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Friday, April 29, 2005

2008 President: Insider's Choices for Nominees

Posted by Bob Brigham

Via, MyDD, Political Wire has the scoop:

A National Journal poll to be released tomorrow of "congressional and political insiders" finds Sen. George Allen (R-VA) ranked first among 2008 GOP presidential candidates and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) ranked first among Democrats. Each of 215 insiders were asked to rank their top five choices.

Democratic Party
388 pts - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
192 pts - former Senator John Edwards
166 pts - Governor Mark Warner (D-VA)
125 pts - Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
90 pts - Senator John Kerry (D-MA)

Republican Party
229 pts - Senator George Allen (R-VA)
217 pts - Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
184 pts - Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)
127 pts - former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
109 pts - Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)

What do the insiders know?

I'm still waiting to see if the Democrats will get behind a pro-choice, red-state Governor, who says what he means and means what he says. Bonus points for a western state candidate, double bonus points for speaking Arabic. Triple bonus points for a dog named Jag.

Or I guess we could let the insiders settle on Hillary.

Posted at 01:09 AM in 2008 Election - President | Technorati


In April of 2001, do you think a single one of these geniuses ever would have even dreamed of mentioning Howard Dean's name? Of course not. This is a cute poll, but I don't think it tells us much so far out.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 29, 2005 01:46 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Warner, I like Warner. Warner/Lincoln, sounds like a winner to me.

Posted by: nickshepDEM [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 29, 2005 02:11 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I don't know anything about George Allen. Why is he considered the Republican front-runner for 2008?

Posted by: Meg [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2005 04:24 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment