Friday, April 06, 2007


djw wonders why Clinton is the 2nd choice for many Edwards and Obama supporters. I think there's something to the various reasons people suggest - she has the highest name recognition, her support reflects the popularity of her husband - but I really think people are probably wrong to think that these are the sole reasons. Clinton has a lot of genuine support which isn't there simply because of ignorance or nostalgia, and people who don't want her to be the nominee should come to terms with that if they wish to oppose her/support someone else. I'm not saying that support is fixed, just that believe it or not a lot of people support Clinton because they like her.