Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Presidential Power Rankings # 41

October 10, 2007


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

No changes. But if Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, will he then jump in the race? Or will he just stuff himself silly at a Norwegian smorgasboard?


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

While CNBC did not let Alan Keyes in the debate on Tuesday, based on name recognition alone, he probably deserves to move up a spot over Hunter. I mean, polls are going to show Keyes at 2% and Hunter at 1%.

Otherwise, no changes. The debate yielded good reviews for Giuliani, pretty good reviews for Romney, a sense that Thompson probably exceeded expectations, and not much in the way of movement for McCain or Huckabee. Everyone else is pretty irrelevant.

If campaign fundraising were the only thing I was considering, I would certainly put Ron Paul ahead of Mike Huckabee, to those who are wondering, but the new Des Moines Register poll puts Huckabee in third place, and pretty close to second actually. That is why he has to be ranked ahead of the cranky Texan.