HILLARY’S 2006 SENATE RUN: A HARBINGER OF ELECTABILITY?

Much of the growing sense of inevitability about Hillary Clinton's bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination revolves around the issue of electability. Polls show her running well these days against prospective Republican opponents, which she buttresses with references to the breadth of her own landslide Senate reelection victory last...

THE LATEST CALIFORNIA TREND

Changing the Electoral Vote?

It would not be surprising if the most important single primary in 2008 takes place in California. But don't look for it to be the presidential primary on Super-Duper Tuesday Feb. 5. Look instead to the state primary on June 3, up to now a low-profile event that could become...

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON?

The Romneys Run for President

America has known successful political dynasties in the last generation or two--the Bushes, the Clintons, the Kennedys. Not quite on the same level are the Romneys. George Romney made an unsuccessful run for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination. His son, Mitt, is currently seeking the same goal. Like his father,...

A MAP IN FLUX?

The 2008 Potential to Reshape the Electoral Landscape

A whole generation of young Americans may be growing up with the impression that the nation's electoral map is locked into a rough balance between the Democrats and Republicans, with their states sharply etched in shades of blue and red. It is an understandable impression. After months of campaigning and...

BILL AND HILLARY: JOINED AT THE BASE

Bill and Hillary Clinton may not be joined together at the hip, but they are connected at the base. For if the former First Lady is to win the Democratic presidential nomination next year, it most likely will be by resurrecting a coalition of voters quite similar to the one...

Huckabee-Clinton Test Chart

Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee are not only the most famous natives of Hope, Arkansas, but they have made similar climbs up the state's political ladder. Each lost their first bid for public office and each served multiple terms as governor before making their first run for president. An asterisk...