Thursday, March 23, 2006

2008 Presidential Horse Race As it Stands Today

ABC's political unit has put together their best guess power rankings for 2008 Presidential contenders. They call it the 2008 Presidential Invisible Primary Ratings.

Hillary and McCain of course rank in the top spot for their respective parties, however the real story is the breakdown of individual strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. While the results are debatable, I think it's a useful tool regardless of who you support to assess the realistic potential of your candidate and understand what needs to happen for that person to move up between now and early 2008 during the nomination process.

As a Kerry supporter in 2004 who listened as the press made numerous preposterous statements about his chances to win the nomination, I take this latest predictive ranking with a grain of salt. That said, I'm not above realizing potential challenges Kerry would face in 2008 and working hard to improve on those areas, and thankfully neither is Kerry.


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