This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Rasmussen says it all with a new poll today:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that Barack Obama (D) currently holds a seven-point advantage over John McCain (R), 46% to 39%. However, if the Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton, McCain will begin the race with a fourteen point advantage, 49% to 35%. National polling,  updated daily, currently shows the same general trend with Obama currently performing better than Clinton in match-ups with McCain.
There's a reason many "fly over" states have gone with Obama over Clinton.  And this poll confirms it.

Think of the down ticket races in these states!


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

We've got a very competitive open Senate seat in Colorado.  Obama on top of the ticket is obviously helpful.  Clinton, not so much.

And let's not forget all the state House and state Senate seats that a wave of new and cross-over Obama voters could do for Democrats in Colorado and other traditionally red or purple states.

Oh, and I don't know if you've seen SoapBlox now offers FREE SoapBlox Lites to people.  I just started a new one last night that is looking for some "Obamaphiles" to take over :).


Anyway, back on topic.  Chuck Todd says the Super Delegates can all read polls.  Well, if they are literate, I think they should be reading this Colorado poll.

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to pacified on Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 03:53 PM PST.


Who's a better help down ticket for Dems?

90%68 votes
1%1 votes
8%6 votes

| 75 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.