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.


At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non-candidate Al Gore did not file for the NH primary deadline which expired recently. I think it's safe to take him off the list now. Also, what is your reasoning for moving Dodd ahead of Richardson and Huckabee ahead of McCain?

At 1:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll see if the debate last week had any lasting impact. It seems to have impacted most in NH, where Hillary's support may not be as solid as previous polls suggested. All polls still show Iowa pretty close for the dems. It goes without saying that it's essential for the other candidates to not let her win there. I expect Edwards to go after again in the next debate, and likely Dodd as well.

Did anyone seriously believe that Robertson would've endorsed the Mormon Romney? I'm suprised he didn't go for Thompson or McCain, which suggests he's more worried about electability. However, I think the dichotomy between the IA and NH polls vs the national ones show the influence of the MSM in places the candidates don't visit. I'd rather not have a Clinton-Guiliani race, thank you. I think it'd be much better to have a race between two candidates that actually represent their party's platforms.


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