This poll has been all over the news, but it leaves me pretty uninspired.
Democrats most likely to vote in the Iowa presidential caucus in 2008 prefer former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards over New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, a new poll shows. In The Des Moines Register poll, Edwards received 30% of the vote, compared with 26% for Clinton and 12% for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the party's nominee in 2004. The paper said it was the first poll showing anyone besides Clinton as the preferred Democrat in the race for the White House.
Given the destruction and divisions that King George has wrought over the past six years, the last thing America needs is another divisive president. I like Hillary on most (but by not means all) of the issues, but I don't like the fact that she'd be a lightning rod for wingers and wackos that would continue to rip this country apart. And as for John Edwards, he's a terrifically nice guy, but he's also a two-time loser. He lost as the VP candidate on the Kerry ticket, and he lost the voters of NC by being a one-term half-baked Senator.
We'll have to do better than either of these.