Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Election Hoopla

I've made a few posts, and received some reader comments, about people who already think they know enough to predict the upcoming 2008 Presidential election results. Whether it's John McCain versus Hillary Clinton, or Hillary versus Rudy Giuliani, or even the highly unlikely Mike Huckabee, who currently polls at just two percent among likely voters, everyone seems to have an opinion of who will be the next President of the United States.

I want to know one thing: how? How, with the midterms just one month gone and the campaign season not yet fully begun (though some candidates have been campaigning for years), can these people possibly expect to predict with any degree of accuracy whatsoever how the election will go? Come on, people!

Recent polling shows former First-Lady-turned-Senator Hillary Clinton with a wide lead among Democrat hopefuls, while Republicans poll a statistical dead heat between "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani and War Hero Senator John McCain. With such big names as John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney among the also-rans, how can anyone even guess what will happen two years from now?

Remember Bill Clinton? He was once the underdog, too, only to go on to become the only two-term Democrat during my lifetime!

So give it a rest, people. Shut your mouths and open your ears. Maybe then you'll actually hear what the candidates are saying so you can cast an informed vote in 2008.


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