I’m not even sure why it’s newsworthy that McCain said this except for the fact that it’s McCain, whose chronic RINOism leaves him forever under suspicion of wishcasting Democratic victories. Note that he’s quick to say “She wouldn’t be my candidate.” You believe him, don’t you?
In case you still doubt Maverick’s assessment , check this out. Hoo boy.
There’s a modest drop after the Benghazi attack in September 2012 but nothing too dramatic. It may not even be Benghazi that’s keeping her a few points south of her loftiest numbers during O’s first term: The closer we get to the next election, the more partisan a figure she’ll seem and the more she’ll lose some goodwill from right-leaning independents. Benghazi may have little to do with it. Worth bearing in mind as the GOP prepares a battle plan against her for 2016.
Exit question: Is Bachmann right that there’s no “pent-up desire” among voters to elect the first woman president? I say yes, with the
caveat that Hillary’s not just any woman candidate. She’s made the top 10 most admired women list every year for more than two decades. There’s a fan base out there, I think, that really wants to see her elected as the first woman president, even if they’re more or less indifferent to making 2016 the Year That It Happens for some other woman candidate.