UPDATE, FEB. 11, 2008: The analysis in this old post still holds true, so I hope you read it -- but of course, there's a lot of more current data, so if you're interested in electability (or the current election in general) please visit VichyDems' home page. The most current posts on electability, at least as of today, are there (direct links here and here). Thanks! Thersites.
Is Hillary Electable in 2008? That's the poll question today at JustHillary.com; please visit and vote NO.
Why? Because the DLC "centrism as an electoral strategy" has been a dismal failure. It cost Democrats the Congress in 1994 and stopped us from regaining it in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004, and if Rahm Emanuel has his way, it will stop us from regaining it in 2006, too. The last thing we need is a controversial and manipulative candidate like Hillary riding the same non-wave to defeat in the Presidential election in 2008.
John Kerry's nomination over Howard Dean in 2004 demonstrated that Democratic power brokers only bless candidates they believe can win the general election. And John Kerry's nomination over Howard Dean in 2004 demonstrated that Democratic power brokers don't have a damned clue what electability really means: Dean would have hammered Bush, while Kerry triangulated his way to a narrow defeat, as triangulators always do.
So, though it's just a small-site poll (no insult; this is a small site too! It's just not exactly a Pew poll), please go tell whoever's watching that no, Hillary Clinton isn't electable, and her politics won't work, and her selfish - undercutting - of other Democratic candidates disqualifies her from serious consideration, and you're not fooled.
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