Saturday, March 29, 2008

Only Hillary Clinton Can Beat John McCain

Senator Hillary Clinton

BILL CLINTON: I believe those are the three reasons you ought to be for her: She'd be the best for the veterans, she'd be the best commander in chief, and she would certainly be the best at managing this economy. And finally, according to the evidence today, she's also the most electable. She's running ahead of Senator McCain in Ohio; her opponent's running behind. She is ahead in Florida and Arkansas, a state that voted for me twice, 'cause I was the governor -- they sort of had to, I guess -- and voted for President Carter once. They haven't voted for another Democrat in 44 years. This week's survey in Arkansas: Senator McCain is leading Hillary's opponent by 16 points; Hillary's leading him by 15 points. So she can win this election. And, and, we need to change the direction of this country.

But it won't be an easy race. John McCain is an honorable man, and as all of you know, he has paid the highest price you can pay for the United States, short of giving your life. And he and Hillary are friends; they like and respect each other. They have big disagreements on foreign policy and economic policy, they have taken reluctant Republican senators all over the world to prove that global warming is real but there is a way to deal with it that grows the economy and doesn't shrink it. And we now have a bipartisan majority in the Senate to do something about this. That's the kind of leadership this country needs.

And I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who love this country and were devoted to the interests of the country, and people could actually ask themselves, who's right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics. So that's my argument for her. She'd be the best for veterans, the best commander in chief, the best for the economy, and is the most electable.

You can watch video of Clinton's comments here.

From Media Matters

Let us be very frank and base our analyses of the chances of the two Democratic presidential candidates against the Republican presidential nominee, Senator John McCain on facts.
The issues the former President, Bill Clinton addressed were based on facts and not on assumptions.

The presidential election will be decided by logic and not political rhetoric.

The weaknesses of Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been exposed in the course of the Democratic primaries and caucuses since January 19 to date and he has lost in all the major states, except his home state of Illinois and his superlative victories over Hillary Clinton have not helped him to prove that he can beat John McCain in November. In fact, the recent national polls show that his popularity is waning and he is trailing John McCain.
The realities do not favour Barack Obama and most of the traditional Democrats are still in favour of Hillary Clinton.

Senator John McCain

22% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out; 22% Say Obama Should Withdraw

62% of Democrats aren’t ready for either candidate to drop out of the race.

Senator Barack Obama

If the Democratic Party fails to nominate Hillary Clinton for President, John McCain will certainly become the next President of the United States of America.

I have alread stated why John McCain can beat Barack Obama. See Nigerian Times: Barack Obama Cannot Beat John McCain.

The majority of American Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, Latinos and baby boomers are most likely to vote for Senator Hillary Clinton than Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. They are also the largest groups among American voters.

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