Monday, February 5, 2007

The People Who Know Them Best

It's interesting to see people so surprised that Hillary Clinton is "trouncing Rudy" Giuliani in a head to head in New York. In 2000, she was ready to beat him in a head to head Senate race until he got cancer, and dropped out. Since then, the people of New York have had a chance to see what a good Senator she's been. And one or two things has come out about Giuliani.

What people have seen is a good solid liberal. Someone who works for the interest of up and down state New York. Someone who's comfortable in the minutia of farm subsidies and of the Federal response to 9/11. They've seen someone who has genuinely made their lives better.

New Yorkers (and the rest of the country) are sick of divisive Republicans who can't or won't do anything for ordinary people. They know both candidates quite well, and when the rest of the country gets a look, I suspect we'll see similar numbers everywhere.

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