Poll: Hillary Loses No Ground Following Debate
by Jeff Dinelli
I know, I know...a lot of you don't like to look at national polls yet. But I found this Newsweek poll interesting simply for the fact that all the pre-game hype about ganging up on Hillary, and the post-game analysis by many that she somehow showed "chinks in the armor" or "a weakness heretofore unseen" all may have been for naught.
Her lead didn't shrink nationally, and fantasty head-to-head matchups seem to be staying about the same. For you political junkies, there's something for everyone here: polls on independents, good news for pretty much any candidate you fancy, and breakdowns of male/female/young/old, etc.
Thought I'd call your attention to it if you haven't seen it yet.
I still can't believe I was the only one interested in those lists of most influential liberals and conservatives in yesterday's post, I thought there was some wild stuff in there. There's gotta be something on everyone's mind this weekend, I just can't figure out what it is.
By the way, Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency. Their constitution is suspended, the media has been shut down and there are armed cops and soldiers flooding the streets. The General isn't interested in any court decisions taking away his power, and apparently he was even less interested in Condi's advice to not do this.
Now, Pakistan isn't just working on creating nuclear weapons like Iran might be doing, they already have nuclear weapons. Call me crazy, but it seems the Bush administration has managed to screw up yet again by focusing on the wrong country.
Um...what exactly are we going to do about this? Will cutting off financial aid for their military be enough to calm this guy down?
UPDATE: Troops have been busy rounding up opposition groups while we've been sleeping, dragging men and women out of their homes and offices and placing them into vans.
At the same time, Condi is calling for a return to democracy, so I'm sure everything will turn around immediately.
And the Pentagon just issued a statement saying the emergency declaration "does not impact our military support" of Pakistan.