Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Presidential Power Rankings # 36

September 5, 2007


1. Hillary Clinton (1)
2. Barack Obama (2)
3. John Edwards (3)
4. Bill Richardson (4)
5. Chris Dodd (5)
6. Al Gore (6)
7. Joe Biden (7)
8. Dennis Kucinich (8)
9. Mike Gravel (9)
10. Wesley Clark (10)

No changes this week, once again.


1. Mitt Romney (1)
2. Rudy Giuliani (2)
3. Fred Thompson (3)
4. John McCain (4)
5. Mike Huckabee (5)
6. Newt Gingrich (6)
7. Sam Brownback (7)
8. Ron Paul (8)
9. Tom Tancredo (9)
10. Duncan Hunter (10)

After a good deal of consideration, I have decided not to alter the rankings this week. I really did almost move Huckabee over McCain based on a poll out of Iowa, but for reasons I have mentioned before, I feel it is best to hold off, at least for one more week.

Tonight's GOP debate in New Hampshire should be pretty important. One candidate that will not be there is Fred Thompson, although his first 30 second ad will debut right before the debate kicks off on the Fox News Channel. Already out to the media, the ad is being panned by many. We will know a lot more about just how good or bad a candidate Fred Thompson will be, after his appearance tonight with Jay Leno and his announcement tour this week.

Finally, it's been a pretty sad afternoon. Rest in Peace, Jennifer Dunn and Paul Gillmor.