Remember in February and March, all the news was that Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu was going to lose. Polls indicated that he was going to be out. This was going to change the equation in the Middle East, and Netanyahu was going down in flames by campaigning further to the Right. Israel was going to have to…oh wait, he won. And he won big.
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Dern media. But there is something to this.
Polls are always influenced by the structure of the question, and the methodology of the poll. For example, there is something to be said about calling at dinner time when some families don't answer the phone during dinner, while other families, are not families, and don't sit down for dinner. I'm just saying'… But with all the money in polling, and in politics, how do politicians and the media not get a sense of what is going on?
How does Hillary's campaign not see that there is a potential tsunami building? While this is a good thing (that is, the utter failure of her fake tour, the exposure of the lie that is the Clinton Foundation, etc.) I just wonder why the sycophants that surround her can't see what is happening?
I see Jim Webb entering, and destroying Hillary and O'Malley. Webb is no great politician or leader, but like Joe Lieberman or Zell Miller, Webb offers a chance (a chance…) to steer the Democratic Party back from the extreme Progressives (Socialists who want to openly use Capitalism to steal from) and the useless partisans (Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Daschle) to a viable option for thinking people on the Left.
Conservatives cringe at the thought of Jeb Bush or Chris Christie as President. But they have appeal to many in the party who are not idealogical (or principle based…). There is no current alternative in the Democratic Party to the extreme Left, and there has not been for a decade or more. Hillary used to be pushed as that person…but she never really was. Now she has seen the power that Obama has, not the popularity - since his has wained and she will never have that, but the power. She recently said:
"So I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for you and for families across our country. I will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive actions that would put DREAMers—including many with us today—at risk of deportation.
And, if Congress refuses to act, as President I will do everything possible under the law to go even further. There are more people—like many parents of DREAMers and others with deep ties and contributions to our communities—who deserve a chance to stay. "
I do not see this as a winner in a national election. And I see it as an easy target for any Republican:
I do not believe Hillary has a chance. Do not believe any poll that shows her up on any Republican. And smart Democrat money will soon start to dry up for her (hence why she is considering forming a super PAC to make it easier for them). If Webb is smart, he will start talking and talking…and courting that Democrat money.