Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fecke's Power Rankings

Jeff Fecke, of the BotML, updated his power rankings following a brief hiatus (I hope everything is OK) Slightly different twist this go around, but still thoughtful and objective analysis.

From the Left, and coming it at #1:

1. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (LR: 2)

helmsley.jpgI’ve tried really hard to keep Hillary out of the top spot, but what can I say? She’s far and away the one to beat on the left. Yes, all the old caveats about Clinton still apply, from her too-cozy relationship with all the bad actors in our nation’s government to her inability to stand up for things like basic Constitutional rights. And it’s not over ’til Iowa casts its votes (see Dean, Howard). But she’s the presumptive favorite right now for both the Democratic endorsement and the presidency itself.

. . . and the Right:

1. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Maschigatah) (LR: 2)

joseph_smith_southpark.jpgWhy Romney? Well, why not? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like he has an actual chance of getting the nomination, but near as I can tell, nobody else does either. Probably the biggest beneficiary of the Fred Thompson Implosion (more on that in a sec), but really, who the hell knows anymore? Certainly, in any ordinary year, a candidate who once boasted about being to the left of Ted Kennedy on gay rights issues would have no shot at getting the Republican nomination. But I guess all that “flip-flopper” stuff from 2004 was really a term of endearment for John Kerry.

Read them all, this was just teasers.


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