Hillary Clinton’s once-prohibitive advantage in Iowa has slipped enough to jeopardize her front-runner status and Bernie Sanders has moved to within striking distance, revealing a Democratic presidential field in unexpected flux as Vice President Joe Biden mulls whether to make a late entrance into the race.
The results of the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, released Saturday, show Clinton is now the first choice of 37 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in the state where the first ballots of the presidential contest will be cast early in 2016. She's followed by Sanders at 30 percent and Biden at 14 percent. It’s the first time the poll has had Clinton's support under 50 percent.
In May, the Iowa Poll put Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, at 57 percent, Sanders at 16 percent, and Biden at 8 percent.
Okay NOW we have a horse race.
And the great thing is that I think this has inspired Hillary to get a little tougher with her GOP rivals and make remarks like the one she made comparing them to terrorists and a more recent one where she suggested that they wanted to gather up undocumented immigrants and ship them back home in buses and boxcars.
That has not only REALLY pissed off the conservatives, but it has also changed the dialogue from her so-called e-mail "scandal" to the fact that she compares Republicans to terrorists and Nazis.
Personally I'm okay with that, because, you know, it's pretty accurate.
The thing that sets Clinton apart from Bernie Sanders and the rest of the potential Democratic candidates is that she can not only take a lot of hard hits from the Republicans but when she is tired of playing rope a dope she can hit back hard enough to make their knees shake under them a little.
As an ex-fighter that kind of thing really gets my attention.
To be honest I don't just want a candidate who can win, I want a candidate who leaves the GOP bullies lying bleeding and fighting for consciousness on the canvas.
But hey, that's just me.