Saturday, December 16, 2006

Frontrunner

The current Democratic frontrunner for president is no longer Hilary Clinton, it seems. (And thank God for that.) The spotlight is now on a new frontrunner: John Kerry's '04 running mate, John Edwards.

And it's not a small lead, either. The Iowa poll (Iowa and New Hampshire being the two most important states in the primaries) looks like this:
  • John Edwards 36%
  • Hillary Clinton 16%
  • Barack Obama 13%
  • Tom Vilsack 11%
That's gotta hurt for Vilsack, what with the home field advantage. One can also assume that Edwards would have a significant advantage in the next state after Iowa and New Hampshire - that is, South Carolina. Edwards is from North Carolina, was born in South Carolina, and won South Carolina last time around.

Edwards and Obama are probably the Democrats' best choices, in my opinion. An Edwards/Obama or Obama/Edwards ticket would be a force to be reckoned with.

1 Comments:

At 12/16/2006 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'd move to the U.S. if they elected those two on a Democratic ticket. Only kidding but still what a breath of fresh air compared to Kerry and of course the current administration.

I think you'll see Obama on the VP ticket if Clinton wins or if Edwards wins. I don't think Gore will come back so it's between these three contenders.

 

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