There’s never been much legitimate doubt that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president, and by now there’s probably not even much unreasonable doubt left. Clinton doubles up her main rival Barack Obama in the latest CNN poll (40 percent to 21 percent, with 13 percent for the unbearably light John Edwards).
Even in Iowa, where Edwards once led Clinton, two recent polls (University of Iowa and ARG) have Clinton leading him (27-22 and 30-21 respectively). Iowa was never going to be very important to the process, and may be even less so if certain key primary dates move up. However, Clinton’s lead over Edwards in a state where he’s been camped out for months, and one that can be partial to his sort of candidacy, speaks volumes about her gathering strength and his serious weakness.
JOHN adds: Not long ago, most of my smart Democratic friends were looking for a more electable alternative to Hillary. Remarkably, with hindsight, some cast John Edwards in that role. Without the primaries even having begun, Hillary has benefited from the process, as she has been able to position herself as the relatively sensible Democrat in the race. I’m not hearing much about finding an alternative at this point.
To comment on this post, go here.
- Subscribe now!... Get rid of ADs!Support Power Line...VIP MembershipPresentsPower Line
Most Read on Power Line
- House committee document could mean trouble for anti-Trump "deep statists"
- Bombshell: Simpson Admits Fusion GPS Went to the Press to Salvage Hillary's Campaign
- Schumer Flees From Tom Cotton
- A Primer on the "Government Shutdown"
- Simpson Tried to Deceive Congress On the Fusion GPS/Obama DOJ Connection
- White House issues tough statement on "Schumer Shutdown"
Subscribe to Power Line by Email
Find us on Facebook
“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell