by mainelib, Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 05:20:08 AM EST
Clinton's high negatives are a major electibility problem. McCain is preferred by independents. And Clinton's negatives are going up because the Obama people have decided that they can't sit back and take her attacks on ethics, while not raising the obvious ones with the Clintons.
Axelrod: "If Sen. Clinton wants to take the debate to various places, we'll join that debate. We'll do it on our terms and in our own way but if she wants to make issues like ethics and disclosure and law firms and real estate deals and all that stuff issues, as I've said before I don't know why they'd want to go there, but I guess that's where they'll take the race."http://thepage.time.com/
by mainelib, Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 06:28:26 AM EST
Tom Brokaw announced that the Obama campaign has told him that they have 50 superdelegates who are prepared to announce for Obama soon.
video here: http://thepage.time.com/tom-brokaw-on-ms
Assuming this happens, HRC will have lost her superdelegate lead and will be even further behind Obama's delegate lead.
The coming losses in WY and MS for Clinton dig her an even deeper hole in the delegate count.
Now perhaps this won't occur. But if it does, then doesn't it look impossible for Clinton to get the nomination?
by mainelib, Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 05:10:47 AM EST
I just noticed something in the Ohio polls. While last week, Clinton was frequently above 50% in the polls, she is now at or below 50%. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/
Yes, she's leading consistently (except for a tie in Reuters/CSpan/Zogby), but the 50% and under number must be cause for concern in the Clinton campaign.
This means that she's lost some support and, while, there is not a big movement for Obama now, a lot of the times a candidate loses support to undecided and then the undecideds go to the other candidate.
Whether you're a Clinton or Obama supporter, this is something to keep your eyes on in the next few days.