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Barack Obama Loses To Least-Worst Hillary Clinton

by | 12th, December 2007

democrats.jpgDURING the past few months the Republican race for the Presidency has been easily the most exciting of the two political contests.

While Hillary Clinton’s procession towards November 2008 has appeared mostly a foregone conclusion, the Republican competition has looked anything but certain.

Indeed, with just weeks to the Iowa Caucuses, the Republicans appear splintered as ever. The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows that no single candidate has performed sufficiently to impress a large enough bloc of Republican voters.

It’s hardly surprising considering the frontrunner, Rudy Guilliani, has a gaping hole in his credentials as a family man, while his two closest rivals are a Mormon who just a few years ago passionately defended abortion, and a former Governor who supported tax increases and appears soft on immigration.

But in the past few days, Anorak in New York has found itself focusing more and more on the Democratic race.

True, the same New York Times/CBS poll that paints the Republican race as wide open suggests that Clinton is still the frontrunner by a long way.

But the odd thing about Clinton is that very few Democrats AiNY has spoken with in the past few months seem to like her. And at least three-quarters, if not more, support Barack Obama.

None of these Democrats seem to believe Obama will secure the nomination. And all will no doubt vote grudgingly for Clinton when the time comes around.

But does this mean that Obama has a realistic chance of winning?

Toby Harnden of the Daily Telegraph certainly believes Obama has a shot at the nomination. And the New York Times today reports that Clinton is looking shaky in early voting states.

Also, if Hillary does go on to fight the election, and win, what kind of a presidency will it be when many, if not most, of the people who voted for her, never really liked her in the first place?

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