For a long time now, we at MOMocrats.com (and others) have been sharing post after post and poll after poll which shows that John Edwards is the only candidate who can beat ANY of the Republican front runners come November. So why doesn't this matter to people who are going to vote for Hillary or Barack anyway?
If you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton, especially, please consider this, and my favorite quote:
By February 6, Democrats are likely to be stuck with the two weakest candidates. As Marc Cooper wrote here, once Hillary locks up the nomination, the rumors about Bill will come fully unzipped, diminishing her chances in November. Meanwhile, Obama's numbers among whites are dropping, largely because of Billary's attacks, whether you consider them to be coded racist appeals or merely color-blind Rove-ian hit jobs.
If I didn't know better, I'd say that by cutting off the race's possibly strongest Democrat--first from media coverage and now from polls--the corporate media could be misleading us toward another Republican administration.
And if you are going to vote for Hillary, you had also better start donating money to Huckabee's campaign.
My strong feeling about why Edwards is being ignored is that people are so wrapped in picking a historic candidate they can't pull themselves away from that circus to consider all the candidates and where they stand on the issues. "Do we pick the woman or the mixed-race guy?" This isn't "The Price Is Right." People don't have to pick between the Mustang convertible or the trip to Sandals. There is another option out there, and that option can beat McCain. And Romney. And Giuliani. And Huckabee. And Paul. Isn't that something to consider when picking a candidate?
As Leslie Savan implies in her column, I sincerely hope that Billary continues to show her true colors by continuing with the smear campaign we all knew was coming. Because lately, it doesn't seem to be translating into votes. Clinton=smarmy. If you don't believe that, read this latest display of slimy behavior. What won't Hillary do to win this race? Oh boy, I sure hope we have a chance to find out. Keep it up, Hillary. Let's see where your loyalists are then.