Sunday, March 19, 2006

Gore vs. Hillary

Robert Novak wrote in Democratic insiders take seriously a possible new try for the presidency by Al Gore and say he is capable of raising more money than the presumptive front-runner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Kerry also thinks he should have been elected, and will probably make a run at it too. The Democratic Primary season should be interesting.
Clinton's team has attempted to foreclose conventional Democratic money sources, drying up funding for her potential presidential rivals. She has $17.1 million cash on hand, more than any other possible candidate. Her current fund-raising tour is aimed at an additional $40 million.
She probably thinks she can drain some of it off for personal use.
However, party operatives believe former Vice President Gore can outdo Clinton through unconventional fund-raising on the Internet. By campaigning left of Clinton, Gore appeals to ardent anti-war Democrats. Gore's first presidential run in 1988 positioned him as the centrist candidate, to the right of eventual nominee Michael Dukakis.
Dems always pretend to be centrists, but with the growth of the extreme left wing of the blogosphere, they are going to find it harder and harder to do it, and not lose their base

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