Urbin Report

Monday, January 07, 2008

Unrest in Hillary Land

One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's key strengths has been that sense of "Inevitability" that her campaign has been riding on. After being defeated soundly by some who was a state senator in a Fly Over State a few years ago and being being 10 points the same fellow the day before the oh so important New Hampshire primary, that sense of "Inevitability" is melting like snow in a warm spring rain.

Matt Drudge has the details:

Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!

"She can't take multiple double-digit losses in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada," laments one top campaign insider to the DRUDGE REPORT. "If she gets too badly embarrassed, it will really harm her. She doesn't want the Clinton brand to be damaged with back-to-back-to-back defeats."

Meanwhile, Democrat hopeful John Edwards has confided to senior staff that he is staying in the race because Hillary "could soon be out."

"Her money is going to dry up," Edwards confided, a top source said Monday morning.

The Edwards campaign may have something. Money follows success in politics.
If Obama keeps winning, money that would have gone into Hillary's war chest will start flowing his way.

Ace has more, including a new poll showing an Edwards surge, that could hand HRC another lackluster third place showing.