bitter.

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