MORE HANDICAPPING

John Hawkins takes a stab at handicapping the 2004 race. It’s not as scientific as Steven Taylor’s, but it’s rather amusing. A sampling:

John Edwards: In sports terms, Edwards is what as known as a “project”. He has a lot of things going for him as a candidate. He’s pretty, he’s from the South, he comes off as a moderate, and he has lots of trial lawyer money behind him. On the other hand, he’s a freshman Senator, who’s not very charismatic, hasn’t done anything of note or made much of an impression, and quite frankly, he’d lose his own state to Bush by 15+ points if the election were held today. All that being said, I think Edwards is the Dems second best candidate — although that’s not saying much.

Joe Lieberman: Lieberman would be the most electable candidate for the Dems because he was strongly in favor of the war in Iraq, is hawkish on foreign policy, and comes across as moderate on most domestic issues. Ironically, Lieberman probably won’t win the nomination because he was strongly in favor of the war in Iraq, is hawkish on foreign policy, and comes across as moderate on most domestic issues. . . .

If that doesn’t interest you, he discusses his Republican Babe of the Week the next post down.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.