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Friday, October 14, 2005
Friday Presidential Odds Update
- I am (happily but cautiously) moving Gore back up the rankings a bit. He debued in the #1 spot, but has dropped significantly as he's downplayed his future in politics. Rumors are picking up, and he's clearly a popular figure. We never did get to see whether the sympathy vote would turn out - people who feel he was wronged the first time around. But once again this week, he said he's not interested. So who knows. - I'm also upping Russ Feingold somewhat. He's getting some good press, and he seems to be positioning himself to satisfy the majority - voted for Roberts, maintains that he wants to gradually withdraw troops from Iraq. I knocked him down a little bit earlier because he separated from his wife, which people don't like. But perhaps that will be enough in the past come election time. - As I noted before, Tom Daschle is preparing for a run. To me, this is welcome. I like Tom. So he moves up. - I'm going to keep my eye out for any news from Wes Clark and Mark Warner. Haven't heard much about either lately... if they don't start raising more money (Warner's done a little) and giving more speeches (Clark's done a few) soon, then they might find themselves behind from the start. - And I'm removing Kathleen Sebelius, Barbara Boxer, and Rod Blagojevich from the list. They've got no shot.