June 29, 2007

More Than 50% Say "No Way" To Hillary

Mason-Dixon poll of 625 likely general election voters saying 52% wouldn't consider voting for Nurse Ratched.

Yes, it's early for polls and yes, polls can be misleading. But the story here is not that half of the respondents can say for sure they would not vote for her. The story is that this isn't the first time the "no way" response was in the 50% neighborhood. I can recall at least two other polls in the last six to nine months that put the number around the same amount (if not just under 50%). 60% of independents (the folks who'll decide the election) have a negative view of her.

This means that the feeling is consistent over time and she has very little margin of error. Statistically, if more than 50% of likely voters are unlikely to vote for you then you're unlikely to win the general election. Hillary's problem is that she is such a known quantity.

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And what voters know, they don't care for. She's shrill, pedantic, unlikable and frankly I think most people are sick to death of her. Any attempt to mitigate these qualities comes across as disingenuous. And she seems like a lock for that nomination.

Honestly, the only better deal that the Republicans could hope for is if Al Gore jumps in and muscles it away from her. Oh, just imagine that slugfest.

Just think of all the potential for fun. We could watch Al Gore’s black preacher persona (“the truth shall rise again!”) battle it out with Hillary’s fake southern accent and her talk about the House of Representatives being run like a plantation.

It would also be amusing to see Clinton and Gore battle over the anti-war left vote. Quick -- who said this in September of 2002? “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country" and "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power" If you answered Hillary Clinton, you would be wrong. Those were Al Gore quotes. Don’t plan on Clinton using them against Gore in an effort to woo the anti-war left though.

Dude, this looks like it could get ugly.

I know, that's just wrong.

Posted by Gary at June 29, 2007 01:30 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 29, 2007 12:59 PM

Oh, and just imagine if, say, Ralph Nader jumped into the race. Further bleeding of votes on the far left end of the voting population.
I double dog dare Ralph to run.

Posted by: rbj at June 29, 2007 01:19 PM

That South Park fight is a blow-by-blow copy/tribute to the fight scene in "They Live".

From Wikipedia: "The fight scene mimics exactly a fight scene between Roddy Piper and Keith David in John Carpenter’s They Live, copying specific camera angles and dialogue, although the boys do not correspond to either character.


Posted by: Edwoodca at July 1, 2007 01:57 AM