Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Presidential Power Rankings # 45

November 7, 2007


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

No real changes this week, but a tough one for Hillary on the heels of a debate that has raised serious questions about her viability. Nonetheless, she is still the far and away frontrunner.

Comedian Stephen Colbert has been dropped as campaign finance regulations as well as the Writers' Union strike have made it necessary for him to fold up his satirical political tent.

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

The GOP race remains incredibly interesting. Many say that all of the top five have a credible path to an eventual nomination, and the Ron Paul Kool Aid drinkers would of course argue that they need to be included.

In the past week, Paul did manage to raise a ton of money online, Romney was endorsed by Paul Weyrich, McCain got the support of former candidate Sam Brownback, and Giuliani was endorsed by Pat Robertson, in a move that surprised many.

At this point though, I still believe that if nobody is able to stop Romney from winning Iowa and New Hampshire, his path to the nomination remains the easiest of all the candidates.