Urbin Report

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hillary Drag

No, this isn't about Hillary Rodham Clinton dodging the lesbian question.
It is about democrats in Red States who feel that having HRC at the top of the ticket would be bad for them at the polls.
From the Washington Times Inside Politics column:

"The Era of the Red State Democrat will have suffered a very short reign if Hillary Clinton wins her party's nomination next year, at least according to the fears of some members of her party," Jim Geraghty writes at National Review Online (www.nationalreview.com).

"While 2006 saw impressive Democratic wins on traditionally Republican turf, most notably Jim Webb in Virginia, Jon Tester in Montana, Nancy Boyda in Kansas, and Heath Shuler in North Carolina, some red-state Democrats warn that the 'Hillary drag' may eviscerate their ranks in 2008," Mr. Geraghty said.

"Some are quiet about it, like the 39 Democratic state and local officials who told the Associated Press they would talk about their fears of Hillary Clinton dragging them down only if they could remain anonymous, fearing reprisals from the Clintons.