Sunday, December 24, 2006

Clinton, Obama Clearing The Field

WaPo reported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), trading on star power, the capacity to raise tens of millions of dollars with relative ease and an ability to dominate media attention, are rewriting the script of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign, driving potential rivals to the sidelines and casting a huge shadow over all others who may run.

Actually Clinton is still in the field because of all of the money she raised but did not spend on her senatorial campaign, and it is the MSM's hyping of Obama that is creating him as a top candidate, and it is the MSM that does not want any other Democrats to join the frey, and start criticizing either Clinton or Obama.
What once shaped up as a sizable field of Democratic candidates is now shrinking. Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) announced on Dec. 16 that he would not seek the Democratic nomination, a surprising decision that came just days after he witnessed firsthand the megawatt voltage of Obama's drawing power in New Hampshire. As Bayh drew small crowds on his seventh trip to the Granite State, Obama enjoyed sold-out audiences and saturation coverage on his first.
The election is TWO YEARS AWAY. We just finished the 2006 election. Can't we have a breather for at least a year?

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