Similar results at MyDD, though Richardson and Obama trade places for second and third.
|John Edwards||1,992||(48.4%)|| |
|Bill Richardson||1,086||(26.4%)|| |
|Barack Obama||686||(16.7%)|| |
|Hillary Clinton||92||(2.2%)|| |
|Mike Gravel||48||(1.2%)|| |
|Chris Dodd||37||(0.9%)|| |
|Dennis Kucinich||23||(0.6%)|| |
In all of the terrestrial polling -- which matters more than the results shown above -- Hillary is the leader, and is strengthening her lead. Sheila J-L just announced her endorsement, which I consider significant (in that she called it so early and not for Obama).
So while the Repubs continue to flail and flog each other, the offline Democrats appear to be coalescing around their front-runner.
This is a depressing and disconcerting prospect.
I will find it difficult to impossible to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton for president, as much as I respect and admire her (and believe she would be an excellent commander-in-chief). I find the Senator from New York too conservative for my taste, as I did her husband, and I further believe she is toxic to our down-ballot races in Texas, which would probably prevent Democratic candidates from unseating undesirables like John Cornyn, John Culberson, and many others.
She wouldn't campaign here except to fly in and out of Austin and probably someone's home in River Oaks, leaving with several million dollars to spend anywhere but Texas.
Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket sets Texas Democrats back another generation. I cannot support her candidacy -- even if she is the nominee -- on that basis alone.