Thursday, January 17, 2008

Deadlock Danger

The lack of a clear front runner for the Republican Presidential nomination has party leaders worried about the first contested GOP convention in 60 years. And that could give a huge advantage to the Democrats. From the Associated Press:
Even if Republicans choose a nominee before they convene in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Sept. 1, there's a good possibility he will emerge weeks or even months after the Democratic nominee is chosen, giving Democrats an advantage in fundraising, organizing and campaigning. Congressional Republicans particularly wanted an early nominee to draw voters' attention from President Bush, whose low approval ratings could hurt the entire party in the fall.
Democrats aren't out of the woods. Democratic leaders are bracing for a long, drawn out battle between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama for their nomination. (AP)

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