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  •  Secretaries of State (1+ / 0-)
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    are always popular because they eschew the debasements of political debate while representating the nation as a whole on the international stage, look important meeting world leaders, etc. It is a de-partisanizing role. But the big numbers for Clinton right now will come down when she returns to the political fray and alienates all those conservative whites in places like TX and GA who are presumably propping up her support at the moment.

    Agree on WV. I am not ruling out the possibility that she actually could be competitive there, as well as Arkansas and possibly Missouri.

    •  Maybe Arkansas and Missouri (3+ / 0-)
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      but I don't think we'll be competitive in West Virginia, or Kentucky for that matter, solely because no modern Democratic party nominee is going to be opposed to Cap and Trade or support strip mining.

      We might see polls today, nearly 4 years out, that showed Clinton competitive in those two states, but after several months of campaigning, those voters would be reminded that the national Democratic party is severely out of sync with them on issues like coal.

      I do wish PPP would poll West Virginia next time though. All we've seen recently are those right wing pollsters only testing our weakest candidate when they clearly have an ulterior agenda.

      •  Yeah, I think I probably agree. (1+ / 0-)
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        But I'm not so confident I have my finger on the pulse of the west virginia electorate that i can say for sure. You probably have a stronger read...

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