Electability and 2008
Steve Benen tells us that early polls are meaningless but that uses them to demonstrate that “the Dems’ top-tier is plenty competitive and can absolutely win a national race.”
While noting the humor in the contradiction, I would agree on both counts.
The Republicans’ prospects will be tied, to some degree at least, with the Bush administration and Iraq. If they nominate a consensus builder, whether Rudy Giuliani or someone else, I still think they have a better-than-average chance of beating a Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. My guess is that John Edwards would be the strongest of their frontrunners but it is indeed way too early to gauge.