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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I know, STILL way too early to think about it

Posted by: Jambo / 3:42 PM

Interesting straw poll of Daily Kos readers:
Well, the results are in, with over 13,000 votes, and a margin of error of 90% (since we're not normal Democrats around here), the results of the first dKos presidential straw: Daily Kos community poll. 6/20. 13,389 respondents. (No trend lines):

Clark 26 (3,496)

No Freakin' Clue 17 (2,320)

Clinton 10 (1,461)

Feingold 10 (1,433)

Edwards 8 (1,077)

Other 7 (1,088)

Warner 5 (689)

Richardson 4 (659)

Biden 3 (497)

Kerry 2 (341)

Bayh 2 (328)

Vilsack 0 (88)

While there's no way we can pretend that the Daily Kos community is representative of the Democratic Party electorate at large, this poll is a good indicator of where the Daily Kos community is at. The results didn't change more than a percentage point here and there from when there were 1,500 votes.

As friends and long time 3WN readers know I think Wesley Clark is a real asset for the Democratic party. I'm pleasantly surprised to see him rated so highly by others as well. Of course the poll is completely unscientific and 3 years too early but it is nice to see some potential support out there. Whether he is ultimately even a candidate for president or not I think Democrats gain every time he ends up in the press. Most Americans now realize that the Dems are the party best able to handle economic, education and healthcare policy and it is only a matter of time until they realize that we'll do a better job with national security than the hapless republicans now in charge.


I liked Clark a lot; I was disappointed that he didn't get nominated in '04. I think he could have trounced Bush. A retired general vs. a chicken hawk? No contest.

By Anonymous Tom Harper, at 4:54 PM  

I actually thought the same thing about a three time Purple Heart winner vs. a chicken hawk. Shows how much I know.

By Blogger Jambo, at 5:37 PM  

Ivins was right: Kerry had no Elvis. Does Clark have Elvis?

By Blogger Hammer, at 8:08 AM  

More than Kerry, but not much more. Now Obama, there's some Elvis. If only he had Clark's background. But I'm guessing people with a lot of Elvis in them don't get very far in the military.

By the way, is this the same Hammer who gave me crap years ago for saying he had no Elvis in him and wondered why any one would want to?

By Blogger Jambo, at 12:50 PM  

Ivins says Elvis. I'd said elan or panache.

By Blogger Hammer, at 1:12 PM  

I wonder if Ivans is making reference to Clinton (and the Elvis-like image some thought he had) or to the old Mojo Nixon song Elvis is Everywhere. I'll have an added level of repect for Molly if it is the latter. That is what I had in mind when I once claimed that Hammer had no Elvis in him.

By Blogger Jambo, at 4:48 PM  

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