Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Democrats worry about Hillary heading the ticket

Evans & Novak (hat tip: Larwyn):

Democrats: Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) first place in the fundraising race strengthened the appearance that this is her race to lose, which has brought out some Democratic worries about her as the nominee...

*... Obama has begun to become more pointed in his critiques of her, specifically assailing her vote in favor of the Iraq War. Because Iraq was a key motivator for Democratic voters in 2006, this is Obama's best opening. The questions are: (a) Will Obama hit hard enough? and (b) Can he come across as knowledgeable and beat the rap of being too wet behind the ears on serious issues?

*... The New York Times has recently run a handful articles and columns criticizing Clinton or worrying about her as the party's nominee. Veteran Democrats fear she is too polarizing with too high negatives and that she could actually lose in a year that, by all rights, should be tilted heavily towards the Democrats.

I really don't know what they're worried about. All of Hillary's controversies are behind her.

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