Urbin Report

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Revisiting Hillary's "Inevitability"

HRC's campaign depends a lot on a sense of Inevitability. Even Hillary Rodham Clinton herself is pushing it strong and hard.
Cracks are starting to show in Iowa.

Sen. Hillary Clinton faced a tough crowd in Iowa. Clinton did not receive the warmest of welcomes at the Heartland Form in Des Moines, IA,
The senator was asked if she would "make a decision to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship" during her first 100 days in office. Clinton responded saying, "I have been favoring a plan to citizenship for years. I voted for it in the Senate, I have spoke out about it around Iowa and the country and in my campaign. And as president comprehensive immigration reform will be a high priority for me."

Soft booing could be heard from the audience. The man repeated his question about the first 100 days. Clinton replied, "Well you've to get congress to pass the legislation and the president to do as much as possible, which I will do." Louder boos came from the crowd.

Local polls in Iowa are starting show Obama pulling ahead. HRC is going down in the polls while Obama is going up. If HRC fails to come in first in any of the early primaries, here aura of Inevitability goes up in smoke.