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That's the way it looks now, but never underestimate the Dems' ability to shoot themselves in the foot and eke out a come-from-ahead defeat for themselves.

A Dem victory might look nigh-inevitable now, but I trust they will find new and innovative ways of screwing it up.

At any rate, when Bush Senior lost to Bill Clinton in '92, it looked much the same in reverse at this stage in the pre-primary race -- only in that case it was a sitting president facing off against a passel of lightweights, and then the nominee ends up being this bubba from Arkansas who nobody had ever heard of....

Nothing is written.  Not yet.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 08:34:47 AM EST
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Clinton got a little help from Ross Perot, too.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 09:00:58 AM EST
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But how much help? It would be interesting to know the break-down of what Perot voters would have done had he not been in the race. If a significant amount would have stayed home and/or they would have broken about evenly for Clinton or Bush, Perot might have had very little impact on the final outcome of the election.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 09:11:42 AM EST
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Yes, he did.  Ahem.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 at 09:13:10 AM EST
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