Monday, February 4, 2008

Polls look good for both Dems

From the poll:

"Looking ahead to the general election in November, Clinton tops McCain 50 percent to 47 percent and beats Romney 56 to 41 in hypothetical matchups. Obama beats McCain 52 percent to 44 percent and tops Romney 59 percent to 36 percent."

I'm still rooting for Romney to win on the R side, because it'll be really smooth sailing into November for the Dems. McCain presents a challenge. This is the first poll I've seen that shows Obama with such a decisive advantage, but even Clinton is ahead in this poll, which is good news.

The funny thing about this whole election right now is that I never thought I'd be going against the tide of progressive opinion that has attached itself so passionately to Obama. I just don't see what they see in the guy. I think he's essentially a charismatic empty suit. I've always thought that about him, and I don't think that's going to be our best option going into November. This poll doesn't change my opinion on that matter. Plus, between the two of them, Clinton's health care plan is miles better than Obama's. I'm in favor of mandating coverage. It's not just about the right to have health care, it's about our collective responsibility to each other, so that the public doesn't have to pay the costs of those who for whatever reason can afford health insurance but don't have it. There's a real social cost there, and mandating health care is a good way to fix that.