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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Edwards win is plausible, with help of fat-cat cash

Truth be told, a plausible Edwards scenario exists out there.
In a nutshell, it goes something like this: Edwards wins the Iowa caucuses in January 2008. That's not a stretch, as he finished a strong second in Iowa in 2004 and has spent a considerable amount of time in the state ever since. Next up, New Hampshire. He loses to, say, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Then the fun shifts to South Carolina - where Edwards was born.
Edwards wins South Carolina, and the primary focus shifts to Nevada - one of the states mentioned as moving up in the rotation, which is still not set yet. Nevada has a strong union presence, primarily in the form of gaming workers. Edwards has earned a reputation as being a friend of labor, and his newest, best buddy/campaign manager is former U.S. Rep. David Bonior, a Democrat from Michigan with strong ties to organized labor.
If the primaries break that way - a mighty big "if" considering the amount of time between now and then - Edwards is rolling with wins in three of the first four early primaries. That adds up to one heck of a momentum boost.

— Scott Sexton, Winston-Salem Journal

Not sure about all this. However, if Edwards' only Dem competition is Hillary (who has enough personal baggage to keep her from ever taking flight... admit it, Steve) and Obama (C’mon, will Americans vote for a man whose middle name is Hussein? I have my doubts...) this scenario could be a possibility.

But as I’ve said before, my money is on Donald Trump. Just wait 'til he rolls out his presidential campaign on the season finale of The Apprentice. Hell, he might even let Rudy G. be VP; don't they do the Zig Ziglar/motivational speech circuit together?


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