Friday, June 15, 2007

Hillary Clinton Goes To Dartmouth

How do you spell "inevitability"?

When you are 8 months away from any meaningful '08 primary vote you spell it "M-o-r-o-n-i-c C-o-m-m-e-n-t-a-r-y".

But even a broken clock is right twice a day.

And, talking yesterday to a savvy NH Democrat Wise Man who is publicly supporting another candidate over Clinton, we were struck when he said, "The only reason my guy is still in this is because of the underground civil war (his words, not ours) going on in the Party over Clinton's chances in a general election."

General election electability is a fair critique of Team Clinton. Not that it seems to be slowing her down much in the New Hampshire Primary.

We were at Dartmouth College today where Clinton pledged she would lift bans on stem cell research when she was President.

About 500 other people showed up as well. On a Friday afternoon. On a beautiful day.

Team Clinton was directing folks to the "overflow area" a full 45 minutes before the Senator even took the stage. But not until Clinton's field staffers had sucked up all the necessary contact information.

How do you spell "inevitable" again?