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Hillary Clinton's Strong Start

The entry into the Democratic contest by Bernie Sanders was welcome from a Clintonite perspective, because it filled a potentially dangerous vacuum. With his long record of service to progressive causes, Sanders is popular enough to garner a decent-sized following among liberal Democrats, but he’s almost certainly too far to the left to represent a serious threat to Hillary. So far, at least, his presence has been more of a problem for Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, who is set to officially announce his candidacy on Saturday. As I noted back in March, O’Malley is a serious figure who demands some respect. As governor, he eliminated the death penalty, legalized gay marriage, and championed various good-government initiatives. But with Sanders already out there on the stump, O’Malley has struggled to gain traction.

A new poll of likely Democratic voters conducted by Quinnipiac University illustrates the scale of the task that is facing Clinton’s challengers. The survey, which was carried out from May 19th to May 26th, showed her getting fifty-seven per cent of the vote. Sanders was in second place, with fifteen per cent. O’Malley got just one per cent, and so did two other possible candidates, Jim Webb, a former U.S. senator from Virginia, and Lincoln Chafee, a former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island. Of course, it is early in the process, and anything could happen between now and the end of the primaries. At this stage, though, Clinton is sitting pretty.
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For Clinton’s campaign team in Brooklyn Heights, that means things are on track. Of course, they won’t necessarily stay that way. The campaign is just getting started, the country is more or less equally divided, and winning a third term of office isn’t easy for any party. Now it’s up to Clinton to finish up her “listening tour,” lay out her policy platform, and take it to the Republicans.


http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/at-this-early-stage-hillary-clinton-looks-strong

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jun 2, 2015, 05:28 PM (15 replies)

here is how genuinely fucked I see the GOPs future

They are so locked in to a closed minded older white southern demographic echo chamber (fox news) that we have arrived at a point in history where our center left/business/third wave feminist frontrunner, our cool old professor real socialist, or our used to be Regan's something or another love guns and was vet against the Iraq war from the git go guy will easily kick the crap out of any of the dozens of weak sisters the GOP has to offer.

I still say it will be Clinton v Bush. But clearly ANY of ours beat ANY of theirs.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jun 1, 2015, 03:25 PM (11 replies)

why does my beagle wait until company comes over to masturbate with the nice persian rug?

It is kinda funny but wtf?
Posted by arely staircase | Sat May 23, 2015, 06:15 PM (10 replies)

I am glad Bernie Sanders is running

I will still vote for HRC. But I am glad somebody is making sure income inequality is on the front burner right now. Bernie is a great man. I have loved him for years. His presence also educates people about what a socialist really is - and that it isn't something scary.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun May 17, 2015, 12:43 PM (2 replies)

When President Sanders negotiates a trade deal, should he be given the authority Pres. Obama is

currently asking for?
Posted by arely staircase | Sun May 10, 2015, 03:47 PM (35 replies)

I am pro triple bipass operations

The more the better. Anyone trying to prevent them under the guise of comprehensive nutritional education has a hidden agenda.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Apr 25, 2015, 02:29 PM (43 replies)

I am pro comprehensive sex edication. I beleive it empowers everyone and prevents unwanted pregnancy

All unwanted pregnancies should be rare whether the woman in question choses to carry it to term. And that is her choice and nobody else's.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Apr 25, 2015, 11:40 AM (69 replies)

abortion SHOULD be rare

For the same reason dental fillings and teeth pulling should be rare not because there is any shame to it but because it is an invasive procedure that can usually be avoided through proper knowledge and application of said knowledge.

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:26 AM (79 replies)

If you don't like HRC don't vote for her. seriously, nobody is going to beg you

She is still gonna win. The same people hating on Clinton here have done the same to Obama for eight years. And it didn't matter one bit. He won twice - big time.

So vote for whomever you want. Who gives a shit? Meanwhile Democrats will be electing the first woman president. If a bunch of bitter Naderites want to gripe, who could possibly care?
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Apr 19, 2015, 10:12 AM (186 replies)

I would much rather have Pres. Obama or Sec. Clinton negotiating trade deals

or arms control deals or any kind of deal than any Republican living or dead.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:22 AM (94 replies)
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