Thursday, May 04, 2006

NATIONAL: Podhortz-Rove say "real" independent voters percentage down... hmmmm...

Hilary Clinton: tougher than Bush?
If she wins, President Clinton may be less to our liking than we think
LUIZA CH. SAVAGEMacleans -St. Georges Univ (Canada) ...Podhoretz disagrees, arguing that Republican enmity could even help her cause. His analysis: the country is so deeply divided along party lines that any candidate of either party will automatically have 35 to 40 per cent of the country against him or her. So Clinton's inherent "high negatives" do not put her at a unique disadvantage. (Truly independent voters are down from 20 per cent in past decades to some seven per cent of the electorate today, he writes, citing George W. Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove.) Attacks from the right, he says, will encourage the left to coalesce around her..... more

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