Friday, December 14, 2007

Best Line of the Debates So Far

"Hillary, I'm looking forward to you advising me as well."



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7 comments:

jewish philosopher said...

Obama sounds like a good guy. However unfortunately I don't believe a man with an Islamic name can be elected president.

I think it's Hillary in 08.

Comrade Kevin said...

Though he has made tremendous strides in both Iowa and New Hampshire, he still trails Clinton by twenty-five percent in national polls and in many other states.

Assuming he wins either Iowa or New Hampshire, or both---I think then his stature in other states will change drastically and he'll see a dramatic shift in the national polls. I'd be curious to see how he'll do in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Clearly, though, it will take far more Clinton miscues. His latest polling numbers have benefited from her mistakes; by in large he hasn't picked up points based on his own merits. But he has had enough sense to shrug off her attacks rather than stoop to the same level.

Jewish Atheist said...

JP:

I doubt that many of the people who would be swayed by his name might vote for the Democratic nominee anyway.


CK:

Another interpretation is that once voters start paying attention to the race -- or once the candidates start paying attention to a particular state -- people realize that Obama could actually win this thing. I agree that the national polls are pretty irrelevant if Obama does well in the first couple of states. In 2004, Kerry was trailing Dean 32 to 17 nationally immediately before the New Hampshire poll and leading him 34 to 22 nationally the very next week. (CNN.

Foilwoman said...

Jewish Atheist: I'd like your thoughts on the Divine Bronze John's latest post on religion and atheism here: http://strangersfever.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-about-seventy-two-relatively.html. I may not believe in god, but I do believe in Bronze John (I've told him that, much to his embarrassment), and would like to read your reaction, if it wouldn't be too much trouble. Thank you.

Jewish Atheist said...

FW: done.

jewish philosopher said...

I think that since the candidates all tend to be so similar, it's silly things like name, age, color, gender, spouse's behavior, etc which tend to make or break a campaign.

lakewoodshmuck said...

good line